Volker Sick and Victor Li high fiving each other.


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.

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.

Dan Cooper
Associate Director, Global CO2 Initiative

Dan is working on advancing industrial decarbonization by driving process innovation and high-value circular supply chains throughout the material life cycle.

Susan Fancy
Associate Director, Global CO2 Initiative

Susan assists with budgeting and financial planning; manages projects and processes at the intersection of carbon utilization research, commercialization and education; and leads student teams.

Marisol Garrouste
Research Assistant, Global CO2 Initiative

Marisol works with startups to provide them insights into the techno-economic aspects of their technology.

Richard Greeley
Associate Director, Licensing, Innovation Partnerships

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

Kendra Hagey
Research Assistant, Global CO2 Initiative

Kendra Consult and provide guidance on life cycle assessment (LCA) information to start-up companies developing carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technologies.

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. 

Anagha Margasahayam
Research Assistant

Anagha engages in the research and development of Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) projects focused on emerging carbon capture and conversion technologies.

Stephen McCord
Research Area Specialist Lead, Global CO2 Initiative

Stephen conducts TEA and LCA studies on emerging CCU technologies, researches social impact assessment for emerging technologies, develops best practices/guidance for TEA and LCA (and related activities) for CCU, tool development for implementation of LCA and TEA within CCU.

Sam Talsma
LCA and CCUS Analyst, Global CO2 Initiative

Sam supports various LCA and Carbon Capture and Utilization projects.

Ana Villa
Research Associate, Global CO2 Initiative
Ana specializes in carbon management and LCA with a focus on carbon capture and conversion technologies.