Derek Elsworth
231 Hosler Building
University Park
PA 16802-5000

+1.814.865.2225 voice
+1.814.865.3248 fax
elsworth@psu.edu

Publications and Google-scholar

Derek Elsworth is a professor in the Departments of Energy and Mineral Engineering and of Geosciences and the Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards. His interests are in the areas of computational mechanics, rock mechanics, and in the mechanical and transport characteristics of fractured rocks, with application to geothermal energy, the deep geological sequestration of radioactive wastes and of CO2, unconventional hydrocarbons including coal-gas, tight-gas-shales and hydrates, and instability and eruption dynamics of volcanoes.

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

For current opportunities see the Center for Geomechanics, Geofluids, and Geohazards


TEACHING

Fluid Mechanics [EME 303] Stats YouTube
Energy and Society: Energy Choices for the New Millennium [EMSc 470W - 2000]
Energy and Society: Industrial Revolution to Industrial Ecology [EMSc 470W - 2003]
Energy, Environment and Society: The "Energy" New Deal - Down Under [EMSc 470W - 2013]
Contaminant Hydrology [ EnvSE 408] Stats YouTube
Engineering Physics of Energy and Geo-Environmental Systems [EGEE 500]

Mathematical Modeling of Energy and Geo-Environmental Systems [EGEE 520] Stats YouTube

Computational Geomechanics [GeoEE 557]

Poromechanics [GeoEE 559] Book


Design Projects

Graduate - Design Engineering in Energy and Geo-Environmental Systems [EGEE 580]

Graduate/Undergraduate - NREL National Student Geothermal Competition[Report][Presentation]


RESEARCH


Publications - Single copies for personal use

Books - Poromechanics

Edited Books - DCRocks - Beijing CO2


Areas of Interest and Public Links

Yucca Mountain - Near-field and altered-zone processes - Expert Elicitation
Yucca Mountain - Consequences of Igneous Intrusion - NWTRB & ACNW
Underground Science Labs - EarthLab and  NSF-ARMA Workshop
Enhanced/Engineered Geothermal Systems - ARMA Report - Presentation
Volcano Dynamics - Flank and Dome Collapse [BBC MegaTsunami]


Projects
Volcano Dynamics - Deep conduit processes - CALIPSO & CALIPSOKids
Volcano Dynamics - Flank & Dome Collapse
Dissolution/precipitation mechanics
Enhanced/Engineered Geothermal Systems
In situ Testing - uCPT and PUPPI


Links
BBC - BBC WorldService - NY Times
ARMA - AGU
NSF - Fastlane
PSU Libraries - ISI Web of Science - GeoREF


PERSONAL - protected

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This page last updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013.