Ph.D.

Ana González-Nicolás

Postdoc
Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems (LS3/SimTech)

Contact

+49 711 685 60109

Pfaffenwaldring 5a
D-70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.13

  1. 2019

    1. González-Nicolás A, Nowak W, Sinsbeck M, Schwientek M. Optimal scheduling and event-based sampling: development and demonstration for investigating the nitrate characteristics of a headwater catchment. In: General Assembly 2019, Geophysical Research Abstracts: EGU2019-964, 2019. Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union (EGU); 2019. (General Assembly 2019, Geophysical Research Abstracts: EGU2019-964, 2019).
    2. González-Nicolás A, Cihan A, Petrusak R, Zhou Q, Trautz R, Riestenberg D, et al. Pressure management via brine extraction in geological CO2 storage: Adaptive optimization strategies under poorly characterized reservoir conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 2019;83:176–85.
  2. 2018

    1. González-Nicolás A, Nowak W. Optimal sampling strategies for river water quality to determine the chemostatic strength of catchments (Integrated Hydrosystem Modelling, Poster Presentation). In: Integrated Hydrosystem Modelling, Poster. Tübingen, Germany: Research Training Group “Integrated Hydrosystem Modelling”; 2018. (Integrated Hydrosystem Modelling, Poster).
    2. González-Nicolás A, Nowak W, Shäfer A. Optimization of strategies to collect data of the field. In Tübingen, Germany: 1st Science Meeting within CAMPOS project; 2018.
    3. González-Nicolás A, Nowak W. Optimal sampling strategies for river water quality to determine the chemostatic strength of catchments (GRS, Oral Presentation). In: GRS: Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, Understanding Complexity for Prediction in Permeable Media, Oral. Newry, ME, USA: Gordon Research Conferences (GRC); 2018. (GRS: Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, Understanding Complexity for Prediction in Permeable Media, Oral).
    4. Sun AY, González-Nicolás A, Jeong H, Templeton TC. Metamodeling-based approach for risk assessment and cost estimation: Application to geological carbon sequestration planning. Computers & Geosciences [Internet]. 2018;113(https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cageo.2018.01.006):70–80. Available from: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0098300417305393
    5. González-Nicolás A, Nowak W. Optimal sampling strategies for river water quality to determine the chemostatic strength of catchments (GRC, Poster Presentation). In: GRC: Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, From Pore-Scale Physics to Geologic-Scale Processes, Poster. Newry, ME, USA: Gordon Research Conferences (GRC); 2018. (GRC: Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, From Pore-Scale Physics to Geologic-Scale Processes, Poster).
  3. 2017

    1. Cihan A, Birkholzer JT, Trevisan L, González-Nicolás A, Illangasekare T. Investigation of representing hysteresis in macroscopic models of two-phase flow in porous media using intermediate scale experimental data. Water Resources Research [Internet]. 2017;53(1):199–221. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019449
    2. González-Nicolás A, Trevisan L, Illangasekare TH, Cihan A, Birkholzer JT. Enhancing capillary trapping effectiveness through proper time scheduling of injection of supercritical CO2 in heterogeneous formations. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Technology [Internet]. 2017;7(2):339–52. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ghg.1646
    3. Trevisan L, Pini R, Cihan A, Birkholzer JT, Zhou Q, González-Nicolás A, et al. Imaging and quantification of spreading and trapping of carbon dioxide in saline aquifers using meter-scale laboratory experiments. Water Resources Research [Internet]. 2017;53(1):485–502. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016WR019749
    4. González-Nicolás A, Baú D, Cody BM. Application of binary permeability fields for the study of CO2 leakage from geological carbon storage in saline aquifers of the Michigan Basin,. Mathematical Geosciences [Internet]. 2017; Available from: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11004-017-9706-x
  4. 2016

    1. González-Nicolás A, Cihan A, Birkholzer JT, Petrusak R, Zhou Q, Riestenberg DE, et al. Adaptive management for subsurface pressure and plume control in application to geological CO2 storage. In: Fall Meeting 2016, Abstract: H41B-1306. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union (AGU); 2016. (Fall Meeting 2016, Abstract: H41B-1306).
    2. Cihan A, Birkholzer JT, Trevisan L, González-Nicolás A, Illangasekare T. Importance of considering hysteresis in macroscopic models of two-phase flow in porous media. In: Fall Meeting 2016, Abstract: H51B-1446. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union (AGU); 2016. (Fall Meeting 2016, Abstract: H51B-1446).
    3. Trevisan L, González-Nicolás A, Cihan A, Pini R, Birkholzer J, Illangasekare T. Experimental and modeling study of capillary/buoyancy-driven flow of surrogate CO2 through intermediate-scale sand tanks, Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies. In Lausanne, Switzerland: Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, GHGT-13; 2016.
  5. 2015

