I am pleased to announce that Tom Daley will be the new Geophysics Department Head, effective October 1, 2014.
ESD’s contributions to ASCEM— which marks the first attempt “to use high-performance computing uncertainty quantification to identify key controls at a contaminated site” –was recently recognized in LANL’s Actinide Research Quarterly.
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.”
ESD’s Ernie Majer is one of several scientists interviewed in a recent National Geographic article about the spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma, and its potential connection to oil and gas wastewater disposal.
A team including ESD’s Sergi Molins and Carl Steefel was awarded 50 million hours at NERSC to further develop its novel simulation of pore-scale flow and reactive transport with unprecedented spatial resolution and process fidelity.
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.
ESD Division Director Susan Hubbard has been elected as a 2014 member to the University of California Berkeley Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department Academy of Distinguished Alumni.
ESD’s Phil Long and UC Berkeley professor Kai Vetter both offered reassuring words to those who are worried about local beaches accruing radioactive material as a result of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.