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In Memoriam: Former EETD Assistant Division Director Bill Carroll

Bill Carroll, the former assistant division director for the Environmental Energy Technologies Division, passed away in March after a four-month fight with cancer. In 1977, Carroll joined the newly formed Passive Solar Group at Berkeley Lab, and completed a doctoral degree with the Energy and Resources Group at the UC Berkeley. He retired from the Lab in 2005, following a distinguished career developing simulation programs for analyzing energy efficiency in building design. Donations in his memory may be sent to the Lawrence Hall of Science, the National Center for Science and Education, the Rockport Art Association, or Kaiser Permanente Oakland Hospice.


  1. This is very sad and unexpected news. Bill was always very cheerful, and served as an excellent Assistant Division Director during my tenure. He always worked hard to make the Division’s research projects look their best for the monthly Division Directors’ meetings. I have missed our working together, and will miss Bill greatly.

  2. I was truly saddened to hear this news. Bill was a great guy; always cheerful and with a big smile on his face. He and I were on a what seemed like a life long quest to find the perfect personal information management (PIM) system. We never succeeded in that quest. His absence will be keenly felt.