Thomas Borch, PhD.


Soil and Crop Sciences

Fields of Expertise

Agriculture, Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Water Quality and Treatment

Areas of Interest

Sustainable Agricultural Water, Water Reuse in Agriculture, Impacts of Irrigation Water Quality on Soil and Plant Health, Treatment and Reuse of Produced Water for Crop Irrigation, Chemical and Toxicological Characterization of Agricultural and Industrial Water, Alternative Water Sources for Agriculture


Dr. Thomas Borch is a Professor in the department of Soil and Crop Sciences. After completing his graduate (M.Sc.) work with Drs. Bo Svensmark and Christian Grøn in the Chemistry Department at the University of Copenhagen, he began my doctoral studies (Ph.D.) under the direction of Dr. William P. Inskeep at Montana State University in affiliation with the Center for Biofilm Engineering. Following his graduate studies, Dr. Borch began a Postdoctoral Scientist position in the Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry group at Stanford University with Dr. Scott Fendorf. He spent four great years in Montana and two remarkable years at Stanford University (2000-2005) and could not have asked for more enjoyable work environments. The opportunity to join the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Colorado State University was compelling, so in August of 2005, he joined the faculty at CSU to initiate a program in Environmental Water and Soil Chemistry.