Postdocs/Students


 

Research Opportunities Available

undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral research opportunities exist in all focus areas

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Postdocs | Doctoral | Master's | Undergraduate | Interns | Alumni

Postdocs

Chang Hsin Chen
Chang Hsin Chen, Ph.D.

Modeling, Simulation, and Big Data

CV  |  Google Scholar

Research
We focus on turbulent buoyant plumes and use large-eddy simulations to analyze turbulent fluctuations in the plumes. Turbulent plumes exist in many natural and engineering systems, such as volcanic eruptions and supersonic combustion. The studies will provide a better understanding of turbulent processes in the systems.

Grant Macdonald
Grant Macdonald, Ph.D.

Geophysical Sciences/Polar Studies

CV  |  website

Research
I use remote sensing and field data to investigate surface hydrology on ice shelves and sea ice. In particular, I am interested in analysing the formation of surface lakes/ponds on and around the Antarctic Ice Sheet, and assessing the implications of their formation for ice-sheet stability. As temperatures rise, it is important that we better understand these features and processes in order to predict Antarctica’s response to climate change.

 

Doctoral Students

Protik Banerjee
Protik Banerjee

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Saugata Datta

Eugene Hoffman
Eugene Hoffman

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Mansi Joshi
Mansi Joshi

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Stephen Ackley/Dr. Hongjie Xie

Gina Jozef
Gina Jozef

University of Colorado, Boulder
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
PI: Dr. John Cassano

YoungHyun Koo
YoungHyun Koo

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Hongjie Xie

polar bear cub
Eric Kouba

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Hongjie Xie

Elijah LaLonde
Elijah LaLonde

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Hazem Mahmoud
Hazem Mahmoud

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Hongjie Xie

Karen Mendiondo
Karen Mendiondo

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Pratik Mitra
Pratik Mitra

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Jose Rodriguez
Jose Rodriguez

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Jesse Slaten
Jesse Slaten

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Elina Valkonen
Elina Valkonen

University of Colorado, Boulder
Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
PI: Dr. John Cassano

Jullian Williams
Jullian Williams

UTSA
Environmental Science and Engineering
PI: Dr. Hongjie Xie

polar bear cub
Zachary Williams

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

 

Master's Students

Ashley Aguilar
Ashley Aguilar

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Saugata Datta

polar bear cub
Diego Bass

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Ishan Bhattatai
Ishan Bhattatai

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Daniel Brun
Daniel Brun

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Valeria Delgado
Valeria Delgado

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Matt Garcia
Matt Garcia

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Dean Kaialau
Dean Kaialau

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

polar bear cub
Michael McMahan

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Yongli Gao/Dr. Hongjie Xie

Thomas Nordstrand
Thomas Nordstrand

UTSA
Geology
PI: Stephen Ackley/Dr. Yongli Gao

Iyare Oseghae
Iyare Oseghae

UTSA
Geoinformatics
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez/Dr. Hongjie Xie

Raj Patel
Raj Patel

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

polar bear cub
Lauren Schwartz

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alan Whittington

Christian Sustayta
Christian Sustayta

UTSA
Geoinformatics
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

polar bear cub
Sergio Teran

UTSA
Geology
PI: Stephen Ackley/Dr. Blake Weissling

Thanh Tran
Thanh Tran

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

 

Undergraduate Students

Leah Andino
Leah Andino

UCLA
Geography-Environmental Studies
PI: Dr. Marilyn Raphael

polar bear cub
Hayden Bilbo

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Jaydne Blomfield
Jaydne Blomfield

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

polar bear cub
Finn Burmeister-Morton

UTSA
Computer Science
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Ivana Chen
Ivana Chen

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Angie De La Cruz
Angie De La Cruz

UTSA
Geology
PI: Stephen Ackley/Dr. Yongli Gao

polar bear cub
Rodolfo Fernandez

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

polar bear cub
Joshua Le

UTSA
Computer Science
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Crystal Moreland
Crystal Moreland

UTSA
Geology
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Khiem Nguyen
Khiem Nguyen

