Hanna Marie Breunig, 2002B B90 Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley, CA 94720 | email@example.com
PhD. Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015
University of California, Berkeley
Minor: Geographic Information Science
Minor: Energy and Resources Group
Engineering and Business for Sustainability Certificate 2012
University of California, Berkeley
M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2011
University of California, Berkeley
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering 2010
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA January 2011- Present
Postdoctoral Fellow, August 2015- present
- Temporal and spatial investigation of the economic and environmental performance of various waste-to-energy technologies in California, with a specific emphasis on utilizing waste biomass for distributed energy generation.
Graduate Student Researcher P.I. Max Wei, July 2013-August 2014
- Performed life cycle impact assessment and spatial analyses for deployment scenarios of fuel cells for combined heat and power in commercial buildings
Graduate Student Researcher P.I. Thomas McKone, January 2011-July 2013
- Conducted feasibility, economic, and environmental analysis of brine and carbon dioxide by-product recycling and management from carbon capture and sequestration at power plants.
Member of Emerging Technology Analysis Team http://carboncycle2.lbl.gov/research/crosscutting-science/energy-analysis/e2at/index.html
Member of Sustainable Energy Systems Division in Environmental Energy Technologies Division
Larry P. Walker Biofuel Laboratory, Cornell University, NY, June 2008 – August 2009
Biological and Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Research
- Conducted independent and collaborative research on enzymes involved in the conversion of cellulose to fermentable sugars for the development of biofuels and bioproducts.
- Developed a method using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) to quantify the oligosaccharide reaction products of the hydrolysis of cellulose by unlabeled and fluorescently-labeled Thermobifida fusca enzymes.
- Quantified the enzymatic activities using chromatogram data. Developed kinetic models for the enzyme’s modes of activity using hydrolysis time-course experiments.
MKS Instruments Inc., Rochester NY, Summer 2006, 2007
Environmental Engineering Internship
- Revised the Environmental Management System for regulation discrepancies and hazards found during ISO 14001 certification audits.
- Completed a chemical inventory for the building, used the inventory data to redesign and update their physical and electronic MSDS libraries.
- Designed and taught several Hazardous Communication Trainings and ISO 14001 Familiarization sessions to employees.
2016; Bay Area Regional I-Corps NSF program http://today.lbl.gov/2016/04/27/etas-breunig-part-of-start-up-accepted-to-bay-area-nsf-i-corps/
2015; MIT Rising Stars in CEE
2014-2015: EPA STAR Fellowship
2014-2015: Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship
2013-2014: UC Berkeley Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
2012: SETAC 6th World Congress Poster Spotlight Presentation Berlin Germany
2009: Cornell University Engineering Research Conference: Exceptional Undergraduate Presentation Award
2009: Cornell University Engineering Learning Initiatives: Undergraduate Research Award
2006: MKS Inc. Technology Scholarship for marked dedication to engineering research
Activist for National Resource Defense Council 2008-Present
Support petitions for environmental resource protection, particularly for initiatives in New York and California
Volunteer for TechBridge Girls Summer Academy Role Model 2013
Led an engineering design project for middle school girls interested in STEM careers
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Research Mentor. 2012, 2013, 2016
Mentored masters student from UC Berkeley for the Spring semester of 2016.
Mentored visiting undergraduates of National Applied Science Institute (INSA) of Lyon in France for 21 weeks in 2012 and 2013.
University of California, Berkeley, Graduate Student Instructor for course: Introduction to Environmental Engineering. 2011, 2012, 2013
Cornell University, Teaching Assistant for course: Renewable Energy Systems. 2010
Cornell University, Teaching Assistant for course: Engineering for a Sustainable Society. 2008
Environmental, Public Health, and Safety Assessment of Fuel Pipelines and other Freight Transportation Modes. Strogan, Brett; Bell, Kendon, Breunig, Hanna, Zilberman, David. Applied Energy. (Accepted February 2016).
