William Kibikas

William  Kibikas
Title
Graduate Student
Office
CHEM 1221A
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(301) 405-3597
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Research Interests

My research investigates the temperature-fluid-mechanical coupling of deformation in carbonate rock. I am seeking to quantify the relationship that these properties have on rock deformation. Using a triaxial stress apparatus, I will compare the results of previous rock deformation experiments studying H2O-rock interaction during deformation with CO2-rock interaction during deformation.

This research has numerous applications, including in reservoir characterization and petroleum engineering (relating to fluid injection), as well as for CO2 sequestration in limestone reservoirs.