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Tom Missimer, PhD, teaches groundwater hydrology and contamination transport and research methods at Florida Gulf Coast University. His research focuses on groundwater quality, membrane biofouling prevention, brackish-water desalination, evaluating artificial recharge systems, and coastal geology.


Before his academic career, Dr. Missimer founded three consulting companies that specialized in groundwater development, water management, and groundwater remediation. He was a visiting professor at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia before joining FGCU. He became an eminent scholar in hydrology at FGCU in 2017 and director of the Emergent Technologies Institute in 2019.

Missimer has a BA in geology from Franklin & Marshall College, an MS in coastal geology from Florida State University, and a PhD in marine geology and geophysics from the University of Miami.

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