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.
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.
ESD’s Alberto Mazzoldi and others, focusing on safety issues related to CO2 transportation, conducted numerical simulations that add to our knowledge regarding safe distances for routing CO2 pipelines through inhabited areas.
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.
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’s Christine Doughty has customized TOUGH to compare field measurements with simulations of subsurface CO2 plume migration, to determine just how much injected CO2 will stay trapped in an aquifer as bubbles within the porous media.
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.