Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou

Angel S. Fernandez-Bou in Costa Rica
Angel S. Fernandez-Bou
SE2 120H

Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou has an Agricultural Engineering degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), a MSc in Biosystems Engineering from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil), and is a PhD candidate in the Environmental System Program at UC Merced. 

Angel S. co-created and coordinates STAY (Science, Technology and Art for Youth), a project to teach workshops in advanced scientific topics to middle and high school students. Hundreds of students from the Central Valley have attended STAY programs with hands-on activities in robotics, ecology, archaeology, math and bioengineering.


Research Interests:

Carbon Balance, UC Merced and La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

Understanding the soil domain’s contribution to the rainforest carbon balance under the effects of dominant species.

Low-cost sensing devices, UC Merced

I develop and fabricate sensing devices based on low-cost and open source hardware, for environmental monitoring. My focus is on devices for measuring CO2 emissions from soil, water and biomass.

Niche ecology modeling, UC Merced and La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

How ecosystem engineers can change the ecological niches where the leave, and modify ecosystem services.

Flow forecasting and energy load forecasting, FFU (Fluminense Federal University), Brazil

Flow forecasting by coupling hydrological and global climate models at different time frames in large basins for energy forecasting. Developing a new semi-distributed hydrological model for low-monitoring regions.

Wastewater and leachate treatment, FFU / FRRJU (Rio de Janeiro Federal Rural University), Brazil

Using the PACT® process, originally developed for wastewater treatment, to treat landfill leachate.

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Graduate Funding:
Phone: (209) 228-4622
General Inquiries:
Phone: (209) 228-4723
Fax: (209) 228-6906
Mailing Address:
University of California, Merced
ATTN: Graduate Division
5200 N. Lake Road, SSB 310
Merced, CA 95343


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