Carnegie Mellon University
August 27, 2012

Burant Named Recipient of Cohon Fellowship

Burant Named Recipient of Cohon Fellowship

Aniela Burant, a CEE graduate student, has been awarded the Jared and Maureen Cohon Graduate Fellowship for 2012-2013. 

The fellowship was established in 2009 by a generous gift from President Jared Cohon and his wife Maureen Cohon. The award provides research support fellowships to graduate students in Civil and Environmental Engineering who are specializing in environmental engineering and who demonstrate outstanding academic performance and leadership. The award is administered by the Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research

Ms. Burant is an environmental engineer (BS, University of Florida, 2011) and she came to CMU in August of 2011. Her doctoral studies focus on understanding the mechanisms of potential migration of key classes of potentially harmful organic compounds resulting from geologic carbon dioxide sequestration. 

Aniela, under the guidance of faculty advisors Professors Thanasis Karamalidis and Greg Lowry, is determining the factors controlling the partitioning of organic compounds between oil/brine and supercritical carbon dioxide. This work will help reduce uncertainty associated with the risks of carbon storage. Her work is part of a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the leading national laboratory on carbon storage research.