Brian R. Ellis

Position: 
Faculty Affiliate
College or Department name: 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Email: 
brellis@umich.edu
Office Location: 
1351 Beal Avenue, 211 EWRE
Degrees: 
Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2012
M.A., Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, 2009
B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2006
Research Interests: 

My research interests cover topics related to the sustainable and safe development of emerging energy technologies. Included among these activities are geologic storage of CO2 and large-scale hydrualic fracturing of unconventional oil/gas reservoirs. We examine important water-rock interactions that occur in these subsurface systems through a combination of experimental studies (bench-scale high-pressure flow-through and batch reactors), imaging techniques (computed micro-tomography, SEM, XRF, XANES), and geochemical modeling. Specific topics of interest: permeability evolution in fractured geologic media, release/transport of groundwater contaminants from shale gas reservoirs, development of regulatory policy pertaining to hydraulic fracturing activities.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014