Michael Gooseff

INSTAAR Associate Professor

  • Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
  • Co-Director of the Graduate Hydrologic Sciences Program



  • PhD: University of Colorado Boulder, 2001
  • MS: University of Colorado Boulder, 1998
  • BCE: Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996

Contact Information

(Office) 303 735-5333
SEEC room N135

Research Interests

Stream-groundwater interactions; contaminant transport and fate; polar earth system responses to climate change; ecosystem processes in polar landscapes; aquatic biogeochemical cycling; water quality modeling


  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Association, 2012
  • Harry West Teaching Award, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Penn State University, 2012




Joel Singley,Adam Wlostowski,Anna Bergstrom,Sokol, E. R.,Torrens, C. L.,Jaros, C.,Wilson, C. E.,Hendrickson, P. J.,Michael Gooseff{/exp:playa:children, 2017: Characterizing hyporheic exchange processes using high frequency electrical conductivity-discharge relationships on sub-hourly to interannual timescales. Water Resources Research, 53(5): 4124-4141. DOI: 10.1002/2016WR019739

Ward, A. S.,Schmadel, N. M.,Wondzell, S. M.,Harman, C.,{playaSWBCcpAD:title},Singha, K, 2016: Hydrogeomorphic controls on hyporheic and riparian transport in two headwater mountain streams during base flow recession. Water Resources Research, 52(2): 1479-1497. DOI: 10.1002/2015WR018225

Michael Gooseff,Van Horn, D.,Sudman, Z.,Diane M. McKnight,Welch, K. A.,Lyons, W. B, 2016: Stream biogeochemical and suspended sediment responses to permafrost degradation in stream banks in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Biogeosciences, 13(6): 1723-1732. DOI: 10.5194/bg-13-1723-2016

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Current Courses

  • CVEN 5333: Physical Hydrology Introduces hydrology as a quantitative science describing the occurrence, distribution and movement of water at and near the surface of the earth. Develops a quantitative understanding of atmospheric water, infiltration, evapotranspiration and surface runoff. Studies global climatology and large scale climate drivers of regional hydrology at interannual time scales. Solves engineering problems related to water resources.