Former Students

2011-2020
Bassel Daher, Ph.D., WEF Nexus Governance, Water Management and Hydrologic Science, Texas A&M University. Current: Research Scientist, Texas A&M Energy Institute, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Research Fellow, Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy, The Bush School

Sinan Al-Obaidi, PhD, Renewable Energy, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Gabrielle Obkirchner, MSc, Water for Energy: Impact on groundwater, Geosciences, Texas A&M University

Sydney Becker, MSc, Dynamic Modeling of Water-Energy Systems, Geosciences, Texas A&M University

Taylor Pinkerton, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University. Wastewater Reuse Current: AgWater EIT, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, CA

Jordan Muell, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University. Current: Assistant Engineer, Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, Visalia California.

Lindsey Aldaco-Manner MSc. Water Resource Management and Hydrological Sciences , Texas A&M University. Current: Water Resource Specialist, Environmental Policy Analyst. President, World Youth Parliament for Water (2018-2021).

Sonja Loy, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University. Wastewater treatment and reuse and soil-water interactions.  Current: Staff Engineer, Wastewater Treatment, Plummer, Inc. Fort Worth, TX

Rouya Hdeib, Ph.D., Framework for Flood Modelling in Data-Sparse Regions – Awali River in Lebanon, Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (IAM)

Hyoungmook Pak, MSc, Biotechnology, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M University

Jennifer Dargin, MSc, Technology Score Card, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

Sinan Sabeeh, PhD, Distributed Renewable Energy, Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Yingqian Yang, PhD, WEF Nexus Systems Data and Modeling, Ag Economics, Texas A&M University.

Mohamad ElKhansa, Ph.D., Biodiversity, Agriculture, Food, Environment, Land & Water, U Montpellier

Maryam Tanha, MSc, Effect of biochar on soil hydraulic properties. Water Management & Hydrologic Sciences, Texas a&M University

Brittany Hallmark MSc, Civil Engineering. Pedostructure Chemistry. Current: PhD student, Iowa State University.

Kayla Rohrbach, PhD, Water Management & Hydrological Sci., Environmental sciences, Texas A&M University.

Jeffry Tahtouh, MSc, Water Management and Hydrologic Science, Soil Minerology. Current: Associate Consultant – Geologist , WSP USA

Ahmed M. Mroue, MSc in Energy, Energy Portfolio Assessment Tool (EPAT): Sustainable Energy Planning Using the WEF Approach – Texas Case Study. Current: Market Analyst , Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Muhammed Imran Kulat MSc, Civil Engineering. WEF Nexus application – urban agriculture. Texas A&M University. Current: PhD student, METU Turkey.

Man Yang MSc, Nexus Policy. Water Resource Management and Hydrological Science, Texas A&M University.

John Blake, MSc, Civil Engineering. Quantification of Available Water Content Comparing standard Methods and the Pedostructure Concept on Four Different Soils . Current: Murfee Engineering Company, Inc., Austin, TX.

Matthew E. Bean, MSc, Comparison of Two Tillage Practices on a Semi-Arid Rotational Cropping System. Bio & Agr Engineering, Texas A&M University.

Jifar Nata, Ph.D., Water Management and Hydrological Science, Texas A&M University. WEF Systems modeling

Anne Dare, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Water Treatment and Reuse; Current: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Washington DC.

Amjad Assi, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Multi-scale Hydrology. Current: Assistant Research Professor, Texas A&M University – College Station, TX.

Wei-Chih Chen, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Hydrologic Scaling. Current: Crop modeler and Agricultural Engineer, Agrible, Inc. Champaign, IL

Guy Bou Lahdou, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Waste Water Treatment. Current: Irrigation Consulting, Inc. Pepperell, MA

Rami Jabakhanji, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University.  Development of multi-scale pedostructure-based model.

Bassel Daher, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Water Policy.

Berlin Mbongo, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Hydrology of the Nile River Basin.  Current: Research Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Karim C. Boustany, PhD, Industrial Engineering, Purdue University. Human subjects. Current: Assistant  Professor, Department of  Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Lebanese American University.

Anne Dare,MSc Biological and Agricultural Engineering/Engineering Education, Purdue University. Development and evaluation of global competencies

2006-2010

Ibrahim Aly, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Watershed Delineation Accuracy using GIS and Remote Sensing. 