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

polar bear cub
Samantha Pickell
Lead for UTSA NASA MINDS project

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

polar bear cub
Zach Riddle
Lead for UTSA Mars Rover Team

UTSA
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

 

Student Interns

Desiree Arbizu
Desiree Arbizu

Northeast Lakeview College
Engineering
PI: Dr. Yongli Gao

Chrishall Armstrong
Chrishall Armstrong

St. Philip's College
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Daniel Pineda

Ta'lya Brooks
Ta'lya Brooks

St. Philip's College
Mechanical Engineering
PI: Dr. Christopher Combs

Juan Carrasco
Juan Carrasco

Northeast Lakeview College
Engineering
PI: Dr. David Restrepo

Vincente Flores
Vincente Flores

St. Philip's College
Biochemistry
PI: Dr. Saugata Datta

Steve Lara
Steve Lara

Palo Alto College
Engineering
PI: Christopher Combs

Alexandra Lee
Alexandra Lee

UTSA
Physics
PI: Dr. Hongjie Xie

Emily Pressler
Emily Pressler

San Antonio College
Cyber Security
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Bianca Reusch
Bianca Reusch

San Antonio College
Cyber Security
PI: Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

Ashton Stepter
Ashton Stepter

North Carolina A&T
Computer Science
PI: Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

Nicholas Tkatchuk
Nicholas Tkatchuk

Northeast Lakeview College
Engineering
PI: Stephen Ackley and Dr. Hongjie Xie

Jaylin Wilson
Jaylin Wilson

St. Philip's College
IT-Cyber Security
PI: Dr. Sushil Prasad and Dr. Wei Wang

 


Alumni

Postdoc/Student Alumni

Postdoc/Student

Academic Level

Discipline

PI

Program Dates

Adetunji Adeleye

MS student

Geoinformatics

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2019-2020

Ashley Aguilar

UG student

Geology

Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

2019-2020

Ian Bashor

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

Ethan Beeman

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Ambica Behara

Postdoc

Ocean Modelling/Atmospheric Science

-

2020

Sudheer Bhimireddy

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Shamar Bradley

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019

Giselle Contreras-Velarde

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2020

Prince Dukuze

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2020

Syed Hasib Akhter Faruqui

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

Sean Foote

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Desiree Garcia

UG student

Computer Science

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

Matt Garcia

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

Samuel Guevara

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Jens Knudsen

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

Rajitha Meka

PhD student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

Karen Mendiondo

MS student

Geology

Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

2019-2020

Nilusha Navodiya

MS student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019

Adalberto Rodriguez

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Christopher Combs

2019-2020

Douglas Schoenenberger

MS student

Geology

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2019

Priscila Sol

UG student

visiting student

Stephen Ackley

2019

Lijun Tian

PhD student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Stephen Ackley

2019

Liuxi Tian

PhD student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2019-2020

Jahsiah Toby

UG student

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2019-2020

 

Student Intern Alumni

Intern

Institution

Major

PI

Program Dates

Nii nmashie Adjei

Northwest Vista College

Information Assurance and Cyber Security

Dr. Sushil Prasad

2020

Raul Flores

Palo Alto College

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Yongli Gao

2020

Marcelina Garcia

St. Philip's College

IT-Cyber Security

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

Alyssa Guzman

San Antonio College

Mathematics

Stephen Ackley; Dr. Hongjie Xie

2020

Elizabeth Hebel

University of Colorado-Boulder

Geography

Dr. Hongjie Xie

2020-2021

Jacob Lyda

Palo Alto College

Mathematics

Dr. Adel Adaeddini

2020

Andre Michon

San Antonio College

Physics

Dr. Alberto Mestas-Nunez

2020

David Perez

Palo Alto College

Engineering

Dr. Wei Gao

2020

Haylie Schulmeier

Northeast Lakeview College

Biology

Dr. Wei Wang

2020

Lyann Serrano

Northeast Lakeview College

Mathematics

Dr. David Restrepo

2020

Alejandro Zarate

St. Philip's College

Engineering

Dr. Kiran Bhaganagar

2020

 

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