I am a second year PhD student at Princeton University. My research focuses on the environmental challenges of subsurface energy technologies such as geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide, geothermal energy production, and fracking for shale gas extraction.

I am particularly interested in investigating the conditions, which could lead to precipitation of minerals in fractures and the impacts of precipitation on fracture hydraulic properties to seal highly permeable fractures which serve as the primary potential leakage pathways for carbon dioxide to escape from storage locations.

 

Among the various tools that I use in my research are image analysis of rock samples and reactive transport modeling in porous media during CO2 injection into depleted hydrocarbon reservoirs and deep saline aquifers.