Studying Microfluidic Experiments to Mimic Geologic CO2 Storage Processes
Shadya Taleb is a Graduate Research Assistant at the Gulf Coast Carbon Center under the supervision of Dr. Seyyed Hosseini and Dr. Sahar Bakhshian. She is pursuing a Master of Science in Energy and Earth Resources at the Jackson School of Geosciences. Her background is in petroleum engineering, and she has experience in the oil and gas industry.
Shadya’s current research is focused on microfluidic experiments to mimic geologic CO2 storage processes. Using real-rock microfluidic devices and microscopy techniques, she explores the characteristics of CO2 migration and trapping in the pore structure of rocks. Her goal is to improve our understanding of CO2 migration in porous media, and, in combination with fluid flow modeling, provide more realistic assessments of the CO2 stored in the subsurface.
The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Foundation trustees were impressed by her academic record, extensive work experience, and well-presented research topic related to the investigation of CO2 migration and long-term storage using pore-scale experimental studies combined with advanced computational techniques. The Foundation recently awarded her the important Robert M. Cluff Scholarship.