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06/23/2014

New Funding for EFRC–NCGC

Having been selected for a new round of EFRC funding, NCGC is focused on producing robust predictive models for subsurface carbon dioxide trapping processes across scales.

03/03/2014

ESD, LBNL Royalties Announced by Tech Transfer

As noted in a late February 2014 TABL-Tech Transfer article, ESD scientists recently received Lab royalties for their work.

02/07/2014

ESD Pore-Scale Research among First Challenges to Edison

Pore-scale research modeling from ESD scientists Sergi Molins, Carl Steefel, Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, and Li Yang was among the first simulations to test NERSC’s new supercomputer Edison.

01/13/2014

Jens Birkholzer Named Earth Sciences Division Deputy

Jens Birkholzer has been named as the new ESD Division Deputy. As announced by ESD's Director Susan Hubbard, Jens will have an expanded role in developing a variety of subsurface energy related opportunities at Berkeley Lab.

12/16/2013

ESD Scientists Win LDRD Awards

ESD was well represented among Fiscal Year 2014 Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) award winners, as announced this week (12/16/2013) by the Berkeley Lab Directorate.

11/13/2013

Combining Polycrystals with Poroelasticity

ESD’s Jim Berryman combines two types of geomechanical analysis—random polycrystal analysis with poroelastic analyses—by treating anisotropic poroelastic grains jumbled together to form an overall polycrystalline poroelastic material

10/24/2013

Honoring Women @ the Lab!

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.

10/15/2013

ESD Site Environmentally Stellar

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.

10/09/2013

ESD Welcomes Asma Marie

Asma Marie will be a guest scientist at ESD this month, as part of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen 2013 Program. Asma, a native of Libya, will be working in Jiamin Wan’s group within ESD’s Hydrogeology Department.

10/04/2013

Iron’s Effect on Carbonation Rates

ESD’s Giuseppe Saldi and others studied the effect of Fe on the measured rates of carbonation for the mineral olivine, and its role in the formation of Si-rich surface layers—to help assess repository CO2 sequestration potential.