Christopher Zahasky

Position title: Assistant Professor

Email: czahasky@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-4274

Address:
Office: 419 Weeks Hall

Lab Website
Subsurface Hydrophysics Lab
Christopher Zahasky headshot

Research

My research focuses on using experimental, analytical, and numerical methods to improve our understanding of fundamental physics and mechanisms of fluid, gas, and solute transport in heterogeneous porous and fractured media. Our group studies a range of processes and due to the ubiquity of fluid transport in porous media, our work has important applications across a range of important environmental and geological processes including contaminant migration in the vadose zone, fluid flow through fractured systems, colloid transport in the subsurface, and carbon dioxide transport and immobilization in carbon storage projects. A detailed summary of current and upcoming projects and additional information about our group can be found here.

Publications

Google Scholar | ORCID | Preprints and Postprints

Teaching

I will be teaching the following classes in the coming year, both of which are cross-listed with UW–Madison’s Geologic Engineering.

Fall:

  • GEOS / GLE-627: Hydrogeology
  • GEOS 875: Navigating Graduate School Seminar
  • GEOS 929: Hydrogeology Seminar

Spring:

  • GEOS 106: Environmental Geology
  • GEOS / GLE-629: Contaminant Hydrogeology