Dr. Roe is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-founder of Algisys, a biotechnology company focused on
using algae to produce nutritional oils and high protein additives for the supplement, food & beverage, animal
feed, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Algisys, he co-founded and served as the CTO for Biofuel Producers
of America (dba Algae Producers, Inc.), which is a diversified algae and biofuels company.
Dr. Roe was previously an R&D Consultant and Program Manager with NineSigma, a technology and innovation
sourcing company with offices in Japan, Europe, and the United States. At NineSigma, he worked with the research
and development organizations of Fortune 500 corporations, and helped to identify, procure, and develop strategic
technologies on a global basis. Dr. Roe’s projects consistently focused on identifying gaps in his client’s
technology platforms, brokering technology exchanges, and establishing external research and development
partnerships. In addition to his expertise with R&D, he has also worked in a variety of other functional
capacities that include product development, process engineering, corporate purchasing, recruiting, supply
chain/logistics, six sigma, and corporate quality with such companies as Ford Motor Company, AkzoNobel/ICI,
and General Electric.
Dr. Roe received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, his M.S. in
Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the
University of Pittsburgh. He is currently a Director in the Management Division of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and serves as the Chairman of the Cleveland Section of AIChE. Dr. Roe is presently
the Special Scientific Adviser on Microalgae and Biotechnology to the Secretary General of the United Nations
IIMSAM organization. He also sits on the various Boards of H2OPE Biofuels, SaltExchange.com, Across Borders,
Word of Grace Church, and Innovative Developments, Inc.