Rafael O. Tinoco, PhD
CV (updated October 2021)
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
• PhD Cornell University 2011
• MS Cornell University 2008
• BS Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México 2005
Research Topic: Numerical and laboratory investigation of hydrodynamics and sediment transport on vegetated flows
MS University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2018)
BS Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (2015)
CV (updated October 2021)
Research Topic: Gas transfer and sediment oxygen dynamics on vegetated flows
MS Applied Mechanics, National Taiwan University (2015)
BS Physics, National Tsing Hua University (2013)
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Research Topic: Fish energetics in response to turbulent flows representative of in-stream structures (Project in collaboration with Professors Cory Suski, Piotr Cienciala, and Bruce Rhoads).
BS Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2015)
Research Topic: Transport of particulate matter in streams
MS Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University (2019)
BS Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University (2017
Research Topic: Passive and active technologies for capture and redirection of particles in streams.
MS Civil Engineering, Clemson University (2019)
BS Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology IIT-Roorkee (2017)
Juan Martin Andrade
Research Topic: Effect of microplastics on sediment transport.
BS Civil Engineering, Universidad Central del Ecuador (2018)
BS Civil Engineering, Qassim University (2017)
Research Topic: Identifying turbulence features that alter trap efficiency of upstream-swimming lamprey
Undergraduate Research Assistants:
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Jorge San Juan PhD 2021.
Now a Postdoctoral Researcher at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory.
CV (Updated October 2021)
Thesis: The role of aquatic vegetation on oscillatory flows and sediment transport .
Andres F. Prada Sepulveda PhD 2020.
Now Scientific specialist in environmental engineering at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.
Thesis: The effect of turbulence on survival, dispersal, and swimming behavior of grass carp eggs and larvae.
Pallav Ranjan, MS 2018. Now a PhD candidate in our group! Thesis: High-resolution numerical investigation of hydrodynamics and sediment transport within emergent vegetation canopy
Andrew Leman, MS 2018. Now at McMillen Jacobs Associates, Utah. Thesis: Identifying the dominant physical processes for mixing in full-scale raceway tanks.
Jieyu Qin, MS 2018. Now at Powerlong Real Estate Holdings Limited, Shanghai. Thesis: Experimental study of fish response to turbulent flow fields generated by in-stream structures.
Students Research Assistants:
Firas Rababaa, NSF REU, Spring-Fall 2020.
Ashley Dominick, Researchers Initiative Program, Spring 2019.
Anna States, Researchers Initiative Program, Spring 2019.
Peter Regan, Spring 2019.
Yuehao Shi, Spring 2019
Ryan Osborn, REU Program – Summer 2018, Fall 2018.
Justin Shen, Researchers Initiative Program, Spring 2018.
Elizabeth Ramos, Researchers Initiative Program, Spring 2018.
Joseph Spadoro, BS 2016, MS 2018. Current Position: Transmission Line Engineer at Sargent and Lundy.
Melanie Holland, REU Program Spring 2016-Summer 2017, now a graduate student at University of Colorado Boulder.
Gerardo Veliz, SROP 2016, Now a graduate student at CEE, Cornell University.
Johannes Oeij, REU Program, Summer-Fall 2017.
Lisha Qu, REU Program, Fall 2016. Now Process Mechanical Engineering at Globaltech, Inc.