David Goldberg received his undergraduate and MS degrees in earth and planetary sciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his doctorate in geophysics and an MBA from Columbia University. He conducted post-doctoral studies at the Institute Français du Petrole in Paris and has been at Lamont-Doherty since 1985.
He has acted as Principal Investigator on many collaborative research projects, including multi-national carbon management studies for the U.S. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency, and been directly involved with numerous international scientific drilling programs. He also currently serves as the Deputy Director of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, a core faculty member for the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and teaches a popular course on carbon capture, utilization, and storage in the Sustainability Science Program at Columbia University. Goldberg continues to advise graduate and post-graduate research in carbon management, scientific drilling, and related topics.
David Goldberg is a Lamont Research Professor. His interests focus on the integration of different technologies for climate mitigation and cross-disciplinary approaches to improve public perception of the risks associated with them.