Dr. Jens Blotevogel is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU), a Research Scientist at the Center for Contaminant Hydrology (CCH), and a faculty member of CSU’s School of Global Environmental Sustainability (SoGES). Jens received his Diploma in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University Berlin in 2004. After three years of working as project engineer for groundwater remediation, Jens went back to academia to obtain his Ph.D. under Drs. Thomas Borch and Tom Sale at CSU.
Dr. Blotevogel's research interests revolve around the fate of emerging contaminants, conducting laboratory- and field-scale experiments to elucidate degradation in both natural and engineered systems. He has developed innovative water treatment technologies, theoretical models for contaminant degradation pathways and kinetics, as well as various analytical techniques with focus on high-resolution mass spectrometry. He is currently working on solutions for managing 1,4-dioxane, perfluorinated compounds, pesticides, heavy hydrocarbons, and hydraulic fracturing fluid additives.