The CarbFix Team

CarbFix was founded by four partners in 2007: the University of Iceland, CNRS in Toulouse, the Earth Institute at Columbia University in New York and Reykjavik Energy. Edda Aradottir at Reykjavik Energy is the project manager and Sigurdur Reynir Gislason at the University of Iceland is the head of the project’s scientific steering committee. Other members of the committee are Eric Oelkers at CNRS in Toulouse, Juerg Matter at the University of Southampton and Martin Stute at Columbia University. Over 100 people have contributed to the project, thereof a number of PhD and MS students as well as engineers and technicians.

 

Project Manager

  • Edda Sif Aradóttir - Project Manager - Reykjavik Energy - edda.sif.aradottir (at) or.is  

 

Scientific Steering Committee

  • Sigurður Reynir Gíslason (Chairman) - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - Research Professor - sigrg (at) raunvis.hi.is 

  • Eric H. Oelkers - Research Director - Chemistry and Earth Science - CNRS UMR 5563 / Universtié Paul Sabatier, France - oelkers (at) lmt.obs-mip.fr 

  • Martin Stute - Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Ann Whitney Olin Professor And Co-Chair at Environmental Science Barnard College, USA - martins (at) ldeo.columbia.edu

  • Juerg Matter - Associate Professor in Geoengineering within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton, UK - J.Matter (at) southampton.ac.uk

 

Ph.D. Students

The following Ph.D. Students are working or have finished projects related to the CarbFix Project:

  • Deirdre Clark - Ph.D. student - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Does CO2 injection in basaltic rocks cause a release in heavy metals? Ph.D. Supervisor: Sigurður Reynir Gíslason.

  • Sandra Ósk Snæbjörnsdóttir - Ph.D. student - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Field injection experiments and storage capacity estimate. Ph.D. Supervisor: Sigurður Reynir Gíslason.

  • Alexandra Murata (undergraduate student) - Columbia University

  • Bailey Griswold (undergraduate student) - Columbia University

  • Jennifer Hall (graduate student) - Columbia University

  • Alexandra Bausch (lab technician) - Columbia University

  • Alexander Gysi - Ph.D. student -  Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - apg2 (at) hi.is - Has defended thesis -  Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Experimental and numerical modelling of CO2-water-basalt interaction - Ph.D. Supervisor: Andri Stefansson

  • Gabrielle J. Stockmann - Ph.D. graduate - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - gjs3 (at) hi.is - Defended thesis in May 2012 -  Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Experimental determination of the effect of precipitated mineral coatings on the rates of basaltic mineral and glass dissolution rates - Ph.D. Supervisor: Domenik Wolff-Boenisch, Sigurdur Gislason and Eric Oelkers

  • Edda S.P. Aradóttir - Ph.D. graduate - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - edda.sif.aradottir (at) or.is - Defended thesis in Oct 2011 - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Reactive Transport models of CO2-water-basalt interaction and applications to CO2-mineral sequestration. Supervisors: Hannes Jónsson, Eric L. Sonnenthal and Grímur Björnsson.

  • Helgi Arnar Alfreðsson - Ph.D. student - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - haa4 (at) hi.is - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Characterization of the rocks and fluids, before and after CO2 injection, at the Hellisheidi Iceland site - Ph.D. Supervisor: Sigurdur Gislason, Björn Hardarson, Hjalti Franzson, Domenik Wolff-Boenisch, Andri Stefansson

  • Iwona Galeczka - Ph.D. student - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - img3 (at) hi.is - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Experimental studies on the sequestration of CO2 in basaltic rocks - Ph.D. Supervisor: Domenik Wolff-Boenisch, Sigurdur Gislason, Andri Stefansson

  • Kiflom Gebrehiwot Mesfin - Ph.D. student - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Mineral sequestration of carbon dioxide from geothermal activities in seawater. - Ph.D. Supervisors: Domenik Wolff-Boenisch and Sigurdur Reynir Gislason

  • Snorri Guðbrandsson - Ph.D. student - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - snorgud (at) hi.is - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Dissolution rates of crystalline basalt as a function of temperature, pressure and solution composition - Ph.D. Supervisor: Domenik Wolff-Boenisch, Sigurdur Gislason and Eric Oelkers

  • Therese Kaarbo Flaathen - Ph.D. Graduate - Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland - therese (at) hi.is - Defended thesis in September 2009 - Title of Ph.D. Thesis: Natural analogue for CO2 fixation in basalt and the effect of sulphur on the dissolution rate of basalt and precipitation rate of carbonates -  Ph.D. Supervisor: Sigurdur Gislason, Eric Oelkers

  • Jonas Olsson – Ph.D. student -  University of Copenhagen -  jolsson (at)hi.is - Title of Ph.D. Thesis (working title): The mobility of heavy metals in natural waters. - Name of thesis supervisor: Susan Louise Svane Stipp and Sigurður Reynir Gíslason.

  • Olivier BOSC – Ph.D. student - Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse - boscolivier (at) hotmail.com - Title of Thesis: Experimental characterization of carbonate precipitation rates and their application to carbon sequestration - Thesis supervisor: Dr. Eric H. Oelkers

  • Julien Declercq - Ph.D. - Université Paul Sabatier - declercq (at) get.obs-mip.fr

 

M.Sc. Students

The following M.Sc. students have finished projects related to CarbFix Project:

  • Elísabet Vilborg Ragnheiðardóttir - M.Sc. Graduate, REYST - elisabet.vilborg.sigurdardottir (at) reyst.is - Defended thesis in January 2010 - Title of M.Sc. Thesis: Costs, Profitability and Potential Gains of the CarbFix Program

  • Mahnaz Rezvani Khalil Abad - M.Sc. Graduate,  University of Iceland - mar7 (at) hi.is - Defended thesis in September 2008 - Title of M.Sc. Thesis: Characterization of the Hellisheidi-Threngsli CO2 sequestration target aquifer by tracer testing

  • Diana Fernandez de la Reguera – M.Sc. Graduate, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, US - diana (at) ldeo.columbia.edu - Title of Thesis: Monitoring and verification of geologic CO2 storage using tracer techniques - Ph.D. Supervisor: Jurg Matter, Martin Stute

  • Luke Brough – M.Sc. Student, University of Waterloo/University of Copenhagen - lgbrough (at) gmail.com - Title: CO2 seqestration in basalt at ambient temperature and pressure - Supervisors: David Blowes, Richard Amos, Susan L. S. Stipp, Knud Dideriksen

  • Inger Aaberg – M.Sc. Student, University of Copenhagen - iaaberg (at) nano.ku.dk - Title: Mineral carbonation of CO2 –characterization of olivines during and after reaction using high resolution techniques - Supervisors: Susan L. S. Stipp, Emil Makovicky, Knud Dideriksen