The McCray Research Group: Current and Former Students and Post Docs

Current Students (8, 7 PhD and 1 MS)

Peggy Altman, PhD Environmental Engineering Science
Research Topic: Dissolution and attenuation of organic liquid contaminants in fractured aquifers
during bioremediation (expected graduation December 2014).
M.S. Education, Western Carolina University; B.A., Geology, Washington and Lee University
E-mail: paltman@mines.edu

Lindsay Bearup, PhD Hydrologic Science and Engineering
Research Topic: Mountain pine beetle impacts on hydrochemistry of Rocky Mountain National
Park (expected graduation, December 2014).
M.S. Hydrologic Science and Engineering, CSM
B.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
E-mail: lindsaybearup@gmail.com

Sean Davenport, PhD, Environmental Engineering Science
Research Topic: Enhanced field-scale remediation of organic chemicals in ground water using
polymers and chemical oxidants (expected graduation May 2014).
BS Chemistry, East Tennessee State University
E-mail: sdavenpo@mines.edu

Skuyler Herzog, PhD, Hydrologic Science and Engineering
Research Topic: Investigation of hyporheic zone flow enhancements to improve contaminant
biodegradation (expected graduation May 2017)
B.S. Environmental Science, Washington State University
E-mail: skuylerherzog@gmail.com

Cynthia Kanno, M.S., Environmental Engineering Science
Research Topic: Protection of groundwater resources for sustainable shale-gas development
(expected graduation May, 2016)
B.A. Geosciences, Princeton University
E-mail: ckanno@mines.edu

Nicolás Rodríguez Jeangros, PhD, Environmental Engineering Science
Research Topic: Model ing the Impacts of the Mountain Pine Beetle Infestations on the Carbon
and Hydrologic Cycles (expected graduation May, 2017)
M.S. Environmental Engineering and Management - Los Andes University, Bogotá, Colombia
B.S. Chemical Engineering & B.S. Environmental Enginring - Los Andes University, Bogotá, Colombia
E-mail: nrodrigu@mymail.mines.edu, nicolairj@gmail.com

Christopher Ruybal, PhD, Environmental Engineering Science
Research Topic: Methane transport in groundwater (expected graduation May 2016).
M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
B.S. Environmental Science, Regis University
E-mail: cruybal@mines.edu

Jenna Shelton, PhD, Hydrologic Science and Engineering
Research Topic: Characterization of microbial generation of useable natural gas from expended
oil reservoirs (expected graduation May, 2017)
M.S. Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona
B.S. Geologic Sciences, University of Il inois.
E-mail: jennashelton2@gmail.com

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Former Post-Docs (1)

Alexis Navarre-Sitchler, PhD
Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Colorado
School of Mines
Research Topic: Geochemical reaction and transport associated with CO2 Sequestration.
PhD Geochemistry, Penn State University
M.S. Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines
B.S. Environmental Geology, Mesa State Col ege (now Colorado Mesa University)
aksitchler@gmail.com

Mengistu Geza, PhD
Currently: Research Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department,
Colorado School of Mines
Research Topic: Contaminant transport modeling, infiltration of pharmaceuticals, N, and P from
wastewater sources at site and watershed scales.
PhD Biosystems Engineering, Oklahoma State University, USA
MS Water Resources Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
BS Agricultural Engineering, Alemaya University, Ethiopia
E-mail: mgezanis@mines.edu


Graduated PhD Students (16)

PhD Students in Academia (7)

Cüneyt Guler, PhD Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2002.
Associate Professor, Mersin University (Turkey).
MS, Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (1998),
B.S., Geological Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey (1994).
Dissertation Title: Hydrogeochemical evaluation of the groundwater resources of Indian Wells-
Owens Val ey Area, Southeastern California (2002), 262 p.
Website: http://www.mersin.edu.tr/apbs/apbs.php?id=639
E-mail: cguler@mersin.edu.tr

Jason Gurdak, PhD Geochemistry, 2006.
Assistant Professor, Geological Sciences Department, San Francisco State University
M.S. Environmental Science & Engr., Colorado School of Mines; BS Geology, Bates Col ege
Dissertation Title: Advances in spatial and temporal analysis of ground-water vulnerability to non-
point source contamination, High Plains aquifer
Web Page: tornado.sfsu.edu/
E-mail: jgurdak@sfsu.edu


