Wayne Carmichael is currently Professor Emeritus of Aquatic Biology and Toxicology at Wright State University in Dayton Ohio. He received his BSc. From Oregon State University in1969 and his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Alberta, Edmonton.
He accepted his tenure track appointment at Wright State University in 1976 and retired in 2007. He has over 500 peer reviewed publications and scientific presentations on the microbiology, toxicology, genetics and chemistry of toxic cyanobacteria and their toxins.
Projects as a Professor Emeritus focus on management and mitigation of harmful cyanobacteria in municipal and recreational water supplies. This includes serving on national and international HAB committees, organization of and participation in workshops and symposia plus advising on HAB issues for local, state, national and international agencies and groups.
Prof. Carmichael is serving as a technical consultant to the Consortium.