Matt Reeves

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Donald M. Reeves (Matt)
Associate Professor, Hydrogeology and Director of the Hydrogeology Field Course
(269) 387-5493
(269) 387-5513
Rood Hall 1135, 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., Hydrogeology, University of Nevada-Reno, 2006
  • M.S., Geology/Hydrogeology, University of Montana-Missoula, 2001
  • B.S., Soils and Environmental Science, Montana State University-Bozeman, 1998
Research interests: 
  • Applied and theoretical hydrogeology
  • Contaminant transport
  • Fractured rock

Dr. Matt Reeves is an associate professor of hydrogeology and director of the Hydrogeology Field Course at Western Michigan University.

Dr. Reeves’ research involves applied and theoretical investigations of fluid flow, heat and solute transport in various types of porous media, with a specialty in fractured rock systems. His research has been applied to various problems, including assessing climate change impacts on water resources, contaminant transport, geological waste disposal, geothermal energy, groundwater-to-surfacewater interaction and hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas.

Recent Publications

  • Parashar, R. and D.M. Reeves (2016), Ground water sustainability of aquifers in fractured rock bedrock, In: Sustainable Water Resources Management, Eds. A. Bardossy, S. Rao, C.S.P. Ojha, and T. Zhang, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), in press.
  • Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, G. Pohll, and R. Carroll (2014), The use of DFN concepts in understanding hillslope drainage in fractured rock, International Discrete Fracture Network Engineering Conference, DFNE 2014-277, Vancouver, Canada, October 19-22.
  • Zhang, Y., L. Chen, D.M. Reeves, and H.G. Sun (2014), A fractional-order tempered-stable continuity model to capture surface water runoff, Journal of Vibration and Control, doi:10.1177/1077546314557554.
  • Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, C. Russell, and J. Chapman (2014), Development and calibration of dual-permeability models with discontinuous fault networks, Vadose Zone Journal, 13(8), doi:10.2136/vzj2013.10.0183.
  • Reeves, D.M., R. Parashar, K. Pohlmann, E.M. Labolle, Y. Zhang, C. Russell, and J. Chapman (2014), Radionuclide containment properties of fractured and faulted volcanic tuff units at the T-tunnel complex, Rainer Mesa, Nevada National Security Site, Proceedings of 2014 Waste Management Symposia, March 206, Phoenix, AZ.

For a more complete list of publications by Dr. Reeves, please visit ResearchGate or Google Scholar