Kristin Mikkelson, PhD, Hydrologic Science and Engineering, May 2014
Post-doctoral researcher, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Dissertation Title: Impact of mountain pine beetle on hydrology and water quality in mountain
streams and groundwater.
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Cornel University
E-mail: kmikkelson55@gmail.com

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Kyle Murray, PhD. Geol. Engr. Colorado School of Mines, 2003.
Assistant Professor, Mewbourne College of Earth & Energy, Oklahoma Geological Survey,
University of Oklahoma
M.S. Hydrogeology, Wright State University, B.S. Geography, Shippensburg State.
Dissertation: Spatial analysis and modeling of water resources in Colorado utilizing Geoscientific
Information Systems.
Web page: http://www.utsa.edu/hydroGIS/Kyle_Murray.htm
E-mail: Kyle.Murray@utsa.edu

Magnus Skold, PhD Geological Engineering, (Hydrogeology), 2006.
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Geophysics, Colorado School of Mines
Research Topic: Hydrochemistry and hydrogeophysics of geothermal energy sources.
M.S. Environmental Science & Engr., Colorado School of Mines; BS Environmental Engineering,
Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
E-mail: skoldmagnus@gmail.com

Richard Statom, PhD Geology (Hydrogeology), 2004.
Assistant Professor, Dept. Physics and Earth Science, University of Northern Alabama.
B.S. Geol. University of Southern Alabama, M.S., Geol., Mississippi State University
Dissertation: Temporal Trends and Spatial Variations in Leachate Chemistry at a Municipal Solid
Waste Landfil in Florida
Website: http://www2.una.edu/physics/geol.htm
E-mail: rastatom@una.edu

Assaf Wunsch, PhD Hydrologic Science and Engineering, 2013
Post-doctoral Scholar, Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Colorado School of Mines
Dissertation Title: Implications of geological carbon sequestration on shallow freshwater aquifers
geochemistry
B.S. Geology and Environmental Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
E-mail: assafwunsch@gmail.com

PhD Students in non-University Research Positions (5)

Kaneen Christensen, PhD Environmental Science and Engineering, 2011
Currently: U.S. Anartic Program, Lakewood Colorado
Dissertation Title: Dissolution of organic liquid contaminants in fractured aquifers during chemical-
oxidation remediation.
M.S. Geology, University of New Hampshire;
B.S. Environ Science and B.S. Geology – SUNY Binghamton University
E-mail: kachrist@mines.edu

Katie Guerra, PhD Environmental Science and Engineering
Currently: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Lakewood CO
Dissertation Title: Reducing the cost of water treatment through membrane material selection and
optimization of operational variables
M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado
Email: kguerra@mymail.mines.edu

Megan Smith, PhD Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2010.
Currently: Hydrochemist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Dissertation: Polymer-enhanced chemical-oxidation remediation in ground water,
M.S. Geochemistry, University of California Berkeley; B.S. Geology, University of Oregon
E-mail: megsmith@mines.edu

Raymond H. Johnson, Ph.D., Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2003
Currently: Research Geologist and Mendenhal Postdoctoral Fel ow with the U.S. Geological
Survey, Denver CO.
M.S. Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
B.S. Geology, Al egheny Col ege, Meadvil e, Pennsylvania
Dissertation: Characterization of subsurface DNAPL movement with ground penetrating radar and
inverse multiphase flow simulations
Website: http://geology.usgs.gov/postdoc/profiles/johnson.html

Schaun Smith, PhD Geology (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2008.
Currently: Senior Scientist, Environmental Technology Center, Chevron
Dissertation: Paleohydrogeologic Modeling of Groundwater Resources from A.D. 600 to 1300 and
the Relationship to Ancestral Pueblo Settlement Population Dynamics, Central Mesa Verde
Region, Southwest Colorado M.S. Environmental Science & Engineering, Colorado School of
Mines;
M.S. Geology, Louisiana Tech University; B.S. Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin.
E-mail: SchaunMSmith@chevron.com


PhD Students in Consulting and Industry (4)

Craig Divine, PhD Geochemistry (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2004
Currently: Senior Hydrogeologist, ARCADIS G&M, Highlands Ranch, CO
MS, Watershed Science, Colorado State University, BS, Biology, Wheaton Col ege
Dissertation: Advances in subsurface contaminant characterization.
E-mail: CDivine@arcadis-us.com

Kel y Greaser, PhD Geological Engineering (Hydrochemistry), Colorado School of Mines, 2004.
Currently: Senior Project Hydrogeologist/Geochemist, Golder Associates Inc.
B.S., Geology, Old Dominion University
Dissertation: Modeling solid-water interactions in mineralized areas: An example from Red Dog,
Alaska
E-mail: KGreaser@golder.com

David Lipson, PhD Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2008.
Currently: Senior Hydrogeologist, Arcadis, Lakewood, CO
Dissertation: Evaluation of Geologic Controls on Solute Transport in Fractured Rock: Field,
Modeling, and Laboratory Investigations
M.S. Earth Sciences, Syracuse University; BS Environ Science-Forestry, SUNY
E-mail: lipsond@msn.com

Jeff Silva, PhD Environmental Science and Engineering, 2011
Currently: Senior Hydrologist, HIES Inc., Kailua, HI
Dissertation: The utility of polymer amendment for enhancing in situ remediation effectiveness
M.S.,B.S, Hydrology, University of Arizona
E-mail: jeffaksilva@gmail.com



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Graduated M.S. Students (29)

MS Students in Academia or Research

Deborah (Beach) Huntzinger, M.S. Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of
Mines, 2001.
PhD, Michigan Tech, Environmental Engineering
Currently: Assistant Professor, Northern Arizona University
Thesis Title: The use of one-dimensional columns and unsaturated flow modeling to assess the
hydraulic processes in soil-based wastewater treatment systems.
Website: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/~dnbeach/
e-mail: dnhuntzi@mtu.edu

Sophia Seo, PhD, Geological Engineering (co-Advisor, Eileen Poeter)
Currently: Research Associate, International Ground Water Modeling Center, Colorado School of
Mines
Research Topic: NAPL mixture dynamics and multiphase flow modeling, (expected graduation
May 2010).
M.S. Geochemistry, Ewha Womens’ University, Korea.
E-mail: hseo@mines.edu

Nate Rothe, M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering (Wastewater Treatment), 2006.
Currently: PhD student with Dr John Spear, Environmental Science and Engineering Division,
Colorado School of Mines
B.S Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Thesis title: Comparison of raw wastewater and septic tank effluent composition through literature
and field investigations,
E-mail: nrothe@mines.edu

Heather Smith, M.S. Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2004.
Currently: Director of Environmental Remediation, U.S. Antarctic Program, NSF- Raytheon, Denver
B.S. Geological Sciences, University of Washington
Thesis Title: Hydrogeologic and geochemical analysis of the Blue River Watershed, Colorado.

Lindsay Bearup, M.S. Hydrologic Science and Engineering, 2011
Currently: PhD program, Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Thesis Title: Relevance Of Metal Desorption And Mineral-Dissolution Kinetics For Modeling Metal
Release Fol owing Carbon Dioxide Leakage Into Aquifers From Geosequestration
B.S. Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
E-mail: lindsaybearup@gmail.com

Katy Mouzakis, M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, 2012
Currently: PhD Program, Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Thesis Title: Porosity and Pore Networks of Caprocks: A nanoscale experimental approach
investigating the Gothic Shale and marine Tuscaloosa shale Implications to Carbon Sequestration,
B.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Florida
E-mail: katymoo13@hotmail.com

Hanna Menke, MS, Environmental Science and Engineering, December 2012
PhD Student, Imperial Col ege

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Research Topic: Injectivity, and storage leakage in faulted geosystems during carbon
sequestration.
B.S. Environmental Engineering, Columbia University
E-mail: hannah.menke@gmail.com



MS Students in Government

Marina Kopytkovskiy, M.S Environmental Science and Engineering, December 2012.
Civil Engineer, Aurora Water, Aurora Colorado.
M.S. Thesis: A Study of Climate Change Impacts of the Upper Colorado River Basin on Water
Resources and Hydropower Production.
B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington
E-mail: marina3k@gmail.com

