Congrats to Maitham Alabbad

Congratulations to Maitham Alabbad for being awarded the Mendenhall Prize for Outstanding Graduating Master’s Students. This award is given to students for their high standards of professional conduct and integrity and for doing cutting-edge research. Maitham will return to his home country of Saudi Arabia after graduation.

CRFM to present at CCUS Expo

CRFM faculty will be presenting their projects related to carbon capture, utilization and storage at the upcoming CCUS Expo March 18-19. For more information or to be invited to this invite, contact Dr. Zerpa at

CRFM Presentations and Times: March 18

9:00 – 9:30  Manika Prasad & Laura Singer: Inventory and Prioritization of Potential CO2 Storage Opportunities in Colorado

9:30 – 10:00  Manika Prasad, Jyoti Behura, Mathias Pohl: Multiphysics Evaluations of Seal Integrity and Storage Capacity for CO2 Storage

11:00 – 11:30 Luis Zerpa: Experimental and Modeling Capabilities to Assess CO2 EOR and Geo-Sequestration



Congratulations to Kurt Livo, who successfully defended his PhD thesis, “Quantification of surface and bulk fluid induced proton relaxation mechanisms for low field nuclear magnetic resonance” to complete his PhD in Petroleum Engineering with Geology Minor.