Carolyn A. Koh

Colorado School of Mines

Carolyn A. Koh is Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director of the Center for Hydrate Research at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM).  She obtained her BSc (hons) and Ph.D. degrees from University of W. London and postdoctoral training at Cornell University. She was a Reader at King’s College, London University before joining the Colorado School of Mines. She has been visiting Professor at Cornell, Penn State and London University. She was a consultant for the Gas Research Institute in Chicago and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Associate Editor of the Society for Petroleum Engineers Journal, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the ACS J. Chem. Eng. Data, US DOE Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee member, and served on the National Academies NRC committee assessing the US DOE National Methane Hydrate Program. She is also an active member of the joint ASME-AIChE Committee on Thermophysical Properties and organized/chaired/co-chaired sessions of the joint ASME-AIChE Thermophysical Properties Conferences. She has been elected co-Chair and Chair of the Gordon Research Conferences on Gas Hydrates in 2016 and 2018, respectively. She has established internationally recognized gas hydrate research programs over the last two decades at King’s College, University of London and the Colorado School of Mines. Her research is focused on understanding the nucleation, crystallization and inhibition mechanisms and thermophysical properties of natural gas hydrates. She was awarded the Young Scientist Award of the British Association for Crystal Growth, the CSM Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Senior Class (2013) and Young Faculty Research Excellence Award (2012). She has over 130 publications in refereed journals, including Science, Physics Today, J. American Chemical Society, and two books, including Clathrate Hydrates of Natural Gases (the “third edition of a best seller” – quote from CRC Press publishers, co-authored with E.D. Sloan).