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 Earth & Environmental Sciences Area (EESA)’s Grand Challenge focused on the future of water. The Institute aims to increase understanding of the interplay between water and energy resources with the goal of developing evidence-based technologies and management practices.
“Peter has the vision and experience to lead this multidisciplinary initiative,” said Susan Hubbard, Associate Laboratory Director for EESA. “His scientific background and entrepreneurial experience will be critical for shaping Berkeley Lab’s water-energy research portfolio.”
Fiske will start work at Berkeley Lab on May 15. His office will be located in Building 74. For more information about Fiske’s background, read the Lab’s news release here.