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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. 

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Aug 4 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Ni! The title to her dissertation is: Quantifying CO2 capillary heterogeneity trapping through experiments, data analysis, and simulation.
Jul 2 2020
The topic of the lecture: The influence of geological heterogeneity on CO2 plume migration and trapping You can watch this online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbd0gVLHyo8
Apr 15 2020
During this special time, Benson lab stays connected and continues with exciting researches.

Publications

2020

Description of Chemical Transport in Laboratory Rock Cores Using the Continuous Random Walk Formalism

Kurotori, Takeshi, Christopher Zahasky, Sally M. Benson, and Ronny Pini. 2020. “Description of Chemical Transport in Laboratory Rock Cores Using the Continuous Random Walk Formalism.” WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 56 (9). AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION.

10.1029/2020WR027511

Using Unsupervised Machine Learning to Characterize Capillary Flow and Residual Trapping

Ni, Hailun, and Sally M. Benson. 2020. “Using Unsupervised Machine Learning to Characterize Capillary Flow and Residual Trapping.” WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 56 (8). AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION.

10.1029/2020WR027473

A continuum-scale representation of Ostwald ripening in heterogeneous porous media

Li, Yaxin, Charlotte Garing, and Sally M. Benson. 2020. “A Continuum-Scale Representation of Ostwald Ripening in Heterogeneous Porous Media.” JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 889. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS.

10.1017/jfm.2020.53