ESD Director Susan Hubbard was among 15 women scientists honored at Berkeley Lab, as part of a celebration of women science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers researching ways to change the world for the better.
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.
ESD’s Tom Daley recently led a group of researchers in a series of field tests examining the suitability of DAS methodology for borehole and surface measurement of ground motion, with specific application to geologic carbon sequestration.
To streamline inverse modeling, ESD’s George Pau, Yingqi Zhang, and Stefan Finsterle recently studied reduced order models (ROMs) as numerical surrogates, using an input-output relational approach based on Gaussian process regression.
The Rifle, Colorado, floodplain provides an excellent test bed for interrogating how global change affects biogeochemical system functioning. This work will be essential for the new BER-funded SFA 2.0, Phase I effort at Rifle.
ESD geophysicist Don Vasco recently led a team of investigators (including ESD’s Jonny Rutqvist, Pat Dobson, and Curt Oldenburg) in resolving the deformation at The Geysers Geothermal Field, using two distinct sets of interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) data.
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”).
Over this past year (2013), an ESD software development team led by Nic Spycher introduced GeoT, the first computer program that automates multicomponent geothermometry.
Call for Proposals for the Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants 2014. The purpose of the Innovation Grants Program is to advance the development of Lab inventions and software toward commercial applications.