Our Team

John Ramirez-Avila

John J. Ramirez-Avila, Ph.D., Ing., M. ASCE
Assistant Professor

Environmental & Water Resources
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James Martin

James L. Martin, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE
Emeritus Professor

Environmental & Water Resources
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Sandra Ortega-Achury

Sandra L. Ortega-Achury, Ing., MS
Research Associate II

Environmental & Water Resources
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Our research group is integrated by enthusiastic undergraduate and master and doctoral graduate students from multiple departments and colleges, including Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE), Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA), and Chemical Engineering (CHE).

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson
Graduate Research Assistant

Tulia Delgado

Tulia Delgado
Graduate Research Assistant

Bradley Richardson

Bradley Richardson
Graduate Research Assistant

James Grafe

James Grafe
Graduate Research Assistant

Jennifer Hoang

Lokeswari Akula
Graduate Teaching Assistant

Meena Raju

Meena Raju
Graduate Researcher

Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson
Graduate Researcher

Elisabeth Ingram

Elisabeth Ingram 
Doctoral Researcher

Javier Mendez

Javier Mendez
Graduate Research Assistant

Jennifer Hoang

Jennifer Hoang
Undergraduate Researcher

Shanika Musser

Shanika Musser
Undergraduate Researcher

Lorena Chavarro Chaux

Lorena Chavarro Chaux
Exchange Visitor

Sophia Parker

Sophia Parker
Undergraduate Researcher

Christina Griffith

Christina Griffith
Undergraduate Researcher

Jacob Otts

Jacob Otts
Undergraduate Researcher

Collaborators

Dr. Eddy J. Langendoen
Research Hydraulic Engineer, Lead Scientist
Watershed Physical Processes Research Unit
USDA-ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory

Dr. Tim Schauwecker
Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Joby Czarnecky
Assistant Research Professor
Geosystems Research Institute

Mr. Cory Gallo, MUD
Associate Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Beth Baker
Assistant Extension Professor
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Dr. Larry Oldham
Plan and Soils Sciences Department - Extension
Mississippi State University

Dr. Martin Locke
Director
USDA-ARS
National Sedimentation Laboratory

Jorge Chavarro, Ing.,MS
Executive Director and CEO
Research Center for Science and GeoAgroEnvironmental Resources (CENIGAA)

Miguel Valenzuela, Ing., MS
Assistant Professor
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Edgar Almansa Manrique, Ing. MS
Senior Researcher
Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research (CORPOICA)

Past Team Members

Katelyn Polk - CEE
Emily Ballheimer - CHE
Harley Wilkinson - CEE
Emily Turner - CEE
Ben Stiller - CEE
Nathan Forbes - CEE
Lauren Smith - CEE
Amanda Bryan - CEE
Steeley Martin - CEE
Monica Pistorius - CEE
Gabrielle Tran - CEE
Emily Farrar - CEE
Kubra Celik - CEE (MS)
Luis Laurens - CEE (MS)
Yi Jiang - CEE (PhD)
James Steele - CEE
Bruna Goncalves - Brazil
Jennifer Deignan - CEE
Claire Ray - CEE
Diana Linder - CEE
Geneva Catlet- CEE
Germaine Cooley - CEE
Taylor Buie - CEE
Phong Ly - CEE
Iveth Navarro - CEE