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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.



Micro-positron emission tomography for measuring sub-core scale single and multiphase transport parameters in porous media

Zahasky, Christopher, and Sally M. Benson. 2018. “Micro-Positron Emission Tomography for Measuring Sub-Core Scale Single and Multiphase Transport Parameters in Porous Media.” ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES 115. ELSEVIER SCI LTD: 1–16.


The global overlap of bioenergy and carbon sequestration potential

Turner, P. A., K. J. Mach, D. B. Lobell, S. M. Benson, E. Baik, et al. 2018. “The Global Overlap of Bioenergy and Carbon Sequestration Potential.” CLIMATIC CHANGE 148 (1-2). SPRINGER: 1–10.


Pore-scale modelling of Ostwald ripening

de Chalendar, Jacques A., Charlotte Garing, and Sally M. Benson. 2018. “Pore-Scale Modelling of Ostwald Ripening.” JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 835. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS: 363–92.