Peter Kozodoy, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley
Peter Kozodoy is a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, where he leads the Q-H2O project to develop low-cost water treatment technologies for use in developing countries. He is also a Member of Technical Staff at JDS Uniphase in Milpitas, CA. Dr. Kozodoy is an engineer with wide-ranging experience in technical research, product development, and science and technology policy. He holds a B.S. in Physics from Yale University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has ten years of experience in research and development of devices based on advanced materials, and has successfully commercialized products at two startup companies: blue- and white-emitting LEDs for energy-efficient lighting at WiTech (later acquired by Cree, Inc.), and tunable lasers for advanced telecommunications systems at Agility Communications (acquired by JDS Uniphase). In 2004-2005, he was awarded the Diplomacy Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served as a visiting scientist in the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the U. S. Secretary of State. From 2006 to 2008 he served as a Principal at the Aquaya Institute, a non-profit research and consulting start-up dedicated to innovation in providing clean drinking water in developing countries. Dr. Kozodoy is the author or co-author of 70 scientific publications and three patents.