Engineering | Center for Negative Carbon Emissions (CNCE)



Klaus Lackner, Ph.D.

Director, Professor at the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE)

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. Read more

Allen Wright

Executive director

Allen is also an appointed Senior Sustainability Scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. Wright’s current research focuses on the characterization and improvement of air capture media as well as other related technologies. Read more


Jason Kmon


Robert Page

Robert Page

Project Manager

Mr. Page serves is an independent consultant focusing on project management and organizational development. While the majority of his work has been concentrated on electrical energy generation he has successfully managed major projects from conception through completion in insurance, healthcare, engineering, and software. Following his years with a regulated utility his consulting clients have ranged from entrepreneurial start-ups to established companies including EPRI, AEGIS, DOE/NETL, Duke Power, Panda Energy, Bally Entertainment, American Express, Arizona Department of Health Services, Burns & McDonnell, ECOtality, and Comp-Health.

Post-doctoral research associates

Shahrzad Badvipour

Post-doctoral research associate

William Barr

Post-doctoral research associate

Xiaoyang Shi

Post-doctoral research associate

Graduate students

Habib Azarabadi

PhD student

Venkatram Choodamani

Master's student

Shreyans Kedia

Master's student

Evvan Morton

PhD student

Arvind Ramachandran

PhD student

Undergraduate students

Brinton Carlson

Undergraduate student

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