Thomas Ballestero

Thomas Ballestero

Director, UNH Stormwater Center
Phone: (603) 862-1405
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Gregg Hall Rm 238, Durham, NH 03824

Courses Taught

  • CEE 650: Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • CEE 751/851: Open Channel Flow
  • CEE 754/854: Engineering Hydrology
  • CEE 755/855: Pressurized Water Systems
  • CEE 758: Stormwater Management Designs
  • CEE 758/858: Stormwater Management Designs
  • CEE 759/859: Stream Restoration
  • CEE 858: Stormwater Management Designs
  • CEE 954: Advanced Groundwater Topics
  • CEE 959: Adv Stream Restoration Topics


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Selected Publications

  • Gloekler, M. D., Kinner, N. E., Ballestero, T. P., Sweet, T., & Ahern, J. (2024). Critical shear stress of sunken, No. 6 heavy fuel oil in fresh water.. Mar Pollut Bull, 203, 116430. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2024.116430

  • Bixler, T. S., Houle, J., Ballestero, T., & Mo, W. (2019). A dynamic life cycle assessment of green infrastructures. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 692, 1146-1154. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.07.345

  • Andres, A. S., Ballestero, T. P., & Musick, M. L. (2018). Stormwater Management: When Is Green Not So Green?. GROUNDWATER, 56(3), 357-358. doi:10.1111/gwat.12653

  • GLOEKLER, M. D., BALLESTERO, T. P., DAVE, E. V., GAUDREAU, I. P., WATKINS, C. B. R., & KINNER, N. E. (2017). MOVEMENT AND EROSION OF ALBERTA BITUMEN ALONG THE BOTTTOM AS A FUNCTION OF TEMPERATURE, WATER VELOCITY AND SALINITY. In International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings Vol. 2017 (pp. 2306-2326). doi:10.7901/2169-3358-2017.1.2306

  • Houle, J. J., Ballestero, T. P., & Puls, T. A. (2017). The Performance Analysis of Two Relatively Small Capacity Urban Retrofit Stormwater Controls. JOURNAL OF WATER MANAGEMENT MODELING, 25. doi:10.14796/JWMM.C417

  • Houle, J. J., Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Puls, T. A., & Jr, S. J. (2013). Comparison of Maintenance Cost, Labor Demands, and System Performance for LID and Conventional Stormwater Management. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 139(7), 932-938. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000698

  • Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Houle, J. J., Briggs, J. F., & Houle, K. M. (2012). Water Quality and Hydrologic Performance of a Porous Asphalt Pavement as a Storm-Water Treatment Strategy in a Cold Climate. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 138(1), 81-89. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000459

  • Watts, A. W., Ballestero, T. P., Roseen, R. M., & Houle, J. P. (2010). Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Stormwater Runoff from Sealcoated Pavements. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 44(23), 8849-8854. doi:10.1021/es102059r

  • Roseen, R. M., Ballestero, T. P., Houle, J. J., Avellaneda, P., Briggs, J., Fowler, G., & Wildey, R. (2009). Seasonal Performance Variations for Storm-Water Management Systems in Cold Climate Conditions. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 135(3), 128-137. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9372(2009)135:3(128)

  • Watts, A. W., Ballestero, T. P., & Gardner, K. H. (2006). Uptake of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in salt marsh plants Spartina alterniflora grown in contaminated sediments. CHEMOSPHERE, 62(8), 1253-1260. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2005.07.006

  • Most Cited Publications