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Isis Fukai

Environmental and Climate Sciences


Supervising Faculty: Terry Hazen

Ms. Fukai received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in geology, focusing on metamorphic phase equilibria and geochemistry research.  After graduating she became a research fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA. There she researched CO2 storage and adsorption mechanisms in clay minerals and organic-rich shale as part of the DOE’s Carbon Storage Program initiatives. In 2014 Isis joined Battelle where she conducted subsurface resource characterization and techno-economic feasibility assessments for CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects. Now as part of her doctoral research she is integrating geologic materials and processes with microbial ecology to develop sustainable technologies for energy-related challenges.


Master of Science, Geology, Louisiana State University (2013)

Bachelor of Arts, Geology, Oberlin College (2009)

Awards and Recognitions

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship - U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy

Post-Masters Research Fellow – Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education


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