Douglas E Allen
Ph.D., September 2003, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 advised by William E. Seyfried, Jr.
B.Sc., Geology-Chemistry, May 1994, Department of Earth-Science and Geography, Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater Ma.
My primary research interests involve geochemical processes
in low and high temperature environments with a focus on rock-water interaction. I am currently working on environmental
science research associated with toxic metal inventories in soils, sediments
and waters of the North
Shore using x-ray
fluorescent spectroscopy. I have also
established a sea level monitoring station in Salem, MA in
collaboration with the National Park Service.
I am a research fellow at the Department of Energy-National Energy
Technology Lab in Pittsburgh,
PA where I conduct research on greenhouse
gas mitigation strategies such as carbon sequestration in geologic formations,
advanced carbon/sulfur/nitrogen capture techniques, and recycling of industrial
Courses I typically teach:
RobertM. Dilmore, D. E. Allen, R. J. Jones, Sheila W. Hedges, and Yee Soong (2008) Sequestration of dissolved CO2 inthe Oriskany formation. EnvironmentalScience & Technology, 42(8); 2760-2766
RobertDilmore, Peng Lu,DouglasAllen, Yee Soong, Sheila Hedges, Jaw K. Fu, Charles L. Dobbs,Angelo Degalbo, Chen Zhu (2008) Sequestration of CO2 in mixtures ofbauxite residue and saline waste water. Energy and Fuels, 22(1); 343-353.
Allen D.E., Strazisar,B.R., Soong, Y. and Hedges, S.W. (2005) Modeling carbon dioxide sequestrationin saline aquifers: Significance ofelevated pressures and salinities. Fuel Processing Technology, 86,1569-1580.
Allen D.E. and W.E. Seyfried, Jr.(2005) REE controls in MOR hydrothermal systems: An experimental study at elevated temperatureand pressure, Geochimica et CosmochimicaActa, V 69 (3), 675-683.
Allen,D.E., Jerry Marchand, Will Engelbrecht*, Catherine Martini*: HydrothermalAlteration of Basalt in the Hartford Basin: Geological Society of America, October (2007), Denver, Colorado.172-10.
Allen,D. E., Robert Dilmore, Yee Soong, and Sheila Hedges: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in the OriskanyAquifer: Geological Society of America, October (2006), Philadelphia, PA,227-03.
I have recently fixed up a 1953 Rudge-Whitworth 3 speed bicycle.
I love music. I play drums, guitar and I sing some too.