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Applied Geology and Geochemistry

Jeff Burghardt

Jeff Burghardt

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Jeff Burghardt is staff scientist in the Geosciences Group at PNNL. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Utah State University in 2006, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah in 2011. His dissertation research was focused on computational mechanics and constitutive modeling of geologic media. After completing his Ph.D. Jeff joined Schlumberger, where he conducted research in hydraulic fracturing, production from unconventional petroleum reservoirs, and drilling. Jeff joined the Geosciences Group at PNNL in 2016.

Research Interests

  • Rock mechanics
  • Hydraulic fracturing and fracture mechanics
  • Enhanced geothermal systems
  • Geologic carbon sequestration

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah (2011)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University (2006)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Society of Petroleum Engineers


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