J. Matthew Davis

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Phone: (603) 862-1718
Office: Earth Sciences, James Hall Rm 230, Durham, NH 03824
Matt Davis

My research and teaching interests are in the general area of quantitative hydrogeology. Over the past several years my research has been focusing on developing technologies that will lead to greater use of geothermal heat pump (GHP) systems. Geothermal heat pumps provide an alternative to fossil fuels for heating and cooling buildings, including residential, multi-family, commercial, and industrial.

Much like the development of groundwater as a resource to meet important societal needs for drinking water and irrigation, the thermal energy in the shallow subsurface can be developed as a source of renewable energy to meet the societal need to heat and cool buildings, without relying in fossil fuels. My recent work has focused on developing advanced data analysis methods to conduct real-time performance assessment of residential systems and developing a framework for a performance database that can be shared among a variety of stakeholders, such as state energy offices, utilities, and business developers.

I am a member of the Renewable Thermal Alliance Steering Committee, housed at the Center for Business and Environment at Yale; the International Energy Agency Heat Pump Technologies Annex 52 assessing the long-term performance of large GHP systems; and the UNH Energy Task Force.

Education

  • Ph.D., Hydrology&Water Resources Sci., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • M.S., Hydrology&Water Resources Sci., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
  • B.S., Geophysics and Seismology, Montana State University
  • B.S., Earth Sciences, Montana State University

Research Interests

  • Data Analysis
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Hydrogeology
  • Renewable Energy Sources
  • Resources/Availability, Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Development

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 409: Geology and the Environment
  • ESCI 444: Water - How Much is Enough?
  • ESCI 534: Techniques Environmental Sci
  • ESCI 710: Groundwater Hydrology
  • ESCI 710/810: Groundwater Hydrology
  • ESCI 796: Top/Water in the Western US
  • ESCI 810: Groundwater Hydrology
  • ESCI 896: Top/Water in the Western US
  • ESCI 993: Advanced Seminar/Earth
  • ESCI 997: Seminar in Earth Sciences
  • INCO 790: Adv Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences

Selected Publications

Earle, A., Merenda, M., & Davis, J. (2019). Strategy-as-Process in a Technology Venture: A Case Study of Pivots, Pauses, Partners, and Progress. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(1), 9-19.

Earle, A. G., Merenda, M. J., & Davis, J. M. (2019). Strategy-as-Process in a Technology Venture: A Case Study of Pivots, Pauses, Partners, and Progress. Technology Innovation Management Review, 9(1), 9-19. doi:10.22215/timreview/1208

Sturgeon, G. M., Davis, J. M., Linder, E., & Harter, R. D. (2006). Heterogeneities in Glaciofluvial Deposits Using an Example from New Hampshire. Ground Water, 44(4), 528-539. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.2006.00188.x

Davis, J. M., Roy, N. D., Mozley, P. S., & Hall, J. S. (2006). The effect of carbonate cementation on permeability heterogeneity in fluvial aquifers: An outcrop analog study. Sedimentary Geology, 184(3-4), 267-280. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2005.11.005

Zhang, Y., Person, M., Paola, C., Gable, C. W., Wen, X. -H., & Davis, J. M. (2005). Geostatistical analysis of an experimental stratigraphy. Water Resources Research, 41(11). doi:10.1029/2004wr003756

Mozley, P. S., & Davis, J. M. (2005). Internal structure and mode of growth of elongate calcite concretions: Evidence for small-scale, microbially induced, chemical heterogeneity in groundwater. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 117(11), 1400. doi:10.1130/b25618.1

Davis, J. M., Wilson, J. L., Phillips, F. M., & Gotkowitz, M. B. (1997). Relationship between fluvial bounding surfaces and the permeability correlation structure. Water Resources Research, 33(8), 1843-1854. doi:10.1029/97wr01003

Mozley, P. S., & Davis, J. M. (1996). Relationship between oriented calcite concretions and permeability correlation structure in an alluvial aquifer, Serra Ladrones Formation, New Mexico. JOURNAL OF SEDIMENTARY RESEARCH, 66(1), 11-16. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Davis, J. M., Wilson, J. L., & Phillips, F. M. (1994). A Portable Air-Minipermeameter for Rapid In Situ Field Measurements. Ground Water, 32(2), 258-266. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6584.1994.tb00640.x

DAVIS, J. M., LOHMANN, R. C., PHILLIPS, F. M., WILSON, J. L., & LOVE, D. W. (1993). ARCHITECTURE OF THE SIERRA-LADRONES FORMATION, CENTRAL NEW-MEXICO - DEPOSITIONAL CONTROLS ON THE PERMEABILITY CORRELATION STRUCTURE. GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA BULLETIN, 105(8), 998-1007. doi:10.1130/0016-7606(1993)105<0998:AOTSLF>2.3.CO;2

Most Cited Publications