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Kyra Han Kyul Kim

Kyra hails from South Korea. She received her BS in Geology and BA in Music from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. She then moved to Delaware where she investigated the effects of coastal groundwater mixing patterns on nutrient chemistry using field, laboratory, and numerical modeling techniques. Kyra joined the Terrestrial Hydrology Group as an NPP Fellow in September 2019. Her research interests include water resources management, coastal hydrology, and linkages between aquifer physics-biogeochemistry.

  • Ph.D. Geology, University of Delaware, 2019
  • B.S. General Geology with High Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2013
  • B.A. Music, University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Research Interests
  • Hydrogeology
  • Groundwater Modeling
  • Coastal Hydrogeology
  • Aquifer Biogeochemistry
  • Water Resources

Professional Experience
  • NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, 2019-current
  • Delaware Environmental Institute Fellow, 2017-2019

Selected Awards
  • Delaware Environmental Institute Fellowship 2017
  • Univ. of Delaware Professional Development Award 2015
  • Univ. of Delaware Professional Development Award 2014
  • Wayne Franklin Bowman Endowed Presidential Scholarship 2012

Selected Publications
  1. Kim, K.; J. Heiss; H. Michael; W. Cai; T. Laattoe; V. Post; W. Ullman (2017), Spatial patterns of groundwater biogeochemical reactivity in an intertidal beach aquifer, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(10): 2548-2562,, EOS Research Highlight.

  2. Kim, K.; H. Michael; E. Field; W. Ullman (2019), Hydrologic shifts create complex transient distributions of particulate organic carbon and biogeochemical responses in beach aquifers, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences,

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