COLIN BELL, PHD
Curriculum vitae
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
225 Coolbaugh Hall, Colorado School of Mines, 1012 14th Street, Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 585.490.9753 | Email: cdbell01@gmail.com
Website: colindbell.com
RESEARCH AREAS
Urban hydrology; decision support systems; water quality; hydro-ecological modeling;
stormwater management; stream ecology;
EDUCATION
08/2016
PhD, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Sara K. McMillan
Dissertation Title: Influence of Stormwater Control Measures on Watershed
Hydrology and Biogeochemical Cycling
05/2013
MSE, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Dr. Sara K. McMillan
Masters Project Title: Export Patterns of Nutrients and Carbon from Urban
Watersheds with Stormwater Control Measures
05/2011
BS, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse (SUNY
ESF), Department of Forest Engineering
RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS
2016-Pres.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado School
of Mines. Funded by EPA National Priorities Grant on Life Cycle Cost of Water
Infrastructure Alternatives (i-dst.mines.edu).
2014-2016
Research Assistant, Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Watersheds Lab, Purdue
University
2011-2014
Research Assistant, Ecology and Biogeochemistry of Watersheds Lab, University
of North Carolina at Charlotte
2010-2011
Green Infrastructure and Green Collar Jobs, SUNY ESF
2009
Undergraduate Researcher for Dr. Stewart Diemont, SUNY ESF
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2018
Instructor: Watershed Systems Modeling, Colorado School of Mines
2017
Instructor: Stochastic Hydrology, Colorado School of Mines
2017
Lecturer: Watershed Systems Modeling, Colorado School of Mines
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2014
Co-Instructor: Stormwater Design, Purdue University
2012-2013 Teaching Assistant: Environment and Water Resources Engineering,
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2008-2009 Coach: Physics 212, Syracuse University
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2015-2016 Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, College of Engineering, Purdue University
2015
International study travel grant (Korea University), Department of
Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University
2014
American Ecological Engineering Society annual meeting student travel
grant
2013
Research mentorship travel grant (to University of California at Santa
Barbara), Infrastructure and Environmental Systems Program, University of
North Carolina at Charlotte
2012
First place at the North Carolina Water Resources Research Institute annual
meeting student poster competition
2008-2009 ESF Alumni Memorial Scholarship
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Bell, C.D., Tague, C.L., McMillan, S.K. (2017). A model of hydrology and water quality in
stormwater control measures. Environmental Modelling and Software. 95(C): 29-47

Bell, C.D., McMillan, S.K., Clinton, S.M., Jefferson, A.J., (2017). Characterizing the effect of
stormwater mitigation on nutrient export and stream concentrations. Environmental
Management. 59(4): 604-618.

Bell, C.D., McMillan, S.K., Clinton, S.M., Jefferson, A.J., 2016. Hydrologic response to
stormwater control measures in urban watersheds. Journal of Hydrology.

Jefferson, A.J., Bell, C.D., Clinton, S.M., McMillan, S.K., 2015. Application of isotope
hydrograph separation to understand contributions of stormwater control measures to
urban headwater streams. Hydrological Processes, 29(25): 5290-5306.

Bowen, J.D., Perry, D.N., Bell, C.D., 2014. Hydrologic and water quality model development
using Simulink. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2(4): 616-632.
PUBLICATIONS IN REVIEW:

Bell, C.D., Stokes-Draut, J., Spahr, K., Grubert, E., Gallo, E., McCray J.E., Hogue, T.S. (In
Review). Decision making on the grey-green stormwater infrastructure continuum.
Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment

Rivers, E.L., McMillan, S.K., Bell, C.D., Clinton, S.M. (In Review) Effects of urban stormwater
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control measures on instream denitrification in receiving streams. Freshwater Science.

Wolfand, J., Bell, C.D., Boehm, A.B., Hogue, T.S., Luthy, R.G., (In Review) Predicting bacteria
removal by enhanced stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) at the watershed
scale. Environmental Science and Technology.
PUBLICATIONS IN PREPARATION:

Bell, C.D., Tague, C.L., McMillan, S.K. (In Preparation). Hydro-ecological model of nitrate
runoff from urban surfaces connected to stormwater control measures.

Bell, C.D., Li, Y., Lopez, E., Hogue, T.S. (In Preparation). Regionalization of urban runoff
water quality and treatment performance by stormwater control measures (SCMs) in the
contiguous United States for decision support tools.

Scarlett, R.D., Bell, C.D., McMillan, S.K., Jefferson, A.J. (In Preparation). Influence of
stormwater control measures on water quality in a small suburban watershed.
PRESENTATIONS
Bell, C. D.; Li, Y.; Lopez, E.; Hogue, T.S.; Development and exploration of a regional
stormwater BMP performance database to parameterize an integrated decision support tool (i-
DST). Poster Presentation. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2017, New Orleans,
LA.

