Research

About our group


Our group is focused broadly on developing solutions for decarbonizing our engineered systems. Anthropogenic carbon emissions are resulting in significant changes to the climate of the planet. Efforts to manage carbon emissions are hindered by the enormous quantity that we emit into the atmosphere. Our group is focused on developing strategies for avoiding emissions, reusing or permanently storing carbon.

Expertise

Our group has two complementary areas of strength:

Physicochemical processes in the environment

that will impact carbon reuse, transport, and storage in geologic repositories

Systems-level assessment of emerging technologies

implications of capturing, moving, and storing large amounts of carbon. Our experimental work is grounded in traditional aquatic chemistry and geochemistry while our modeling work is based in industrial ecology. By conducting this research in tandem, we seek to achieve carbon emission reductions on a large scale.