Chief Scientist of the Energy Program
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Roger Aines is the Chief Scientist of the Energy Program at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Carleton College, and Doctor of Philosophy in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology.
Roger leads the Carbon Initiative at LLNL, which aims to understand, develop, and implement technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so-called negative emissions technologies. He has been at LLNL since 1984 working on nuclear waste disposal, environmental remediation, application of stochastic methods to inversion and data fusion, management of carbon emissions including separation technology, and monitoring and verification methods for sequestration. With Amy Aines he authored the recently released Championing Science, a book that helps scientists communicate more effectively with decision makers.