10 Jul 2023
Today, 10th July 2023, the CGLN are pleased to officially announce Professor Klaus S. Lackner as the newest addition to our expert group of CGLN Fellows.
Professor Lackner is the founding director of Center for Negative Carbon Emissions and professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University.
His research contributions include closing the carbon cycle by capturing carbon dioxide from the air, carbon sequestration, carbon foot-printing, carbon accounting, innovative energy and infrastructure systems, the role of automation, robotics and mass-manufacturing in massively parallel infrastructure systems, and energy and environmental policy.
He developed the concept of mineral sequestration in 1995. In 1999, he was the first to suggest capture of carbon dioxide from air for carbon management.
His work at Columbia University as Director of the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy advanced innovative approaches to energy issues of the future and the pursuit of environmentally acceptable technologies for the use of fossil fuels.
Speaking to the appointment, CGLN Director, Yulia Chekunaeva said: ' Professor Lackner was suggested as a fellow by our Youth Advisory Councilmember for GHG, Alexander Craze. We are delighted to have such an expert voice on carbon join our network'.
You can find our full list of Fellows here
About the CGLN:
The CGLN is an independent, private, and not-for-profit organisation, harnessing the power of networks to build a platform for academic and scientific innovators to connect with business leaders, financiers and policymakers to generate solutions to tackle the climate crisis and build a clean economy.
We recognise that individuals and organisations around the world are working to develop practical solutions as to how we decarbonise our world. We are building an organisation to connect thinking with action and to encourage collaboration across sectors, disciplines, and generations.