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News Release, Kansas Geological Survey, Nov. 13, 2007

Survey Scientist Named Geological Society of America Fellow

LAWRENCE--A senior scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, has been named a Fellow of one of the world's largest geological societies.

Marios Sophocleous was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America (GSA), an association of nearly 20,000 members in 85 countries that promotes the geosciences and provides a forum for diverse ideas. Sophocleous was presented with the fellowship at the Society's annual meeting in Denver in late October.

GSA Fellows are chosen in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of the geosciences through such achievements as publications, presentations, leadership in professional organizations, teaching, and promotion of scientific advances to the public.

A hydrogeologist, Sophocleous specializes in groundwater sustainability issues. His expertise includes the interaction between surface water and groundwater, water management resources, modeling recharge in Kansas aquifers, and the movement of groundwater and contaminants. He has been author, editor, or contributor to more than 200 publications and is editor of the Journal of Hydrology.

"Marios Sophocleous is recognized for his world-class research and leadership in areas of groundwater resource sustainability and recharge, and for his extraordinary record of service to the profession of hydrogeology," said Frank W. Schwartz, GSA Fellow and professor of geology at The Ohio State University.

Sophocleous has been at the Kansas Geological Survey since 1978 and is also an adjunct professor of geology at the University of Kansas.

Story by Cathy Evans, (785) 842-2195.

Kansas Geological Survey, Public Outreach