Duane Hampton

Duane R. Hampton
Associate Professor of Geosciences
Office: (269) 387-5496
Fax: (269) 387-5513
Location
1125 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address
Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
Education
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1989
M.S., Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 1978
B.S., Geology, Michigan State University, 1976
Research interests
  • Modeling carbon sequestration
  • Improving free product monitoring and recovery in wells and trenches
  • Remediating contaminated river and lake sediments
Bio

Dr. Duane Hampton is an associate professor of physical hydrogeology and groundwater modeling in the Department of Geosciences at Western Michigan University.

Hampton's research began with finite element modeling of flow of water, heat and chemicals in variably saturated soils and aquifers. That interest continues today in modeling carbon sequestration in deep saline aquifers.  He has also done field and lab studies to improve monitoring and recovering underground fuels and solvents. This carried over into well design and construction and slug testing wells.  He has worked with Dr. Daniel Cassidy on remediating contaminated sediments, focusing on geotextile biointrusion barriers to protect the food chain from PCBs and other contaminants adsorbed to river and lake sediments. He also is interested in relationships between surface and groundwater.