Carl Steefel, a Senior Scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division has been appointed as the new Geochemistry Department Head (effective August 1, 2016) by Susan Hubbard, Associate Lab Director of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA).
“I am confident that Carl will do a terrific job of leading the Geochemistry Department and contributing to the strategic direction of EESA,” says Hubbard.
Carl is recognized as a world leader in the development of multicomponent reactive transport simulation approaches and their application for predicting pore through watershed scale processes important for many Earth and environmental challenges. He has contributed significantly to the predictive understanding of contaminant transport, carbon sequestration, watershed biogeochemical cycling, and chemical weathering processes. Furthermore, he is the principal developer of the reactive transport software CrunchFlow and serves on several editorial boards.
Carl joined Berkeley Lab in 2004, after holding positions at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the University of South Florida, and in industry. Within EESA, he provides vision and leadership for many projects that have significant high performance computing modeling goals, including the Watershed Function Scientific Focus Area, the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 (a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Center), and the IDEAS co-productivity software project.