Curriculum Vitae

Philip Henry Stauffer

Los Alamos National Laboratory

EES-6, MS T-003

Los Alamos NM 87545

Phone (505) 665 4638 [work]

Fax: (505) 665 6459

email: stauffer@lanl.gov

Education

1999                Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. Dissertation title:  Modeling Coupled Processes: Fluids in the Crust

1992                B.S., Physics, Elizabethtown College.

Research Experience

2008-               Staff Research Scientist (Hydrogeologist) Earth and Environmental Science Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory   Hydrology, Geochemistry, and Geology group EES-16 , FEHM Development Team

2000-2008     Staff Research Scientist (Hydrogeologist)  EES-6.

1999-2000     Post Doctoral Researcher,   Hydrology, Geochemistry, and Geology, (EES-6).

1999                Post Doctoral Researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz.

1992- 1999      Research Assistant, University of California, Santa Cruz.

1991- 1999      Research Assistant, Earth and Environmental Science Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

News Coverage

2009 Behind the White Coat, PAC-8 TV series interview on Carbon Sequestration.  win.1.c2.audiovideoweb.com/1c2win1774/PAC8Other/BWC_Stauffer.wmv

2009. Unsaturated Zone Interest Group Overcomes Barriers to Advance Interdisciplinary Science, Nimmo, J.R., B.J. Andraski, and R.Muñoz-Carpena. CSA News, 54(5). The official magazine for members of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.

2009  Models of Carbon Storage Get Real.  E. Engelhaupt, ES&T Environmental News, Feb. 1, 2009, p.550. DOI: 10.1021/es803421u

Journal Covers

2009 May Issue of the Vadose Zone Journal. 

2009 Feb. 1 Issue of Environmental Science and Technology

Selected Publications

2009 Rapaka, S., R. Pawar, P. H. Stauffer,  D. Zhang, and S. Chen, Onset of convection over a transient base-state in anisotropic and layered porous media, J. Fluid Mechanics, In Press. 

2009 Stauffer, P.H., J.A. Vrugt, H.J. Turin, C.W. Gable, and W.E. Soll,  Untangling diffusion from advection in unsaturated porous media: Experimental data, modeling, and parameter uncertainty assessment.  Vadose Zone J., 8:510-522, doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0055.  Referenced in: Unsaturated Zone Interest Group Overcomes Barriers to Advance Interdisciplinary Science, Nimmo, J.R., B.J. Andraski, and R.Muñoz-Carpena. CSA News, 54(5).  Referenced to the Journal Cover  May 2009 Issue of the Vadose Zone J.

2009 Stauffer, P.H., R.C. Surdam, Z. Jiao, T.A. Miller, Combining geologic data and numerical modeling to improve estimates of the CO2 sequestration potential of the Rock Springs Uplift, Wyoming.  Energy Procedia, In Press.

2009 Chaudhuri, A., H. Rajaram, H.S Viswanathan , G.A. Zyvoloski, and Stauffer, P.H., Buoyant convection resulting from dissolution and permeabilitiy growth in vertical limestone fractures. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L03401, doi:10.1029/2008GL036533, 2009.

2009 Stauffer, P.H., H.S Viswanathan, R.J. Pawar, and G.D. Guthrie, A system model for geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide.  Environ. Sci. Technol., 43(3), 565-570. With Supporting Information.  Referenced in: Models of Carbon Storage Get Real.  E. Engelhaupt, ES&T Environmental News, Dec. 17th 2008.  Referenced to the Journal Cover Feb. 1 2009.

2008  Fessenden, J.E., Stauffer, P.H., and H.S Viswanathan, Natural Analogs of Geologic CO2 Sequestration: Some General Implications for Engineered Sequestration.  In AGU Monograph on CO2 Sequestration, In Press. 

2008 Viswanathan, H.S., R.J. Pawar, P. H. Stauffer, J.P. Kaszuba, J.W. Carey, S.C. Olsen, G.N. Keating, D. Kavestski, and G.D. Guthrie, Development of a hybrid process and system model for the assessment of wellbore leakage at a geologic CO2 sequestration site, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42, 7280-7286.

2008 Rapaka, S., S. Chen, R. Pawar, P. H. Stauffer, and D. Zhang, Nonmodal Growth of Perturbations in Density-driven Convection in Porous Media, J. Fluid Mechanics, vol. 609, pp.285-303..

