Berglund Center Director

Director of the Berglund Center

J. Andy Soria, PhD is the Director of the Berglund Center at Pacific University, an innovation center and small business incubator established in 2014. He has been involved in the development of new products and alternative technologies in energy and materials for over 20 years. He has served at the National Academy of Science – National Research Council as an expert in biofuels. He has worked as a consultant for the International Finance Corporation (The World Bank) and Fortune 500 energy companies.  Andy teaches courses in the broad context of energy, sustainability, and environmental science. He conducts active research in thermochemical conversion of wastes into value added products funded by NSF, USDA and other Federal Agencies. Prior to academia, Andy was involved in large-scale geothermal energy, hydropower, oil and gas development across Latin America.