Lab Alumni

Former Postdoctoral Researchers, Visiting Professors, and Technicians

These former postdoctoral researchers and visiting professors have been central to our research over the years.

NameCurrent Affiliation
Dr. Sherry MartinUSGS
Dr. Leanne HancockEGLE
Dr. Mohammed Mizanur Raman
Dr. Lisi PeiGeorgia Tech
Dr. Agustin BrenaInstitute of Engineering, UNAM, Mexico City
Blaze BuddGeologist, EGEL
Briana Jasinksi
Sam Arcand
Dr. Ryan VannierEGLE
Dr. Tianfang XuArizona 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.

NameYear Degree Thesis
Luwen Wan2023PhD Quantifying Nutrient Transport Pathways Using Spatially Explicit Modeling and Remote Sensing
Ben McCarthyMS
Chanse Ford2022PhD
Quercus HamlinMS/PhD Candidate
Bailey HannahMS
Dr. Alexandria KuhlPhD
Allyson BradyMS
Dr. Jillian Deines2018PhDIntegrating Satellite Observations into Process-Based Models to Inform Agricultural Water Management
Lon Cooper, P.E., P.G.2016PhD CandidateQuantifying Groundwater/Surface Water Exchange Along a Stream Meander
Dr. Erin Haacker2017PhDSustainability of the High Plains Aquifer: From deliberate impacts to unintended consequences
Dr. Sam Smidt2017PhDRedefining Water and Land Management Strategies for the Early 21st Century
Kayla Cotterman2016MSAnalysis and Adaptation of the Effects of Climate Change and Groundwater Depletion on Crop Production and Water Availability Across the High Plains Aquifer
Kaya Diker2015MS CandidateMonitoring spatial and temporal soil moisture variability under natural and managed vegetative ecosystems
Yu-Teng Ma2014MSUsing combined geophysical methods to better understand spatial and temporal soil moisture variability in a deciduous forest
Dr. Mine Dogan2013PhDHigh resolution characterization of aquifers to improve flow and transport models of highly heterogeneous media
Emily Luscz2013MSModeling Nutrient Loading to Watersheds in the Great Lakes Basin: A Detailed Source Model at the Regional Scale
Brian Eustice2011MSExploring the Nature of Free Convection in a Sabkha with Electrical Imaging and Hydrological Modeling
Dr. Sherry Martin2010PhDLand-Use Legacy Effect: Combining Spatial and Temporal Drivers in Statistical and Mechanistic Models of Lake Water Chemistry
Dr. Anthony Kendall2009PhDPredicting the Impacts of Land Use and Climate on Regional-Scale Hydrologic Fluxes
Chris May2009MSEvaluating the Influence of Historical Land Cover on Sediment and Nutrient Transport
Abby Norton Krane2008PhD CandidateAdjunct Earth Science Professor, Cuyahoga Community College
Dr. Dushmantha Jayawickreme2008PhDExploring the Influence of Land Use and Climate on Regional Hydrology and Groundwater Recharge
Nick Welty2005MSExploring Relationship between Land Use and Ecohydrology Using Multivariate Statistics and Process-Based Model
Matt Spansky2005MS CandidateHydrogeologist with URS
Peter Lepczyk2005MSLaboratory and Numerical Simulations of Three-Dimensional Microbial Transport and Biodegradation
Mike Brennan2004 MSEffect of Small-Scale Heterogeneities on Tracer Transport
John Moss2004 MSQuantifying the Specific Conductivity of Contaminated Groundwater Using Ground Penetrating Radar at the Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Oscoda, Michigan
Chris Hoard2002MSThe Influence of Detailed Aquifer Characterization on Groundwater Flow and Transport Models at Schoolcraft, Michigan
Dr. Brian Lipinski2002MSEstimating Natural Attenuation Rates for a Chlorinated Hydrocarbon Plume in a Glacio-Fluvial Aquifer, Schoolcraft, Michigan
Dr. David Boutt1999MSInterpreting the Impacts of Land Use on Water Quality Using Groundwater Flow and Transport Simulations in the Grand TraverseBay Watershed
Ken Ewers1997MSThree-Dimensional Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport in Medium Scale Highly Heterogeneous Environments
Sandra Treccani1997MSScientist, Washington State Department of Ecology

Former Undergraduate Students

Julia Michienzi2018BS Environmental Geoscience
Ben McCarthy2018BS Environmental Geoscience
Jeremy Rapp2018Dual BS Geology and GIS
Quercus Hamlin2017BS Geographic Information Science (GIS)
Heather Moule2015BS Environmental Geoscience
Katie Smack2015BS Environmental Geoscience
Troy Ludwig2015BS Geographic Information Science (GIS)
Henry Whitenack2014BS Environmental Geoscience
Pete Miller2015BS Environmental Geoscience
Jacob Whitbeck2015BS Environmental Geoscience
Jordan Merreot2015BS Environmental Geoscience
David Greening2014BS Geological Sciences
Michelle Bagnasco2014BS Environmental Geoscience
Lia Sharon2014BS Environmental Geoscience and James Madison College
Nick Martin2014BS Geological Sciences and GIS
Haley Celovsky2014BS Environmental Engineering
Laura Bailey2014BS Environmental Engineering
Charlotte Lee2014BS Enviornmental Geoscience and Geological Sciences (Lyman Briggs)
Jordan Hein2013BS Geological Sciences
Tom Becker2014BS Computer Science
Kevin Ruhland2012BA Chemistry
Ryan Nagelkirk2012BS Environmental Geoscience
Briana Jasinski2012BS Environmental Geoscience
Brad Garrod2013BS Computer Science
Bobby Chrisman2011BS Geological Sciences
Jeff Eggleston2010BS Environmental Microbiology
Jason Bernstein2008BS Geological Sciences
Cheryl Adkins2006BS Environmental Engineering and Primary Education
Kent Dankenbring2005BS Geological Geosciences