Dr. S. Julio Friedmann

Technical Program Manager

Dr. Friedmann has an extensive research track record in CCS and directs LLNL’s Carbon Management Program where he leads LLNL’s research and development efforts on four large-scale CO2 sequestration projects (Weyburn, InSalah, Snohvit, and Shenhua). Dr. Friedmann has extensive experience in collaborations and engagement in China, including CCS projects on the ground (pre-feasibility study for Shenhua DCL), the WRI-Tsinghua CCS Guidelines project under the APP, MOUs and active research on advanced gasification technology, carbon capture, sequestration, geophysical monitoring, and energy systems analysis with ENN, TPRI, CNOOC New Energy, Duke, and Tsinghua. He serves on the advisory board of the China Energy and Environmental Summit and is co-author of the Asia Society report “Roadmap for US–China Collaboration on CCS.” Before joining LLNL, he worked as a research geologist for Exxon. In addition to geological carbon sequestration and underground coal gasification, his research includes tectonics and sedimentation, and basin analysis. He is the author or co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and holds a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Southern California and M.S. and B.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His responsibilities include:

  • Successful execution of the US–China ACT technical research program and agenda.
  • Managing the Technical Advisory Board.
  • Defining technical management processes.
  • Selecting, prioritizing, and coordinating all research tasks.
  • Monitoring activities against goals and reporting on their progress.
  • Providing financial management of these activities.
  • Assisting the Consortium Director