Holly Michael

Holly Michael
Office: 101A Penny Hall/250A ISE

Holly Michael

Unidel Fraser Russell Career Development Chair for the Environment
Director, Delaware Environmental Institute


BS | University of Notre Dame
PhD | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Executive Summary

Dr. Michael’s research interests include saltwater intrusion, water resource management, contaminant hydrology, coastal hydrogeology, groundwater-surface water interactions, and geostatistics. Some of her current projects include investigating the coastal critical zone, measuring groundwater flow into estuaries, modeling groundwater salinization due to climate change, evaluating sustainability of arsenic-safe groundwater in Bangladesh, and application of experimental economics to groundwater resources.

Research Areas

  • Climate Change/ Adaptation
  • Coastal and Ocean
  • Environmental and Water Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Water