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The Benson Lab is a research group in the department of Energy Resources Engineering. We investigate fundamental characteristics of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations as well as low-carbon energy system modeling and optimization as means of climate change mitigation. 

What's New

Mar 1 2018
Team Flip Your Grid placed first in Columbia University's national energy case competition.
Feb 22 2018
Da Huo works on evaluating oil and gas assets for the finance world. Great to see him using all he learned in ERE. He and his wife just moved into a beautiful new home just cross the Hudson River from Manhattan.

Publications

2018

Multimodal imaging and stochastic percolation simulation for improved quantification of effective porosity and surface area in vesicular basalt

Zahasky, Christopher, Dana Thomas, Juerg Matter, Kate Maher, and Sally M. Benson. 2018. “Multimodal Imaging and Stochastic Percolation Simulation for Improved Quantification of Effective Porosity and Surface Area in Vesicular Basalt.” ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES 121. ELSEVIER SCI LTD: 235–44.

10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.08.009

Calculating Trajectories Associated With Solute Transport in a Heterogeneous Medium

Vasco, D. W., Steven R. Pride, Christopher Zahasky, and Sally M. Benson. 2018. “Calculating Trajectories Associated With Solute Transport in a Heterogeneous Medium.” WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 54 (9). AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION: 6890–6908.

10.1029/2018WR023019

Residual trapping of carbon dioxide during geological storage-Insight gained through a pore-network modeling approach

Rasmusson, K., M. Rasmusson, Y. Tsang, S. Benson, F. Hingerl, et al. 2018. “Residual Trapping of Carbon Dioxide during Geological Storage-Insight Gained through a Pore-Network Modeling Approach.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 74. ELSEVIER SCI LTD: 62–78.

10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.04.021