WRISES group April 2018
WRISES Group, April 2018. From left: Kylie, Hayley, Jacob, Trent, Dillon, Lauren, Chidera, Fanqi, Jeff, and Ishan (not pictured, Casey).

Currently recruiting undergraduate, masters and PhD students! If you are interested, please contact me to talk further about the potential opportunities.

Current Graduate Students

Ishan photoIshan Anjikar, Civil Engineering MS student

Ishan got his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad, India in 2016. He started his MS at Auburn University in Fall 2017. He is working on reactive transport modelling of brine and scCO2 under geologic CO2 sequestration conditions.



Chidera AGU 2017Chidera Iloejesi, Civil Enginering PhD student

Chidera started his PhD at Auburn University in Fall 2017.




Fanqi Qin, Civil Engineering PhD student

Fanqi graduated from Huazhong Agricultural University in China in 2015 and started as PhD student in Fall 2016. His current research is focused on CO2 mineralization in geological formations, how CO2 interacts with brine and different minerals, and the potential alteration it may bring on rock properties including porosity and permeability.

Jeff website
Jeffrey Steinwinder, Civil Engineering MS student

Jeff graduated from Mississippi State University in 2016 and started as a MS student in Fall 2017. His current research is focused on porosity-permeability evolution and impacts of pore and throat size distributions on macroscopic porosity-permeability relationships.




Current Undergraduate Students

Hayley Anderson, Biosystems Engineering

1Jacob Bensinger, Civil Engineering

Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2018-2019

Casey Mullett, Biosystems Engineering

Casey is a senior in Biosystems Engineering with a focus in Ecology and minoring in Nuclear Power Generation Systems. Her interests include sustainability, alternative energies, and environmental work. Her current research is focused on disposal of radioactive waste from nuclear power plants and how that waste may interact with its potential disposal site.

Trent Potter, Biosystems Engineering

Kylie Sargent, Civil Engineering

Dillon Taylor, Biosystems Engineering


Former Group Members

Sam Jones Profile 2Sam Jones, Civil Engineering Undergraduate (anticipated graduation May 2018)



Whitley_JoshJoshua Whitley, Civil Engineering BSE 2017

Undergraduate research student, 2017



Ayers Photo_croppedMeredith Ayers, Civil Engineering BSE 2017

Undergraduate Research Fellow 2016-2017

Current: Graduate student, Auburn University