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Current Graduate Students

Information on our graduate students is provided here to facilitate communication between enrolled students as well as to inform and encourage prospective students. Photos may be of the student or of their research interest.

Graduate SchoolCurrent Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Reza AbdiReza Abdi
reabdi@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institute: Urmia University

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Fred AgyemanFred Agyeman
foagyema@syr.edu

Environmental Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Institute: University of for Development Studies (Ag Tech)

Previous Graduate Study: State University of New York, (Environmental Resources Engineering)

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Personal Statement
I want to be an innovative person in all fields practicable and accessible to me for self development as well as making a meaningful impact to the agenda of environmental management.

Graduate Research Topic
Anaerobic Digestion Enhancement and Stability through Synergistic Ammonia Recovery using Vacuum Thermal Stripping

Favorite Quote
"Every man has the right to decide his own destiny" - Bob Marley

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Atef AmricheAtef Amriche
aaamrich@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: National Higher School of Agro (Agronomy / Soil scie)

Previous Graduate Study: Mediterranean Agronomic Instit (Geoinformation in En)

Personal Statement
The journey of my higher education began with agronomic studies and specialization in soil science at the "Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Agronomie" (Algeria). My interest in GIS and remote sensing applications started growing after a first exposure to precision farming concepts. My passion for technology and innovations in computer science pushed me to further explore these two disciplines. My first Master thesis focused on using SAR data to map surface soil moisture in a semiarid area in Algeria. After that, I got a full scholarship from the international center for higher agronomic studies in the Mediterranean (CIHEAM) and enrolled in the Master of Science program "Geoinformation in environmental management" at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Chania (Greece). My thesis work was focused on land cover mapping in the Mitidja plain - North Algeria. My goal here at SUNY ESF is to develop essential programming skills and a strong numeric and statistical background, necessary to address key environmental issues using remote sensing data.

Favorite Quote
" Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out: it fails to maintain the temperature required for sustaining life " ... Wislawa Szymborska

Research interests
Remote sensing / GIS / data mining / land cover & land use mapping / decision support systems / soil science.

Presentations
Soil resources and sustainable soil management in Algeria (representative of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) - FAO Near East & North Africa - Global Soil Partnership. http://www.slideshare.net/FAOoftheUN/soil-resources-and-sustainable-soil-management-in-algeria-ministry-of-agriculture-and-rural-development-atef-amriche

John BisgroveJohn Bisgrove
jbisgrov@syr.edu

ERE Forest Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Brenden CovertBrenden Covert
bhcovert@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Graduate Research Topic
I am working with i-Tree Hydro, and urban hydrology model. I am looking at batch processing in i-Tree Hydro for roughly 1200 Block Groups in the Bronx County NY. A sensitivity analysis of the output will then be preformed.

Favorite Quote
If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good. - Dr. Seuss

Maggie DeMarcoMaggie DeMarco
mademarc@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institute: Binghamton University

Favorite Quote
"People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, and all life for happiness. Find the good in Monday, the warmth in winter, and laughter in every day." -Unknown

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Madhuri DinakarMadhuri Dinakar
mdinakar@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Institute: PES Institute of Technology (Biotechnology)

Graduate Research Topic
To test the use of hydrogen peroxide as a source of supplemental oxygen in vertical flow constructed wetlands.

Favorite Quote
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Leonardo da Vinci

Kadir GozKadir Goz
kgoz01@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Shaw,s

Undergraduate Institute: Suny College Brockport (Meteorology, Water R)

Graduate Research Topic
Flood risk and damage assessment

Favorite Quote
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ~ Nelson Mandela

Casey HaltonCasey Halton
crwesley@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Shaw,s

Undergraduate Institute: SUNY College New Paltz (Geochemistry)

Publications

Graduate Research Topic
I am currently assessing the practicality of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) for evaluating short and long term changes in stream morphology and sediment loads. I am comparing TLS data collected in Oneida Creek and in McKinley Hollow (Catskill Mountains, New York) to LiDAR data as well as orthoimagery and digitized historical aerial imagery dating back as far as the 1930s.

Favorite Quote
Never let your fear decide your fate.

LinkedIn
Casey Halton - LinkedIn Profile

Presentations

Youl HanYoul Han
yhan04@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Institute: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Environmental Resources Engineering)

Previous Graduate Study: Technische Universität München (Environmental Engineering)

Graduate Research Topic
Microbial consortia involved in anaerobic digestion; molecular biology

Sean HuckinsSean Huckins
schuckin@syr.edu

ERE Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Hassett

Undergraduate Institute: Syracuse University (INDUSTRIAL DESIGN)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY Buffalo (NATURAL SCIENCES)

Graduate Research Topic
Fusion of Images for the Human Brain Opportunities for Improved Diagnostic and Surgical Interventions

Quote on Graduate Experience
"My experience as a graduate student at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry has been tremendously positive. The faculty, including Professor James M. Hassett, have always been exceptionally enthusiastic and supportive of my goal to explore a cross-disciplinary approach to human brain mapping as it relates to neurosurgical diagnostics and intervention. My affiliation and current program of study with SUNY ESF has always been a source of pride to me, and I am looking forward to the fact that my graduate education is not only preparing me to investigate the physical topography of the earth on which we live, but to also go spelunking into the depths of the human brain. The faculty in the mapping sciences program at SUNY ESF have not only made this possible, but have done so with sincere enthusiasm."

Ronald MayRonald May
rmay01@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Job NoelJob Noel
jnoel02@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Shaw,s

Personal Statement
Water is both a finite resource and a human right. Understanding this and the fact that steady population growth puts increased stress on its availability, makes the need to take action a high priority. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering at the Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá (UTP) and worked at the Hydraulic and Hydrotechnical Research Center of the UTP, as a Researcher in water quality and quantity management, I have several practice experiences including working in research projects such as COL 07-036 Project "Monitoring the effect that specific rain events have on the quality of water supply sources for water treatment in the city of Panama" and conducted the project "Ocean Energy: roadmap and strategies for Panama ". Likewise, I developed my thesis study regarding the Pacora River basin, analyzing the spatial and temporal variation of water quality and assigning specific uses for the water resources in the study areas.

Favorite Quote
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13. "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree" Martin Luther. "Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" Audrey Hepburn.

Guillermo OjedaGuillermo Ojeda
gfojeda@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley