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12 posts from March 2011


DePaolo Appointed Associate Laboratory Director of Energy and Environmental Sciences

Source: Kryshna Avina, ESD Don DePaolo is now the Associate Laboratory Director of Energy and Environmental Sciences, a position that oversees the Chemical Sciences, Environmental Energy Technologies, Materials Sciences, and Earth Sciences Divisions. The appointment, effective April 1, was made by the UC Board of Regents in a vote held...


Campus Discussion of State’s Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Accident Risks

Source: LBNL TABL In light of the unexpected tragedy in Japan, a panel of experts will consider the risks that California faces from earthquakes, tsunamis, and nuclear accidents. The event will take place in Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on tomorrow (March 29) from...


Susan Hubbard (ESD) Honored as a Geological Society of America Fellow

Source: Susan Hubbard, Daniel Hawkes For her distinguished contributions to hydrogeology, Susan Hubbard, senior scientist and deputy director for programs of the Earth Sciences Division, has been elected as a fellow of the Geological Society of America. Hubbard’s research focuses on using geophysical data and integration methods to precisely identify...


Biofuels Life-Cycle Assessment Paper a Big Hit

Source: LBNL TABL, Berkeley Lab News Center Despite having only been out for about a month, a paper entitled “Grand Challenges for Life-Cycle Assessment of Biofuels,” whose lead author was Thomas McKone of the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, has already become the third most down-loaded paper in the Energy Sciences...


An Intimate Look at the Life of Soil Carbon

Peter Nico The amount of carbon residing in world soils at any moment is greater than all the carbon in the atmosphere and biosphere (living things) combined. In fact, among the fast cycling global carbon reservoirs, soil is exceeded in quantitative importance only by the oceans. The large amount of...

Jillian Banfield Featured in L’Oreal ‘Women in Science’ Video

Source: LBNL TABL Jillian Banfield, a Berkeley Lab Researcher and UC Berkeley Professor who was named the 2011 North American Laureate by the L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science Foundation, is featured in a video highlighting her research. Banfield is a geomicrobiologist and biogeochemist whose work focuses on the fundamental relationship between...


ESD Communications Digest - February 2011

There are 2 new Communication Digest sections, please read on! Publications Update February 2011 » More » Additions? Questions? Let us know! Newly hired to ESD! Please welcome the following new hires to ESD for the month of February 2011: Konstantinidis,Dimitrios A, postdoc fellow, Geophysics Monders,Anna G, research associate, Climate...


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DSSS: CaCO3 Prenucleation Clusters and Crystallization Control by Additives

Who: Helmut Cölfen, Ph.D., University of Konstanz, Germany What: Download the file (pdf) Where: Building 50 Auditorium When: 10:30 am to 12:00 am, March 18, 2011 Why: About the Distinguished Scientist Seminar Series Video Replay More Information: Helmut Cölfen is full professor of physical chemistry at the University of Konstanz....


Sustainable Water Resources in California and the Nation: Facts & Myths

UC Berkeley, Berkeley Engineering is hosting a symposium and panel discussion on Sustainable Water Resources in California and the Nation: Facts & Myths. ESD's Nigel Quinn will be one of the panelists. The symposium will be held at Sibley Auditorium in the Bechtel Engineering Center, March 31, 2011, 1:00 pm...