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The brochure provides a clear, precise and interesting summary of the  research conducted at our center in a convenient tri-fold document.

 

Contacts

Don DePaolo, Center Director, djdepaolo@lbl.gov

Carl Steefel, Center Deputy-Director, cisteefel@lbl.gov

Kryshna Aviña, Program Manager, kavina@lbl.gov

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Peer Review Publications Solely Supported by the EFRC:

2014 

  • Chen, C-L., J. Qi, J. Tao, R.N. Zuckermann, and J.J. De Yoreo, 2014. Tuning calcite morphology and growth acceleration by a rational design of highly stable protein-mimetics.  Nature Scientific Reports, 4, DOI: 10.1038/srep06266
  • Molins, S., D. Trebotich, L. Yang, J.B. Ajo-Franklin, T.J.  Ligocki, C. Shen, C.I. Steefel, 2014. Pore-scale controls on calcite dissolution rates from flow-through laboratory and numerical experiments.  Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/es5013438.
  • Radha, A.V. and A. Navrotsky, 2014. Manganese carbonate formation from amorphous and nanocrystalline precursors: Thermodynamics and geochemical relevance, American Mineralogist, 99, 5-6.  doi: 10.2138/am.2014.4734.
  • Rother, G., L.Vlcek, M.S. Gruszkiewicz, A.A. Chialvo, L.M. Anovitz, J.L. Banuelos, D. Wallacher, N. Grimm, and D.R. Cole, 2014. Sorption Phase of Supercritical CO2 in Silica Aerogel: Experiments and Mesoscale Computer Simulations. J. Phys. Chem. C, 118 (28), 15525–15533 DOI: 10.1021/jp503739x
  • Stack, A.G., 2014, Next generation models of carbonate mineral growth and dissolution. Greenhouse Gas Sci Technol. doi: 10.1002/ghg.140
  • Stack, A.G., A. Fernandez-Martinez, LF. Allard, J.L. Bañuelos, G. Rother, L.M. Anovitz, D.R. Cole, and G.A. Waychunas, 2014. Pore-Size-Dependent Calcium Carbonate Precipitation Controlled by Surface Chemistry. Environ. Sci. Technol., 48 (11), pp 6177–6183 DOI: 10.1021/es405574a
  • Trebotich, D.P., M.F. Adams, S.  Molins, C.I. Steefel, and C. Shen, 2014. High resolution simulation of pore scale reactive transport processes associated with carbon sequestration. Computing in Science and Engineering, DOI:10.1109/MCSE.2014.77 

  

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    2013 

    • Chialvo, A.A., L. Vlcek, and D.R. Cole, 2013. Acid Gases in CO2-rich Subsurface Geologic Environments. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 77, 361-398, DOI:10.2138/rmg.2013.77.10

    • DePaolo D.J. and D.R. Cole, 2013. Geochemistry of Geologic Carbon Sequestration: An Overview,  Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 77, p. 1-14, DOI:10.2138/rmg.2013.77.
    • De Yoreo, J., G.A. Waychunas, Y-S. Jun, and A. Fernandez-Martinez, 2013. In situ Investigations of Carbonate Nucleation on Mineral and Organic Surfaces. Reviews in Mineralogy & Geochemistry, 77, 229-257, DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2013.77.7.
    • Fernandez-Martinez, A., Y Hu,  B. Lee, Y.S. Jun, and G.A. Waychunas, 2013. In Situ Determination of Interfacial Energies between Heterogeneously Nucleated CaCO3 and Quartz Substrates: Thermodynamics of CO2 Mineral Trapping, Environmental Science & Technology., 47(1), 102-109. DOI: 10.1021/es3014826
    • Hedges, L.O. and S. Whitelam, 2013. Selective Nucleation in Porous Media. Soft Matter. DOI: 10.1039/C3SM51946E.
    • Kim, T.W., T.K. Tokunaga, J.R. Bargar, M.J. Latimer, and S.M. Webb, 2013. Brine film thickness on mica surfaces under geologic CO2 sequestration conditions and controlled capillary pressures. Water Resources Res., 49, 1-6. DOI: 10.1002/wrcr.20404.    
    • Nielsen, L.C. and D.J. DePaolo, 2013. Ca isotope fractionation in a high-alkalinity lake system: Mono Lake, California. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 118(2013), 276-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.05.007.  (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Nielsen, L.C., J.J. De Yoreo, D.J. DePaolo, 2013. General model for calcite growth kinetics in the presence of impurity ions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 115, 100–114  (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Radha, A.V. and A. Navrotsky, 2013, Thermodynamics of Carbonates. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 77, 73-121, DOI:10.2138/rmg.2013.77.3 (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Reeves, D. and D.H. Rothman, 2013. Age Dependence of Mineral Dissolution and 1 Precipitation Rates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Global Biogeochemical Cycles. DOI:10.1002/gbc.20082. 
    • Reeves, D. and D.H. Rothman, 2013. Diffusion and kinetic control of weathering rind development. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Geofluids. DOI:10.1111/gfl.12056. 
    • Steefel, C.I., S. Molins, and D. Trebotich, 2013. Pore Scale Processes Associated with Subsurface CO2 Injection and Sequestration. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 77, 259-303, DOI:10.2138/rmg.2013.77.8 
    • Tokunaga, T.K. and J. Wan, 2013. Capillary Pressure and Mineral Wettability Influences on Reservoir CO2 Capacity. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 77, 481-503, DOI:10.2138/rmg.2013.77.14
    • Watkins, J., L.C. Nielsen, F.J. Ryerson, and D.J. DePaolo, 2013. The influence of kinetics on the oxygen isotope composition of calcium carbonate, Earth and Planetary Science Letters. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.05.054.  (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Wu, D., and A. Navrotsky, 2013. Small Molecule - Silica Interactions in Porous Silica Structures. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 109, 38-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.01.038 (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Zhang, S.; D.J. DePaolo, T. Xu, and L. Zheng, 2013. Mineralization of carbon dioxide sequestered in volcanogenic reservoir rocks.  International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 18, 315–328. DOI:10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.08.001. (view publication)
    • Zhang, Y., A.V. Radha, and A. Navrotsky, 2013. Thermochemistry of two calcium silicate carbonate minerals: scawtite, Ca7(Si6O18)(CO3)·2H2O, and spurrite, CA5(SiO4)2(CO3). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2013, 115, 92-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.03.031 (view publication) or (view highlight)

    2012

    • Carmichael, J.R.; G. Rother, J.F. Browning, J.F. Anker, L.M. Anovitz, J.R. Wesoloski, and D.R. Cole, 2012. High-pressure cell for neutron reflectometry of supercritical and subcritical fluids at solid interfaces. Rev. Sci. Instrum, 83, 045108, DOI: 10.1063/1.3697999. (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Chialvo, A. A., L. Vlcek, and D.R. Cole, 2012. Aqueous CO2 Solutions at Silica Surfaces and within Nanopore Environments: Insights from isobaric-isothermal molecular dynamics. Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 116 (26), 13904-13916. DOI: 10.1021/jp3001948. (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Gruszkiewicz, M.S.; G. Rother, D.J. Wesolowski, D.R. Cole, and D. Wallacher, 2012. Direct Measurements of Pore Fluid Density by Vibrating Tube Densimetry. Langmuir, 28, 5070−5078. DOI: 10.1021/la204517v. (view publication) or(view highlight)
    • Hedges, L.O. and S. Whitelam, 2012. Patterning a surface so as to speed nucleation from solution. Soft Matter, 8, 8624-8635. DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26038G. (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Jung, J.W.; J. Wan, 2012. Supercritical CO2 and Ionic Strength Effects on Wettability of Silica Surfaces: Equilibrium Contact Angle Measurements. Energy Fuels, 26(9), 6053–6059. DOI: 10.1021/ef300913t.  (view publication) or (view highlight) 
    • Kim, Y., J. Wan, T.J. Kneafsey, and T.K. Tokunga, 2012. Dewetting of Silica Surfaces upon Reactions with Supercritical CO2 and Brine: Pore-Scale Studies in Micromodels. Environ. Sci. Technol., 46 (7),  4228–4235. (view publication) or (view highlight) 
    • Landrot, G., J.B. Ajo-Franklin, S. Cabrini, L. Yang, and C.I. Steefel, 2012. Measurement of accessible reactive surface area in a sandstone, with application to CO2 mineralization. Chemical Geology 318-319, 113-125. DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.05.010. (view publication) or (view highlight
    • Molins, S., D. Trebotich, C. I. Steefel, and C. Shen, 2012. An investigation of the effect of pore scale flow on average geochemical reaction rates using direct numerical simulation.  Water Resour Res., 48, W03527, DOI:10.1029/2011WR011404. (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Nielsen, L. C., I. C. Bourg, and G. Sposito. 2012.  Predicting CO2-water interfacial tension under pressure and temperature conditions of geologic CO2 storage.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 81:28-38. (view publication) or (view highlight) 
    • Noiriel, C.; C.I. Steefel, L. Yang, and J.B. Ajo-Franklin, 2012. Upscaling calcite precipitation rates from pore to continuum scale. Chemical Geology 318-319, 60-74. (view publication) or (view highlight) 
    • Radha, A.V., A. Fernandez-Martinez, Y. Hu, Y-S. Jun, G.A. Waychunas, and A. Navrotsky, 2012. Energetic and structural studies of amorphous Ca1-xMgxCO3·nH2O (0 < x < 1). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 90 83-95. (view publication) or (view highlight) 
    • Reeves, D. and D.H. Rothman, 2012. Impact of structured heterogeneities on reactive two-phase porous flow. Physical Review E, 86, 031120 DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.86.031120 (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Sel, Ozlem; A.V. Radha, K. Dideriksenand A. Navrotsky, 2012. Amorphous Iron (II) Carbonate: Crystallization Energetics and Comparison to Other Carbonate Minerals related to CO2 Sequestration. Geochim et Cosmochim Acta, 87, 61–68. (view publication) or (view highlight
    • Tokunaga, T., 2012. DLVO-Based Estimates of Adsorbed Water Film Thicknesses in Geologic CO2 Reservoirs. Langmuir, 28, 8001−8009. dx.doi.org/10.1021/la2044587 (view publication) or(view highlight) 

