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Christopher Thornton, PhD.


Associate Professor  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-8394   Office: A227 Engineering Research Center

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Hydraulics

Areas of Interest

 Erosion and sedimentationRiver mechanics


Dr. Thornton received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Hydraulics from CSU. He is currently the Director for the Engineering Research Center Hydraulics Laboratory for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.