Chelsea L. Panos

Teaching Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Chelsea Panos earned her Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering, Master’s in Hydrology, and Ph.D. in Hydrology from the Colorado School of Mines between 2011 and 2020. Dr. Panos completed her dissertation under her advisor Dr. Terri Hogue. Her research investigates how growing urban populations through infill development impact stormwater runoff. Her doctorate work was funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the NSF Engineering Research Center for Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt). Panos is passionate about teaching and interested in pedagogical research including engineering education and experiential learning. Dr. Panos is committed to diversity, inclusion, and access initiatives and has served on multiple DI&A committees. She is also an ENFJ personality type who enjoys list-making, dancing, and photography.​


Coolbaugh Hall 246


  • PhD Hydrology, Colorado School of Mines, 2020
  • MS Hydrology, Colorado School of Mines, 2019
  • BS Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2015


  • Panos, C.L., J.M. Wolfand, and T.S. Hogue. (2020). “SWMM Sensitivity to LID Siting and Routing Parameters: Implications for Stormwater Regulatory Compliance.” J. Am. Water Resour. Assoc.
  • Bell, C.D., J.M. Wolfand, C.L. Panos, A.S. Bhaskar, R.L. Gilliom, T.S. Hogue, K.G. Hopkins, and A.J. Jefferson. (2020). “Stormwater control impacts on runoff volume and peak flow: A meta-analysis of watershed modeling studies.” Hydol. Process. 34(14).
  • Gallo, E.M., C.D. Bell, C.L. Panos, S.M. Smith, and T.S. Hogue. (2020). “Investigating tradeoffs of green to grey stormwater infrastructure using a planning-level decision support tool.” Water. 12(7).
  • Panos, C.L., T.S. Hogue, R.L. Gilliom, and J.E. McCray. (2018). “High-resolution Modeling of Infill Development Impact on Stormwater Dynamics in Denver, Colorado.” J. Sustainable Water Built Environ. 4(4).