Isis Fukai | Student

University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Isis received her M.S. degree in geology from Louisiana State University in 2013, with a focus on metamorphic petrology and geochemistry. She then spent a year participating in research as a Mickey Leland Energy Fellow and ORISE intern at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2014, Isis became a geoscientist at Battelle, where she conducted subsurface resource characterization and techno-economic feasibility assessments for carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects. Now as part of her PhD research at the University of Tennessee’s Bredesen Center, Isis is integrating geochemistry with microbial ecology to develop sustainable technologies for energy-related challenges.