Kimberly Ogden | AIChE

Kimberly Ogden

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Arizona

Kimberly Ogden, PhD, is the Department Chair of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and a professor at the Univ. of Arizona (Email: She received her BS degree in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Pennsylvania and her PhD from the Univ. of Colorado. She is a Fellow of AIChE, as well as the 2019 President and a member of the Executive Committee of ABET. Ogden’s research focus includes bioreactor design for the production of alternative fuels and chemicals from algae and guayule, as well as energy/water nexus research. Currently, she is a co-principal investigator (Co-PI) for an algal carbon capture project funded by the Dept. of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL DOE); and the principal investigator (PI) of a U.S. Dept. of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) climate-smart commodities grant ( that focuses on implementing best practices and understanding carbon balances for guayule growth and product synthesis.