|Title:||Lab Manager, SRPL|
|Primary Affiliation:||Department of Geophysics|
|Office Location:||Mitchell Building, Room 401|
Presently, I am studying fluid-rock interactions in carbonates injected with CO2-rich brine at approximate reservoir conditions. By coupling electron microscopy and physical measurements I discern the changes to various microstructures in natural samples and attempt to understand how these changes influence rock physics parameters like porosity, permeability, and sound speed.
I am also interested in CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers. My primary aim is determining the efficacy of coupling lab experiments to field data (seismic), with the intent to better understand how brine displacement, salt precipitation, and rock frame modification during gas injection into high and low permeability formations affects the acoustic properties that can be monitored.
In addition to my research, I spend time refurbishing our lab equipment (when needed), as well as setting up new experimental apparatuses.
- 2007 | Ph.D. Physics, Penn State University, PA
- 2001 | B.Sci. Physics, Binghamton University, NY
- 2012 - Present | Physical Science Research Assistant, SRB Group, Stanford University, CA
- 2008 - 2010 | Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Basel, Switzerland