Dr. Kenneth Carlson is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department of Colorado State University. He worked in industry for more than 10 years in roles that included environmental project management for Intel, Inc. and senior technology management at CH2M Hill. Dr. Carlson has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Dr. Carlson is the Director of the CEWS and in this role conducts research that addresses water issues related to oil and gas development including impacts of hydraulic fracturing, water quantity needs, water quality impacts and best practices for handling and recycling frac flowback and produced water. He is also a co-PI on the NREL study, The Role of Natural Gas in Transforming the U.S. Energy Sector: Gas Supply and Electric Sector Analysis, focusing on water issues and best management practices. Contact Details: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 970 491 8336
Ashwin Dhanasekar is a Research Associate at Colorado State University and is currently Assistant Director at the Center for Energy Water Sustainability. He has over 5 years of experience working with operators to solve water management issues. He specializes in systems modeling and development for effective water management and improving the food-energy-water relationship. His work revolves around promoting beneficial reuse of produced water while driving a successful reduction in carbon footprints. He is also a co-PI on the RPSEA project titled “Development of GIS based tools to optimize fluids management”. His previous work consists of developing analytics for water management of the lifecycle of wells in Colorado and Texas. He has a Masters in Environmental Engineering from CSU and a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from India. His work also includes business development and project management at CSU.