Dr. Birren is a specialist in groundwater monitoring. He prepares compliance monitoring reports, permitting documents, proposals, and other documentation. Dr. Birren is involved in small to mid-scale projects, which include coordination efforts with clients, field technicians, and subcontractors.
Dr. Birren has a background in geodynamics, including rock deformation and fracture as well as fluid/rock interaction. As a doctoral student at the Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Department of Iowa State University, Dr. Birren developed physical modelling techniques to study slow-earthquake phenomena and fracture dynamics. His experience also includes mineral exploration work using field mapping and sampling techniques. As a geologist, he served as a geologic mapper, core logger, and soil sampler. He is proficient in programs such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, MATLAB, and Microsoft Suite.