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NETL Takes Its Geological and Environmental Systems Expertise to Prestigious Global Conference
Official logo for the Geological Society of America Connects 2023 event.

Internationally recognized experts from NETL brought their knowledge and expertise to the Geological Society of America (GSA) Connects 2023 event Oct. 15-18 Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

GSA is a global scientific society with members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA enhances the professional growth of geoscientists at all career levels, encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary, and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and promotes geosciences. Geoscientists study and work with minerals, soils, energy resources, fossils, oceans and freshwater, the atmosphere, weather, environmental chemistry and biology, natural hazards and more.

The theme for the Pittsburgh GSA Connects 2023 was Diverse Science for a Sustainable Future.

NETL’s Geological and Environmental Systems (GES) is recognized for its ability to monitor, analyze, and predict the physical, chemical and biological structures and functions of complex subsurface environments from the field-scale down to the molecular level.

NETL expertise was featured at the event because of the recognized capabilities of its researchers to monitor, analyze, and predict the physical, chemical, and biological structures and functions of complex subsurface environments from the field-scale down to the molecular level.

NETL’s work enables accurate assessments and predictions of the performance of engineered and natural systems over a range of scales to produce decision-ready science. NETL uses world-class facilities and longstanding expertise in geomaterials science, fluid flow in geologic media, multiscale assessments, geospatial data management and analyses, and monitoring to enhance the safe and environmentally responsible production of domestic energy and minerals. GES research concentrates on improving the efficiency of oil and gas production, ensuring proper disposal of solid and liquid waste streams, and mitigating undesired air emissions.

The NETL GES Geochemistry team conducts research on the geochemical, microbiological, and physical effects of energy-related natural resource development and environmental mitigation strategies on natural and engineered geologic systems. By understanding these influences, the team improves industry processes for resource recovery and environmental monitoring, protection, and mitigation. 

NETL personnel who attended the event were: Angela Goodman-Hanson, Djuna Gulliver, Christina Lopano, Randal Thomas, Eilis Rosenbaum, Robert Dilmore, Dustin Crandall, Nicholas Siefert, Christopher Creason, James Gardiner, Johnathan Moore, Scott Montross (Leidos), Sophia Obarr (Leidos), Owen Grabowski (Leidos), Abigail Choisser (Leidos), Gregory Lackey (Battelle), Julia Mulhern (Leidos), Justin Mackey (Leidos), Ray Boswell, Rachel Yesenchak (Leidos), Maneesh Sharma (Leidos), Sophia Bauer (Leidos), Devin Justman (Leidos), Jessica Mullen, Thomas Paronish (Leidos), Mary Dailey, Kara Tinker (Leidos), Magdalena Gill (Leidos), Colleen Hoffman (Leidos), Mengling Stuckman, and Jonathan Yang (Leidos).

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By using its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.