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Kathryn B. Newhart

Kate Newhart
PhD Candidate
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Colorado School of Mines

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  • B.S. Environmental Engineering, Minor Chemistry, CSM, 2013-2016
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, CSM, 2016-2018
  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, CSM 2018-2020


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Newhart, K.B., Marks, C.A., Rauch-Williams, T., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S. Hybrid statistical-machine learning ammonia forecasting in continuous activated sludge treatment for improved process control,” Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020, in press, 10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101389
  • Klanderman, M., Newhart, K.B., T.Y., Hering, A.S., Fault isolation for a complex decentralized wastewater treatment facility, Journal of Applied Statistics, 2020, 69, Part 5, 1-21.
  • Newhart, K.B., Holloway, R.W., Hering, A.S., Cath, T.Y., Data-driven performance analyses of wastewater treatment plants: A review, Water Research, 2019, 157, 498-513
  • Odom, G.J., Newhart, K.B., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Multi-state multivariate statistical process control, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, 2018, 34(6), 880-892
  • Bell, E.A., Poynor, T.E., Newhart, K.B., Regnery, J., Coday, B.D., Cath, T.Y., Produced water treatment using forward osmosis membranes: evaluation of extended-time performance and fouling, Journal of Membrane Science, 2017, 525, 77-88.


Non peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Newhart, K.B. & Avila, I., NDMA: relevance and regulatory status for drinking water facilities, Rocky Mountain Water, November 2017


Articles in Preparation

  • Newhart, K.B., Klanderman, M., Cath, T.Y., Hering, A.S., Early fault detection of biological and membrane-based wastewater reclamation systems, 2020
  • Klanderman, M., Newhart, K.B., T.Y., Hering, A.S., Fault detection and attribution metrics, 2020
  • Newhart, K.B., Goldmen-Torres, J., Wisdom, B. Freedman, D., Hering, A.S., Cath, T.Y.,
    Real-time dose control of peracetic acid disinfection in municipal wastewater treatment, 2020
  • Holloway, R., Newhart, K.B., Saffee, H., Impacts of advanced process control on municipal wastewater treatment, 2020
  • Govind, J., Newhart, K.B., Maltos, R.A., Cath, T.Y., Mohagheghi, S., Energy-modeling of sequencing-batch membrane bioreactor for treatment optimization, 2020


Conference and Meeting Presentations

  • “Predictive Control in Wastewater Treatment Facilities Using Simple Statistical Models,” South Platte Coalition for Urban River Evaluation: Confluence at the Confluence, Oct 15, 2019, Englewood, CO
  • “Energy Reduction in Municipal Wastewater Treatment,” Colorado Industrial Pretreatment Coordinators Association Fall Conference, Oct 18, 2019, Black Hawk, CO
  • “Ammonia Forecasting Using Statistical Models of Activated Sludge Treatment,” Oct 3, 2019, Re-inventing the Nation’s Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt) NSF ERC Industrial Advisory Board Meeting, Golden, CO
  • “Predictive Modelling and Performance Assessment of Ammonia-Based Aeration Control,” Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), Sept 23, 2019, Chicago, IL
  • “A Utility Perspective: Practical Considerations of Operating and Advancing Ammonia-Based Aeration Control,” July 10, 2019, RMWEA Innovation Seminar, Denver, CO
  • “Fault Detection Using PCA at a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility​,” July 30, 2019, Joint Statistical Meeting, Denver, CO
  • RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 13, 2019, Boulder, CO
  • “Use of Statistical Process Control at a Decentralized Water Reclamation Facility in Colorado,” Colorado School of Mines Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, April 18, 2019, Golden, CO
  • “Statistical Process Control in Municipal Wastewater Treatment,” RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Annual Conference, Sept 13, 2018, Denver, CO
  • “Advanced Statistical Modeling of a Pilot-Scale Biological Wastewater Treatment System for Fault Detection,” RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 14, 2018, Golden, CO
  • “Principal Component Analysis for Monitoring of Biological and Membrane Wastewater Treatment Systems,” Colorado School of Mines Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, April 5, 2018, Golden, CO
  • “Performance Evaluation of a Sequencing Batch Membrane Bioreactor Using Principal Component Analysis,” Annual WateReuse Symposium, Sept 11, 2017, Phoenix, AZ
  • “Use of Principal Component Analysis for Early-Fault Detection in a Pilot-Scale Biological Wastewater Treatment System,” Quality and Productivity Research Conference, June 14, 2017, Storrs, CT
  • “Statistical Process Control for Monitoring Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems,” RMSAWWA/RMWEA Student Conference, May 22, 2017, Albuquerque, NM



  • Campus Representative, ReNUWIt Student Leadership Committee, 2019 – 2020
  • President, ReNUWIt Student Leadership Committee, 2018 – 2019
  • President, CSM Campus Chapter of AWWA/WEF, 2018 – 2019
  • Co-Chair, 15th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Student Conference, 2018
  • Public Education Committee Member, RMSAWWA/RMWEA, 2017 – 2018
  • Media Officer, ReNUWIt Student Leadership Committee, 2017 – 2018
  • Campus Representative, ReNUWIt Student Committee on Diversity & Inclusion, 2017 – 2018
  • Vice President, CSM Campus Chapter of AWWA/WEF, 2017 – 2018
  • Education and Outreach Director, CSM Campus Chapter of AWWA/WEF, 2016 – 2017


Activities / Honors

  • WEF/WRF LIFT Intelligent Water System Challenge, 1st place, 2019
  • AWRA-Colorado Rich Herbert Memorial Scholarship, 2019
  • Colorado School of Mines Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, 1st place oral presentation, 2019
  • 16th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Student Conference, 1st place oral presentation, 2019
  • 15th Annual RMSAWWA/RMWEA Joint Student Conference, 1st place oral presentation, 2018
  • WateReuse Colorado Martha Hahn Memorial Scholarship, 2017
  • Edna Bailey Sussman Internship, Summer 2017




  • Wastewater Operator, Class D, Colorado, 2016-2020
  • Fundamentals of Engineering (FE), Environmental, Colorado, NCEES ID 16-475-74