ARCO Assistant Professor in Energy Studies
areas of expertise: carbon dioxide capture and sequestration, oil/gas exploration and production, methane hydrates
Ruben Juanes is the ARCO Assistant Professor in Energy Studies in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Prior to joining the MIT faculty in 2006, he was acting assistant professor at Stanford University (2003-2005), and assistant professor at the University of Texas-Austin (2006).
He leads a research group in the area of soft-matter physics, with application to energy-driven problems: oil and gas recovery, methane hydrates and geological carbon sequestration. He is the author of more than 40 peer-reviewed journal publications and 50-plus conference papers. In addition to his graduate and undergraduate teaching at MIT, he is the director of the MIT short course "Carbon Capture and Storage: Science, Technology and Policy." He has been a plenary speaker at several conferences, including the 2006 Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media.
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