Our Team

John Ramirez-Avila

John J. Ramirez-Avila, , Ph.D., Ing., P.H., 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
Doctoral Researcher

Meena Raju

Meena Raju
Graduate Teaching Assistant and Doctoral Researcher

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson
Doctoral Researcher

Tara Ogren

Tara Ogren
Doctoral Researcher

Lorena Chavarro Chaux

Lorena Chavarro Chaux
Graduate Research Assistant

Brad Thompson

Brad Thompson
Graduate Researcher

Javier Mendez

Javier Mendez
Graduate Research Assistant

Cody Burnett

Cody Burnett
Graduate Researcher

Jennifer Hoang

Jennifer Hoang
Undergraduate Researcher

Kari Oppedal

Kari Oppedal
Undergraduate Researcher

Levi Redd

Levi Redd
Undergraduate Student Worker

Collaborators

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

Dr. Tim Schauwecker
Professor
Department of Landscape Architecture

Dr. Joby Czarnecki
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)

Dr. Elisa N. Armijos Cárdenas
Senior Scientific Researcher
Instituto Geofísico del Perú

Dr. Juan Camilo Restrepo
Associate Professor
Universidad del Norte (Colombia)

Dr. Brad Richardson
Research Fish Biologist
USDA, Agricultural Research Service

Dr. Gurbir Singh
Assistant Research Professor
National Center for Alluvial Aquifer Research (NCAAR)
Delta Research and Extension Center

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
Lokeswari Akula - CEE
Shanika Musser - CEE
Sophia Parker - CEE
Cristina Griffith - ABE
Jacob Otts - CEE
Trenton Marable - CEE
James Grafe – CEE
Bradley Richardson