Dr. Holly Krutka is the Executive Director of the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) – overseeing an interdisciplinary research and academic program focused on serving the Wyoming energy sector through its mission of energy-driven economic development. SER’s areas of focus include carbon capture, use and storage (including carbon removal), rare earth elements and critical minerals, hydrogen, air quality, produced water, incremental oil and gas production, 3D visualization and much more.
Dr. Krutka came to the university after serving as the Vice President for coal generation and emissions technologies at Peabody. Dr. Krutka has spent much of her career focusing on technology and policy pathways to advance carbon capture as well as identifying novel, low-emission fossil technologies. Dr. Krutka holds three patents focused on carbon capture, has served in leadership positions in the National Coal Council and the Carbon Utilization Research Council, has participated in the Carbon Capture Coalition, as a judge on the Carbon XPRIZE competition, is a board member of the Laramie Chamber and Business Alliance and an ex-officio board member of the Wyoming Energy Authority. She is also a member of the 2022 Leadership Wyoming class.
Dr. Krutka holds a bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, both in chemical engineering.