Taylor Barnhart is a second year master's student in the energy and earth resources program at UT. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in geological sciences with minors in economics and environmental studies from the University of Oregon, Taylor joined the Peace Corps in Tanzania teaching science and English at a secondary school for two years. Now he is a graduate research assistant at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center of the Bureau of Economic Geology. Taylor's interests revolve around water resource management, hydrology, hydrogeology, the water-energy nexus, environmental economics, and the governmental policies surrounding water.
Current Research Projects
Cost of Geologic Characterization for CO2 Storage: Case Studies for Onshore and Offshore Storage Sites in the United States with Diverse Surface Environments and Groundwater Resources
Past Research Projects
The Issue of Scaling Effect When Determining Porosity and Permeability In Volcanic Pyroclasts
Energy and Earth Resources Fellowship - Jackson School of Geosciences (2019 - 2021)