John C. Stormont


Phone: 505.277.6063
Fax: 505.277.1988

Physical Address

Room 3041
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Distinguished Professor

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Geological Engineering, University of Arizona, 1990

MS, Mining Engineering, University of Arizona, 1983

BS, Mining Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1980


Dr. Stormont teaches courses in unsaturated zone hydrology, soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, waste containment technologies, and civil engineering design.   

He is actively working in the areas of saturated and unsaturated flow through soil and rock.  His experience includes field and laboratory measurements of hydraulic properties and behavior, as well as numerical simulations of near-surface processes including evapotranspiration, infiltration, drainage, and erosion. 

Dr. Stormont is also investigating the use of nanomaterials to improve wellbore sealing for CO2 sequestration, hydraulic fracturing and other applications.  He is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of New Mexico.

Teaching Interests

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Unsaturated hydrology
  • Geoenvironmental engineering

Research Interests

  • Near surface water and energy balance
  • Rock mechanics
  • Waste isolation

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