J. Michael Martin

J. Michael Martin

PhD Candidate

Hydro-geophysics, alluvial aquifers, electrical resistivity tomography, ground-penetrating radar, groundwater management

  martin.jacob.786808@tamu.edu

  Halbouty 362

Research

My primary research interest is in geophysics used to benefit local communities; I apply the remote sensing methods of geophysics to alluvial aquifers, roads and cemeteries.

The first focuses on mapping the heterogeneity in shallow, alluvial aquifers, particularly by searching the regions of preferential groundwater flow using electrical resistivity tomography and time-domain electromagnetism. The second focuses on similar mapping techniques, but for the purpose of identifying zones of concern beneath and around public roads. The third focuses on the very shallow top couple meters of the earth by using ground-penetrating radar to identify unmarked graves.

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • [1] Martin, J.M., Everett, M.E., and Knappett, P.S.K. 2020. Coupling hydrogeophysics with hydrodynamic modelling to infer subsurface hydraulic architecture of an alluvial floodplain. Near-Surface Geophysics. DOI 10.1002/nsg.12136 Accepted 2020 Nov 02.

 

Non Peer Reviewed Publications

  • [1] Martin, J.M. Pterodax; a user manual for electronic data deliverables (EDD’s) for use in the environmental information management (EIM) database for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s groundwater studies. (LA-UR-15-25481)

 

Conference Proceedings

  • [3] Martin, J.M., Everett, M.E., and Knappett, P.S.K. 2021. Coupling hydrogeophysics with hydrodynamic modeling to infer subsurface hydraulic architecture of an alluvial floodplain. In: Student Research Week at Texas A&M University. Won 1st place for section presentation.
  • [2] Martin, J.M. and Everett, M.E. 2020. Hydraulic architecture of alluvial floodplains. In: 33rd Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering & Environmental Problems; Denver, CO. Denver (CO): EEGS. Abstract nr 126. (Accepted prior to cancellation of the conference due to COVID-19.)
  • [1] Martin, J.M., Everett, M.E., and Knappett, P.S.K. 2019. ERT investigation of an antecedent floodplain channel-belt. In: 32nd Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering & Environmental Problems; Portland, OR. Denver (CO): EEGS. Abstract nr 86.

Education

PhD Geophysics, Texas A&M University (2022)

BS Geosciences, Texas Tech University (2016)

Awards

2021 Michael T. Halbouty Graduate Fellowship

2021 1st Place for Graduate Geology/Geophysics/Geography Oral Presentations at Texas A&M Student Research Week

2019 2nd Place for Texas A&M Department of Geology & Geophysics Teaching Assistant

2019 Texas Water Research Institute Grant

2017 Patricia & George Morgan ‘48 Endowed Fellowship

Courses

Teaching Assistantships

  • GEOL101 – Principles of Geology [x1]
  • GEOL102 – Principles of Geology Lab [x4]
  • GEOL210 – Geologic Communication [x1]
  • GEOL313 – Summer Field Geology [x1]
  • GEOL420 – Environmental Geology [x2]
  • GEOP313 – Geophysical Field Methods [x4]

Consulting

  • Texas Transportation Institute / Texas Department of Transportation [x6]
  • Hornsby Cemetery [x1]
  • Kingsbury Cemetery [x1]

Additional Information

Advisor: Mark Everett

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