Amy Piscopo
Ph.D. • Co-advised by Prof. Roseanna Neupauer
Environmental Engineering

Dr. Amy Piscopo completed her doctoral degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in Fall 2015.  Amy was co-advised by Roseanna Neupauer, and Joseph Kasprzyk, where her dissertation research advanced new approaches for active spreading strategies to remediate contaminated aquifers considering different contaminants and aquifer properties. Amy has presented this research at numerous international conferences organized by the American Geophysical Union, Environmental Water Resources Institute, and Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and published papers in Environmental Modelling and Software and elsewhere. Before entering graduate school, Amy worked as an engineer for GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. in New Hampshire, where she was involved with several groundwater remediation projects, often at Superfund sites. Amy received her bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from Tufts University in 2009. Highlights of her time at Tufts include traveling to Ecuador with Engineers Without Borders and working for the Center for Engineering Education Outreach. Outreach activities remain important to Amy; she has mentored two undergraduate students on research projects related closely to her own work and she recently received a GK-12 Fellowship from the National Science Foundation to improve interactive engineering curriculum for GK-12 schools.  Starting February 2016, Amy is a postdoctoral fellow in the EPA’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Lab in Rhode Island.


  1. Piscopo, AN, RM Neupauer, DC Mays. 2013. "Engineered injection and extraction to enhance reaction for improved in situ remediationWater Resources Research. vol 49(6): 3618-3625.
  2. Piscopo, AN, RM Neupauer, JR Kasprzyk. 2016. “Optimal design of active spreading systems to remediate sorbing groundwater contaminants in situ” Contaminant Hydrology. vol 190: 29-43.
  3. Piscopo, AN, JR Kasprzyk, RM Neupauer. 2015. “An Iterative Approach to Multi-Objective Engineering Design: Optimization of Engineered Injection and Extraction for Enhanced Groundwater Remediation” Environmental Modelling and Software, vol 69: 253-261.