Dr. Kimberly B. Catton
Dr Kimberly Catton is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. She earned a B.S. degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from the University of California – Davis, a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of California – Davis, and a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Primary research interests include the integration spatial analyses and life cycle assessments of energy systems, the interface between the environment and energy, and spatial-correlation analysis of complex fluid systems. Current projects include the development of a GIS-based tool to assess microalgae-based biofuels productivity potential in the United States, GIS assessment of resource demand and life-cycle assessment on commercial–scale microalgae photobioreactors, and the development of a GIS tool to site and estimate the potential of low-head hydropower in the Western United States.
Dr. Ji-Hee Son is a postdoctoral fellow in Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Colorado State University. She earned her MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University. Her research interests are nutrient source, transport, and treatment in watersheds and a real-time groundwater monitoring of possible contamination from shale gas production. Her current emphases are developing surrogate techniques in a real-time monitoring system and event detection from real-time changes using an event detection model based on statistical and mathematical algorithms, pattern recognition, and advanced data mining.
Bing is a Graduate Research Student pursuing his Masters at Colorado State University focusing on frac flowback and produced water production. He earned his B.S degree in Environmental Engineering at Northeast Dianli University, Jilin, China. His previous research includes wastewater treatment plant design, water, solid and gas treatment for thermal power plants, photodegradation of Phenol in water ice. He is currently a team member who is focusing on the quantity of frac flowback and produced water from Noble Energy Oil and Gas wells in the Wattenberg Field. He specialized in ArcGIS to create models to predict produced water volume through the lifecycle of the wells.
Huishu Li is a master student and Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. She earned a B.S. degree in College of Resources and Environment at Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. Her previous research interests include environmental impacts of transgenic crops, transformation of protein toxins in the soil ecosystem, municipal wastewater treatment plant design, greywater reuse and membrane treatment process. Currently, she is focused on the water quality characterizing of produced water and fracturing flowback fluid for recycling in the Wattenberg field. She specializes in assessing water quality needs for characterizing treatability of produced water and frac flowback, developing ArcGIS tools to make water sampling methods to understand water quality spatial distribution and temporal variation, and integrating water analysis into ArcGIS.