D.S. Emma Katherine Kluge

Academic Qualifications

Sept 2021 –present Doctoral Student (Geology), Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz
2017 MSc (Distinction, Geophysics), University of Otago
2014 BSc (Geology), University of California, Davis
2. Professional Positions Held

Professional Positions Held

Aug 2021 - present Graduate assistant, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz. Germany.
May 2021 - Aug 2021 Geotechnical Consultant, Avannaa Exploration Services, Kiruna, Sweden.
Mar 2020 - Nov 2020 Natural History Guide, Navtec Expeditions, Moab, USA.
June 2020 - Nov 2020 Staff Hydrogeologist II, West Yost Associates, Davis, USA.
2019 - 2020 Staff Hydrogeologist II, LRE, Phoenix, USA.
2018 - 2019 Staff Hydrogeologist I, West Yost Associates, Davis, USA.
2016 - 2017 Research Assistant, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, New Zealand.
2013 - 2014  Research Associate, Geophysics Research Group, University of CA, Davis, USA.
2013 - 2014 Research Associate, Geothermal Play Fairway Analysis, University of CA, Davis, USA.
2013 - 2014 Research Associate, KeckCaves, University of CA, Davis, USA.
2012 - 2014 Student Intern, UCD Interdisciplinary Center for Plasma Mass Spectrometry, University of CA, Davis, USA.
2011 - 2012 Junior Research Associate, Air Resources Board, California Environmental Protection Agency, Sacramento, USA.

Research / Professional Specialty

Hydrogeophysics and geochemistry: I study aqueous geochemistry and dynamics of fluid in the lithosphere; fluid transport in volcanic island hydrothermal systems; interactions between groundwater and geothermal sources; heat, mineral and electrolytic contributions to anomalous electrical conductors; groundwater resource management, and climate change impacts to hydrothermal systems and sedimentary basin aquifers.
Methods: I conduct electromagnetic and self-potential geophysical surveys, perform laboratory electrical resistivity experiments, perform borehole hydraulic tests and geophysical surveys and inverse modeling.

Awards, Honors and Professional Distinctions

2021 Terrestrial Magmatic Systems Research Platform (TeMas) grant. Constraining MT models via laboratory measurements of volcanic rocks. Germany.
2018  Outstanding Leadership Award. WYA. USA.
2017  First Class Honors M.Sc. Thesis. University of Otago. New Zealand.
2015  JASSO Scholarship for Summer Field Study. Hokkaido University. Japan.


Volunteer Activity

2018 - 2020 Engineers Without Borders, Sacramento Professional Chapter
2004 - 2019 Student and Landowner Education and Watershed Stewardship (SLEWS)
2014 Goldschmidt Conference Assistant Field Guide to Dr. Elridge Moores and Dr. Robert Zirenberg

Social and Political Involvement

2017 - 2021 Solano Resource Conservation District
2017 - 2020 Putah Creek Council
2017 - 2019 Community Alliance with Family Farmers