Azwell is a doctoral researcher at Berkeley’s College of Natural Resources. His research focuses on developing low-cost and environmentally safe bioremediation technologies for hydrocarbons and toxins found in crude oil and sediments. Azwell’s technology was tested successfully after the Cosco Busan cargo ship collided with the Bay Bridge in 2007 and spilled 53,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil into the San Francisco Bay. His work is dedicated to the development and dissemination of sustainable solutions that are environmentally sound, socially equitable, and economically viable. Azwell currently is the environmental lead for the Deepwater Horizon Study Group — an international group formed to assist the Obama Administration in the Gulf oil spill investigation.