Spatially-explicit water balance implications of carbon capture and sequestration. Sathre, Roger; Breunig, Hanna; Greenblatt, Jeffery; Larsen, Peter; Masanet, Eric; McKone, Thomas; Quinn, Nigel; Scown, Corinne. Environmental Modelling and Software. (2016, Vol 75, 153-162).
A Total Cost of Ownership Model for Low Temperature PEM Fuel Cells in Combined Heat and Power and Backup Power Applications. Wei, Max; Lipman, Timothy; Mayyas, Ahmad; Chien, Joshua; Chan Shuk Han; Breunig, Hanna; Stadler, Michael; McKone, Thomas; Beattie, Paul; Chong, Patricia; Collela, Whitney; James, Brian. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report. Submitted March 2014.
The role of life cycle assessment (LCA) in carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and sequestration implementation. Breunig, H; Sathre, R; Greenblatt, J. Whitepaper prepared for the California Energy Commission. Submitted July 2013.
Assessment of brine management for geologic carbon sequestration. Breunig, Hanna; Birkholzer, Jens; Borgia, Andrea; Oldenburg, Curtis; Price, Phillip; McKone, Thomas. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report, LBNL-6361E, June 2013.
Regional assessment of brine management for geologic carbon sequestration. Breunig, Hanna; Birkholzer, Jens; Borgia, Andrea; Oldenburg, Curtis; Price, Phillip; McKone, Thomas. IJGGC. 2013, Vol. 14,pp. 39-48.
Spatially-explicit impacts of carbon capture and sequestration on water supply and demand. Sathre, Roger; Breunig, Hanna; Larsen, Peter; Masanet, Eric; McKone, Thomas; Quinn, Nigel; Scown, Corinne. (2012) 11th Annual Conference Proceedings on Carbon Capture, Utilization, & Sequestration. (April 30 – May 3). Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Enzymatic transformations of cellulose assessed by quantitative high-throughput fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (QHT-FTIR). Corgie, Stephane; Smith, Hanna; Walker, Larry. Biotechnology & Bioengineering. (July 2011, Vol. 108, pg 1509-1520).
Labeling and purification of cellulose-binding proteins for high resolution fluorescence applications. Moran-Mirabal, Jose; Corgie, Stephane; Bolewski, Jacob; Smith, Hanna; Cipriany, Benjamin; Craighead, Harold; Walker, Larry. Analytical Chemistry. (September 3, 2009, Vol. 81, pg 7981-7987).
Fluorescence Labeling And Purification Of Cellulases For Single Molecule Spectroscopy. Moran-Mirabal, Jose; Corgie, Stephane; Bolewski, Jacob; Smith, Hanna; Walker, Larry. Biophysical Journal, 2009, Vol. 96, pg 45).
2013 AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference, Portland, OR
Oral Presentation: Guiding carbon capture and sequestration scale-up in California using watershed resilience indicators as metrics of local sustainability
2013 23rd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland
Poster Presentation: Understanding the local implications of societal scale technology deployment
2012 33rd Annual Meeting North America SETAC, Long Beach, CA
Oral Presentation given by co-author Dr. Pei Zhai: LCA study of artificial photosynthesis – hydrogen compression/liquefaction using photovoltaics
2012 6th SETAC World Congress, Berlin, Germany
Poster and Poster Spotlight Oral Presentation: Waste to Resource: Capturing spatial heterogeneity using GIS: A LCA case study of brine management for geologic carbon sequestration
2012 LLNL Carbon dioxide Capture and Sequestration Workshop
Oral presentation: Life cycle assessment of brine management for geologic carbon sequestration
2011 CO2 Storage and Water Projects WebEx, NETL Webinar Host
Oral Presentation: Waste to resource: Life cycle assessment of brine for CCS
2009 Cornell Engineering Research Conference, Ithaca, NY
Poster Presentation: Labeling and purification of cellulose-binding proteins for high resolution fluorescence applications