Research Hydrologist | United States Geological Survey
Dr. Mike Fienen is a Research Hydrologist specializing in groundwater modeling, parameter estimation, statistical and probabilistic modeling, and uncertainty analysis at the USGS Upper Midwest Water Science Center in Middleton, Wisconsin USA. A native of Minnesota, Mike earned a B.A. in Geology with a Russian Language minor from Macalester College in 1993. He then embarked on a consulting career where he conducted field investigations throughout the US and the Pacific Ocean and performed groundwater and air dispersion modeling studies. In 2000, Mike enrolled in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology program at Stanford University, earning an M.S. degree in 2002 and a Ph.D. in 2006. Mike has been at the USGS since 2006.