May 31, 2023
Dr. Henry Penn has a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (Civil Engineering) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from Loughborough University. Dr. Penn has more than a decade’s experience developing and leading community-based participatory research and infrastructure projects to address food-energy-water security and climate resilience in rural and remote locations across the circumpolar north. His research is focused on food-energy-water security and infrastructure in rural and remote northern and Indigenous communities. He has worked in partnership with communities and organizations in Bristol Bay and Northwest Alaska and more recently in Yukon and Alberta. Dr. Penn is currently implementing the Ag1054 Project, a program of experimental agricultural infrastructure and technologies at the Kluane Lake Research Station in SW Yukon. The aim is to develop a demonstration platform for providing an experimental facility that can be used as a test bed prior to major investment in new technologies, while at the same time modernizing the research station facilities and lowering our environmental footprint.