Ken Carlson, Colorado State University
Ken Carlson is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University with over 20 years of experience in water treatment, wastewater handling and environmental engineering. Dr. Carlson is the co-director of the Colorado Energy-Water Consortium, a public-private partnership that is addressing water issues associated with oil and gas exploration and production in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Current work with the consortium includes studies related to fuel source water intensity, fracturing fluid treatment and optimization of water management. Dr. Carlson has a BS in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, MS in Civil Engineering from Colorado State University and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Colorado – Boulder. Before coming to Colorado State University, Dr. Carlson worked for over 10 years in private industry including multiple positions in the environmental consulting field. Recent research interests have included drinking water treatment, fate of emerging contaminants in the environment and agricultural pollutants including nutrients, pharmaceutical compounds and pesticides.