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Parker Sprinkle

Parker Sprinkle

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 375-3944


Parker has over 8 years of experience in seismology and applied near surface geophysics. Since joining PNNL in 2018, his work has focused primarily on a PNNL science focus area supporting subsurface biogeochemical research and applying near surface geophysical methods for characterizing engineered soil barriers and deep vadose zone processes. Additionally, Parker focuses on microseismology with geothermal and mining applications.

Research Interests

  • Applied geophysics with emphasis in engineering, environmental, and national security spaces.
  • Geophysical sensor development
  • Microseismology
  • Muon Tomography

Education and Credentials

  • M.S., Geophysics (Seismology), North Carolina State University
  • B.S., Geology / Geophysics , North Carolina State University / UNC-Chapel Hill

Affiliations and Professional Service


Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas