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  • Becker, M. and B. Bauer. 2013. Measuring Artificial Recharge with Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing. Ground Water.

  • Becker, M. and A. Hawkins. 2012. Measurement of the spatial distribution of heat exchange in a geothermal analog bedrock site using fiber optic distributed temperature sensing. In 3 Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Stanford University, Stanford, California, January 30 - February 1, 2012 SGP-TR-194, SGP-TR-194. Palo Alto, California: Stanford University.

  • Castagna, M., M. Becker and A. Bellin. 2011. Joint estimation of transmissivity and storativity in a bedrock fracture. Water Resources Research 47.

  • Becker, M. and G. Tsoflias. 2010. Comparing Flux-Averaged and Resident Concentration in a Fractured Bedrock using GPR. Water Resources Research 46: doi:09510.01029/02009WR008260.

  • Tsoflias, G. and M. Becker. 2008. Ground penetrating radar response to fracture fluid salinity: Why lower frequencies are favorable for resolving salinity changes. Geophysics 73: DOI:10.1190/1.2957893.

  • Rabideau, A., J. Craig and K. Fredrick. 2007. Analytic-element modeling of supraregional groundwater flow: Concepts and tools for automated model configuration. J. Hydrologic Eng 12: 83-89.

  • Becker, M., Z. Jiang and Z. Jiang. 2007. Flux-based contaminant transport in a GIS environment. Journal of Hydrology 343: 203-210.

  • Becker, M. 2006. Potential for satellite remote sensing of ground water. Ground Water 44: 306-318.

  • Becker, M., A. Daw and A. Daw. 2005. Influence of lake morphology and clarity on water surface temperature as measured by EOS ASTER. Remote Sensing of Environment 99: 288-294.

  • Becker, M., S. Collins, D. Metge, R. Harvey, A. Shapiro, S. Collins, D. Metge, R. Harvey and A. Shapiro. 2004. Effect of cell physicochemical characteristics and motility on bacterial transport in groundwater. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 69: 195-213.

  • Becker, M., D. Metge, S. Collins, A. Shapiro, R. Harvey, D. Metge, S. Collins, A. Shapiro and R. Harvey. 2003. Bacterial Transport Experiments in Fractured Crystalline Bedrock. Ground Water 41: 682-689.

  • Becker, M., P. Reimus and P. Reimus. 1999. Transport and Attenuation of Carboxylate-Modified Latex Microspheres in Fractured Rock.. Ground Water 37: 387-395.

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Educational Background

  • 1996 – PhD, University of Texas at Auatin (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

  • 1990 – MS, University of Texas at Austin (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

  • 1985 – BS, Michigan State University (Geology)

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  • Fiber Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Periodic Hydraulic Tests

  • Validation of Hydraulic Tomography and Tracer Testing using Ground Penetrating Radar

  • Verification of Geothermal Tracer Methods in Highly Constrained Field Experiments

  • Proof of Concept: Fiber Optic Distributed Temperature Sensing in Little Anaheim Basin, Orange County, California

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Positions & Honors

  • 2007 – Fulbright Scholar, University of Trento, Italy

  • 2004 – National Research Council Senior Research Associate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

  • 2001 – NASA New Investigator Award, NASA

  • 1996,1997 – National Research Council Graduate Research Associate, National Research Council

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Alberto, B – University of Trento, Italy

  • George, T – University of Kansas

  • Reimus, P – Los Alamos National Laboratory

  • Shapiro, A – USGS National Research Program

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