2008 Vrugt, J.A., P. H. Stauffer, Th. Wöhling, B. A. Robinson, and V. V. Vesselinov, Inverse Modeling of Subsurface Flow and Transport Properties Using Recent Advances in Global Optimization, Parallel Computing, and Sequential Data Assimilation, Vadose Zone J., 7(2), 843-864.

2007  Stauffer, P.H., J.K,. Hopkins, T. Anderson, and J.A. Vrugt, SOIL VAPOR EXTRACTION PILOT TEST AT TECHNICAL AREA 54, MATERIAL DISPOSAL AREA L:  NUMERICAL MODELING IN SUPPORT OF DECISION ANALYSIS, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-UR-07-4890, 47 pages, July 11, 2007.

2007 Miller, T.A., V. V. Vessilinov, P.H. Stauffer, K. H. Birdsell, and C. W. Gable, INTEGRATION OF GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORKS IN MESHING AND SETUP OF COMPUTATIONAL HYDROGEOLOGIC MODELS, PAJARITO PLATEAU, NEW MEXICO, New Mexico Geological Society Guide Book, 58th Field Conference, Geology of the Jemez Mountains Region III.

2007  Stauffer, P.H., J.K,. Hopkins, and T. Anderson, “A Soil Vapor Extraction Pilot Study in a Deep Arid Vadose Zone Part 2: Simulations in Support of Decision Making Processes”, in Proceedings of the Waste Management Conference, paper 7185, Tucson AZ, Feb 26-March 1 2007, 19 pages.

2006 Kwicklis, E.M., A.V. Wolfsberg, P.H. Stauffer, M.A. Walvroord, and M.J. Sully, Multiphase Multicomponent Parameter Estimation for Liquid and Vapor Fluxes in Deep Arid Systems Using Hydrologic Data and Natural Environmental Traces, Vadose Zone Journal, 2006 5:934-950

2006 Stauffer, P.H, H.S. Viswanathan, R.J. Pawar, M.L. Klasky, and G.D. Guthrie M. Klasky. CO2-PENS: A CO2 Sequestration Systems Model Supporting Risk-Based Decisions, in Proceedings of the XVI International Conference on Comp. Methods in Water Resources, edited by P. J. Binning P. K. Engesgaard, H.K. Dahle, G. F. Pinder and W.G. Gray. Copenhagen, Denmark, June, 2006. 8 pages.

2006  Pawar R.J., John Lorenz2, Charles Byrer3, Reid Grigg4, Bruce Stubbs5, Robert Benson6, James Krumhansl2, Philip Stauffer, Sequestration of CO2 in a depleted sandstone oil reservoir: results of a field demonstration test, Proceedings of the Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT8) Trondheim, June 2006 (2006).

2006  Pawar R.J., Carey, S. Chipera, J. Fessenden, J. Kaszuba, G. Keating, P. Lichtner, S. Olsen, P. Stauffer, H. Viswanathan, H. Ziock and G. Guthrie, Development of a framework for long-term performance assessment of geologic CO2 sequestration sites. In: N. Rokke, O. Bolland and J. Gale, Editors, Proceedings of the Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies Conference (GHGT8) Trondheim, June 2006 (2006).

2006 Hutnak, M; Fisher, AT; Zuhlsdorff, L; Spiess, V; Stauffer, PH; Gable, CW, Hydrothermal recharge and discharge guided by basement outcrops on 0.7-3.6 Ma seafloor east of the Juan de Fuca Ridge: Observations and numerical models, GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS; v.7, p.Q07O02

2006 Pawar, RJ, NR Warpinski, JC Lorenz, RD Benson, RB Grigg, BA Stubbs, PH Stauffer, JL Krumhansl, SP Cooper, and RK Svec, Overview of a CO2 sequestration field test in the West Pearl Queen reservoir, New Mexico, Environmental Geosciences; September 2006; v. 13; no. 3; p. 163-180.

2006  Stauffer, P.H. Flux Flummoxed: A Proposal for Consistent Usage, Ground Water, V. 44(2): 125-128.

2005 Stauffer, P.H., K.H. Birdsell, M.S. Witkowski, and J. K. Hopkins, Vadose Zone Transport of 1,1,1-Trichloroethane: Conceptual Model Validation through Numerical Simulation, Vadose Zone Journal 2005 4: 760-773.

2005 Stauffer, P.H. and W. J. Stone, Surface Water\Groundwater Connection at the Los Alamos Canyon Weir Site: Part 2. Modeling of Tracer Test Results, Vadose Zone Journal 2005 4: 718-728.

