Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Dipankar Dwivedi

Dipankar Dwivedi

Dipankar Dwivedi

Postdoctoral Fellow

Climate Sciences Department



Phone: 510-486-4005

Fax: 510-486-5686


Biographical Summary

Dipankar Dwivedi is a postdoctoral fellow in the Climate Sciences Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Dr. Dwivedi’s primary research focuses on reactive transport modeling, parameter estimation, and uncertainty quantification in subsurface systems. Dr. Dwivedi is working on advancing process understanding of coupled carbon and nitrogen cycling under degrading permafrost conditions in Arctic ecosystems.

Research Interests

Biogeochemistry of coupled carbon and nitrogen cycles in soil, hydrology and biogeochemistry at higher latitudes, fate and transport of contaminants in the subsurface, groundwater modeling, scaling of processes and parameters, uncertainty quantification, parameter estimation.


  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas: 2007 – 2012
  • M. Tech. Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India: 2003 – 2005
  • B. Tech. Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India: 1999 – 2003

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow – Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments, Climate Sciences Department, LBNL

Modeling Tools and Skills

  1. Programming Languages: C, Python, Visual Basic, Fortran, Shell Programming (BASH)
  2. Modeling Packages:
    • Groundwater Models: MODFLOW, MT3DMS  
    • Watershed Models: SWAT, BASINS
    • Other Packages: iTOUGH, Parameter ESTimation (PEST)

Honors and Awards

  1. Biological & Agricultural Engineering Graduate Scholarship, Texas A&M University, Spring 2012
  2. Robert E. Stewart Graduate Excellence Award, Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, 2010
  3. Graduate Student Research & Presentation Grant, Office of Graduate Studies, Texas A&M University, 2010
  4. TWRI Mills Scholarship, Texas Water Resources Institute, 2009-10
  5. WMI Scholarship for Savannah River Site (SRS), Department of Energy (DOE), 2006-07

Professional Society Affiliations

  1. American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2008-present
  2. European Geophysical Union (EGU), 2010-present
  3. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2010-present
  4. Nature (Journal), 2010-present

Honarary Societies

  1. Alpha Epsilon, National Honor Fraternity for Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department, 2011-present
  2. Phi Kappa Phi (ΦKΦ), National Honor Society for all academic disciplines, 2011-present