Subject area:

  • Environmental Engineering


  • Water-Rock Interactions
  • Permeability Evolution
  • Reactive Surface Area
  • CO2 Sequestration
  • Reactive Transport
  • Multi-Scale Imaging and Analysis
  • Pore-Network Modeling

Our research focuses on subsurface water-rock interactions for energy-related systems as well as traditional environmental engineering problems. We strive to enhance predictive capabilities of mineral dissolution and precipitation reactions and corresponding fate and transport in porous media across various scales.  

Lauren Beckingham is an environmental engineer with expertise and interest in water-rock interactions and subsurface energy systems. Her work combines experimental, modeling, and multi-scale imaging analysis to evaluate geochemical reactions and resulting flow path modifications at the sub-pore to core scales.

Research Interests:

  • Mineral Reactions and Reaction Rates in Porous Media
  • Multi-Scale Imaging of Dynamic Porous Media
  • Porosity-Permeability Evolution in Reactive Porous Media
  • Subsurface Energy Systems (compressed energy storage, geologic CO2 sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, hydraulic fracturing)
  • Multi-Scale Reactive Transport
Past Affiliations

Postdoctoral Fellow, Geochemistry Department, Earth and Environmental Sciences Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy (past)
2012 - 2015

PhD Candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University (past)
2007 - 2012

Civil Engineering
PhD, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2012
MA, Princeton University, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2009
BSE, Michigan Technological University, Environmental Engineering , 2007
hydraulic fracturing environmental engineering geochemistry hydrogeology environmental chemistry greenhouse gases groundwater water quality carbon sequestration hazardous materials & waste nuclear or radioactive wastes chemical transport carbon dioxide environmental effects (fossil energy) geothermal energy
American Chemical Society
American Geophysical Union
Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors