Acting Associate Lab Director
Earth and Environmental Sciences Area (EESA)
Jens (pronounced Yens) Birkholzer became acting ALD for EESA in February of this year when Susan Hubbard, who had been in that role, was named Deputy for Science and Technology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (effective March 1, 2022). Jens, an internationally recognized expert in subsurface energy applications and environmental impact assessment, has served as the Director for the Energy Geosciences Division (EGD) in EESA since 2015. He has been at Berkeley Lab since 1994, except for a stint from 1999-2001 when he was the chief engineer and project manager for the construction of the new international airport in Dusseldorf, Germany. The massive project helped him gain experience in decision-making and in personnel, time, and budget management, which has been helpful in science management at the Lab.
What are you most excited about at EESA these days?
Jens in his postdoc years