John is the founder of JPMartin Energy Strategy LLC which provides strategic planning, resource evaluation, project management and government/public relations services to the energy industry, academic institutions and governments and serves as Director of the Shale Resources and Society Institute at the University at Buffalo. Prior to forming JPMartin Energy Strategy LLC in 2011, John spent 17 years working on energy research and policy issues at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and developed a series of projects targeting oil and gas resources, renewable energy development and environmental mitigation. He has served on various state and national panels including the USDOE’s Unconventional Resources Technical Advisory Committee. He co-directed the Governor's Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Working Group, an interagency committee organized in 2007 to address CCS issues and was NYSERDA's point person on a series of technical studies looking at all aspects of hydraulic fracturing and multiwell pad development. In addition, he completed the initial research on the natural gas potential of New York's Utica Shale that helped stimulate significant industry investment in this resource. John regularly lectures and publishes on such diverse topics as the development of shale gas resources, carbon capture and sequestration, compressed-air energy storage, renewable energy resource development, and research policy. Prior to joining NYSERDA, he worked in academia, consulting and regional planning. He holds a Ph.D. in Urban and Environmental Studies, an M.S. in Economics and a B.S. in Geology, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also holds an M.B.A. from Miami University and completed graduate work in mineral economics at West Virginia University.