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Natural Gas Initiative is a cross-campus effort of the Precourt Institute for Energy.

META Seminars

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The Methane Emissions Technology Alliance (META), led by Stanford and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a multi-institution group of researchers and practitioners in the private and public sectors focusing on sharing and discussing advances in the detection and mitigation of methane emissions from a variety of sources.

"META seminars have a particularly great mix of practical industry and cutting edge academic talks. The attendees are top notch, and Frost Methane has made invaluable connections through the seminar series." ~ Olya Irzak, Founder and CEO of Frost Methane

The flagship initiative of META is our biweekly online seminar series discussing the latest advances in research and practice in this field.

Since we launched early in 2020, we have had speakers from Georgia Tech, Frost Methane, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Gas Technology Institute, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Stanford.

See all Past META Seminars

Who Can Attend?

Anyone interested in attending these seminars is welcome to do so. We aim to bring together researchers and stakeholders from industry, government, and nonprofit organizations interested in discussing the latest developments in methane emissions technologies.

To join the list, please submit this form

Can I Watch Past Talks?

Yes! You can find recordings of many past META talks on our YouTube Channel.YouTube channel

Core Members

Evan Sherwin

Research Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sahar El Abbabi

Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Colin Finnegan

Research Assistant, Earth System Science, Stanford University
Kelsey Foster

PhD Student, Earth System Science and Carnegie Institute for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford University
Chelsea Preble

Assistant Research Engineer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley; Berkeley Lab, Energy Technologies Area

PhD Student, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines

Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science, Stanford University

PhD Student, Earth and Planetary Science, Harvard University

PhD Student, Energy Science & Engineering, Stanford University

Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

PhD Student, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources, Stanford University

Senior Advisor

Adam Brandt

NGI Director, Associate Professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering

Core Team Alumni

Zutao Yang

Assistant Professor, Auburn University