About our group

Anthropogenic carbon cycling is 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. Our lab is taking a broad approach toward understanding how we influence the water-energy-carbon nexus. Our group has two complementary areas of strength: the first in the high-pressure interfacial processes that will impact carbon reuse, transport, and storage in geologic repositories; and the second in the systems-level environmental 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.