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Susan Hubbard Named ESD Director

Dear Colleagues,

We are very pleased to inform you that Susan Hubbard has been named Director of the Lab’s Earth Sciences Division, effective today.

Susan’s multi-disciplinary approach to her environmental and energy research—and her clear vision for the division’s continued scientific excellence—make her the ideal person to lead our Earth Sciences Division.

Susan joined ESD as a Scientist in 1998 and soon thereafter became the lead of the ESD Environmental Remediation and Water Resources Program.  She has played a pivotal role in the development and leadership of several large, multi-disciplinary research projects, including the LBNL DOE Subsurface Biogeochemistry SFA, the DOE Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM), the DOE Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE-Arctic) and the Energy Bioscience Institute Petroleum Microbiology Program. Susan has served as ESD Deputy Director for Science since 2010 and serves on several scientific advisory boards, including the DOE BER Advisory Committee (BERAC).  She is the Associate Director of the Berkeley Water Center, a Co-Editor for the Vadose Zone Journal and an Associate Editor for JGR-Biogeosciences.  Susan has been recognized by her research community for her outstanding achievements: she is the recipient of the Frank Frischknecht award for leadership and innovation in near-surface geophysics, was the 2010 Birdsall Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, and is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America.

Please join us in congratulating Susan on this appointment.

Best Regards,
-Don DePaolo and Paul Alivisatos