Executive Manager, Nanofabrication Facility, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Scientist, DSSC
Dr. William Harbert received his MS in Exploration Geophysics and Ph.D. in Geophysics from Stanford University. He then completed a National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral Research Associate appointment with the United States Geological Survey in Menlo Park, California. He was also an Exchange Scientist between the US Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (Академия Наук СССР) during one of the last years of this program. He was a Gestattungsvertrag, within the Fachbereich Geowissenschaften, at Institut für Geologische Wissenschaften, Fachrichtung Geophysik, Freie Universität Berlin. He was a R&D 100 Award Winner for National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) Toolset, working on a United States Department of Energy National Laboratory Team.
He also received recognition of technical work published, Christopher A. Smith, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, United States Department of Energy. He was appointed and served as a Full Voting Member, Governor’s Commission on Mine Voids and Mine Safety. Investigate Mine Voids and Mine Safety, which held public hearings, and completed a detailed report for the Governor of Pennsylvania.
He was a member, Academic Advisory Committee to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) on the assessment of geological sequestration of carbon dioxide. He also served for several years on the Science Advisory Board Voting Member, In Salah Gas CO2 Storage JIP. This involved thoroughly reviewing a complex North African field project and submitting report to the JIP. He is a life-time member of SEG, a registered professional petroleum geophysicist and member of AAPG and SPE. He has been a DOE ORISE Research Associate and a Resident Institute Fellow of the NETL-Institute for Advanced Energy Solution (IAES). He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the In Salah CO2 Injection Project facilitated by British Petroleum and was also on an Altarock Review Board, which focused on an enhanced geothermal power project funded by the United States Department of Energy.
Jerry Wang joined Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2019. He received his BS in 2013 from Yale University (Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics & Physics), SM in 2015 from MIT (Mechanical Engineering), and PhD in 2019 from MIT (Mechanical Engineering and Computation), working with Professor Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou. He performed postdoctoral research at MIT in Chemical Engineering, working with Professor James W. Swan.
David Pekker received his B.S. in Physics and B.A. in Mathematics from Rice University. During these years, he also carried out a research project at the Institute for Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin and spent a semester abroad at the University of Bristol in the U.K, where he wrote his senior thesis. He then received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. After a postdoc at Harvard then Caltech, he joined the Department of Physics of the University of Pittsburgh in 2014.