John P. Shegirian
John P. Shegirian
Staff Engineer, Integrated Power Systems, Electric Boat Corporation
Elected to the Academy in 2020


University of Bridgeport, 1984, BS, Electrical Engineering

Professional Area

Experience with Electric drive propulsion, electric actuation, and advanced power systems; Specialization includes power electronics, digital signal processing, adaptive filtering, embedded controls, electromechanical machines, linear and non-linear system theory, multivariable control systems and computer modeling and analysis.


For outstanding technical contributions that enabled a radical change to submarine propulsion, including electric drive for the Columbia Class submarine. Submarine electric drive is the biggest change to submarine propulsion in over 60 years since diesel submarines were replaced with nuclear powered submarines, enabling the dominance of underwater stealth.