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About Ryan G. Smith

Dr. Ryan G. Smith joined Missouri S&T as Assistant Professor in the Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering department in August 2018. He received a B.S. In Geology from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Stanford University.

Dr. Smith's research focuses on integrating remote sensing datasets to model and predict aquifer compaction and land subsidence as a response to groundwater pumping. Land subsidence is effectively measured using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR). InSAR data contain a wealth of hydrogeologic information, but are difficult to interpret without adequate knowledge of the pore pressure histories and geomechanical properties of the aquifers and aquitards that are compacting (which information is rarely available!). By integrating additional datasets, both remote sensing and in-situ, we are able to extract more useful hydrogeologic information from InSAR data.

Some specific research projects Dr. Smith has worked on include processing Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) data; calibrating Airborne Electromagnetic (AEM) data with lithology; modelling groundwater diffusion; performing inversions; and using machine learning methods to integrate diverse datasets and aid in predictions.

New Faculty 2018

Positions

August 2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering
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Education

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2018 Ph.D. in Geophysics, Stanford University
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2014 B.S. in Geology, Brigham Young University
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Contact Information

129 McNutt Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409

573/341-4616 

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