Portrait of Chris Zygarlicke

Chris Zygarlicke

  • Associate Vice President for Strategic Projects and University Relations, EERC

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Office Address

15 North 23rd Street Stop 9018
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9018


Chris J. Zygarlicke is the Associate Vice President for Strategic Projects and University Relations at the EERC, a dedicated research and development center of 200 full-time staff at the University of North Dakota (UND). He has 30 years of project and program management experience working in fossil and renewable power and fuels. He currently conducts mission-critical strategic analysis, is spearheading employee development, provides program and business development, gives leadership support to internal EERC affairs, and serves as a liaison for collaboration with UND academic departments and the regional community. He also currently manages a major technical research project in developing rare-earth elements from coal and coal-related resources. Previously, Mr. Zygarlicke led a group at the EERC dedicated to renewable energy, alternative fuels, and advanced power systems research. This group specializes in biomass conversion to hydrogen, green diesel, ethanol, higher alcohols, jet fuel, various hydrocarbon fuel additives, and fine chemicals. Mr. Zygarlicke has authored and coauthored over 200 publications, including over 60 peer-reviewed journal or book articles. Most recently, with Xiaodong Zhang, Beau Scheving, Bahareh Shoghli, and Chad Wocken, he coauthored a 2015 journal article in Remote Sensing, “Quantifying Gas Flaring CH4 Consumption Using VIIRS,” Vol. 7, pp 9529?9541; www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/7/8/9529.