Dr. Markus Berli: Professional Qualifications/CV

Dr. Markus Berli
Dr. Markus Berli

Title: Associate Research Professor
Affiliation: Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Location: DRI Las Vegas
Email: Markus.Berli@dri.edu
Phone: 702.862.5452
SEPHAS Program:www.dri.edu/sephas

Overview & Education |Research & Teaching |Projects |Selected Publications

Education

DegreeInstitutionArea
Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland Soil Physics & Mechanics
Diploma Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland Soil Protection

Research and Teaching

Professional Research Interests

Dr. Markus Berli's research interests focus on modeling and measurement of soil structural dynamics affecting fluid flow and solute transport. Key issues are the connection of hydraulics and mechanics of soils at the micro-scale and upscaling physical soil behavior from pore to sample- and eventually field-scale.

Further areas of interest are: New methods for in-situ characterization of soil hydraulic and mechanical properties; improved characterization of soil pore geometry using X-ray-Micro-Tomography and pore water flow employing Neutron-Tomography; improved methods to assess and predict soil deterioration due to mechanical impacts.

My vision is that micro-scale coupling of soil hydraulics and mechanics with chemical and microbial processes will provide a conceptual framework for an improved understanding of fluid flow, contaminant fate and transport in the vadose zone, to sustain soil productivity and to secure water resources of sufficient quality and quantity world-wide.

Research Areas of Expertise

  • Modeling and measurement of pore structure dynamics and fluid flow in porous soil materials
  • Developing new methods for in-situ characterization of soil hydraulic and mechanical properties
  • Field-scale assessment of soil physical properties
  • Assessment and prediction of soil compaction due to dynamic mechanical impact 

Academic Affiliations

Projects, Programs & Labs

Selected Publications

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Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
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Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
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Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
Diversity at DRI
Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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GreenPower
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
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Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
2015 Medalist - Dr. Christopher McKay
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.