Tom Sale, Colorado State University
Dr. Tom Sale is an Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. Dr. Sale has bachelor degrees in Chemistry and Geology from Miami of Ohio (1980), a M.S. degree in Watershed Hydrology from the University of Arizona (1984), and a Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering from Colorado State University (1998). Research and consulting over the past 28 years have focused on innovative solutions for groundwater contamination and development of groundwater resources. For the past ten year Dr. Sale has been the primary force behind the development of the Center for Contaminant Hydrology in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University. Currently, the Center conducts approximately $1.2 million per year in research. To date, the center has provided research funds for 5 Ph.D. students, 14 M.S. students, and 14 undergraduate research assistants. In the last 6 years the Center has acquired six complete patents and one pending patent. Prior to coming to Colorado State University Dr. Sale worked in consulting engineering for 14 years. This included 11 years with CH2M HILL where his responsibilities evolved through the positions of project hydrologist, project manager, department manager, and senior technical resource for remediation projects. At a national level, Dr. Sale abilities are reflected in his selection for the Environment Protection Agency DNAPL Source Expert Panel (2003-2005), the National Research Council’s Army funded Committee on Source Removal of Contaminants in the Subsurface (2004-2006), and the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council’s Committee on Integrated DNAPL Source Strategies (2007-Present).