John Devlin

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Geology
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-4994
Lindley Hall
Room 102
University of Kansas
1475 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7613


Education

Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo

M.Sc., Geology, Queen's University

B.Sc., Chemistry (Honours), Queen's University

D.E.C., Health Sciences, John Abbott College

Research

I have active research programs examining the reactivity and permeability of granular iron used for groundwater remediation (permeable reactive barriers), and other in situ remediation technologies such as denitrification with a nutrient injection wall. I am also developing methods of characterizing porous media in situ, such as the direct measurement of groundwater velocity with point velocity probe (PVP). In addition, I am a co-investigator on a project that uses hydraulic tomography to characterize the subsurface(with Principal Investigator Carl McElwee, also in the Dept. of Geology at KU). These projects offer opportunities for graduate studies in hydrogeology with emphases on site characterization, groundwater remediation, and fate and transport of contaminants in groundwater.

Research Interests

  • Groundwater, remediation, groundwater velocity, point velocity probe, PVP, granular iron, reactive barriers, denitrification, diffusion, contaminant hydrogeology

Selected Publications

Schillig, P., Devlin, J., & Rudolph, D. (2015). Upscaling point measurements of groundwater velocity for enhanced site characterization in a glacial outwash aquifer. Schillig, P.C., Devlin, J.F., Rudolph, D. 2015. Upscaling point measurements of groundwater velocity for enhanced site characterization in a glacial outwash aquifer. Groundwater, published online: 29 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/gwat.12357. . Groundwater DOI:10.1111/gwat.12357

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