Jairo N. Diaz-Ramirez, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
P.O. Box 9546
224 Walker Engineering Building
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Dr. Diaz’s research interests involve computational modeling of hydrological transport for numerical forecasting of water quality,
evaluation of nutrient concentrations in freshwater systems, and trends in water quality related to changes in land use.
- Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, 2007
- M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, 2004
- B.S. Agricultural Engineering Universidad Nacional de Colombia & Universidad del Valle, Colombia, 1997
CE 3811 - Water Resources and Environmental Lab II.
CE 4523/6523 - Open Channel Hydraulics
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N. Hispanic Graduate Student Recruitment ($4,000). MSU Office of the Graduate School and Bagley College of Engineering, November 2010.
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N., J.L. Martin, and W.H. McAnally. Watershed Assessment Tools: MS Delta Evaluation ($180,000). Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, 07/2010-06/2011). Principal Investigator.
- McAnally, W.H., and J.N. Diaz-Ramirez. Watershed Modeling Improvements to Enhance Coastal Ecosystems ($417,504). NOAA - Northern Gulf Institute, 01/2008 – 01/2010. Co-Principal Investigator.
- Truax, D., J.L. Martin, B. Magbanua, and J.N. Diaz-Ramirez. Analysis of WMD Materials in Waste and Storm Water Treatment Infrastructures in Southeastern U.S. Cities. Activity 4. Model the Fate of Materials within the Wastewater and Stormwater Treatment and Handling Facilities ($130,500). DOE - Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 01/2009 – 12/2009. Co-Principal Investigator.
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N. Hispanic Heritage Pride ($3,000). MSU Holmes Cultural Diversity Center, Colleges of Engineering and Business, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Animal and Dairy Sciences, and Student Association, October 2009.
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N. Hispanic Graduate Student Recruitment ($3,500). MSU Office of the Graduate School and Bagley College of Engineering, November 2009.
- Wilkerson G.W., W.H. McAnally, J.L. Martin, J.A. Ballweber, K. Collins Peavy, J. Diaz-Ramirez, and A. Moore. 2010. Latis: A Spatial Decision Support System to Assess Low Impact Site Development Strategies. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Advances in Civil Engineering, Article ID 810402, 18 pages, doi:10.1155/2010/810402. http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ace/2010/810402.html
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N., L.R. Perez-Alegria, and W.H. McAnally. 2008. Hydrology and Sediment Modeling Using HSPF/BASINS in a Tropical Island Watershed. Transactions of the ASABE 51(5):1555-1565.
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N., V. Alarcon, Z. Duan, M.L. Tagert, W. H. McAnally, J. L. Martin, and C.G. O’Hara. 2008. Impacts of Land Use Characterization in Modeling Hydrology and Sediments for the Luxapallila Creek Watershed, Alabama/Mississippi. Transactions of the ASABE 51(1): 139-151.
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N., Z. Duan, W. McAnally, and J. Martin, 2008. Sensitivity of the HSPF Model to Land Use/Land Cover Datasets. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 52: 89-94. http://www.jcronline.org/doi/full/10.2112/1551-5036-52.sp1.89
- Duan Z., J.N. Diaz, J.L. Martin, and W.H. McAnally. 2008. Effects of Land-Use Changes on Saint Louis Bay Watershed Modeling. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 52: 117-124. http://www.jcronline.org/doi/pdf/10.2112/1551-5036-52.sp1.117
- Diaz-Ramirez, J.N., W.H. McAnally, J.L. Martin. A Review of HSPF Evaluations on the Southern United States and Puerto Rico. Submitted to Transactions of the ASABE [In review since August 2010].
Advisor, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers
Member, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Member, American Society for Engineering Education
Honors and Awards
State Pride Faculty Award (2010):
To honor faculty members who contribute to the mission of teaching, research, and service.
Hispanic Student Association Service Award (2010):
In recognition of outstanding representation of the Hispanic community at Mississippi State University
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and Hispanic Student Association Service Award (2009):
For active participation and support of the Latin American night celebration
and for dedicated service in the celebration of the Hispanic Heritage Month