Chloe Mawer is a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. She obtained her MS from the same department in 2010 and in 2012 was awarded a Stanford Graduate Fellowship to continue her doctoral work, which she expects to finish in 2014. She works jointly with Professor Peter Kitanidis in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Professor Rosemary Knight in the Department of Geophysics. In her research, Chloe focuses on the application of managed aquifer recharge, which is the intentional act of storing water in the subsurface. Such storage has the same use as surface reservoirs but with added benefits, making it an important tool for balancing water supply and demand in time. Chloe's research concentrates on gaining quantitative hydrologic information from geophysical measurements in order to better inform maintenance and operation decisions for improved efficiency of managed aquifer recharge. Each summer, Chloe is a mentor through Stanford's Raising Interest in Science and Engineering (RISE) program and leads a high school student in a small research project related to her research.
Prior to her time at Stanford, Chloe attended Duke University for her undergraduate career. While there, she was a Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow and worked with Professor Zbigniew Kabala to perform a feasibility study for a now patent-pending technology for significantly improving the efficiency of the pump-and-treat method used for groundwater remediation. She graduated with distinction in 2009.
When not performing research, Chloe enjoys activities related to education. During her undergraduate career, she was a Duke Engineering Teaching Fellow, teaching ten math and science elementary and middle school classes weekly for a year. After moving to the bay area, Chloe became an active tutor for middle and high school students and has worked with over seventy-five students individually. Besides tutoring, Chloe is also currently volunteering as a teacher for an after school class at a nearby middle school. She will help to lead four groups of sixth and seventh graders to compete in the "Tech Challenge" held in April 2013 at the San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation.