Kasparas is a Ph.D. candidate in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department studying processes occurring during the flow of reactive fluids through subsurface rock fractures. The migration of reactive fluids through rock fractures remains a large risk associated with many industries. Kasparas’ focus is on investigating processes, such as mineral dissolution, that impact the leakage of fluids through fractures in the context of carbon capture and sequestration, a climate mitigation technology that sequesters power plant emissions. In addition, he is interested in studying the challenges of developing low-carbon energy systems and grids from an economic and public policy perspective. Specifically, he is interested in investigating how different segments of low-carbon energy systems interact with one another, and how policy can maximize the overall efficiency of the system.