Sheraz Sadiq

Sheraz Sadiq is an Emmy Award-winning producer at San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED. In 2012, he received the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism award for a story he produced about the seismic retrofit of the Hetch Hetchy water delivery system which serves the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to producing television content for KQED Science, he has also created online features and written news articles on scientific subjects ranging from astronomy to synthetic biology.

A New Earthquake-Proof Calaveras Dam

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has been hard at work to replace and upgrade aging infrastructure and reservoirs that make up the 80-year-old Hetch Hetchy water system. The most expensive and biggest of the jobs is replacing a 90-year-old earth and rock-filled Calaveras dam.

A male northern elephant seal calls out at Año Nuevo State Reserve. Photo by Amy Miller

Into the Deep with Elephant Seals (updated)

Thousands of northern elephant seals, some weighing up to 4,500 pounds, make a migration to breed each winter at Año Nuevo State Reserve, on the San Mateo County coast. They draw not only tourists but also scientists who use satellite tags to track these animals out at sea.

High school students practice lacrosse at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, CA. Photo by Josh Cassidy

Sidelined: Sports Concussions

Dr. Geoffrey Manley, Chief of Neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital, is exploring new ways to better diagnose and treat concussions, a brain injury suffered by two million people each year in the U.S.

Audi's self-driving prototype, Jack, drives down a stretch of Highway 280. Image by Owen Bissell, KQED Science

Self-Driving Cars: The Road Ahead

Self-driving cars are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Google, Tesla, Audi and other companies are taking dozens of prototype vehicles onto the road in California and other states. But before they can take off with consumers, big hurdles need to be overcome.

More than 6,000 tsunami hazard signs have been placed along the California coast, alerting residents to move to higher ground in the event of a tsunami

Scary Tsunamis

In this video story, learn how coastal communities in California are vulnerable to massive, potentially deadly tsunamis.

A California condor at the Ventana Wilderness Society, a non-profit which acts as a sanctuary to rehabilitate, care for and release the endangered California condor. Image courtesy of Tim Huntington, Ventana Wildlife Society.

Condors vs. Lead Bullets

Once nearly extinct, California condors are making a steady recovery. But a new threat-- lead poisoning from old bullets-- is slowing progress, leaving scientists between wildlife preservation and the politics of hunting.

Bill Holloway behind the wheel of his Mercedes F-Cell hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Photo by Sheraz Sadiq / KQED Science

QUEST TV: Highway to Hydrogen

Although auto makers have spent decades and billions of dollars to develop hydrogen fuel cell cars, only a few hundred of them are on the nation's roads. With new refueling stations in development and new models recently unveiled, are these zero-emission vehicles finally ready to roll?


Fighting Food Waste

Forty percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten. From "farm to fork", there are many reasons for food waste, including consumer demand for perfect produce and confusion over expiration dates printed on packaged foods. This massive waste occurs as one in six Americans struggles with hunger every day, even in affluent regions such as Silicon Valley.