Dr. Carl Hensman joined the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene team within the Global Development Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in January 2012.
Prior to joining the foundation, Carl was an Energy Program Manager for King County, WA (Seattle) focusing on resource recovery in the Wastewater Treatment Division. Additionally, he has served as the Chief Technology Officer for Asemblon, an energy storage development company. In that role Carl was responsible for the engineering and development of novel technologies from concept to commercial deployment, as well as partner relations for program execution. He has served as Chief Scientist/Engineer, Principal, and Director on the Board of Frontier Geosciences Inc., a consulting company focused on the energy industries. Carl has also been an employee of DowElanco, Exxon, and British Coal. In addition, he’s been an Adjunct Faculty member at Clemson University, served on the National Coal Council, and the NCC Coal Policies Board. Carl has secured funding for multi-million dollar projects from private and government sources.
Carl has been published in over a dozen peer-reviewed journals, has co-written one book and three book chapters, and served as a scientific advisor at the state and federal level. Carl received his doctorate from New Mexico State University in Applied Chemistry and spent two and a half years as a postdoctoral fellow at The Ohio State University.