Ken Caldeira

Stanford University
United States of America

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. Caldeira’s research focuses on the long-term evolution of the climate and global carbon cycle; marine biogeochemistry and chemical oceanography, including ocean acidification; and energy technologies and geoengineering. Previously, Caldeira was with the Energy and Environment Directorate at the Lawrence Livermore National 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. In 2000, he was a co-author of the first study to use a climate model to investigate solar climate engineering. In 2009, he served on the UK Royal Society panel that produced a report on geoengineering, and on the panel that produced the reports on climate engineering for the US National Academy of Sciences.