I’m currently recruiting graduate students. If you are a prospective student, please check out my research page for more details on my work and contact me if these are topics that interest you.

Dr. Laura E. Condon

Laura E. Condon

Assistant Professor
Syracuse University
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Earth Sciences
151 Link Hall
Syracuse, New York 13244


Research Interests:
I’m interested in large-scale interactions between humans and the hydrologic cycle. Across the globe, limited water resources are increasingly strained by growing demand and uncertainty about future supplies in a changing climate. To respond to mounting challenges, it has been argued that we will need to use the resources we have more efficiently. This shift will require new techniques to evaluate management operations as well as an improved understanding of complex hydrologic system dynamics. My research uses a broad range of numerical methods to assess water resources sustainability.

Ph.D., Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (2015)
M.S., Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (2012)
B.S., Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University (2008, Suma Cum Laude)

Additional Experience:
Hydrologist, Bureau of Reclamation (2011-2015)
Engineering Consultant, AMEC Earth & Environmental (2008-2011)
Intern, Hydrosphere Resource Consultants (2007)
REU student trainee, University of Colorado (2006)
Hydraulics Lab Intern, Denver Water Board (2005)

Professional Honors and Certifications:
Rath award for most impactful PhD research, Colorado School of Mines (2016)
Editors’ citation for Excellence in refereeing, Geophysical Research Letters (2015)
Outstanding student poster award, Modflow and More (2013)
Climate Change, Water and Society IGERT Trainee (2013)
Colorado women’s graduate student fellowship (2013)
Outstanding masters student, Colorado School of Mines Hydrologic Science and Engineering (2012)
Honorable mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2012)
Robert Peele prize, top performance in Columbia Earth and Environmental Engineering (2008)