Engineering Systems and Environment Briefs

Welcome to Engineering Systems and Environment Briefs, a place to find quick notes and posts from our department faculty, students, staff and alumni.

    Post-doctoral fellow opportunity in our lab

    October 10, 2018

    Our group is looking for a post-doctoral fellow in the broad area of negative carbon emissions for a project co-directed by Scott Doney (env science) and Bill Shobe (econ and policy).  Candidates with a background in integrated assessment modeling are strongly considered to apply. You can read about the position here.  In the meantime, please email Andres ( if you are interested.

    New ‘3 Cavaliers’ project on Negative Carbon Emissions Funded

    September 19, 2018

    The work is collaborative with Scott Doney in Environmental Science and Bill Shobe in Economics/Batten and we’re going to look at the environmental impacts of negative carbon emissions in the Chesapeake Bay region. Stay tuned for more!

    Bo defends his dissertation

    September 13, 2018

    Congratulations Dr. Liang! Next stop Houston and Halliburton.

    New paper on silicate carbonation could help us design much better cements

    September 01, 2018

    Dan’s new paper in ES&T Letters reports on some really unexpected and cool reaction products we’ve been able to create in the lab using calcium silicates and CO2. You can take a look here

    Don’t waste photons!

    July 25, 2018

    Dan and Andres spent a week at Argonne National Lab with our collaborators Catherine Peters and Flo Ling from Princeton. Incredible results and tons of fun.

    New NSF-funded project on pseudowollastonite-based building materials

    July 01, 2018

    Click here to learn more about our recently funded project:

    Characterizing the reactivity and industrial ecology of pseudowollastonite to enable high performance building materials from waste streams

    Buddy Defends His Dissertation

    June 04, 2018

    Congrats to Buddy on defending his dissertation entitled:

    Alternatives for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Unconventional Shale Gas Wells

    New paper published in WRR

    December 31, 2017

    Bo’s paper on “Interactions Between Stratigraphy and Interfacial Properties on Flow and Trapping in Geologic Carbon Storage” published in WRR. The paper revealed how important subtle wettability shifts can have in promoting residual trapping improving the safety of geologic carbon storage. You can see the whole paper here.

    Dan gives first talk at AGU in New Orleans

    December 13, 2017

    Dan gave an awesome talk at the AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans entitled “Pseudowollastonite carbonation could enable new frontiers in carbon storage”. Nice work, Dan!

    Andres presents poster on Research Innovation Award

    December 11, 2017

    The poster entitled “Engineering fractures and pores to selectively control fluid flow in porous media” reflects the work of a collaboration of faculty members at UVa.