Leigh Gilmore
Graduate Research Assistant, CU

University: University of Colorado Boulder

Department: Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering


  • PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering (in progress).
  • MS, University of Colorado Boulder, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, 2013.
  • BS, University of Alabama, Civil Engineering, 2012.​

Center Involvement:

  • Graduate Research Assistant; Project 3: Extended Biofiltration for the Control of Microbial Contaminants and Disinfection By-Products, Activity 2: EBCT Impact for In-Plant Rapid Media Filters.

Leigh is researching organic matter removal via biological drinking water filters. She is looking at removal efficacy based on quantifiable system factors, such as residence time, biomass and temperature in order to best optimize biological filters. Her passion for sustainable technologies and for protecting the environment led her to her current research. After she completes her doctorate, Leigh plans to find a vocation where her passions and the needs of the world meet.