Dr. John Volckens
Dr. John Volckens joined the mechanical engineering department as an Associate Professor. He also directs the Center for Energy Development and Health within the Energy Institute at Colorado State University. His research interests involve combustion science, aerosol technology, and air pollution-related disease. He earned a BS in Civil/Environmental Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1996 and MS and PhD degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999 and 2003, respectively. He then went on to a Postdoctoral position at the U.S. EPA's National Exposure Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, NC. In 2004 he joined the faculty of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University, where he still holds a courtesy appointment. In his work as CSU he pioneered the development of several new sensor technologies -- resulting in two recent patent applications. He and his wife Amy enjoy living in Old Town Fort Collins (and the adventures that come with living in a 123 year-old house!) and recently celebrated the birth of their first child, Josephine, in 2014.