Duane Hampton

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Duane R. Hampton
Professor Emeritus, Physical hydrogeology
(269) 387-5496
(269) 387-5513
1125 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address: 
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
  • 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

Dr. Duane Hampton is an emeritus associate professor of physical hydrogeology and groundwater modeling in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences 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.