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David S. Goldberg, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Sustainability Science; Lamont Research Professor; Deputy Director, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

David Goldberg, Ph.D. is a Lamont Research Professor and has studied and published on a range of subjects from quantifying marine methane hydrates in nature to the structure and alteration of oceanic crust to carbon dioxide storage and renewable energy. He has acted as Principal Investigator for many collaborative research projects, including recent multinational carbon management studies, and has been directly involved with several international scientific drilling programs. In carbon management, his interests have evolved to focus on the integration of different technologies and cross-disciplinary approaches to develop achievable climate solutions. He also currently serves as the Deputy  Director of the Earth Institute’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University. Dr. Goldberg received his undergraduate and M.S. degrees in earth and planetary sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in geophysics and an MBA from Columbia University. He conducted postdoctoral studies at the Institut Français du Petrole in Paris and has been at Lamont-Doherty since 1985. He has served on numerous panels related to international scientific drilling, the U.S. Secretary of Energy’s Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee, and as a core faculty member for the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia. Dr. Goldberg continues to advise graduate students interested in carbon management, scientific drilling, and related research areas.