Nelson C.J., Jacobson A. & Weisenberger T. “Ca isotope study of volcanic glass weathering in the Icelandic Highlands- reassessing the role of basalt weathering on the carbon cycle” in prep for Geology.
Nelson C.J., Oelkers E.H., Pogge von Strandmann P.A.E., Turchyn, A. V., Clark, D.E., and Gislason S.R.“Ca isotope Ratios to trace Basalt alteration and quantify mineral carbonation: an example from the CarbFix sites in Iceland”, submitted for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, September 9, 2020.
Nelson, C.J., Goldberg, D.S., White, M.D., Slagle, A.L. “Optimizing Injection Strategies for CO2 Storage and Mineralization in Basalt through Multiphase Subsurface Reservoir Simulations” submitted to 16thInternational Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, October 2022
Nelson C.J., Jacobson A. & Weisenberger T. “Basalt Chemical Weathering in the Icelandic Highlands investigated with Stable Ca isotopes” submitted to Goldschmidt July 2022
Goldschmidt 2022 Convener, Session 8k: Silicate Mineral Dissolution and Carbonation Reactions: Applications of CO2-fluid-mineral Interactions to Surficial and Subsurface Carbon Sequestration.
Awolayo, A.N., Tutolo, B., Lauer, R. de Obeso, J.C., Nelson, C.J., Goldberg, D.S. “Water-Alternating-Gas (WAG) injection as a plausible scheme to optimize carbon dioxide mineralization in the basaltic oceanic crust” submitted to Goldschmidt July 2022
Nelson, C., Goldberg, D.S., White, M.D., Slagle, A.L. “Optimizing Injection Strategies for CO2 Storage and Mineralization in Basalt through Multiphase Subsurface Reservoir Simulations” submitted to 19th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization, June 2022.
Nelson, C., Goldberg, D.S., White, M.D., Slagle, A.L. “Optimizing Injection Strategies for carbon storage and mineralization in basalt through multiphase reservoir simulations” Gordon Research Conferences: Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage, April 2022
Nelson C., Jacobson A., Kitch, G. & Weisenberger T. “Ca-O bonding controls the Ca isotope geochemistry of hydrothermal zeolites from Iceland” Goldschmidt Abstracts. 2021
Nelson C., Jacobson A. & Weisenberger T. “Ca Isotope Study of Hyaloclastite Weathering in the Icelandic Highlands” Goldschmidt Abstracts, 2020 1907.
Session Convener, 14g: Weathering: Long-Term Terrestrial Climate Change, Modern Quantification, and Implications for Extraterrestrial Environments.
Nelson C., Jacobson A. & Weisenberger T. “Large Fractionations of Ca Isotopes by Zeolite Minerals from Iceland” Goldschmidt Abstracts, 2019 2417.
Nelson C. and Garver J.I. “Radon Potential of the Utica and Marcellus Black Shales of Eastern New York.” Geological Society of America Abstracts. Vol. 47, No. 3, p.73. March, 2015.
Science Advisor, Carbon Direct Inc, New York, NY 3/2022-present
Evaluate viability and costs of mineralization and enhanced weathering carbon removal technologies
Advise clients on voluntary carbon credit purchases
Perform technical due diligence for investments in carbon removal technologies
Expert Reviewer, XPRIZE Foundation 1/2022-3/2022
Served as expert reviewer panel for $100 M prize competition for carbon capture and storage technology
Environmental Engineering Intern, Interfluve Inc., Hood River, OR 6/2014-8/2014
Worked with a team of engineers and geologists on dam removal, stream restoration, and wetland delineation research projects
Environmental Analyst Intern, The Nature Conservancy, NY 11/2012-12/2012
Researched and analyzed issues involving high volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state, specifically concerning water resource management and pipeline construction
Adjunct Faculty, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL 2019
Served as a temporary faculty, teaching an introductory level Earth Science course to undergraduate students
Teaching Assistant, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Environmental Science 202, Health of the Biosphere 2020
Earth 201, Earth Systems Revealed 2018, 2019, 2021
Independently taught lab section
Earth 105, Introductory Earth and Climate science 2017
Science Instructor, Cascade Mountain School, Trout Lake, WA 2016
Designed and taught placed-based glaciology, volcanology and environmental science courses to middle and high school students
Led week-long backpacking trips with 14 students, middle and high school aged
Science Apprentice, High Mountain Institute, Leadville, CO 2015
Co-taught science class to high school juniors and seniors
Participated in teacher training seminar throughout the semester, designed to train the theory and practice of experiential education, as well as classroom teaching and mentoring skills
Led multi-week backpacking trips through the Colorado Rockies and Utah canyons
Supplemental Instructor, Union College, NY 2014-2015
Independently designed and taught one class per week aimed at synthesizing and reinforcing difficult concepts from the week’s lesson
Executive board member- organized a 1-day event to inspire middle school girls from underrepresented minority backgrounds into STEM careers through showcasing ongoing research by women graduate students at Northwestern
Science Club Mentor, Boys and Girls Club, Chicago, IL2017-2019
Teacher/mentor- after school program making science fun and accessible to Chicago middle school students