Ira A. Levine, University of Southern Maine, USA
Dr. Ira A. Levine, Ph.D., Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences at the University of Southern Maine. Dr. Levine is President and Board Chair of the Algae Foundation and was awarded the 2016-2017 U.S. State Department’s, Distinguished Chair Fulbright Fellowship and the 2009-2010 Fulbright New Century Scholar. Dr. Levine combines 30 + years of applied and basic research in the molecular, ecology and cultivation of algae, and aquaculture engineering. Dr. Levine’s farming experience includes open-ocean and pond cultivation in Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, and USA (Hawaii, Florida, and Maine). Current efforts include algal cultivar enhancement for algal-based bioeconomy.