The Earth Sciences Division was recently awarded “LEED Platinum” status for its newly redesigned headquarters in Bld. 74—the first such award for any Berkeley Lab or DOE building within the Science Laboratory Infrastructure program.
This past August, Jenny Druhan was awarded a prize for “best oral presentation” (out of 30 such presentations) at the EnvironMetal Isotopes (EMI) Conference in Ascona Switzerland. Her talk was based on her recently published paper in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.
ARPA-E awarded ESD’s Christer Jansson a $3.5 M grant to work on direct methane conversion, a process that, if successful, could lead to low-cost, energy-efficient fuel production from natural gas.
ESD energy scientists seeking recognition and visibility for their work are invited to take part in a poster session as part of the Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative (BERC) Innovation Expo, Energy Week 2013 (“California at the Energy Crossroads”).
ESD’s Evan Williams recently won the Frank H. Field & Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry, awarded by the American Chemical Society—one of four ACS awards given out to LBNL scientists.
ESD Division Director Susan Hubbard will lead a multiyear study funded by DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research office that will develop a predictive understanding of how the genomic functions of subsurface microbiomes affect watershed-scale biogeochemical processes.
ESD’s Baptiste Dafflon recently received word that he had been awarded the prestigious Paul Niggli Medal, for his “original research contributions to the geophysical exploration of aquifers and permafrost environments.”
ESD Geologic Carbon Sequestration Program head Curt Oldenburg has recently been recommended for the 2012 Editors’ Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for the journal Water Resources Research.
ESD’s Jonny Rutqvist (Staff Scientist) and Frederic Cappa (affiliated staff from University of Nice, France) received the 2013 Rock Mechanics Research Award from the American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).
ESD Website Teaser: ESD’s George Pau wins a DOE Office of Science Early Career Research Program award for his work on “A Multiscale Reduced Order Method for Integrated Earth System Modeling.”