Dr. Bryan Willson is a professor of mechanical engineering and Director of Colorado State University’s Energy Institute. Byan is founder of CSU’s Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory (EECL), a world leader in the study of internal combustion engines, natural gas technology, algae biofuels, intelligent electric grids, advanced building technology, technology for the developing world, and clean cookstoves. He is active in technology commercialization and is founder and board member of Envirofit International Ltd., a non-profit corporation that develops clean energy technology for the developing world.

In 2009, Bryan was recognized by Scientific American, joining President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Michael Bloomberg, in its inaugural list of the “Scientific American 10” — ten individuals who have made significant contributions to guiding science to serve humanity on a global basis.