Cristian Medina joins the Hager group as a Research Scientist. Medina comes to MIT after having worked for ten years at the Indiana Geological and Water Survey. His research focuses on the characterization of sedimentary rocks identified as potential targets for geologic carbon sequestration in the Midwest region of the US. This includes studying pore-scale characteristics, such as porosity, pore-size distribution, and capillary pressure, and their relationship to storage capacity, reservoir injectivity, and seal performance of caprock units.
Medina holds an undergraduate degree in Geology from the University of Chile. He also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Geological Sciences from Indiana University, Bloomington.