Vincent Tidwell is a Principle Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He has 18 years experience conducting and managing research on basic and applied projects in water resource management, nuclear and hazardous waste storage/remediation, and petroleum recovery. Most recently efforts have focused on establishing a multi-agency, multi-university center devoted to the creation and application of computer-aided decision support tools and stakeholder mediated decision processes. Focus of this effort is on water resource management and planning. These models adopt a system dynamics framework for integrating the broad physical and social processes important to water planning. Additionally, these system level models are directly linked to a variety of other tools, providing an integrated basis for analysis, visualization and decision support.
In 1985, Vince earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geology from the University of Texas at Arlington. From there Vince attended the University of Arizona in Tucson where in 1988 he received a Master’s of Science in Hydrology and Water Resources. Vince worked two years for Roy F. Weston, Inc. as a consulting hydrologist. In 1990 Vince joined Sandia National Laboratories and quickly enrolled in the University Part Time Program. In 1999 Vince earned his Ph.D. in Hydrology from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.