Timothy C. Young
Hydrogeology and Geophysics
615 E. Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
B.S., UIUC 1989
- Lead the ISGS groundwater exploration program for small communities, rural water districts, agriculture and industry throughout the State of Illinois.
- Lead the ISGS downhole geophysical logging program in support of geologic mapping, research and public service.
- Lead the Drilling, Shop Services, and Vehicle Operations for the ISGS.
- Groundwater exploration is critical to small communities and others experiencing increased demand in supply but with marginal groundwater resources available or known. This program directly addresses and supports this under-served segment of Illinois.
- Downhole geophysical logging enhances ISGS geologic mapping, research and public service capabilities by providing objective data and information not ascertained from drilling alone. Work supports subsurface analyses, mapping and corroboration of surface electrical and seismic exploration methods.
- The Shop and Vehicle Services provide custom fabrication, repair and maintenance of field and lab equipment, and preparation of field vehicles at a moment’s notice. The Drilling Services provide invaluable support with custom wireline coring and drilling capabilities, monitoring well installation and geotechnical testing services, including downhole logging.
Current Research Projects:
- Community of Fairbury Groundwater Exploration based on a 1D Electrical Earth Resistivity (EER) Survey in October, 2015.
- Community of Greenfield Historic EER Data and Test Driling Digitization for Helping Determine Areas for Future Groundwater Exploration.
- High Resolution Bedrock Structural Analyses with Downhole 3D Acoustic Imaging
- FIRST KNOWN PERMIAN ROCKS IN ILLINOIS IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF REGIONAL TECTONISM. NELSON, W. John1, YOUNG, Timothy1 and ELRICK, Scott D.2, Presentation, Paper 32-11, North-Central GSA, Champaign, IL. April 18-19, 2016.
- Aquifer & Geologic Characterization using Downhole Geophysical Logging Methods (multiple projects)
- Distributed Tempaerature Sensing (DTS) for Detecting Fractured Bedrock Fluid Flow, Tuscola, IL. Led by Yu-Feng Lin.
Timothy C. Young