Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty at the University of Delaware

Holly Michael

Professor, Unidel Fraser Russell Career Development Chair in Environmental Geological Sciences, and DENIN Director
101A Penny Hall
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-4197
Research Website


1998 | BS | University of Notre Dame
2005 | PhD | Massachusetts Institute of Technology


• Environmental Fluid Dynamics • Geochemistry • Water Science • Coastal-Zone Management • Environmental Interactions


  • Coastal and Ocean
  • Environmental and Water Resources
  • Sustainability
  • Water


Kim, KH, HA Michael*, EK Field, WJ Ullman (2019) Hydrologic shifts create complex transient distributions of particulate organic carbon and biogeochemical responses in beach aquifers, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, doi:10.1029/2019JG005114.

Koneshloo, M*, P Kreyns, HA Michael (2018) Combining process-based and surface-based models to simulate subsurface heterogeneity in volcanic aquifers, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s00477-018-1511-7.

Heiss, JW, VEA Post, T Laattoe, CJ Russoniello, HA Michael* (2017) Physical controls on biogeochemical processes in intertidal zones of beach aquifers, Water Resources Research, 53(11), 9225–9244, doi: 10.1002/2017WR021110.

Michael, HA*, VEA Post, AM Wilson, AD Werner (2017) Science, society, and the coastal groundwater squeeze, Water Resources Research, 53 (4), 2610-2617, doi: 10.1002/2017WR020851. (Part of the Earth and Space Sciencespecial collection, ”Earth and Space Science is Essential for Society”)

Michael, HA*,KCScott, M Koneshloo, X Yu, MR Khan, K Li(2016) Geologic influence on groundwater salinity drives large seawater circulation through the continental shelf, Geophysical Research Letters, 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL070863.

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