Sarah Roberts, M.S. Hydrologic Science and Engineering
Currently: US EPA Region 8, Denver Colorado
Research Topic: Transport and transformation of wastewater-derived pharmaceuticals in the
unsaturated zone, (expected graduation December 2009).
B.S. Geology, James Madison University
E-mail: roberts.sarah@epa.gov

Jason Deardorff, M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering
Currently: US EPA Region 8, Denver Colorado
Research Topic: Carbon dioxide sequestration in geologic media
B.S. Geology, Appalachian State University
E-mail: jdeardor@mines.edu

Karen Morgan, M.S. Geology, Colorado School of Mines, 2000.
Currently: GIS Specialist, Colorado Geological Survey, Denver CO.
B.S. Geology, New Mexico Tech
Thesis Title: Spatial Analysis and Modeling of Geochemical Distribution to Assess Fracture Flow in
Turkey Creek Basin, Jefferson County, Colorado
Webpage: http://geosurvey.state.co.us/

Raleigh Schmidt, M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering, 2007
Currently: Peace Corp
B.A. Biology, Concordia Col ege (Minnesota)
Thesis Title: Characterization of the bacterial and archaeal communities in coalbed methane
aquifers in the Wyodakanderson coal zone of the Powder River Basin, WY using polar lipid analysis
techniques
E-mail: raleighas@yahoo.com


MS Students in Environmental Consulting/Industry

Cliff Tonsberg, MS, Hydrologic Science and Engineering, August 2014
Currently: HT Itasca, Golden, CO
Thesis: Development of an Analytical Groundwater Contaminant Transport Model
B.S. Environmental Science, The University of Tennessee Knoxville
e-mail: ctonsber@mines.edu

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Stephanie Schlosser, M.S. Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, 2001.
Currently: Environmental Specialist, JBR Environmental Consultants, Inc., Elko, NV
B.S. Environmental Geology and Technology (Hydrogeology), University of North Dakota
Thesis Title: Vulnerability Assessment of Colorado Aquifers to Pesticide Contamination
Webpage: www.jbrenv.com

Shiloh Kirkland, M.S. Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2001.
Currently: Environmental Engineer, The Forrester Group Inc., Springfield, MO
B.S. Geological Engineering, University of Missouri-Rol a
Thesis Title: Coupling Site-Scale Fate and Transport with Watershed-Scale Modeling to Assess the
Cumulative Effects of Nutrients from Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems
Webpage: http://www.forrestergroup.com/resumes/shiloh_kirkland_resume.asp

Samantha (Tokash) Curtis, Co-advisor with Eileen Poeter
M.S. Geological Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2003.
Currently: Hydrogeologist, AMEC, Irvine, CA
B.A. Geology, University of California at Berkeley
Thesis Title: Evaluating pre-Mining Hydrogeologic Conditions after Mining has Occurred using
Surface Data and Modeling Tools, Summit County, Colorado
Webpage: www.amec.com

Joseph McCarthy, M.S. Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2003.
Currently: University of Washington, School of Law; Washington Water Trust (Project Consultant);
Center for Environmental Law and Policy (Project Consultant)
B.A. Geology & Political Science, Whittier Col ege, Whittier, CA
Thesis Title: Evaluation of unsaturated atrazine fate and transport using Hydrus-1D simulations:
Central High Plains.

Paula Jo Lemonds, M.S. Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of
Mines, 2003 .
Currently: Water Resources Engineer, HDR Inc., Austin TX
B.S. Geology , Texas A&M University , 2000
Thesis Title: Modeling pol ution transport and fate to assess the effects of onsite wastewater
systems on the Lake Dil on Watershed, Colorado.
Webpage: hdrinc.com

David V. Wil iams, M.S. Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2004.
Currently: Senior Hydrogeologist/Engineer, URS Corporation, Denver CO
B.S. Agricultural/Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University
Thesis Title: Hydrogeological and Hydrochemical Framework for Indian Wel s Val ey, California:
Evidence for Interbasin Flow in the Southern Sierra Nevada
E-mail: dwil iams95@mac.com

Kirk Heatwole, M.S. Environmental Science & Engineering (Water Resources), 2005.
Currently: Geomega Inc., Boulder CO.
B.S. Geological Engineering and Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin Madison
Thesis Title: Modeling subsurface fate and transport of nitrogen from onsite wastewater systems
email: kheatwol@mines.edu
website: http://www.mines.edu/academic/envsci/people/student/KirkHeatwole.pdf

Sarah Doyle, MS Environmental Science and Engineering (Contaminant Hydrology), 2005.

