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Backpacking the Hoover Wilderness, Eastern Sierra, California. Jennifer M. Frederick, Ph.D.
Computational Geoscientist and Engineer
Sandia National Laboratories
Applied Systems Analysis and Research
Albuquerque, NM
jmfrede [at] sandia [dot] gov


U.C. Berkeley email:
jenn [at] eps [dot] berkeley [dot] edu
I completed a PhD in the Earth & Planetary Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley, with a designated emphasis in Computational Science & Engineering in December 2013.
Read my dissertation here.

As a post-doc at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, NV, supported by the National Research Council's Methane Hydrate Postdoctoral Fellowship, my research focused on environmental fluid mechanics, with an emphasis on subsurface and submarine flows at continental margins. My post-doc project was on multi-phase and variable density flow and transport in the environment and its role in the evolution of relict Arctic submarine permafrost and methane gas hydrate deposits under climate change. I used applied mathematics and computational methods as a research tool to develop my own numerical models to study these problems.

In December 2015, I joined Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, NM, as a staff scientist. At Sandia, I am a computational geoscientist and engineer, and I contribute to research and model development in high performance computing, open-source software, applied mathematics, and numerical methods for high-resolution modeling of large-scale multiphase flow and transport problems involving coupled physiochemical processes in the subsurface (www.pflotran.org). I also continue to pursue my research interests in gas hydrates, Arctic submarine permafrost evolution, and Arctic coastal dynamics.

Professional History
Dec. 2015 - present
Computational Geoscientist and Engineer
Applied Systems Analysis and Research
Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Jan. 2014 - Nov. 2015
National Research Council Methane Hydrates Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
Aug. 2010 - Dec. 2013
Graduate Student Researcher
Department of Earth & Planetary Science
University of California, Berkeley
Aug. 2008 - May 2010
Graduate Student Researcher
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

Jennifer M. Frederick, Ph.D.
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV