Former Postdoctoral Researchers, Visiting Professors, and Technicians
These former postdoctoral researchers and visiting professors have been central to our research over the years.
Name Current Affiliation Dr. Sherry Martin USGS Dr. Leanne Hancock EGLE Dr. Mohammed Mizanur Raman Dr. Lisi Pei Georgia Tech Dr. Agustin Brena Institute of Engineering, UNAM, Mexico City Blaze Budd Geologist, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Briana Jasinksi Sam Arcand Dr. Ryan Vannier Jackson College Dr. Tianfang Xu Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University Former Graduate Students and Affiliated Graduate Students
This list includes Graduate students who got their degrees from the Hydrogeology Lab, and those that while getting degrees elsewhere at MSU found themselves closely affiliated with our research–and us with theirs.
Degree Thesis Ben McCarthy MS Chanse Ford 2022 PhD Quercus Hamlin MS/PhD Candidate Bailey Hannah MS Dr. Alexandria Kuhl PhD Allyson Brady MS Dr. Jillian Deines 2018 PhD Integrating Satellite Observations into Process-Based Models to Inform Agricultural Water Management Lon Cooper, P.E., P.G. 2016 PhD Candidate Quantifying Groundwater/Surface Water Exchange Along a Stream Meander Dr. Erin Haacker 2017 PhD Sustainability of the High Plains Aquifer: From deliberate impacts to unintended consequences Dr. Sam Smidt 2017 PhD Redefining Water and Land Management Strategies for the Early 21st Century Kayla Cotterman 2016 MS Analysis and Adaptation of the Effects of Climate Change and Groundwater Depletion on Crop Production and Water Availability Across the High Plains Aquifer Kaya Diker 2015 MS Candidate Monitoring spatial and temporal soil moisture variability under natural and managed vegetative ecosystems Yu-Teng Ma 2014 MS Using combined geophysical methods to better understand spatial and temporal soil moisture variability in a deciduous forest Dr. Mine Dogan 2013 PhD High resolution characterization of aquifers to improve flow and transport models of highly heterogeneous media Emily Luscz 2013 MS Modeling Nutrient Loading to Watersheds in the Great Lakes Basin: A Detailed Source Model at the Regional Scale Brian Eustice 2011 MS Exploring the Nature of Free Convection in a Sabkha with Electrical Imaging and Hydrological Modeling Dr. Sherry Martin 2010 PhD Land-Use Legacy Effect: Combining Spatial and Temporal Drivers in Statistical and Mechanistic Models of Lake Water Chemistry Dr. Anthony Kendall 2009 PhD Predicting the Impacts of Land Use and Climate on Regional-Scale Hydrologic Fluxes Chris May 2009 MS Evaluating the Influence of Historical Land Cover on Sediment and Nutrient Transport Abby Norton Krane 2008 PhD Candidate Adjunct Earth Science Professor, Cuyahoga Community College Dr. Dushmantha Jayawickreme 2008 PhD Exploring the Influence of Land Use and Climate on Regional Hydrology and Groundwater Recharge Nick Welty 2005 MS Exploring Relationship between Land Use and Ecohydrology Using Multivariate Statistics and Process-Based Model Matt Spansky 2005 MS Candidate Hydrogeologist with URS Peter Lepczyk 2005 MS Laboratory and Numerical Simulations of Three-Dimensional Microbial Transport and Biodegradation Mike Brennan 2004 MS Effect of Small-Scale Heterogeneities on Tracer Transport John Moss 2004 MS Quantifying the Specific Conductivity of Contaminated Groundwater Using Ground Penetrating Radar at the Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Oscoda, Michigan Chris Hoard 2002 MS The Influence of Detailed Aquifer Characterization on Groundwater Flow and Transport Models at Schoolcraft, Michigan Dr. Brian Lipinski 2002 MS Estimating Natural Attenuation Rates for a Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Plume in a Glacio-Fluvial Aquifer, Schoolcraft, Michigan Dr. David Boutt 1999 MS Interpreting the Impacts of Land Use on Water Quality Using Groundwater Flow and Transport Simulations in the Grand TraverseBay Watershed Ken Ewers 1997 MS Three-Dimensional Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport in Medium Scale Highly Heterogeneous Environments Sandra Treccani 1997 MS Scientist, Washington State Department of Ecology Former Undergraduate Students
Name Year Degree Julia Michienzi 2018 BS Environmental Geoscience Ben McCarthy 2018 BS Environmental Geoscience Jeremy Rapp 2018 Dual BS Geology and GIS Quercus Hamlin 2017 BS Geographic Information Science (GIS) Heather Moule 2015 BS Environmental Geoscience Katie Smack 2015 BS Environmental Geoscience Troy Ludwig 2015 BS Geographic Information Science (GIS) Henry Whitenack 2014 BS Environmental Geoscience Pete Miller 2015 BS Environmental Geoscience Jacob Whitbeck 2015 BS Environmental Geoscience Jordan Merreot 2015 BS Environmental Geoscience David Greening 2014 BS Geological Sciences Michelle Bagnasco 2014 BS Environmental Geoscience Lia Sharon 2014 BS Environmental Geoscience and James Madison College Nick Martin 2014 BS Geological Sciences and GIS Haley Celovsky 2014 BS Environmental Engineering Laura Bailey 2014 BS Environmental Engineering Charlotte Lee 2014 BS Enviornmental Geoscience and Geological Sciences (Lyman Briggs) Jordan Hein 2013 BS Geological Sciences Tom Becker 2014 BS Computer Science Kevin Ruhland 2012 BA Chemistry Ryan Nagelkirk 2012 BS Environmental Geoscience Briana Jasinski 2012 BS Environmental Geoscience Brad Garrod 2013 BS Computer Science Bobby Chrisman 2011 BS Geological Sciences Jeff Eggleston 2010 BS Environmental Microbiology Jason Bernstein 2008 BS Geological Sciences Cheryl Adkins 2006 BS Environmental Engineering and Primary Education Kent Dankenbring 2005 BS Geological Geosciences