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Phil Carpenter, PhD

Phil Carpenter, PhD, is a Professor of Environmental Geophysics, Engineering Geology, Seismology at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Carpenter’s applied research specializes in geophysical imaging of karst features and developing methods for geophysical (noninvasive) assessment of landfills and detection of pollution in adjacent aquifers. Field sites include locations across the U.S. and China.

Dr. Carpenter received his Ph.D. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; 1984; his M.S. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology; 1981; and his B.S. from the University of Minnesota, Duluth; 1979.

He is recognized for his advances in geophysical assessment of landfills, mine wastes, karst features, and detection of pollution in adjacent aquifers (midwest and eastern United States, China), coupled with seismic monitoring of ambient seismic noise and earthquake occurrence in the upper Midwest (northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin, and eastern Iowa). http://www.niu.edu/geology/people/carpenter.shtml

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