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Technology in Natural Gas

Faculty & Researchers

Naomi Boness (Focus Area Leader)

Managing Director, Natural Gas Initiative

Adam Brandt

Assistant Professor, Energy Resources Engineering

Tom Jaramillo

Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering

Jef Caers

Professor, Geological Sciences

Tom Kenny

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Tapan Mukerji

Assoc Professor-Research, Energy Resources Engineering

Yan Xia

Asst Professor. Chemistry

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Project Topics

The group focuses on building tools to reduce the environmental impacts of energy systems. One focus is on understanding greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from fossil energy systems. Also, we build optimization tools to improve the environmental and economic performance of energy systems. Our approach includes building engineering-based bottom-up life cycle assessment (LCA) models to generate rigorous estimates of environmental impacts from energy extraction and conversion technologies. In optimization areas, we focus on renewable-fossil hybridization and integration.

The group's research focus in the area of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) leverages silicon microfabrication techniques to create micro-devices that include ultra-stable timing references and high-performance sensors. Recent work encompasses the design, optimization, and effective realization of high-performance MEMS devices, as well as the integration of various types of sensors.

SCERF does research in the exploration, evaluation & development of Earth Resources, whether Energy, Water or Minerals to provide solutions for such problems from data acquisition to decision analysis. We focus on developing state-of-the-art data scientific methods for the integration of spatial data over many scales, the quantification of uncertainty of subsurface systems, the value of information of data sources in the context of decision-making purposes.

The group is interested in the design, synthesis, and manipulation of novel organic and polymeric materials. They use a combination of organic and polymer chemistry, catalysis, and advanced characterizations to create, control, and investigate unusual (macro) molecular structures and organic materials with tailored conformations nanostructures, properties, and functions, which advance our fundamental understanding of emerging topics in chemistry and polymer science as well as target important technological applications.

Related Publications

Are Optical Gas Imaging Technologies Effective for Methane Leak Detection? Environmental Science and Technology, . Ravikumar, A.P., Wang, J., Brandt, A.R 11/2016; 51 : pp. 718-724 PDF icon acs.est_.6b03906.pdf
Water Use and Management in the Bakken Shale Oil Play in North Dakota Environemntal Science & Technology R. M. Horner, C. B. Harto, R. B. Jackson, E. R. Lowry, A. R. Brandt, T. W. Yeskoo, D. J. Murphy, and C. E. Clark 03/2016; : PDF icon Water Use and Management in the Bakken Shale Oil Play in North Dakota