Professor John Delano received his Ph.D. in geochemistry from Stony Brook University (SUNY). He teaches courses in Environmental Science in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and is the author of 55 peer-reviewed in professional journals. The majority of Professor Delano's research has been funded by grants from NASA. He has served on numerous panels for NASA and the National Science Foundation, as well as provided invited testimony to a NASA Presidential Commission. Professor Delano serves on many committees and task forces at the University, and was elected Chair of the University Senate for the 2008-2009 academic year.
His family has installed a solar thermal system (40 evacuated tubes) and a solar photovoltaic system (3.2 kW) at their home to lower their carbon footprint on the environment. These installations are a testament to the importance of Federal and New York State incentives that encourage homeowners to install renewable energy systems.