JENNY DRUHAN NAMED THEME LEADER IN NEW ENERGY RESEARCH FRONTIER CENTER

Posted on 01.16.2019

Mechanistic Control of Water-Hydrocarbon-Rock Interactions in Nanoporous Geological MediaAssistant Professor Jenny Druhan has been named a Theme Leader for a new Department of Energy funded Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) that is focused on the structure and function of shales. The EFRC is a collaborative research program led by Stanford University, with partners from the universities of Illinois, Southern California, and Wyoming as well as the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. Jenny will guide Theme 3, concerning ‘Reactivity at interfaces and impact on transport’. The center is a four-year effort that seeks to establish a fundamental mechanistic understanding of controls over non-equilibrium chemical and physical processes occurring in shales, in order to increase hydrocarbon production while decreasing produced water, contaminants and the need for more wells. More details on the team leading the center, and the mission of this EFRC, can be found here.