M.S. Research Opportunities in Energy Geosciences, California State University, Bakersfield

CSU Bakersfield Department of Geological Sciences
Bakersfield, California; Berkeley California
Full Scholarship
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Geochemistry, Mineral and Rock Physics, Near Surface Geophysics
Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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          The Department of Geological Sciences at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) invites applications to join a research group investigating caprock integrity related to H2 and CO2 geologic storage in California. Multiple fully funded Research Associate positions are available to start in Fall 2024. Continued funding is available for up to 2 years and is contingent on satisfactory performance. Successful applicants must be admitted to the MS in Geology Program at CSUB (thesis track) and are expected to conduct research under the mentorship of one of the following CSUB faculty members.  

CSUB Faculty Advisors

Dr. Liaosha Song (lsong1@csub.edu)

Dr. Matthew Herman (mherman2@csub.edu)

Dr. Junhua Guo (jguo1@csub.edu)

Potential thesis topics include, but are not limited to: 

1) 3D imaging of reactive fluid-flow in nanoporous rocks;

2) Fluid-flow modeling in tight rocks;

3) Geophysical monitoring of fluid injection and fluid-rock interactions;

4) Sedimentary petrology and mineralogy

Summer Internship at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL): Successful applicants will participate in a 10-week summer research internship at LBNL. Student researchers will work directly with LBNL mentors to perform laboratory experiments. A separate summer stipend and housing will be provided.

LBNL Mentor Group: 

Dr. Benjamin Gilbert, Dr. Harrison Lisabeth, Dr. Yuxin Wu, Dr. Abdullah Cihan

Application Deadline: February 1st, 2024.

To Apply: see details here https://www.csub.edu/geology/academic-programs/ms-in-geology/apply/index.html

For more information, please contact Dr. Liaosha Song via email (lsong1@csub.edu) and provide a brief statement of your research interests and experience.  




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