Athanasios Karamalidis-Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Athanasios KaramalidisAthanasios Karamalidis

Associate Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

When to call: Karamalidis' research involves the protection of subsurface resources, such as groundwater aquifers, during geologic CO2 sequestration.

  • Resource recovery: Emphasis on new technologies for the extraction and recovery of critical materials and rare earth elements Geochemistry of rare earth elements. 
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas: Shale gas operations geochemistry, hydraulic fracturing, enhanced oil recovery.
  • Energy and environment: Geochemical phenomena under CO2 storage conditions in geologic formations, groundwater and shallow aquifers Characterization, fate, and remediation of oil-derived hydrocarbons in water, soil, and sediment Hazardous and toxic waste site remediation.
  • Water: Chemistry and geochemical modeling of aqueous systems.

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Rare earth elements are everywhere. In your cell phones, batteries, TV screens… Our ever-increasing demand for technology means we’re using more and more of them, so CEE’s Athanasios Karamalidis is coming up with creative ways of extracting rare earth elements, while being environmentally mindful.