Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security

The Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security (CFSES) is pursuing scientific understanding of multiscale, multiphysics processes to ensure safe and economically feasible storage of carbon dioxide and other byproducts of energy production without harming the environment.

CFSES Annual Meeting in Albuquerque on Jan 10-11, 2017

CFSES members and our External Advisory Board attended the annual CFSES meeting on January 10th and 11th, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

During the event, CFSES held an awards ceremony to acknowledge the hard work and strong publication record the center has achieved in the first two years of its most recent funding from DOE. The center has published 47 peer-reviewed papers in 31 different journals. Read more>>

(pictured above - CFSES Director Larry Lake presents scientists and students awards for 47 publications. Tip Meckel (UT), David DiCarlo (UT), Prasanna Krishnamurthy (UT) and Hongkyu Yoon (Sandia) won an award for a collaborative paper that came out at the very end of 2016.)

CFSES Annual Meeting: February 17-18, 2016

CFSES Director Larry Lake welcomes attendees to the annual meetingThe University of Texas welcomed all CFSES members and our External Advisory Board to our annual CFSES meeting on February 17 and 18, 2016 at the West Pickle Research Campus. Read more >>







CFSES at COP21 - Paris

Katherine Romanak (left, center) at the CFSES booth at COP21 in Paris.









Hilary Olson (above right), Assistant Director of CFSES, visits with Under Secretary for Science and Energy Lynn Orr at the U.S. Center at the United Nations Climate Change Conference at COP21 in Paris.

CFSES Wins 2nd Place in EFRC Poetry of Science Contest

Following the Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) tradition, during each Principal Investigators’ meeting there is an optional contest designed to educate, inspire and entertain an intelligent, but not expert, audience with the extraordinary science, innovation, and people in the EFRCs. In 2015, the 32 EFRCs were challenged to convey the wonder of science using poetry inspired by a scientific image.

Sixteen teams took up the challenge, and submitted a rich variety of images and poems that evoked the complexities, splendor, and awe of energy science. The CFSES team was awarded 2nd place in the juried competition.

The entry that receives the most votes from the public from September 30 to October 21, 2015 11:59 pm will be given the People’s Choice Award at the Principal Investigators’ Meeting on October 26. Vote for your favorite entries here:

You can see the CFSES entry by clicking here, and don't forget to vote for CFSES in the people's choice competition!

Click here to visit the Contest Page and see the complete entry.

Vote for CFSES here:

CFSES Annual Meeting: April 9 - 10, 2015

The University of Texas welcomes all CFSES members and our External Advisory Board to our annual CFSES meeting on April 9 and 10, 2015 at our main campus. Below you will find an agenda of the meeting, as well as helpful links for different buildings on the main campus (location of the meeting, various labs) and the JJ Pickle research campus (location of the Bureau of Economic Geology, various labs). If you have any questions about the meeting, please click here to contact Ms. Barb Messmore via email.

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