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Professor Jared West

Professor of Hydrogeology
Areas of expertise
hydrogeology; engineering geology; geotechnics; applied geophysics; rock engineering
SEE 9.151
Faculty of Environment
School of Earth and Environment

Dr Jared West's research addresses physical and geophysical approaches to the characterization of fluid flow (groundwater, hydrocarbons) and contaminant movement in the subsurface, utilising hydraulic (pumping) and tracer tests, ground penetrating radar and geoelectrical techniques. Laboratory studies are conducted to characterise fundamental physico-chemical mechanisms underlying field-scale hydrogeological, geotechnical and geophysical responses, and relate geophysical properties with hydrological, petrophysical, geotechnical or geochemical variables.

Research funding: NERC, European Commission and private sector.

Teaching Interests

Over 20 years experience teaching Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology, covering groundwater and ground contamination topics, field teaching and MSc dissertation project supervision.