Groundwater Environmental Hydrogeology Program

Current Areas of Research:

Groundwater Research
  • Electrolytic treatment of emerging contaminants
  • Optimization of groundwater production systems
  • Advective-diffusive transport of contaminants
  • Decision guide for releases of chlorinate solvents
  • Geologic Carbon Sequestration
  • Management of contaminants in low permeability zones
  • Processes governing petroleum sheens
  • Processes governing stability of petroleum liquids
  • Novel methods for treating petroleum liquids in soil
  • Novel methods for treating dissolved phase hydrocarbons
  • Sustainable development of groundwater in the Denver Basin Aquifer
  • Optimization of groundwater remediation systems
  • Subsurface water storage
  • Computation chemistry for emerging contaminants
  • Remediation via soil mixing with reactive media and stabilizing agents
  • Management of persistent organic compounds in sediment
  • Land Subsidence Modeling


Faculty, staff, and students in Civil and Environmental Engineering conduct approximately $1 millions in groundwater research annually. Current sponsors include:

  • US Department Defense
  • Chevron
  • Town of Castle Rock, CO
  • DuPont
  • GE
  • ExxonMobil
  • Suncor Energy
  • American Petroleum Institute
  • US Department of Energy
  • State of Colorado Agricultural Research Station