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Minority Student Recruitment and Mentoring

Active recruitment and mentoring of minority students is an important component of my teaching and education program. With an increasing percentage of the US population of minority background, it is important to encourage, recruit and mentor minority students. As a result, I have made it a priority to recruit and develop minority students. If you are a minority student willing to do research in the field of water resources, send an email to marcio.giacomoni@utsa.edu.

Former Graduate Students:

  • Olufunso Ogidan. PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering. Graduation: December 2016. Dissertation Title: “Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reduction Optimization using Multiobjective Evolutionary Computation”.
  • Vahid Zarezadeh. PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering. Graduation:  December 2017. Dissertation Title: “Coupling Hydrologic and Urbanization Modeling: A Multi-Scale Investigation to Enhance Urban Water Resource Systems Sustainability”.
  • Bruno Itaquy. Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Graduation: May 2016. Thesis Title: “Multi Objective Genetic Algorithm Approach To Reduce Sanitary Sewer Overflow”.
  • Jules Tallichet. Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Graduation: May 2018. Thesis Title: “Exploring the Optimization of Placement and Sizing for Low Impact Developments Using Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm”.
  • Siavash Eidi. Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Graduation: December 2018. Thesis Title: “Analyzing the Effect of Urbanization on Surface Runoff for Intense Rainfall Storm Events: Case Study of Olmos Creek in San Antonio, Texas”.

Former Undergraduate Students:

  • Alexander Manjarres. Undergraduate Research Assistant. Bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Graduation: May 2019. Research Title: “Low Impact Development Soil Media Column Experiments to Test Removal of Stormwater Pollution”.
  • Herta Montoya. Undergraduate Research Assistant. Bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Graduation: December 2018. Research Title: “Sensitivity Analysis of an Optimization Approach to Identify Cyber Attacks on Water Distribution Networks”.
  • Travis Lung. Undergraduate Research Assistant. Bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Graduation: December 2016. Thesis Title: “Storm Water Quality Monitoring for the Development of Low Impact Basin Design Alternatives”.
  • Crista G. Cerda-Garcia. Alamo Colleges CIMA Summer Research Program. Summer 2016. Research title: “Sand Filter Efficiency on Treating Storm Water at UTSA Main Campus“.
  • Paul Martinez. The McNair Scholars program. Summer 2014. Research Title: “Assessing the Benefits of Rainwater Harvesting on Storm water and Water Supply of an Institutional Watershed in San Antonio, Texas“.