Research Assistant Professor
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Fields of Expertise
Chemistry, Environmental Engineering, Groundwater
Areas of Interest
Emerging Contaminants, PFAS, Water Treatment, Hydraulic Fracturing, Computational, Soil, and Analytical Chemistry Environmental Microbiology
Dr. Jens Blotevogel is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) and Co-Director of CSU's Center for Contaminant Hydrology (CCH). He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from CSU, a Diploma in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University Berlin and has worked several years as a consultant for in situ groundwater remediation. Dr. Blotevogel’s research interests revolve around the fate of emerging contaminants, conducting laboratory- and field-scale experiments to elucidate their degradation in both natural and engineered systems. He has developed sustainable water treatment technologies, theoretical models for contaminant degradation prediction, and various advanced analytical methods with a focus on high-resolution accurate mass spectrometry. He is currently working on solutions for managing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), 1,4-dioxane, nitroaromatic compounds, perchlorate, and oil & gas produced water.