Jesus D. Gomez-Velez

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Saguache Watershed, CO

Jesus D. Gomez-Velez
Assistant Professor of Hydrology

Research Group Website: Environmental Flow & Transport at NMT
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Interests: Groundwater-surface water interactions, hydrogeology, watershed hydrology, analytical and numerical modeling, data mining and assimilation.

I study the movement of water, solutes, and energy through landscapes and river systems. Most of my current research focuses on the interactions between surface water and groundwater at multiple temporal and spatial scales, ranging from small river bedforms and reaches to continents. This work combines numerical modeling, data mining and assimilation, and a whole lot of field and laboratory experiments. I teach courses on fluid dynamics for earth scientist (Flow and Transport in Hydrologic Systems) and the use of models to adequately represent and understand natural systems (Data-driven modeling in science and engineering).

Education:

Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-15, National Research Program, U.S. Geological Survey
Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, 2013, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
M.S. in Hydrology, 2008, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
M.S. in Applied Mathematics, 2017, New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
B.S. in Civil Engineering, 2005, National University of Colombia at Medellin