Marc Hesse is a computational geoscientist interested in the dynamics of porous media in geological and environmental processes. Due to his broad training, his work bridges both the classical solid-earth sciences and the environmental and energy aspects of the geosciences. Marc believes that porous media provide a unifying theme across the geosciences and he is actively developing and teaching a range of new and innovative courses on porous media from a geoscience perspective.
Marc initially studied Geology at the Technical University of Munich and the University of Edinburgh where he has developed an interest in a broad range of geological phenomena. Recognizing the importance of fluid dynamics and mathematical modeling in the study of porous media Marc shifted towards applied mathematics and its applications in the geosciences during his graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford University and during his postdoc at Brown University.
In 2009 Marc joined the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Institute of Computational Engineering and Sciences at the University of Texas. His goal is to establish a leading research group in the field of geological porous media and to contribute to build an excellent graduate program in theoretical and computational geosciences.