Institution/Organization: University of Tennessee- Knoxville
Dr. Bridget R. Scanlon is among the leading hydrogeologists and conducts research at the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her early research concentrated on groundwater recharge, using monitoring, chemical and isotopic tracers, and numerical modelling. She has examined the impacts of climate change and land use change on groundwater, sources and mitigation of natural and anthropogenic contamination, and managed aquifer recharge. Recent research with very high scientific impact includes the interdependence of water and energy and the reliability of global models using GRACE satellite data. Bridget Scanlon has published about 150 papers in refereed journals. She was a Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer and received the M. King Hubbert Award from NGWA and the President’s Award from the International Association of Hydrogeologists. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.