Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Danny Feucht

Research Interests

Near-surface geophysics, applications of electromagnetic geophysics, Western U.S. geology and tectonics, structure of the Earth’s crust and upper mantle, geothermal energy, geomagnetic hazards


Current Research

  • 3D electrical resistivity structure and geomagnetically induced currents
  • Lithospheric modification due to late Cenozoic extension in the Rio Grande rift, southwest USA
  • Magnetotelluric imaging of mid-crustal conductors in active tectonic environments
  • Electrical resistivity structure of the Valles caldera, New Mexico, USA

Recent Publications

Feucht, D.W., Sheehan, A.F., and Bedrosian, P.A. (2017). Magnetotelluric imaging of lower crustal melt and lithospheric hydration in the Rocky Mountain Front transition zone, Colorado, USA, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 122.

Installing a fluxgate magnetometer at a magnetotelluric station in Pike National Forest in the South Park Basin, Colorado. [photo credit: Dan Zietlow]

D. Feucht and PhD advisor Professor Anne Sheehan connecting electric dipole wires at a magnetotelluric station near Woodland Park, Colorado. [photo credit Dan Zietlow]

Broadband magnetotelluric equipment deployed in southern New Mexico near El Paso, Texas.

Honors and Awards

  • CIRES Innovative Research Proposal
  • SEG International Student Challenge Bowl Winner 2017
  • Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Bolyard Scholarship 2014
  • SEG Foundation Henry Bates Peacock Scholarship 2014
  • Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant 2014
  • CU Boulder Dept. of Geological Sciences W.O. Thompson Award 2014
  • CU Boulder Dept. of Geological Sciences Spetzler Award 2012
  • CIRES Graduate Research Fellowship 2012
  • Antarctic Service Medal 2011