Dr. Robert Roseen

Dr. Robert Roseen

Affiliate Assistant Professor, Civil and Water Resources Engineering

Director of the UNH Stormwater Center

Phone: (603) 862-4024
Fax: (603) 862-3957
Email: robert.roseen@unh.edu

University of New Hampshire
Gregg Hall Room 242
35 Colovos Rd
Durham, NH 03824

 


Overview

Robert Roseen has been the Director of the UNH Stormwater Center since 2004 and has been involved in the development of the Center since its beginning in 2002. He is a licensed professional engineer and Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of New Hampshire. Dr Roseen's area of expertise is broadly in water resources engineering, stormwater management, and Low Impact Development design, and porous pavements. Additional expertise in water resource engineering includes hydrology and hydraulics evaluations, stream restoration and enhancement alternatives, dam removal assessment, groundwater investigations, nutrient and TMDL studies, remote sensing, and GIS applications.

Dr. Roseen has taught classes on Stormwater Management and Design, Fluids Mechanics, and Hydrologic Monitoring. Current activities include participation in the ASCE Task Committee on Guidelines for Certification of Manufactured Stormwater BMPs of the Urban Water Resources Research Council (UWRRC), ASCE EWRI Permeable Pavement Technical Committee, and the Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Water Quality Committee of the Transportation Research Board. He is on the Board of Directors for the Low Impact Development Center. Dr. Roseen consults both in review and design of development projects, specializing in porous pavements and LID stormwater treatment systems, and water resources investigations.

Selected Publications

Principal Publications of Last Five Years

Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Houle, J. J., Briggs, J. F., and Houle, J. P. (2010-In Press). "Water Quality and Hydrologic Performance of a Porous Asphalt Pavement as a Stormwater Treatment Strategy in a Cold Climate." ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering.

Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Houle, J. J., Avellaneda, P., Briggs, J. F., Fowler, G., and Wildey, R. (2009). "Seasonal Performance Variations for Stormwater Management Systems in Cold Climate Conditions." Journal of Environmental Engineering-ASCE, 135(3), 128-137.

Roseen, R. M., T. P. Ballestero, et al. (2006). "Performance evaluations for a range of stormwater LID, conventional structural, and manufactured treatment strategies for parking lot runoff under varied mass loading conditions."Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board(No. 1984): 135–147.

Avellaneda, P., Ballestero, T. P., Roseen, R. M., and Houle, J. J. (8/2009). "On Parameter Estimation Of An Urban Stormwater Runoff Model." Journal of Environmental Engineering.

Avellaneda, P., Ballestero, T. P., Roseen, R. M., and Houle, J. J. (2010). "Modeling Urban Stormwater Quality Treatment: Model Development and Application to a Surface Sand Filter." Journal of Environmental Engineering.

In Review

Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Fowler, G. D., Guo, Q., and Houle, J. (2009). "Sediment Monitoring Bias by Autosampler in Comparison with Whole Volume Sampling for Parking Lot Runoff." Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering.

In Preparation

Jones, S., Roseen, R. M., Wildey, R., Maimes, J., Houle, J. J., Ballestero, T. P., and Puls, T. (2008-In-draft). "Enterococci Population Dynamics in Conventional, Manufactured, and LID Stormwater Treatment Systems." Environment, Science and Technology.

Roseen, R. M., Houle, K. M., Ballestero, T. P., Heath, D., and Houle, J. J. (2008-In draft). "Winter Performance Assessment of Porous Asphalt and its Function for Chloride Source Control."

Houle, K. M., Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Heath, D., and Houle, J. J. (2008-in draft). "A Winter Performance Comparison of Porous Asphalt, Pervious Concrete, and Conventional Asphalt Pavements in Northern Climates.

 

Selected Grants

Product Testing Proposal for the Tree Pod. Funded by KriStar Enterprises, Duration: 2 Years, 2010-2012, Project Cost: $240,442.

Design and Implementation of a Decision-Support Program for Adapting Civil Infrastructures to Climate Change, by Syntectic International. Funded by NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) as project team member. Project Duration: 2010-2011, Subcontract $21,420.

Microbial Pathogen Removal Guidance for Stormwater Management. Funded by NH SeaGrant Program, Project Duration: 18 months 2010-2012, Federal Funds: $118,422.

Stormwater Treatment with Trees: Evaluation and Outreach, by the NH Division of Forests and Lands, UNH Cooperative Extension, and the University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center. Funded by US Forest Service, Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Competitive Grant Program, Project Duration: 2010-2012 , Federal Funds by Subcontract $133,181.

UNH Cold Climate Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement Test Facility. Funded by Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI), Project Duration: 2 Years, 2009-2011, Total Funds: $110,704 + materials and installation.

Microbial Pathogen Removal Guidance for Stormwater Management. Funded by NH SeaGrant Program, Project Duration: 18 months, Federal Funds: $118,422.

Water Quality Assessment of MEDEP Bioretention Design. Funded by Maine Department of Environmental Protection. 1 Yr, 2010. Funds: $10,000.

