Katherine Romanak

Dr. Romanak is an expert in near-surface geochemical monitoring and environmental impacts of geologic carbon storage and has developed and implemented monitoring programs at a number US DOE Regional Carbon Partnership sites. She was the Principal Investigator of the IPAC-CO2 response to alleged leakage at the Kerr Farm near the Weyburn-Midale CO2-EOR oilfield and has developed an innovative process-based method for environmental assessment at CCS sites. Dr. Romanak consulted on the QUEST CCS Project’s Hydrosphere Biosphere Monitoring Program. She has also informed global CCS policy regarding potential environmental impacts of CCS within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the US Congress.