Dr. Elena Berman is the Chief Science Officer of Kairos Aerospace, an emissions management company. Elena oversees all aspects of Kairos’ hyperspectral data, from hardware through analysis of raw data into actionable, geolocated methane emissions. In 2020, this data enabled oil and natural gas companies to eliminate 14.4 billion cubic feet of methane emissions, equivalent to removing 1.6 million cars from the road. Elena and her teams are also responsible for using Kairos’ basin-wide natural gas leak surveys to gain a deeper understanding of emissions across oil and gas basins.
Elena earned her PhD from Stanford University and completed postdoctoral research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.