Dr. Gregory Newman is a Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Geosciences Division and the former Head of the Geophysics Department in the Earth Sciences Division. Prior to his appointment in January 2004, Dr. Newman worked nearly fourteen years at Sandia National Laboratories, Geophysical Technology Department. He has over 25 years of experience in large-scale geophysical field simulation and computation. In 2000, Dr. Newman was a Mercator Fellow at the Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Federal Republic of Germany. The fellowship was awarded from the German National Science Foundation for a year of study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Studies at the Institute were directed on the formulation and implementation of 3D transient electromagnetic modeling and inversion algorithms for geophysical applications and lectures on the electromagnetic modeling and inversion. Dr. Newman was also affiliated with this institution from 1987-1989 as a Post Doctorate Appointee and an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow.