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Michael Cardiff

Michael Cardiff

Expert in monitoring and modeling of environmental issues related to ground water, water supply, and water quality

Associate Professor, Geoscience and Geological Engineering (CEE) College of Letters and Science College of Engineering Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies UW Extension Work: 608-262-2361 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Groundwater flow and contaminant transport
  • Geothermal energy
  • Human impacts on water quality (e.g. nitrate, salinity, microplastics)
  • Numerical modeling and computational methods


  • NSF CAREER Award (2017) from Hydrologic Sciences Program
  • Kohout Early Career Award from the Geological Society of America
  • Lorenz G. Straub Award for the most meritorious PhD thesis in hydraulic engineering, ecohydraulics, or related fields, 2010