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Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (GRS)
Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar

Innovative Carbon Management Pathways for a Sustainable Future


June 10-11, 2017


Colby-Sawyer College
New London, NH Site Information


Ming Gao & Daniel Sutter

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 13, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 10, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. This GRS is the first one in the series of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage.

The 2017 GRS-CCUS will focus on areas including the next-generation carbon capture technologies, state-of-the-art carbon utilization and conversion research, progressive carbon storage advances, up-to-date process optimization, social science research on the public perception of CCUS, and relevant market/policy considerations. This seminar is not only aimed at bringing young scientists involved in climate research together with cutting edge technologies, but will also offer career guidance for young professionals with profound mentorship sessions. The collegial atmosphere with open discussions, interactive poster presentations and outdoor activities is expected to promote extensive collaborations within the CCUS community.

This GRS-CCUS will be held in conjunction with a Gordon Research Conference on the same topic (GRC-CCUS). Ideas and outcomes of individual contributions and of the discussions in GRS-CCUS are envisioned to be passed onto GRC-CCUS to foster multi-directional communications between students, faculty and industrial researchers.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 10, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmKeynote Session: Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage: Making Fossil Fuels Great Again?
Discussion Leader: Daniel Sutter (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
3:45 pm - 4:25 pmBerend Smit (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage: Making Fossil Fuels Great Again?"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCarbon Capture and Storage
Discussion Leaders: Kosan Roh (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea) and Anna Harrison (University College London, United Kingdom)
7:30 pm - 7:45 pmYe Yuan (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"CO2 Absorption Rate in Semi-Aqueous Monoethanolamine for CO2 Capture"
7:45 pm - 7:50 pmDiscussion
7:50 pm - 8:05 pmRebecca Siegelman (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
"Controlling Cooperative CO2 Adsorption in Diamine-Appended Mg2(dobpdc) Frameworks"
8:05 pm - 8:10 pmDiscussion
8:10 pm - 8:25 pmChenglong Hou (Zhejiang University, China)
"Direct Air Capture of CO2 by a Moisture Swing Sorbent"
8:25 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:45 pmSimeon Agada (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"The Sensitivity of CO2 Storage in the Bunter Sandstone of the UK Southern North Sea to Operational Demands from Energy Systems"
8:45 pm - 8:50 pmDiscussion
8:50 pm - 9:05 pmCharlotte Garing (Stanford University, USA)
"Pore-Scale Investigations into the Stability of Residual CO2"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amCarbon Conversion, Utilization and CCUS Policy
Discussion Leaders: Alexander Forse (University of California, Berkeley, USA) and Chengchuan Zhou (Columbia University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:15 amSahag Voskian (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Electrochemical Swing Process for Carbon Capture"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amSteven Ahn (Brown University, USA)
"Electroreduction of CO2 at Dentritic and Porous Copper Foams"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amDaniel Torelli (California Institute of Technology, USA)
"Discovery of New Electrocatalysts for the Direct Conversion of CO2 to Hydrocarbon Fuels"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amMuhammad Imran Rashid (University of Newcastle, Australia)
"Development of Grinding Media for Aqueous Mineral Carbonation Applications"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amTimothy Bartholomew (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
"Energy and CO2 Emission Penalties Associated with Geologic Carbon Storage Brine Management"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 11:00 amGeneral Discussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Panel
Discussion Leader: Michele Sarazen (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Mentorship and Career Guidance"
  • Mobae Afeworki (ExxonMobil, USA)
  • Ryan Lively (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Charlotte Garing (Stanford University, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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