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Currently: Golder Inc., Golden CO.
BS Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin
Thesis title: Phosphorus transport and fate during onsite wastewater treatment
E-mail: sedoyle@golder.com

Johnathon Bumgarner, M.S., Geological Sciences (Hydrogeology), University of Texas - Austin,
2005.
Currently: Water Resources Engineer, QEA LLC, Austin TX
B.S. Geological Sciences (Hydrogeology), University of Texas
Thesis Title: Estimating biozone hydraulic conductivity in wastewater soil absorption systems using
inverse numerical modeling.
E-mail: jbumgarner@qeal c.com

Daniel e Bailey, M.S., Hydrogeology, (at University of Texas at Austin), 2006.
Currently: Consulting Hydrogeologist, Houston Texas.
B.S. Geol., Texas A&M University
Thesis Title: Methods comparison and spatial analysis of field parameter quantification of
unsaturated flow at an existing wastewater infiltration system: Mines Park, Golden Colorado.
email: bailey_danny@hotmail.com

Neal Jordan Dimick, M.S. Hydrologic Science and Engineering, 2007.
Currently: Water Resources Engineer for Cam Dresser and McKee (ground water modeling,
remediation, geophysics)
B.S. Geophysical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines.
Thesis Title: The ability to predict groundwater flow in a structurally faulted river basin valley with
natural y occurring hot springs using multivariate geochemical analyses (co-advisor, Mike Baetzle,
Geophysics).
E-mail: ndimick@mines.edu

Mia Tucholke, M.S. Hydrologic Science and Engineering, 2007
Currently: Research Associate, Colorado School of Mines (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
B.S. Environmental Science, Metropolitan State Col ege of Denver
Thesis title: Statistical assessment of relationships between denitrification and easily measurable
soil properties: a simple predictive tool for watershed-scale modeling
E-mail: mtucholk@mines.edu

Tamee Albrecht, M.S., Hydrologic Science and Engineering, 2007
Currently: Independent Hydrochemist
B.S. Geology, University of Massachusetts
Thesis Title: Characterization of the hydrochemical variability of water resources in the southeast
Piceance Basin, Colorado.
Co-advisor Prof. Geoffrey Thyne.
E-mail: talbrech@mines.edu

Gretchen Oldham, M.S., Environmental Science & Engineering (Hydrology & Water Resources),
2008.
Currently: Environmental Engineer, Arcadis, Portland, Or
Co-advisor: Prof. Jorg Drewes.
BS Geology, Western Washington University.
Thesis Title: Contaminant transport of emerging organic chemicals in riverbank filtration systems:
experiments and modeling.
E-mail: buscemifan@hotmail.com

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Kathleen Bendal Lindstrom, M.S., Hydrologic Science and Engineering, 2009
Currently: Barr Engineering, Ann Arbor MI
Research Topic: Contaminant transport and hydrologic modeling.
B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Michigan Tech.
E-mail: kbendal @mines.edu

Jared King, M.S. Environmental Science and Engineering (Contaminant Hydrology), 2009
Currently: Golder, Lakewood CO
Research Topic: Contaminant Transport and Storage in Fractured Rock
B.S. Environmental Science, University of New Mexico
E-mail: jaking@mines.edu

Carter, Thurman, M.S., Hydrologic Science and Engineering, 2009
Currently: Legal Intern, Georgia Supreme Court.
Research Topic: Characterization and optimizing remediation of an oil-refinery site.
B.S. Geological Sciences, University of the South, J.D., Emory University School of Law
E-mail: carterthurman@gmail.com


Graduated M.S. Non-thesis Students with Significant Engineering Report (2)

