Kimberly Ogden, University of Arizona, USA
Kimberly Ogden is a professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of Arizona and director of the Arizona Institute for Advanced Energy Solutions. She received her BS degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MS and PhD degrees from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the UA in the fall of 1992 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is currently on the managing board of the International Society for Water Solutions (ISWS) and previously was the secretary of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Kim’s research focus includes bioreactor design for production of alternative fuels from algae and sweet sorghum and microbiological water quality. She is the PI for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed program funded by the Department of Energy. The goal of this 4 year project is to obtain long term outdoor algal cultivation data that will be available to the public for use in modeling and other research efforts, and demonstrate the feasibility of year round cultivation.