Bell, C. D.; Spahr, K.; McCray, J.E; Hogue, T.S.; An integrated decision support tool (i-DST)
for life cycle cost assessment of grey and green stormwater infrastructure. Oral Presentation.
Environmental and Water Resources Institute Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Control
Measures 2017 Conference. Denver, CO.

Hogue, T.S.; Bell, C. D.; Geza, M.; Stokes-Draut, J. Integrated Decision Support Tool (i-DST)
for Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Grey and Green Stormwater Management Infrastructure.
EPA Safe and Sustainable Water Research Program Monthly Webinar. October, 2017.

Hogue, T.S.; Bell, C. D.; Spahr, K.; Gallo, E.; McCray, J.E. Development of an integrated
decision support tool (i-DST) for grey-green infrastructure planning across diverse climates.
2017 Canadian Water Network Blue Cities Conference. Toronto, Canada.

Bell, C. D.; Spahr, K.; McCray, J.E.; Hogue, T.S.;Framework and parameterization of a decision
support tool for stormwater infrastructure. Oral Presentation. 2017 UCOWR/NWIR Conference,
Fort Collins, CO.

Bell, C. D.; Tague, C. L; McMillan, S. K. Development of a Model of Nitrogen Cycling in
Stormwater Control Measures and Application of the Model at the Watershed Scale. Oral
Presentation. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting 2016, San Francisco, CA.

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Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J. Urban best management practices
affect stormwater quality. Oral Presentation. American Society of Agricultural and Biological
Engineering International Meeting 2016, Orlando, FL.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J. Hydrologic response to watershed
metrics describing urban development and mitigation with stormwater control measures. Oral
Presentation. American Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2016, Knoxville, TN.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J. Hydrologic response to watershed
metrics describing urban development and mitigation with stormwater control measures. Oral
Presentation. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting 2015, Baltimore, MD.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J. Identifying controls on stormflow,
nutrient and carbon export from urban watersheds in the Southeastern U.S. with Sustainable
Drainage Systems (SUDS). Oral Presentation. British Hydrological Society National
Symposium 2014. Birmingham, UK.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J. Controls on stormflow, nutrient and
carbon export from urban watersheds with stormwater control measures. Oral Presentation.
American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting 2014, Charleston, SC.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J.; Tague, C. L. Water and Nitrogen
Export Patterns of Urban Watershed with Stormwater Control Measures. Poster Presentation.
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2013, San Francisco, CA.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J. Urban Stream Nutrient and Carbon
Quality Responses to Stormwater Control Measures. Poster Presentation. North Carolina Water
Resources Research Institute Annual Meeting 2013, Raleigh, NC.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Tague, C. L; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J. Using Modeling to
Asses Hydraulic Parameter Transferability from an Undeveloped to and Urban Watershed with
Stormwater Infrastructure. Poster Presentation. Geological Society of America Fall Meeting
2012, Charlotte, NC.

Bell, C. D.; McMillan, S. K.; Clinton S. M.; Jefferson, A. J.; Tague, C. L. Using Watershed
Modeling to Optimize Management of Urban Stormwater to Control Nitrogen. Poster
Presentation. American Ecological Engineering Society Meeting 2012, Syracuse, NY.
OTHER PRODUCTS
Green infrastructure outreach website and bioretention design calculator available online at:
http://www.esf.edu/ere/endreny/GICalculator/index.htmlGreen - June 2011
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SERVICE
2017
Bethany House Rochester, NY: House of Hospitality
Adjunct Board of Directors Member – Digital Strategy and Support
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
Manuscript Review
Water, WIRES Water, Freshwater Science, Environmental
Modelling and Software, Hydrology and Earth Systems
Sciences
Session Convener
2017 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. Sessions
H11C and H14C: Connecting Environment, Technology, and
Society: Decision Support Tools for Built Environments. New
Orleans, LA
STUDENT MENTORING
Ali Shojaei Zadeh
South Dakota School of Mines and
PhD Dissertation Committee
Technology
Member
Elizabeth Gallo
Colorado School of Mines
PhD Dissertation Committee
Member (non-voting)
Jacob Brown
Colorado School of Mines
Masters Thesis Committee
Member
Jordyn Wolfand
Stanford University
PhD Research Mentor
Rachel Scarlett
Purdue University
PhD Research Mentor
Emiley Lopez
Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Research
Mentor
Wenli Dickinson
Colorado School of Mines
Undergraduate Research
Mentor
Charles Safrit
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Undergraduate Research
Conference Mentor
Christopher Jordan University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Undergraduate Research
Conference Mentor
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
NCEES Engineer in Training, New York State
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
American Ecological Engineering Society
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Geological Society of America
American Geophysical Union
American Society of Civil Engineers
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