Michael Cardiff

Position title: Associate Professor, Geoscience

Email: cardiff@wisc.edu

Phone: (608)-262-2361

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The properties that control the flow, transport, and reactions in groundwater aquifers are heterogeneous at a range of scales — from individual pores to geologic unit assemblages — and this heterogeneity has often limited hydrogeologists’ ability to accurately predict groundwater flow and transport.

My interests lie in developing novel techniques to help us better understand aquifer heterogeneity, and in producing tools that aid in environmental decision-making. My research employs multi-physics numerical modeling, stochastic and Bayesian inference methods, optimization methods, and state-of-the-art hydrologic sensors and software in order to solve hydrogeologic problems.