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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Katie L. Boyle

Katie Boyle

Katie L. Boyle

Scientific Engineering Associate

Geophysics Department



Phone: 510-486-4018

Fax: 510-486-5686


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Biographical Summary

My primary interests are high-precision microearthquake relocation in geothermal settings and the imaging of reservoir  velocity structure using passive-source seismic tomography from induced microseismicity.  I also look at correlations between induced seismicity and ongoing injection, production, and temperature trends, as well as focal mechanisms in geothermal systems.

My secondary interest is in the development of real-time, interactive visualization for Enhanced Geothermal Systems injection site monitoring.


  • M.S. Geophysics 2012, Stanford University
  • M.S. Degree Coursework in Electrical Engineering 2007, San Jose State University
  • B.S./B.A. Physics and Psychology 2006, University of California, Los Angeles

Professional Experience

  • Scientific Engineering Associate Feb 2010 - Present, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Research Associate Nov 2007 – Feb 2010,  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Computing Consultant Dec 2007 – Feb 2009,  MSA/Acceleron Technologies
  • Student Research Assistant Mar 2006 – Nov 2007,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Student Research Assistant Sep 2005 – Mar 2006,  Department of Earth and Space Sciences, UCLA
  • Summer Intern Jun 2005 – Sep 2005,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory


2009 SPOT Award: Numerous contributions to SeTES (Self-Teaching Expert System). Awarded by George Moridis.

2009 SPOT Award: Development of webbased applications that make the use of LBNL TOUGH codes accessible to a wide audience. Awarded by George Moridis.

Computer Skills

PHP, Fort 77, MATLAB, Perl, Cshell, SAC, Fort 95, Javascript, Python, HypoINVERSE, HypoDD, TomoDD

Operating Systems:  Linux Ubuntu/Red Hat, Mac OS/X, Sun Solaris, Windows XP/Vista