Research Interests

Deep sea mining, Seafloor hydrothermal venting, coupled fluid flow and deformation


Selected Publications

  • Measuring fluid flow and heat output in seafloor hydrothermal environments
    L.N. Germanovich, R.S. Hurt, J.E. Smith, G. Gence, R.P. Lowell
    Journal of Geophysical Research, V. 120, I. 12, 8035-8055, (2015)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2017
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2015
  • B.S., Geology, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA, 2012

Professional Profile

  • 2017- present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2016: Ph.D. Research Intern, Laboratoire NAVIER, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, Paris, FR
  • 2015: Technical Consultant, Ahlberg Engineering Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA

Awards

  • ​George F. Sowers Distinguished Graduate Student Award, Georgia Tech, 2016
  • Thomas F Logan Geology Merit Award, Clemson University, 2012
  • Jean Stillwell Award, Clemson University, 2011

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)