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Office Location: ERC B01
Phone: 970-491-8413
Email: tsale -at- engr.colostate.edu

Dr. Tom Sale

Associate Professor

Dr. Tom Sale is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and an independent consulting hydrogeologist. 


  • Ph.D., Colorado State University
    • The focus of his dissertation research was the affect of fractional NAPL removal on downgradient water quality and source longevity. Dr. Sale has been actively involved in the characterization and remediation of subsurface releases of Nonaqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLs) since 1981.

  • M.S., University of Arizona
  • B.A. degrees from Miami of Ohio


Research Interests

  • Research and consulting activities are focused on anthropogenic releases of contaminants to subsurface environments and their subsequent transport, fate, and management. Specific areas of interest are pragmatic expectations for Nonaqueous Phase Liquid (NAPL) remedies and passive strategies for management of NAPL releases.