Sebastien Kerisit, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Sebastien.Kerisit@pnnl.gov )
Stephanie Teich-McGoldrick, Sandia National Laboratories
Catherine Peters, Princeton University (cap@Princeton.EDU )
Young-Shin Jun, Washington University in St. Louis (email@example.com)
Sustainable and effective stewardship of the subsurface environment and its energy resources is one of today's grand challenges. The subsurface provides vast energy resources as well as capacity for CO2 storage, nuclear and hazardous waste disposal, and intermittent energy storage. Common to all subsurface technologies is the need to understand, measure, characterize and predict geochemical processes and their role in controlling reactivity, mass transfer, and subsurface flows. Examples include interactions between hydrofracking fluids and shales that enable gas extraction but may also mobilize hazardous substances, clay mineral migration that serves to trap waste streams, mineral dissolution and precipitation that alters and adaptively manipulates flow permeability, and mineralization reactions that lead to long-term sequestration of CO2 and other substances. This session will highlight advancements in our understanding of geochemical processes in the context of energy and the environment of the subsurface. All types of contributions are welcome including experiments, field studies, imaging analyses, and modeling contributions, from the nano-scale to the continuum scale.
Confirmed invited speakers: Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, (Colorado School of Mines), Subhasis Ghoshal (McGill University), Athanasios Karamalidis (Carnegie Mellon University), Alexandra Hakala (National Energy Technology Lab), Jeff Fitts (Princeton University), Brian Ellis (University of Michigan), Sophia Hayes (Washington University in St. Louis)
Benjamin Kocar, MIT (firstname.lastname@example.org )