Students

The challenges associated with advancing energy sustainability do not lie in any particular discipline.  Our research focuses on addressing issues that may span and integrate traditional disciplinary approaches and  lie in the grey between the black and white of traditional topics.  Toward this end, our group is comprised of a number of students from various programs and with different academic and professional interests and aspirations.  Graduates have taken positions in academia, industry, national labs, and consulting. Funding may be available from a variety of research projects, teaching assistantships, department, and university fellowships. We are a collegial and communal group.  If you are interested in being a part of our team, please check out this link here and feel free to email me.

Current Students:

Doctoral:

Soo Min Chun | Systems Interactions in Food, Energy, and Water Systems | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program; Ph.D. expected 2022.

Marcos Miranda | Production and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; Ph.D. expected 2023.

Masters:

Stephen Maldonado | Integrated Systems for CO2-Based Geothermal Electricity Production | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; M.S. expected 2020.

Undergraduate:

Audrey Pottschmidt

William Oyler

Dora de Melo

Sarah Olszewski

 

Former Students:

Doctoral:

Jonathan Ogland-Hand | Integrated Systems Analyses of Using Geologically Stored CO2 and Sedimentary Basin Geothermal Resources to Produce and Store Energy | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program; Ph.D. received 2019. Position after receiving Ph.D.: Post-Doc, ETH-Zürich

Yaoping WangClimate Change and Its Effects on Energy and Water | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program; Ph.D. received 2018. Position after receiving Ph.D.: Research Scientist, University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Zhongnan JiangTechnological Learning and Spillovers for Advanced Energy Systems  | The Ohio State University | John Glenn School of Public Affairs; Ph.D. expected 2020.

Masters:

Paige HagleySocioeconomic Consequences of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program; M.S. received December 2017.

Kelsey HunterBridging Technologies and CO2-Enhanced Water Recovery in Geothermal Resources | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; M.S. received December 2017.

Julie LangenfeldDevelopment and Deployment of Advanced Geothermal Energy Production and Storage Systems | The Ohio State University | Dual Degree: Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; Public Affairs; M.S., M.P.A., received December 2016.

Iti PatelOptimal Heat Extraction for Geothermal Energy Applications | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; M.S. received August 2016.

Amlan Rath | Identifying Refractures and their Contributions to Unconventional Natural Gas Production | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; M.S. received 2018.

Glenn SutulaData Collection and Analysis to Identify Blind Geothermal Systems | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program; M.S. received August 2016.

 

Dissertation and Thesis Committees:

Andres Camilo Rey Sanchez | Methane Emissions from Wetlands with Heterogeneous Land Cover Types and Different Levels of Disturbance: Biological and Physical Drivers in a Marsh and a Peat Bog in Ohio.  | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program (Bohrer, primary advisor); M.S., received 2018, Ph.D. received 2018. Position after receiving Ph.D.: Post-doc, University of California, Berkeley.

Theodore Saltos | Assessment of Agricultural Nutrient Pollution to Lake Erie from the Maumee and Sandusky Watersheds: Analyzing Trends in Hydrology, Nutrient Loading, and Policy Using a Statistical Approach. | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program (Sohngen, primary advisor); Ph.D. received 2018. Position after receiving Ph.D.: unknown.

Tim Morin | The Nexus of Observing and Modeling Methane Emissions from Inland Water Bodies | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program (Bohrer, primary advisor) | Ph.D. received May 2017. Position after receiving Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.

Ashley Matheny | The Effects of Non-Stand Replacing Disturbance on Transpiration and Canopy Conductance | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering (Bohrer, primary advisor) | Ph.D. received August 2016. Position after receiving Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, University of Texas – Austin.

Johnson Luma | Sleep Loss and Environmental Exposures in Asthma Patients (SLEEAP): Chemical Analysis and Significance Testing for Interior Aerosols from Buffalo, NY Residences | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering (May, primary advisor) | M.S. received 2018.

Krystal McClain | Environmental Drivers of Migration in Two Israeli Raptor Species | Environmental Science Graduate Program (Bohrer, primary advisor) | M.S. received August 2015.

Nathaniel Thomas | Qanat: Ancient Water Delivery | The Ohio State University | Dual Degree: Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; Public Affairs (Tan, primary advisor) | M.S., M.P.A. received May 2015.

