Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Geology, UT Austin, Department of Geological Sciences, Expected May 2018

M.A. Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept., Spring 2011

B.A. Geology, UC Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Sciences Dept., Spring 2010



McNeece CJ, Hesse MA, Reactive transport of aqueous protons in porous media, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 97, November 2016, Pages 314-325,

McNeece CJ, Hesse MA, Challenges in coupling acidity and salinity transport in porous media, Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 51, September 2017, Pages 11799-11808,

McNeece CJ, Hesse MA, Chromatographic analysis of salinity-acidity transport system (in prep)

McNeece CJ, Raynaud X, Nilsen HM, Hesse MA, Robust implicit geochemical transport solver leveraging log transformations and automatic differentiation (in prep)

Zhang L,  McNeece CJ, Hesse MA, Wang M, Proton transport in electro-osmostic displacement flow with concentration difference (in prep.)

Work Experience

Graduate Student Intern, SINTEF, Department of Mathematics and Cybernetics, Oslo, Summer 2017

Graduate Student Intern, Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM, Summer 2015

Geologist, ARCADIS US Inc., Emeryville, CA, January 2013-May 2013

Staff Geologist, Winzler and Kelly | GHD Inc., San Francisco, CA, June 2011-October 2011

Undergraduate Research Assistant, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, August 2009 - May 2010 


Soil and Water Sciences Seminar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Summer 2017, Ion waves in porous media

Mathematics and Cybernetics Seminar, SINTEF, Summer 2017, Chromatographic analysis of the acidity-salinity transport system

INTERPORE 2017, Chromatographic analysis of the coupled salinity-acidity transport system, Summer 2017

CFSES Student Seminar Series, UT Austin, Fall 2015, The response of freshwater aquifers to CO2 laden brine

AGU, Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Winter 2015, Surface chemistry and transport of protons

SIAM: Geoscience, Stanford, Summer 2015, Sorption and transport of hydrogen in porous media



  • Geophysical Review Letters
  • Transport in Porous Media

Mentor, Geoforce, UT Austin, since Fall 2015

Volunteer Instructor, CRS MASERS, Oakland and Piedmont Unified School Districts, 2011-2012


Teaching Assistant, UT Austin, GEO 391 - Modeling Flow and Transport in Porous Media, Fall 2015

Teaching Assistant, UC Berkeley, Astronomy C12 - The Planets, Summer 2012 & 2013

Substitute Teacher, Piedmont Unified School District, Piedmont, CA, April 2012-August 2012

California Subject Examination for Teachers, Multiple Subject Tests I-III for Elementary Education


text2solver, a tool for the solution of nonlinear systems, link

MATLAB geoChemistry, equilibrium geochemistry solver, link


MATLAB®, Python, LaTex, LAMMPS, Chromeleon®, LabView®, PHREEQC


English (Fluent), Spanish (Limited Conversational), Danish (Beginner)


Center for Frontiers in Subsurface Energy and Security, Energy Frontier Research Center,  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences, Award #DE-SC0001114
Global Collaborative Research GrantSimulation of subsurface geochemical transport and carbon sequestration, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)