Brian Strazisar
Principal Investigator (Construction Materials)
RJ Lee Group


Brian Strazisar is a Research Scientist for the Department of Energy working primarily on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) research at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). He has worked on several aspects of CCUS ranging from capture techniques to monitoring of storage permanence. Along with coworkers at NETL, he was awarded an R&D 100 award in 2009 for development of a set of near-surface monitoring techniques for CCUS.

His current research is focused on the integrity of deep wells as related to risk and safety of carbon storage as well as production of natural resources. Brian is currently the technical lead for NETL’s in-house Carbon Storage research program and also the lead for wellbore integrity research group of the National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP). He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Cornell University in 2000.