Robert Kleinberg

Senior Fellow, ISE
Principal, Presidio Energy Technology


Robert L. Kleinberg, a Senior Fellow of the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy, is Principal of Presidio Energy Technology and adjunct senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy Policy of Columbia University. Dr. Kleinberg was educated at the University of California, Berkeley (B.S. Chemistry, 1971) and the University of California, San Diego (Ph.D. Physics, 1978). From 1978 to 1980 he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Exxon Corporate Research Laboratory in Linden, New Jersey. From 1980 to 2018 he was employed by Schlumberger, attaining the rank of Schlumberger Fellow, one of about a dozen who hold this rank in a workforce of 100,000. Dr. Kleinberg’s work at Schlumberger focused on geophysical measurements and the characterization and delineation of unconventional fossil fuel resources. His current work centers on energy technology and economics, and on environmental issues connected with oil and gas development. Dr. Kleinberg has authored more than 120 academic and professional papers, holds 41 U.S. patents, and is the inventor of several geophysical instruments that have been commercialized on a worldwide basis. Dr. Kleinberg is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and is the 2018-2019 American Physical Society Distinguished Lecturer on the Application of Physics.


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