Amelia Paukert

Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Geochemistry
416 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8652
Fax: 
(845) 365-8155
Fields of interest: 
Carbon sequestration, hydrogeology, aqueous geochemistry, water-rock interaction


 

 

 

 

My research area is in situ mineral CO2 sequestration in the Samail Ophiolite aquifer in the Sultantate of Oman.  The Samail Ophiolite aquifer is a site of exceptionally well-developed, naturally occurring in situ CO2 mineralization and serves as a natural analog for an enhanced process.  My work involves characterizing the chemistry and hydrology of the peridotite aquifer system and reactive transport modeling of CO2 mineralization in the subsurface. This includes modeling both the natural process and how it could be enhanced, e.g., by CO2 injection.  CO2 sequestration will play a critical role in mitigating global climate change as we seek to reduce CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, and in-situ mineralization promises to be a safe and permanent mechanism for storing CO2.

Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
M.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences
Columbia University
05/2010
B.S. Geological Sciences; B.A. International Relations
University of Southern California
12/2006
Honors & Awards: 
NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Fulbright Fellow, Kazakhstan 2007-2008
Graduated Summa Cum Laude with Earth Sciences Departmental Honors
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