Our goal is a scientific understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological subsurface processes from the very small scale to the very large scale so that we can predict the behavior of CO2 and other byproducts of the energy production that may need to be stored in the subsurface (Figure 1). At this aim, we need to integrate and expand our knowledge of subsurface phenomena across scientific disciplines using both experimental and modeling methodologies to better understand and quantify the behavior at conditions far from equilibrium. The unique aspect of our research is the approach of the uncertainty and of the complexity of the fluids in the geologic media from the molecular scale to the basin scale and their integration in computational tools to better predict the long term behavior of subsurface energy byproduct storage.
Each email address entered is allowed to vote for 3 entries.
Voting closes July 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.
Winners will be announced July 18, 2013.
One of the greatest challenges in communicating science to a broader audience is in boiling down a scientifically complex topic to something that is understandable yet still accurate to the science. The Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) sponsored the
“Energy Frontier Research Center Science Using Only a Thousand and One Words Challenge” as part of their 2013 EFRC Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Below is the CFSES entry which illustrates the impact on society of our mission using only the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language, with the addition of one word important to each of the EFRCs and the mission of DOE: energy.
The Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
(CPGE) at The University of Texas at Austin manages and operate the CFSES with a close collaboration
with Sandia National Laboratories (SNL). CFSES pulls
strategic partnership with
The Institute of Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), the Cockrell School of
Engineering (CSE), and the Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG).
congratulates David DiCarlo,
2013 winner of the SPE Teaching Excellence Award.This is a global competition of petroleum engineering faculty and a very prestigious teaching award. The SPE Faculty Grant for Innovative Teaching recognizes Petroleum Engineering Faculty who have demonstrated innovative teaching techniques.