After completing service in the U.S. Army, Randall transferred into Stanford University where he completed a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere and Energy track, as well as a master’s degree in Earth System Science. Randall is currently working toward his PhD in Stanford’s Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER). Randall is considering research on the implementation of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, with specific interests in geochemical processes that afffect groundwater quality, water policy, and adaptive management with Prof. Scott Fendorf and Prof. Leon Szeptycki.

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies - Civic, Liberal, and Global Education

Honors & Awards

  • Bronze Star Medal, U.S. Army (2006-2007)

Service, Volunteer and Community Work

  • Undergraduate Ambassador, (11/11/2013 - 11/11/2017)



All Publications

  • Idealized Shale Sorption Isotherm Measurements to Determine Pore Capacity, Pore Size Distribution, and Surface Area Energy & Fuels Holmes, R. T., AlJamaan, H., Vishal, V., Wilcox, J., Kovscek, A. R. 2019; 33 (2): 665-676
  • CO2 Storage and Flow Capacity Measurements on Idealized Shales from Dynamic Breakthrough Experiments ENERGY & FUELS Aljamaan, H., Holmes, R., Vishal, V., Haghpanah, R., Wilcox, J., Kovscek, A. R. 2017; 31 (2): 1193-1207
  • Selection of shale preparation protocol and outgas procedures for applications in low-pressure analysis ENERGY & FUELS Holmes, R. T., Rupp, E., Vishal, V., Wilcox, J. 2017; 31 (9): 9043–9051
  • Methane and CO2 adsorption capacities of kerogen in the Eagle Ford shale from molecular simulation ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH Psarras, P., Holmes, R. T., Vishal, V., Wilcox, J. 2017; 50 (8): 1818–1828
  • Tunable Polyaniline-Based Porous Carbon with Ultrahigh Surface Area for CO2 Capture at Elevated Pressure ADVANCED ENERGY MATERIALS He, J., To, J. W., Psarras, P. C., Yan, H., Atkinson, T., Holmes, R. T., Nordlund, D., Bao, Z., Wilcox, J. 2016; 6 (14)
  • A 100% wind, water, sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy plan for Washington State RENEWABLE ENERGY Jacobson, M. Z., Delucchi, M. A., Bazouin, G., Dvorak, M. J., Arghandeh, R., Bauer, Z. A., Cotte, A., de Moor, G. M., Goldner, E. G., Heier, C., Holmes, R. T., Hughes, S. A., Jin, L., Kapadia, M., Menon, C., Mullendore, S. A., Paris, E. M., Provost, G. A., Romano, A. R., Srivastava, C., Vencill, T. A., Whitney, N. S., Yeskoo, T. W. 2016; 86: 75-88