Marcio H. Giacomoni
Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering
Ph.D. — Texas A&M University
Marcio Giacomoni, a native of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, joins the civil engineering department for the opportunity to develop research about water resources in a region where water is a very important resource for economic development and for the environment. He is further motivated by UTSA’s mission in becoming a Tier One university. The goal of his research is to develop and apply systems analysis methodologies to support the sustainability of water systems. While typical engineering analysis considers water infrastructure systems in isolation, Giacomoni believes the sustainability of water resources is the results of interactions, adaptations and feedbacks among natural, built, social and economic components. When he isn’t finding the connections between water and socio-economic conditions, Giacomoni devotes his time to his wife, Laura, and cheering on his home team Sport Club Internacional, which was the FIFA world champion in 2006.