Resume / CV

Paul Simon Anderson, Ph.D. (a.k.a. Dr TLUD)

Professor, Cartographer, Stover, Innovator, Humanitarian

Primary Activities

    • University teaching of Geography and Mapping: 1972 – 2003 (Retired)
         Academic website: (not updated much post-retirement)
         Academic Curriculum Vitae (click link to view)
    • Biomass energy consulting: 2001 – Present
    • Specialist in small gasification cookstoves and furnaces using chip-type biomass.


Home/Office Address: 227 South Orr Drive, Normal, IL 61761    USA
Telephone: (309) 452-7072
Skype: paultlud


Born September 1943 — Married — Four Children — 6 ft. / 175 lbs.


    • B.A. 1965 — Augustana College (IL), Biology
    • M.A. 1972 — Univ. of California, Berkeley, Geography
    • Graduate Diploma — 1971 CIAF- ITC Bogotá, Colombia, Photointerpretation for geology and geomorphology
    • Ph.D. 1979 — Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia, Demography (migration studies)


1965 – 1966: Asst. supervisor, day-care center, Lima, Peru.

1967 – 1969: U.S. Army, Vietnam 9/67 – 9/68.

1972 – 1974: Teaching Fellow, Geography, Univ. of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.

1974 – 1977: Lecturer, Applied Geography, Canberra College of Advanced Education, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia.

1978 – 1982: Asst. Prof., Geography, Universidade de Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil.

1982 – 2003: Asst./Assoc. Prof., Geography, Illinois State University (ISU), Normal, Illinois, USA.

02/1992 – 07/1992: Fulbright Professor of Geog., UNESP (São Paulo State University)-Rio Claro campus.

08/1999 – 07/2000: Fulbright Professor of Geography, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique.

7/2001 – 6/2003: Rotary University Teacher Grantee totaling 12 months, Univ. Pedagogica, Maputo, Mozambique

2001 – present: Independent consultant and product developer for biomass energy from gasification.

2006 – present: Co-Founder of Chip Energy, Vice-President for R&D, Goodfield, Illinois

Qualifications and Grants

Foreign Languages: Professional level fluency in Portuguese, and very good command of Spanish

International residence and employment for 20 years on five continents

Grants Received: Total = approx. $200,000

Scholarly Productivity

3 thesis; 4 books; 59 other publications and reviews; 110 academic presentations

Activities as a Biomass Energy Consultant

Creator and developer of clean-burning cookstoves: (some with co-workers Dr.Thomas B. Reed or Paul W. Wever)

Juntos-B stove. A forced-air T-LUD gasifier (T-LUD = Top-Lit UpDraft)

Champion stove. A natural-draft T-LUD gasifier. Winner of the Stove Camp 2005 “Cat Pee” award

Lily stove. An ethanol/methanol burner of extremely low cost

Macula stove and heater. A forced-air continuous feed updraft gasifier

Chip Energy Model 1024 furnace. An updraft gasifier for residential heating

Active with the key Internet Listservs for stoves and gasification, plus participation in numerous conferences

See for several items, including a key presentation with co-author Thomas B. Reed: “Biomass Gasification: Clean Residential Stoves, Commercial Power Generation, and Global Impacts.” Presented at the LAMNET Project International Workshop on “Bioenergy for a Sustainable Development,” 8-10 Nov 2004, Viña del Mar, Chile