    1. González-Nicolás A, Baú D, Cody BM, Alzraiee A. Stochastic and global sensitivity analyses of uncertain parameters affecting the safety of geological carbon storage in saline aquifers of the Michigan Basin. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. 2015;37:99–114.
    2. González-Nicolás A, Illangasekare T. Enhancing Trapping Effectiveness through the Optimization of Injection of Supercritical CO2 in Heterogeneous Formations. In Padova, Italy: 7th International Conference on Porous Media; 2015.
    3. González-Nicolás A, Baú D, Alzraiee A. Detection of potential leakage pathways from geological carbon storage by fluid pressure data assimilation. Advances in Water Resources. 2015;86:366–84.
    4. Cody BM, Baú D, González-Nicolás A. Stochastic injection-strategy optimization for the preliminary assessment of candidate geological storage sites. Hydrogeology Journal. 2015;23(6):1229–45.
    5. Baú D, Cody BM, González-Nicolás A. An iterative global pressure solution for the semi-analytical simulation of geological carbon sequestration. Computational Geosciences. 2015;19(4):781–9.
  6. 2014

    1. González-Nicolás A, Baú D. Detection of leaky caprock areas in carbon geological storage by pressure data assimilation. In Stuttgart, Germany: XX. International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR); 2014.
  7. 2013

    1. González-Nicolás A, Cody B, Baú D. Stochastic Optimization of the Geological Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide. In Fort Collins, CO, USA: XXXIII American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days; 2013.
    2. Cody B, González-Nicolás A, Baú D. Analyzing Potential Improvements to a Semi-Analytical CO2 Leakage Algorithm. In Fort Collins, CO, USA: XXXII American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days; 2013.
    3. González-Nicolás A, Cody B, Baú D. Carbon geological sequestration: effects of parameter uncertainty on fluid overpressure and CO2 leakage. In Fort Collins, CO, USA: XXXII American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days; 2013.
    4. González-Nicolás A, Cody B, Baú D. Estimation of the Sealing Properties of MTU-site (Michigan) for Geological Carbon Storage. In Fort Collins, CO, USA: XXXIII American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days; 2013.
  8. 2012

    1. González-Nicolás A, Cody B, Baú D. Stochastic analysis of factors affecting the leakage of CO2 from injected geological basins. In Urbana, IL, USA: XIX. International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR); 2012.
    2. Cody B, González-Nicolás A, Baú D. Optimization of Geological Carbon Sequestration using Semi-Analytical Leakage Models linked to a Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm. In Urbana, IL, USA: XIX. International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR); 2012.
  9. 2011

    1. González-Nicolás A, Cody B, Baú D. Numerical simulation of CO2 injection into deep saline aquifers. In Fort Collins, CO, USA: XXXI American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days; 2011.
    2. González-Nicolás A, Cody B, Baú D. Influence of Uncertain Parameters on the Leakage of CO2 to Overlying Formations. In: Fall Meeting 2011, Abstract: H51G-1278. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union (AGU); 2011. (Fall Meeting 2011, Abstract: H51G-1278).
    3. Cody B, González-Nicolás A, Baú D. Multi-site CO2 Sequestration Optimization using a Dynamic Programming Approach. In Fort Collins, CO, USA: XXXI American Geophysical Union Hydrology Days; 2011.
    4. Cody B, González-Nicolás A, Baú D. CCS Site Optimization by Applying a Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm to Semi-Analytical Leakage Models. In: Fall Meeting 2011, Abstract: H21H-02. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union (AGU); 2011. (Fall Meeting 2011, Abstract: H21H-02).
    5. Cody B, González-Nicolás A, Baú D. Optimization by Applying a Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm to Semi-Analytical Leakage ModelsOptimization by Applying a Multi-objective Evolutionary Algorithm to Semi-Analytical Leakage Models. In: Fall Meeting 2011, Abstract: H21H-02. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union (AGU); 2011. (Fall Meeting 2011, Abstract: H21H-02).

2000 B.Sc. Industrial Technical Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
2002 Chemical Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
2009 Groundwater Hydrology, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
2014 PhD Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, U.S.
04/2007-01/2010 Groundwater Modeler and Consultant, Amphos21 Consulting SL
05/2010-04/2014 Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University
09/2014-05/2015 Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado School of Mines
06/2015-12/2015 Research Scientist Associate, The University of Texas at Austin
11/2015-06/2017 Scientific Engineer Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Since 08/2017 Postdoc, Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems, University of Stuttgart