Research interests focus on the integration of different technologies and cross-disciplinary approaches to develop achievable climate solutions. Goldberg is closely involved in various carbon capture and sequestration projects concerning CO2 injection and mineralization in basalt rocks, direct air capture, risk assessment, and associated legal, regulatory, and public policy issues. He also currently serves as a core faculty member for the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia and an Associate Director of the Marine and Large Programs division at Lamont.
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.