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Christoph Johannes Meinrenken, PhD, Celebrated for Dedication to the Field of Scientific Research

Dr. Meinrenken works as an adjunct professor and research scientist at Columbia University

He is especially proud to have pursued his passion for neuroscience through one of the preeminent labs for synaptic transmission in the world, the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research.

    NEW YORK, NY, February 17, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Christoph Johannes Meinrenken, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

With numerous years of experience to his credit in scientific research and education, Dr. Meinrenken serves as a research scientist at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He likewise works for the aforementioned institution as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering and lecturer in the School of Professional Studies. Prior to obtaining his current positions, Dr. Meinrenken gained valuable expertise as a senior engagement manager with Oliver Wyman from 2002 until 2009, and as a postdoctoral researcher with the Max Planck Institute during the late-1990s and early-2000s.

Throughout his career, Dr. Meinrenken has maintained his area of expertise in computer modeling, aiming particularly towards uncovering and improving the technological and economic performance of low carbon energy systems, as well as low carbon power generation sources such as wind power, solar power, and hydropower. In a career studded with highlights, it is difficult to pick just one. However, Dr. Meinrenken is especially proud to have pursued his passion for neuroscience through one of the preeminent labs for synaptic transmission in the world, the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany.

An expert in his field, Dr. Meinrenken studied at Yale University in 1991, after which he received a Bachelor of Science in physics, mathematics and statistics from Heidelberg University in 1994. Following this accomplishment, he completed a Master of Science in Engineering in applied physics from Princeton University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Physics from Heidelberg University. Dr. Meinrenken retains his professional alignment with the American Physical Society and the International Society of Industrial Ecologists in order to remain aware of changes in an ever-evolving field.

Backed by his extensive knowledge, Dr. Meinrenken has contributed to a plethora of articles, including "Calcium secretion coupling at calyx of Held governed by nonuniform channel–vesicle topography", "A life cycle assessment case study of coal-fired electricity generation with humidity swing direct air capture of CO2 versus MEA-based postcombustion capture", and "Concurrent optimization of thermal and electric storage in commercial buildings to reduce operating cost and demand peaks under time-of-use tariffs." For his professional accomplishments, he was honored in the category of Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories by Bloomberg News in 2012, became a finalist through Verizon Powerful Answers in 2013 and affiliated as a visiting scholar at the American Academy of Rome between 2016 and 2017. Additionally, he received a scholarship through the German Academic Scholarship Foundation and the Guggenheim Merit Scholarship through Princeton University. In the coming years, Dr. Meinrenken aims to experience the continued growth and success of his career.

Dr. Meinrenken lives with his husband, a landscape architect, in New York.

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