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Jens Birkholzer Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Dedication to Geosciences

Dr. Birkholzer is a Senior Scientist and Director of the Energy Geosciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California

Dr. Birkholzer is an internationally recognized expert in subsurface energy applications.

    BERKELEY, CA, March 09, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jens Birkholzer has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Birkholzer is an internationally recognized expert in subsurface energy applications who currently serves the Earth and Environmental Sciences Area of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) as Director of the Energy Geosciences Division ( Dr. Birkholzer and his colleagues use cutting-edge numerical, observational and experimental approaches to develop new methods for sustainable utilization and management of the Earth's subsurface, in areas ranging from enhanced geothermal energy recovery to safe disposal of high-level radioactive waste and sustainable production from unconventional oil and gas resources. In particular, Dr. Birkholzer is recognized for his broad body of research in geologic carbon sequestration as a promising approach for mitigating climate change. Geologic carbon sequestration refers to the practice of capturing CO2 from large stationary emitters--rather than just venting it into the atmosphere--and injecting it deep into the earth for long-term trapping.

Inspired by the study of contaminant transport in fractured rocks, this avenue of research became Dr. Birkholzer's thesis topic when he earned a PhD from Germany's Aachen University of Technology in 1994. He moved to the United States soon after to work at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher, briefly returned to his native Germany for a management position in 1999, and eventually rejoined to LBNL in 2001, where he now holds the title of a Senior Scientist. In total, he has produced over 400 scientific publications and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Geomechanics for Energy and Environment and the Journal of Sustainable Energy Engineering. The chairman of the international DECOVALEX model comparison initiative, Dr. Birkholzer is also a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, as well as a Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology since January of 2017.

Dr. Birkholzer attributes his successes to luck and good mentors, some of whom have presented him with a bevy of awards. Most recently, he received the 2012 Directors Award for Exceptional Achievement from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and has notably received a 1995 to 1996 Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Humboldt Foundation. Furthermore, Dr. Birkholzer has previously earned the Friedrich-Wilhelm Award for his PhD thesis from Aachen University. In his free time, he enjoys road and mountain biking. To view Dr. Birkholzer's profile on the Lawrence Berkeley website, please visit

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