Professor of Geology, Oklahoma State University
Chief Technical Officer, Aestus, LLC
Dr. Halihan is a Professor of Geology at Oklahoma State University and Chief Technical Officer for Aestus, LLC. Dr. Halihan’s professional interests center in subsurface characterization and sustainable water supply. He has been an associate editor for Ground Water and has served as the Secretary-Treasurer of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He served as the Chair of the Hydrogeology Division and the South-Central Section of the Geological Society of America. He also served on the Oklahoma governor’s Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity.
Dr. Halihan’s has worked on over 200 different research and commercial sites in over 30 U.S. states and overseas. His international research work has occurred in Australia, Brazil, Iraq and Mexico along with a number of other countries on a commercial basis. He has also spent a significant amount of time in his home state of Oklahoma evaluating the Arbuckle Group of carbonates and associated springs.
Dr. Halihan is the recipient of the Karin and Robert J. Sternberg Award for Excellence, the Partners in Conservation Award from the U.S. Department of Interior, and the Sterling L. Burks Award for environmental research. He was the 2018 National Ground Water Association’s McEllhiney Lecturer. He is also a professional driller in the state of Oklahoma and a PADI divemaster. He has provided input to stories on CBS, Fox News, NPR, CNBC, Popular Science, the New Yorker and the New York Times.
Protocols to Reduce Remediation Costs Using Ultra High Resolution Site Characterization