B. Greg Mitchell

B. Greg Mitchell is a Research Biologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). Dr. Mitchell received his Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Aquatic Biology and Special Honors in Botany from the University of Texas at Austin and his PhD in Biological Oceanography from the University of Southern California in 1987. From 1990-1992 Dr. Mitchell served the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as Program Manager for the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program and as Program Scientist for NASA¹s SeaWiFS and MODIS ocean color satellite missions. His research on phytoplankton photosynthesis and growth models, aquatic ecology, ocean optics and satellite remote sensing has been sponsored by NASA, the Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more than 2 decades he has promoted mass culture of algae to mitigate CO2 and wastewater nutrient loading, and to create biomass for fuel and animal feed. He has been funded by DARPA and DOE for algae biofuel research and he is a founder of the Algae Biomass Organization and the California Center for Algae Biotechnology. Dr. Mitchell has published more than 115 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Advanced Research Center, the Algae Foundation and the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.