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Javier Ancalle (UIUC MS '07): I am working as a water resources engineer with URS Corporation in Herndon, VA. The company is starting a water resources group at the office where I was hired. So, in the meanwhile, I have been working in the geospatial technologies group doing LIDAR data QA/QC.
Sukanta Basu (UMN PhD '04): Assistant Professor at
Asmeret Asefaw Berhe (Former Postdoc UCB): Berhe's postdoc work involved looking into the role of anticipated changes in amount and timing of rainfall on soil organic carbon and base cations dynamics. Berhe will be working as an assistant professor at the University of California, Merced.
Dylan Blumentritt (UMN MS '05): PhD Student in the Geology Department at the University of Minnesota. His work focuses on sediment issues in the Minnesota River Basin. firstname.lastname@example.org
Iman Borazjani (UMN PhD '08): Will continue working at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory as an NCED research associate. email@example.com
Nancy Brown (Former Postdoc, Colorado State University): Having taught fluvial geomorphology at the University of Washington, I am back to writing articles and looking for a position.
Matthew Carper (UMN PhD '06): Employed as a Senior Development Engineer at Seagate Technologies in Bloomington, MN.
Kelly Caylor (Princeton PhD '03): Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Princeton University. http://caylor.princeton.edu
Phairot Chatanantavet (UMN PhD '07): Beginning March 2009, will work as a postdoc at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, with Professor Kelin Whipple. firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyko Dodov (Former Postdoc, UMN): Employed at AIR Worldwide Corp.
Esther Eke (LSU MS '08): Pursuing a PhD in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Cristian Escauriaza (UMN PhD '08): Assistant Professor in the Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Department at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. email@example.com
Juan Fedele (Former Postdoc, UMN): Assistant Professor at
Flanagan, Meghan (UMN MS '09):
Robinson "Wally" Fulweiler (Former Postdoc, LSU): Assistant Professor in the CAS Earth Sciences Department at Boston University.
John Gaffney (UMN MS '09): Working at Anchor QEA
Chandana Gangodagamage (UMN PhD '09): Researcher at Lawrence Livermore Labs
Terra George (UT Austin MS '08): Geoscientist at ConocoPhillips working with middle Wilcox fault blocks in South Texas. firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Grams (JHU PhD '06): Research Associate in the Department of Aquatic, Watershed, and Earth Resources at
Mark Green (UMN PhD '07): Assistant Professor, Center for the Environment, Plymouth State University and Research Hydrologist, Northern Research Station. email@example.com
Rohit Gupta (UMN MS '04): PhD student in CompSci at the University of Minnesota.
Les Hasbargen (UMN PhD '04): Assistant Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, SUNY College at Oneonta. firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Haydel (UIUC MS '07): Water Resources Engineer II for Camp Dresser & Mckee, Inc. (CDM).
Laien He (MS '10 SIU)
James Hood (PhD '10 UMN): Postdoc University of Montana
Leslie Hsu (PhD '10 UCB): Postdoc Columbia University
Sarah Jacobi (PhD '09): Smith Conservation fellowship at the Lincoln Park Zoo
Doug Jerolmack (MIT PhD '06): Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of
Christina Kaba (MIT MS '05): Applying to law schools to study environmental law.
Seokoo Kang (PhD '01 UMN): Postdoc, SAFL
Melissa Kenney (MS '10 JHU): Assistant Research Scientist, JHU
Wonsuck Kim (UMN PhD '07): Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin. email@example.com Webpage: http://jackson-d-1.geo.utexas.edu/researcher.php?researcher_id=3153
Edwin Kite (former NCED graduate student UCB): Pursuing a doctoral degree at UC Berkeley in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences under advisor Michael Manga.
Michael Lamb (UCB PhD '08): Currently working as a postdoc with David Mohrig at the University of Texas at Austin. Starting in fall 2009, Lamb will be an assistant professor of geology at the California Institute of Technology. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruno Lashermes (former Postdoc, France): Currently teaching physics and chemistry in a Paris high school.
Wesley Lauer (UMN PhD '06): Assistant Professor in the College of Science & Engineering, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Seattle University in Seattle, WA.
Pete Lenaker (MS '09)
Rebecca Leonardson (PhD '11 UCB): Consultant
Crystal Lesmeister (UW MS '04): Working as an engineer with WWC Engineering, Inc.
Violetta Lima (UMN MS '03): Working as a consultant in
Mike Limm (PhD '09): Postdoc at the University of Minnesota
Bill Lyons (MIT PhD '05): Working with Shell Exploration.