    2011

    • Bourg I.C., and G. Sposito, 2011. Molecular dynamics simulations of the electrical double layer on smectite surfaces contacting concentrated mixed electrolyte (NaCl-CaCl2) solutions. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2011.04.063. (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Chen, C.-L., J. Qi, R.N. Zuckermann, and J.J. DeYoreo, 2011. Engineered Biomimetic Polymers as Tunable Agents for Controlling CaCO3 Mineralization. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 5214- 5217. (view publication) or (view highlight
    • Forbes, T.Z., A.V. Radha, and A. Navrotsky, 2011. The energetics of nanophase calcite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75, 7893–7905. (view publication) or (view highlight) 
    • Hedges, L.O. and S. Whitelam, 2011. Limit of validity of Ostwald's rule of stages in a statistical mechanical model of crystallization. J. Chem. Phys. 135, 164902, doi:10.1063/1.3655358. (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Ruminski, A.M., K-J. Jeon, and J.J. Urban, 2011. Size-dependent CO2 capture in chemically synthesized magnesium oxide nanocrystals. invited article in J. Mater. Chem., special themed issue on “Chemical transformations of nanoparticles,” 21,11486-11491. (view publication) or (view highlight)
    • Vlcek, L., A.A. Chialvo, and D.R. Cole, 2011. Optimized Unlike-Pair Interactions for Water-Carbon Dioxide Mixtures Described by the SPC/E and EPM2 models. J. Phys. Chem. B, 115(27), 8775-8784. (view publication) or (view highlight)

    2010

    1. Whitelam, S., “Non-classical assembly pathways of anisotropic particles,” J. Chem. Phys. 132, 194901 (2010). (view publication) or (view highlight)

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      Peer Review Collaborative Publications:

      2014

      • Bazilevskaya, E., G. Rother, D.F.R. Mildner, M. Pavich, D. Cole, M.P. Bhatt, L. Jin, C.I. Steefel and S.L. Brantley, 2014.  How oxidation and dissolution in diabase and granite control porosity during weathering. Soil Science Society America Journal, doi:10.2136/sssaj2014.04.0135
      • Capobianco, R.M., M.S. Gruskiewicz, R.J. Bodnar, and J.D. Rimstidt, 2014. Ionization in H2O – bearing CO2 fluid determined by conductivity measurements. Journal of Solution Chemistry (Robert H. Wood Special Issue), DOI: 10.1007/s10953-014-0219-7.
      • Gazzè, S. A.; A.G. Stack, K.V. Ragnarsdottir, and T.J. McMaster, 2014. Chlorite topography and dissolution of the interlayer studied with Atomic Force Microscopy.  Am. Mineral. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2138/am.2014.4478.
      • Hamm, L. M., A. J. Giuffre, N. Han, J. J. De Yoreo, and P. M. Dove 2014. Reconciling disparate views of template-directed nucleation through measurement of calcite nucleation kinetics and binding energies. PNAS 111(4) 1304-1309, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1312369111
      • Li, Q., A. Fernandez-Martinez, B. Lee, G.A. Waychunas, and Y-S. Jun, 2014. Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs on Mica and Quartz Substrates and Their Interfacial Energies. Environmental Science & Technology doi: 10.1021/es405141j  
      • Masson, Y. and S.R. Pride, 2014. A Fast Algorithm for Invasion Percolation. Transp Porous Med 102:301–312. DOI 10.1007/s11242-014-0277-8
      • Nielsen, M.H., S. Aloni, and J.J. De Yoreo, 2014. In situ TEM imaging of CaCO3 nucleation reveals coexistence of direct and indirect pathways. Science, 345, DOI: 10.1126/science.1254051 .
      • Steefel, C.I., J.L. Druhan, and K. Maher, 2014. Modeling coupled chemical and isotopic equilibration rates. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 208–217, DOI: 10.1016/j.proeps.2014.08.022.
      • Swift, A, J.M. Sheets, D.R. Cole, L.M. Anovitz, S. Welch, G. Rother, and H-W. Wang, 2014. Relationship between mineralogy and porosity in caprocks relevant to geologic CO2 sequestration. Environmental Geosciences, 21, 39-57. DOI: 10.1306/eg.03031413012.
      • Whitelam, S., L.O. Hedges and J.D. Schmit, 2014. Self-assembly at a nonequilibrium critical point. Physical Review Letters, 112, 155504.

      2013

      • Anovitz, L. M., D.R. Cole, G. Rother, L.F. Allard, A. Jackson, and K.C. Littrell, 2013. Diagenetic changes in macro- to nano-scale porosity in the St. Peter Sandstone: An (ultra) small angle neutron scattering and backscattered electron imaging analysis. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 102, 280-305. DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2012.07.035. (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Bardhan, R., L.O. Hedges, C.L. Pint, A. Javey, S. Whitelam, and J.J. Urban, 2013. Uncovering the intrinsic size dependence of hydriding phase transformations in nanocrystals, Nature Materials, DOI:10.1038/nmat3716. (view publication) or (view highlight) 
      • Bazilevskaya, E., M. Lebedeva, M. Pavich, G. Rother, D.Y. Parkinson, D.R. Cole, and S.L. Brantley, 2013. Where fast weathering creates thin regolith and slow weathering creates thick regolith. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 38, 847–858. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3369. (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Bracco, J.N., A.G. Stack, and C.I. Steefel, 2013. Upscaling Calcite Growth Rates From the Mesoscale to the Macroscale. Environ. Sci. Technol., 47, 7555-7562. DOI: 10.1021/es400687r. (view publication) or (view highlight
      • Buss, H. L., S.L. Brantley, F.N. Scarena, E.A. Bazilievskaya, A. Blum, M. Schulz, R. Jimenez, A.F. White, G. Rother, and D.R. Cole, 2013. Probing the deep critical zone beneath the Luquillo Experimental Forest, Puerto Rico. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms 38, 1170-1186. DOI:10.1002/esp.3409 (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Fernandez-Martinez A., Kalkan B., Clark S. M. and Waychunas G.A., 2013. Pressure-induced polyamorphism and formation of ’aragonitic’ amorphous calcium carbonate, Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed, 2013, 52(32), 8354-8357. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201302974. (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Freeman, C.L., Q. Hu, M.H. Nielsen, J. Tao, J.J. De Yoreo and J.H. Harding, 2013. Surface Selectivity of Calcite on Self-Assembled Monolayers. J Phys Chem C 117, 5154-5153.
      • Hamm, L.M., I.C. Bourg, A.F. Wallace, and B. Rotenberg, 2013. Molecular Simulation of CO2- and CO3-Brine-Mineral Systems. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 77, 189-228, DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2013.77.6
      • Hu, Y., J.R. Ray, and Y-S. Jun, 2013. Na+, Ca2+, and Mg2+ in Brines Affect Supercritical CO2–Brine–Biotite Interactions: Ion Exchange, Biotite Dissolution, and Illite Precipitation. Environmental Science & Technology, 47(1), 191-197. DOI:10.1021/es301273g.  (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Jin, L., R. Mathur, G. Rother, D.R. Cole, K. Bazilevskaya, J. Williams, A. Carone, and S. Brantley, 2013. Evolution of porosity and geochemistry in Marcellus Formation black shale during weathering. Chem. Geol. 356, 50-63. DOI:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.07.012. (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Jun, Y.-S., D.E. Giammar, C.J. Werth, and D.A. and Dzombak, 2013. Environmental and Geochemical Aspects of Geologic Carbon Sequestration: A Special Issue. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (1), 1-2.
      • Jun, Y.-S., D.E. Giammar, and C.J. Werth, 2013. Impacts of Geochemical Reactions on Geologic Carbon Sequestration, Environmental Science & Technology, 47(1), 3-8.
      • Kharaka, Y., D.R. Cole, J.J. Thordsen, K.D. Gans, and R.B. Thomas, 2013. Geochemical Monitoring for Potential Environmental Impacts of Geologic Sequestration of CO2. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry, 77, 399-430, DOI:10.2138/rmg.2013.77.11
      • Kneafsey, T., D. Silin, and J.B. Ajo-Franklin, 2013. Supercritical CO2 flow through a layered silica sand/calcite sand system: Experiment and modified maximal inscribed spheres analysis. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 14,141-150. (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Navarre-Sitchler, A., D.R. Cole, G. Rother, L. Jin, H.L. Buss, and S. Brantley, 2013. Porosity and surface area evolution during weathering.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 109, 400-413. DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2013.02.012. (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Tokunaga, T.K., J. Wan, J-W. Jung, T.W. Kim, Y. Kim, and W. Dong, 2013. Capillary pressure and saturation relations for supercritical CO2 and brine in sand: High-pressure Pc(Sw) controller/meter measurements and capillary scaling predictions. Water Resources Res., 49, 1-14. DOI:10.1002/wrcr.20316. (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Wallace, A.F.; L.O. Hedges, A.F. Fernandez-Martinez, P. Raiteri, S. Whitelam, G.A. Waychunas, J.D. Gale, J.F. Banfield, and J.J. De Yoreo, 2013. Microscopic Evidence for Liquid-Liquid Separation in Supersaturated CaCO3 Solutions. Science, 341(6148) 885-889 DOI: 10.1126/science.1230915 (view publication) or (view highlight)
      • Wu, D., J. Gassesmith, D. Gouvea, S. Ushakov, J. Stoddart, and A. Navrotsky, 2013. Direct Calorimetric Measurement of Enthalpy of Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide on CD-MOF-2, a Green Metal-Organic Framework. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(8), 6790-6793, DOI: 10.1021/ja402315d.

