B. Greg Mitchell, PhD
B. Greg Mitchell, PhD is a Research Biologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).
Dr. Mitchell received his B.S. 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.
Dr Mitchell’s expertise is in physiological ecology of photosynthetic microalgae and he has extensive experience with renewable energy projects and companies through his work as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Algae Biomass Organization. He a founder and investor in a technology start-up focused on automation of laboratory systems.
From 1990-1992 Dr. Mitchell served as NASA Program Manager for the Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program and as Program Scientist for NASA’s SeaWiFS and MODIS ocean color satellite missions. For more than 2 decades Dr Mitchell has promoted mass culture of algae to mitigate CO2 and wastewater nutrient loading, and to create biomass for fuel and animal feed.
His current work focuses on optimization of yields of bioenergy molecules in algal growth, numerical modeling of algal yield optimization and design of closed and open photobioreactors that optimize yields.
Dr. Mitchell serves on the Board of Directors of the Houston Advanced Research Center, the Algae Biomass Organization, and the San Diego Center for Algal Biotechnology.