Meet Dr. Adrian Garcia, National Energy Technology Laboratory-National Academy of Sciences Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship recipient. Selection of fellows is based on the technical/scientific merit of proposed projects, their potential to advance the stated goals of the interagency R&D program and the nature of the proposed research environment (including mentors and hosting institutions).
Dr. Adrian Garcia has been awarded the National Energy Technology Laboratory-National Academy of Sciences Methane Hydrate Research Fellowship to support his work developing and deploying specialized tools and technologies for measuring physical properties of hydrate-bearing sediments in pressure cores.
Dr. Garcia’s principal research focus is the design and development of the High-Stress Triaxial Permeameter (HSTP) to measure hydrate pressure core permeability and compressibility while under 30MPa of effective stress. State-of-the-art geotechnical studies of the depressurized sediments will help to constrain the fundamental processes governing the formation and production behavior of methane hydrate systems.
Dr. Garcia is conducting research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Gas Hydrates Project in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, supported by his postdoctoral advisor and collaborator, Dr. William Waite, USGS Research Geophysicist.
Dr. Garcia earned his PhD in energy resources and petroleum engineeringin 2020 from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
Congratulations Adrian, and welcome to the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center!