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Making Nuclear Facilities More Resilient

Berkeley Lab helped organize the recent Pacific Rim Forum on the Earthquake Resilience of Nuclear Facilities—the overarching objective of which was to share lessons for enhancing the earthquake resilience of nuclear facilities.


Wang, Tokunaga Win ACS Editors' Choice Award

ESD scientists Shibo Wang and Tetsu Tokunaga recently won an American Chemical Society (ACS) Editors' Choice Award for their paper on supercritical CO2-brine capillary pressure-saturation relations in limestone sands.


Enhancing Seismic Safety of Nuclear Facilities

Berkeley Lab, U.C. Davis, and the U.N. Reno will collaborate to develop advanced computational tools for modeling and simulating the earthquake response of nuclear facilities, including the effects of soil-structure-interaction.


Characterizing Arctic Ecosystem Functional Zones

A multidisciplinary team of researchers led by ESD’s Haruko Wainwright developed an ecosystem functional zonation approach to characterize the spatial variability of properties that influence carbon cycling in the Arctic – in high resolution and over landscape scales.


Simulating the Impact of Shale Gas on Groundwater

A team of ESD scientists used numerical simulation to investigate potential gas and water transport between a tight-gas reservoir and an overlying fresh-water aquifer following hydraulic fracturing operations.


TOUGH Symposium 2015—9/28-9/30

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


New Level of Earthquake Understanding

Berkeley Lab is reporting the successful study of stress fields along the San Andreas fault at the microscopic scale, the scale at which earthquake-triggering stresses originate.

Why Do Geysers Erupt? Plumbing!

A scientific team led by ESD’s Michael Manga has gained striking new insights into the basic mechanics of geysers by placing surveillance cameras inside them and building a model of their plumbing.


Latest SFA 2.0 Video on Microorganisms

The third of three video productions related to the SFA 2.0 project describes the powerful influence of metabolic potential—the collective metabolic capabilities of subsurface microbial communities and their impact on ecosystems.


Radke Named to NAE

Clay Radke, U.C. Berkeley chemical engineering professor and long-time associate of ESD, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Class of 2015, in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering.