Dr Cris Birzer of the Humanitarian Research Group, focuses on the fundamental scientific understanding, engineering design, and development of humanitarian technologies for resource-constrained countries and regions in order to help raise the quality of life, increase life expectancy, and reduce preventable deaths.
This video looks at his cookstove research, which aims to design new cookstoves with increased fuel-efficiency and reduced harmful emissions production.
Cris and his team work with non-Government organisations to develop and implement their cookstove products made from scrap material at minimal cost. They are also working to make essential knowledge regarding the designs available so they can be replicated within the communities that need them the most.
To learn more about Dr Birzer, read his researcher profile