Jiyuan Li | Construction Simulation of Wudian Using 3-D Graphics and Animations | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering (Tan, primary advisor) | M.S. received May 2015.

Nicholas Ohanian | The Examination of Fiber and Breaker Effects on the Rheological and Settling Rate Characteristics of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids | The Ohio State University | Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (Koelling, primary advisor) | M.S. received December 2014.

Shannon Gilley | Sci-Candy: Principles of Animation-Based Learning and the Next Wave of Science Education | Minneapolis College of Art and Design. | M.F.A. received December 2013. | Link to Geothermal Energy: Enhancing our Future, a computer-animated educational video.

Rachel Haase | Innovation in Emerging Energy Technologies: A Case Study Analysis to Inform the Path Forward for Algal Biofuels | Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota | M.S., Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) | (Kuzma, primary advisor);  received May 2012  | Link to Publication in Energy Policy.

Mary Kemp | Palm Oil Sustainability | Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota | M.S. Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP) | (Kuzma, primary advisor); received May 2012.

Ashley Suchomel | Environmental Health Hazards of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids | University of Minnesota | School of Public Health (Wattenberg, primary advisor); M.P.H. received May 2013.

 

Graduate Students Advised or Co-Advised on Projects:

Julia DeitzIncorporated CO2 Utilization and Storage into Integrated Assessment Models | Ohio State University | Materials Science; Ph.D., received 2018. Advised.

Hang Deng | Incorporating Monetized CO2 Leakage Risk into Integrated Assessment Models | Princeton University | Civil and Environmental Engineering; Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; Ph.D., STEP certificate, 2015. Co-Advised.

Andy Ray | Methane Leakage from Natural Gas Infrastructure Johns Hopkins University | Energy Policy and Climate; M.S. 2014. Advised.

 

Visiting Students:

Erica Alves Pereira | Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | USP – Universidade de Sao Paulo | Electrical Engineering; B.S. 2016.

Claudia Benham | Natural Gas Development and Ecosystem Impacts | Australia National University; Ph.D. 2016

Valniele Cardoso Cascais |Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications| UEPA – Universidade do Estado do Pará, Brazil | Environmental Engineering; B.S.  2016.

Rafael Ferreira Alves |Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | Centro Universitario UNA, Brazil | Civil Engineering; B.S.  2016.

Bianca Oliveira de Azevedo |Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Campo Mourão, Brazil | Environmental Engineering; B.S.  2016.

Julia Rossini Lupinacci | Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | UFV – Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil | Civil Engineering; B.S.  2017.

Gabriel Sforsin Pereira da Cunha |Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | UFT – Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil | Electrical Engineering; B.S. 2017

Mariana Barbosa de Carvalho | Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista | Civil Engineering; B.S.  2016.

Nelson Giovanini Junior | Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista | Civil Engineering; B.S. 2015.

Guillaume Calas | Le transport de dioxyde de carbone par canalization: Modalit ́es de d ́eveloppement et mod ́elisation en France des r ́eseaux de transport dans le cadre du captage et stockage de CO| AgroENGREF Paris Tech, Institute des Sciences Et Industries du Vivant et des L’Environnment | M.S. 2010. | Link to Thesis

 

Past Undergraduate Students:

Jon Miner | Productivity of Unconventional Natural Gas Production | The Ohio State University | Double Major: Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science; B.S., B.S. 2015.

Supreya Kesavan | Engineering Economics of Geothermal Resource Utilization | The Ohio State University | Environmental Engineering; B.S. 2016.

Emma Beasley | Water Use Efficiency of Electric Power Plants | The Ohio State University | Chemistry; B.S. 2016.

Chris Volzer | Sedimentary Geothermal Resources for Economic and Policy Analysis | The Ohio State University | Civil Engineering; B.S. 2015.

Nora Shaheen | Spatial Association Analysis of Geothermal Tracer Pathways | The Ohio State University | Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | B.S. 2017.

Maria DeLuca | Reservoir Leakage Risk and Infrastructure Deployment for CO2 Capture, Storage, and Utilization | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; B.S. 2017.

Cody Pfister | Subsurface Energy StorageThe Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; B.S. 2018.

Andrew Elderbrock | Subsurface Energy StorageThe Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; B.S. expected 2019.

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