Dr. Walter Illman, P.Geo

Professor Illman has over 20 years of academic and consulting experience in a wide range of hydrogeological problems worldwide, particularly in applying advanced computational models and high-resolution subsurface characterization techniques, as well as conducting innovative laboratory and field investigations to solve complex environmental and hydrologic problems. His current research interests include field and laboratory investigations of subsurface heterogeneity in both porous and fractured geologic media, DNAPL source zone characterization and investigations of abiotic and biotic degradation mechanisms in heterogeneous media, unsaturated zone hydrology, and surface water/groundwater interaction. He is considered one of the pioneers in developing hydraulic tomography, a new subsurface characterization method to image heterogeneities of hydraulic conductivity and specific storage. Prof. Illman is the author of over 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has served as an Associate Editor for Water Resources Research and Groundwater. Other notable published work includes a book on Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation: Process Fundamentals and Mathematical Models, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. of which he is a coauthor.