The Hydrologic Science and Engineering (HSE) Program at Colorado School of Mines is an interdisciplinary graduate program designed to provide students with a solid background in quantitative environmental (physical and chemical) hydrology and allow them to explore specialties within related fields, particularly with emphasis on areas of expertise of the participating faculty.
HSE Program Associate Director
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Hydrodynamic Modeling; Coastal Processes; Limnology; Physical Oceanography; Ice Dynamics; Atmosphere-Surface Water Interaction.
Professor, Mines Presidential Fellow for Diversity, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Quantitative sustainability of renewable fuels; biobased products and plastics and healthcare. Developing new sustainability tools in Life Cycle Assessment, industrial ecology, & systems analysis.
Assistant Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering, Snow Hydrology; Ecohydrology in discontinuous permafrost regions; Hydropower in the energy system; Climate change; Computational approaches including: spacial data, data science, physically-based hydrologic models, statistical models, high performance computing.
Assistant Professor Jointly Appointed: Geophysics and Applied Math& Statistics
Near-surface, engineering, environmental and urban geophysics; analysis of large sensor networks; fiber-optic sensing, including distributed acoustic sensing; signal processing, imaging, and inverse problems; data-intensive high performance computing; passive seismic methods
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental microbiology and biogeochemistry, Biotechnological applications towards groundwater remediation and water reuse, Bacterial cytochrome-mediated degradation of emerging organic contaminants with a focus on micropollutants such as nitrosamines, Bioattenuation of metals and radionuclides
Fate and effects of toxic metals and organic contaminants in aquatic environments, oxidation of organic contaminants in natural and engineered systems, photochemistry of natural organic matter, reactions of oxygen species in aquatic environments, interactions between metals and natural organic matter
Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Reservoir engineering and groundwater hydrogeology in general, Quantitative analysis and mathematical modeling approaches to flow and transport processes in porous and fractured reservoirs, Phenomena and coupled processes of multi-phase fluids, multi-component chemicals, and heat in variably saturated subsurface systems, Transient pressure and tracer tests in characterizing aquifers and oil/gas reservoirs
Disturbance hydrology; hydrogeomorphology; unsaturated zone hydrology; post-wildfire hydrology; hillslope hydrology
Hydrology and hydrogeology of lakes, wetlands, and streams, groundwater-surface water exchange
Michelle Ann Walvoord
Permafrost hydrology, multiphase flow and transport, arid regions hydrology
- Ronald Cohen: Limnology; wetlands treatment of mine wastes; treatment systems for produced waters from petroleum operations; environmental site characterization and risk assessment
- Dave Hale: Seismology, computer graphics, image processing, subsurface modeling and fluid flow
- Bruce Honeyman: Surface chemistry; environmental radiochemistry; metal-organic interactions; the physical/chemical processes controlling the fate of chemical species in natural and engineered systems
- Donald Macalady: Chemistry of natural organic matter; abiotic oxidation/reduction reactions; hydrolysis reaction rates and mechanisms; environmental partitioning from aqueous to soil/sediment and other systems; particle effects in aqueous chemistry; geochemical processes in systems contaminated with acid mine drainage; chemistry in wetlands
- Gary Olhoeft: Petrophysics; ground-penetrating radar; nonlinear complex resistivity
- Eileen Poeter: Groundwater flow and transport modeling, inverse modeling, characterization of subsurface heterogeneity, uncertainty evaluation, data fusion, geostatistical simulation
- Robert Siegrist: Environmental characterization and risk assessment; subsurface treatment of contaminated land, water, and wastewater treatment, and reuse in natural and alternative systems