Bill Sauck

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William A. Sauck
Professor Emeritus
(269) 387-4991
(269) 387-5513
3328 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., Geophysics, University of Arizona, 1972
  • M.S., Geology, University of Arizona, 1968
  • B.A., Mathematics and Physics, St. Olaf College, 1963
Research interests: 
  • Ground penetrating radar, HVSR passive seismic
  • Gravity, magnetic, electrical resistivity
  • Electromagnetic methods to near-surface problems in glacial geology

Dr. Bill Sauck is professor emeritus in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Western Michigan University. He primarily focuses his research in ground penetrating radar application, electric resistivity and induced polarization, hydrogeology, mineral exploration and archeology.

Sauck spent six years in Brazil working in mineral exploration, groundwater problems and geophysical applications to archaeology in the Amazon region. His work led to the development of the conductive model for Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids spills. He has hosted a number of visiting scientists and graduate students from Egypt, traveling six times for groundwater exploration in the western Sinai and Eastern Desert. He has completed archaeological geophysics in Texas, American Samoa, the Yucatan, Brazil, New Mexico, Gotland Island (Sweden) and many sites in Michigan.

Recent Publications

  •  Dailey, D., Sauck, W., Sultan, M., Milewski, A., Ahmed, M., Laton, R., El Kadiri, R., Foster, J., Schmidt, C., Alharbi, T., 2014, Geophysical, remote sensing, GIS, and isotopic applications for a better understanding of the structural controls on groundwater flow in the Mojave Desert, California: Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies,
  • Pearl, F. B., and W. A. Sauck, 2014, Geophysical and geoarchaeological investigations at Aganoa Beach, American Samoa:  an early archaeological site in Western Polynesia, Geoarchaeology; doi 10.1002/gea.21491.
  • Ahmed, M., Sauck, W., Sultan, M., Yan, E., Soliman, F., Rashed, M., 2013, Geophysical constraints on the hydrogeologic and structural settings of the Gulf of Suez Rift–related basins: case study from the El Qaa Plain, Sinai, Egypt: Surveys in Geophysics, v. 35, pp. 415–430.