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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: George Pau

George Pau

George Pau


Hydrogeology Department



Phone: 510-486-7196

Fax: 510-486-5686


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Biographical Summary

George Pau is a computational scientist working on high-performance computing, model reduction and optimization algorithms relevant to earth sciences.  He is involved in several DOE projects, including Advanced Simulation Capabilities for Environmental Management (ASCEM)  and National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP).  He was a 2007 Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellow and worked in Center of Computational Sciences and Engineering, Computational Research Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.   

Research Interests

George Pau is interested in

  1. Model order reduction techniques relevant to subsurface flow modeling and earth system modeling.
  2. High performance parallel simulation of multiphase flow in porous media.
  3. Robust and efficient inverse modeling algorithm for subsurface flow.


Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007.

S.M. in High Performance Computation in Engineered System, National University of Singapore, Singapore-MIT Alliance, Singapore, 2002. 

B.Eng. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Petronas University of Technology, Malaysia, 2001.

Honors and Awards

Early Career Research Award, U.S. Department of Energy. 2013.

Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 2007.