Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

George Peridas

Mechanical Engineer

Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division

August 13, 2021

What do you like about working at the Lab?

The emphasis on science and remaining faithful to facts.

What do your day-to-day work activities include?

Research, outreach, and connecting the right people and entities that need to come together to solve a complex problem like climate change.

What is one project you’re really proud to have worked on?

I am most proud of my work to establish and inform standards and incentives to regulate and promote responsible clean energy deployment, and also of my contribution to the "Getting to Neutral" report that outlined how California can achieve its ambitious carbon neutrality goal.

What is your educational or career background?

Following family history and tradition, I studied engineering in college. After my masters and doctorate, I decided to turn my energies and knowledge to the environment by pursuing a second masters in environmental science and policy. I also have experience in public policy, and I'm an aspiring geologist and attorney.

What inspired you to go into science/your field of work?

I grew up sailing around the Greek islands and both developed a love and appreciation for nature, but also witnessed the degradation of these pristine places from environmental pressures and development. I soon knew that I had no choice but to work to protect our environment.

What advice would you give to a new employee at the Lab?

Keep your eyes and ears open for knowledge and experience around you at the Lab. Chances are there is an expert around somewhere in the area you are interested in!

What are your hobbies?

Rock and ice climbing, mountaineering, skiing, fishing, and piano.