Volker Sick
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research; Director, Global CO2 Initiative

Volker leads day-to-day Global CO2 Initiative operations, forges organizational partnerships, and brings together the initiative’s research teams. Sick brings years of experience as a leading scientist and administrator.

Aryandokht Azari
Research Fellow, Global CO2 Initiative

Aryandokht researches life cycle assessment of carbon capture and utilization technologies.  


Lynn Cook
Administrative Assistant, Global CO2 Initiative

Lynn is the administrative assistant to the Global CO2 Initiative team, working closely with all members of the team.

Susan Fancy
Program Manager for Research and Commercialization, Global CO2 Initiative

Susan specializes in managing projects and processes at the intersection of energy and climate.

Richard Greeley
Associate Director, Licensing, Innovation Partnerships

Richard manages the intellectual property protection and commercialization of CCU related technologies from UM.

Kristienne Kattapong
Communication Specialist, Global CO2 Initiative

Kristi serves as a communications bridge, helping forge connections from the Global CO2 Initiative to academia, research, industry and the world beyond. 

Christophe Mangin
Program Manager for Business Development, Global CO2 Initiative

Globally leads the Technical Economic Analysis (TEA) and Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) activities within the Global CO2 Initiative.


Stephen McCord
Research Fellow
William Townsend
Research Assistant

Will assists colleagues with techno-economic and lifecycle assessments of emerging CCUS technologies as well as researching the energy required to use CO2 as a closed-loop fuel source.

Amir Zeinu
TEA & LCA Research Intern

Amir focuses on the distribution of results and recommendations of life cycle and techno-economic assessments for products made from carbon dioxide.