PNNL@Innovations in Climate Resilience 2024

PNNL researchers to attend the Conference of Innovations in Climate Resilience 2024, presented by Battelle

Innovations in Climate Resilience 2024 - ICR24

Join PNNL researchers at the Innovations in Climate Resilience, presented by Battelle

(Graphic by Shannon Colson | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

April 22-24, 2024

A changing climate affects us all. At the Conference of Innovations in Climate Resilience, presented by Battelle, government leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators will gather to discuss and explore the latest research and advancements in mitigating environmental threats.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientists will share their expertise in climate research, including areas related to climate modeling, climate security, environmental justice, atmospheresoil management, and Earth systems sciences. More specifically focus on closing the carbon cycle and some attendees are Joint Global Change Research Institute members focusing on climate modeling.

Job Opportunities

The Department of Energy (DOE) supports the nation’s brightest minds, using state-of-the-art facilities to unlock our commitment to drive discovery—stewarding 17 national laboratories, including PNNL. Join the drive to unlock innovative solutions to climate concerns by supporting the fundamental research for energy production and security.

Events and Participants

View the full list of PNNL lightning talks and posters below.

Tuesday, April 23

A Timeline of Activities and Development of EEMPA: A Leading Single-Component Water-Lean Solvent

Track A, 1:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m. PT

David Heldebrant is an expert in carbon capture and utilization.
David Heldebrant

Nature-Based Solutions for Reducing Risk from Coastal Hazards

Track B, 12:15 p.m.–12:30 p.m. PT

Katie Arkema

DoD Installation Mission Adaptation to a Changing Climate

Track B, 2:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. PT

Chris Chini, PNNL staff member
Christopher Chini

Optimizing Net Zero across a Portfolio to Meet Seemingly Disparate Goals

Track C, 2:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m. PT

Amy Solana
Amy Solana

Long-Duration Energy Storage: Why Do We Need It and How Can We Enable It?

Track C, 3:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m. PT

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Jeremy Twitchell

Wednesday, April 24

Advancing Climate Vulnerability Assessment for Defense Installations by Incorporating Sensitivity and Adaptive Capacity

Track B, 7:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m. PT

Katie Arkema

Session Chairs

 Jill Brandenberger - square
Jill Brandenberger
Meredydd Evans
Meredydd Evans


Tuesday, April 23, 3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. PT

Impact of Adjacent Spans on the Wind Fragility of Distribution Poles: Modeling Gaps and Validation

Track B

Tawsif Ahmad

No Place like Home: Understanding How U.S. Residents Make Home Energy Upgrade Decisions

Track B

Chrissi Antonopoulos
Chrissi Antonopoulos

Quantifying Uncertainties in Multi-Domain, Multi-Modal Data Integration for Climate Impact Forecasting

Track B

David Novelli

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint through Innovative Instructional Design Systems

Track C

Everett Lowery
Everett Lowery

Understanding the Contribution of the Protein Scaffold of an Artificial Enzyme for CO2 Hydrogenation

Track C

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Wendy Shaw

Beyond Carbon: A State-Level Analysis of Decarbonization Impacts on Residential Energy Security across Income Groups

Track C

Ying Zhang
Ying Zhang

Save the Date – Earth Day on April 22, 2024

Earth Day is the largest global observation of an environmental movement designed to promote human action, volunteerism, and policy change. This year, the focus is Planet vs. Plastics.

Visit the PNNL Earth Day page to learn about research PNNL has conducted to better understand and invest in the Earth.