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Civil and Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Kevin M. Befus

Assistant Professor

Room 3098, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
For more information visit Dr. Befus’s research homepage

Kevin M. Befus


  • Ph.D. Geological Sciences, The University of Texas, Austin 2015
  • M.S. Geological Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder 2010
  • B.S. Geology, Wheaton College, IL 2008


  • CE 3300: Hydraulics Engineering
  • CE 4810/5810: Groundwater Hydrology
  • CE 4820: Groundwater and Drainage Engineering
  • CE 5830: Porous Media

Research Interests:

  • Groundwater hydrology
  • Groundwater-surface water interactions
  • Mountain hydrology
  • Hydrogeophysical applications
  • Groundwater sustainability
  • Contaminant Transport

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)

Selected Publications:

  • Gleeson, T., K. M. Befus, S. Jasechko, E. Luijendijk, and M. B. Cardenas (2015), The global volume and distribution of modern groundwater, Nat. Geosci., doi:10.1038/ngeo2590.
  • Cardenas, M. B., P. C. Bennett, P. B. Zamora, K. M. Befus, R. S. Rodolfo, H. B. Cabria, and M. R. Lapus (2015), Devastation of aquifers from tsunami-like storm surge by super typhoon Haiyan, Geophys. Res. Let., doi: 10.1002/2015GL063418.
  • Befus, K. M., M. B. Cardenas, D. V. Erler, I. R. Santos, and B. D. Eyre, (2013), Heat transport dynamics at a sandy intertidal zone: Water Resour. Res., 49, 1-17, doi: 10.1002/wrcr.20325.
  • Befus, K.M., A. F. Sheehan, M. Leopold, S. P. Anderson, and R. S. Anderson (2011), Seismic Constraints on Critical Zone Architecture, Boulder Creek Watershed, Front Range, Colorado, Vadose Zone J, 10(3), 915-927, doi:10.2136/vzj2010.0108.
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Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

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