Congratulations to ESTCP investigator Jonathan Ajo-Franklin who was awarded the R&D 100 Award by R&D Magazine. This annual award recognizes outstanding new products or processes with high potential for commercialization. It honors innovative research and development and spans industry, academia, and government-sponsored research.
Dr. Ajo-Franklin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was recognized for the Continuous Active-Source Seismic Monitoring (CASSM) system initially designed under ESTCP project Geophysical Imaging for Investigating the Delivery and Distribution of Amendments in the Heterogeneous Subsurface of the F.E. Warren AFB (ER-200834). In the ESTCP project, the team employed seismic and electrical monitoring methods to image fracture propagation and amendment distribution.
CASSM allows for the continuous monitoring of subsurface seismic properties within a given area, providing real-time data of fast processes and short events that improves on past time-lapse imaging methods. This system will significantly improve the understanding of the Earth’s processes, including geologic carbon sequestration and earthquakes.
CASSM Wins 2015 R&D 100 Award: http://esd.lbl.gov/cassm-wins-2015-rd-100-award/
R&D 100 List: http://rd100awards.com/2015-rd-100-award-winners
DOE News Item: http://www.energy.gov/articles/us-department-energy-projects-win-33-rd-100-awards-2015