Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
The Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, currently has long-term, funded projects on the environmental implications of CO2 sequestration. We are currently recruiting new or recent Ph.D. scientists or engineers for a postdoctoral fellowship position.
Position: Numerical and Analytical Modeling of Fluid Flow in Porous Media and Associated Geomechanical Effects of CO2 Sequestration
We are interested in related topics, such as detecting CO2 leaks by interrogating pressure data in monitoring zones, detecting plume extension by pressure analysis in the injection zone, effects of poro-elastic stresses created by CO2 plumes, and near wellbore thermo-elastic analysis of the rocks. We anticipate that the successful candidate will have training in petroleum engineering, hydrogeology, or related fields, with expertise relevant to these areas of interest. A researcher with interest in mathematical modeling to develop analytical solutions is of particular interest.
These potential projects are related to the Gulf Coast Carbon Center (GCCC), a growing interdisciplinary team of research geologists and engineers who conduct CO2-sequestration research at the Bureau of Economic Geology. GCCC is one of the world's leading research groups in CO2 sequestration. Our Frio brine injection experiment was the first to monitor CO2 injection into brine, and our current Cranfield injection project builds on that earlier research, monitoring an injection of more than 1 million tons/year into a brine reservoir. Several other field-scale monitoring projects are currently being studied by GCCC scientists and engineers. GCCC collaborates closely with faculty in departments across the UT-Austin campus, other universities, and national laboratories.
This position will be based in North Austin at the J. J. Pickle Research Campus, The University of Texas at Austin. Austin is often on the list of top 10 or top 5 places to live in the U.S.
Please send a resume and expression of interest to:
Dr. Seyyed Abolfazl Hosseini
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