Biography of Jennifer Wilcox

Member of the Scientific Council of the CarMa Chair

James H. Manning Chaired Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Massachusetts, United States, Jennifer Wilcox is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy of the United States.

Her research focuses on ways to test and measure methods of capture of heavy metals and carbon, to mitigate the effects of fossil fuels on the planet.

Jennifer has been part of a number of committees, including the National Academy of Sciences and the American Physical Society, to assess carbon capture methods and impacts on climate.

She is the author of the first textbook on carbon capture, published in March 2012.

In April 2018, she gave a TED Talk, entitled "Direct Air Capture", in which she presented a new method to remove carbon from the atmosphere, using chemical reactions that capture and reuse CO2 on a large scale.

Jennifer Wilcox has a Master's degree in physical chemistry and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona.