Dr. Jeffrey D. Niemann

Professor, Faoro Professor, and Borland Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Jeffrey NiemannDr. Niemann is the Faoro Professor of Water Resources in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He earned a B.S. with High Distinction from the University of Colorado at Boulder and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Niemann’s research interests center on hydrology and geomorphology. His research has included: analyzing the structure of channel networks, simulating long-term landscape evolution, modeling and downscaling soil moisture patterns, quantifying evapotranspiration from shallow groundwater, modeling snowpack and frozen ground, simulating flood events in mountain basins, modeling hydrologic response in urban areas, mapping flood inundation, forecasting landslide and debris flow occurrence, assessing climate change impacts on regional water balance, and quantifying uncertainty in model forecasts. Dr. Niemann was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House in 2002 and was appointed the Borland Chair of Hydrology in 2010 and 2019. He received the Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2019. In 2007, 2011, and 2016, Dr. Niemann was honored with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Niemann coordinates the Water and International Development (WAID) program and has contributed to drinking water and sanitation system projects in rural El Salvador, Belize, Gabon, Guatemala, Kenya, and elsewhere. In 2011, Dr. Niemann was honored with the George T. Abell Award for Outstanding International Contributions and the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Research Interests

  • Hydrology
  • Geomorphology
  • Soil Moisture
  • Scaling

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Contact Information

Office Location: Engineering A226
Phone: (970)491-3517
jeffrey.niemann@colostate.edu

Personal website

Education

  • Ph.D. 2001, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • M.S. 1997, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • B.S. 1993, University of Colorado – Civil Engineering