DIRECTOR

Fernando Gilbes-Santaella, Ph.D.
Professor
Research and Teaching Interests: Environmental Remote Sensing and Biogeo-Optical Properties
fernando.gilbes@upr.edu
Biography
Curriculum Vitae


 CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

Lorena Vázquez-Albelo, M.S. Student
Department of Geology
Research Topic: Coastal Studies using Remote Sensing
lorena.vazquez@upr.edu

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Jennifer Toledo-Rivera, M.S. Student
Department of Geology
Research Topic: Coastal Studies using Remote Sensing
jennifer.toledorivera@upr.edu

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Jorge Wichy-Rosado, M.S. Student
Department of Geology
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Sandy Beaches
jorge.wichy@upr.edu

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Natlee M. Hernández-Guevara, M.S. Student
Department of Geology
Research Topic: Geo-Optics and Remote Sensing of Suspended Sediments
Supported by NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
natlee.hernandez@gmail.com

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 ALUMNI

Patrick Reyes, Ph.D.
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Topic: Dynamics of Colored Dissolved Organic Matter in Coastal Waters
Supported by NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
Disertation Defense: December 22, 2010
Working Position When Finished: Technician at the UPR Sea Grant College
pesaresip@gmail.com

Doctoral Disertation


Vilmaliz Rodríguez, M.S.
Department of Geology
Research Topic: Erosion and Sedimentation Processes in Mayaguez Bay
Supported by NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
Disertation Defense: December 8, 2009
Working Position When Finished: GIS Analyst/PPQ Technician at the USDA in Carolina, Puerto Rico
vilmaliz@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae
Master Thesis


Marcos Rosado, Ph.D.
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Topic: Bio-Optical Algorithms for Coastal Waters
Supported by NASA-Graduate Student Research Assistantship
Research supported by NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
Disertation Defense: November 26, 2008
Working Position When Finished: Assistant Professor in the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
megalops@hotmail.com

Curriculum Vitae
Doctoral Disertation


Ramón López , Ph.D.
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Topic: Development of a GIS database for Mayaguez Bay and its implementation in GERSVIEW
Supported by NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
Disertation Defense: November 26, 2008
Working Position When Finished: Post-Doctoral Researcher at UPRM
rlopez18@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae
Doctoral Disertation


Yvette Ludeña, M.S.
Department of Biology
Research Topic: Distribution of Cyanobacteria and Their Relationship with Optical Properties in Coastal Waters
Supported by NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center
Thesis Defense: May 8, 2007
Working Position When Finished: Practical Training in United States
yvettelh52@yahoo.es

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Master Thesis


Jeannette Arce, M.S.
Department of Geology
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Benthic Habitats
Supported by NSF-Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems
Thesis Defense: July 15, 2005
Working Position When Finished: Educational Program Coordinator at the PR Seismic Network
ketty011@hotmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Master Thesis


Gretchen Chiques, M.S.
Department of Geology
Research Topic: Remote Sensing of Sandy Beaches
Supported by NASA-Tropical Center for Earth and Space Studies
Thesis Defense: July 14, 2005
Working Position When Finished: NEMA
gchiques@hotmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Master Thesis


Damaris Torres, M.S.
Department of Geology
Research Topic: A Multi-Sensor Comparison for Coral Reef Habitat Mapping
Supported by Several Projects at University of South Florida
Thesis Defense: July 12, 2004
Working Position When Finished: Researcher at the University of South Florida
dama.reefs@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Master Thesis


Jesús Lee , Ph.D.
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Topic: Pycoplankton Dynamics and Bio-Optics of the Eastern Caribbean Sea
Supported by the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
Disertation Defense: June 26, 2003
Position When Finished: Assistant Professor in the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla
leeborges@yahoo.com
Curriculum Vitae
Doctoral Disertation

Marcos Rosado, M.S.
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Topic: Variability in the Bio-Optical Properties of Mayagüez Bay
Supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Thesis Defense: November 30, 2000
Position When Finished: Ph.D. Student of Marine Sciences at UPR-Mayagüez
megalops@hotmail.com
Curriculum Vitae
Master Thesis


 STUDENTS IN GERS RELATED ACTIVITIES

Yadira Soto-Viruet, B.S.
Department of Geology
Activity: Undergraduate Research in Environmental Remote Sensing and Graduate Studies
yasoto@gmail.com

Project 1 - Project 2


Alexis Cruz-Benitez, B.S.
Department of Geology
Activity: Undergraduate Research in Geo-optical Properties and Graduate Studies
alexis.cruz.benitez@gmail.com

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Project 1 - Project 2


Luis Campos-Bistani, Ph.D.
Department of Civil Engineering
Activity: Research in Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Water Quality
Supported by Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute
epg@caribe.net

Curriculum Vitae
Doctoral Disertation


William Hernández-López, Ph.D. Student
Department of Marine Sciences
Activity: Development of the Web-Base GERS Lab Database (GERSVIEW)
Supported by University of Puerto Rico Sea Grant College Program
william.hernandez@upr.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Angel Cortés-Villalobos, B.S.
Department of Geology
Activity: Computing and Technology Support and Webmaster
Supported by NSF-Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (CenSSIS)

Ruben Raimundí, B.S.
Department of Civil Engineering
Activity: Development of a GIS Database for Mayagüez Bay
Supported by NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (CREST)
rdrm2001@hotmail.com

 COLABORATORS

Dr. Roy A. Armstrong
Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Interests: Bio-optical Oceanography and Remote Sensing
royaarmstrong@yahoo.com


Dr. Jose M. Lopez
Retired Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Interests: Bio-optical Oceanography and Marine Chemistry
jlopez@uprm.edu


Dr. Jorge Corredor
Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Interests: Chemical Oceanography
jcorredor@uprm.edu


Mr. Julio Morell
Professor
Department of Marine Sciences
Research Interests: Chemical Oceanography
jmorell@uprm.edu


Dr. Miguel Velez
Past Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Interests: Modeling, Identification, Simulation and Control of Dynamic Systems, and Imaging Spectrometry
m.velez@ieee.org


Dr. Nazario D. Ramirez
Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering
Research Interests: Numerical Modeling and Predictions of Complex Systems
nazario@uprm.edu


Dr. Johannes Schellekens
Former Professor (RIP)
Department of Geology
Research Interests: Economic Geology, Mineral Deposits, and Geology of Puerto Rico