My research interests are targeted at using natural rocks across the United Kingdom as a feedstock for long term carbon dioxide (CO2) removal by storing the CO2 inside carbonate minerals. I am interested in understanding how natural rocks in their current form (e.g., outcrops, cliff faces, etc) are currently sequestering different sources of carbon. Following this, I am interested if waste rock from quarries can be used as a carbon remediation feedstock, rather than letting them sit for long periods of time with no alternative purpose.
Ph.D. in Earth Sciences at University of Glasgow – 2021 to present
M.Sc. in Environmental and Life Sciences (Emphasis in Environmental Geosciences) at Trent University – 2018 to 2020
Honours B.Sc. in Physical Geography at Trent University – 2014 to 2018
Laboratory and Tutorial Leader in Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of Glasgow – 2021 to present
Geographic Names Technician at Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – 2021
Researcher in Environmental Geoscience/ Geochemistry at Trent University – 2020 to 2021
Graduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Environment at Trent University – 2018 to 2020
Research Assistant in Environmental Geoscience at Trent University 2018
Geographic Information Systems Assistant at Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – 2016 to 2017
Information Management and Technology Assistant at Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – 2017
Active research projects:
My research explores the use of mafic, intermediate, and felsic rocks as feedstocks for CO2 sequestration. This study will help determine what factors may lead to CO2 mineralization in rocks that have previously been ignored in this field of work. This will help further understand the fundamentals of carbonation reactions and will have further implications for the development of carbon capture and storage technologies that reverse the damaging effects of climate change.
Zeyen, N., Wang, B., Wilson, S. A., Paulo, C., Stubbs, A. R., Power, I. M., Steele-Maclnnis, M., Lanzirotti, A., Newville, M., Paterson, D. J., Hamilton, J. L., Jones, T. R., Turvey, C. C., Dipple, G. M., AND Southam, G. (2022). Cation Exchange in Smectites as a New Approach to Mineral Carbonation. Frontiers in Climate, 4.
Rausis, K., Stubbs, A. R., Power, I. M., & Paulo, C. (2022). Rates of atmospheric CO2 capture using magnesium oxide powder. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 119, 103701.
Stubbs, A. R., Paulo, C., Power, I. M., Wang, B., Zeyen, N., & Wilson, S. A. (2022). Direct measurement of CO2 drawdown in mine wastes and rock powders: Implications for enhanced rock weathering. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 113, 103554.
Power, I. M., Paulo, C., Long, H., Lockhart, J. A., Stubbs, A. R., French, D., & Caldwell, R. (2021). Carbonation, Cementation, and Stabilization of Ultramafic Mine Tailings. Environmental Science & Technology, 55(14), 10056-10066.
Paulo, C., Power, I. M., Stubbs, A. R., Wang, B., Zeyen, N., & Wilson, S. A. (2021). Evaluating feedstocks for carbon dioxide removal by enhanced rock weathering and CO2 mineralization. Applied Geochemistry, 129, 104955.