2005 Neeper, DA; and Stauffer, P, Unidirectional gas flow in soil porosity resulting from barometric pressure cycles, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology; August 2005; v.78, no.4, p.281-289

2005   Stauffer, P.H., H.S. Viswanathan, B.A. Robinson, C.W. Gable, G.L.  Cole, D.E. Broxton, E.P. Springer, and T.G. Schofield, 2005.  Groundwater Pathway Model for the Los Alamos National Laboratory  Technical Area 54, Material Disposal Area G, Los Alamos National  Laboratory, document LA-UR-05-7393, Los Alamos, New Mexico.  (ER-ID Stauffer et al. 2005, 097432), 66 pages.

2003 Wolfsberg, A.V. and P.H. Stauffer, Vadose-zone fluid and solute flux: advection and diffusion at the Area 5 Radioactive Waste Management Site, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-UR-03-4819, 94 pages.

2003 Stauffer, P.H., J.S. Stein, and B.J. Travis, The correct form of the energy balance for fully coupled thermodynamics in water, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-UR-03-1555, 9 pages.

2002 Stauffer, P.H., Tritium transport beneath surface impoundments at TA-53 modeling and analysis in support of data needs, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LA-UR-02-5321.

2001  Stauffer, P. ; Bekins, Barbara A. , Modeling consolidation and dewatering near the toe of the northern Barbados accretionary complex , J. Geophys. Res. Vol. 106 , No. B4 , p. 6369 - 6384.

2000  Stauffer P.H., B. Robinson, and K. Birdsell, Modeling Transport in Los Alamos Canyon:  Effects of Hypothetical Increased Infiltration after the Cerro Grande Fire, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LAUR 00-5923.

2000  Stauffer P.H., K.Birdsell, M. Witkowski, T. Cherry, and J. Hopkins, Subsurface Vapor-Phase Transport of TCA at MDA L: Model Predictions, Los Alamos National Laboratory Report, LAUR 00-2080.

2000  Stauffer P.H., and Rosenberg, N.D., Vapor phase transport at a hillside landfill, Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, Vol. VI, No. 1, p. 71-84

1999  Stauffer, P. H., Modeling Coupled Processes: Fluids in the Crust, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Santa Cruz.

1998  Moore, J.C, and the Leg 171A Shipboard Scientific Party, Consolidation patterns during initiation and evolution of a plate boundary decollement zone: Northern Barbados accretionary prism, Geology, 26(9), p. 811-814. 1998 Moore, J.C. et al., Proc. ODP, Initial Repts., 171A: College Station, TX

1997  Stauffer P.H., Auer, L.H., and Rosenberg, N.D., Compressible gas in porous media: A finite amplitude analysis of natural convection, Int. J. of Heat and Mass Transfer, 40 (7), 1585-1589.

Consulting Experience

2008 Science expert for CRDF Scientific Workshop in Istanbul, Turkey.

2007 Science expert for CRDF Environmental Workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2006 Science expert for CRDF grant review team for a site visit in the Republic of Georgia.

2006 Science expert for CRDF grant review team for a site visit in Azerbaijan.

2005 Science expert for CRDF grant review team for a site visit in Moldova.

Teaching Experience

American University of Armenia, Yerevan

2000    Groundwater short course, Lecturer

University of California, Santa Cruz, Earth Sciences Department

1999    Groundwater Contamination , Lecturer
1998    Earthquakes: You, the Earth, and Society (Teaching Assistant [TA])
1996    Groundwater Contamination (TA and guest lecturer)
1995    Groundwater Contamination (TA and guest lecturer)
1995    Earthquakes: You, the Earth, and Society (TA)
1994    Groundwater (TA)
1993    Groundwater (TA and computer lab development)
1993    Soil Mechanics (TA and problem set development)

Field Experience

1997    Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 171A, R/V JOIDES Resolution, Northern Barbados Accretionary Prism: Logging While Drilling.

1992    Summer of Applied Geophysical Experience (SAGE) (gravity, electromagnetic, and seismic data collection and analysis) .

Awards

2008     Los Alamos National Laboratory Technology Transfer Award, Outstanding Programmatic Impact Award For Contributions to the development of FEHM. 

1997     Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship, ODP Leg 171, Modeling Deformation and Dewatering in the Barbados Accretionary Complex: Implications for Proto-decollement Evolution.

1992       Outstanding Student Award, Physics Department, Elizabethtown College.

1991       Science and Engineering Research Semester Award, (DOE) at Los Alamos National Laboratory.