Bernard Zak


Atmospheric Science


New Mexico State University

bdzak [at]


PO Box 1385
Cedar Crest, NM 87008
United States

Brief Biography

Bernie Zak, PhD (Physics, University of California, Berkeley) was an early member of LBL's Energy and Environment Program working on analytical instrumentation for environmental research. He had a hand in the development of the Isotope-Zeeman Atomic Absorption technique for rapid elemental analysis, a technique that has since been commercialized. Currently, Bernie holds the position of Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories and is Manager of the DOE/ARM North Slope of Alaska Climate Change Research Site. He also represents DOE on the SEARCH Interagency Working Group.

Science Specialties

climate change, atmospheric sciences, environmental monitoring

Current Research

North Slope of Alaska and Adjacent Arctic Ocean Cloud and Radiation Testbed. Atmospheric and surficial processes relevant to arctic climate change.