News

Latest news and group happenings…

June 2017

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A Peters’ group reunion at the AEESP meeting in Ann Arbor, MI. (Shown left to right: Lauren Beckingham, Brian Ellis (Michigan), Catherine Peters (Princeton), Hang Deng (LBNL), and Li Li (Penn State)).

 

April 2017

Spnser mentor award Ayers 2017

Meredith Ayers and Dr. Beckingham awarded the Mark A. Spencer Creative Mentorship Award (pictured here with engineering Dean Roberts). Meredith was also awarded the 100+ Women Strong Undergraduate Leadership Award. Congratulations!

At the beginning of April, Lauren attended the Spring ACS meeting in San Francisco, CA where she gave an invited presentation titled “Does enhanced characterization of reactive surface area improve prediction of mineral reaction rates in porous media?”

February 2017

The second of two collaborative reactive surface area manuscripts from work with the LBNL hosted EFRC Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 is published in GCA.

December 2016

Lauren presented an invited poster (below) as part of a session on Fluid-Rock Interactions Controlling Structure, Flow, and Transport in the Subsurface at the AGU annual Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

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August 2016

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Winners of the second engineering challenge at the 1st annual Beckingham & Beckingham joint group BBQ

 

The first annual Beckingham & Beckingham joint group BBQ, complete with yard games and engineering challenges, was a success!

Also, our newest group member, Fanqi Qin, has arrived to begin his first semester at Auburn. Welcome, Fanqi!

June 2016

The first of two collaborative reactive surface area manuscripts from work with the LBNL hosted EFRC Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 is published in GCA.

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March 2016

Meredith was awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship through Auburn University! Congratulations, Meredith!

January 2016

auburn_university_main_campusLauren officially starts in the Civil Engineering depart at Auburn University!

December 2015

At the 48th annual American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, Lauren presented collaborative work from the NCGC on “The role of advanced reactive surface area characterization in improving predictions of mineral reaction rates in porous media.”

October 2015

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Lauren (with NCGC director Donald DePaolo, right) presented at the EFRC PI meeting in Washington, D.C. and, with two others, won the award for the best post-doctoral oral presentation. She was initially chosen to give an oral presentation as one of 16 post-doctoral finalists selected from 50 nominated candidates across all of the EFRC’s.

 

August 2015

Ian’s review paper on the significance of nano-scale properties and processes relevant for CO2 sequestration was published in Environmental Science and Technology. Bourg, I.C., L.E. Beckingham, D.J. DePaolo. The Nanoscale Basis of CO2 Trapping for Geologic Storage. Environ. Sci. Techol. 2015, 49(1), 1054-10285. ASAP here.

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In mid-August, Lauren traveled to Prague to attend and present at the Mineralogical Society of America’s short course titled “Pore Scale Geochemical Processes”, in addition to the 25th annual Goldschmidt conference. The corresponding Reviews in Mineralogy was published concurrently with the course and includes Carl’s chapter on reactive transport modeling. Steefel, C.I., L.E. Beckingham, G. Landrot. Micro-Continuum Approaches for Modeling Pore- Scale Geochemical Processes. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 2015, v. 80, 217-246.

June 2015

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Lauren accepted a position to join the Civil Engineering faculty at Auburn University starting January 2016.

 

March 2015

At the spring ACS meeting in Denver, CO, Lauren presented her RSA characterization work in the Division of Geochemistry session titled “Geochemistry and Reactive Transport in Nano-Pore Geomaterials.”

 

December 2014

BeckinghamAGU2014 copyLauren attended the 47th annual AGU meeting in San Francisco, CA and presented a poster titled “The role of advanced reactive surface area characterization in improving predictions of mineral reaction rates.”