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Main Fields of Study:Hydrogeology, Hydrology
Our research group addresses problems which range from fundamental to applied. My primary research interests are in understanding flow and transport phenomena in hydrogeologic systems mostly within the context of but not confined to surface water-groundwater interactions. We use a suite of tools including hydraulic testing/ aquifer characterization, hydrogeophysics, remote sensing, geostatistics, tracer testing, laboratory analog experiments, and computational modeling. In many ways, my research approach follows the famous quote below:
"All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers."
— James Clerk Maxwell from Faraday's Lines of Force (1856)
I hope you can work with our group at UT in 'reducing the problems of nature to operations with numbers'. One might think this approach mostly covers mathematical modeling of natural phenomena. In fact, one cannot 'operate with numbers' without quantitative observations. Our group's approach is therefore to integrate observations with models whatever form they may take.
Follow the link below to see who's who in our group.
To get an idea of the kinds of projects we recently completed, please view our publications list.
State-of-the-art resources are necessary for addressing important hydrologic questions. You can view some of our resources following the link below. Complementing these are equipment from other hydrogeology faculty and other research labs at the JSG.