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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.

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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

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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
Nutrient dynamics of fecal sludge as soil conditioner.

Favorite Quote
Every man has the right to decide his own destiny. (Bob Marley)

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John BisgroveJohn Bisgrove
jbisgrov@syr.edu

ERE Forest Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

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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Neha Susanna DendukuriNeha Susanna Dendukuri
ndenduku@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Madhuri DinakarMadhuri Dinakar
mdinakar@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Institute: PES Institute of Technology (Biotechnology)

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

Alyssa EndresAlyssa Endres
aendres@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: Siena College (Physics)

Graduate Research Topic
Geospatial Information Science

Favorite Quote
"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." -Albert Einstein

Michael FoxMichael Fox
mfox06@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Undergraduate Institute: Saint Francis University PA (Environmental Engine)

Graduate Research Topic
Stream water quality and restoration

Favorite Quote
"You, Me, or Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward, that's how winning is done!"-Rocky

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 Envrnmntl Sci Frstry (Environmental Resour)

Previous Graduate Study: Technische Universität München (Environmental Engine)

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."

John KaneJohn Kane
jckane@syr.edu

ERE Environmental Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Undergraduate Institute: SUNY-ESF (Engineering — Other)

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Personal Statement
I graduated with my BS in FEG Dec 2011 and started my MPS in the Fall of 2012. I then started my career with NYSDEC with Division of Water-Flood Protection and Dam safety at the end of March of 2013, finished the spring 2013 semester then began attending part time to complete my MPS in WRE. In July or 2014 I began working in the DEC's Division of Environmental Remediation-Spill prevention and Response and Petroleum Bulk Storage Programs. Changing my job has allowed me to become trained in many things you wouldn't normally associate with engineering but it has been an amazing career opportunity. I love my job and am so glad I have chosen to get my BS and MPS at ESF.

James KrueglerJames Kruegler
jwkruegl@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institute: Suny College at Geneseo (Geological Sciences)

Ryan MorrisonRyan Morrison
rsmorris@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institute: Unity College (Wildlife Biology, Ma)

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Brenna MosherBrenna Mosher
bsmosher@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institute: Clarkson University (Environmental Engine)

Meghan MussehlMeghan Mussehl
mlmusseh@syr.edu

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

Undergraduate Institute: Smith College (Engineering Science)

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Graduate Research Topic
Coupled social and hydrologic models. Sustainable, equitable approaches to water resource management.

Favorite Quote
Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why. -Kurt Vonnegut

Timothy PedeTimothy Pede
tjpede@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: SUNY-ESF (Environmental Science)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Vermont (Natural Sciences — O)

Personal Statement
I grew up in the Syracuse Area and completed my undergraduate studies at SUNY ESF. After being exposed to the unprecedented environmental challenges facing this generation, I soon realized the need for a global transition to renewable sources of energy. I’m mainly interested in quantifying urban energy flows and applying ecological principals to human networks.

Graduate Research Topic
Effects of land use/land change on residential energy demand

Favorite Quote
“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” former President George W. Bush

Ge PuGe Pu
gpu100@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Undergraduate Institute: Drexel University (Environmental Engine)

Previous Graduate Study: Drexel University (Environmental Engine)

Personal Statement
I am interested in solving problems associated with water resources and climate change. During my undergraduate and master's, I got tremendous amount of exposure in modeling and monitoring green infrastructures and stormwater management. At ESF, my research focus on the overlap between remote sensing and water resources. My long term goal is to develop spatial analysis tools for solving water resource problems in a changing climate.

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Previous Lab Affiliation
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Research Interests
Remote Sensing Technology, Sustainable Water Resource Development, Climate Resilience, Green Infrastructure Monitoring and Modeling, Renewable Energy and Development

Favorite Quote
".....We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard......" -----John F. Kennedy

Past Presentations

- 2017 SUNY-ESF Spotlight on Student Research. Syracuse, NY. [poster presentation]

- 2017 GIS/SIG. Rochester, NY. [oral presentation]

- 2017 ASPRS IGTF 2017. Baltimore, MD. [oral presentation]

- 2015 American Water Resource Association (AWRA) Summer Specialty Conference: Climate Change Adaptation. New Orleans, LA. [oral presentation]

- 2015 American Physics Society March Meeting. Baltimore, MD. [poster presentation]

- 2015 8th Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges for the Global Science. Philadelphia, PA. [oral presentation]

- 2014 AWRA Philadelphia Metropolitan Section Scholarship Poster Scholarship Competition. Philadelphia, PA. [poster presentation]

- 2014 EWRI World Environment & Water Resources Congress. Portland, OR. [poster presentation] (See Poster #974)

Joel Requena CaalJoel Requena Caal
jrequena@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Undergraduate Institute: University of Rafael Landivar (Forest Engineer)

Michael ReubensMichael Reubens
mreubens@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Undergraduate Institute: SUNY University at Buffalo (Environmental Engine)

Graduate Research Topic
Ecological function of native vs. commercial green roof species

Favorite Quote
Today is the first day of the rest of your life

Kalon RiehleKalon Riehle
kriehle@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Undergraduate Institute: Suny Binghamton (Mechanical Engineeri)

Personal Statement
I am interested in sustainability, streamflow prediction, the water-energy nexus, and the conflicts & synergies of power generation & water recreation.

Favorite Quote
We all live downstream.

Timur SabitovTimur Sabitov
dmunardy@syr.edu

ERE Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Murphy,c

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Graduate Research Topic
My research interests are Statistics and Environment, Glacial changes under current climatic conditions,GIS and Remote Sensing

Favorite Quote
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." -Theodore Hook

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List of publications
Petrov, M. A., Sabitov, T. Y., Tomashevskaya, I. G., Glazirin, G. E., Chernomorets, S. S., Savernyuk, E. A., ... & Mountrakis, G. (2017). Glacial lake inventory and lake outburst potential in Uzbekistan. Science of The Total Environment, 592, 228-242.

Shahriar Shah HeydariShahriar Shah Heydari
sshahhey@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: Sharif University of Technolog (Electrical Eng.)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Southern Denmark (Environmental Management)

Graduate Research Topic
Map analysis using big data ideas

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Emily StephanEmily Stephan
eastepha@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institute: Cornell University (Environmental/Sanita)

Graduate Research Topic
Coupled human and natural systems, river restoration, watershed sustainability

Favorite Quote
If we surrendered to Earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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Maggie TodaroMaggie Todaro
mtodaro@syr.edu

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

Graduate Research Topic
Is there enough water for farmers? Assessing water application rates and calculating supply under low-flow conditions in Western New York.

Undergraduate Institute:
Binghamton University

Zijian WangZijian Wang
zwang128@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: Henan Polytechnic University (Remote Sensing Scien)

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Personal Statement
The environment change is critical nowadays, I am interested in analysis the variation of anything about the environment with ArcGIS, Remote sensing etc. Getting variation information will benefit human being to improve environment and sustainable development.

Favorite Quote
Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.

Zhixin WangZhixin Wang
zwang127@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: Xi'an University of Science an (Geographic Informati)

Previous Graduate Study: University of Chinese Academy (Signal and Informati)

Ziqian WangZiqian Wang
zwang129@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: Huazhong Agriculture Univ (GIS)

Jianfeng WenJianfeng Wen
jwen01@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Institute: Shaanxi Normal University (Environmental Science)

Previous Graduate Study: Nanjing University (Environmental Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Low-Oxygen Biological Nitrogen Removal

Quote on Graduate Experience
"Cherish the opportunity, enrich my life!"

Scott WolcottScott Wolcott
scwolcot@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny and Newman,l

Undergraduate Institute: SUNY Center Buffalo (Civil Engineering)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY Center Buffalo (Civil Engineering )

Graduate Research Topic
Treatment of High Strength Organic Wastewater using Green Walls

Favorite Quote
“Surround yourself with people who take their work seriously, but not themselves, those who work hard and play hard.” - Colin Powell

Jin XuJin Xu
jxu145@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Undergraduate Institute: Nanjing Forestry University

Previous Graduate Study: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Sheng YangSheng Yang
syang16@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis and Volk

Undergraduate Institute: Nanjing University (Geography)

Previous Graduate Study: SUNY-ESF (ERFEG )

Graduate Research Topic
Forestry Engineering

Quote on Graduate Experience
"A new style of the life and a fresh taste of the world"

Mingshi YuMingshi Yu
myu21@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Undergraduate Institute: Syracuse University (Geography)

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