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Tufts University
Dept. of Earth and
Ocean Sciences
Lane Hall, Room 105
Medford, MA 02155

Office: 617.627.3795
Fax: 617.627.3584
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Grant Garven
Professor
Hydrogeology, Groundwater Hydrology, and Economic Geology

Education
B.Sc. 1976 University of Regina
M.S. 1980 University of Arizona
Ph.D. 1982 University of British Columbia

Courses Taught
EOS 131: Groundwater
EOS 132: Groundwater Chemistry and Quality
EOS 287: Subsurface Fluid Dynamics
EOS 288: Groundwater Modeling
EOS 289: Geofluids

Research Interests
Professor Garven is a groundwater geologist who uses mathematical models to understand hydrologic, thermal, chemical, and mechanical processes in the Earth's crust. Ore deposits, petroleum reservoirs, and diagenetic fluids have all been the objects of his research. Grant's work has spanned the globe – from North American hydrologic systems, to work in the Red Sea and Middle East, the Rhine graben, and Australia.

Grant is well-known in the scientific community for his research and his service to the geoscience field. He is the founding North American Editor of the journal Geofluids and has served as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Science since 1990. Professor Garven's awards and honors include a Senior Fulbright Award at the University of Tasmania and a U.S. Department of Energy award for Outstanding Contributions in Geoscience Research. He was also the recipient of a U.S. Presidential Young Investigator award, and was honored with the O.E. Meinzer Award from the Geological Society of America.

He has taught various courses in groundwater hydrology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level, and has mentored numerous graduate students. Here at Tufts, he teaches groundwater hydrology courses that deal with the physical aspects of water movement as well as their chemical characteristics. These courses are designed for our upper level undergraduates as well as engineering undergraduate and graduate students.