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Honoring Women @ the Lab!

ESD Director Susan Hubbard was among 15 women scientists honored at Berkeley Lab, as part of a celebration of women science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workers researching ways to change the world for the better.


ESD Site Environmentally Stellar

The Earth Sciences Division was recently awarded “LEED Platinum” status for its newly redesigned headquarters in Bld. 74—the first such award for any Berkeley Lab or DOE building within the Science Laboratory Infrastructure program.


Fiber-Optic Seismic Monitoring

ESD’s Tom Daley recently led a group of researchers in a series of field tests examining the suitability of DAS methodology for borehole and surface measurement of ground motion, with specific application to geologic carbon sequestration.


Reduced-Order Modeling of Flow

To streamline inverse modeling, ESD’s George Pau, Yingqi Zhang, and Stefan Finsterle recently studied reduced order models (ROMs) as numerical surrogates, using an input-output relational approach based on Gaussian process regression.


ESD Welcomes Asma Marie

Asma Marie will be a guest scientist at ESD this month, as part of the U.S. State Department’s TechWomen 2013 Program. Asma, a native of Libya, will be working in Jiamin Wan’s group within ESD’s Hydrogeology Department.


Simulating CO2 Pipeline Transport

ESD’s Alberto Mazzoldi and others, focusing on safety issues related to CO2 transportation, conducted numerical simulations that add to our knowledge regarding safe distances for routing CO2 pipelines through inhabited areas.


Iron’s Effect on Carbonation Rates

ESD’s Giuseppe Saldi and others studied the effect of Fe on the measured rates of carbonation for the mineral olivine, and its role in the formation of Si-rich surface layers—to help assess repository CO2 sequestration potential.


Rifle–A Community Site of Discovery and Accomplishment

The Rifle, Colorado, floodplain provides an excellent test bed for interrogating how global change affects biogeochemical system functioning. This work will be essential for the new BER-funded SFA 2.0, Phase I effort at Rifle.


Doughty Uses TOUGH To Trap CO2

ESD’s Christine Doughty has customized TOUGH to compare field measurements with simulations of subsurface CO2 plume migration, to determine just how much injected CO2 will stay trapped in an aquifer as bubbles within the porous media.


Funding Opportunity for Commercialization -- Berkeley Lab Innovation

Call for Proposals for the Berkeley Lab Innovation Grants 2014. The purpose of the Innovation Grants Program is to advance the development of Lab inventions and software toward commercial applications.