Dr. Jonathan R. Scheffe

Associate Professor
Address Office MAE-A 208 Lab MAE-A 203 Phone: (352) 392-0839 Website: Renewable Energy Conversion Laboratory


Jonathan Scheffe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. Prof. Scheffe’s research is focused on the conversion and storage of solar energy in the form of renewable fuels/electricity through thermochemical routes. He is the former chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Solar Energy Division and has co-authored more than 35 peer received publications in the field of solar thermal energy conversion. Prof. Scheffe receives research funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, Florida Department of Transportation, Qatar National Research Foundation and Industry.


Ph.D., 2010, University of Colorado, Boulder

Professional Memberships and Fellowships

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member

Teaching Interests

Thermodynamics, heat transfer, kinetics, solar engineering

Research Interests

Solar thermochemical and electrochemical energy conversion, defect chemistry and thermodynamics of nonstoichiometric oxides