Ines Vogel, Ph.D.

Working group Geoecology. Soil scientist dealing with all problems of biochar use in soils - physical, chemical, biological as well as regulatory questions and quality criteria. Since 2009 Freie Universität of Berlin - since 2003 Federal Environment Agency of Germany - soil protection and environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals.

Heinz-Josef Koch, Ph.D.

Head of Agronomy Department at the Institute of Sugar beet Research, Goettingen, which is associated to University of Goettingen with several project running on soil tillage and soil structure effects on crop growth, biomass production in crop rotations for bioenergy purposes, soil nutrients, and optimizing hydrochar used for soil conditioning and carbon sequestration.

Elizabeth Verhoeven

Elizabeth is a second year master's student at the University of California, Davis, in the Soils and Biogeochemistry graduate group. Prior to coming to Davis, Elizabeth worked at Oregon State University in the barley breeding and crop genetics program as well as working a few wine harvests in Oregon and abroad. She received a B.A. in Biology from Oberlin College in 2007.

Jeff Schahczenski

Jeff Schahczenski is an agricultural and natural resource economist with the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT). His recent work includes publication of studies on biochar and soil carbon sequestration, the role of agriculture in climate change, and the economics of biodiesel production in Montana.

Seok-Young Oh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor (2007- present), University of Ulsan, South Korea, Research Associate (2003-2006), University of Delaware, USA Ph.D. (2003), Uuniversity of Delaware, USA M.S. & B.S. (1996, 1994), Seoul National University, South Korea

Sophie Minori Uchimiya, Ph.D.

Sophie Minori Uchimiya is a Research Chemist at Commodity Utilization Research Unit of USDA-ARS Southern Regional Research Center at New Orleans, LA. She obtained B.S. in chemistry at University of Oregon in 2000 and Ph.D. in environmental chemistry at Johns Hopkins University in 2005. Her research interests include biochar utilization for environmental and agronomic benefits, redox biogeochemistry, and environmental fate of natural and anthropogenic compounds.

Jatara Wise

Jatara Wise is a graduate students at Texas A&M University in the Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences. His dissertation research is focused on mineral nutrient recovery from pyrolysis co-products. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Lamar University-Beaumont and an M.S. in Health Physics from the Texas A&M University Dept. of Nuclear Engineering.

Jesus David Gomez Diaz

I am a Soil Scientist and I work as a full time professor for 22 years at the Soil Department in the Chapingo Autonomus University. I am doing a sabbatical stay at the Natural Resources and Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University and working under the advice of Professor Francesca Cotrufo in a Biochar project

Caroline A. Masiello, Ph.D.

Carrie Masiello has been working in the field of charcoal biogeochemistry for the last 15 years and leads the Rice University biochar research group (

Teri Angst

Teri Angst is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh with experience in environmental and technical consulting in a variety of fields including engineering services, IP law, and with VenEarth Group, a venture capital fund that invests in sustainable agriculture and energy technologies. Her research focuses on the use of biochar in combination with cattle manure in grassland systems.


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