Dr. Mark Crocker is an Associate Director at the UK Center for Applied Energy Research and a Professor in the UK Department of Chemistry. Dr. Crocker received BSc. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and spent two years as a NATO Research Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Subsequently, he spent 15 years working in industry, first for Shell Research in Amsterdam and then for Degussa’s automotive catalyst division in Michigan, USA. In 2003 he moved to the University of Kentucky where he leads a research group focusing on CO2 recycling using microalgae, biofuels and environmental catalysis. His personal interests include travel, music and hiking.