Dr. Sanchez is on entrepreneurial leave from UC Berkeley through May 2023
Daniel L. Sanchez studies engineered biomass & bioenergy systems that remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Trained as an engineer and energy systems analyst, Sanchez’s work and engagement spans the academic, nongovernmental, and governmental sectors. As an Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, he runs the Carbon Removal Lab, which aims to commercialize sustainable carbon dioxide removal technologies, and supports outreach to policymakers and technologists in California and across the United States.
Prior to joining the faculty of UC Berkeley, Daniel was a AAAS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow serving in the Office of Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO). He has previously held positions with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, Green for All, and the California Public Utilities Commission. He holds a PhD and MS from UC Berkeley’s Energy and Resources Group, and a BSE in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California-Berkeley, 2015
M.S., Energy and Resources, University of California-Berkeley, 2013
B.S.E., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Research Interests / Specializations:
carbon dioxide removal, bioenergy, California forests, climate policy, energy systems modeling
D.L. Sanchez, N. Johnson, S. McCoy, P.A. Turner, K.J. Mach. “Near-term deployment of carbon capture and storage from biorefineries in the United States” Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, 115, 4875-4880 (2018) http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/115/19/4875.full.pdf.