Alumni

HSGG alumni hold positions in academia, government, private consulting firms (small and large), and both national and international non-governmental organizations. In many cases, strong ties remain between HSGG faculty and alumni, either through joint research projects or through participation on boards or committees. Many alumni also are “friends” of the UCD Hydrology Program Facebook page.

Examples of prominent professors who earned their degrees from HSGG include Gabriel Katul (PhD class of 1993; now Director of Graduate Studies in Environmental Science and Policy at Duke university), John Albertson (PhD class of 1996; now Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University), Gary Weissman (PhD class of 1999; Associate Professor of Hydrogeology at University of New Mexico), Jan Fleckenstein (PhD class of 2004; now Chair of Hydrogeology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ), and Mark Raines (PhD class of 2002; Associate Professor at University of South Florida).  Emerging young faculty alumni include Si-Yong Lee (PhD class of 2004; Assistant Professor at University of Utah), Garrit Schoups (PhD class of 2004; Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology), Jose Constantine (MS class of 2002; Assistant Professor at Cardiff University), and Joseph Wheaton (MS class of 2003; Assistant Professor at Utah State University).

A cohort of HSGG graduates have gone on to work at the nonprofit Stockholm Environmental Institute.  Dr. David Purkey (PhD class of 1998) runs the Davis-based office of SEI and was responsible for the development and use of a water management model called WEAP (Water Evaluation And Planning).  HSGG alumni also working at SEI include Brian Joyce (PhD class of 2005), Marisa Escobar (PhD class of 2008), and non-HSGG (but mentored by an HSGG faculty member) Charles Young (PhD class of 2004).

Many of our alumni put their degrees to work in goverment agencies.  A few examples include Richard Niswonger (USGS), Michael Tansey (USBR), and Chien Wang (Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District)

There are also many alumni who put their degrees to work in the private sector.  Two examples at large corporations include Jamil Ibrihim (MHW Global) and Brett Valle (Bechtel National). Two examples at small to mid-sized firms include Jason White (ESA PWA) and Rusty Barkey (CBEC). 

If you are an alumni of HSGG, please email us with an update about what you are doing and if you want us to share that informaiton on this web page.

List of HSGG Alumni

NameDegreeYearMajor Professor
Geroge, Doug PhD 2016 Largier
Hileman, Jacob PhD 2016 Lubell
Eckard, Robert PhD 2016 Hernes
Rodriguez, Jenna PhD 2016 Ustin
Silva, Pablo Thomas MS 2016 Sandoval
Weber, Matt MS 2016 Pasternack
Mathis, Thomas MS 2015 Schladlow
Mollaei Kandelous MS 2015 Hopmans
Arellano Rodriguez, Jose Luis MS 2015 Sandoval
Ta, Jenny MS 2015 Viers
Strom, Michael MS 2015 Pasternack
Ariyama, Jiro MS 2015 Horwath
Nylen, Bror Daniel MS 2015 Largier
Dennehy, Peter MS 2015 Mackay
Newcomb, Nicolas MS 2014 Fogg
Liu, Yunjie MS 2014 Fogg
Gonzalez, Robert MS 2014 Pasternack
Applegate, Olin MS 2014 Harter
Hathaway, Emily MS 2014 Mackay
Malazian, Armen MS 2014 Hopmans
Suddeth, Robyn PhD 2014 Mount
Gray, Andrew PhD 2014 Pasternack
Brown, Rocko PhD 2014 Pasternack
Fong, Catherine MS 2014 Viers
Lane, Belize MS 2014 Sandoval
Matiasek Journet, Sandrine PhD 2014 Hernes
Dhaliwal, Pavendeep MS 2014 Fogg
Kammel, Leah MS 2014 Pasternack
Chaba, Greg MS 2014 Grismer
Vaughan, Matthew MS 2013 Pasternack
Lent, Michelle MS 2013 Lund
Emmons, Jason MS 2013 Puente
Paradis, Charles MS 2013 Mackay
Buck, Christina R. (Connell) PhD 2013 Lund
Boyle, Dylan MS 2013 Fogg
Kamai, Tamir PhD 2013 Hopmans
Barker, Jesse (Rusty) MS 2012 Pasternack
Henneberry, Yumiko PhD 2012 Horwath
Sager, Jeannette MS 2012 Fogg
Xia, Sailin (Jerry) MS 2012 Ginn
Engdahl, Nicholas PhD 2012 Fogg
Fan, Siqi MS 2012 Zhang
North, Katharine MS 2011 MacKay
Bryson, Reid MS 2011 Harter
Epke, Gerhard MS 2011 Mount
Schaefer, Minta MS 2011 Johnson
Tracy, Bridget MS 2011 Schladow
King, Aaron MS 2011 Johnson
Meirovitz, Casey Donald MS 2010 Fogg
Ficklin, Darren PhD 2010 Zhang
Gatzke, Sarah Elizabeth MS 2010 Zhang
Roll, Laura MS 2010 Fogg
Andrews, Timothy MS 2009 Marino
Pyatt, Ellen MS 2009 Jackman
Rice, Erin Cameron MS 2009 Grismer
Buck, Christina R. (Connell) MS 2009 Lund
Hammersmark, Christopher PhD 2008 Mount
Schlanser, Jill MS 2008 Hernes
Senter, Anne E. MS 2008 Pasternack
Escobar, Maria PhD 2008 Pasternack
Fulton, Aaron MS 2008 Pasternack
White, Jason Quitiquit MS 2008 Pasternack
Brown, Rocko Anthony MS 2007 Pasternack
Trask, Jim PhD 2007 Fogg
Fristensky, Arek MS 2007 Grismer
Jurgens, Bryant MS 2007 Fogg
Perle, Mathias MS 2007 Fogg
Gallo, Erika MS 2006 Dahlgren
Henson, Soloman MS 2006 Dahlgren
Niswonger, Richard PhD 2006 Fogg
Cheng, Yen-Ben PhD 2006 Ustin
Dalgish, Barbara MS 2006 Fogg
Tumlinson, Leanne MS 2006 Hopmans
Booth, Eric MS 2006 Mount
Yarnell, Sarah PhD 2005 Mount
Joyce, Brian PhD 2005 Wallender
Taffet, Michael PhD 2005 Grismer
Valle, Brett PhD 2005 Pasternack
Zhang, Hua MS 2005 Harter
Elkins, Eve MS 2005 Pasternack
Okada, Hiroaki PhD 2005 Grismer
Ryu, Ji-Hun PhD 2004 Dahlgren
Ahearn, Dylan PhD 2004 Dahlgren
Goodman, James PhD 2004 Ustin
Denton, Michelle MS 2004 Grismer
Fleckenstein, Jan PhD 2004 Fogg
Lee, Si-Yong PhD 2004 Fogg
Roscoe, Kathryn MS 2004 Wallender
Schoups, Gerrit PhD 2004 Hopmans
Swift, Ted PhD 2004 Goldman
Wood, Isaac MS 2004 Mackay
Woolfenden, Linda PhD 2004 Ginn
Wheaton, Joseph MS 2003 Pasternack
Winter, Steven MS 2003 Larsen
Bambic, Dustin MS 2003 Silk
Ibrahim, Jamil MS 2003 Marino
Sharon, Ruth MS 2003 Grismer
Ruth, Sharon MS 2003 Grismer/ Mount
Akoutey, Rodolphe MS 2002 Grismer
Ellet, Kevin MS 2002 Hopmans
Elliott, Elizabeth MS 2002 Fogg
Liu, Marie MS 2002 Goldman
Wang, Chien MS 2002 Pasternack
Xuefeng, Chu PhD 2002 Marino
Carleton, Christian MS 2002 Dahlgren
Constantine, Jose MS 2002 Pasternack
Green, Chris PhD 2002 Fogg
Hammersmark, Christopher MS 2002 Mount
Rains, Mark PhD 2002 Mount
Stubblefield, Andrew PhD 2002 Goldman
Chu, Xuefeng PhD 2002 Marino
Angermann, Till E. MS 2001 Wallender
Denton, Debra PhD 2001 Grismer
Kollar, Johanna, L. PhD 2001 Grismer
Tekel, Karin J. MS 2001  
Tipton, Deborah, K. MS 2001 Fogg
Andrew S. Altevogt PhD 2001  
Mary Elizabeth   2001  
Solomon S. Henson   2001  
Alec W. Naugle   2001  
Dvorak, Allison   2000 Lund
Dursun Buyuktas PhD 2000  
Alex T. Chow PhD 2000 Tanji
Brian A. Joyce PhD 2000 Wallender
Richard W. Soppe PhD 2000  
Ellen L. Rudolph MS 2000 Dahlgren
Eriko Suzuki MS 2000 Fogg
Jan H. Fleckenstein PhD 1999 Fogg
JoAnn M. Holloway PhD 1999 Dahlgren
Juricich, Rich MS 1999 Marino
Purkey, David PhD 1999 Wallender
Tansey, Mike PhD 1999 Hopmans
Rene S. Lobato PhD 1999  
Nancy M. Malaret   1999  
Yasar I. Tekeli   1999  
Ricky K. Wong   1999  
Christopher T. Green PhD 1998 Fogg
Clausnitzer, Volker   1998 Hopmans
Obregon, Nelson PhD 1998 Puente
Hussein S. Alsinan   1998  
Christian J. Carleton   1998  
Sean M. Eagan   1998  
Bryan G. Largay   1998  
Susan L. Mahoney   1998  
Kelley S. O'Rourke   1998  
Donna M. Podger   1998  
Jozsef Szilagyi PhD 1997 Parlange
Flavio A. Bonilla   1997  
Matthew H. Brutlag   1997  
Martha C. Diaz   1997  
Yassar H. Farhan PhD 1997  
Walter T. Frueh   1997  
Erika L. Gallo   1997  
Battany, Mark MS 1997 Grismer
Somma, Francesca   1997 Hopmans
Marie M. Graham   1997  
Ryan G. Gromer   1997  
Oscar Robayo   1997  
Tracy Tennant   1997  
Chen, Jiaju PhD 1996 Hopmans
Soppe, Richard   1996 Grismer
John D. Albertson PhD 1996 Parlange
Steven F. Carle PhD 1996 Fogg
Ann M. Fridlind   1996  
Brad M. Moore   1996  
Jae-Young Ryu   1996  
Miguel F. Vargas-Ramirez   1996  
William E. Eichinger PhD 1995 Parlange
Natalie R. Crespi   1995  
Maria R. Kelly   1995  
Morrissey, Fergus MS 1995 Grismer
Anne E. Benjamin   1994  
Volker Clausnitzer   1994  
Jorge Gonzalez-Meraz   1994  
Molly K. McBeath   1994  
Noah Najarian   1994  
Gonzalez-Meraz, Jorge MS 1994 Grismer
Peterson, Cathy   1994 Lund
Qingfu Xiao PhD 1994 Grismer
Karen R. Burow-Fogg MS 1993 Fogg
Eric M. La Bolle PhD 1993 Fogg
Robert D. Busby   1993  
John M. Marion   1993  
Lisa A. Maserjian   1993  
Miguel A. Mejia   1993  
Suduan Gao PhD 1992 Tanji
Leslie F. Grober   1992  

UCD Water Science Alumni Prior to HSGG's Inaugeration

NameDegreeYearMajor Professor
Teresa A. Ortenburger   1991  
Tie X. Lu, Ph.D.   1989  
David R. Purkey PhD 1988 Wallender
Michael M. Mata   1977  
Lairson Couto PhD 1976  
Ali Ghorbanzadeh PhD 1976  
Abdulmajid A. Biuk   1976  
Cesar E. Cruz   1976  
Gerald A. Robb   1976  
Ahmad Abrishamchi PhD 1975  
Fernando Ajmad   1975  
Naser J. Bateni   1975  
Said J. Masoudi   1975  
Pedro J. Rodriguez   1975  
Elias Fereres-Castiel PhD 1974  
Joaquin Berengena-Herrera   1974  
Arturo C. Carvajal   1974  
Marco A. Casco   1974  
Hassan Shantia   1974  
Antonio B. Vega Ortega   1974  
Jack E. Farmer   1973  
Jose R. Garcia-Vilches   1973  
King Osafo   1973  
Andres B. Solorzano   1973  
Sumant K. Gupta PhD 1972  
Arumvgam Kandiah PhD 1972  
Ming-Chung Yang PhD 1972  
Salvador Munoz-Castro   1972  
John F. Pedroarena   1972  
Franklin M. Quezada   1972  
Jean-Paul Malingreau PhD 1971  
Octavio P. Aragao   1971  
Dwight C. Baier   1971  
Jack A. Berthelot   1971  
Lorenzo Caldentey   1971  
William F. Escudero   1971  
Wilton B. Fryer, Jr.   1971  
Amare Retta   1971  
Loucas P. Savvides   1971  
Amin Alizadeh PhD 1970  
David R. Storm PhD 1970  
Angelo G. Caliandro   1970  
Mian M. Iqbal   1970  
Arismendy E. Peralta   1970  
Robert T. Sullivan   1970  
Javier U. Aguayo   1969  
Manuel Grillo-Franco   1969  
Mark E. La Rue   1969  
Mrs. Helen Papazafiriou   1969  
Hans C. Rasch   1969  
Zafirios G. Papazafiriou PhD 1968  
Antonio C. Elizondo-Solana   1968  
Peter G. Low   1968  
Victor A. Pongo   1968  
Gavin J. Wilson   1968  
Alberto V. Losada   1967  
Waleed A. Fakhri   1966  
Norbett F. Fritsch   1965  
John N. Landers   1965  
Clyde S. Mc Connell   1965  
Lawrence J. Mc Cracken   1965  
Yerolemos Stylianou   1964  
Antoine Aboukhaled   1963  
Ali M. Shahroody   1963  
Houshang Esmaili, D.Engr.   1962  
Jewell L. Meyer   1962  
Mohammad S. Moayeri PhD 1961  
Soud M. Al-Khafif, D.Engr.   1961  
Mahmoud A. Abu-Zeid PhD 1960  
Wilfried H. Brutsaert PhD 1960  
Arturo Cornejo PhD 1960  
Jose Aquize-Carpio   1960  
Dr. Peter F. Shea   1960  
Gonzales R. Fernandez PhD 1959  
Nicolas J. Atallah, D.Engr.   1959  
Patricio B. Carmona   1959  
William R. Johnston   1959  
Herbert A. Paul   1959  
Savvas J. Chimonides   1958  
Fahd S. Natur   1958  
Jose S. Ortiz-Velez   1958  
Lorne G. Wilson PhD 1957  
Jose A. Barrios   1957  
Frank O. Doughty   1957  
Arthur W. Fry   1957  
Frederick J. Lourence   1956  
George C. Koumbarakis   1955  
John M. Langa   1955  
Stephen P. Carlson   1953  
Robert L. Ferral   1951