LBNL and JAEA reached an agreement to collaborate on developing “a methodology to evaluate the impact of geological disposal on the living environment (surface environment) and environmental safety science”
Scientists from LANL visited Berkeley Lab in late February 2014 to work with ESD scientists Yuxin Wu, Craig Ulrich, Tim Kneafsey, and Catherine McKnight on Arctic soil cores collected at the NGEE Barrow, Alaska, site.
As noted in a late February 2014 TABL-Tech Transfer article, ESD scientists recently received Lab royalties for their work.
ESD is pleased to host our first “Complex Soil Systems Conference,” taking place in the fall of 2014 (September 3-5).
ESD’s George Moridis was recently appointed by to serve a two-year term on the Energy Department’s Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee, which offers advice to the Energy Department regarding methane hydrate research and development.
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.
Ronald Schroeder, a geothermal reservoir engineer within ESD between 1976 and 1980, passed away on December 22, 2013.
At the recent AGU meeting, ESD’s Michael Manga reported using interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) techniques to conclude that an Indonesian volcano system is likely to be spent by 2017.
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.
Scientists have recently proposed a method by which nuclear waste could in the future be contained by injecting it into fracking boreholes. ESD hydrologist Jens Birkholzer comments on this possibility.