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Katherine Romanak

Research Scientist at the Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin

Katherine is a geochemist with almost 20 years of experience in monitoring CO2 storage projects. She has developed and implemented environmental monitoring programs at several large-scale U.S. Department of Energy CCUS project sites and has collaborated on projects in Canada, Australia, and Japan.

Katherine has developed an innovative process-based method for environmental monitoring at CCUS projects. She led a response team of scientists to determine that alleged leakage at the Kerr Farm near the Weyburn CO2 Storage project in Canada was a false alarm. She serves on multiple international CCUS advisory boards and regularly informs global policy within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Education

B.S. Geology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 1984
M.S. Geology, University of Texas, Arlington, TX 1988
Ph.D. Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1997