Assistant Professor Brian Ellis has been selected by the CEE Honors and Awards Committee to receive the 2019 Department Excellence Award.
Dr. Ellis’ research covers topics related to the sustainable and safe development of emerging energy technologies. Included among these activities are geologic storage of CO2 and large-scale hydraulic fracturing of unconventional oil/gas reservoirs. He examines important water-rock interactions that occur in these subsurface systems through a combination of experimental studies, imaging techniques and geochemical modeling.
His pioneering research in CO2 sequestration, inspiring teaching and unselfish service to CEE have been instrumental to the success of the entire CEE community.
Ellis will be honored later this semester at the College of Engineering Honors and Awards dinner in March.