Outstanding Work, Rick!
Sending a hearty congratulations to Rick Jayne for winning an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the 2018 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. This is a very prestigious award because only 5% of student presenters are selected and the Fall Meeting is the largest earth science conference in the world with an international attendance exceeding 20,000. We'll let Rick figure out whether or not this sampling is representative of all earth science students worldwide...
Rick's presentation Non-isothermal effects of a CO2 injection into a geologic reservoir investigates thermal anomalies that arise when supercritical phase carbon dioxide expands during injection and subsequently dissolves during transport in a basalt reservoir. His study also considers geochemical fluid-rock interactions, which is an exciting new area of research.