Sallie E. Greenberg

Associate Director of Energy Research & Development
Illinois State Geological Survey - University of Illinois

Sallie E. Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Energy Research & Development at the Illinois State Geological Survey – University of Illinois. She is the principal investigator for the Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium (MGSC), one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s seven regional sequestration partnerships and the Director of the Sequestration Training and Education Program (STEP). In these roles she works with a team of scientists and engineers on several carbon capture and geologic storage projects, including the Illinois Basin – Decatur Project, Abbott Capture Project, CarbonSAFE, and the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Project. Over the last 15 years, Sallie has consulted or contributed to more than 25 international carbon capture and storage projects.

Sallie began her geology career as an isotope geochemist and has more than 25 years of experience in environmental geology with a research focus on stakeholder engagement and understanding the societal implications of natural resource utilization. Her combination of advanced degrees in low temperature geochemistry and education provide a unique perspective on understanding public challenges related to balancing societal demands for energy with environmental concern. Sallie holds a Ph.D. in Secondary and Continuing Education and Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Alfred University in New York.