Bryan Heyer

Bryan Heyer
  • PhD Student, Hydrogeology





B.S. in Environmental Science, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
M.S. in Geology, University of Kansas


Advisor: J.F. Devlin

M.S. Research: Adaptation and Field Testing of an In-well Point Velocity Probe for Use in Fractured Rock

Ph.D. Research: Characterization of Fractured Rock Aquifers with Groundwater Velocity Measurements

Research Interests: 

Contaminated site characterization and remediation

Direct measurement of groundwater velocity

Measurement of groundwater flux in fractured media

Selected Publications

B.R. Heyer, T.C. Osorno, J.F. Devlin, Laboratory testing of real-time flux measurements in fractured media, Journal of Hydrology, Volume 601, 2021, 126639, ISSN 0022-1694,

B.R. Heyer, T.C. Osorno, B.A. Carrera, C.M.W. Mok, J.F. Devlin, Water flux profiling in fractured rock boreholes with an In-Well Point Velocity Probe (IWPVP), Journal of Hydrology, Volume 613, Part A, 2022, 128383, ISSN 0022-1694,

Selected Presentations

“Development and deployment of a fractured rock-adapted IWPVP” 2022 Guelph University Consortium – Guelph, ON

“Profiling fractured rock boreholes with discrete horizontal flux measurements” 2021 Guelph University Consortium – Virtual Meeting

“Measuring flux with the In-Well Point Velocity Probe in fractured media” 2020 Geology Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting – Virtual Meeting

“Measuring Water Flux in Fractured Rock with the IWPVP” 2020 Guelph University Consortium – Virtual Meeting

“Testing of an In-Well Point Velocity Probe (IWPVP) for Use in Fractured Rock” 2019 American Institute of Hydrology (AIH) and Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) Meeting – Topeka, KS

Awards & Honors

Patterson Scholarship Recipient

Frederick T. Holden Award

Erasmus Haworth Honor Award

3rd Place 2021 Geosyntec National Student Research Paper Competition

Air & Waste Management Association Midwest Section 2022 Scholarship

Association for Women Geoscientists Osage Chapter Sean S. Thomson Service Scholarship

Stelbar Oil Geology Graduate Student Support Scholarship

Dean A. McGee Scholarship


2023-2024 President - Geology Graduate Student Organization
Associate Editor - Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation