Juerg M. Matter

Adjunct Senior Research Scientist, Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

University of Southampton, NOCS
European Way Waterfront Campus
Room 164/40
Southampton, HANTS 501332H


I have several research interests in the intersection between geology, climate change and energy. I am especially interested in geologic carbon sequestration and how fluid-gas-rock reactions can lead to secure and permanent sequestration of industrial carbon dioxide., Currently, I am working in three overlapping areas:

  • CO2-water-rock interactions and reactive flow in deep aquifers
  • Fluid flow and solute transport in saturated media
  • Subsurface fluid injection and geomechanical stability of reservoir rocks

Some of my projects include:

  • Secure and long-term sequestration of industrial carbon dioxide in calcium-magnesium silicate rocks
  • Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership
  • Mineral carbon dioxide sequestration into basalt - CarbFix Project, Iceland
  • Natural carbon sequestration in ophiolite peridotites - Rates and mechanism of serpentinization and carbonation
  • Permanent carbon dioxide sequestration in ocean sediments: flow-through reactor studies