Alumni Resnick Graduate Research Fellow
Adam graduated from Caltech with a PhD in geochemistry. He received his BS in chemistry from Haverford College in 2009 and since then focused on studying chemical systems in the earth sciences. Working with his Caltech advisor Jess Adkins, Adam investigated the earth's inorganic carbon cycle. Specifically, he researched the earth's natural process of consuming atmospheric carbon dioxide through its reaction with carbonate minerals in seawater. This reaction can also be engineered to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere on timescales relevant to anthropogenic climate change. As a Resnick Fellow, he worked towards developing this reaction into a scalable, and potentially economically feasible, carbon dioxide sequestration technology.
Adam is an Assistant Scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
RSI Research: Catalyzed Calcium Carbonate Dissolution as a Method to Store Anthropogenic CO2
Faculty Adviser: Jess F. Adkins
PhD Thesis: Chemical Controls on the Dissolution Kinetics of Calcite in Seawater