Biography of Roger Aines

President of the Scientific Council of the CarMa Chair

Roger Aines is Chief Scientist of the Energy Program at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). A part of the United States Department of Energy and operated by the University of California, this laboratory conducts government and private sector research in clean energy 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, the so-called negative emissions technologies.

He has been at LLNL since 1984 working on nuclear waste disposal, environmental decontamination, application of stochastic methods to inversion and data fusion, management of carbon emissions including separation technology, and on the monitoring and verification methods for sequestration.

Roger Aines holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Carleton College and a PhD in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology.