Faculty and Staff

DEPARTMENT Leadership

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Junko Munakata Marr

Department Head and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Microbial communities in groundwater and water treatment systems; application of molecular biology techniques to environmental systems; engineering education; humanitarian engineering.
junko@mines.edu

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D.V. “Vaughan” Griffiths

Associate Department Head and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Foundation analysis and design, slope stability analysis, soil mechanics, finite element modeling and risk assessment in civil and geotechnical engineering.
vgriffit@mines.edu

 

Academic Faculty

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Eric Anderson

Associate Professor Jointly Appointed, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geophysics
Hydrodynamic Modeling; Coastal Processes; Limnology; Physical Oceanography; Ice Dynamics; Atmosphere-Surface Water Interaction.
ejanderson@mines.edu

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Christopher Bellona

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Membrane processes/Fate of organic contaminants in water and wastewater treatment; Potable water reuse. Advanced oxidation for the destruction of organic contaminants. Remediation of contaminated sites.
cbellona@mines.edu

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Tzahi Cath

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Brackish water and seawater desalination; water and wastewater treatment engineering; potable water reuse; energy recovery in water treatment.
tcath@mines.edu

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Linda Figueroa

Professor, Jointly Appointed, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Mining Engineering
Microbially mediated radionuclide and metals removal; biotransformation of nitrogen; application of molecular tools; water and waste treatment.
lfiguero@mines.edu

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Andres Guerra

Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Innovative approaches to educate CSM students about civil engineering applications in geotechnical and structural engineering, land development, construction practices, risk assessment, and optimization.
aguerra@mines.edu

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Karen Gupta

Professor of Practice, Civil and Environmental Engineering Experiential teaching approaches to educate CSM students in construction engineering topics. Research in sustainable construction methodology to reduce water impacts and construction law topics. karen.gupta@mines.edu

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Marte Gutierrez

James R. Paden Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geomechanics; coupled multiphase fluid flow, thermal and geomechanical processes in porous and fractured media; experimental studies and computational modeling.
mgutierr@mines.edu

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Reza Hedayat

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering; Rock and Fracture Mechanics; Underground Construction and Tunneling; Applied Geophysics; Hydraulic Fracturing.
hedayat@mines.edu

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Christopher Higgins

University Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental organic chemistry; inorganic and organic contaminant fate and transport; contaminant bioaccumulation; perfluorochemicals; nanoparticles.
chiggins@mines.edu

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Jeffrey A. Holley

Teaching Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Engineering mechanics; environmental studies; civil infrastructure design; storm water management; storm water quality enhancement.
jholley@mines.edu

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Tissa Illangasekare

AMAX Distinguished Chair Director, Center for Experimental Study of Environmental Processes (CESEP), Civil and Environmental Engineering
Subsurface flow; transport and fate of chemicals in porous media; groundwater hydrology; numerical modeling; fracture flow; flow in snow; NAPLs.
tillanga@mines.edu

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Kristoph Kinzli

Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
River mechanics; stream rehabilitation; water resources; agricultural water use; fisheries biology; engineering teaching pedagogy; and active learning.
kkinzli@mines.edu

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Amy Landis

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.
amylandis@mines.edu

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Hongyan Liu

Teaching Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Teaching interests are engineering mechanics, structural analysis and design, and engineering materials. Research interests are structural engineering and earthquake engineering.
hyliu@mines.edu

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Ning Lu

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Soil physical phenomena including fluid flow, chemical transport, heat transfer, stress, and deformation; unifying atomic-scale potentials, inter-particle forces, and engineering-scale stresses in soils; groundwater hydrology, unsaturated soil mechanics, expansive soils, environmental geotechnics.
ninglu@mines.edu

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John McCray

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contaminant hydrology; subsurface remediation; vadose-zone hydrology; watershed hydrology; PFAS investigations; hydrologic modeling; stormwater reclamation using green infrastructure. soil-based wastewater treatment.
jmccray@mines.edu

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Michael Mooney

Grewcock Distinguished Chair Professor of Underground Construction & Tunneling; Director, Center for Underground and Underground Construction & Tunnel Engineering graduate degree program.
Tunnel design and construction in soil and soil/rock conditions; geotechnical and geostructural engineering; geoconstruction.
mmooney@mines.edu

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Chelsea L. Panos

Teaching Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Teaching interests are Urban hydrology; stormwater modeling; urbanization; stormwater management; engineering learning; effective teaching practices.
cpanos@mines.edu

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Shiling Pei

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Extreme hazard mitigation; structural reliability; modern timber structural systems; structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.
spei@mines.edu

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Cara Phillips

Teaching Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Structural analysis and building design; steel, concrete, masonry and wood. Lateral load design and detailing, post-installed concrete and masonry anchorage.
caraphil@mines.edu

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Susan Reynolds

Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Structural analysis and design; historic preservation technology; sustainable / integrated design approaches for buildings.
reynolds@mines.edu

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Jonathan Sharp

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Microbiology of natural and engineered systems; sustainable water treatment; watershed biogeochemistry.
jsharp@mines.edu

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Yangming Shi

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Construction Automation, Construction Informatics, Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (AI),Disaster Visualization, and Human Factors. .yangming.shi@mines.edu

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Syd Slouka

Teaching Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
sslouka@mines.edu

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John Spear

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Quantitative Biosciences and Engineering
Environmental microbiology; geobiology; metals bioremediation; subsurface microbiology; cave and mine microbiology; environmental policy—impact analysis (NEPA), reclamation & restoration.
jspear@mines.edu

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Timothy Strathmann

Associate Department Head and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Catalysts and advanced materials for water and energy applications; hydrothermal biomass conversion technologies; wastewater and waste solid valorization; aquatic fate and treatment of contaminants of emerging concern; life cycle analysis-directed design of environmental technologies.
strthmnn@mines.edu

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Lori Tunstall

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Cementitious materials; concrete durability; frost damage; mechanisms of air entrainment.
ltunstall@mines.edu

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Alexandra Wayllace

Teaching Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Areas of focus include designing and conducting experiments to measure different soil properties for saturated and unsaturated soils.
awayllac@mines.edu

Campus Leadership

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Paul C. Johnson

President, Colorado School of Mines, and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chemical fate and transport in the environment with emphasis on contaminated soil and groundwater monitoring, remediation, and risk assessment and subsurface vapor migration to indoor air.
presoffice@mines.edu

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Terri Hogue

Dean, Earth and Society Programs, and Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Surface hydrology; catchment response to wildfire, urbanization and climate variability; watershed modeling, parameter estimation, remote sensing, and field studies.
thogue@mines.edu

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Kamini Singha

Associate Dean, University Distinguished Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering
Fluid flow and contaminant transport in porous media and fractured rock as well as groundwater-surface-water interactions.
ksingha@mines.edu

Research Faculty

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Pablo Chevesich Garcia

Research Assistant Professor
Watershed Hydrology pablogarcia@mines.edu

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Shilai Hao

Research Assistant Professor
Environmental Chemistry, PFAS Treatment and Analysis shao@mines.edu

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Omid Moradian

Research Associate Professor
Rock/Fracture Mechanics, Machine Learning moradian@mines.edu

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James Rosenblum

Research Assistant Professor
Water Reuse jrosenblum@mines.edu

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Johan Vanneste

Research Associate Professor
Separation Processes, Desalination vanneste@mines.edu

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Gary Vanzin

Research Assistant Professor
Bioenergy, Waste Remediation gvanzin@mines.edu

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Hooman Vatankhah

Research Assistant Professor
Potable Reuse, Emerging Micropollutants hvatankhah@mines.edu

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David Vuono

Research Assistant Professor
Environmental Microbiology dvuono@mines.edu

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Andy Wood

Research Professor
Hydrology, Water Resources Management awwood@mines.edu

Jointly Appointed Faculty

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Alina Handorean

Teaching Professor Engineering, Design, and Society
Environmental Engineering (Drinking Water, Bioaerosols); Chemistry; Cancer Biology; Pedagogy; Teaching User-Centered Design, Communication Skills, and Teamwork in Cornerstone Classes.
ahandorean@mines.edu

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Adrienne Marshall

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, and high performance computing.
adriennemarshall@mines.edu

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Jessica Smith

Professor, Engineering, Design, and Society
Ethnography; energy ethics; engineering studies; corporate social responsibility; equity and engineering education.
jmsmith@mines.edu

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Serveh Kamravah

Assistant Professor
Petroleum Engineering,
Machine Learning; Fluid Dynamics; Energy Storage Systems.
kamrava@mines.edu

Emeritus Faculty

Bruce Honeyman

Professor Emeritus Environmental Radiochemistry and Surface Chemistry bhoneyma@mines.edu

Joe Crocker

Teaching Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Structural materials and design; geotechnical and structural engineering; curriculum development.
jcrocker@mines.edu

Panos Kiousis

Associate Professor Emeritus
Computational Methods and Finite Elements
pkiousis@mines.edu

Robert Siegrist

Professor Emeritus
Soil and Water Reclamation/Remediation
rsiegris@mines.edu

Ronald Cohen

Associate Professor Emeritus
Microbiology and Mine Reclamation
rcohen@mines.edu

Department Staff

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Junko Munakata Marr

Department Head

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D.V. Griffiths

Associate Department Head

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Kimberly Brock

Department Manager

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Gabrielle Edwards

Program Assistant

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Mona Lisa Lucero

Administrative Assistant

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Kate Spangler

Laboratory Coordinator

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Dana Morrison

Academic Advising Coordinator