Sundaram Ramakrishnan, a graduate student in Prof. Mari Andiappan’s research group, has been selected as one the recipients of a 2023 Kokes Award for the 28th North American Catalysis Society Meeting to be held in Providence, RI. The award is sponsored by the North American Catalysis Society, with significant support provided by NSF and US-DOE. As a Kokes awardee, Sundaram will be attending and participating in the biennial conference. The award will provide funding for the registration fee and accommodation.
The number of orphaned and abandoned wells varies greatly depending on their definition. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there might be millions of old and improperly plugged oil and gas wells leaking methane or contaminating groundwater in the United States, and plugging them could cost billions.