Dr. Wheatcraft has more than 40 years of experience in groundwater hydrology. During his career, he has conducted extensive research in the transport of contaminants in heterogeneous porous media, hydrogeophysics, numerical modeling, well hydraulics, and many other areas of groundwater hydrology. Dr. Wheatcraft is an expert in groundwater contamination from numerous sources, including gasoline, pesticides, nuclear operations and other hazardous materials. Dr. Wheatcraft has served as editor and peer reviewer for most hydrology journals, the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy, among others. He has been awarded more than $25 million dollars in grant funding from the Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, and other private and government sources. Dr. Wheatcraft was named the 1990 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer by the National Groundwater Association, an honor given to one person each year out of 18,000 members. Dr. Wheatcraft gave his Darcy Lecture to more than 40 universities and government institutions in the U.S. and Canada. He serves as Professor Emeritus of Hydrogeology at the University of Nevada, Reno. Since 1988, Dr. Wheatcraft has provided expert consulting and litigation support for dozens of projects and cases, and testified in state and federal court for many of the cases.


  • PhD, Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawai`i,, 1979
  • MS, Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawai`i, 1975
  • BS, Geology, University of Missouri at Kansas City, 1972


  • American Geophysical Union, Member
  • Geological Society of America, Member
    • Hydrogeology Division, Chairman, 2000
    • Fellow, 1995
    • Publications Committee, Chairman, 1986 – 1988
  • Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, a Division of the National Groundwater Association, Member
  • National Academy of Sciences Panel: Conceptual Models of Flow and Transport in the Fractured Vadose Zone, 1998 – 2000
  • Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer, Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, 1991
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Peer Review Panel for the Chemistry and Physics of Water and Soil, part of the U.S. EPA Office of Research and Development Exploratory Research Grant Program
  • Water Resources Research, Associate Editor, 1988 – 1993

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