Prof. Nickolas Themelis is the Founder and Director of the Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University and the Global Waste-to-Energy Research and Technology Council, an international consortium with sister organizations in fourteen countries. In 1997, Dr. Themelis led the transformation of Columbia University’s historic Henry Krumb School of Mines to the Earth and Environmental Engineering department, where he is now Stanley-Thompson Professor Emeritus.
Prof. Themelis has been appointed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as author of the Waste-to-Energy (WTE), composting and landfill gas utilization section of the forthcoming (2014) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of IPCC.
Future of Thermal and Biological Waste Treatment Technology
September 29, 2016 from our The 2016 Global Dialogue On Waste, Video Panels Watch Demetra Tsiamis (Associate Director of Earth Engineering Center at CCNY) discuss the Future of Waste Treatment Technologies with Prof. Marco Castaldi (Associate Professor at City College of New York), Prof. Nickolas Themelis (Director of Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University) and Dr. Venkata Mohan (Prinicipal Scientist at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology). This panel was organized under the "Future of Waste" theme curated by Prof. Margaret Bates of University of Northampton, as part of the 2016 Global Dialogue on Waste organized by be Waste Wise.
Solid Waste Management and Climate Change
August 8, 2013 from our The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels
A recent World Bank report on waste management and climate change co-authored by our moderator Perinaz Bhada-Tata estimates that current waste management methods, specifically emissions from landfill, account for almost five per cent of total global greenhouse gas emissions and ...