Berkeley Lab

Haruko Wainwright


Research Scientist
Earth Sciences Division, LBNL
hmwainwright@lbl.gov

Haruko Murakami Wainwright is currently a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. After graduating with BS in engineering from Kyoto University in Japan, she earned MS in nuclear engineering (2006), MA in statistics (2010), and PhD in nuclear engineering (2010) at University of California, Berkeley. She has worked on various research topics in both nuclear engineering and environmental sciences, including nuclear waste, groundwater contamination associated with nuclear weapon productions, the Arctic ecosystem responses to climate change, biogeochemical cycling in riparian systems, and deep-subsurface CO2 storage. Her research has been focused on parameter estimation and uncertainty quantification. She has played a key role in many DOE-sponsored large multidisciplinary projects; the DOE’s Integrated Field Research Challenge (IFRC) project, Sustainable Systems Science Focus Area (SFA), National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP), the Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM), and the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment in Arctic (NGEE-Arctic).