Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • My research and teaching interests are in the general area of quantitative hydrogeology. Over the past several years my research has been focusing on developing technologies that will lead to greater use of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems. Geothermal heat pumps provide an alternative to fossil fuels for heating and cooling buildings, including residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial.

    Much like the development of groundwater as a resource to meet important societal needs for drinking water and irrigation, the thermal energy in the shallow subsurface can be developed as a source of renewable energy to meet the societal need to heat and cool buildings, without relying in fossil fuels. My recent work has focused on developing advanced data analysis methods to conduct real-time performance assessment of residential systems and developing a framework for a performance database that can be shared among a variety of stakeholders, such as state energy offices, utilities, and business developers.

    I am a member of the Renewable Thermal Alliance Steering Committee, housed at the Center for Business and Environment at Yale; the International Energy Agency Heat Pump Technologies Annex 52 assessing the long-term performance of large GHP systems; and the UNH Energy Task Force.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 Strategy-as-Process in a Technology Venture: A Case Study of Pivots, Pauses, Partners, and ProgressTechnology Innovation Management Review.  9:8-18. 2019
    2006 Heterogeneities in glaciofluvial deposits using an example from new hampshire.Ground Water.  44:528-539. 2006
    2006 The effect of carbonate cementation on permeability heterogeneity in fluvial aquifers: An outcrop analog studySedimentary Geology.  184:267-280. 2006
    2005 Geostatistical analysis of an experimental stratigraphyWater Resources Research.  41. 2005
    2005 Internal structure and mode of growth of elongate calcite concretions: Evidence for small-scale, microbially induced, chemical heterogeneity in groundwaterBulletin of the Geological Society of America.  117:1400-1412. 2005
    2004 Environments of formation and controls on spatial distribution of calcite cementation in Plio-Pleistocene fluvial deposits, New Mexico, USAJournal of Sedimentary Research.  74:643-653. 2004
    1999 Oriented carbonate concretions in a paleoaquifer: Insights into geologic controls on fluidWater Resources Research.  35:1705-1711. 1999
    1999 Free-phase NAPL-trapping features in intermontane basinsEnvironmental and Engineering Geoscience.  5:87-102. 1999
    1997 Relationship between fluvial bounding surfaces and the permeability correlation structureWater Resources Research.  33:1843-1854. 1997
    1996 Relationship between oriented calcite concretions and permeability correlation structure in an alluvial aquifer, Serra Ladrones Formation, New MexicoJournal of Sedimentary Research, Section A: Sedimentary Petrology and Processes.  66:11-16. 1996
    1994 A PORTABLE AIR-MINIPERMEAMETER FOR RAPID IN-SITU FIELD-MEASUREMENTSGround Water.  32:258-266. 1994
    1993 ARCHITECTURE OF THE SIERRA-LADRONES FORMATION, CENTRAL NEW-MEXICO - DEPOSITIONAL CONTROLS ON THE PERMEABILITY CORRELATION STRUCTUREBulletin of the Geological Society of America.  105:998-1007. 1993
    1993 Architecture of the Sierra Ladrones Formation, central New Mexico: Depositional controls on the permeability correlation structureBulletin of the Geological Society of America.  105:998-1007. 1993

    Patents And Disclosures

    Year Title
    GLHE_groundwater

    Teaching Activities

  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2019
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2019
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2019
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2019
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2019
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2019
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2018
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2018
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2018
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2018
  • Advanced Seminar/Earth Taught course 2017
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Science Taught course 2017
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2017
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2017
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2017
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2016
  • Seminar in Earth Sciences Taught course 2016
  • Water - How Much is Enough? Taught course 2016
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2016
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2016
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2016
  • Techniques Environmental Sci Taught course 2015
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2015
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2015
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2015
  • Top/Water in the Western US Taught course 2015
  • Top/Water in the Western US Taught course 2015
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2014
  • Water - How Much is Enough? Taught course 2014
  • Water - How Much is Enough? Taught course 2014
  • Geology and the Environment Taught course 2014
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2014
  • Groundwater Hydrology Taught course 2014
  • Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Earth Sciences, Montana State University
  • B.S. Geophysics and Seismology, Montana State University
  • M.S. Hydrology&Water Resources Sci., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Ph.D. Hydrology&Water Resources Sci., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • Full Name

  • J. Matthew Davis