PhD Student – Research Assistant
. MSc. Water Engineering- Groundwater/Hydrogeology, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, 2014
. Professional Degree. Professional Environmental Engineering, American Univ. of Cairo, Egypt, 2012
BSc. Civil Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt, 2009
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Ahmad Askar explores several dimensions of optimizing sparse data utilization in characterizing deep aquifers through integrating limited hard and soft data into recent inversion techniques. His research is going to shed light on enhancing the design and operation of various geologic storage system as waste disposal and CO2 sequestration into deep saline aquifers. This research work includes performing intermediate scale lab experiments and numerical inverse modeling.Data from lab experiments will be used in several inversion scenarios that could be defined by consecutively reducing the hard data density with gradually introducing priori soft knowledge about the stratigraphy structure (i.e. geophysical measurements) into the model. The outcomes of this research will reveal the actual value of costly hard data in investigating such deep formations and the importance of integrating less expensive soft data for more accurate characterization.
Allan Foster III
M.S. Candidate in Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Geological Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines
B.S. Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2017
M.S. Hydrology student, Hydrologic Science and Engineering Program, Colorado School of Mines, expected graduation 2019
Allan Foster investigates solute transport anomalies in porous media through the lens of the dual domain mass transfer (DDMT) framework. His research includes highly-controlled laboratory ionic tracer experiments at the 1D column- and 3D tank- scale in addition to numerical modeling. The experimental procedures couple direct-current resistivity geophysical measurements with fluid conductivity measurements in order to explore controls on DDMT parameters such as the capacity coefficient and single, first order mass transfer rate. The quantification of these parameters can help us parse controls on transport anomalies.
Ph. D. student Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, USA
M. S., (2007) College of Science, Xi’an University of Technology, China
B. S., (2004) College of Mathematics and Information Science, Henan Normal University, China
His research interests include inverse method of groundwater flow and solute transport, surface-subsurface flow integrated modeling, uncertainty qualification, and turbulent boundary layer flow. Currently, he focus on direct inverse method of solute transport.
Master’s student – Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil Designer – Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
BA Environmental Science – University of Denver 2014
MS Civil and Environmental Engineering – Colorado School of Mines 2018
Soil evaporation and water loss influenced by macro-pores and micro-topography. Currently running experiments in the CESEP wind tunnel facility investigating the effects of micro-topography and heterogeneous soil under the influence of diurnal temperature, relative humidity and light/radiation fluctuations. The goal is to understand how natural environmental conditions impact the soil moisture distribution within small mounds with in order to determine if there is a more efficient way of planting crops, or if there is any hydrologic advantage of crops growing on top of hills.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Junior Class President | USG
Lead Peer Mentor | CSM Leadership
Vice President | American Society of Engineering Management, Mines Chapter
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2019
I currently work in the CESEP on campus helping to perform studies on modeling groundwater flow in the vadose zone in order to relate this with potential real world problems related to chemical plume fate and transport as well as groundwater availability. I am hoping that my research helps me prepare for a lifetime of learning during and after Mines.
PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering
Colorado School of Mines..
BS in Environmental Engineering with minors in Chemistry and Environmental Science, University of Portland, 2014.
MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder- 2018
Project logistics coordinator for the Intel Corporation
Research Experience Interests
His primary research focused on data analytics and risk assessment of oil and gas wells using data on every hydraulically fractured well from 2010 and later in the FracFocus database. While at CU, he won a the highest level Beverley Sears Graduate Student research grant. He used this money to develop an experiment for the novel treatment of hydraulic fracturing flowback water using microbial electrochemical techniques, and the development low cost remote sensing tool for use developing communities. He continues this work on developing low-cost, open-sourced, and easily reproducible sensors and data loggers in some of his free time. In the rest of his free time, he enjoys climbing, skiing, going to concerts, and spending time with his girlfriend/ dog / friends.
M.S. Candidate in Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines
Jordan Skipwith’s current graduate research involves conducting simulations in an intermediate-scale test system to evaluate inversion methods for characterizing sequestrated carbon dioxide leakage from a deep geological formation. The experimental work for this project is conducted within a lab-scale 2-D tank in the Center for the Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes (CESEP) lab, and numerical modeling is primarily conducted with FEFLOW. Other research interests include: groundwater flow in porous media, environmental characterization and remediation, applied hydrogeophysical methods, water resources planning, integrated hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, and stormwater infrastructure design.
Forrest Gage Pilone
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2020
phone number – 303-503-8580
Linkedin page – https://www.linkedin.com/in/forrest-gage-pilone-35b04116a/
I am currently employed on the Soil-Plant-Atmosphere continuum hydrodynamic project at the CESEP Wind Tunnel. I am most interested in exploring the atmospheric interactions with soil and plants, and how certain atmospheric conditions and interactions may affect plant growth and the movement of water through the land-atmosphere system. After my undergraduate is complete, my hope is to find further, similar research opportunities in graduate school to possibly put towards a career in research. With that said, I would like to hopefully apply what I learn here to ocean science research and/or atmospheric science research in the future.
Combined Degree: B.S. in Environmental Engineering, M.S. in Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2020.
My interests are mainly focused towards humanitarian needs, specifically, cleaning and transporting water to areas of high water scarcity. Currently, I am working with the CESEP on a plant study that will look into how soil arrangement effects plant growth, with the hopes of being able to increase food production in the developing world. After completing my degrees I hope to join the peace corps before moving out of the country to work on water issue abroad.
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2019