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 scientists contributed greatly to a recent CCST report reviewing well-stimulation technologies, including hydraulic fracturing, used in on-shore oil reservoirs in California—to be used to inform BLM’s oil and gas policies in the state.
Bill Collins will serve as chief scientist for the ACME project, designed to accelerate the development and application of high performance computing to achieve the world’s most complete climate and Earth system modeling systems.
ESD’s Jinyun Tang received honorable mention for the Gene E. Likens Junior Scientist (early-career) Outstanding Publication award, for a paper that Tang recently wrote in collaboration with ESD colleague Bill Riley.
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.
In a recent radio interview, ESD’s Travis O’Brien and other climate scientists discuss the importance of fog, with O’Brien calling for (and applauding the recent development of) more accurate fog forecasting within climate models.
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.
ESD’s Javier Ceja-Navarro and others have characterized the gut microbiome of a wood-feeding beetle native to the eastern US, finding in its gut a metabolic capability permitting both aerobic and anaerobic activity, as well as N2 fixation.
Newly announced SBIR/STTR Phase 1 Release 1 Topics. NOTE: The official FOA is scheduled for release on August 11th. Letters of Intent are due from the Small Business on or before Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
Hoi-Ying Holman and her team of scientists have won a 2014 R&D 100 award, for their Multiplex Chemotyping Microarray (MCM). The MCM generates collections of microscopic biomolecule or particle assemblies accurately and reproducibly.