Michael R Plampin, Ph.D.

Dr. Plampin investigates multiphase (gas-water) flow and contaminant tranpsort in the subsurface, with a particular focus on the intersections between energy production and groundwater resource sustainability. Specific topics he has investigated include nuclear waste isolation and carbon sequestration. He holds B.S. (2011), M.S. (2012), and Ph.D. (2015) degrees from the Colorado School of Mines.

Biography

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Mission Area, Earth System Processes Division, Water Cycle Branch, 2017 – Present

Research Hydrologist

U.S. Geological Survey, Water Mission Area, National Research Program, 2016 – 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2015-2016

Graduate Research Assistant

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 2011-2015

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, 2007-2011

Intern

Washington River Protection Solutions, Interface Management Team, 2010

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering

Colorado School of Mines, 2015

  • Adviser: Professor Tissa Illangasekare

M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering

Colorado School of Mines, 2012

B.S., Engineering

Colorado School of Mines, 2011

  • Specialty: Environmental
  • Minor: Public Affairs for Engineers

 

HONORS, AWARDS & CERTIFICATIONS

Second Place Student Poster Presentation, 2015 MODFLOW and More Conference

Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation scholar, 2012

Engineer In Training certification, 2011

Cum Laude graduate, 2011

Guy T. McBride Jr. Honors Program graduate, 2011

Tau Beta Pi inductee, 2010

Student Employee of the Year, 2009

 

ACTIVE PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Geophysical Union

International Society for Porous Media

Geological Society of America

 

ONLINE PROFILES

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=4BaHaLsAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael_Plampin

Orcid: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4068-5801

Mendeley: https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/michael-plampin/

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-9110-2016