Kansas Geological Survey
University of Kansas
1930 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS
U.S.A. 66047
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Research Interests

My interests include the development and use of efficient yet effective numerical tools for resource management. Primarily, I study the use of hydrological models to simulate flow and contaminant transport, including the thermal regime, for prediction, management, and process investigation.


Ph.D. (2009)
University of Waterloo, Department of Earth Sciences
Simulation of Thermal Transport in a Fully-Integrated Surface/Subsurface Framework
Supervisor: Dr. E.A. Sudicky
M.Sc. (2003)
University of Waterloo, Department of Earth Sciences
Analysis of Acid Mine Drainage Generation Through Reactive Transport Modelling and Field Studies
Supervisor: Dr. D.W. Blowes
B.A.Sc. (2000)
University of Waterloo, Civil (Environmental) Engineering
Treatment and Recycling of Heavy Metals from Acid Mine Drainage (4th year Research Project)
Supervisor: Dr. J. Sykes

Professional Experience

September 2009 - Present
University of Kansas
Assistant Scientist
Kansas Geological Survey
May 2009 - August 2009
University of Waterloo
Research Scientist
Department of Earth Sciences
September 2000 - April 2009
University of Waterloo
Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant
Department of Earth Sciences

Teaching Experience

January 2013 - May 2016
University of Kansas
Geol 591/791 - Differential Eqns for Hydrology
Department of Geology
October 2009 - November 2011
University of Kansas
Guest Lecturer
Geol 751- Physical & Chemical Hydrogeology
Department of Geology

Honours and Scholarships

2009--University of Waterloo Ph.D. Completion Award
2005-2006--Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology--Geomatrix Consultants
2003-2005--Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post-Graduate Scholarship B
2003-2005--University of Waterloo Graduate Incentive Award
2003-2004--University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship
2002--University of Waterloo Acid Rain Scholarship
2000-2002--NSERC Post-Graduate Scholarship A
2000-2001--University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship
2001--Provost's Graduate Women's Incentive Fund Scholarship
2000--Sir Sandford Fleming Foundation Co-Op Proficiency Medal
1999--Faculty of Engineering Upper Year Scholarship
1997--Sir Sandford Fleming Award for Most Outstanding Work Report

Professional Service Activities

November 2009 - Present
Geological Survey of America
Hydrogeology Division
Newsletter Editor
December 2011 - Present
Groundwater Journal
Associate Editor
May 2013 - Present
Kansas WRAPS
Working Group Representative
July 2014 - Present
University of Kansas Center for Science and Research Support
KGS Representative

Professional Associations

Member of:
Geological Society of America, Canadian Water Network, American Geophysical Union, International Association of Hydrogeologists, Professional Engineers of Ontario (Engineer in Training)
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Andrea Brookfield, Ph.D.
Assistant Scientist

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