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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Gautam Bisht

Gautam Bisht

Gautam Bisht

Scientist

Climate Sciences Department

 

 

Phone: 510-486-6246

Fax: 510-486-5686

Email: gbisht@lbl.gov

Biographical Summary

Dr. Bisht is a Project Scientist in the Climate Sciences Department at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His primary research focuses on understanding spatial scaling of soil moisture, particularly in presence of polygonal ground features in Arctic ecosystem. Dr. Bisht is developing improved representation of subsurface processes in the Community Land Model (CLM) by coupling CLM with a 3D subsurface flow and reactive transport model, PFLOTRAN.

Education

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, B.Tech., Civil Engineering, 2002
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2004
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2010

Professional Experience

  • 2012-present Project Scientist, LBNL, Berkeley, CA. Current research efforts include: 1) understanding of statistical moments of soil moisture in presence of polygonal ground features in Arctic ecosystem; and 2) development of improved representation of subsurface processes in the Community Land Model (CLM) by coupling CLM and PFLOTRAN.
  • 2010-2012 Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Center for Computational Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

Collaborators and Co-Authors

B. Andre (LBNL), D. Dwivedi (LBNL), G. Hammond (SNL), F. Hoffman (ORNL), J. Kumar (ORNL), R. Mills (ORNL), W. J. Riley (LBNL).