Jenn Macalady (Former Postdoc, UCB): Assistant Professor at
Corey Markfort (UMN MS '05): Water Quality Consultant with Bonestroo in St. Paul
John Martin (UMN PhD '07): Geologist for ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company. Research will focus on local to regional depositional mechanics and subsurface stratal architecture.
Brandon McElroy (PhD '09): Research Physichal Scientist, Geological Survey
Camille McNeely (Former Postdoc, UMN): Assistant Professor at Eastern
Eric Merton (PhD '09, UMN): Postdoc at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Andrew Meyer (UC Boulder PhD '09): Continuing work on PhD thesis in economics and scheduled to complete 2009. email@example.com
Peter Nelson (UC Berkeley PhD '11): Postdoc at Genoa University
Jeffrey Nittrouer (Phd '10 UT Austin): NSF postdoc fellow UIUC
Ben O'Connor (UMN PhD '06): An hydrologist at Argonne National Labs
Cailin Huyck Orr (Former Postdoc, UMN): Assistant Professor,
Joongcheol Paik (Former Postdoc, UMN): Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Kangnung National University, Korea. firstname.lastname@example.org
Wendy Palen (Former Postdoc, UCB): Assistant Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Aquatic Conservation, Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
Paola Passalacqua (UMN PhD '09): Assistant Professor, University of Texas Austin
Venkat Prava (John Hopkins MS '09)
Qin Qian (UMN PhD '08): Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Lamar University, Texas.
Joel Rowland (UCB PhD '07): Postdoc at Stanford University in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.
Jennifer Bassman Ruch (JHU MS '07): Ruch works for an energy consulting firm.
John Schade (Former Postdoc, UMN): Assistant Professor at
Joel Scheingross (Undergrad UCB '07): Working with Bill Dietrich at UCB to continue research started as an undergrad. email@example.com
Octavio Sequeiros (LSU PhD '08): Working at Shell Oil in the Netherlands.
Aric Shafran (UC Boulder PhD '07): Assistant Professor of Economics, Orfalea College of Business, California Polytechnic State University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Sheets (UMN PhD '04): Assistant Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics at the University of Washington (Seattle), School of Oceanography. email@example.com
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Helga Solís (UMN MS '07): I'm a lecturer and a researcher at Universidad Nacional of Costa Rica. I'm teaching ecology and hydrology. My research projects involve groundwater management in urban areas, groundwater pollution, and saline intrusion in coastal aquifers.
Rebecca Stark (UMN MS '09)
Robert Stoll (UMN MS '04 and PhD '07): Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Utah.
Kyle Straub (MIT PhD '07): Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Tulane University. firstname.lastname@example.org
Nikki Strong (UMN PhD '06): Visiting researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.
Dennis Sugrue (JHU MS '09) US Military Academy
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Michal Tal (UMN PhD '07): Postdoc at the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, France. email@example.com
Nikos Theodoratos (UMN MS '06): PhD student at ETH Zurich at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. +65 85023935.
Lisa Tilman (UMN MS '04): Working as a consultant.
Horacio Toniolo (UMN PhD '04): Assistant Professor at
Cheng-Feng Tsai (LSU MS '08): Working in industry as a water resources engineer. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacob Violet (UMN MS '04): Employed at ExxonMobil Research.
Feng Wan (UMN MS '07): PhD student in civil engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Tanya Warnaars (UMN PhD '05): WATCH Scientific Project Manager, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, United Kingdom. email@example.com
Jeff Weiss (UMN MS '05): Consultant with Barr Engineering,
Jill Welter (Former Postdoc, UCB): Assistant Professor at the
Kyle Whittinghill (UMN PhD '10): University of Michigan
Jane (Staiger) Willenbring (Former Postdoc, UMN): Jane left NCED in fall 2007 and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Jane's research is focused primarily on constraining rates of erosion, timing of ice sheet fluctuations and long-term climate change using geochemical techniques, field-based data and numerical models.
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Miguel Wong (UMN PhD '06): Consultant with Barr Engineering,
Scott Wright (UMN PhD '04): Employed at the
Peng Wu (JHU MS '09): JHU Research Assistant
Elowyn Yager (UMN): Assistant Professor of Fluvial Geomorphology, Department of Civil Engineering, Center for Ecohydraulic Research (CER), University of Idaho.
Pearl Zheng (JHU '09): Consultant at ERM Associates
Ling Zhou (JHU MS 09): Works at Constellation Energy
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