School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences


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  • Maartje Maria Boon

    Maartje Maria Boon

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioMaartje Boon joined Stanford University in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering in the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. She combines experimental techniques involving X-Ray CT imaging with numerical modelling to look at the impact of rock structure heterogeneities on multiphase flow properties and its implications for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

    Boon obtained her PhD degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London where she was part of the Qatar Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (QCCSRC). She developed a new experimental technique to observe solute spreading and mixing in natural consolidated rock. She used experimentally obtained statistical rock descriptions to numerically investigate the impact of rock heterogeneity on reactive transport in porous media.

    Her ambition is to become an expert in experimental imaging techniques as well as numerical modelling of reactive transport in porous media. In the future, she would like to have her own research group at one of the leading universities in the field of Energy Sustainability.

  • Mingliang Liu

    Mingliang Liu

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioI am currently a postdoctoral scholar working with Tapan Mukerji on digital rock physics at Stanford University. My research focuses on geophysics inverse problems, seismic reservoir characterization, history matching, digital rock physics, data assimilation and deep learning. I completed my PhD degree in geophysics from the University of Wyoming in 2021 under the supervision of Dario Grana, and earned the bachelor and master degree from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

  • Martin Ma

    Martin Ma

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioMartin Ma is an NSERC Postdoc in Energy Resource Engineering at Stanford University. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a Doctoral degree in Petroleum Engineering in 2018. He also holds an MSc degree in Earth Science and Engineering from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and a BSc degree in Petroleum Engineering from the China University of Petroleum (East China). His current research topics include data-driven modeling, optimization, numerical simulation, heavy oil EOR. He has published many technical papers on artificial intelligence, heavy oil recovery, and reservoir characterization in peer-reviewed journals and SPE conferences. He also serves as a technical reviewer for serval journals. He is a registered engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.) member with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) in Canada.

  • Michael Lindley Machala

    Michael Lindley Machala

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Energy Resources Engineering

    BioMichael is a postdoctoral fellow whose interests encompass international development projects requiring productive energy use and how to increase their success through transdisciplinary approaches. He has a dual appointment in the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Department of Energy Resources Engineering. His current work focuses on understanding and reducing produce supply chain inefficiency in India from a systems perspective, while identifying and testing scalable interventions with on-the-ground partners and end-users. Michael completed a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow at Stanford. His thesis focused on using fundamental research to develop design descriptors for improving solar-to-fuel and fuel-to-electricity conversion using electrochemistry.

    Michael’s interest in social and environmental impact work began in high school as the president of the region’s youth-led tobacco free coalition. The coalition was runner-up for National Youth Advocates of the Year given by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids when Idaho (his home state) went tobacco-free. At Kenyon College, he self-designed a major in Chemical Physics to understand how related disciplines approach challenges in renewable energy technology development while co-captaining the men’s NCAA National Champion swim team.

    After graduating in 2009, Michael moved to Germany as a Transatlantic Renewable Energy Fellow to research low-cost solar cells while learning about the sociopolitical environment that placed Germany as a global leader in renewable energy integration. While there, he attended the UNFCCC COP15 climate summit with two other fellows. Leading up to and during the highly anticipated event, they wrote and published an educational blog for the public. After leaving Germany, Michael lived in Southeast Asia as a Henry Luce Scholar to gain first-hand experience with renewable energy integration in unelectrified regions of Laos and Cambodia. This experience informed his desire to continue work on energy equality and development around the world, particularly at the intersection with basic human needs.