Dr. Julio FriedmanChief Energy Technologist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
In his role as Chief Energy Technologist, Dr. Friedmann leads and coordinates research, development and technology assessment into many different energy sectors. These include carbon capture, carbon storage, shale gas, hydrofracturing, conventional and unconventional oil recovery, underground coal gasification, smart-grid planning and operation, energy system analysis, rewewable power integration, nuclear fuel cycle, and novel nuclear reactor systems. He is a principle co-author on the MIT “Future of Coal Energy” Report, the National Petroleum Council report “Facing Hard Truths”, and the World Resources Institute “CCS Guidelines” report.
He leads the California Energy Systems for the 21st Century initiative (CES-21), a joint R&D effort with California’s three investor owned utilities to build smart grid tools and systems for commercial use. He is currently the co-director for the US-China Clean Energy Research Center on Clean Coal and CCS, and he serves on the technical advisory boards for the CCS projects by AEP, DOE, Summit Power, EmberClear, GreatPoint Energy.
Julio received his B.S and M.S. degrees from M.I.T., and his Ph.D. at the Univ. So. California. After graduation, he worked 5 years as a senior research scientist at Exxon and later ExxonMobil. He next worked as a research scientist at the Univ. of Maryland. A native of California, he has worked across the US, China, Spain, Ireland, the North Sea, Nigeria, Angola, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Indonesia, India, and Australia.