Sonya Cadle, M.E., Geological Engineering (Hydrogeology), Colorado School of Mines, 2002.
Currently: Project Hydrologist, Arcadis, Lakewood, CO
B.S. Geology, Northern Il inois University
Report Title: Ground-water Model for a Fractured Bedrock Aquifer in Aspen Park, CO.
Sonya.Cadle@arcadis-us.com

Kyle Richards, M.S. HSE, 2006.
Currently: Research Associate, Environmental Science and Engineering Division, Colorado School
of Mines
B.S. Forestry, Colorado State University
Kyle.Richards@arcadis-us.com


Current Graduate Student Thesis Committees (13)
Sarah Christopherson, PhD Univ. Minnesota, Phosphorus reactive transport in the vadose zone.
Jenn Jefferson, PhD HSE, Behavior of evapotranspiration across scales and subsurface regimes
Alejandra Tarrel , PhD ESE, Radionucclide transport and reactions.
Katharine Hyland, PhD ESE, Accumulation of Emerging organics in land-applied biosolids
Matt Minnick, PhD GE, Modeling water resources for oil shale development, Colorado River Basin.
Mike Morse, PhD HSE-CEE, Hil slope hydrology in forested regions.
Bryant Reyes, PhD, CEE, Modeling groundwater resources in the LA Basin.
Luca Trevisan, PhD ESE, Capil ary and dissolution trapping during CO2 sequestration injections.
Andrew Trautz, PhD, HSE-CEE, Evaporation and condensation at the soil-atmosphere interface

HSE = Hydrologic Science and Engineering, ESE = Environmental Science and Engineering


Former Committee Students (43)

Jennifer Guelfo, PhD HSE-CEE, Transport of fire retardant chemicals in groundwater

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Erica Si ril a, PhD, HSE-GE (2013), Risk assessment for CO2 leakage in aquifers during sequestration
Adam Atchley, PhD HSE-GE (2013), Hydrochemical transport using stream-tube approach.
Kato Dee, PhD Geochemistry (2013), Uranium transport in soils.
Drew Beck, MS HSE-CEE (2014), Distributed stormwater BMP modeling in Los Angeles.
Celena Cui, MS HSE-GE (2014), Florida's aquifer sensitivity to nitrate contamination: GIS assessment
Colin Penn, MS HSE-GE (2014) - Effects of bark beetle infestation on hydrology and land-energy
feedbacks

