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

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Stefan Finsterle

Stefan Finsterle

Stefan Finsterle

Staff Scientist

Hydrogeology Department

 

 

Phone: 510-486-5205

Fax: 510-486-5686

Email: SAFinsterle@lbl.gov

Research Interests

Inverse modeling of non-isosthermal multiphase flow systems; fracture and unsaturated zone hydrology; hydrogeophysics; test design and data analysis; optimization; error and uncertainty analysis; geostatistics.

Education

  • 1993 Doctorate, Dr. sc. techn., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
  • 1988 Masters, Dipl. Kult- Ing. ETH, Environmental Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland

Work History

  • 2005/2006, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, California
  • since 2001, Staff Geological Scientist, (Head Hydrogeology Department February 2006–December 2008) Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
  • 1996, Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Sciences, Clemson University, South Carolina       
  • 1995, Visiting Scientist, School of Engineering, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1994 – 2001, Geological Scientist, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
  • 1993 – 1994, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California
  • 1988 – 1993, Research Engineer, Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology, and Glaciology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland

Software

Main developer of iTOUGH2 nonisothermal multiphase inverse modeling code

Recognitions

2011, U.S. Department of Energy Secretarial Honor Award

2010, Guest Professor, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China

2005, Berkeley Lab Tech Transfer Award

2003, Berkeley Lab Outstanding Performance Award

1993, Medal of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland, for an outstanding doctoral dissertation

1989, Diplompreis des Schweizerischen Kulturingenieur Vereins, for an outstanding master thesis in land surveying