About me

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I am an environmental and water resources engineer by training with research interests in tropical hydrometeorology, land surface modelling (JULES user), remote sensing data applications, and other interdisciplinary approaches such as ecohydrology and social hydrology. I am also a fan of open data and software and hope to share my experiences through my blog posts – hope they will be helpful to newbies!

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“Water is sometimes sharp and sometimes strong, sometimes acid and sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet and sometimes thick or thin, sometimes it is seen bringing hurt or pestilence, sometime health-giving, sometimes poisonous. It suffers change into as many natures as are the different places through which it passes. And as the mirror changes with the colour of its subject, so it alters with the nature of the place, becoming noisome, laxative, astringent, sulfurous, salty, incarnadined, mournful, raging, angry, red, yellow, green, black, blue, greasy, fat or slim. Sometimes it starts a conflagration, sometimes it extinguishes one; is warm and is cold, carries away or sets down, hollows out or builds up, tears or establishes, fills or empties, raises itself or burrows down, speeds or is still; is the cause at times of life or death, or increase or privation, nourishes at times and at others does the contrary; at times has a tang, at times is without savor, sometimes submerging the valleys with great floods. In time and with water, everything changes”

Leonardo da Vinci, 1513

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Hydrology. Imperial College, London, UK. June 2014. Thesis: The hydrology of the Peruvian Amazon River and its sensitivity to climate change.

Master of Science, Environmental Engineering. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. June 2007

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering. Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA. June 2007. Award: Jimmie E. Quon Memorial Award for Environmental Engineering

Research Experience

Research Associate (Project Manager)

Imperial College London, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project: Adaptive governance of mountain ecosystem services for poverty alleviation enabled by environmental virtual observatories

Funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council grant NE-K010239-1

Feb 2014 – Jan 2016

PhD student

Imperial College London, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project: The hydrology of the Peruvian Amazon River and its Sensitivity to Climate Change

Funded by the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the UK Natural Environment Research Council grant NE/I004017/1

Oct 2010 – Jan 2014

Research Intern

Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Department of Earth Sciences

Project: Daniela Sager, PhD, Solution and Transportation Processes of Soluble Salts in Mono-Landfills for Waste Incineration Residues

Funded by the Research in Engineering and Science Program, German Academic Exchange Service

Jul 2006 – Sep 2006

Non-research work experience

Water Resources/Environmental Engineer/Project Manager

Baxter and Woodman, Inc. Consulting Engineers, Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA

Sep 2007 – May 2009

Lab Assistant

Environmental Microbiology Lab, Northwestern University

Sep 2006 -Jun 2007

Smart Classroom and Videoconferencing Student Consultant

Academic Technologies, Northwestern University Information Technology

Nov 2005 – Jun 2007