DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR NEGATIVE CARBON EMISSIONS, ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Klaus Lackner is the 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 interests include closing the carbon cycle by capturing carbon dioxide from the air, carbon sequestration, carbon foot-printing, 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.