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Paul Misut, PE (NY)

Paul Misut is an Environmental Engineer and Scientist Emeritus at the New York Water Science Center.  

My work is to plan, direct, and assist in all aspects of design and implementation of groundwater and geochemical projects. I instruct employees in methods of water data collection and analysis, provide technical advice and guidance on analysis methods and tools.  I present information to the public and scientists through meetings and conferences. I provide technical reviews for other professionals.

The theme of my research program has become groundwater flow modeling.  T My report topics include application of transitional probability-based geostatistics, density-dependent flow modeling, climate change scenario modeling, design of remediation systems, delineations of contributing areas, and coupling of groundwater flow models with geochemical models. 

I have worked to transfer my knowledge to the public through development of graphical user interfaces and helped to shape USGS methods for dissemination of modeling data releases. I have advocated for and assisted in the development of the USGS GUI Modelmuse and related codes.

My recent research accomplishments include novel transitional probability methods to represent aquifer heterogeneity in the main water supply aquifer of Long Island, and high density particle tracking simulations to delineate contributing areas of unprecedented smoothness.


Cornell University, Philosophy, Math, B.A., 1988

SUNY Stony Brook, Hydrogeology, M.S., 1991

Cooper Union, Civil Engineering, M.E. 1995