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        2011

         

        • Armstrong, R., and J.B. Ajo-Franklin, 2011. Investigating biomineralization using synchrotron based X-ray computedmicrotomography, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L08406,doi:10.1029/2011GL046916. (view publication) or (view highlight) 
        • Bardhan, R. A.M. Ruminski, A. Brand, and J.J. Urban, 2011. Magnesium Nanocrystal-Polymer Composites: A New Platform for Designer Hydrogen Storage Materials. Energy & Environmental Science 48 , 4882-4895. (view publication) or (view highlight)
        • DePaolo, D.J, 2011. Surface kinetic model for isotopic and trace element fractionation during precipitation of calcite from aqueous solution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75,1039–1056. (view publication) or (view highlight)
        • Hu, Y., J.R. Ray, and Y-S. Jun, 2011. Biotite–Brine Interactions under Acidic Hydrothermal Conditions: Fibrous Illite, Goethite, and Kaolinite Formation and Biotite Surface Cracking.  Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (14), 6175–6180. DOI: 10.1039/C2FD20050C. (view publication) or (view highlight)
        • Jeon, K.J., H.R. Moon, A.M. Ruminski, B. Jiang, C. Kisielowski, and J.J. Urban, 2011. Air-stable magnesium nanocomposites provide rapid and high-capacity hydrogen storage without using heavy-metal catalysts. Nature Materials, 10(4), 286-290. (view publication) or (view highlight)
        • Shao, H. J.R. Ray, and Y-S. Jun, 2011. Effects of Salinity and Water on Supercritical CO2-Induced Phlogopite Dissolution and Secondary Mineral Formation. Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (4), 1737–1743. (view publication) or (view highlight)    

        2010

         

         

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          Publications In Press/Submitted:
          SOLE EFRC 

           

          • Aursjo, O. and Pride, S.R., A Lattice Boltzmann method for diffusion-limited dissolution of fluids, Submitted to Physical Review E. (2014?)Cappuccio, J.A.; Lui, G.V.; Pillar,V.D.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M. - “Diverse microbes accelerate the formation of carbonates by enhancing nucleation: Implications for CO2 sequestration” Environmental Science & Technology, submitted (2014?)
          • Cappuccio, J.A.; Lui, G.V.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M. - “Engineered bacterial surfaces determine the kinetics of carbonate mineralization” PNAS, submitted 26 February 2014.
          • Cole, Anovitz, Rother, Clayshale porosity and mineralogy, Environmental Geosciences (in review as of Sep 2013, 2013?)
          • Emerson, J.B., B.C. Thomas, W. Alvarez and J.F. Banfield, Metagenomic reconstruction of a CO2-driven geyser microbial community dominated by iron- and sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and novel microorganisms, Environmental Microbiology, submitted 2014.
          • Fernandez-Martinez, A., and A.G. Stack - Pore precipitation paper submitted to ES&T, March 2014)
          • Miller, G.H. and D. Trebotich, "A front tracking embedded boundary method for two-fluid incompressible Navier-Stokes problems with surface tension", will submit to Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science by end of April 2014Shen, C.; Adams, M.F.; and Trebotich, D., “An algebraic multigrid, structured grid approach to H1-elliptic problems in complex geometries,” submitted SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing (SISC). (pub 2014?)
          • Trebotich, D. and Graves, D. T., “An Adaptive Finite Volume Method for Incompressible Flow and Transport in Complex Geometries,” submitted Feb 28 2014 to Communications in Applied Mathematics and Computational Science

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Book Chapters & Other NCGC Relevant Publications

          2013

          • De Yoreo, J.J. (2013), “Nucleation:  More than one pathway”, Nature Materials 12, 284 (2013).
          • De Yoreo, J.J. (2013),“Mimicking Biomineral Systems:  What have we achieved and where do we go from here?” In Marc Knecht and Tiffany Walsh, Eds. Bio-inspired Nanotechnology - From Surface Analysis to Applications (Springer, New York) (In press).
          • De Yoreo, J.J. (2013), Research methods in Biomineralization Science Methods in Enzymology (Elsevier, Waltham, MA) (In press, expected release 18 Nov 2013).
          • Wallace, A. (2013).  Replica Exchange Methods in Biomineral Simulations.. Methods in Enzymology 532, 71-93 DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-416617-2.00004-7

          2012

          • Miller, G. H. and Trebotich, D. (2012), “An embedded boundary method for the Navier-Stokes equations on a time-dependent domain,” Communications in Applied Math and Computational Science, 7(1):1-31. (view chapter) or (view highlight)

          2011

          • Ruminski, Anne M.; Bardhan, Rizia; Brand, Alyssa; and Urban, Jeffrey J. (2011), “Future prospects for hydrogen storage in designer nanocomposites,” Anne M. Ruminski, Rizia Bardhan, Alyssa Brand, and *Jeffrey J. Urban, invited editorial, Biofuels. (view chapter) or (view highlight)

          2010

          • De Yoreo, J.J. (2010), “Physical mechanisms of crystal growth modification by biomolecules” In: Wang, M., Nu, D. and Tsukamoto, K., eds., 14th International Summer School on Crystal Growth (American Institute of Physics, New York). 

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          Conference Proceedings, Extended Abstracts and Other Items:

          2013

          • Bourg, I.C., Geochemistry and seal integrity in GCS. Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration Conference, May 12-15, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.
          • Cole, D. R. et al (2013) Current research on GCS reservoir processes within the Center of Nanocale Control of Geologic CO2 (NCGC). Carbon Capture, Utilization and Sequestration Conference, May 12-15, Pittsburgh, PA.
          • Cole, D. R. et al. (2013) Anatomy of pores networks in caprock in relevant geologic CO2 sequestration. Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Annual meeting, May 19-22, Pittsburgh, PA
          • Li, Q., Lee, B., Fernandez-Martinez, A., Waychunas, G. A., and Jun, Y.-S. Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs on Mica Substrates and Their Interfacial Free Energies: Implications for Mineral Trapping Mechanisms in Geologic CO2 Sequestration, the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 6-10, 2013.
          • Li, Q., Fernandez-Martinez, A., Lee, B., Waychunas, G. A., and Jun, Y.-S., Understanding calcium carbonate nucleation in heterogeneous subsurfaces via interfacial energy determination, the 2013 Annual Mid-American Environmental Engineering Conference (MAEEC), Washington University in St. Louis, September 21, 2013.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Li, Q.,  Fernandez-Martinez, A.,  Hu, Y. and Waychunas, G. A., Calcium Carbonate Polymorphs on Mica and Quartz Substrates and Their Interfacial Energies: Crucial Information for Predicting Permeability Changes during Geologic CO2 Sequestration, The DOE’s Energy Frontier Research Center PIs meeting, Washington D.C. July 18-19, 2013.
          • Jun, Y.-S., Fernandez-Martinez, A. Hu, Y., Li, Q., and Waychunas, G. A., In situ Probe of Interfacial Energies for CaCO3 Heterogeneously Nucleated on Environmentally Relevant Substrates, The 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, April 7-11, 2013.
          • Jun, Y.-S., Shao, H., Hu, Y., Zhang, L., and Ray, J. R., Understanding Chemical Reactions that Alter Caprocks during Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water, Holderness School, NH, June 22-27, 2014.
          • Jun, Y.-S., Shao, H., Hu, Y., and Ray, J. R., Nanogeochemistry of Illite in Shale Pores, 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014.
          • Liu, Y., Bourg I.C., Wettability of silica by brine vs. CO2: The nanoscale view, poster presentation, DOE Energy Frontier Research Center PIs meeting, Washington D.C. July 18-19, 2013.
          • Liu, Y., Bourg I.C., Wettability of silica by brine vs. CO2: The nanoscale view, poster presentation, AGU meeting, San Francisco, December 2013.

          2012

          • Anovitz, L. M., Cole, D. R., Jackson, A., Rother, G., Littrell, K., and Allard, L. (2012) (U)SANS analysis of experimental dissolution and formation of quartz overgrowths in St. Peter Sandstone. 22nd Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference (Montreal, Canada. June 24- 29)
          • Cappuccio, J.A.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M. - “Widespread acceleration of carbonate nucleation by microbes,” presentation, 243rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, MAR 2012
          • Cappuccio, J.A.; Lui, G.V.; Pillar,V.D.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M. - “Tuning Microbial Surfaces to Control Carbonate Mineralization,” poster presentation, 56th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, San Diego, CA, FEB 2012.
          • Chialvo, A.A., Vlcek, L., and Cole, D.R., CO2 rich environments under silica confinement. 22nd Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference (Montreal, Canada. JUN 29, 2012).
          • Cole, D. R. (2012) Nanometer to Centimeter Scale Porosity in Geologic CO2 Storage Formations and Caprocks. Amer. Assoc. Petol. Geol Annual meeting, April 15-19, Long Beach, CA
          • Fernandez-Martinez, A.; Hu, Y.; Lee, B.; Jun, Y.-S.; Waychunas, G.A. “Carbonate mineral nucleation on mineral substrates: in situ GISAXS and microscopy studies.” 2012 Spring ACS Meeting, San Diego.
          • Fernandez-Martinez, A.; Hu, Y.; Jun, Y.S.; Waychunas, G.A., In situ GISAXS studies of carbonate mineral nucleation on mineral surfaces, the 2012 Goldschmidt conference in Montreal, Canada, JUN 24-29, 2012.
          • Landrot, G., J. Ajo-Franklin, S. Cabrini, C.I. Steefel, 2012, Measurement of the reactive surface area relevant to CO2 mineralization in a reservoir sandstone. 2012 Goldschmidt Meeting, Montreal, Canada, JUN 2012.
          • Molins, S., C. Shen, D. Silin, C.I. Steefel, D. Trebotich, 2012, Investigation of coupled flow and geochemical reactions at the pore scale by direct numerical simulation. 2012 Goldschmidt Meeting, Montreal, Canada, JUN 2012.
          • Steefel, C.I., D. Trebotich, S. Molins, L. Yang, C. Shen, 2012, Diffusion versus surface reaction control of mineral precipitation and dissolution kinetics at the pore scale. 2012 Goldschmidt Meeting, Montreal, Canada, JUN 2012.
          • Steefel, C.I.: Organizing a special session (with Simon Emmanuel) on “Pore Scale Geochemical Processes” at the Montreal 2012 Goldschmidt
          • Swift, A., Cole, D. R., Murphy, M., Sheets, J., and Welch, S (2012) Pore scale CO2-brine-mineral interactions in caprock.  22nd Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference (Montreal, Canada. June 24- 29)
          • Yang, L., C.I. Steefel, H.A. Bechtel, 2012, Forsterite carbonation by CO2 bearing fluids within single pores. 2012 Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada, JUN 2012.

