Alumni Resnick Graduate Research Fellow
Cody graduated from Caltech with a PhD in environmental science & engineering. He earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry with distinction at Carleton College (Northfield, MN), during which he gained research experience at Carleton, at REUs at the University of Washington and the University of Sydney, and while writing his senior integrative exercise on single molecule biophysics. While at Carleton, Cody was recognized with numerous awards including being named a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar for Excellence in Education. At Caltech, Cody conducted research aimed at solving the global water crisis and optimizing green fuel sources. His projects included 1) Creating software as a tool to enable wastewater treatment in the developing world. 2) Understanding electrocatlysts at the active site level in order to be able to intelligently design and improve electrodes. 3) Improving infrastructure free water treatment to output water clean enough for ecosystem services and reuse.
In 2015, Cody won the Dow-SISCA Runner-up Prize along with Justin Jasper for the project, "Electrochemical+UV On-Site Wastewater Treatment" and for his software engineering work, he won the 2014 Vodafone Wireless Innovations Project competition.
Cody is currently a Cyclotron Road Fellow and the founder of Brimstone Energy.
RSI Research: Harnessing Mobile Technology to Create a Wastewater Infrastructure and Sustainable Water Future in the Developing World
Faculty Adviser: Michael R. Hoffmann
PhD Thesis: An Experimental and Economic Analysis of Electrochemical Technologies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions