Joel Rinebold
Joel Rinebold
Director of Energy Initiative
Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology
Elected to the Academy in 2023


Central CT State University, 1979, BA, Urban and Regional Planning; University of Rhode Island, 1981, Masters, Community Planning and Area Development/Environmental Planning; UConn, 2021, Phd, Materials Science

Professional Area

Hydrogen fuel technology; Fuel cell technology; Renewable energy; Energy Infrastructure planning; Energy policy; Energy storage and dispatch; Commercialization of renewable technology


For leadership in research and commercialization of hydrogen and fuel cell technology including advancement of technology and policy to support state and federal clean energy programs, and for leadership in the development of regional Hydrogen Hubs in the US.