Geoscience Department Welcomes New Hydrogeologist

Posted on 9/2/2014 8:52:37 AM

We're pleased to announce the newest member of our faculty, Dr. Gregory Mount.

Dr. Mount joins us from Florida Atlantic University, where he recently received his doctoral degree in hydrogeophysics.

He brings a wealth of knowledge related to noninvasive geophysical techniques to investigate aquifer and near-surface sediment/rock characteristics. His dissertation helped to define dissolution structures and porosity distribution in the upper Biscayne Aquifer over multiple scales of resolution. He's also very interested in archeological studies and holds a BA and MA in anthropology.

Dr. Mount has already begun working with IUP's Sustainable Energy research cluster and will help in a recently funded project to locate and monitor abandoned gas wells for possible methane leakage. Hydrogeology and surficial processes comprise his primary teaching responsibilities, but he soon hopes to add a new course for department majors related to environmental geophysical techniques.

In his free time, Dr. Mount can be found riding his bike or running through town, although he prefers to be deep underwater exploring the Florida coasts in scuba gear!

We're delighted to have Dr. Mount as part of the Geoscience family. Please join us in welcoming him to IUP and Indiana!