MARY C. HILL
Research Hydrologist, National Research Program
U.S. Geological Survey - Water Resources Division
3215 Marine St., Boulder, CO 80303
(303) 541-3014; fax: (303)447-2505; e-mail:
EDUCATION:Selected publications since 1998:
COLLABORATORS IN THE LAST 48 MONTHS
Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research, Water Resources Program: MSE, 1978; PhD, 1985
Michigan State University, Department of Civil Engineering: Master's Candidate, 1977,
transferred to Princeton
Hope College, Holland, Michigan, Double major in
Business Administration: BA, 1976
- NGWA M. King Hubbert Award, 2005
- Fellow of GSA, 2003
- National Ground Water Association Distinguished Darcy lecturer, 2001. 48 lectures in Europe, North America, and Australia
- American Society of Civil Engineers Walter L. Huber Engineering Research Prize, 2000.
- Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering in America and other Who's Who publications, since 1999.
- USGS Superior Service Award, 1997.
- USGS-WRD Merit Proposal, 1986. USGS Project Cash Awards for excellence, 1987, 1996, two in 2000.
- Baker Scholarship in Business, 1974. Awarded for leadership. Included a small undergraduate stipend and full tuition for an MBA at the school of my choice.
|2007-present|| ||U.S. Geological Survey, Research Advisor of the Groundwater Hydrology Discipline of the National Researach Program.
|2001-present|| ||U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Boulder, CO, Project Chief.
|1987-2001|| ||U.S. Geological Survey, National Research Program, Lakewood and Boulder, CO.
|1981-1987|| ||U.S. Geological Survey, New Jersey District.
|1991-present|| ||Colorado School of Mines, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Adjunct Associate Professor.
|1996-present|| ||University of Colorado, Boulder, Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Adjunct Associate Professor.
International Ground-Water Modeling Center, Annual one-week course on ground-water inverse modeling.
U.S. Geological Survey,
Water Resources Division, New Jersey District.
Rutgers University, Department of Geological Sciences.
Designed and taught a semester beginning geohydrology course.
1982, New York Attorney General's Office. Organized and executed field work at Love Canal.
Princeton University. Research assistantship under the supervision of George F. Pinder. Teaching
assistantship for one semester.
SELECTED RECENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
RECENT RESEARCH ACCOMPLISHMENTS
My recent accomplishments fall into four categories: data, integrated use of models and data, model development, and scale issues. Questions addressed and results, significance, and impact are described below.
- How do hydraulic-conductivity measurements relate to the values required by models? How can they be used most effectively to constrain model development?
- How can sensitivity analysis and nonlinear regression best be combined with hydrogeologic data to constrain models of ground-water systems, thus increasing likely model accuracy? How can model uncertainty best be quantified and what purposes can uncertainty methods serve?
- Do available numerical methods and programs solve the forward problem well enough to support the sensitivity analysis, nonlinear regression, and uncertainty analysis methods of my own work and others? How can these deficiencies be remedied?
- How can scale issues be most advantageously addressed?
- Develop more effective ways to constrain ground-water models to enhance their accuracy.
Edward Banta, Gilbert R. Barth, Frank A. D’Agnese, John Doherty, D. Matthew Ely, Claudia C. Faunt, Arlen Harbaugh, Tissa Illangesakare, Steffen Mehl, Shlomo Neuman, Ming Ye, Philip Meyer, tom Nicholson, Eileen Poeter, Dan Rosbjerg, Chunmiao Zheng, Thomas Clemo, Timothy Scheibe, Jesse Dickinson, Randall Hanson, Claire Tiedeman, Laura Foglia.
|Thesis Chair or Co-Chair Ph.D. (Completed):||
||Evan Anderman, Ph.D., 1995, The use of advective-travel observations to improve ground-water flow parameter estimation, Colorado School of Mines.
Heidi Christiansen Barlebo, Ph.D., expected 1999, Evaluating three-dimensional conservative solute transport through porous media using inverse modeling at the Grindsted Old Landfill, Denmark, and the MADE site, Columbus, Mississippi, USA, Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark.
Gilbert Barth, Ph.D., 1999, Using solute flux to characterize subsurface non-aqueous phase contaminant entrapment, University of Colorado, Boulder, with co-advisor Tissa Illangesakare.
Steffen Mehl, Ph.D, , 2003, Telescoping mesh calculations for calibrating models of ground-water flow and transport, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Laura Foglia, PhD. , 2006, Alternative groundwater models to investigate river-aquifer interactions in an environmentally active alpine floodplain, ETH, Aurich, Switzerland.
|M.S. Student Chair (Completed):||
||Steffen Mehl, M.S., 1998, An evaluation of intermediate scale experiments, University of Colorado, Boulder.
|Committee Member Ph.D. (Completed):||
||Hsin-Chia Choa, University of Colorado, Boulder
Tarek Saba, University of Colorado, Boulder
Mingguang Wang, University of Alabama
||George F. Pinder, Princeton University