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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

Jan 16 2018
Congratulations to Yaxin Li, a 2nd year PhD student, who has recently passed her proposal defense and is now officially a PhD candidate. 
Nov 17 2017
The Benson Lab members and their guests had a fun escape room social during the fall quarter. Kudos to EJ for organizing this social event. 
Oct 17 2017
Congratulations to Yaxin Li for winning the Best Poster Award at the 13th Annual Global Climate & Energy Project Research Symposium held on oct 17-18, 2017. 

Publications

2017

Pore-scale Considerations on Ostwald Ripening in Rocks

de Chalendar, Jacques A., Charlotte Garing, and Sally M. Benson. 2017. “Pore-Scale Considerations on Ostwald Ripening in Rocks.” Energy Procedia 114.

10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1626

Using Micro-positron Emission Tomography to Quantify Single and Multiphase Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs

Zahasky, Christopher, and Sally M. Benson. 2017. “Using Micro-Positron Emission Tomography to Quantify Single and Multiphase Flow in Heterogeneous Reservoirs.” Energy Procedia 114.

10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1660

Pore-scale Evolution of Trapped CO2 at Early Stages Following Imbibition Using Micro-CT Imaging

Garing, Charlotte, Marco Voltolini, Jonathan B. Ajo-Franklin, and Sally M. Benson. 2017. “Pore-Scale Evolution of Trapped CO2 at Early Stages Following Imbibition Using Micro-CT Imaging.” Energy Procedia 114.

10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1628