Bio: Dr. Tip Meckel is a senior research scientist investigating geologic carbon storage for the Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Meckel earned his Master’s degree in geology from the University of Montana in Missoula in 1998 and his doctorate in geology and geophysics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003. He subsequently had a two-year position with the U.S. Geological Survey as a Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow. During his 13 years with the Gulf Coast Carbon Center at the Bureau, he has led research focusing on geologic characterization, structural geology, monitoring design, and pressure evolution for CO2 injections. He has been directly involved with many large-scale field demonstration projects funded through the DOE-NETL Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships. After early exposure during the FRIO tests east of Houston in 2006, he co-directed the research program for the SECARB CO2-EOR demonstration project in Cranfield Mississippi, and currently leads the research initiative to identify offshore sequestration potential in the Gulf of Mexico with focus on capacity assessment and high-resolution 3D marine seismic monitoring technologies. Dr. Meckel works closely with offshore CCS developments in China, Japan, and the North Sea. He also leads research for one of the three Energy Frontier Research Centers focusing on CCS in the United States, supported through Basic Energy Sciences, and hosted by the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering at UT-Austin. Since 2008 he has been PI or Co-PI on 16 CCS grants totaling over $70 million dollars.