John Crimaldi
Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics • Engineering Science • Geoenvironmental Engineering

Office: SEEC C252


  • B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University 1987
  • M.S. in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology, Stanford University, 1992
  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University 1998

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Dean's Performance Award in the area of Professional Progress, 2022
  • Outstanding Mentor Award, College of Engineering & Applied Science, 2022
  • Dean's Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering and Applied Science, 2020-2021 
  • Fellow, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, inducted 2019
  • “Faculty Fellowship, University of Colorado, 2008–2009″
  • “Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award, National Science Foundation, Physical and Biological Oceanography Programs, 2004–2009”
  • Charles Hutchinson Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Colorado, 2003
  • ​Department Teaching Award, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado, 2002

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Society for Limnology and Oceaography (ASLO)
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)


  • Physical-biological interactions
  • Turbulent stirring and mixing
  • Benthic boundary layer processes
  • Physics of odor transport