Yousra Hamdy, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Isotropy of the Soil during Shrinkage Phases. Current: Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Arpan Bhagat, PhD, Food Science, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University. Microbial predictions-food safety.  Technical and Sanitation Manager, Butterfield Foods – Noblesville, IN

Emily Sanders, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Characterization of preferential flows. EH&S and Life Safety Systems, Auraria Higher Education Center – Denver, CO                 

Leigh Ann Spence, MSc, Forestry and National Resources, Purdue University. Social Impact of Water Distribution System in Costa Rica.

Stefan Bertsch, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. Multiphase flow modeling. Head of Institute for Energy Systems (IES), NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs in Sankt Gallen Area, Switzerland.

Jagdish Singh, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Soil Water Flow Characterization and Prediction in Two Different Soil Types.

Laurent Ahiablame, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Soil Water Modeling.

Joseph Mallory, MSc, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University. Soil Water Characterization 

Brian Walker, PhD, Civil Engineering, Purdue University. BMP Evaluation.

Majdi Abou Najm, PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University. Modeling crack behavior in unsaturated soil.  Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut.

Halis Simsek, MSc, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University. Computational Hydrology. Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, North Dakota State University Fargo, ND.

Dibyajyoti Tripathy , PhD, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Purdue University. Hydrologic Impact of Land Use Change.  Team Lead, Permian Basin Appraisal Strategy and Resource Maturation, Chevron, Houston, TX.

Grace Abou Jaoude Estephan, PhD, Civil Engineering, Purdue University. Pile Analysis and Structural Stability. Current: Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Lebanese American University.

Mohammad A. A. Salahat, PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University.  Soil water medium characterization. Current: Assistant Professor, Hashemite University, al-Zarqa, Jordan

1995-2005

Bereket Araya, MSc, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University. Water harvesting systems.

Gabriel Vazquez Amabile, PhD,  Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University. Hydrologic Risk and NPS Pollution.  Current: Professor, Environmental Science, National University of La Plata, Argentina

Mazdak Arabi , PhD, Civil Engineering, Purdue University. BMP modeling using SWAT. Current: Assistant Professor at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Akilah Martin, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Educational impact of multimedia tools. Current: Assistant Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois;  Senior Director for Mentoring and Student Services.

Rajesh Singh, PhD,

Lilia He, PhD, Agricultural Economics, Purdue University. Water Management in North Africa. Current: Research Scientist, The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Xiuying Wang, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Analysis and simulation of subsurface drainage flow and nitrate. Current: Research Assistant Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Temple, Texas.

Kelsi Bracmort, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University.  Evaluating the Long-Term Impacts of Best Management Practices in an Agricultural Watershed. Current: Policy Specialist in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy, Congressional Research Service, Washington D.C.

Michel Rahbeh, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Bioremediation modeling (ABE Best Dissertation).  Current: Assistant Professor, University of Jordan, Amman

Paul Miller, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Subsurface statistical hydrology. (co-advised with B. Engel).

Rhea Sammons, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Solute transport modeling in subsurface tile drains. Current: Research engineer at Archer Daniels Midland , Monticello, Illinois.

Ann M. Guentert, PhD, Food Science, Purdue University. Food safety modeling and microbiology. 

Tong Zhai, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Modeling agroforestry systems. Environmental Scientist at RESPEC, Atlanta, Georgia.

Kyoung Jae Lim,PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Enhanced NAPRA-WWW system with river water quality modeling capacity. Professor, Department of Regional Infrastructure Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, South Korea.

Xingwen Chen, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Integrated modeling of pasture system for economic and environmental competitiveness.  President, ABCD GIS Mapping, LLC ,  Shreveport, Louisiana.

Fouad JaberPhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Stability and accuracy of kinematic wave overland flow modeling.  Current: Assistant Professor and Water resources Extension Specialist, Texas A&M University – Dallas, Texas.

Christiana Gurgel, PhD, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Stochastic/adaptive finite element modeling of transport and microbial activity in field soils. 

Kathryn N. Fakhoury, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Impact of particle size and air flow rate on air sparging efficiency.

Mike Benner, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Field and numerical analysis of parameters affecting the performance of air sparging remediation systems.

Xingjiang Huang, PhD, Agronomy, Purdue University. Enhanced transport of chlorpyrifos under treated effluent irrigation. 

Sajid Alav, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Dynamic modeling of microbial during milk storage.  Current: Professor at Kansas State University – Manhattan, Kansas.

Neeraj Singh, MSc, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University. Watershed modeling. 


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