- Ralf Haese received his PhD in Earth Sciences from the University of Bremen (Germany) in 1997 with a study on the early diagenesis of iron in marine sediments. Between 1997 and 2003 he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), where he investigated fluid flow and biogeochemical processes in submarine mud volcanoes and estuarine nutrient dynamics. He was teaching chemical oceanography and coastal field work. In 2003, Dr Ralf Haese joined Geoscience Australia as a project leader for Coastal Research and Management studying nutrient sources and accumulation in Australian estuaries. He became the project leader of the CO2CRC project on Reactive Reservoir Rocks in 2010, and since then he is undertaking research into CO2 -fluid-rock interactions and the development of monitoring and risk mitigation options for CO2 storage. In 2013, he was appointed Professor of Geological CO2 Storage at the Peter Cook Centre for CCS Research, University of Melbourne, where is developing a research program on CO2 storage involving modelling, laboratory and field studies.