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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 21 2020
On December 2019, EJ Baik presented a great talk on Transitioning to a Net-Zero Carbon Electricity System at the AGU conference.
Jan 21 2020
For Fall quarter social event, the Benson lab and their guests celeratrated by playing Bocce Ball at Campo di Bocce Los Gatos.



Spatial and Temporal Quantification of Spontaneous Imbibition

Zahasky, Christopher, and Sally M. Benson. 2019. “Spatial and Temporal Quantification of Spontaneous Imbibition.” GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS. AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION.


Macro-Energy Systems: Toward a New Discipline

Levi, Patricia J., Simon Davidsson Kurland, Michael Carbajales-Dale, John P. Weyant, Adam R. Brandt, et al. 2019. “Macro-Energy Systems: Toward a New Discipline.” JOULE 3 (10). CELL PRESS: 2282–86.


CO2 plume migration and dissolution in layered reservoirs

Wen, Gege, and Sally M. Benson. 2019. “CO2 Plume Migration and Dissolution in Layered Reservoirs.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 87. ELSEVIER SCI LTD: 66–79.