Sherburne “Shere” Abbott
Vice President of Sustainability Initiatives and
University Professor of Sustainability Science & Policy
Shere, who oversees the SyracuseCoE, develops and implements strategic initiatives across research, education, and operations to advance the field of sustainability science, its applications, and its policy implications. Shere’s work focuses on building new institutional arrangements across the domains of scholarship and practice. She oversees the University Coordinator for Sustainability Education and members of the Office of Sustainability Initiatives. Read more about Sustainability Initiatives at Syracuse University.
Edward A. Bogucz, Ph.D.
Executive Director, SyracuseCoE
Associate Professor, Syracuse University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ed has served since 2003 as Executive Director of the SyracuseCoE, New York State’s Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, an industry-university collaborative organization that accelerates the creation of pioneering technologies and integrated systems in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources. Previously, Ed served more than eight years as Syracuse University’s Dean of Engineering and Computer Science, where he continues to serve as a faculty member in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with teaching and research expertise in fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and multidisciplinary analysis and design. Ed is a 2011 recipient of the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence, which seeks to recognize enactment of Education for the World—in the World, and SyracuseCoE was honored to have received the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership Award in 2010.
Chair of the Industry Partners Council
Director Business Development at O’B&G
Neil Webb serves as chair of the Industry Partners Council since March 2017. Mr. Webb has been working within the energy industry for over 26 years. His experience spans the evolution of energy markets from the vertically integrated holding companies of the early 1990s to today’s deregulated marketplace. During this transformation, Mr. Webb has been engaged by utilities, independent system operators and energy supply companies to assist in strategic and operational functions of both the wholesale and retail energy markets. Recently, Mr. Webb’s work has been focused at the retail level assisting entities with critical decisions involving energy products from the procurement of electricity, natural gas, and oil to the planning and management of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), and Green House Gas (GHG) products. Mr. Webb has a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Rochester’s Simon School.
SyracuseCoE Industry Partners Council
The SyracuseCoE Industry Partners Council offers input and guidance on selected resource allocations.