Kim Ogden
(520) 621-9484



Kimberly Ogden is a professor of chemical and environmental engineering at the University of Arizona and director of the Institute for Energy Solutions. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Colorado.

Before joining the UA in the fall of 1992, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is currently the president elect for the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and on the managing board of the International Society for Water Solutions.

Her research focus includes bioreactor design for production of alternative fuels from algae and sweet sorghum, and microbiological water quality. She is the PI for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed program funded by the Department of Energy. The goal of this four-year project is to obtain long-term outdoor algal cultivation data that will be available to the public for use in modeling and other research efforts, and demonstrate the feasibility of year-round cultivation.

She is also the PI for the Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions center, funded by the USDA-NIFA. The goal of this project is to investigate the co-production of rubber, polysaccharide, fuel and high-value products from guayule and guar.


Bioremediation and biotechnology, transport and fermentation processes, biodegration, removing organics and metals from water streams, formation and destruction of biofilms in ultra-pure water systems.


Maketon, W., and K. L. Ogden. 2009. Synergistic effects of citric acid and polyethyleneimine to remove copper from aqueous solutions. Chemosphere 75: 206-211.

Maketon, W., C. Z. Zenner, and K. L. Ogden. 2008. Removal efficiency and binding mechanisms of copper and copper-EDTA complexes using polyethyleneimine. Environmental Science & Technology 42: 2124-2129.

Maketon, W. K., and K. L. Ogden. 2008. Treatment of copper from CuCMP waste streams using polyethyleneimine. Ieee Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing 21: 481-485.

Young, D. M., K. Young, and K. L. Ogden. 2005. Prediction of growth and biotransformation rates of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in the presence of barium. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 68: 376-383.

Hollingsworth, J., R. Sierra-Alvarez, M. Zhou, K. L. Ogden, and J. A. Field. 2005. Anaerobic biodegradability and methanogenic toxicity of key constituents in copper chemical mechanical planarization effluents of the semiconductor industry. Chemosphere 59: 1219-1228.


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