"Our mission as the next generation is to complete the mission with clean energy sources. The motivation for us being here today was to investigate how carbon dioxide could be captured and utilized...Building the networks and experiences that the RECS program has provided will be orders of magnitude more beneficial than we could ever speculate."
Bryce Anzelmo, PhD (RECS 2013)
PhD Student, Stanford University (2013), Energy Engineer, Stealth (2020)
..."I particularly found the communications training by Roger and Amy Aimes to be very impactful, interactive and informative. They both had amazing insight into communicating research topics to decision makers. As a student, it was great to gain an understanding of the importance of public perception and public engagement approaches to CCUS..."
Seyi Sholanke (RECS 2019)
Graduate Student in Geology, Oklahoma State University
I have spent most of my career on engineering and scientific aspects of CO2 storage and CO2-EOR, but these presenters opened my eyes to the bigger picture of carbon sequestration, which indeed will affect the quality of my future research and work.
Babak Shabani, PhD (RECS 2019)
Research Geologist, Indiana Geological and Water Survey
RECS is great!
Matt Lucas, PhD (RECS 2017)
Associate Director for CCUS Technology, Center for Carbon Removal (2017) Managing Director Business Development, New Energy Risk (2020)
RECS gave me an opportunity to develop a strong network of professionals in the CCUS community and walk away with priceless friendships.
Michelle Yuan (RECS 2017)
Energy Efficiency Program Manager, ICF International (2017) Corporate Social Responsibility Business Analyst, FedEx (2020)
RECS 2019 was not only intellectually stimulating, it was also pivotal in helping me to gain a close perspective of cutting-edge technologies.
Samarth Singh (RECS 2019)
Masters’ Student, Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia
Personally, the most rewarding aspect of RECS was the incredible group of researchers and professionals that I got to meet. Each participant comes from a different personal and technical background, which makes every conversation educational and refreshing. I was deeply inspired by everyone’s enthusiasm and passion to make a positive difference in climate change by making CCUS a commercially viable and technically sound technology.
Benzhong (Robin) Zhao, PhD (RECS 2013)
PhD Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT (2013), Assistant Professor, McMaster University (2020)
With a background primarily on CCS policy, RECS 2014 provided me with the opportunity to not only learn the technical side, but also see CCS in action… Driving innovation in climate change mitigation can sometimes be a dauntless and speculative task. RECS allowed me to see CCS work in action, speak to experts in the field, and realize CCS is real, is now.
Kathryn Sparks (RECS 2014)
Program Assistant, Energy & Environment Program, The Atlantic Council (2014)
My background is broader than the field of CCUS, encompassing sustainability and energy efficiency themes. However, I found the program to have a wide range of topics presented by excellent speakers that gave me a deeper perspective of CCUS.
Martha Wright (RECS 2016)
Research Analyst, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute (2016), Conservation Resource Analyst, San Antonio Water System (2020)