Markus Flury is a Professor at the WSU Puyallup Research & Extension Center. He received his MS in geosciences from the University of Zurich (1989), Switzerland, and his PhD in environmental and natural sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH (1993). He received the ETH silver medal for his dissertation. In 1997, he joined Washington State University as assistant professor of soil physics and was promoted to professor in 2006. His research focuses on the physics of water flow and contaminant transport in soils and porous media.