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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.

Current 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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John BisgroveJohn Bisgrove
jbisgrov@syr.edu

ERE Forest Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Maggie DeMarcoMaggie DeMarco
mademarc@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

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

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

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

Naomi HenryNaomi Henry
nfhenry@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kroll

Undergraduate Institute: University of Maryland College Park* (Environmental Science)

Links
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Graduate Research Topic
Water Resources Engineering

Favorite Quote
"Thousands have lived without love, not one without water" - W.H. Auden

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, started my MPS in the Fall of 2012, 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.

Seyed Gholamrez Khatami KalkhoranSeyed Gholamrez Khatami Kalkhoran
sgkhatam@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Undergraduate Institute: K.N. Toosi University of Techn (Engineering — Other)

Previous Graduate Study: K.N. Toosi University of Techn (Engineering — Other )

Links
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Graduate Research Topic
Geospatial Information Science and Engineering

Favorite Quote
“I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding of a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Sir Isaac Newton

Home Page
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James KrueglerJames Kruegler
jwkruegl@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Siqi LiSiqi Li
sli151@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Quackenbush

Undergraduate Institute: Northeast Forestry University

Previous Graduate Study: Northeast Forestry University

Ryan MorrisonRyan Morrison
rsmorris@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Brenna MosherBrenna Mosher
bsmosher@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Endreny

Meghan MussehlMeghan Mussehl
mlmusseh@syr.edu

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

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. Now, as I just began my first year at ESF, my research focus will be aiming towards 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

- 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

Michael ReubensMichael Reubens
mreubens@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Daley

Kalon RiehleKalon Riehle
kriehle@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Kroll

Timur SabitovTimur Sabitov
dmunardy@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Murphy

Remo SantagataRemo Santagata
rsantaga@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

Shahriar Shah HeydariShahriar Shah Heydari
sshahhey@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Namrata ShenoyNamrata Shenoy
nashenoy@syr.edu

Environmental Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Kroll

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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Thomas TaggartThomas Taggart
tptaggar@syr.edu

Water Resources Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Endreny

Undergraduate Institute: Pennsylvania State University - University Park (Materials Engineerin)

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Personal Statement
I believe that water is extremely under appreciated and that the ultimate fate of humanity will depend on our handling of our water (and energy) needs in the face of a changing climate. I'm here to learn everything I can about water and all that it affects.

Graduate Research Topic
Urban Hydrology; Hydrological Modeling; Green Infrastructure.

Favorite Quote
It loved to happen. -Marcus Aurelius

Maggie TodaroMaggie Todaro
mtodaro@syr.edu

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

Anayo UkwuaniAnayo Ukwuani
atukwuan@syr.edu

Ecological Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Tao

Undergraduate Institute: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Previous Graduate Study: University Putra Malaysia (Civil Engineering )

Links
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Personal Statement
Recent global environmental issues have deeply fascinated my interest in studying an environmental course at university level, which I believe will lead to designing a sustainable system to enhance the survival and existence of our ecosystem.

Graduate Research Topic
Resource/nutrient recovery

Favorite Quote
To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, To leave the world a better place than what I've found… To know even one life has breathed easier Because I have lived…this is to have succeeded. __Ralph Waldo Emerson

Zijian WangZijian Wang
zwang128@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Ziqian WangZiqian Wang
zwang129@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

Zhixin WangZhixin Wang
zwang127@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

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
Ecological Engineering

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

Sheng YangSheng Yang
syang16@syr.edu

Geospatial Information Science & Engineering

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Mountrakis

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

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