Durjoy Baidya, MASc

MASc in Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia

My research focuses on developing sustainable energy and carbon management solutions for remote mines and communities. I am currently studying the techno-economic feasibility of carbon sequestration in mine tailings. The investigation includes both numerical modeling and experimental assessments.

Email: durjoy@student.ubc.ca

Katrin Steinthorsdottir, MSc

M.Sc. Geology, University of British Columbia; B.Sc. Geological Sciences, University of Iceland

My thesis research is on serpentinization of ophiolitic rocks in the Decar area, central British Columbia. Specifically, I study the formation controls for brucite, which can be used to sequester atmospheric CO2, and awaruite, which is an economic attractive nickel alloy.

Email: ksteinth@eoas.ubc.ca

Anne Martine Doucet, BSc

BSc Environmental Sciences, University of Ottawa

I am a MSc student in the Hydrogeology Group working with Dr. Uli Mayer. I am working collaboratively with the CarbMin Lab to quantify passive rates of CO2 fluxes in the field from mine tailings and natural analog sites using soil flux chambers and eddy covariance, and to characterize the spatial and temporal variability of the CO2 fluxes.

Email: amdoucet@eoas.ubc.ca

Frances Jones, BSc

B.Sc. Geological Sciences, University of British Columbia

My thesis research is focused on measuring enhanced CO2 sequestration into ultramafic mine tailings using soil gas flux chambers and an eddy covariance system. These techniques, used ubiquitously in agricultural and environmental sciences, will be used for the first time in a geologic context. Field trials at several locations within British Columbia and internationally hope to validate previous modelling and estimates of the drawdown potential of mines.

Email: frjones@eoas.ubc.ca

Eric Wynands, BASc

BASc Geological Engineering, Queen’s University

My thesis research is focused on the injection of CO2 enriched gases through ultramafic mine tailings for carbon sequestration. Efficient large-scale gas circulation requires understanding of how the tailings transmit fluids and how reaction kinetics ultimately lead to carbon mineralization. I conduct field trials aimed to demonstrate the efficacy of deploying this sequestration strategy at the mine scale.

Email: ewynands@eoas.ubc.ca

Annika Naylor

My work in the CarbMin Lab focuses on inverting and formulating synthetic 3D models of aeromagnetic and gravity geophysical survey datasets describing key localities hosting ultramafic rocks across BC. This information will be used in identifying fresh vs. serpentinized rocks in each locality, which play a role in the assessing BC’s carbon sequestration potential.

Suleiman Mohamed, BSc

BSc Geology, University of British Columbia.

I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of science in geology and am currently studying to become a high school teacher. I have been working with the CarbMin Lab for the last three years preparing samples for XRD and TGA analysis, and working in the Mineral Deposit Research Unit analyzing carbon and oxygen isotopes for mineral exploration. I am interested in being part of the carbon mineralization team to make a difference in the world.