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Roseanna Neupauer, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of civil engineering and President’s Teaching Scholar at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Neupauer’s specialization is groundwater modeling. Her research focuses on the development and application of novel groundwater modeling tools for groundwater flow and solute and heat transport. Recent and ongoing projects include active spreading strategies for improved groundwater remediation, formation of icings in Arctic rivers, characterization of stream depletion due to groundwater pumping, and protection of source water from thermal pollution near geothermal energy systems. She has been on the faculty at the University of Colorado since 2005. Prior to joining CU Boulder, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Virginia from 2001 to 2004.

She worked as an engineer and hydrologist at the Idaho National Laboratory from 1991 to 1995, on projects related to hazardous waste management and groundwater flow and transport modeling. She is a registered professional engineer in New Mexico and Virginia. She is also a fellow of the Geological Society of America and of ASCE’s Environmental and Water Resources Institute. In 2022 she received the Margaret S. Petersen award from ASCE.

Neupauer earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, an S.M. in civil engineering from MIT, an master of science in mathematics as well as doctoral degree in hydrology from New Mexico Tech, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Colorado Boulder.