Richard J. Hall

PHONE: 864-356-1744


10/11 – Present: FRx, Inc.
Senior Scientist

Primarily conducts research, development, and field implementation of FRx technologies. Also involved in planning, analysis, and reporting for field projects. Research involves development of numerical models for the purpose of characterize subsurface fluid flow, fracture propagation mechanics, formation deformation, and other physical systems pertaining to hydrology and hydraulic fracturing. Presents and publishes information about technological advances and field project findings at conferences and in peer reviewed journals. 

4/05 – 4/12 (Intermittent): Savannah River National Laboratory

Designed, developed, assisted, and reported on several laboratory and field-scale research projects pertaining to remediation of contaminants at SRS. Subject material of individual research projects included effects of hydraulic fracturing on soil vapor extraction systems, subsurface distribution patterns resulting from neat vegetable oil injection, residual “smear zone” LNAPL distributions atop dynamic water tables, and development of a novel non-Newtonian oil emulsion substrate for biostimulation.

5/01 – 9/11: Clemson University
Student/Research Assistant 

Assisted in multiple research projects associated with hydraulic fracture application, development of hydraulic well tests, thermal remediation methods, and/or anaerobic bioremediation. In particular, conducted numerical modeling and field-scale experimentation to analyze the effect of hydraulic fracture emplacement on air sparging wells. Also, performed theoretical and bench scale analyzes to develop and characterize a novel aerosol delivery approach for distributing amendments in contaminated vadose zones.


Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Clemson University
M.S., Hydrogeology, Clemson University
B.S., Geology, University of Southern Indiana


Hazardous Waste Site Worker (40 hr HAZWPR)
OSHA Respiratory Protection training
OSHA Hearing Conservation training
US DOE Radiological Worker I & II
Hydraulic Fracturing Equipment Operator Certification


National Groundwater Association
American Geophysical Union
American Academy of Environmental Engineers

Selected Publications/Presentations

Hall, R. and L. C. Murdoch (2003) "The Effects of Hydraulic Fracturing on Air Sparging in Saprolite." 11th Annual Hydrogeology Symposium, Clemson, SC. pages 9.Dept. Geo. Sci., Clemson University.

Riha, B. D., W. K. Hyde, and R. Hall. (2008) “Fracture Enhanced Soil Vapor Extraction Technology Demonstration at the A-014 Outfall” Savannah River National Laboratory. Aiken, SC. WSRC- STI-2008-00141.

Hall, R., L. Murdoch, D. L. Freedman, and B, Riha (2011) “Aerosol Delivery for Biostimulation/Bioaugmentation of Contaminated Vadose Zones.” International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies, Reno Nevada, June 2011.

Hall, R. “Microcosm Experiments for Characterizing Aerosolized Amendment Delivery during Bioaugmentation/Biostimulation in Unsaturated Material” The 20th Annual David S. Snipes/Clemson Hydrogeology Symposium, Clemson University. April 2012.