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 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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CFSES Wins 4th Place in Basic Energy Sciences' “Energy Frontier

One of the greatest challenges in communicating science to a broader audience is in boiling down a scientifically complex topic to something that is understandable yet still accurate to the science. The Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) sponsored the “Energy Frontier Research Center Science Using Only a Thousand and One Words Challenge” as part of their 2013 EFRC Principal Investigators’ Meeting. Below is the award-winning CFSES entry which illustrates the impact on society of our mission using only the 1000 most commonly used words in the English language, with the addition of one word important to each of the EFRCs and the mission of DOE: energy. CFSES received 4th place for this innovative poster.

CFSES Wins 4th Place in Basic Energy Sciences' “Energy Frontier Research Center Science Using Only a Thousand and One Words Challenge” Poster Contest