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Klaus Lackner

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography

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. Lackner’s research interests include closing the carbon cycle by capturing carbon dioxide from the air, carbon sequestration, carbon foot-printing, innovative energy and infrastructure systems and their scaling properties, the role of automation, robotics and mass-manufacturing in downscaling infrastructure systems, and energy and environmental policy. His interest in self-replicating machine systems has been recognized by Discover Magazine as one of seven ideas that could change the world. 

In 1999, Lackner was the first person to suggest the artificial capture of carbon dioxide from air in the context of carbon management. His recent 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.

He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he was recognized for contributing to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for the IPCC. He is also a member of the steering committee for the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

Education

Ph.D. Physics (Theoretical Particle Physics) Summa Cum Laude), Heidelberg University, Germany 1978
Clemm-Haas Prize for outstanding Ph. D. thesis at Heidelberg UniversityDiplomPhysics, Heidelberg University, Germany 1976
Advisors: Professors John Grace and Xiaotao Bi)VordiplomPhysics, Heidelberg University, Germany 1975

Research Activity
  • Lackner,Klaus S.*. "MOXIE" - Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment. MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECHNOLO(10/31/2015 - 10/31/2015).
  • Lackner,Klaus S.*. Center for Negative Carbon Emissions. EDF(2/1/2015 - 1/31/2017).
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 494Special Topics
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 494Special Topics
GLG 494Special Topics
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
GLG 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 494Special Topics
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
GLG 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 592Research
CEE 598Special Topics
SOS 598Special Topics
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 792Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CNE 400Earth Systems Engr & Mgmt
CEE 400Earth Systems Engr & Mgmt
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference