Ken Caldeira is an atmospheric scientist in the Department of Global Ecology at the Carnegie Institution at Stanford University. He also serves as a professor in Stanford’s Department of Environmental Earth System Science. He studies the long-term evolution of the climate and global carbon cycle.
Ken also studies marine biogeochemistry and chemical oceanography, including ocean acidification. He is currently researching energy technologies and geoengineering. Some of this research is focused on approaches to supplying energy services with a reduced environmental footprint.
Previously, Ken was with the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he was awarded the Edward Teller Fellowship (2004), the highest award given by that laboratory. He received his B.A. from Rutgers College and both his M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1991) in atmospheric sciences from New York University.
Outside of Science: Ken is an amateur musician/composer and also likes to dabble in video and photography.