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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Kenzi Karasaki

Kenzi Karasaki

Kenzi Karasaki

Staff Scientist

Hydrogeology Department

 

 

Phone: 510-486-6759

Fax: 510-486-5686

Email: KKarasaki@lbl.gov

Biographical Summary

Conducting research in the area of fracture hydrology focusing on field testing, monitoring and characterization, and theory development of flow and transport in fractures and fault zones. Currently developing a dedicated field site to investigate fault zone hydrology.

Education

  • Ph.D., Hydrology, Materials Science and Mineral Engineering Dept., 1986. University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., Hydrology, Materials Science and Mineral Engineering Dept., 1981. University of California, Berkeley
  • B.S., Petroleum Engineering, 1978. University of Tokyo

Professional Experience

  • Staff Scientist, Principal Investigator and Research Area Leader: Characterization and Monitoring, Earth Sciences Division
    • Conduct research in the area of fracture hydrology: field testing, monitoring and characterization, numerical modeling, and theoretical development of flow and transport in fractures and faults. Obtain funding from domestic and international funding agencies and organizations including USDOE, USEPA; USHSD and equivalent agencies elsewhere

Other Activities

  • Member, American Geophysical Union.

Awards

  • Jane Lewis Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1981
  • J. F. Bradley Mining Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1982
  • Regents Fellowship, University of California, Berkeley, 1983
  • Invited Lecturer, New Energy and Technology Development Organization, Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Tokyo, Japan, 1990 and 1992.
  • Invitee, Distinguished Lecturer, VTT Techincal Research Center of Finland, 1993.
  • Invited Lecturer, Distinguished International Researcher Program, Geological Survey of Japan, 2000.

Dissertation

  • Well Test Analysis in Fractured Media, Ph. D. Thesis, LBNL-21442, April, 1986.