Dr. Rob Schincariol


Rob Schincariol

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. 

Selected Publications

  • Schincariol, R.A., and J. Raymond, 2021. Borehole heat exchangers – addressing the application gap with groundwater science, Groundwater, DOI: 10.1002/GWAT.13100.
  • Abesser, C., R.A. Schincariol, J. Raymond, A. Garcia Gil, R. Drysdale, A. Piatek, N. Giordano, N. Jaziri, J. Molson, 2021. Case studies of geothermal system response to perturbations in groundwater flow and thermal regimes, Groundwater, DOI:10.1111/gwat.13086.
  • Nagare, R.M., A.A. Mohammed, Y.J. Park, R.A. Schincariol, 2021, Modeling shallow ground temperatures around hot buried pipelines in cold regions, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 187, DOI:10.1016/j.coldregions. 2021.103295.
  • 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.


  • Earth Sciences 2281B: Geology for Engineers
  • Earth Sciences 3340A: Watershed Hydrology
  • Earth Sciences 3240F/G Global Water Sustainability
  • Earth Sciences 4440B: Hydrogeology: Principles, Processes & Professional Practice
  • Geology 9540B: Hydrogeology: Principles, Processes & Professional Practice

Future Students

Dr. Schincariol is not currently accepting new graduate students