Kim Ogden
(520) 621-9484


Kimberly Ogden received her BS degree from the Univ. of Pennsylvania and her MS and PhD degrees from the University of Colorado. Prior to joining the UA in the fall of 1992 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She is currently on the managing board of SBE and the secretary of AIChE Kim’s research focus includes bioreactor design for production of alternative fuels from algae and sweet sorghum and microbiological water quality. She is the engineering technical lead for the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts or NAABB.

NAABB is working to make biofuels and bioproducts from algae a reality. The team consists of multiple universities, government laboratories and industrial partners. For more information about this area, please check out the NAABB website (

Kimberly Ogden is also involved in teacher outreach programs. She has run a NSF Research Experiences for Teachers Program for over ten years, where teams of teachers spend 5 to 6 weeks in the summer doing research in the UA laboratories and transfer what they learn directly to the K-12 classroom through relevant lesson plans. She is also the principal investigator for a NSF GK-12 engineering program. For more information please visit the GK12 web site


Bioremediation and biotechnology, transport and fermentation processes, biodegration, removing organics and metals from water streams, formation and destruction of biofilms in ultra-pure water systems.


Maketon, W., and K. L. Ogden. 2009. Synergistic effects of citric acid and polyethyleneimine to remove copper from aqueous solutions. Chemosphere 75: 206-211.

Maketon, W., C. Z. Zenner, and K. L. Ogden. 2008. Removal efficiency and binding mechanisms of copper and copper-EDTA complexes using polyethyleneimine. Environmental Science & Technology 42: 2124-2129.

Maketon, W. K., and K. L. Ogden. 2008. Treatment of copper from CuCMP waste streams using polyethyleneimine. Ieee Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing 21: 481-485.

Young, D. M., K. Young, and K. L. Ogden. 2005. Prediction of growth and biotransformation rates of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in the presence of barium. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 68: 376-383.

Hollingsworth, J., R. Sierra-Alvarez, M. Zhou, K. L. Ogden, and J. A. Field. 2005. Anaerobic biodegradability and methanogenic toxicity of key constituents in copper chemical mechanical planarization effluents of the semiconductor industry. Chemosphere 59: 1219-1228.


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