Yousef Sangsefidi

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PhD Student

Yousef is interested in experimental-numerical modeling of flow behavior in natural areas and engineered systems. His area of interest is studying environmental processes in urban water resources.


Cheyenne Graves

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MS Student

Cheynne is interested in Rainwater Harvesting Systems (RWH) to conserve water and energy. She is using Life Cycle Assessment to evaluate RWH sustainability.


Vincent O'Hara-Rhi

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MS Student

Vincent is interested in developing advanced techniques to enhance the safety of transportation infrastructure against flooding. His project is supported by DOT.


Ryan McDowell

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MS Student

Ryan is interested in discovering novel techniques to remove emerging pollutants from the environment, especially from the coupled stormwater- coastal systems.


Joaquin Santos

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BS Student

Joaquin works on the application of GIS for Sea-Level Rise inundation analyses. He also studies groundwater rise as a result of Sea-Level Rise.

Former Students


Wynneth Requieron

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Wynneth worked on 2-dimensional stormwater modeling to propose mitigation plans. Her study area is Sorrento Valley, San Diego, which is located in the flood plain.


Thomas Sun

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Thomas worked on designing green stormwater control techniques to maximize the environmental benefits. His study area was a tributary of the San Diego River.


Kian Bagheri

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Kian worked on the application of GIS for watershed delineation and analysis. He also uses hydrologic methods to develop hydrographs for 2-dimensional modeling.

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Atalie Gomez

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Atalie worked on the application of GIS for Sea-Level Rise inundation analyses. She also compiled data on community issues as a result of Sea-Level Rise.

Michael Violante Profesional

Michael Violante

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Michael worked on the optimization of drainage infrastructure to minimize the risk of failure of the utility poles. His thesis defense recording is available at: HERE


Reyhaneh Rahimi

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Visiting Scholar

Reyhaneh worked on modeling the compound inundation impacts of coastal climate change through statistical downscaling

Undergraduate Research Teams

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Atalie Gomez, Minrva Munoz, Jasmin Kazak, Hanadi Jarar


Miguel Lomeli, Raghad Hashim, Dylanne Fee


Nick Steffenino, Justin Sornberger

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Guillermo Munoz, Roosevelt Momon, Jeremy Monroe