Assistant Professor (2018 – Present)

Matt Weingarten

Office: GMCS 228J
Phone: 619.594.5160
website: Weingarten lab

  • Ph.D.  2015  University of Colorado – Boulder
  • B.S.  2009 University of Wisconsin – Madison

Fractured rock and fault hydrogeology; Integrated role fluids, faults and stress play in both natural
and induced earthquakes; Water resources under a changing climate; Coupled geologic processes
at the basin scale; Simulation-optimization techniques; Geostatistics; Numerical modeling

  • Geomechanical sensitivities of injection-induced earthquakes
  • Stiochastic simulation-optimization of injection well operations
  • Water management issues related to oil and gas production
  • Physics-based induced seismic hazard assessment

Weingarten, M. and S. Ge (2014), Insights into water level response to seismic waves: A 24
year high-fidelity record of global seismicity at Devils Hole, Geophysical Research Letters,
41 (1), 74-80, doi:10.1002/2013GL058418.
Keranen, K.M., Weingarten, M., Abers, G.A., Bekins, B.A., and S. Ge (2014), Sharp increase
in central Oklahoma seismicity since 2008 induced by massive wastewater injection,
Science, 345 (6195), 448-451, doi:10.1126/science.1255802.
Weingarten, M., Ge, S., Godt, J.W., Bekins, B.A. and J.L. Rubinstein (2015), High-rate injection
is associated with the increase in U.S. mid-continent seismicity, Science, 348 (6241), 1336-
1340, doi:10.1126/science.aab1345.
Lee, J.Y., Weingarten, M. and S. Ge (2016), Induced seismicity: The real threat from shale gas
development and CO2 geologic storage? Geosciences Journal, 20 (1), 137- 148, doi:10.1007/
Yeck, W.L., Sheehan, A.F., Benz, H. M., M. Weingarten, and J. Nakai (2016), Rapid response,
monitoring, and mitigation of induced seismicity near Greeley, Colorado. Seismological
Research Letters, 87 (4), 837-847, doi:10.1785/0220150275.