“BioLargo’s technology is an elegantly simple and sustainable solution to some of the world’s most pressing challenges.”
–Kenneth Reay Code, Inventor, BioLargo Technology
Richard Smith, PhD
Dr. Smith oversees research and development efforts at BioLargo Water, and has been integral to the vision of the AOS from the beginning. Richard also has over ten years of experience as the Research Development and Industrial Relations Coordinator at the University of Alberta Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, where he oversaw the administration of grants totaling over $10M. Dr. Smith received an MSc in Veterinary Microbiology, a PhD in Viral Immunopathology from the University of Saskatchewan, and he completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta. Dr. Smith has over 15 years of experience in industry, having worked with several Biotech Companies in Alberta, including ChemBioMed, Alberta Reseach Council, AltaRex and VirRexx. In 2003, Dr. Smith joined the University of Alberta as Coordinator, Research Development & Industry Relations for the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science (AFNS) where he assisted academics with research development and program funding.
Kenneth R. Code
Chief Technology Officer
Ken is the inventor of the AOS water treatment system. He holds 16 issued patents on iodine-related processes and technologies, and is a majority shareholder of BioLargo Inc. Ken earned his BSc double major in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Calgary in 1967. From 1976, he worked in the oilfield chemicals market, and rose to the VP position with Continental Emsco (later LTV Energy) which he held from 1979-1989. Mr. Code has significant industrial experience from ten years of project management at LTV Energy Products and DRECO Energy Services, where he helped construct the Shell Draugen oil rig in Norway from 1990-1991. In 1995, he commenced work on developing what would become BioLargo’s technologies.