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Christopher Neuzil


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I have a B.A. in geology from SUNY Binghamton, a Ph.D. in hydrogeology from Johns Hopkins, and have worked in the USGS Water Discipline since 1977 and its National Research Program since 1980. My research is aimed at a firmer understanding of low-permeability flow and transport, rock and pore fluid mechanical interactions, anomalous fluid pressures, and coupling between geologic processes and fluid flow, phenomena that I've investigated in mid-continent Cretaceous shale and other clay-rich rocks in Europe and Canada. I've served as Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer, and on editorial boards at Water Resources Research, Groundwater, and Geofluids. My professional affiliations include the Geological Society of America, the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of Washington. I received the O. E. Meinzer Award from the Geological Society of America’s Hydrogeology Division in 1991 and I am coauthor of the textbook Groundwater in Geologic Processes.


My Science Topics

Science Topic
Water Resourcesground water
Water Resourcesground-water quality
Water Resourceswater budget
Water Resourceswater quality

My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Energy & Minerals for America's Future

A Water Census of the United States

Low Permeability Flow and Transport

Aquifer - confining layer interaction and regional groundwater flow

Hydrogeology of the Pierre and other Cretaceous shales

Paleohydrogeology and flow system evolution

Waste isolation in argillaceous media and flow system evolution on geologic time scales

Anomalous fluid pressures

Geologic membranes, osmosis, and ultrafiltration

Contact Information

Christopher Neuzil
12201 Sunrise Valley Dr
Reston, VA 20192
703-648-5274 - Fax
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