Denkenberger(David Denkenberger)

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Dr. David Denken­berger re­ceived his B.S. from Penn State in Eng­ineer­ing Science, his mas­ters 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 Univer­sity of Alaska Fair­banks in joint in me­chan­i­cal en­g­ineer­ing and Alaska Cen­ter for En­ergy and Power. He co-founded and di­rects the Alli­ance to Feed the Earth in Disasters ( and donates half his in­come to it. 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 104 pub­li­ca­tions (>2000 cita­tions, >50,000 down­loads, h-in­dex = 23, third most pro­lific au­thor in the ex­is­ten­tial/​global catas­trophic risk field (https://​​​​)), in­clud­ing the book Feed­ing Every­one no Mat­ter What: Manag­ing Food Se­cu­rity af­ter Global Catas­tro­phe. His food work has been fea­tured in over 25 coun­tries, over 200 ar­ti­cles, in­clud­ing Science, Vox, Busi­ness In­sider, Wikipe­dia, Deutch­land­funk (Ger­man Public Ra­dio on­line), Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel On­line News, Giz­modo,, and Science Daily. He has given in­ter­views on 80,000 Hours pod­cast and Es­to­nian Public Ra­dio, WGBH Ra­dio, Bos­ton, and WCAI Ra­dio on Cape Cod, USA. He has given over 80 ex­ter­nal pre­sen­ta­tions, in­clud­ing ones on food at Har­vard Univer­sity, MIT, Prince­ton Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Cam­bridge, Univer­sity of Oxford, Cor­nell Univer­sity, Univer­sity of Cal­ifor­nia Los An­ge­les, Lawrence Berkeley Na­tional Lab, San­dia Na­tional Labs, Los Alamos Na­tional Lab, Im­pe­rial Col­lege, and Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don.