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Jeff Pepin, PhD

Jeff is a Hydrologist at the Colorado Water Science Center.

He began his career at the USGS New Mexico Water Science Center in Albuquerque in 2016 where he worked until his move to the Colorado Water Science Center in 2021. His research focuses on water resource evaluation along with geothermal resource characterization by using hydrothermal modeling, geostatistics, electromagnetic geophysics, and machine learning. Additionally, he specializes in using heat as a groundwater tracer to evaluate groundwater/surface-water interactions. Jeff currently co-leads regional- and national-scale thermal energy storage assessments within the United States as part of the USGS Geothermal Resources Investigations Project. He is also a team member of the USGS Next Generation Water Observing System (NGWOS) Upper Colorado and Gunnison River Basin project.

 

Professional Experience

  • 2019 to present: Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 2016 to 2019: Student Trainee Hydrology, U.S. Geological Survey, New Mexico Water Science Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

  • 2012 to 2019: Research & Teaching Assistant, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, Socorro, New Mexico

  • 2012 to 2012: Well-Logging Specialist, New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. in Earth & Environmental Science with specialization in Hydrology, Earth & Environmental Science Department, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, 2019

  • M.S. Hydrology, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, 2015

  • B.S. in Geology, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, 2011

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