Global CO2 Initiative Director
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Volker Sick leads day-to-day Global CO2 operations, forges organizational partnerships, and brings together the initiative’s research teams. Sick brings years of experience as a leading scientist and administrator. As associate vice president for research, natural sciences and engineering, Professor Volker Sick served as liaison between the Office of the Vice President of Research (OVPR) and scholarly and creative activities across the university in the natural sciences and engineering. His own research focuses on developing and applying optical imaging techniques to enable studies of mass and energy transfer with uses in research on reacting flow systems, such as internal combustion engines, and wastewater treatment. Sick has received numerous awards for teaching, research, and service, including the President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, the Combustion Institute Silver Medal, and the SAE International Leadership Citation. He serves as the Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute and on the editorial board of Experiments in Fluids and Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. He is a Fellow of SAE International and the Combustion Institute.