Energy Geosciences Division

Meet Your Postdoc: Mamun Miah

Mamun Miah

Meet first-year EESA postdoc Mamun Miah, an earthquake engineer. Miah has been working with David McCallen’s research group on a Department of Energy (DOE)-funded project that is developing regional scale earthquake simulation models aimed at reducing seismic risks and assessing hazards.

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Fifth Worldwide Review on Nuclear Waste Disposal Programs

Book Cover: Fifth WorldWide Review

 The Energy Geosciences Division of Berkeley Lab has just released the Fifth Worldwide Review on International Approaches for Nuclear Waste Disposal in Geological Formations: Geological Challenges in Radioactive Waste Isolation. This book summarizes state-of-the-art radioactive waste disposal approaches in geological formations, with contributions from authors representing 23 countries. Since the Fourth Worldwide Review in 2006, advances in technologies, disposal…

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New Geophysics Department Head: Jonathan Ajo-Franklin

Susan Hubbard, ALD for the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA), has announced that Jonathan Ajo-Franklin will assume the role of the Department Head for Geophysics, effective June 15, 2017. Jonathan’s research focuses on using geophysical techniques to understand dynamic alterations in subsurface properties of relevance to the environmental and energy sectors. He received his PhD…

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New Risk Management System for Natural Gas Storage Receives $3 Million CEC Grant

Yingqi Zhang

As one of the largest methane leaks in U.S history, the incident at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Southern California revealed the risks of aging infrastructure. It also called attention to the need for a more comprehensive approach towards risk management. Now Berkeley Lab is at the forefront of developing new tools…

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Peter Fiske Joins Berkeley Lab as Water-Energy Resilience Institute Director

Peter Fiske

Berkeley Lab has chosen Peter Fiske, who holds a doctorate in Geological and Environmental Sciences from Stanford University, to lead the Water-Energy Resilience Institute as its first director. The Institute is a Lab-wide initiative aimed at increasing resilience in a future world that will face both water and energy constraints, and is linked to the…

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Building the Next Generation of Scientists: EESA at STEM Career Awareness Day

Christina Patricola

As a middle school student in eastern Massachusetts, Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA) research scientist Christina Patricola became fascinated with the snowstorms that frequently blanketed her hometown—and quickly recognized her passion for atmospheric science. But despite her early interest, Patricola says she doesn’t know if she would have continued on a scientific career path…

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Jens Birkholzer appointed as CCST Senior Fellow

The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has appointed Jens Birkholzer, Energy Geosciences Division Director, Berkeley Lab, to serve as senior fellow. He and six others join the CCST Senior Fellows to use their extensive experience and deep knowledge to provide politically neutral, expert scientific and technical advice and analyses to California state policy…

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