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Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou

Angel S. Fernandez-Bou in Costa Rica
Professional Title: 
Angel S. Fernandez-Bou
Office: 
SE2 120H
Education: 

Angel Santiago Fernandez-Bou has a PhD in Environmental Systems from the  University  of California, Merced, a MSc in Biosystems Engineering from the Universidade Federal Fluminense (Brazil), and has an Agricultural Engineering degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain). 

His research experience ranges from hydrology and waste water treatment, to soil greenhouse gas emissions (link to publications). Angel S. has coordinated several outreach programs such as STAY (Science, Technology and Art for Youth) to teach workshops in advanced scientific topics to middle and high school students. Hundreds of students from the Central Valley have attended these programs with hands-on activities in robotics, ecology, archaeology, math and bioengineering. He is teaching for UC Merced Engineering Economics, and has taught Subsurface Hydrology, Methods in Subsurface Hydrology, and Capstone Engineering Projects. 

 

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.