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Zachary J Coppa: Staff Profile

Zachary J Coppa
Research Associate II

Zachary J. Coppa joined the Delaware Geological Survey in 2012 as a Research Associate II.

Currently Mr. Coppa’s research is focused on the installation, monitoring, and analysis of the Delaware Groundwater Monitoring Network of southern New Castle and northern Kent Counties. Project specific tasks include collecting wireline and split spoon core samples, monitoring well installation, groundwater quality and sediment sampling, aquifer testing, and grain size analysis. Prior to joining the DGS, Mr. Coppa was an environmental consultant responsible for the oversight and remediation of several former Manufacturing Gas Product sites throughout New Jersey.

Mr. Coppa has significant experience in the study of sediment transport resulting from Quaternary glacial and pluvial lake outburst flood events. His current doctoral research is focused on the effect of the Paleocene – Eocene Thermal Maximum on the sedimentary, stratigraphic, and hydrologic systems that deposited the Rancocas Aquifer system in Delaware.

Washington State University, 2011, M.S., Geological Sciences
Rutgers University, 2007, B.S., Geological Sciences

American Geophysical Union (2011-Present)
Geological Society of America (2004-Present)
Society of Sedimentary Geology (2007-Present)

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