James R. Craig

P. Eng., Associate Professor

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Research Interests:

  • Numerical and analytical method development for modelling of environmental systems, with a focus on groundwater flow, subsurface heat and solute transport, and surface water hydrology
  • Modelling regional- and local-scale groundwater flow with the analytic element method, extended finite element method, adn series solution approaches
  • Numerical methods, upscaling approaches, and parameterization issues in hydrologic modelling
  • Design, modelling, and performance assessment of ground source heat pumps

Current Sources of Research Funding:

  • Early Researcher Award (Ontario MRI)
  • NWMO
  • Environment Canada

Selected Publications:

  1. Simms, R.*, S. Haslam*, and J.R. Craig, Impact of soil heterogeneity on the functioning of horizontal ground heat exchangers, Geothermics, 50, p35-43, doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2013.08.007, 2014
  2. Ameli, A.*, J.R. Craig, and S. Wong*, Series solutions for saturated-unsaturated flow in multi-layer unconfined aquifers, Advances in Water Resources, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.07.004, 2013
  3. Craig, J.R., Analytic elements for flow in harmonically heterogeneous aquifers, Water Resources Research, 45, W06422, doi:10.1029/2009WR007800, 2009

Professional Affiliations:

  • American & Canadian Geophysical Unions
  • National Ground Water Association
  • Canadian Society for Hydrologic Sciences

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