Kathleen Trauth

Kathleen Trauth

Kathleen Trauth, Associate Professor, IDE Faculty Fellow, P.E.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kate Trauth with daughter Ginny


Kathleen Trauth is an associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is an associate with the School of Natural Resources’ Center for Watershed Management and Water Quality. Trauth received the Watershed Management Achievement Award from the Missouri Water Environment Association in 2021.

Trauth came to the University of Missouri with more than a decade of experience at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the New Mexico Environment Department. She has received funding from NASA, Raytheon, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Conservation, through which she collaborates with colleagues across the campus. She is the Founder and President of Infiltronics Environmental LLC, a company she started to commercialize a stormwater management device. She is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and New Mexico.


  • PhD from Texas Tech University
  • MS from Texas Tech University
  • BS from The Ohio State University

Technical Focus

Stormwater management
Hydraulics on the landscape and as impacting biological systems
Landscape-based wetland analysis
Regulatory compliance and public policy

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