Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Mechanical Engineering DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research Director, Global CO2 Initiative
Volker Sick 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.
His own research focuses on developing and applying optical measurement techniques for studies of mass and energy transfer as well as diseases of the human eye.
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 served as long-term Editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute and continues on the editorial boards of Frontiers in Climate - Negative Emissions Technologies, Experiments in Fluids, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. He is a Fellow of SAE International and the Combustion Institute.