Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Matthew A Thomas

I am a quantitative geoscientist excited to work on societally relevant earth science and engineering problems. My research at the USGS contributes to rainfall-induced landslide and post-fire debris-flow hazard warning products designed to reduce loss of life and property.

Professional Experience

  • 2022 –             Research Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, Golden, CO

  • 2017 – 2021     Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, U.S. Geological Survey, Golden, CO

  • 2015 – 2017     R&D Geosciences Engineer, Sandia National Laboratories, Carlsbad, NM

  • 2014 – 2015     Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University, Stanford, CA   

  • 2009 – 2014    Graduate Student Researcher, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  • 2008 – 2009    Staff Geologist, Cornerstone Earth Group, Sunnyvale, CA

Education and Certifications

  • 2014     PhD in Hydrogeology, Stanford University

  • 2014     MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

  • 2008     BS in Geology, University of California Los Angeles

Science and Products