Meet Timothy Bechtel, PhD

Team Member/Owner of Enviroscan, Inc.

About Tim

Tim has taught Geophysics, Karst Hydrogeology, Geocomputation and Environmental Geology at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Currently Tim is the Director of Franklin & Marshall Science Outreach & Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geosciences. Tim is an Associate Editor for Hydrogeology Journal, and a member of the Karst Commission of the International Association of Hydrogeologists. He is also a member of international scientific collaborations that are funded by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Science for Peace and Security (NATO SPS) program, theUS-Russia-Japan-EU International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) to study novel technologies for humanitarian de-mining, remote detection of disaster victims buried beneath rubble, avalanches, etc., and non-destructive subsurface testing for historic and cultural preservation.

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Tim grew up on the Rockdale Run Formation, with a sinkhole in the backyard of his home (which may account for his continued interest in karst). He is also a founding principal (with his wife Felicia) of Enviroscan, Inc., a geophysical contracting firm. He now lives with his wife, three daughters and dog (also female) on the Conestoga Formation (with no sinkholes…yet) in Lancaster.

Tim has been an integral part of the Duffy's Cut Team since 2005. With his geological surveys, sonar technology and a tremendous amount of ground to cover, Tim and his team worked countless hours helping to pinpoint the best places to dig and search. In March of 2009 the team finally found what they had been searching for, a tibia, skull fragments and more than 80 other human bones. For a more in-depth account of the event click here for an article from the Spring of 2014 by William S. Patton III.