Center for experimental study of subsurface environmental processes

Paul Schulte

Paul Schulte

Research Associate


Interests and Research

Paul Schulte's research interests are concerned with multiphase processes as they relate to heat and mass transfer in the land/atmosphere interface. His main focus is the design and development of experimental test beds to simulate atmospheric and subsurface environments and their interactions, including sensor and data acquisition networks.

Research Publications

  • Trautz, A., K.M. Smits, P. Schulte, and T.H. Illangasekare. (2012). Experimental and numerical application of the sensible heat balance and heat-pulse methods to determine in situ soil-water evaporation, Vadose Zone J., in review.
  • Trautz, A., K.M. Smits, P. Schulte, and T.H. Illangasekare. (2012).Estimation of soil-water evaporation from bare soils using sensible heat balance and heat-pulse methods; experimental and modeling study, Gordon Research Conference, Flow through Permeable Media, Les Diableretes, Switzerland, July 2012.
  • MS Hydrology Thesis. "Design of Experiments in a Three Dimensional Synthetic Aquifer for Evaluation of Wireless Sensor Network Technologies Applied to Real-Time Model Calibration and Plume Management." Fall 2009.
  • Sakaki, P. Schulte, A. Cihan, J. Christ and T. H. Illangasekare, Airflow pathway dynamics in heterogeneous subsurface influenced by land surface boundary conditions. Vadose Zone Journal, in review.
  • Schulte, P., R. K. Agarwal. A New Computational Algorithm for the Solution of Radiation Heat Transfer Problems. AIAA 98-2836, accepted for publication in Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 2000

Professional Career

2011 to present - Research Engineer, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, USA

2010-2011 - Staff Hydrologist, Golder Associates Inc. Lakewood, CO, USA

1994-2007 - Product Development Engineer and Aerodynamics Technical Specialist, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI, USA

1991-1993 - Graduate Student Intern, McDonnell Douglas Research Labs, Computational Fluid Dynamics Group, St. Louis, MO, USA