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Matt Becker

(Matthew Becker)
Conrey Endowed Chair of Hydrogeology, and Professor

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas Austin, 1996
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas Austin, 1990
  • B.S., Geology, Michigan State University, 1988

Courses Taught

  • GEOL 477/577 - Hydrogeology
  • GEOL 474/574 - Physical Hydrology
  • GEOL 579 - Groundwater Modeling
  • GEOL 571 - Contamininant Hydrogeology

Research Interests

  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrology

Research Projects

  • High Speed Rail Hydrogeology (active since 2017)
  • Catalina Island Hydrology (active since 2017)
  • Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Periodic Hydraulic Tests (active since 2014)
  • Island Submarine Groundwater Discharge (active since 2013)
  • Measurement of Aquifer Recharge Using Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing (active: 2010-2015)
  • Verification of Geothermal Tracer Methods in Highly Constrained Field Experiments (active: 2010-2012)
  • CO2 Sequestration: Capacity, Security and Enhanced Gas Recovery in Central New York State (active: 2008-2009)
  • Alpine Hydrology of the Brenta Dolomites (active: 2007-2011)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Multiphase Fluids in Rock Fractures (active 2006-2008)
  • Channeling in Fractured Bedrock (active: 2001-2003, 2009-2011)