HydroGeochemistry Lab

Welcome to the Ellis Lab research website! In our group we investigate water-rock interactions within the context of geologic energy activities. Current research topics include studying the environmental implications of hydraulic fracturing and investigating the longterm viability of CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers. Our research approaches combine bench-scale experiments, cutting-edge electron beam, X-ray, and neutron imaging techniques, and geochemical modeling to examine: (1) fate of injected fluids in the subsurface, (2) release and transport of groundwater contminants in geologic reservoirs, (3) and geochemical alterations of fracture pathways. To learn more about specific research projects click here.