Roger Aines

Author, Championing Science
Energy Program Chief Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Dr. Roger Aines is Energy Program Chief Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and co-author, Championing Science- Communicating Your Ideas to Decision Makers. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Carleton College, and Doctor of Philosophy in geochemistry from the California Institute of Technology. 

Dr. Aines leads the Carbon Initiative at LLNL, which aims to understand, develop, and implement technologies for the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, so-called negative emissions technologies. He has been at LLNL since 1984 working on nuclear waste disposal, environmental remediation, application of stochastic methods to inversion and data fusion, management of carbon emissions including separation technology, and monitoring and verification methods for sequestration.

“I think there's a future job in climate for every discipline. And I'm sitting here talking to you, a historian, where the story of the past is so important for influencing the story of the future. That's the kind of thing that's going to be so important. There's a future for everybody—a gradFUTURE for everybody—in solving the climate crisis."