Nickolas Themelis

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.