David A. Rohy, Ph.D. was appointed to the California Energy Commission in May 1995 by Governor Pete Wilson. In April 1997, Dr. Rohy was appointed Vice Chairman of the Commission. He filled the engineering or physical science position on the Energy Commission until he from the Commission in April 2000.
Dr. Rohy brought more than 25 years of industrial experience to the Energy Commission. He was employed from 1970 to 1995 by Solar Turbines, Inc., a major turbine manufacturing company in Southern California. In his last position there, he was the Director of the Advanced Turbine Systems program, a large nation-wide cooperative research and development program with the Department of Energy. That program, which included several industrial and university partners, has as its goals the development of cleaner and more efficient gas turbine engine systems. From 1967 to 1970, he was employed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Dr. Rohy has had more than 30 technical papers published and two patents awarded, and made extensive presentations at national technical conferences. He received a Ph.D. in Experimental Solid State Physics from Cornell University and a B.A. Degree in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.