Student Highlights: Eva Smith

For her Ph.D., Eva plans to build on concepts from her master’s research using geophysical data to better understand groundwater systems, while adding additional complexity by working in hydrothermally active areas. This research seeks to increase understanding how hydrothermal systems recharge in the context of climate change and the global water cycle, as well as inform geothermal energy exploration and development.
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Student Highlights: Matthew Brown

Currently in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Matt’s research focuses on characterizing the fundamental properties of cool flames produced while burning heptane and solid materials such as high-density polyethylene. Insights into cool flame low-temperature chemistry could lead to reduced engine knock or higher efficiency engines.
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