Affiliate - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Water in the West
Peter Kitanidis specializes in the analysis of data and the development and implementation of mathematical models that describe and predict flow and transport rates in the environment. He has devised methods for the analysis of spatially distributed hydrologic and water-quality data, the calibration of groundwater models, analysis of uncertainty, and the optimization of sampling and control strategies when the available information is incomplete. He is active in the study of mixing processes in groundwater and the development of cost-effective enhanced in-situ remediation methods. He has been investigating how the heterogeneous nature of hydrogeochemical variables affects the net rates of flow and transport at hydrologic scales.