Our research group studies fundamental and applied hydrologic flow and transport phenomena. We are motivated by the pursuit of basic knowledge on the role of water on many Earth surface processes and the information needed for solving environmental and societal water issues.
Our research philosophy follows James Clerk Maxwell’s quote:
“Thus all the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers.” (On Faraday’s Lines of Force, 1856)
Operations with numbers are not very meaningful when not tied to relevant real-world observations. Thus, we integrate field and laboratory observations with computational and theoretical models, whatever form they may take.