Speaker

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 (biochar.rice.edu).

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.

Engil Isadora Pujol Pereira

I am a PhD student in the Horticulture and Agronomy graduate program (UC Davis). My research focuses on the biochar effects on soil organic matter, terrestrial nitrogen cycling including functional microbes, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Adam Asquith, Ph.D.

I am an Extension Specialist with the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program on the Island of Kauai. I have over 20 years experince in research, teaching, education and resource management in Hawaii. I currently focus on sustainability. Through an NSF EPSCOR grant we are bringing techniques to our island for community-based carbon management. We are promoting the use of local biomass for energy, agriculture and carbon sequestration.

Colleen E. Rostad, Ph.D.

Colleen Rostad is a Research Chemist for the National Research Program of the US Geological Survey, specializing in distribution, fate and transport of organic compounds in the aqueous environment with emphasis on analysis of polar water-soluble organic compounds by liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry.

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