          2011

          1. Ajo-Franklin, C.M.; Cappuccio, J.A. - “Widespread acceleration of carbonate nucleation by microbes,” presentation, 242rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO, AUG 31, 2011.
          2. Cappuccio, J.A.; Pillar, V.D.: Xiao, C.; Yu, A.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M.; “Bacterial Acceleration of CaCO3 Mineralization,” 55th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Baltimore, Maryland, MAR 5-9, 2011.
          3. Cappuccio, J.A.; Pillar,V.D.; Lui, G.V.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M. ”Microbial Surfaces and their Effects on Carbonate Mineralization (Invited),” poster presentation, American Geophysical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011.
          4. Chialvo, A.A., Vlcek, L., and Cole, D.R., Aqueous CO2 solutions at silica surfaces and confined environments. 21st Annual VM Goldschmidt Conference (Prague, Czech Republic. AUG 18, 2011)
          5. DePaolo, D.J., Nielsen, L.C., Hofmann, A.E., DeYoreo, J.J., Gagnon, A.C., Watkins, J.M., Ryerson, F.J., and Brown, S.T., Quantifying surface kinetic fractionations for isotopes and trace elements in calcite precipitated from aqueous solutions. Fall 2011 AGU Meeting, San Francisco, California.
          6. Freedman, A.J.E.; Peet, K.C.; Ajo Franklin, J.B.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M.; Cappuccio, J.A.; Thompson, J.R. - “Characterization of microbe-mineral interaction under supercritical CO2: Possible roles for bacteria during geologic carbon sequestration,” poster presentation, American Geophysical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011
          7. Gruszkiewicz, M. S., Wesolowski D. J. and Cole D. R. “Thermophysical Properties of Pore-Confined Supercritical CO2 by Vibrating Tube Densimetry,” Proceedings, Thirty-Sixth Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, JAN 31-FEB 2, 2011.
          8. Gruszkiewicz, M.S.; Rother, G.; Wesolowski, D.J.; Cole, D.R. “Investigation of the Properties of Pore-Confined Supercritical CO2 by Vibrating Tube and Gravimetric Adsorption Methods,” AGU Fall Meeting, 5 – 9 DEC 2011, San Francisco, California, USA.
          9. Hedges, L., Gordon conference, “Thin film & crystal growth mechanisms,” University of New England, Biddeford, ME, JUL 2011
          10. Hedges, L., CECAM workshop, “Grand Challenges in Understanding Interfaces Between Hard and Soft Matter,” Lausanne, Switzerland, MAY 2011
          11. Hedges, L., Fundamentals of Nanoscience conference, track “Principles and Theory of Self-assembly,” Snowbird, UT, APR 2011
          12. Hedges, L., APS March meeting, Focus Session “Kinetic pathways to assembly of polymers, particles, and biomolecules” Dallas, TX, MAR 2011
          13. Hedges, L., Berkeley Mini Statistical Mechanics meeting, Berkeley, CA, JAN 2011
          14. Hoffman, A.E., Bourg, I.C., and DePaolo, D.J., Ion Desolvation as a Mechanism for Kinetic Isotope Fractionation, Goldschmidt Conference 2011, AUG 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.
          15. Hu, Y. and Jun, Y.-S., Effects of brine compositions and crystal structures on mica alteration under acidic hydrothermal conditions, The 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, Colorado, AUG 28-SEP 01, 2011.
          16. Hu, Qiaona ; Nielsen, Mike ; Becker, Udo and DeYoreo, Jim, Interfacial energy of calcite-MHA/MUA self-assembled monolayers during nucleation, F2011 Meeting of the Materials Research Society, San Francisco, NOV 27-DEC 2, 2011.
          17. Kim, T.W., Tokunaga, T.K., Shuman, D.B., Sutton, S.R., Newville, M., Lanzirotti, A., “Brine Films Thickness on Silica Surfaces Under High Pressure Geologic CO2 Sequestration Conditions Measured with Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence,” 2011 Fall AGU, San Francisco, California
          18. Molins, S.; Cappuccio, J.A.; Berry, I.; Miller, J.; Bourg, I.C.; Kelly, L.M., “Carbon in Underland,” A multidisciplinary approach to producing an informative animated video for the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geological CO2. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, DEC 2011. (view video)
          19. Molins, S., D. Silin, D. Trebotich, C. Steefel, 2011, Direct pore scale numerical simulation of precipitation and dissolution.  2011 Goldschmidt Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, AUG 2011.
          20. Nielsen, L.C., DePaolo, D.J. and DeYoreo, J.J., Molecular model of kinetic isotope fractionation during surface controlled growth of CaCO3 from aqueous solution. Goldschmidt Conference 2011, AUG 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.
          21. Nielsen, L.C., DePaolo, D.J. and DeYoreo, J.J., Microscopic framework for modeling the co-dependence of calcite growth kinetics and impurity uptake. 2011 Fall AGU, San Francisco, California
          22. Radha, A.V., Martinez, A.F., Hu, Y., Jun, Y-S., Waychunas, G.A., and Navrotsky, A. “Energetics of the Amorphous MgCO3-CaCO3 System.” The 242nd American Chemical Society Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, AUG 28-SEP 1, 2011
          23. Rother, G.; Anovitz, L. M.; Chialvo, A.A.; Cole, D.R.; Gruszkiewicz, M.S.; Vlcek, L.; Sposito, G.: Probing CO2-rich Fluid Interactions with Reservoir Rocks: from Atomic to the Pore Scales, EFRC Summit, Washington, DC, MAY 25-27, 2011
          24. Rother, G.; Krukowski, E.; Anovitz, L.M.; Chialvo, A.A.; Vlcek, L.; Ilton, E.; Cole, D.R.; and Sposito, G.: Carbon dioxide interactions with reservoir and cap rocks a study combining sorption and neutron scattering with MD simulations, ACS National Meeting, Denver, AUG 28-SEP 1, 2011.
          25. Ruminski, A.M., Knauss, K., Urban, J.J. “Influence of magnesium oxide crystal size on CO2 capture,” Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California, APR 25-29, 2011.
          26. Shen, C.; Molins, S.; Trebotich, D.; Steefel, C.; An embedded boundary approach for the simulation of precipitation and dissolution in sediments at the pore scale. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, DEC 2011.
          27. Shen, C.; Trebotich, D.; S. Molins; Graves, D. T.; Van Straalen, B.; Ligocki, T.; and Steefel, C. I. “High Performance Computations of Subsurface Reactive Transport Processes at the Pore Scale,” in Proc. SciDAC 2011, Denver, CO, JUL 10‐14, 2011, http://press.mcs.anl.gov/scidac2011/
          28. Steefel, C.I. C. Noiriel, L. Yang, J. Ajo-Franklin, 2011, Upscaling pore scale carbonate precipitation rates to the continuum scale.  2011 Goldschmidt Meeting, Prague, Czech Republic, AUG 2011.
          29. Steefel, C.I., C. Noiriel, L. Yang, J. Ajo-Franklin, D. Trebotich, S. Molins, C. Shen, 2011, Upscaling carbonate precipitation associated with CO2 sequestration from pore to continuum scale. 2011 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, DEC 2011.
          30. Steefel, C.I., S. Molins, D. Trebotich, C. Shen, 2011, Pore and continuum scale modeling of mixing-induced carbonate precipitation, 2011 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, DEC 2011.
          31. Steefel, C.I., L. Yang, C. Noiriel, J. Ajo-Franklin, D. Trebotich, S. Molins, C. Shen, 2011, Carbonate precipitation associated with CO2 sequestration: An experimental and modeling approach to upscaling from the pore to continuum scale. Fall 2011 American Chemical Society Meeting, St. Louis, Mo, AUG 2011.
          32. Steefel, C.I. (with Virginie Marry): Organized a special session at Prague Goldschmidt on “Bridging the Gap between Molecular, Pore, and Continuum Scales,” 2011.
          33. Tokunaga, T.K., Brine Films in Reservoir Pores During Geologic CO2 Sequestration, 2011 Fall AGU, San Francisco, California.
          34. Trebotich, D. “An Adaptive Embedded Boundary Method for Pore Scale Reactive Transport,” DOE 2011 Applied Mathematics Program Meeting Oct 17-19, at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Washington DC.
          35. Trebotich, D.; Molins, S.; and Steefel, C.: Simulation of Pore Scale Precipitation and Dissolution Using Adaptive, Finite Volume Methods, SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences(GS11), MAR 21-24, 2011 at Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center, Long Beach, CA
          36. Vlcek, L., Ganesh, P., Kent, P.R.C, van Duin, A.T.C., Chialvo, A.C. ‘Molecular model for reactive interactions of water and carbon dioxide’ 2011 AICHE annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, OCT 16-21, 2011.
          37. Vlcek, L., Rother, G., Chialvo, A.A., Cole, D.R. ‘Structure and thermodynamics of carbon dioxide sorption in silica pores from experiments and computer models’ AGU 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, DEC 5-9, 2011.
          38. Wallace A.F., De Yoreo J.J. and Banfield J.F. Exploring the onset of order in growing metal carbonate clusters using replica-exchange molecular dynamics. The 242nd American Chemical Society Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, AUG 28-SEP 1, 2011
          39. Watkins, J.M., Ryerson, F.J., and DePaolo, D.J., Effect of Ionic Strength on Ca Isotope and Sr Incorporation into Calcite. Goldschmidt Conference 2011, AUG 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.
          40. Zhang, S., Xu, T-F, and DePaolo, D.J., Reactive Transport Modeling of Carbon Sequestration in Volcanogenic Sandstone Formations. Goldschmidt Conference 2011, AUG 2011, Prague, Czech Republic.
          41. Zhang, S., Yang, L., DePaolo, D.J. and Steefel, C., Chlorite Dissolution Rates in SCCO2-Saturated Saline Water at 100°C and 100 bar, 2011 Fall AGU, San Francisco, California.

          2010

          1. Bourg I.C. and Sposito G. “Molecular dynamics simulations of brine-clay interfaces: Implications for CO2 storage in saline aquifers,” 2010 Goldschmidt Conference.
          2. Bourg, I.C. and Sposito, G. “Ion exchange selectivity of smectites in the ternary system Na+-Ca2+-CaCl+,” American Chemical Society Spring meeting (MAR 21-25, 2010), San Francisco.
          3. Bourg, I.C. “Clays, brines, and CO2: molecular scale views of interfaces,” NCGC lecture series (MAR 19, 2010), LBNL.
          4. Bourg, I.C. “Molecular modeling: Applications to Geochemistry and Hydrology,” ESPM Department seminar (MAR 10, 2010), U.C. Berkeley.
          5. Cappuccio, J.A., Pillar, V. D., and Ajo-Franklin, C. M., “Bacterial Surfaces Influence CaCO3 Mineralization,” Molecular Foundry User’s Meeting, Berkeley, CA, SEP 30-OCT 1, 2010.
          6. Cappuccio, J.A., Pillar, V. D., and Ajo-Franklin, C. M., “Surface Properties of Bacterially-Influenced CaCO3 Mineralization,” American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, DEC 13-17, 2010.
          7. Chen, C-L., Qi, J., Zuckermann, R.N., and DeYoreo, J.J., Peptoid-enhanced Mineralization of CaCO3 for CO2 sequestration, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, DEC 13-17, 2010
          8. Chen, C-L., Qi, J., Zuckermann, R.N., and DeYoreo, J.J., Mineralization peptide conjugates and peptide-mimetics (peptoids) as functional materials for directing nanoparticle self-assembly and calcite growth acceleration, Ringberg Symposium Molecular Bionics - From biomineralization to functional materials, Rottach-Egern, Germany, OCT 3-6, 2010.
          9. Chen, C-L., Qi, J., Zuckermann, R.N., and DeYoreo, J.J., Peptoid-enhanced Mineralization of CaCO3, 16th International Conference On Crystal Growth, Beijing, China, AUG 8-13, 2010.
          10. Chen, C-L., Qi, J., Zuckermann, R.N., and DeYoreo, J.J., Peptoid based Mineralization of CaCO3 for CO2 Sequestration, 22nd American Conference on Crystal Growth and Epitaxy - West, Fallen Leaf Lake, CA JUN 6-9, 2010.
          11. Cole, D.R., Chialvo, A.A., Rother, G., Vlcek, L., Cummings, P.T., Supercritical fluid behavior at nanoscale interfaces: Implications for CO2 sequestration in geologic formations, 239th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA MAR 21-25, 2010.
          12. DePaolo, D., Geochemical enhancement of geologic carbon sequestration, 239th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA MAR 21-25, 2010.
          13. De Yoreo, J.J., The dynamics of organization and reorganization during protein self-assembly and mineralization, Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH, AUG 15-20, 2010.
          14. De Yoreo, J.J., Chung, S., Shin, S-H., Tao, J.R.I., Lee, J., Hu, Q., and Nielsen, M.H., Organization and reorganization during matrix assembly and mineralization: The non-classical route to the crystalline state, Geological Society of America, Denver, CO, OCT 31-NOV 5, 2010
          15. Forbes, T.Z., Radha, A.V., Navrotsky, A., Energetics of nanophasecalcium carbonate, 239th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA MAR 21-25, 2010.
          16. Gagnon, A.C, Olson, A., Wilt, F., DePaolo, D. and J.J. De Yoreo. Calcium Isotope Signature of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate: Persistent Evidence of a Transient Phase? Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH, AUG 15-19, 2010.
          17. Hedges, L., NSRC theory meeting, CINT, Albuquerque, NM, Oct 2010
          18. Jun, Y-S., Shao, H., Hu, Y., Supercritical CO2-Brine-Clay Mineral Interactions and Their Impacts on Porosity and Permeability in Geologic CO2 Sequestration, The Geological Society of America / Mineralogical Society of America Annual Meeting & Exposition, Denver, CO, OCT 31-NOV 3, 2010.
          19. Jun, Y-S., Hongbo Shao, Hu, Y., Yang, Y., and Matos, R., Fate and Transport of Nanoparticles at CO2-Water-Mineral Interfaces, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Sciences: Water, Holderness, NH, JUN 20-25, 2010
          20. Jun, Y-S., Matos, R.E., Shao, H., Hu, Y., Yang, Y., Effects of nanoscale reactions on geophysical characteristics at geologic sequestration sites, 239th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA MAR 21-25, 2010.
          21. Navrotsky, A. “Calorimetric and Related Studies of Carbonate Crystallization, Thermodynamic Stability, and Kinetic Persistence” Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 Fall Symposium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, OCT 20‐21, 2010.
          22. Nielsen, M.H., J.R.I. Lee, T.Y.-J. Han, J.J. De Yoreo, “In situ Fluid Cell TEM and AFM for Investigating Templated Nucleation and Assembly in Biomimetic Systems,” poster presentation at Pacifichem 2010 (Session on Biological and Bio-Inspired Materials Synthesis and Assembly), Honolulu, HI, DEC 15–20, 2010.
          23. Nielsen, M.H., Q. Hu, J.R.I. Lee, J.J. De Yoreo, “Insights into Templated Nucleation of Biominerals;” oral presentation at 2010 MRS Fall Meeting (Symposium NN on Biomineralization and Bioinspired Inorganic and Inorganic/Organic Materials, Boston, MA, NOV 29-DEC 3, 2010
          24. Nielsen, M.H., J.R.I. Lee, T.Y.-J. Han, J.J. De Yoreo, “In situ Fluid Cell TEM and AFM as Techniques for Investigating Templated Nucleation and Growth in Biomimetic Systems,” poster presentation at 2010 Gordon Research Conference - Biomineralization, New London, NH, AUG, 15-20, 2010
          25. Nielsen L., Bourg I.C. & Sposito G. “Molecular dynamics simulations of the supercritical CO2-brine interface: predicting geologic CO2 storage capacities and characteristic,” 2010 Goldschmidt Conference
          26. Nielsen, M.H., J.R.I. Lee, T.Y.-J. Han, S. Aloni, J.J. De Yoreo, “Exploring Templated Growth and Assembly through in situ, Fluid Cell TEM,” oral presentation at 2010 MRS Spring Meeting (Symposium V on In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy and Spectroscopy), San Francisco, CA, APR 5-9, 2010
          27. Nielsen, M. H., Lee, J. R.I., Aloni, S. and De Yoreo, J.J., In situ TEM as a technique for investigating the early events in carbonate nucleation, 239th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA MAR 21-25, 2010.
          28. Radha, A.V., Forbes, T.Z., Killian, C., Gilbert, P., Navrotsky, A., Prof. Thermochemistry of crystallization and biomineralization of amorphous calcium carbonate, 239th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA MAR 21-25, 2010.
          29. Radha, A.V., Martinez, A.F., Waychunas, G.A., and Navrotsky, A. “Energetics of Amorphous MgCO3- CaCO3 System” Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 Fall Symposium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, OCT 20‐21, 2010.
          30. Rother, Horita, Littrell, and Cole, “Sorption and Wetting Properties of Pore Fluids Probed by Neutron Scattering Techniques,” 2010 Goldschmidt Conference
          31. Rother, Urban, Cole, Ruminski ORNL Proposal: Submitted a Molecular Foundry user proposal jointly with Jeff Urban at LBNL “Synthesis of porous rock-analogues for study of CO2-caprock interactions”
          32. Ruminski, A.M., Urban, J.J. “Influence of MgO nanoparticle size on available surface area for carbonation,” 2010 Goldschmidt Conference.
          33. Shao, H., Jun, Y-S., Mineral Dissolution and Nanoparticle Evolution on Phlogopite Surfaces Under CO2 Geologic Sequestration Conditions, Goldschmidt 2010 conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, JUN 13-18, 2010.
          34. Shao, H., Jun, Y-S., Morphology changes of phlogopite under geologic CO2 sequestration conditions, 239th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA MAR 21-25, 2010.
          35. Trebotich, D., S. Molins, G. Miller, and C. Steefel, (2010), An adaptive finite volume approach to simulation of precipitation and dissolution at the pore scale, Abstract H52E-06 presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., DEC 13-17, 2010.
          36. Vlcek, Chialvo, Rother, and Cole , “Excess near-critical adsorption of carbon dioxide in porous silica: linking theory, simulations, and experiment,” 2010 Goldschmidt Conference
          37. Vlcek, L., Chialvo, A.A., Cole, D.R. ‘Gaussian charge polarizable model of carbon dioxide’ 2010 AICHE annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, NOV 7-12, 2010.
          38. Wallace, A.F. P. Raiteri, J. Gale, J.J. De Yoreo and J.F. Banfield. Simulation of FeCO3 ion clusters in aqueous solution: Implications for crystal growth. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, DEC 13-17, 2010.
          39. Wallace, A.F., P. Raiteri, J. Gale, J.J. De Yoreo and J.F. Banfield. Towards an atomistic model of microbially-influenced iron-carbonate formation. Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH, AUG 15-19, 2010.
          40. Wallace, A.F., Raiteri, P., Gale. J.D., DeYoreo, J.J., and Banfield, J.F., Atomistic simulation of metal-carbonate cluster formation, Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, TN, JUN 13-18, 2010.

          2009

          1. Jun, Y.-S., Shao, H., Hu, Y., Mattos, R., Physico-Chemical Behavior of Nanoparticles at CO2-Water-Rock Interfaces, 2009 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, DEC 14-18, 2009.

