People

  Scientific advancement is a team effort. Through locked arms we forge ahead, being inspired from each other as much as from the scientific discovery itself. Every single day, I am awed by the work of my students and collaborators. 
                                                                          -- Catherine Peters

Julie Kim. PhD Student 2017 - present. Research topic: 'Water-rock interactions and machine learning  to characterizing mineral reactivity.' Previous: B.S.E Civil & Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University. Julie Kim on LinkedIn
Sassan Hajirezaie. PhD Student 2016 - present. Research topic: 'Mineral precipitation for fracture sealing.' Previous: M.S. University of Oklahoma. Sassan's website
Zahra Bajalan. MSE Student 2018-21. Thesis: 'Deep Potential Molecular Dynamics for Water Adsorption to Barite Surfaces'. Current: Graduate student UT Austin Chemistry. Previous: M.S. Sharif University Technology.
Heather Hunter.  2014 PhD. Thesis: 'Coprecipitation Reactions for Treatment of Industrial Wastewaters'. Current: Crosscutting Technology Research, National Energy Technology Laboratory. Previous: B.S. CEE Cornell; M.S.E. Env Eng, Johns Hopkins. Hunter on LinkedIn.
Kasparas Spokas. 2019 PhD. Thesis: 'Fractures in Subsurface Energy Applications: Coupling Geochemical and Geomechanical Processes.' Current: Associate at The Brattle Group. Previous: BSc Earth Sciences, McGill Uiversity. Spokas at Brattle.
  Florence Ling, PhD. 2016 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Associate Research topic: Nanospectroscopy, solid solutions, and compositional zonation in barite precipitation Current: Assistant Professor, Environmental Science, La Salle Univ. Previous: PhD Geosciences, Penn State. Website
Jeffrey Fitts, PhD. 2012 - 2017 Research Scholar. Geochemical processes in subsurface energy technologies. Current: CEEC Executive Director, Columbia University. Website.
Hang Deng. 2015 PhD. Thesis: 'Geochemical Alterations of Fractures and the Environmental and Policy Implications'. Current: Research Scientist, Energy Geosciences Div., Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Previous: B.S. Environmental Sciences, Peking University. Website.
Bin Guo. 2015 PhD. Thesis: 'Hydraulic Properties of Fractures; hydrochemical and thermo-hydro-mechanical processes.' Current: Research Engineer, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston TX. Previous: BSE Hydraulic Engineering Tsinghua University
Zhongxuan Jia. 2013 M.S.E. Thesis: 'Permeability Reduction in Porous Media Using Fly Ash.' Previous: Mineral Processing Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology
Lauren (Crandell) Beckingham. 2012 PhD. Thesis: 'Impact of mineral precipitation on the pore network structure of sediment.' Current: Assistant Professor, CEE, Auburn University. Previous: B.S.E. Env Engineering, Michigan Technological University. Website.
Brian Ellis. 2012 PhD. Thesis: 'Geologic Carbon Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers: Brine Acidification and Geochemical Alterations of Reactive Leakage Pathways.' Current: Associate Professor, University of Michigan. Previous: B.S. Geosciences, University of Michigan. Website.
Juan Nogues. 2012 PhD. Thesis: 'Upscaling Transport and Geochemistry in PorousMedia'. Current: Universidad Paraguayo Alemana. Previously:  M.S. Env Eng, Stanford University.
Junfeng Qin, PhD. 2010-2011 Postdoc. Research: Geologic carbon sequestration: CO2 leakage and subsurface liabilities. Previous: 2010 PhD Institute of Geology and Geophysica, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Megan Fuller, PhD. 2010 Postdoc. Research: DUSEL CO2: A Deep Underground Laboratory for Geologic CO2 Sequestration Studies. Current: Professor of Chemistry, Jefferson University. Previous: PhD University of Virginia
Kimberley (Bowman) Groff. 2008 M.S.E. Thesis: 'A New BSE-EDX Method to Quantify Mineral Abundance and Accessibility in Sandstones.' Current: ENVIRON, Titusville, NJ. Previous: Tufts University
Sujata Ray. 2007 PhD. Thesis: 'Microbiological Responses and Population-Adaptation to Chemical Stress.' Current: Prof. of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata. Previous: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.
Dmitri Kavetski, PhD. 2004 - 2007 Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research: Upscaling Reaction Rate Laws In Geochemical Reactive Transport Using Pore-Scale Network Models. Current: University of Adelaide, Australia
 Kavetski web site.
Li Li. 2005 PhD. Thesis: 'Scaling of Geochemical Reaction Rates Using Pore-Scale Network Modeling:  Anorthite and Kaolinite Reaction Kinetics.' Current: Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering at Penn State University. Previous: Nanjing University, Environmental Chemistry. Website.
Robert Bruant, PhD. 2001 to 2004 Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research: Effects of pressure and solution composition on silicate dissolution rates as applied to geologic storage of carbon dioxide
Kristine H. Wammer. 2003 PhD. Thesis: 'The Effects of Molecular Structure on Bacterial Transformations of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons'. Current: Associate Professor, University of St. Thomas Department of Chemistry. Website.
Christopher D. Knightes. 2000 PhD. Thesis: 'Mechanisms Governing the Sole-Substrate and Multi-Substrate Biodegradation Kinetics of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons.' Current: Research Engineer, U.S. EPA NERL Lab, Previous: Northwestern University
Kenneth Lee, PhD. 1999 Postdoc. Research: UNIFAC Modeling of Cosolvent Phase Partitioning in Nonaqueous Phase Liquid-Water Systems. Current: Professor, Western New England University. Previous: University of California at Irvine
Sandeep Ramachandran. 1999 M.S.E. Civil and Environmental Engineering. Thesis: 'Kinetics of Solidification of PAH-containing NAPLs.' Current: Axis Capital Holdings Limited.
Saumyen Guha, PhD. 1996 - 1998 Postdoctoral Research Associate. Research: Bioavailability of PAH Mixtures in the Presence of Non-Ionic Surfactants. Current: Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur
Jingzhao Fan. 1996 M.S.E. Civil and Environmental Engineering. Thesis: 'Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)'