Dr. Fred Day-Lewis joined Mines as a Joint Appointee Research Faculty member in 2022. He is also chief geophysicist and lab fellow in the Environmental Subsurface Science Group within the Earth Systems Science Division at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Prior to starting at PNNL, Fred worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for 18 years as a Research Hydrologist. Fred has worked on a variety of applied-research projects related to subsurface characterization and monitoring, groundwater remediation, groundwater/surface-water exchange, geophysical inverse problems, thermal methods, and hydrologic parameter estimation. Fred currently serves as an associate editor for the journal Groundwater. He previously served as an associate editor for Water Resources Research, Geosphere, and Hydrogeology Journal, and he co-edited the American Geophysical Union (AGU) monograph Subsurface Hydrology: Data Integration for Properties and Processes. Fred is a past president of the AGU Near Surface Geophysics Section, and past Vice President (Committees) for the Environmental and Engineering Geophysics Society. He was elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America in 2015 for seminal contributions to hydrogeophysics, and he was elected a Laboratory Fellow at PNNL in 2021.
- Groundwater/surface-water exchange
- Real-time geophysical monitoring
- Predictive data analytics, inverse modeling, and parameter estimation
- Digital signal processing