          DISCUSSION GROUPS:

          1. Bourg: Molecular Geochemistry Discussion group with Glenn Waychunas, Ben Gilbert, and researchers in Thrust areas 1 and 2 of the NCGC

          2. Tokunaga: Caprock Integrity Discussion group with Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Ian Bourg, Tae Kim and Gary Sposito

          3. Steefel: Mineral Precipitation/Dissolution Discussion group

          4. Fernandez-Martinez: NCGC Postdoc Discussion group with postdocs and early career scientists of the NCGC

          5. Ensuring caprock integrity

          6. Maximizing reservoir capacity and CO2 mineralization

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          INVITED PRESENTATIONS

          2013

          • Cole, D. R. (invited presentation 2013) Reactive Surface Area as a Function of Pore Connectivity, Geometry, and Size Distribution in Geologic CO2 Storage Reservoir Formations. Amer. Chem. Soc. Meeting, Sept. 8-11, Indianapolis, IN
          • Hamm, L.M., I.C. Bourg, A.F. Wallace and B. Rotenberg, Molecular simulation of CO2- and CO3-brine-mineral systems. MSA short course, Berkeley, December 2013. 
          • Jun, Y.-S., Nanoparticle Formation during Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Special Symposium entitled “Transformative Nanotechnologies: Energy and Environment, Solutions and Challenges”, the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, The 245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, April 7-11, 2013. Jun, Y.-S., Lessons from Nature: Understanding Aqueous Interfacial Reactions of New Materials, NSF-sponsored workshop on of research related to the Materials Genome Initiative, Arlington, VA, February 21-22, 2013. 
          • Steefel, C.I., invited presentation 2013, “Experimental and modeling studies of the rate of CO2 sequestratoin” Le Studium Conference, February 25-26, 2013, Orleans, France.

          2012

          • Ajo-Franklin, C.M. “Interfacing Living Cells and Inorganic Materials using Synthetic Biology.” Agilent Labs, MAR 09, 2012.
          • Bourg, I.C. “The nanoscience of geologic CO2 sequestration,” University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, NOV 2012.
          • Bourg, I.C. “Water and clay: MD simulations and their relevance to solute migration in argillaceous media,” plenary keynote presentation, Clays in Natural and Engineered Barriers for Radioactive Waste Confinement, Montpellier, France, October 25, 2012.
          • Bourg, I.C. Invited talk at the 2012 Young Engineers & Scientists Symposium, “Nanoscale CO2-brine-mineral interactions in carbon dioxide storage repositories,” Berkeley, MAR 22, 2012.
          • Cole, D.R. Bowling Green State University, Dept. of Geology seminar, APR 5, 2012, Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Subsurface Science Across Many Length Scales
          • Cole, D.R. Wright State University, Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences, APR 19, 2012, Nano- to Microscale Porostiy in CO2 Geologic Storage Formations and Caproocks
          • DePaolo, D.J. Stanford University, NOV 5, 2012; Global Climate and Energy Project, Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2
          • DePaolo, D.J. MIT Energy Club, APR 20, 2012, Geochemistry, Geologic CO2 Sequestration, and Nanoscience
          • De Yoreo, J.J. “Mineral nucleation and growth paradigms,” Discussion Lead Introduction, Gordon Conference on Biomineralization, New London, NH, AUG 12-27, 2012.
          • De Yoreo, J.J. “Towards an atomistic picture of nucleation and growth: Classical vs. non-classical pathways” Faraday Discussion, Leeds, UK, JUL 23-25, 2012.
          • De Yoreo, J.J. Wallace, A.F.; Li, D.; Nielsen, M.; Lee, J.R.; Banfield, J. and Frandsen, C., “Non-classical pathways of mineralization: Pre-nucleation clusters and oriented attachment” Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada, JUN 24-29, 2012.)
          • DeYoreo, J.J. “Nucleation” International School on Crystal Growth, Granada, Spain, MAY 20-24, 2012.
          • DeYoreo, J.J. “Mechanisms and kinetics of crystallization” International School on Crystal Growth, Granada, Spain, MAY 20-24, 2012.
          • Fernandez-Martinez, A. Invited presentation at YESS12 (2012) - Young Engineers + Scientists Symposium, Berkeley. “Carbonate mineral nucleation pathways in geological carbon sequestration.”
          • Fernandez-Martinez, A. Invited seminar at School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University. “CaCO3 Nucleation Pathways on Flat Mineral Surfaces and in Confinement.” SEP 20, 2012.
          • Jun, Young-Shin, Crucial Reactions at CO2–Brine–Mineral Interfaces for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, JAN 9, 2012
          • Jun, Young-Shin, Interfacial Reactions among Supercritical CO2, Brine, Minerals under Geologic CO2 Sequestration Conditions, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China, JAN 5, 2012
          • Jun, Young-Shin, Interfacial Reactions among Supercritical CO2, Brine, Minerals: Implications for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration , Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, JAN 4, 2012
          • Jun, Young-Shin, Interfacial Reactions among Supercritical CO2, Brine, Minerals: Implications for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Energy Resources Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, JAN 3, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Key Nanoscale Chemical Reactions at Supercritical CO2–Brine–Mineral Interfaces during Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, APR 9, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Nanoscale Insights into Grand Challenges in Energy and the Environment: Key Reactions at CO2–Brine–Mineral Interfaces during Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, MAR 21, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Nanoscale Insights into Grand Challenges in Energy and the Environment: Key Reactions at CO2–Brine–Mineral Interfaces during Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, FEB 28, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Nanoscale Insights into Grand Challenges in Energy and the Environment: Key Reactions at CO2–Brine–Mineral Interfaces during Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, NJ, FEB 6, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Crucial Reactions at CO2–Brine–Mineral Interfaces for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, JAN 9, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Interfacial Reactions among Supercritical CO2, Brine, Minerals under Geologic CO2 Sequestration Conditions, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China, JAN 5, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Interfacial Reactions among Supercritical CO2, Brine, Minerals: Implications for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration , Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, JAN 4, 2012.
          • Jun, Y.-S. Interfacial Reactions among Supercritical CO2, Brine, Minerals: Implications for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Energy Resources Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, JAN 3, 2012.
          • Shen, Chaopeng; Trebotich, David; Molins, Sergi; Graves, Daniel T.; Straalen, B.V.; Ligocki, T. and Steefel, Organizing a special session at the 2012 Goldschmidt on “Pore Scale Geochemical Processes,” which includes various carbon sequestration talks
          • Sposito, G., Kwon, K.D., Bourg, I.C., and Refson, K. Invited talk on “Molecular simulations of geochemical interfaces” American Chemical Society meeting, Anaheim, CA, MAR 2012.
          • Steefel, C.I., Invited Presentation 2012, Upscaling carbonate precipitation associated with CO2 sequestration from pore to continuum scale. Colorado School of Mines, JAN 24, 2012.

          2011

          1. Ajo-Franklin, C.M. “Interfacing Living Cells and Inorganic Materials using Synthetic Biology.” Cold Spring Harbor in China Symposium on Designing Biological Systems, Suzhou, China, NOV 7-11, 2011.
          2. Ajo-Franklin, C.M. “Interfacing Living Cells and Inorganic Materials at the Nanoscale.” Frontiers in Biological Sciences Lecture Series, Pacific Northwest National Lab, JUN 6-7, 2011.
          3. Ajo-Franklin, C.M. “Interfacing Living Cells and Inorganic Materials at the Nanoscale.” University of Southern California, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MAR 25, 2011.
          4. Ajo-Franklin, J.B. “Using Synchrotron Micro Tomography for Pore-Scale Monitoring of scCO2 Flow and CaCO3 Precipitation: Implications for Rock Physics”Invited Talk at the SEG Annual Meeting Workshop (From Image to Insight: How can we leverage pore-scale observations through rock physics models?), San Antonio, TX, SEP 22, 2011
          5. Bourg I.C. & Sposito G. “Molecular dynamics simulations of the electrical double layer on smectite clay surfaces,” Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, AUG 2011. 
          6. Bourg, I.C. Invited talk at the First Symposium on Application of Nano-geosciences in Petroleum Engineering, “Nanopore processes in sealing caprocks of carbon dioxide storage repositories,” Kyoto University, Kyoto, DEC 14, 2011.
          7. Cappuccio, J. A. Invited talk at MIT department of Civil and Enviornmental Engineering, “Using Microbes to Mitigate CO2 Storage,” MAR 2, 2011.
          8. Cappuccio, J.A.; Pillar,V.D.; Lui, G.V.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M. ”Microbial Surfaces and their Effects on Carbonate Mineralization (Invited),” poster presentation, American Geophysical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011
          9. Cole, D.R. Ohio State University monthly seminar, OCT 13, 2011, Geochemical Clocks: Microscopic Chemical and Isotopic Behavior Put to Good use
          10. DePaolo, D.J. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, AUG, 2011; Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2 
          11. DePaolo, D.J. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, AUG, 2011; Center for Nanoscale Controls on Geologic CO2
          12. De Yoreo, J.J. “Nature’s way of making materials” MRS-Brazil 2011, Gramada, Brazil, SEP 25-29, (2011). Plenary Lecture5)
          13. De Yoreo, J.J. “The physics of calcite growth and its modification by peptides and proteins,” International School on Biological Crystallization, Granada, Spain, MAY 22-27, 2011
          14. Fernandez-Martinez, A. Invited seminar at the Institut de Sciences de la Terre (UJF-CNRS), Grenoble (France), “CO2 sequestration: non-classical nucleation pathways.” JAN 7, 2011.
          15. Fernandez-Martinez, A. Invited speaker at the 2011 LANSCE Neutron Scattering School, “Energy and Environment.” JUL 12-22, 2011.
          16. Jun, Y.-S. CO2–Brine–Iron-bearing Clay Mineral Interactions: Surface Area Changes and Fracture-Filling Potentials in Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Special symposium on “Exploring the Multiple Scales of Leakage from Geologic Carbon Sequestration,” The AGU 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, DEC 5-9, 2011.
          17. Jun, Y.-S. Supercritical CO2-brine-clay mineral interactions and their implications for geologic CO2 sequestration, Special symposium on “Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Control, Conversion and Utilization for Fuels and Energy Production” The 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition Denver, Colorado, AUG 28-SEP 01, 2011.
          18. Jun, Y.-S., Nucleation and Growth Mechanisms and Kinetics of Environmentally Important Oxides and Carbonates, Special symposium on “MINERAL NUCLEATION: from the atomic to the planetary scale,” Goldschmidt 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, AUG 14-19, 2011. (Keynote speaker)
          19. Shen, C., “An embedded boundary approach for the simulation of precipitation and dissolution in sediments at the pore scale,” AGU 2011 Fall Meeting, Dec 3-7, 2011
          20. Steefel, C.I., C. Noiriel, L. Yang, J. Ajo-Franklin, D. Trebotich, S. Molins, C. Shen, Invited Presentation 2011, Upscaling carbonate precipitation associated with CO2 sequestration from pore to continuum scale. 2011 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, DEC 2011.
          21. Steefel, C.I., S. Molins, D. Trebotich, C. Shen, Invited Presentation 2011, Pore and continuum scale modeling of mixing-induced carbonate precipitation, 2011 Fall American Geophysical Union Meeting, San Francisco, DEC 2011.
          22. Steefel, C.I., L. Yang, C. Noiriel, J. Ajo-Franklin, D. Trebotich, S. Molins, C. Shen, Invited Presentation 2011, Carbonate precipitation associated with CO2 sequestration: An experimental and modeling approach to upscaling from the pore to continuum scale. Fall 2011 American Chemical Society Meeting, St. Louis, Mo, AUG 2011.
          23. Tokunaga, Tetsu, “Brine films in pores during geologic CO2 sequestration: hypothesized hydraulic behavior and experimental testing.” Workshop on Supercritical Carbon Dioxide-Materials Interactions, MAR 21-23, 2011, Brookhaven National Laboratory
          24. Tokunaga, Testu, “Brine Films in Reservoir Pores During Geologic CO2 Sequestration” invited presentation at 2011 Fall AGU, San Francisco, California
          25. Trebotich, D. and Bourg, I.C. - invited talk “Advanced Computation in Energy Science” (with M.T. Reagan and K.A. Persson) for the LBNL Advisory Board, Mar. 19, 2011

