Robert L. Siegrist, PhD, Emeritus Professor


Colorado School of Mines
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Coolbaugh Hall
1012 14th St., Golden, CO 80401, USA
Tel: (303)-384-2158
Fax: (303)-273-3413
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At right: Dr. Siegrist during a hike along the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland in September 2012.


  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1986 Major: Environmental Engineering, Minor: Soil Science
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1975
  • BS, Civil Engineering (High Honors), University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1972


Siegrist RL, Lowe KS, McCray JE, Cath TY, Munakata-Marr J. 2013. Onsite and Decentralized Wastewater Systems - Advances from a Decade of Research and Educational Efforts. Australian Water Association journal, Water, Vol 40, No 1, pp 77-84.

Woods Poon L, RL Siegrist, M Crimi. 2012. Effects of In Situ Remediation Using Oxidants or Surfactants on Subsurface Organic Matter and Sorption of Trichloroethene. Journal Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 32(2):96-105, Spring 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2011.01377.x.

Siegrist RL, M Crimi, TJ Simpkin (eds). 2011. In Situ Chemical Oxidation for Groundwater Remediation. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York, New York. A reference book in the SERDP/ESTCP Remediation Technology Monograph Series, C.H. Ward (Series ed). link, ~700 p.

Krembs FJ, RL Siegrist, M Crimi, RF Furrer, BG Petri. 2010. In Situ Chemical Oxidation for Groundwater Remediation: Analysis of Field Applications and Performance Experiences. J. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. Fall 2010. Article first published online: 4 OCT 2010DOI: 10.1111/j.1745-6592.2010.01312.x

McKinley JW, RL Siegrist. 2010. Accumulation of Organic Matter Components in Soil During Conditions Imposed by Wastewater Infiltration. Soil Science Society of America J. 74(5). September-October. doi:10.2136/sssaj2009.0395

Dugan PJ, RL Siegrist, M Crimi. 2010. Coupling Surfactants/Cosolvents with Oxidants for Enhanced DNAPL Removal: A Review. Remediation Journal, 20(3):27-50.

Conn KE, RL Siegrist, LB Barber, MT Meyer. 2010. Fate of Trace Organic Compounds during Vadose Zone Soil Treatment in an Onsite Wastewater System. J. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 29(2):285-293. Published online 8 October 2009. DOI:10.1002/etc.40.

Tsitonaki A, B Petri, M Crimi, H Mosbaek, RL Siegrist, PL Bjerg. 2010. In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater using Persulfate: A Review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology. 40(1):55-91.

Oesterreich RC, RL Siegrist. 2009. Quantifying Volatile Organic Compounds in Porous Media: Effects of Sampling Method Attributes, Contaminant Characteristics and Environmental Conditions. Environmental Science & Technology, 43(8):2891-2898.

Heiderscheidt J, RL Siegrist, TH Illangasekare. 2008. Intermediate-Scale 2D Experimental Investigation of In Situ Chemical Oxidation using Potassium Permanganate for Remediation of Complex DNAPL Source Zones. J. Contaminant Hydrology, 102(1-2):3-16.

Lowe KS, SM VanCuyk, RL Siegrist, JE Drewes. 2008. Field Evaluation of the Performance of Engineered Onsite Wastewater Treatment Units. ASCE J. Hydrologic Eng., 13(8):735-743.

Petri B, RL Siegrist, ML Crimi. 2008. Effects of Groundwater Velocity and Permanganate Concentration on DNAPL Mass Depletion Rates During In Situ Oxidation. J. Environmental Engineering, 134(1):1-13.

Lowe KS, RL Siegrist. 2008. Controlled Field Experiment for Performance Evaluation of Septic Tank Effluent Treatment during Soil Infiltration. ASCE J. Environmental Engineering, 134(2):93-101.

Working with Simon Farrell (MS student, center) and Dr. Laurence Gill (visiting scholar from Trinity College Dublin, left) during sampling of a pilot-scale soil treatment unit in the field laboratory at the Mines Park Test Site in April 2013.

Sharing dinner and drinks with former students and staff members and their families during July 2013.

Climbing Happiness in Slavery (5.12b) in Tensleep Canyon, Wyoming during July 2011.


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