Colin Phillips

Water

Assistant Professor


Colin  Phillips

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 234
Phone: 435-797-0938
Email: colin.phillips@usu.edu
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Educational Background

PhD, Earth & Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
BA, Earth & Planetary Science, University of California, 2009

Biography

I received my BA in Geology from UC Berkeley and a PhD in Earth & Environmental Science from the University of Pennsylvania. I worked as a postdoctoral fellow for six years within Civil & Environmental Engineering Departments at the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University.

Teaching Interests

Earth surface processes, hydrology, sediment transport, fluid mechanics, sustainability, and data analysis.

Research Interests

My research focuses on water and sediment, with an emphasis on the fundamental processes through which they are transported through the environment and result in the evolution of river corridors, watersheds, and landscapes. My research includes a mix of field and laboratory experiments combined with the synthesis of large environmental data streams. My research is motivated to address problems of water and land sustainability, management, and conservation of natural and human resources over societally relevant timescales.

Awards

EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014

National Science Foundation


Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

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Publications | Other

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Teaching

CEE 3500 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2020
CEE 5500, 6500 - Open Channel Hydraulics with an Emphasis on Gradually Varied Flow, Fall 2020
CEE 6500, 5500 - Open Channel Hydraulics with an Emphasis on Gradually Varied Flow, Fall 2020

Graduate Students Mentored

Aaron Sigman, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2021
Christy Leonard, Watershed Sciences, February 2021
Gabriel Benitez, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2020