Dr. Rob Schincariol


Rob Schincariol

P.Eng., P.Geo.
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 1993
Office: BGS 0174
Lab: BGS 1008
Phone: (519) 661-2111 x.83732
Fax: (519) 661-3198
Email: schincar@uwo.ca

Research Interests

My research interests are in hydrogeology and groundwater flow, with a focus on heat transport, low-temperature geothermal energy, and permafrost hydrogeology. He also regularly works on issues of ground water sustainability, vulnerability, and water budgets. He currently is an Executive Editor for the journal Groundwater.

Selected Publications

  • Langford, J.E, R.A. Schincariol, R.M. Nagare, W. Quinton, A.A. Mohammed, 2019. Transient and transition factors in modeling permafrost thaw and groundwater flow, Groundwater, 15 pp., DOI:10.1111/gwat.12903.
  • Schincariol, R.A., 2018. Meaningless precision, Groundwater, 56(5), 681.
  • Mohammed, A., R.A. Schincariol, W.L. Quinton, R.M. Nagare, and G.N. Flerchinger, 2017. On the use of mulching to mitigate permafrost thaw due to linear disturbances in sub-arctic peatlands, Ecological Engineering, 102, 207-223, DOI:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.02.020.
  • Dehkordi, S.E., R.A. Schincariol, and S. Reitsma, 2015.  Thermal performance of a tight borehole heat exchanger, Renewable Energy, 83, 698-704, DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2015.04.051. 
  • Nakevska, N., R.A. Schincariol, S. Dehkordi, and B. Cheadle, 2015.  Geothermal waste heat utilization from in-situ thermal bitumen recovery operations, Groundwater, 53(2), 251-260, DOI:10.1111/gwat.12196. 
  • Dehkordi, S.E., R.A. Schincariol, and B. Olofsson, 2015.  Impact of groundwater flow and energy load on multiple borehole heat exchangers, Groundwater, 53(4), 558-571, DOI:10.1111/gwat.12256.
  • Mohammed, A., R.A. Schincariol, R.M. Nagare, and W.L. Quinton, 2014.  Reproducing field-scale active layer thaw in the lab, Vadose Zone Journal, 13(8), DOI:10.2136/vzj2014.01.0008, 9 pp. 
  • Dehkordi, S.E., and R.A. Schincariol, 2014.  Effect of thermal-hydrogeological and borehole heat exchanger properties on performance and impact of vertical closed loop geothermal heat pump systems, Hydrogeology Journal, 22(1), 189-203, DOI:10.1007/s10040-013-1060-6.
  • Nagare, R.M., R.A. Schincariol, W.L. Quinton, and M. Hayashi, 2012.  Moving the field into the lab: Simulation water and heat transport in sub-Arctic peat, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 23(3), 237-243, DOI:10.1002/ppp.1746.
  • Nagare, R.M., R.A. Schincariol, W.L. Quinton, M. Hayashi, 2012.  Effects of freezing on soil temperature, freezing front propagation and moisture redistribution in peat: laboratory investigations, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 16, 501-515, DOI:10.5194/hess-16-501-2012.


  • Earth Sciences 2281B: Geology for Engineers
  • Earth Sciences 3340A: Watershed Hydrology
  • Earth Sciences 4440B: Hydrogeology: Principles, Processes & Professional Practice
  • Geology 9540B: Hydrogeology: Principles, Processes & Professional Practice

Current Students

Randi Sayer, M.Sc. Geology Candidate

Future Students

Dr. Schincariol is not currently accepting new graduate students