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.  We are a collegial and communal group.  If you are interested in being a part of our team, feel free to email me.

Funding is available from a variety of research projects, teaching assistantships, department, and university fellowships.  Prospective students and group members, please check out this link here.

 

Present Graduate Students:

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

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

Zhongnan JiangTechnological Learning and Spillovers for Advanced Energy Systems  | The Ohio State University | John Glenn School of Public Affairs; Ph.D. expected 2018.

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., expected 2016.

Jonathan Ogland-Hand | Energy Sustainability and CO2-Geothermal Energy Production and Storage Systems | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program; Ph.D. expected 2018.

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

Amlan Rath | Earth Services | The Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; M.S. expected 2018.

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

Chante’ Vines | Sources and Remediation of Natural and Anthropogenic Methane Fluxes | The Ohio State University | Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; Ph.D. expected 2019. Co-advised with Prof. Bohrer.

Yaoping WangClimate Impacts on Energy Systems | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program; Ph.D. expected 2017. Co-Advised with Prof. Sivandran.

 

Thesis Committees:

Andres Camilo Rey Sanchez | TBD | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program (Bohrer, primary advisor); Ph.D. expected 2018.

Theodore Saltos | Nutrient Concentrations and Severe Algal Blooms in Midwestern Watersheds. | The Ohio State University | Environmental Science Graduate Program (Sohngen, primary advisor); Ph.D. expected 2016.

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 Augus 2016.

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., expected 2017. 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 PereiraEfficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | USP – Universidade de Sao Paulo | Electrical Engineering; B.S. expected December 2016.

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

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

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

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

Nelson Giovanini Junior | Efficacy of Carbon Management Approaches Using Anthropogenic CO2 in Subsurface Applications | UNESP – Universidade Estadual Paulista | Civil Engineering; B.S. received January 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., received 2010. | Link to Thesis

 

Present Undergraduate Students:

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. expected 2017.

Cody Pfister | Subsurface Energy StorageThe Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; B.S. expected 2017.

Andrew Elderbrock | Subsurface Energy StorageThe Ohio State University | Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering; B.S. expected 2017.

Travis  PetersSubsurface Energy Storage | The Ohio State University | Materials Science Engineering ; B.S. expected 2017.

 

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. expected 2015.

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

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

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

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

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