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Joonghyeok Heo

Assistant Professor, Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator
Department of Geosciences
Geology Program
Office
Geosciences Room 104

Geology Program

Department of Geosciences

 

Dr. Joonghyeok (JOON) Heo is an Assistant Professor of Geology at UT Permian Basin. He received a Ph.D. degree in Geology and Geophysics from Texas A&M University - College Station and a M.S. degree in Earth and Environmental Sciences from Seoul National University, South Korea. Before joining UTPB, Dr. Heo worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Energy Institute, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. His background includes hydrology, modeling investigation, environmental geochemistry, engineering geology, energy sustainability and environmental studies.  Through this research, Dr. Heo specifically aims to better understand the hydrologic issues in Permian Basin, Texas and develop the geological applications to oilfield water and energy productions.

 

Recent Teaching

- UNDERGRADUATE

  • Physical Geology
  • Earth Resource and the Environment
  • Environmental Geology
  • GIS and GPS Applications
  • Introduction to Groundwater

 

- GRADUATE

  • Hydrogeology
  • Contaminate Hydrology
  • Environmental Hydrogeology
  • Selected Topic: Water and Energy
  • Master Thesis

 

Research Interests

Dr. Heo is interested in hydrology, groundwater management, environmental geochemistry, and energy sustainability. His primary research topics include groundwater contamination, hydrogeologic issues, carbon sequestration, and water/energy nexus (water used for energy production) with combining field, laboratory, and modeling investigations. He works with interdisciplinary data to model spatial and temporal variations in groundwater, surface water, soil, topography and climate with and emphasis on hydrogeology. Dr. Heo specifically aims to better understand the hydrologic issues in Permian Basin, Texas and develop the geological applications to oilfield water and energy productions.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: 11/20/2019
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