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Professor of Advanced Energy Research, Director of the Global CO2 Initiative, University of Michigan

Volker Sick is the DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He leads the Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan that seeks to get CO2 capture and use recognized and implemented as a mainstream climate solution. He received awards for teaching, research, and service, including the President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, the Combustion Institute Silver Medal, and the SAE International Leadership Citation. He is a Fellow of SAE International and the Combustion Institute. Prof. Sick holds three degrees in Chemistry and Physical Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.


  • 1997–2021
    Professor, University of Michigan