Dr. Jenkins teaches and conducts research in the areas of energy and power, with emphasis on biomass and other renewable resources. Bryan is currently Director of the Energy Institute at the University of California Davis. He has more than thirty years experience working in the area of biomass thermochemical conversion including combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis. His research also includes analysis and optimization of energy systems. He teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses on energy systems, heat and mass transfer, solar energy, and power and
energy conversion, including renewable energy and fuels, combined heat and power and cogeneration systems, economic analysis, and environmental impacts. Bryan is a recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the US Department of Energy for exceptional contributions to the development of bioenergy, and the Linneborn Prize from the European Union for outstanding contributions to
the development of energy from biomass.