Dr. Polle is a Professor in the Department of Biology at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He is also a scientific advisor for the biotechnology company MicroBio Engineering Inc. Dr. Polle earned a Doctorate degree in Biology from the Georg-August University in Goettingen, Germany. His career spans three decades with expertise in microalgae physiology, genomics, metabolism, and biotechnology. He is working on biofuels and bioproducts. Dr. Polle is recognized for his work and leadership on green algae of the genus Dunaliella.