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Research Partners

The Zero Emission Research and Technology Center (ZERT) is a research collaborative focused on understanding the basic science of underground (geologic) carbon dioxide storage to mitigate greenhouse gasses from fossil fuel use and to develop technologies that can ensure the safety and reliability of that storage. ZERT is a partnership involving DOE laboratories (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) as well as universities (Montana State University and West Virginia University)

For general information please see the contact us at:

ZERT Project
zert (at) montana.edu
Phone: 406-994-1658
Fax: 406-994-2893
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172460
Bozeman, MT 59717-2460

The main contacts for each institution are listed below. For more detailed information by institution see the menu at the bottom of this page.


Montana State University

Lee Spangler
Associate Vice President for Research
Office of the Vice President for Research, Creativity, and Technology Transfer
spangler (at) montana.edu
Phone: 406-994-2891
Fax: 406-994-2893
PO Box 172460
Bozeman, MT 59717-2460

Michelle Leonti
Assistant to the Associate Vice President for Research
michelle leonti (at) montana.edu
Office of the Vice President for Research, Creativity, and Technology Transfer
Phone: 406-994-1658
Fax: 406-994-2893
PO Box 172460
Bozeman, MT 59717-2460


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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

Dr. Rajesh J. Pawar
Hydrologyy, Geochemistry & Geology Group, EES-6
rajesh (at) lanl.gov
Phone: (505) 665-6929
Fax: (505) 665-0566
MS T003
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545


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Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Larry Myer
lrmyer (at) lbl.gov
Mail Stop 90R1116
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720-8126


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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)

S. Julio Friedmann
friedmann2 (at) llnl.gov
Carbon Management Program
Energy & Environmental Directorate
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Ave
Livermore, CA 94550-9234

Elizabeth Burton
burton14 (at) llnl.gov
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
7000 East Avenue
P.O. Box 808 L-640
Livermore, CA 94551


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National Energy and Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Grant Brohmal
grant.bromhal (at) netl.doe.gov
Mail Stop: N05
3610 Collins Ferry Road
P.O. Box 880
Morgantown, WV
26507-0880


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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)

Pete McGrail
pete.mcgrail (at) pnl.gov
Pacific Northwest National Lab
P.O. Box 999 / K6-81
Richland, WA 99352


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West Virginia University (WVU)

Richard Bajura
Director, National Research Center for Coal and Energy (NRCCE)
richard.bajura (at) mail.wvu.edu
National Research Center for Coal and Energy West Virginia University
Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-6064


ZERT Research by Institution

Montana State University (MSU)
West Virginia University (WVU)
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)