Bryant Reeves, MS CEE (2013), Modeling groundwater resources for Los Angeles
Andrew Trautz, MS HSE (2013), Multiphase flows in carbon geosequestration.
Steve Meyerhoff, PhD. HSE-GE (2013), Modeling runoff on heterogeneous slopes
Katie Kirsch, M.S. HSE-CEE (2013), Release of metals from injection formation during carbon
sequestration
Sophie Hancock, PhD Geol, Geohydrology of a uranium deposit at Lost Creek, WY.
Christiana Hoppe, PhD ESE, (2012) Riverbank filtration of pharmaceuticals
Simon Ferrel , M.S. ESE (2013), Wastewater reclamation via vadose zone infiltration.
Jennifer (JT) Teerlink, PhD ESE (2012), Soil infiltration & treatment of pharmaceuticals in wastewater
Adrienne Dean, M.S. HSE-GE (2012), Contaminant transport in heterogeneous media
Joseph Wiley, MS ESE, (2011) Impacts of mountain pine beetle on soil-water chemistry
Katharine Dahm, PhD ESE, Water management for water co-produced with natural gas
Nathan Hancock, PhD ESE (2011), Water reclamation using membranes.
Emily Lesher, PhD ESE (2011), Transport of radionuclides in soil.
Andy Mil er, PhD ESE (2010), Transport of uranium in ground water
Diana Cook, PhD GE 92008), Slope stability and drainage
Judith Schenk, PhD, GE (2008), Ground-water modeling and optimization
Sarah Stetson, PhD Chemistry (2008), Using Stable isotopes to evaluate mercury and mine
pol ution.
Kathy DeJong, PhD ESE, (2008), Pharmaceutical fate /transport in onsite wastewater systems.
Jordan Revielle, M.S., HSE/GE, (2008) Fractal analysis of dispersion
Jose Gago, PhD ESE, (2007) Contaminant hydrology , NAPL transport
Teresa Nealon, M.S., HSE/ESE, (2008) Watershed modeling of Upper Colorado River Basin
Ruth Tinnacher, PhD ESE (2008), Radioactive metal transport
Kimberly McDugal, MS HSE, (2008) Contaminant transport modeling optimization.
Jim McKinley, PhD ESE, (2007) Biozone formation in onsite wastewater systems
Marla Knebl, PhD, Univ. Texas at Austin (2006), weather/ flood modeling for San Antonio River basis
Derrick Rodriquez, PhD ESE (2006), NAPL migration in the subsurface
Barbara Harvey Butler, PhD, ESE (2005), Metals transport in aqueous, mine-impacted systems.
Kaylene Ritter, PhD, Chem (2005), dissolved organic matter in natural waters.
Anthony Ranel i, PhD, Chem (2005), mountain watershed hydrology.
Tonja Rauch, PhD, ESE (2005), treatment of emerging organics in riverbank filtration systems.
Sheila van Cuyk, PhD, ESE (2003), wastewater microbial transformation during transport in soils.
Lee Landkamer, PhD, ESE, (2003), radioactive metal transport and sorption.
Satawat “Pom” Saenton, PhD ESE, (2003), metal transport in natural aqueous systems.
Cetin Kantar, PhD, ESE (2002), radioactive metal transport and sorption.
Tristan Wel man, PhD, GE (2005), optimized ground-water modeling in mountain aquifers.
Elizabeth Conover, M.S., HSE/Geol, Plume characterization with statistical and inverse methods
Taylor Dixon, M.S. HSE/Chem, hyporheic solute transformation an agricultural headwater stream
Nate Walker, M.S., ESE, water reclamation & desalination for a geothermal power plant
Amber Patrick M.S., Environmental Science, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ryan Oesterreich, MS ESE, Volatilization of organic contaminants during sampling
Fritz Krembs, MS ESE, Chemical-oxidation remediation design
Craig Harran, M.S., GE, Unsaturated zone modeling at mine sites

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Rebecca Parzen, M.S. ESE (2007), Onsite wastewater infiltration and isotopic analysis
Amanda Dolezal, MS, ESE (2007), Mine site remediation in Colorado
Melissa Northcutt, MS, GE (2007), Unsaturated zone modeling at Antarctic Lakes
Ryan Walsh, M.S., ESE (2006), soil-based wastewater treatment.
Ben Petri, M.S. ESE (2006), chemical-oxidation remediation of NAPLs.
Charlotte Zarter Dimick, M.S., ESE (2005), wastewater nitrogen treatment at the field scale
Jason Sahl, M.S., ESE (2005), microbial attenuation of organics after chemical oxidation.
Sarah Seitz, M.S., ESE (2004), chemical-oxidation remediation of organic pol utants.
Liane Storer, M.S. GE (2004), surface-water ground-water interactions for a mountain stream.
Greg VanderBeek, M.S. GE (2004), Ground-water modeling in a mountain watershed.
Kathy Dano, M.S., GC (2004), impact of septic systems on watershed-scale water quality.
Kel y Keese, M.S. Geos, University of Texas, (2004). Modeling climate change and recharge
Katy Kier, M.S. Geos, University of Texas, (2004). Modeling ground-water quality at regional scales.
Samantha Tokash, M.S. GE (2003). Hydrochemical analysis of mine pol ution, Snake River, Co
Margaret Dodds Osburne, M.S., Geol. (2003), transport of organic contaminants in a landfil .
Zachary Ceplecha, M.S. Colorado State University (2002). Aquifer vulnerability to nitrate pol ution.
Eric Vestal, M.S., ESE (2002), Modeling NAPL dissolution and transport.
Tom Peebles, M.S., GE (2002), vadose-zone modeling.
Quintin Moore, MS ESE (2001), modeling NAPL transport in the subsurface.
Elizabeth Fischer, M.S., ESE (1999), nitrogen transformation in soil based wastewater treatment.
Amanda Struse, M.S., ESE (1999), chemical oxidation remediation of organic pol utants.
Sharon Day Yacob, M.S., Geol. (2003), aquifer-scale water quality and hydrochemical analysis.

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