Meet The Team
Director of Subsurface Energy
Dr. Mikey Hannon is the Director of Subsurface Energy at Carbon Solutions and has over a decade of professional experience in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). Dr. Hannon holds patented methods that support rapid characterization of geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites, including caprocks that keep CO2 stored deep underground. He is an expert in multiphase, multi-component subsurface flow modeling and has managed a technical team with extensive experience permitting wells under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Underground Injection Control Program, including Class VI for long-term geologic storage. In addition to CCUS project activities, Dr. Hannon works to advance commercial CCUS deployment by serving on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 265 on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transportation, and Geological Storage, and the CCUS Commercialization Consortium convened by the Southern States Energy Board and the University of Houston. He is also on the faculty and alumni network of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program, which includes the nation’s leading young CCUS professionals.
Dr. Hannon formerly led business development for carbon storage at INTERA Incorporated, an international geosciences and engineering consulting company. Prior to INTERA, Dr. Hannon was a research scientist and reservoir geologist with the Indiana Geological and Water Survey and a postdoctoral researcher at the National Energy Technology Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in interdisciplinary Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he conducted research with support from the U.S. DOE and Southern Company on geologic CO2 storage, caprock integrity, and computational modeling. He received a master’s degree from Purdue University and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Alabama. Dr. Hannon is committed to working towards a carbon-free, clean-energy future that honors environmental justice and sustainability and includes geologic CO2 storage at the gigatonne scale.
Education and Training:
PhD | Interdisciplinary Engineering | University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2016
MS | Aeronautics & Astronautics | Purdue University, 2008
BS | Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics | The University of Alabama, 2005