Thigma Consulting consists of Dr. Lynn B. Reid. Dr. Reid received her B.S.E. in Geological Engineering from Princeton University, her M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Dundee in Scotland, and her Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has working experience in a wide variety of disciplines, ranging from hazardous waste groundwater modelling to unsaturated irrigation to vertical seismic profiles analysis to geostatistics to supercomputer simulations to astrophysics. Dr. Reid has lived in Texas, New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, two coasts of Australia, and twice in Scotland. Thigma Consulting is now located in Perth, Western Australia, where Lynn loves the weather after leaving Chicago. For more information, you can view or download an older resume.
I was flattered by being asked for a copy of my doctoral thesis, "A functional inverse approach for three-dimensional characterization of subsurface contamination." You can find a fuzzy scanned version at MIT, complete with black-and-white figures. I've got two text-searchable versions: black and white and color. These were generated recently and don't exactly match the scanned version in page numbers and other small details because the fonts differ. You can also find a list of my older publications, with hard-copy links.
I'm often asked about the rationale behind the company name. Thigma is derived from the Greek root meaning "touch." Botanists may recognize the similarly derived word "thigmatropic," which describes directional growth under pressure. One joke about the name is that it is "Sigma, with a lisp." Even this interpretation is apt, if you consider Sigma to be a scientific term, and lisping to represent a softer interpretation of hard-to-understand scientific symbols. The numerological interpretation of Thigma is that of a carpenter, or construction. My logo is the teaching mudra. Thigma is also short, easy to remember, and had an available web site.
This website was designed with the use of cascading style sheets. Since I'm a programmer, I'm fond of techniques that can be adapted by modifying other people's work. The background image is a Tibetan script of the mantra of compassion "Om Mani Padme Hum."