William Bourcier, Ph.D
For the last 20 years, while a staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), William Bourcier has been involved with developing and deploying advanced water treatment technologies. He has over 20 patents and 50 publications resulting from this and other work while at LLNL including a licensed patent for a process using reverse osmosis to produce marketable silica from geothermal waters. In 2008 he left LLNL to co-found Simbol Mining, a company focused on extracting lithium from geothermal brines. Since that time he has worked as a consultant to over a dozen private companies assisting in technology development in areas of water treatment, carbon management, and geothermal energy.
William received his Ph.D in 1983 from Penn State University, spent two years as National Research Council Fellow at NASA Johnson Space Center, and then began his position as staff scientist at LLNL. While serving as chief scientist at CHC, William will retain his current part-time appointment at LLNL to better enable the exchange of information and technology between CHC and the DOE laboratory network.