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Edward Coltman


Academic Staff
Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems
Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems


+49 711 685 64729
+49 711 685 60430

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Pfaffenwaldring 61
70569 Stuttgart
Room: 1.008

Office Hours

By appointment only

High school degree

Mai 2009 in Reading, MA (USA)

Remediation Engineer

September 2015 in Chelmsford MA (USA)

Academic Degrees

2013: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA (USA)
2017: M.Sc. in Water Resources Engineering and Management, University of Stuttgart (Germany)

Academic Career

since February 2018: Doctoral Researcher, Department of Hydromechanics and Modelling of Hydrosystems, University of Stuttgart (Germany)


  1. (Journal-) Articles

    1. Gao, B., Coltman, E., Farnsworth, J., Helmig, R., & Smits, K. M. (2021). Determination of Vapor and Momentum Roughness Lengths Above an Undulating Soil Surface Based on PIV-Measured Velocity Profiles. Water Resources Research, 57(7), Article 7.
    2. Heck, K., Coltman, E., Schneider, J., & Helmig, R. (2020). Influence of Radiation on Evaporation Rates: A Numerical Analysis. Water Resources Research, 56(10), Article 10.
    3. Coltman, E., Lipp, M., Vescovini, A., & Helmig, R. (2020). Obstacles, Interfacial Forms, and Turbulence: A Numerical Analysis of Soil-Water Evaporation Across Different Interfaces. Transport in Porous Media, 134(2), Article 2.
    4. Bahlmann, L. M., Smits, K. M., Heck, K., Coltman, E., Helmig, R., & Neuweiler, I. (2020). Gas Component Transport Across the Soil-Atmosphere Interface for Gases of Different Density: Experiments and Modeling. Water Resources Research, 56(9), Article 9.
    5. Yang, G., Coltman, E., Weishaupt, K., Terzis, A., Helmig, R., & Weigand, B. (2019). On the Beavers-Joseph interface condition for non-parallel coupled channel flow over a porous structure at high Reynolds numbers. Transport in Porous Media.
    6. Koch, T., Gläser, D., Weishaupt, K., Ackermann, S., Beck, M., Becker, B., Burbulla, S., Class, H., Coltman, E., Fetzer, T., Flemisch, B., Grüninger, C., Heck, K., Hommel, J., Kurz, T., Lipp, M., Mohammadi, F., Schneider, M., Seitz, G., … Weinhardt, F. (2018). DuMuX 3.0.0.
    7. Hommel, J., Coltman, E., & Class, H. (2018). Porosity-Permeability Relations for Evolving Pore Space: A Review with a Focus on (Bio-)geochemically Altered Porous Media. Transport in Porous Media, 2(124), Article 124.
  2. Theses

    1. Coltman, E. (2017). Numerical investigation of turbulent flow around obstacles and evaporating porous media [Masterthesis].


  1. R. Helmig, E. Coltman, T. Fetzer, and K. Heck, “Coupling free and porous-media flow,” Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, 08.07.2018 - 13.07.2018, Newry, ME, USA. in Gordon Research Conference on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, 08.07.2018 - 13.07.2018, Newry, ME, USA. Jul. 2018.

supervised student assignements

  1. Coupled Turbulent Free- and Porous Media Flows: Investigations of Interfacial Roughness. (2022). (mastersthesis).
  2. Coupled Free-Flow and Porous Media Flow Systems: Analysis of Turbulent Free-Flow Condtions and Pore-Network Models. (2022). (Forschungsmodul2).
  3. Modelling Turbulence in Coupled Environments: The K-Shear Stress Transport Model. (2021). (Master’s Thesis).
  4. Averaged Analysis of Pore Scale Dynamics via Closure Problems. (2021). (Forschungsmodul 2).
  5. Combination of a locally-refined quadtree finite-volume staggered grid scheme for the Navier-Stokes equation with turbulence models. (2020). (Forschungsmodul 2).
  6. A fully implicit formulation for Navier-Stokes/Darcy coupling. (2019). (Masterthesis). Retrieved from
  7. Modelling of Isotope Transport and Evaporation Rates at the Porous Medium Free-Flow Interface. (2019). (Masterarbeit). Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Wasser-und Umweltsystemmodellierung, Lehrstuhl für Hydromechanik und Hydrosystemmodellierung.
  8. Kopplung zwischen freier Strömung und Strömung im porösen Medium: Modellierung des Transportes von Metallen und Kolloiden in der hyporheischen Zone. (2018). (Bachelorarbeit). Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Wasser- und Umweltsystemmodellierung.
  9. Investigating turbulence in an indirect thermo-chemical heat storage reactor. (2018). (Bachelorarbeit). Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Wasser- und Umweltsystemmodellierung.

Current research projects

Doctoral project within the graduate school of SFB 1313 (IRTG-IMPM)

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