Bridget Scanlon is a Senior Research Scientist at the Jackson School of Geosciences, Univ. of Texas at Austin. She has worked for many years on unsaturated flow studies that includes use of physical, chemical, isotopic, and numerical modeling of flow and transport in these systems. Her research has included monitoring and modeling of alternative covers at a site in the Chihuahuan Desert in West Texas for several years. She has collaborated with researchers in the Dept. of Energy on modeling alternative covers at other sites. Recently, Bridget has been examining the water-energy nexus in areas with high levels of oil and gas production activity, such as North Dakota and Texas.
Dr. Scanlon has served as an Associate Editor in Hydrogeology Journal and Vadose Zone Journal. She has served on the National Academy of Sciences and the Dept. of Energy review committees on vadose zone processes related to waste containment. Bridget is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
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