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David Fukuyama

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Gas transport and hydrate formation in porous media.

I am a researcher at Sandia National Laboratory.  I received my Ph.D. from the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin in 2022. My dissertation links pore- and macro-scale behavior of methane and carbon dioxide hydrate using experimental and numerical approaches.  We discovered a fundamental pore-level mechanism that controls the formation of CO2 hydrates in the seafloor, and examined the resilience of stored CO2 hydrates to thermal perturbations. 

Related publications:

  • forthcoming

 

Awards and Honors: 

  • AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award, 2021

 
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Daniel Hatchell

dchatchell@utexas.edu | Google Scholar | LinkedIn

Understanding the stability of Pickering emulsions and foams by manipulating particle-particle and particle-interfacial forces with surface modification.

I received my Ph.D. from the Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT Austin in 2022. My dissertation examined the use of nanoparticle-stabilized (Pickering) foams and emulsions for enhanced oil recovery and CO2 storage. Specifically, we elucidated and improved the stability of Pickering emulsions and foams using surface-modified nanoparticles. Before pursuing my PhD, I completed an MS in energy resources engineering at Stanford University and a BS in chemical engineering from UT Austin. I've previously worked on projects related to CO2 capture, CO2 enhanced oil recovery / storage, and reservoir simulation.

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