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Dr. David Denkenberger

Co-founder of the ALLiance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED)

Dr. David Denkenberger received his B.S. from Penn State in Engineering Science, his M.S.E. from Princeton in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Building Systems Program. His dissertation was on his patented expanded microchannel heat exchanger. He is an assistant professor at Tennessee State University in architectural engineering. He is also an associate at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute. He co-founded the ALLiance to Feed the Earth in Disasters (ALLFED). He received the National Merit Scholarship, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, is a Penn State distinguished alumnus, and is a registered professional engineer. He has authored or co-authored 78 publications (over 1000 citations, h-index =13), including the book Feeding Everyone no Matter What: Managing Food Security after Global Catastrophe. His food work has been featured in 18 countries, over 100 articles, including Science, Wikipedia, Discovery Channel Online News, Gizmodo,, and Science Daily. He has given interviews on C-realm and Real Talk with Lee podcasts and Radio Alexandria. He has given over 90 technical presentations, including ones on food at Princeton University, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Sandia National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, Cornell University, Imperial College, University of Cambridge, and University of Oxford.