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Jesse T. Korus

Assistant Professor

I am a hybrid hydrogeologist-sedimentologist. I use applied sedimentology to understand the influence of geological heterogeneity on groundwater flow. I also build hydrostratigraphic models to understand the 3-D distribution of aquifers and confining units. I use geophysical tools, field methods, and modeling to produce 3-D renderings of aquifer systems aimed at improving the hydrogeological frameworks of coupled groundwater/surface-water models. These models are essential for understanding the response of stream-aquifer systems to land use changes, climate changes, and pumping.

Ph.D.  2015

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.S.  2002

Virginia Tech

B.S.  2000

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


I do not currently have funding for a student. However, I'm always interested in speaking with students who may have questions. Don't hesitate to contact me!


Ph.D. Students

Tewodros (Teddy) Tilahun


M.S. Students


Jacqueline Polashek (2019) worked with airborne electromagnetics to understand complex sedimentary aquifers in Nebraska. She used well hydrographs to test the validity of different methods of transforming geophysical models into geological models. She now works for an Environmental consulting firm.


Alexa Davis received an ARD Undergraduate Research Award for the summer of 2017. She studied the electrical conductivity distribution of streambeds.


Owen George was a UCARE research award recipient for the summer of 2017. He mapped changes in braid bars using imagery from unmanned aircraft.

Robert Clark majored in Water Science and collected data on streambed hydrogeology for his senior thesis.


Alexandra Hruby was the recipient of a UCARE research award for the summer of 2016.  She tested the use of electromagnetic induction to map electrical conductivity in the Loup River of central Nebraska.

Griffin Nuzzo was the recipient of an ARD Undergraduate Research Award for the summer of 2016.  He studied the spatial distribution of permeability in unit bars of the Loup River. He graduated in December, 2016.


Wilhelm Fraundorfer (2018) investigated the causes of transient permeability in sandy rivers using a combination of hydraulic testing, ground-penetrating radar, and electromagnetic induction. He now works for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment as an environmental specialist.


Nafyad Kawo

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