Cliff Johnston

Cliff Johnston

Professor of Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
Director of Enhanced Oil Recovery at Purdue 

Focus Area

Oil and Gas & Environmental Sustainability

Translational Program

Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • EOR in the Illinois Basin
    • Leading a team of six faculty members in a joint academic-industrial effort
    • Building state-of-the-art EOR infrastructure at Purdue
  • Improved environmental stewardship of EOR (plant-based solutions, CO2-EOR)
  • Gas and Oil Boiler Innovation Group (GO-BIG)
  • Leveraging Purdue’s expertise in petroleum characterization, soft materials, mineralogy and rock/fluid/oil interactions, geology, and flow through porous media

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