Kamini Singha, PhD, Professor
Colorado School of Mines
Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
- PhD, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University
- BSc with Honors, Geophysics, University of Connecticut
Singha's research contributes to understanding of hydrologic processes by integrating geophysical techniques, hydrologic tools, and mathematical simulation, allowing the development of improved predictive models. Her theoretical work concentrates on quantifying the "geophysical footprint", or the impact of spatially and temporally varying measurement physics, on using geophysical data to constrain the operation of parameters controlling fluid flow and solute transport in a variety of settings. She explores processes associated with fluid flow and contaminant transport in porous media and fractured rock as well as groundwater-surface-water interactions. She has also collaborated on a variety of projects in related areas, including linking water quality degradation and human behavior, imaging moisture dynamics in desert ecosystems, exploring changes in infiltration after fire, and quantifying kinetics of iron reduction given electrical measurements.
Kamini has taught a variety of classes at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including groundwater hydrology, field methods in hydrology, geostatistics, inverse methods, and an introduction to Matlab.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2012 - Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Wilson Award for Excellence in Teaching
2011 - Penn State George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching
2009 - Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society/Geonics Early Career Award
2008 - National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2003 - Outstanding Student Paper, Hydrology Section, Fall AGU Meeting
2000 - STAR Fellow, Environmental Protection Agency
1999 - Outstanding Woman in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut
1999 - John B. Lucke Award for Outstanding Geology Student, University of Connecticut