Kevin Kung

Kevin Kung


Kevin Kung earned his Ph.D. from MIT, focusing on biofuels and renewable energy, and specializes in biomass and energy conversion systems, engineering design in resource-constrained settings, and waste industry innovation. In 2012, by cofounded a company that turns agricultural residues into carbon-negative fertilizer. This led him to recognize the technical challenges in this sector, and he continued to work on the biomass technology, which was a part of his Ph.D. research and is under commercialization now. He also cofounded the MIT Waste Alliance, which convenes students, researchers, industrial practitioners, and policymakers around waste-sector issues. Kung received his A.B. in physics from Princeton University, M.S. in physics from University of Cambridge, and S.M. in biological engineering from MIT.

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Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
Academic Background:
MIT, Ph.D.
Current Position:
Energy & Climate Change
Engineering, Chemistry, Toxicology
International Conservation & Development
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Policy
Currently Working On:
Making biomass sexy again

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