          2010

          1. Cole, D. Invited talk at the American Chemical Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, MAR 2010 “Supercritical Fluid Behavior at Nanoscale Interfaces: Implications for CO2 Sequestration in Geologic Formations”
          2. DePaolo, D. and DeYoreo, D. – invited talk at AGU “Nanoscale Controls on CO2-water-rock Interactions in Saline Reservoirs,” DEC 14, 2010
          3. DePaolo, D. Invited talk at LERDWG - “Nanoscale Controls on CO2-water-rock Interactions in Saline Reservoirs, Washington, D.C. 2010
          4. DePaolo, D. Invited presentation at ACS “Geochemical enhancement of geologic carbon sequestration,” San Francisco, MAR 21, 2010
          5. DePaolo, D. Invited Plenary presentation at Goldschmidt Conference “Carbon sequestration geochemistry,” JUN 2010
          6. DePaolo, D. Invited talk at PNNL “Nanoscale Controls on CO2-water-rock Interactions in Saline Reservoirs, MAY 26, 2010
          7. DePaolo, D. Invited talk at LANL “Isotopic molecular geochemistry: Using isotopes to probe nanoscale processes at mineral surfaces,” JAN 25, 2010 
          8. DePaolo, D.J. Wuhan University, China, OCT 2010; Carbon Sequestration Geochemistry
          9. DePaolo, D.J. China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, OCT 2010; Carbon Sequestration Geochemistry
          10. DePaolo, D.J. Wuhan Institute for Rock Mechanics, Wuhan, China, OCT, 2010; Carbon Sequestration Geochemistry
          11. DePaolo, D.J. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, OCT 2010; Carbon Sequestration Geochemistry
          12. De Yoreo, J.J. M.H Nielsen, J. Tao, C-L. Chen, R.W. Friddle, A.F. Wallace, “In situ studies of peptide- and protein-directed mineral nucleation and growth,” International Conference on Crystal Growth, Beijing, China, AUG 8-12, 2010.
          13. Gagnon, A.C, Olson, A., Wilt, F., DePaolo, D. and J.J. De Yoreo – invited talk at AGU “Calcium Isotope Signature of Amorphous Calcium Carbonate: Persistent Evidence of a Transient Phase?” DEC 14, 2010.
          14. Jun, Y.-S.- Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, NOV 25, 2010.
          15. Jun, Y-S.- School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea, NOV 24, 2010.
          16. Jun, Y-S.- School of Urban and Environmental Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea, NOV 24, 2010.
          17. Jun, Y.-S. Geochemistry Department, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA, NOV 15, 2010.
          18. Jun, Y.-S. Invited talk at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea, NOV 24, 2010.
          19. Jun, Y.-S.  Effects of Nanoscale Chemical Reactions on Sustainable Geologic Sequestration Sites, University of Tokyo Carbon Capture Storage Network Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, AUG 4, 2010.
          20. Jun, Y.-S. Understanding of Nanoscale Chemical Reactions for Sustainable Geologic CO2 Sequestration, CO2 Geological Storage Research Group, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan, AUG 6, 2010.
          21. Whitelam, S., “Nonclassical assembly pathways of anisotropic particles,” CECAM workshop “Crystallization: from colloids to pharmaceuticals,” JUL 22-24, 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland
          22. Whitelam, S., “Dynamics of competing biomolecular phase transformations,” Arizona State University, Center for Biological Physics, Sep 15, 2010.

          2009

          1. DePaolo, D. Invited to present an overview poster of the NCGC EFRC at the Geological Carbon Sequestration: Prediction and Verification Conference, Vancouver, BC, 8/16-19,2009.
          2. DePaolo, D. Invited presentation “Nanoscience and CCS,” CARBFIX conference, Hellisheidi, Iceland, SEP, 2009
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            HONORS and AWARDS

            1. Ajo-Franklin. C.M., Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Outstanding Lecturer Award, 2011.
            2. Banfield, Jillian received the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science
            3. Banfield, Jillian received the L'Oréal-UNESCO “For Women in Science” award
            4. Cole, David: ORNL Group Leader of the Year 2009
            5. Cole, David: ORNL Top Scientist of the Year 2009
            6. Cole, D.R.: “Geochemical monitoring during the CO2 injection test at Lost Hills California” selected as the Best Paper Award winner for AAPG's Division of Environmental Geosciences (DEG)
            7. De Yoreo, James: Laudise Prize (International Organization for Crystal Growth), 2010
            8. De Yoreo, James – Elected Vice-President (2010) / President (2011), Materials Research Society
            9. Hu, Yandi - 2012 Graduate Student Awards in Environmental Chemistry in the Division of Environmental Chemistry of the American Chemical Society
            10. Jun, Y.-S. received NSF’s CAREER award, 2011.
            11. Molins-Rafa, Sergi; Cappuccio, Jenny; and Bourg, Ian – Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 video, “Carbon in Underland,” was selected as one of five winners of the Life at the Frontiers of Energy Research video contest by an external panel of judges for its “entertaining animation and engaging explanations of carbon sequestration.”
            12. Nielsen, Laura – Outstanding student paper at Fall 2010 AGU “The influence of solution stoichiometry on surface-controlled Ca isotope fractionation during Ca carbonate precipitation from Mono Lake, California.”
            13. Stack, Andrew - CCUS Presentation winner on the subject of:  Storage of CO2 in Geologic Formations, entitled “Upscaling Carbonate Mineral Growth Rates From the Nano- to Pore- Scales and Beyond:  Current Progress and Future Directions.”  CCUS Conference, May 13-16, 2013, Pittsburgh, PA
            14. Waychunas, Glenn - Pioneer in Clay Science award, 2011 from Clay Minerals Society

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            OUTREACH and EDUCATION

            • Ajo-Franklin, C.M. and J. A. Cappuccio, J.A. “Biomimetic and biological approaches to control carbonate nucleation and growth.” Lecture as part of UC Berkeley Course: “Carbon Capture and Sequestration.” OCT 27, 2011.
            • Ajo-Franklin, C.M. “Interfacing Living Cells & Inorganic Materials on the Nanoscale” Lecture as part of UC Berkeley Course: “Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanoengineering” APR 07, 2011.
            • Bourg & DePaolo: “Carbon Capture and Sequestration” course at UC Berkeley with Berend Smit, Jeff Reimer, Jeff Long, and Curt Oldenburg (Fall 2011).
            • Cappuccio, J.A.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M. - Student Mentors - DOE, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI), student: Veronica D. Pillar, “Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterially Induced CaCO3 Mineralization,” Summer 2010
            • Cappuccio, J.A.; Ajo-Franklin, C.M - Student Mentor - DOE, Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI), student: Gillian V. Lui, “Microbial-Facilitated Carbonate Mineral Formation for Improved Geologic Carbon Sequestration,” Summer 2011
            • DeYoreo, J.J.: Supervised Dr. Qioana Hu from (PhD, 2011, U. MIchigan) during summer of 2010 and spring of 2011 as a research intern in the EFRC and served as an outside member of her thesis committee.
            • Jun, Y.S., Faculty speaker, “Climate Change and Geologic CO2 Sequestration, Hands-on Workshop on Environmental Engineering for high school students, the 19th Annual Women in Engineering Day, Washington University Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers, St. Louis, April 5, 2014, St. Louis, MO, USA.
            • Molins-Rafa, Sergi; Cappuccio, Jenny; and Bourg, Ian – Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 video, “Carbon in Underland,”
            • Steefel and Molins, Introduction to Reactive Transport Modeling, with Continuum Representations of Electrical Double Layer Sorption and Transport, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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              OTHER

              PATENTS, PATENT FILINGS, INVENTION DISCLOSURES

              1. Zuckermann, R., DeYoreo, J., Chen, C-L., Patent disclosure on “Use of Peptoids to Accelerate the Growth of Inorganic crystals.”
              2. Tokunaga. T.K., and Shuman, D.B., Invention disclosure on “A Method to Control Low Capillary Pressure Differences Over Arbitrarily High Total Pressures.”

              TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNIQUES:

              1. One of kind high P-T neutron reflectivity cell (Thrust Area 1)

              2. Recently, an isothermal titration calorimeter (ITC) has been purchased to study the energetics of possible nanocluster precursors to carbonate formation in aqueous solution (Thrust Area 1)

              3. Calorimeter cells for C-80 have been purchased to study the carbonate precipitation reaction under high pressure (Thrust Area 1).

              4. Wallace: Development of the pyTEMP program suite for preforming Replica Exchange Molecular Dynamics (REMD) simulations.

              5. ORNL designed a flow-through reactor for monitoring precipitation in porous media using SANS. And LBNL came up with a novel method to do the same with SAXS, but under elevated temperature.

              6. High pressure pumping system for use with Setaram C-80 calorimeter for work in supercritical CO2.

              7. An X-ray microprobe cryostage for correlated X-ray fluorescence, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and cryo-TEM studies on iron carbonate nucleation.

              8. Development of a synchrotron-based technique for probing residual water films on mineral surfaces under confinement by CO2 with nanometer-scale precision

              9. Vibrating tube densimetry applied for the first time to pore fluids.

              SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE Organizer/Chaired Positions

              1. Ajo-Franklin, C.M. & Thompson, J.R.; Biogeosciences Poster Session Chair: “Microbiology of Geologic Carbon Sequestration,” American Geophysical Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2011
              2. Bourg: CECAM workshop on “Microscopic-Scale View of CO2 Sequestration,” Lausanne, Switzerland, 6/22-24, 2011
              3. Chialvo: 20th Goldschmidt Co-Session Organizer – Extreme Aqueous Environments of Geological Relevance
              4. Chialvo, Ariel convened a session called “Simulation of Geofluids from Melts to Aqueous Solutions” at the 2011 Goldschmidt conference, with Lars Stixrude.
              5. Cole: Co-Organizer of the 2010 20th V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
              6. DePaolo: Berkeley Joint EFRC Kickoff Workshop, Berkeley, CA, 10/7-8, 2009. Don DePaolo and Berend Smit chaired this two day workshop, which included five keynote speakers; overview presentations from each of the respective thrust area leads, together with breakout sessions. The agenda and related presentations from this workshop are available for download by visiting: https://webspace.lbl.gov/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-8245420_1-t_0pSycqc8
              7. DePaolo: Carbon Capture Workshop, Washington DC, 10/5-6, 2009.
              8. De Yoreo: International Organizing Committee and Symposium Organizer, 16th International Conference on Crystal Growth, Beijing, China
              9. De Yoreo: Symposium Organizer, PacifiChem 2010, Honolulu, HI
              10. De Yoreo: Co-Chair: 2nd International Conference on Materials for Energy, 2013
              11. Fernandez-Martinez and Bourg: Nanoscale Insights into Aqueous and High Temperature Geochemistry2010 AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, DEC 13-17, 2010 together with Kideok Kwon and Jasquelin Pena.
              12. Horita: Goldschmidt Thematic Lead – Oceans and Atmospheres
              13. Horita: Student Travel Grant Committee Chair, 20th V.M. Goldschmidt Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
              14. Jun: Environmental and Geochemical Aspects of Geological Carbon Sequestration (Geochemistry Division), The 239th American Chemical Society Spring National Meeting in San Francisco, MAR 21-25, 2010.
              15. Jun and Cole: Multiscale Spatiotemporal Complexity in Geologic Carbon Sequestration: Linking Experimentation and Modeling (Geochemistry Division), The 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting in Denver, CO, AUG 28-SEP 1, 2011.
              16. Jun: Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, the 2011 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) Research and Education Conference, hosted by the University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL, JUL 10-12, 2011.
              17. Jun and Wallace: Starting is the hardest part: nucleation dynamics and phase transformations, “Geochemistry: Nano-scale to meso-scale results (Theme 10),” Goldschmidt 2014, Sacramento, CA, USA, June 9-13, 2014.
              18. Jun: Geochemistry and Reactive Transport in Shale Nanopores, 247th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Dallas, Texas, March 16-20, 2014 (featured in C&EN, 2014, Volume 92 Issue 14, 40). 
              19. Navrotsky: Seminars at Northwestern University and University of Wisconsin in MAY 2011
              20. Rother: 20th Goldschmidt Co-Session Organizer – In Situ Observations of Fluid-Mineral Interfacial Structure, Dynamics and Reactivity
              21. Steefel: Organized a special session at 2011 Prague Goldschmidt on “Bridging the Gap between Molecular, Pore, and Continuum Scales” 
              22. Steefel: Organizing a special session on “Pore Scale Geochemical Processes” at the Montreal 2012 Goldschmidt
              23. Wallace: Mechanisms of Non-Classical Mineralization: Understanding the roles of pre-nucleation clusters, transient precursor phases, aggregation and oriented attachment (Geochemistry Divison). The 242nd American Chemical Society Annual Meeting in Denver, CO, AUG 28-SEP 1, 2011.
              24. Waychunas G. A. and Fernandez-Martinez A. “Water Structure and Hydrogen Bonding on Mineral and Nanoparticle Structures.” Session at the 2012 Goldschmidt Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

              LEADERSHIP: Editorial Positions/Advisory Boards

              • Ajo-Franklin, C.M.: Editorial Board Member, ACS Synthetic Biology, 2012-present.
              • Ajo-Franklin, J.B.: Associate Editor – Geophysics
              • Bourg: Associate Editor, Frontiers in Energy, 2014-present.
              • De Yoreo: Chair, MRS Program Development Subcommittee, 2013-
              • De Yoreo: Advisory Board, Professional Science Master’s Program, ASU, 2013-
              • De Yoreo: Associate Editor in Chief, Frontiers of Materials Science, 2011-
              • De Yoreo: Chair, Advisory Board, "Hard Soft Interfaces:  From Understanding to Engineering" a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Consortium, 2010-
              • De Yoreo: Advisory Committee, NSF Center for Integrated Nanomechanical Systems, UCB, 2006-
              • De Yoreo: Executive Committee, International Organization for Crystal Growth, 2013-2016
              • De Yoreo: Executive Committee, American Association for Crystal Growth (AACG) ‘99-‘05, ‘05-’11, ’11-‘17
              • De Yoreo: Co-Chair: 2nd International Conference on Materials for Energy, 2013
              • Gruszkiewicz: International Advisory Board, PowerPlant Chemistry
              • Jun: Lead Guest Editor-Environmental Science & Technology for Carbon Sequestration special issue, January 2013 
              • Jun: Editorial Board Member of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. 2013-present
              • Jun: Program Chair-Elect of the American Chemical Society’s Geochemistry Division, 2014
              • Navrotsky:  External Advisory Board - Delaware EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Program and the Center for Critical Zone Research
              • Navrotsky:  “Master Scientist” on China III, Project with Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, Mountain Resources Engineering and Ecological Security
              • Navrotsky:  Science and Technology Committee, Los Alamos National Laboratory
              • Navrotsky:  Science and Technology Committee, Livermore National Laboratory
              • Navrotsky:  Executive Committee, DOE Energy Frontier Research Center (DOE-EFRC), “Materials Science of Actinides”
              • Navrotsky: Advising Board, DOE Energy Frontier Research Center on Extreme Environments
              • Navrotsky:  Advisory Board, DOE Energy Frontier Research Center on Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures, and Transport (FIRST)
              • Steefel:  Associate Editor, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
              • Steefel:  Associate Editor, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
              • Steefel:  Advisory Board, DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security
              • Tokunaga: Water Resources Research
              • Tokunaga: Vadose Zone Journal

              FACILITY/CAPABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

              1. Reconstruction of the static vibrating tube densimeter

              2. Completion of a high temperature-high pressure cell for small angle neutron scattering

              3. Completion of a high temperature-high pressure cell for neutron reflectivity

              4. Completion of an in situ flow cell for in situ high-energy X-ray diffraction Pair Distribution Function studies has been designed and built by Alex Fernandez-Martinez, Yandi Hu, Glenn Waychunas, and Young Shin Jun. After the first tests during beamtime in JUN 2010, this cell will be used to probe in situ the structural evolution of surface precipitates. The PDF technique is sensitive to the presence of ~1% weight amorphous and nanocrystalline precipitates in rock samples and it is thus perfectly suited for structural studies of carbonate precipitates forming upon mineral dissolution by supercritical CO2.

              5. Development of a unique x-ray compatible triaxial cell for high pressure pore-scale imaging and scCO2 flow experiments at ALS Beamline 8.3.2

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              ACKNOWLEGMENTS

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              For a presentation this is fairly straightforward and should simply be an acknowledgement on a slide, typically either at the beginning or end of the presentation. At a minimum the acknowledgement should state that the work was supported “by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences as part of an Energy Frontier Research Center.”

              For a publication on work supported wholly under your EFRC, the acknowledgement should at a minimum state that “This material is based upon work supported as part of the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number (enter the contract number associated with your site. For LBL the contract number is: DE-AC02-05CH11231).”

              When the work is only partially supported within the EFRC, it is important to clearly state which portion of the research was funded under the EFRC award and what portion of the work was supported by each other sponsor who is acknowledged. This distinction could, for example, be made by using the above language but acknowledging who was supported by which sponsor (“E.R.J. was supported as part of…”), or by indicating what aspect of the research (materials or processing used, or specific techniques) was supported by which sponsor (“neutron scattering studies were supported as part of….”).

              Press releases or similar documents have different audiences and requirements, and therefore our guidance for attribution is slightly different. For these please use the following: “This research was supported as part of the Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science.”
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