Students in the CMSS program

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Ramadan Gamal Abouelmagd Abdelrehim
Faculty Advisor: Mohamed Ahmed
Research: Integrated remote sensing, GIS, and geophysical approaches to improve water harvesting in coastal watersheds of southern Marsa Alam, Egypt
Started: Fall 2021, PhD student
 
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Natalia Alekseeva
Faculty Advisor: Richard Coffin
Research:
Marine sciences, modeling of gas hydrates processes, seismic profiling
Start: 
Fall 2021, PhD student
 
Ifeanyi Emmanuel Anyanwu
Ifeanyi Emmanuel Anyanwu
Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research:
 Assessing the impacts of extreme wet events on groundwater pollution in unincorporated coastal communities in Texas
Start: 
Fall 2023, PhD student
 
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Lucero Barraza Gomez
Faculty Advisor: Michael Wetz
Research:
 harmful algal blooms and the effects they have on water quality
Start: 
Fall 2022, MS student
 
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Chrissy Barrera
Faculty Advisor: Lin Zhang
Research:
 geochemistry
Start: 
Fall 2020, PhD student
 
Olivia Burnes
Olivia Burnes
Faculty Advisor: Hua Zhang
Research: groundwater, first flush, and runoff water after rainfall events
Start: Fall 2023, MS student
 
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Laura Button
Faculty Advisor: 
Dorina Murgulet
Research:
 water quality and access in colonias communities 
Start:
Summer 2023, MS student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 2 
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Meghan Bygate
Faculty Advisor: Mohamed Ahmed
Research:
 utilizing Landsat 8 and ECOSTRESS remote sensing data to generate hydrologic data (salinity, temperature, turbidity, chlorophyll-a) for Matagorda Bay, Texas
Start: 
Fall 2022, MS student
 
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Antonio Cantu de Leija
Faculty Advisor: Dale Gawlik
Research: Wetland and Waterbird Ecology and Conservation
Started: Fall 2021, PhD student
 
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Neina Chapa
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Beseres Pollack
Research: ecological benefits of restored intertidal and subtidal oyster reef complexes in the Texas Coastal Bend
Started: Fall 2021, MS student
 
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Patricia Cockett
Faculty Advisor: Paul Montagna
Research: Genetics
Start: Summer 2015, PhD candidate
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: CCME Scholar
 
Nene Coulibaly
Faculty Advisor: 
Research:
 
Start: 
Fall 2022,  student
 
Ahmed Eid
Ahmed Eid
Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research: hydrogeology
Start: Spring 2023, PhD student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 2 
Justin Elliott
Justin Elliott
Faculty Advisor: Hussain Abdulla
Research: organic chemistry
Start: Fall 2023, PhD student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 2 
Muhamed Elshalkany
Muhamed Elshalkany
Faculty Advisor: Mohamed Ahmed
Research:
 Controls on subsurface heterogeneity on groundwater discharge in coastal environments: insights from gravity, passive seismic, and electromagnetic surveys
Start: 
Fall 2023, PhD student
 
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Isabel Garcia
Faculty Advisor: Michael Starek
Research: UAS-Based Photo-Bathymetry and Monitoring of Nearshore Coastal Processes
Start: Spring 2019, PhD student
 
Catherine George
Catherine George
Faculty Advisor: 
Toshiaki Shinoda
Research:
 Air-sea interaction processes in the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific region
Start:
Fall 2023, PhD student
 
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Benjamin Ghansah
Faculty Advisor: Michael Starek
Research: 
Start: Fall 2023, PhD student
 
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Allyson Girard
Faculty Advisor: J. David Felix, Hussain Abdulla
Research: analytical chemistry, stable isotope biogeochemistry, nutrient (C, N, O, S) cycling
Start: Fall 2023, PhD student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 2 
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Susana Gonzalez
Faculty Advisor: Michael Wetz
Research: dynamics of harmful algal blooms in coastal Texas, incorporating social and economic values of local communities into HAB research
Started: Fall 2022, PhD student
 
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Zahra Hasan
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Beseres Pollack
Research: 
Start: Summer 2023, MS student
 
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Kiersten Ivy
Faculty Advisor: Hussain Abdulla & Jeremy Conkle
Research:
Environmental Chemistry
Start: 
Fall 2022, PhD student
 
Hyangim Ji
Faculty Advisor: 
Research: 
Start: Fall 2022,  student
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EvaLynn Jundt
Faculty Advisor: Xinping Hu
Research:
Carbon Chemistry
Start: 
Fall 2022, PhD student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 1
 
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Nigel Lascelles Jr., M.S.
Faculty Advisors: Hussain Abdulla
Research: Analysis of tire wear particle's impact on the aquatic environment
Start: Fall 2019, PhD student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: CCME Scholar, NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 1
 
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Kylee Lewis
Faculty Advisor: James Gibeaut
Research: The impacts of sea level rise on coastal communities
Start: Fall 2020, MS student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: CCME Scholar
 
Brandon Lopez
Brandon Lopez
Faculty Advisor: 
Toshiaki Shinoda
Research:
 A new pathway of Indonesian Throughflow in the Indian Ocean: Mechanisms and role in transporting the excess heat and freshwater of the recent hiatus decade
Start:
Fall 2023, PhD student
 
