Kirk Smith

Biography

Kirk Smith is a Supervisory Physical Scientist for the New England Water Science Center. He received a B.S. in Environmental Management and a Minor in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the Pennsylvania State University. Kirk holds two U.S. Government Patents for the development of an automated self-calibrating water quality monitoring sensor-housing assembly and an automated groundwater monitoring system and method. Kirk has conducted numerous studies in the field of stormwater and urban hydrology and specializes in the design and construction of integrated turnkey water-quality monitoring and sampling systems for the study of time-variable water-quality contaminant sources in surface water and groundwater. He has been with the USGS since 1993.