Public information digests in support of the UNH Stormwater Center and the NH Stormwater Commission. Funded by the NH Water Resources Research Center and the US Geological Service. Project Duration: 12 months, 2010. Federal Funds: $47,131.

Design and Implementation of a Decision-Support Program for Adapting Civil Infrastructures to Climate Change, Co-investigator with Syntectic International.Funded by NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) Project Duration: 1 Year, Subcontract Funds: $28,000.

Assessing the Risk of 100-year Freshwater Floods in the Lamprey River Watershed of New Hampshire Resulting from Changes in Climate and Land Use, Co-Investigator.Funded by The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), Place-based Solutions to Land Use & Climate Change Impacts Funding Opportunity, Project Duration: 2 Years,  Total Subcontract: $31,000  from 2009-2012.

Introducing LID in the Willow Brook Watershed, Co-Investigator with the Cocheco River Watershed Coalition. Funded by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Watershed Assistance Program, Total Funds: $84,912 , Total Subcontract: $48,400, Project Duration 18 months from 6/1/09-10/31/2010.

The Lower Hodgson Brook Pilot Project, Co-Investigator with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation. Funded by New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Watershed Assistance Program, Total Funds: $120,416 , Total Subcontract: $20,829, Project Duration 18 months from 6/1/09-10/31/2010

Draft Site Development Regulations for the Town of Newington, NH-- Technical Assistance Provider. Funded by the Piscataqua Regions Estuaries Project, Duration: 1 Year,  Total Funds: $6,700 from 2009-2010.

Forging the Link Between Research-Based Institutions, Watershed Assistance Groups, and Municipal Land Use Decisions. Funded by The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), Environmental Technology Development and Demonstration Program, Project Duration: 2 Years,  Total Funds: $268,427 from 2008-2010.

Update of the Rhode Island Stormwater Design and Installation Standards Manual, by the Horsley Witten Group and the UNH Stormwater Center. Funded by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Project Duration 1 yr., Total Funds, $66,317.

Product Testing Proposal for the Stormtech Isolator Row: Yr 2. Funded by StormTech, LLC, Project Duration: 1.25 Years, Total Funds: $71,695 from 2008-2010.

Product Testing Proposal for the AquaFilter Pathex. Funded by AquaShield, Inc., Project Duration: 1 Year, Total Funds: $83,794 from 2008-2009.

Examination of Thermal Impacts and Stormwater BMPs, by The UNH Stormwater Center and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. Funded by USEPA Region TMDL Program; Funding Amount: $85,954 from 2008-2009.

Water Quality Monitoring for Packard Development, RT 33, Greenland, NH, for a 5 year monitoring project to evaluate the efficacy of a stormwater management strategy for high-volume commercial setting using gravel wetlands, porous asphalt, and vacuuming. This effort was funded in July 2007. Total Funds: $138,616.

Year II Product Testing for the Stormtech Isolator Row. The UNH Stormwater Center, Principal Investigator, University of New Hampshire, 2008-2009, Total Funds: $56,166.

Investigation of Nutrient Removal Mechanisms of a Constructed Gravel Wetland Used for Stormwater Control in a Northern Climate. Funded by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the UNH Stormwater Center for $100,000 ($58,702 for UNHSC) EPA AWPP Program, 2007-2008

Stormwater Outreach Education Support in New England Region I, to USEPA-NPS, 2007, Total Funds: $15,000.

Teaching Interests

  • Stormwater Design and Management
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Hydrologic Monitoring (topics include Sediment Transport and Sampling, Velocity Profiling, Stream Restoration, and Dam Removal)

Biography

  • Ph.D., 2002, University New Hampshire, Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering
  • M.S., 1998, Colorado School of Mines, Environmental Science and Engineering
  • B.A., 1994, Clark University, Environmental Science/Chemistry.

Director, The UNH Stormwater Center, 2004-Present, University of New Hampshire.

Research Project Engineer III, 2001-2007, University of New Hampshire.

Water Resources Engineer, 2001-2004, The Bioengineering Group, Inc., Salem, Massachusetts.

Graduate Research Assistant, 1998-2002, University of New Hampshire.

Environmental Scientist and Engineer, 1997–1998, Waterstone Environmental Hydrology and Engineering, Boulder, Colorado.

Environmental Geographer, 1996, Southern Rockies Ecosystem Project, Denver, CO.

Environmental Field Technician, 1994–1995, Gascoyne Labs, Baltimore, MD.

Graduate Students

Advisees

Nicholas DiGenarro (MS), Graduated May 2010
Ann Scholz (MS)

Served as Committee Member

Iulia Barbu (PHD)
James Sherrard (MS) graduated 2010
George Fowler (MS) graduated 2008
Kristopher Houle (MS) graduated 2008
Josh Briggs (MS) graduated 2006
Pedro Avellaneda (PHD) graduate 2006
Robert Wildey (MS) graduated 2006