Nanogeoscience

We apply high-resolution electron and X-ray beam imaging and atomic force microscopy to characterize pore and crystal structures on the micro- to nano-scale. Nanotechnology is developed to image flow in shale-gas systems and across seal beds.

Faculty

Scott W Tinker

Scott W Tinker

Global energy supply and demand, Technology Administration, Multidisciplinary reservoir characterization, Carbonate sedimentology, Sequence stratigraphy, 3-D reservoir modeling, Resource assessment.

Lecturers

Farzam  Javadpour

Farzam Javadpour

Dispersion phenomena in porous systems (hydrocarbon reservoirs and brine aquifers); shale gas; tight oil, CO2 injection up-scaling; EOR, EGR, and sequestration; nonotechnology in rock characterization.

Research Scientists

Seyyed Abolfazl Hosseini

Seyyed Abolfazl Hosseini

Research interests are mainly topics related to fluid transport in porous media. Current research includes: Enhanced Oil Recovery - Enhanced Gas Recovery - Upscaling and Upgridding - Above Zone Monitoring Interval - Reservoir Simulation and History Matching - Unconventional Reservoirs
Kitty L Milliken

Kitty L Milliken

Petrography and geochemistry of siliciclastic rocks; diagenesis; electron microbeam methods: X-ray mapping, cathodoluminescence imaging; micro-scale reservoir characterization

Research Staff

Jay P Kipper

Jay P Kipper

Personnel management, fiscal reporting, budget management, contract negotiation, management of geological samples
Robert M Reed

Robert M Reed

Microstructural analysis of rocks, particularly small-scale deformation structures and pores in mudrocks.