Michael Gooseff
Associate Professor
Hydrology, Water Resources & Environmental Fluid Mechanics • Environmental Engineering

Office: Macallister N135
Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex
4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO 80303 



  • PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, 2001
  • MS, University of Colorado Boulder, 1998
  • BCE, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996


  • stream-groundwater interactions
  • contaminant transport and fate
  • polar earth system responses to climate change
  • ecosystem processes in polar landscapes
  • aquatic biogeochemical cycling
  • water quality modeling

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Ecological Society of America
  • American Society of Limnology & Oceanography

Honors and Distinctions:

  • 2012 Penn State Engineering Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Harry West Teaching Award, 2011-2012 (Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Penn State University)
  • National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering Education Symposium, 2011 (one of 65 selected participants from Engineering programs across the US)
  • UCOWR Award for Education and Public Service to the MOCHA team, 2011
  • Hartz Family Development Professorship at Penn State, 2007-2010
  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor, 2004 (Utah State University)