Latest news and group happenings…
Fanqi, Chidera, and Jeff presented posters at the AGU annual Fall Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Celebrating another successful year and welcoming new students at the second annual multi-group BBQ (right) with Dr. Jack Montgomery, Dr. Bryan Beckingham and their students. We welcome new graduate students Chidera, Ishan, and Jeff!
Lauren attended the Goldschmidt conference in Paris, France and gave a keynote presentation titled ‘Use of multi-scale imaging to enhance understanding and simulation of reactive porous media.’
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)).
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?”
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.
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.
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!
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.
Meredith was awarded an Undergraduate Research Fellowship through Auburn University! Congratulations, Meredith!
Lauren officially starts in the Civil Engineering depart at Auburn University!
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Lauren accepted a position to join the Civil Engineering faculty at Auburn University starting January 2016.
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.”
Lauren 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.”