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University of Maryland
Research Scientist
Dept. of Geology
Geological carbon storage and sequestration


Julio Friedmann is director of the Carbon Storage Initiative at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He received his B.S and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. After graduation, he worked for five years as a senior research scientist in Houston for Exxon and ExxonMobil. He then worked as a research scientist at the University of Maryland's Joint Global Change Research Institute and at the Colorado School of Mines' Colorado Energy Research Institute. Currently, at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he leads initiatives and research into carbon capture, carbon storage, and underground coal gasification. He was invited to join M.I.T.'s team on the Future of Coal Energy Report and is the senior science coordinator for the Teapot Dome National Carbon Storage Test Center. His research interests include carbon sequestration, underground coal gasification, hydrocarbon systems, deep-water depositional systems, and paleoclimatology. He has worked in California, Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Spain, Ireland, the North Sea, Nigeria, Angola, Venezuela, Azerbaijan, and Australia.