Contact the CFSES Team

General Project CFSES Role Institution
Larry Lake 

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Director Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Grant Heffelfinger

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Associate Director Deputy Director for Materials Science and Technology in the Materials and Process Sciences Center
Anastasia Ilgen 

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Assistant Director Sandia National Laboratories, Geomechanics
Hilary C. Olson 

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Assistant Director Research Associate and Lecturer, Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Barb Messmore 

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Administrative Associate Administrative Associate, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Victoria Osborne 

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Webmaster Communications Specialist, The Univeristy of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
     
Theme 1: Geomechanics
Thomas Dewers 

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Theme Lead Sandia National Laboratories, Geomechanics  
Matt Balhoff 

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Theme Lead Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Nicolas Espinoza 

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Principal Investigator Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Nick Hayman 

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Principal Investigator Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics
Anastasia Ilgen 

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Principal Investigator Sandia National Laboratories, Geochemistry
Pania Newell

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Principal Investigator Sandia National Laboratories, Geomechanics
Mary Wheeler 

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Principal Investigator Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, PGE, and Mathematics
Changbing Yang

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Principal Investigator Research Associate, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Hongkyu Yoon 

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Principal Investigator Sandia National Laboratories, Geomechanics
     
Theme 3: Multiphase flow
Mario Martinez

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Theme Lead Sandia National Laboratories
Tip Meckel

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Theme Lead Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Bayani Cardenas

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Principal Investigator Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences
David DiCarlo

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Principal Investigator Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Nicolas Espinoza 

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Principal Investigator Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Marc Hesse 

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Theme Lead Assistant Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences
Susan Hovorka

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Principal Investigator Senior Research Scientist, The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Keith Johnston

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Principal Investigator Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemical Engineering
Toti Larson

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Principal Investigator Research Engineering/Scientist Associate IV, The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geological Sciences
Hongkyu Yoon 

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Principal Investigator Sandia National Laboratories, Geomechanics
     
Visiting Scholars
Daan Thomassen Visiting Scholar November 16, 2015 - April 16, 2016
     
Postdoctoral Researchers
Charles Choens Post-doctoral Appointee (Dewers) Sandia National Laboratories
Alec Kucala Post-doctoral Appointee (Wang & Martinez) Sandia National Laboratories
Luca Trevisan Post-doctoral Researcher (Meckel) The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Lichun Wang

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Post-doctoral Researcher (Cardenas) The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Baole Wen Post-doctorial Researcher (Hesse) The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences
     
Graduate Students
Michael Aman Graduate Student (Espinoza) The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Chang Da Graduate Student (Johnston) The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Chemical Engineering
Eric Guiltinan

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Graduate Student (Cardenas) The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geological Sciences
Prasanna Ganesan Krishnamurthy Graduate Student (Meckel) The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Colin McNeece

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Graduate Student (Hesse) The University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geological Sciences
Maryam Mirabolghasemi Graduate Student (Prodanovic) The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Sid Senthilnathan Graduate Student (DiCarlo) The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Mohammadrez Shafiei Graduate Student (Hayman) The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Zhuang Sun

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Graduate Student (Balhoff) The University of Texas at Austin, Center for Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
     
Undergraduate Students
Lane Cockrell Undergraduate Student The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Esben Pedersen Undergraduate Student The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering
Arjun Ramsunder Undergraduate Student The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering