Ben J. Stuart, Ph.D., P.E.

Ben Stuart currently holds the positions of Senior Associate Dean of the Batten College of Engineering and Technology and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Stuart currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Institute of Biological Engineering and has been a PI/co-PI/co-I or Principal Scientist on over $21M worth of research projects externally funded by federal, state and industrial partners.

His current research interests include biofuels/bioproducts production from waste and renewable feedstocks (specifically algal biomass), CO2 capture using a novel membrane photobioreactor, and thermochemical processing of biomass. His research in algal biofuels has led to three patents, as well as his participation as CTO in ECO2Capture, a start-up company focusing on developing and integrating enabling technologies in the algae cultivation and air pollution control markets. He is the author or co-author of 50 refereed/reviewed publications, has presented over 90 papers or posters on his work, and has extensive consulting experience. Dr. Stuart received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and he is a registered professional environmental engineer in the State of Ohio.