Cody Lopez
Cody Lopez
Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research:
groundwater-surface water interactions in semi-arid environments
Started:
 Fall 2023, PhD student
 
Kimberly Lopez
Kimberly Lopez
Faculty Advisor: 
Jian Sheng
Research:
 Correlating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) types with membrane viscoelasticity with atomic force microscopy 
Start:
Fall 2023, PhD student
 
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Molly Mcguigan
Faculty Advisor: Ed Proffitt
Research: Macroinvertebrates in mangrove leaf litter
Started: Fall 2021, MS student
 
Alejandro Medrano-arispe
Faculty Advisor: 
Research:
 
Start: 
Fall 2022,  student
 
Skylar Meehan
Skylar Meehan
Faculty Advisor: Dorina Murgulet
Research: Submarine groundwater discharge
Started: Summer 2022, MS student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 1
 
Shelby Metoyer
Shelby Metoyer
Faculty Advisor: Darek Bogucki
Research: Remote sensing and artificial intelligence (AI): near-surface fluid dynamics
Start: Spring 2021, PhD candidate
 
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Rostam Mirzadi
Faculty Advisor: Dale Gawlik 
Research: Waterbird ecology and conservation, wetland and intertidal ecosystems, restoration ecology, and the use of birds in aquatic ecosystem management
Start: Fall 2022, PhD student
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Florian Morvais
Faculty Advisor: Chuntao Liu
Research: satellite and ground based lightning observations, lightning formation mechanisms, cloud properties
Started: Fall 2021, PhD student
 
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Mohamed Abdrabou Mousa
Faculty Advisor: Mohamed Ahmed
Research: geophysics
Started: Fall 2022, PhD student
 
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Jessica Myers
Faculty Advisor: Hussain Abdulla & Jeremy Conkle
Research: Environmental chemistry
Start: Fall 2019, MS student
 
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Mariana Carolina Nieva Tamasiunas
Faculty Advisor: Toshiaki Shinoda
Research:  Intraseasonal variability of the Indonesian Seas associated to the Madden Julian Oscillation
Start: Spring 2020, PhD student

Isabel Nykamp
Isabel Nykamp
Faculty Advisor: Jennifer Beseres Pollack
Research: Developing methods for elevation restoration on wind tidal flats
Start: Summer 2023, MS student
 
Azeez Yusuf Olaide
Azeez Yusuf Olaide
Faculty Advisor: 
Ingo Pecher
Research:
 Numerical modeling of CO2 hydrates, hydrate stability field for methane and CO2, and near seafloor geochemical reaction in the Gulf of Mexico
Start:
Spring 2023, PhD student
 
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Ahmed Mohamed Hamed Omar
Faculty Advisor: Mohamed Ahmed
Research: using GIS techniques and ECOSTRESS thermal data to map growth fault systems in Corpus Christi Bay
Started: Fall 2022, PhD student
 

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Hannah Organ
Faculty Advisor: Richard Coffin
Research: geochemistry, biogeochemistry, lipids in microbial communities as tracers of methane hydrates
Started: Fall 2022, PhD student
 
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Shankar Narasimha Harinarasimha Prasad
Faculty Advisor: Alexey Sadovski
Research: mathematical and statistical modeling of the coastal and marine systems
Started: Fall 2021, PhD student
 
Hailey Santa Ana
Hailey Santa Ana
Faculty Advisor: Chuntao Liu
Research: Atmospheric Science 
Started: Fall 2022, MS student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 1
 
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Kelley Savage
Faculty Advisors: Jennifer Beseres Pollack, Xinping Hu, Keisha Bahr
Research: Assessing the Blue Carbon Potential of Oyster Reefs
Start: Summer 2022, PhD student
 

 

Alexander Sharp
Alexander Sharp
Faculty Advisor: Dale Gawlik
Research: Movement patterns of wading birds as a mechanism linking freshwater wetlands and coastal ecosystems in the Greater Everglades
Start: Spring 2021, PhD Student
 
Magkena Szemak
Magkena Szemak
Faculty Advisor: Lindsay Prothro
Research: Diatom assemblages from the Antarctic to determine past environmental conditions
Started: Fall 2023, PhD student
 
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Ulsia Urrea Marino
Faculty Advisor: Greg Stunz
Research: Building urban resilience to climate change with nature-, community-, and infrastructure-based solutions: a mixed methods study in the Gulf of Mexico
Start: Fall 2020, PhD candidate
 
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Quincy Walker
Faculty Advisor: Chuntao Liu
Research: A global analysis of extreme rainfall cases, utilizing data from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite spanning from 2014-2022
Start: Fall 2023, MS student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 2
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Youwen Wang
Faculty Advisor: Alexey Sadovski
Research: Mathematical and statistical modeling of environmental, coastal and marine system
Started: Fall 2021, PhD candidate
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 1

Miranda White
Miranda White
Faculty Advisor: Scott King
Research: Assessing and communicating variability, uncertainty, and trustworthiness of an AI coastal model that predicts cold temperatures in local lagoons
Started: Spring 2022, PhD student
Honors, Awards, & Affiliations: NSF AI2ES, NRT STAGES Fellow cohort 1
 
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Wenjun Yi
Faculty Advisor: Jian Sheng
Research: Flow, cell and nanoparticle interactions under large flow shear
Start: Summer 2021, PhD student