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DR. RYAN M. POLLYEA

Associate Professor

Principal Investigator

DR. MAHESH PARIJA

Research Associate

Hampton Roads Seismic Network

LARS KOEHN

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PhD Candidate

  • Offshore CO2 Sequestration

  • Modeling & Simulation

  • Seismic Stratigraphy

JOHN OGUNLEYE

PhD Student

  • Groundwater Modeling

  • Aquifer Resources

  • Managed Aquifer Recharge

UZEZI ORIVRI

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PhD Student

  • Geologic CO2 Sequestration

  • CCS Commercialization

  • Carbonate Geology

ETHAN CONLEY

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PhD Candidate

  • Hydroseismicity

  • Numerical Modeling

  • Coastal Hydrogeology

LIZ JOHNSON

Undergraduate Researcher

  • South Florida Basin

  • Carbonate Geology

  • CO2 Sequestration

ALUMNI

Abdullah Alsawyan

2023 | Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Research: Simulating CCS in traditional oil & gas traps

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Mary Verne

2022 | Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Research: Developing a geologic model of the Catawba Syncline

Kristen Claye

2022 | Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Research: Data analysis to support modeling and simulation for carbon capture & storage

Thea Torrisi

2021 | Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Research: A GIS database for feasibility analysis of CO2 sequestration in the Dan River Basin

Wu Hao

2020 | Doctor of Philosophy

Dissertation:  Numerical investigations of geologic CO2 sequestration using physics-based and machine learning modeling strategies

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Graydon L. Konzen

2020 | Masters of Science

Thesis:  Regional-scale impacts of fluid composition and geologic structure for injection-induced seismicity in the southern U.S. midcontinent

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Jordan A. Pritchard

2020 | Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Research: Paleohydrogeology of the Triassic Danville Basin and its relation to the Cole's Hill uranium deposit

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Cameron R. Chambers

2020 | Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate Research: Modeling managed aquifer recharge operations at the Virginia SWIFT project, James River site

Richard S. Jayne

2019 | Doctor of Philosophy

Dissertation: Implications of permeability uncertainty within engineered geologic fluid systems 

Alec O. Gierzynski

2016 | Masters of Science

Thesis: Implications of permeability uncertainty during three-phase CO2 flow in a basalt fracture network

Richard S. Jayne

2015 | Masters of Science (NIU)

Thesis: Assessing groundwater recharge mechanisms in the Pampa del Tamarugal Basin of northern Chile's Atacama Desert

Ann E. Shillaber

2014 | Masters of Science (NIU)

Thesis: Using CO2 concentration gradients and spectral analysis to identify CCS reservoir leakage

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