ESD’s Carl Steefel was one of the key developers of Chombo-Crunch, a reactive flow code that could enhance efforts toward carbon sequestration and greater safety in the oil and gas industry.
ESD is once again pleased to host the TOUGH Symposium—this year specifically “TOUGH Symposium 2015”—taking place this fall, September 28-30, at Berkeley Lab
In a recent Science News article, ESD’s Jonny Rutqvist is mentioned prominently as the leader of several modeling studies investigating the possibility of geologic carbon sequestration causing earthquakes.
National Lab Day, explaining the role of U.S. National Labs to Congress, was held on September 16 in Washington. ESD contributed to a strong Berkeley Lab presence at this event, particularly with respect to climate and environmental issues.
The U.C. Global Food Initiative, extensively supported by ESD environmental and climate programs within Berkeley Lab, is inviting applications for a student fellowship opportunity. Applications are due October 1, 2014.
Eoin Brodie and Boris Faybishenko recently co-chaired the first Complex Soil Systems Conference in downtown Berkeley. This flagship conference, strove to develop “A Path to Improved Understanding of Complex Soil Systems.”
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.
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.
A talk between Curt Oldenburg and the Korean Consul General led to an invitation to the Korea Day celebration San Francisco—and then to a talk (captured on video) at the Korean CleanTech Conference last week at Berkeley’s Claremont Hotel.
ESD numerical modelers led by Haruko Wainwright recently compared local and global sensitivity analysis methods, showing how these methods provide consistent parameter-importance rankings and improved system understanding.