Martin Geologic Consulting Staff
EducationPh.D., Hydrogeology, The University of Texas at Austin (2000)
M.A., Hydrogeology, The University of Texas at Austin (1995)
B.S., Geology/Anthropology, James Madison University (1991)
Primary ExpertiseMy academic and professional background is in the Earth Sciences with a primary focus on physical hydrogeology. I have over 15 years of private consulting experience in projects including groundwater modeling, geochemical investigations, hydrogeologic assessments, monitoring well installation, and project management. My first professional postion was as a driller and field geologist; between 1991 and 1992 I personally drilled, logged, installed, and developed over 75 monitoring wells in and around the state of Virginia. My consulting experience includes field studies, lab work, and project management, and I served as the primary scientist on several major consulting projects while a graduate student at The University of Texas at Austin. During that time I was also involved in several major surface water projects, including the development of the Sulphur and Colorado River Water Availability Models. Since graduate school my consulting work has focused on groundwater resource investigations, aquifer test analysis and interpretation, groundwater modeling, and geochemical/water quality investigations.
In addition to my consulting experience, I have over five years of service as a tenure-track assistant professor (most recently at Texas State University). I taught courses on general geology, applied geology, hydrogeology and water resources, and structural geology, and I am still actively involved in research on the regional flow systems in West Texas, the use of naturally-occurring geochemical and isotopic tracers to delineate groundwater flow systems, fluid flow in fractured media, modeling of groundwater flow and geochemical systems, geophysical applications in hydrogeology, and studies of paleoclimate in the Quaternary. My teaching and research experience also include geotechnical engineering, clastic stratigraphy, surface water modeling, water resource investigations, and drainage design.