Ronald Schoff – EPRI


Ron Schoff
Senior Program Manager
Technology Innovation Progress


Ronald Schoff is the Senior manager of the Technology Innovation (TI) program at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).

His responsibilities include managing the five core components of the TI Program: Thought Leadership, Innovation Scouting, Strategic Programs, Breakthrough Technologies and the Polaris Initiative. The program’s cross-cutting research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects portfolio scouts, influences, and builds on early-stage work across the global science and technology communities to capture innovations for application-oriented development and demonstration by EPRI.

Before joining TI, Schoff worked in EPRI’s CoalFleet for Tomorrow™ program, managing evaluations of advanced power generation technologies, including coal gasification combined-cycle (IGCC), ultrasupercritical pulverized coal (USCPC), natural gas-fired combined cycles (NGCC), and power cycles incorporating carbon dioxide capture and sequestration (CCS). In addition, Schoff has been active in developing long-range technology roadmaps.

Prior to joining EPRI, Schoff worked as an engineer for Parsons Corporation’s Research and Development Group in Pittsburgh, where he focused on thermodynamic power plant performance and capital cost estimation of advanced fossil power plants and a variety of other conventional and novel processes.

Schoff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and a registered engineer-in-training. He has published numerous papers and given talks at various technical conferences worldwide.