Haruko Murakami Wainwright

Research Scientist

Building 085B, Room 0107


Phone: 510-495-2038

Fax: 510-486-5686


Curriculum Vitae


I am currently a tenure-track research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. I received MS in nuclear engineering (2006), MA in statistics (2010), and PhD in nuclear engineering (2010) at University of California, Berkeley. My initial research interest was to investigate the environmental impact of nuclear waste and nuclear weapon productions. My PhD dissertation focused on Bayesian geostatistical inverse modeling for subsurface characterization at the uranium-contaminated DOE Hanford site. Since then, I have broadened my research interest to various environmental problems, including Arctic ecosystem responses to climate change, groundwater contamination, and deep-subsurface CO2 storage. In addition to working in many interdisciplinary projects, I am a deputy lead of the site application thrust in the Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management project, leading the site application at the Savannah River Site F-Area. I am also in the leadership team of Institute for Resilient Communities, which aims to prepare communities for radiological and other disasters through research, education and outreach activities.