Prof. Jenkins teaches and conducts research in the areas of energy and power, with emphasis on biomass and other renewable resources. Dr. Jenkins has more than thirty years of 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 systems, economic analysis, and environmental impacts. Prof. Jenkins is a recipient of an Outstanding Achievement Award from the U.S. 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. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.