Emiliano Monroy-Ríos

PhD Candidate at Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
(Geochemistry)

Northwestern University                                    Telephone: 847-467-1639
F480 Tech Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road                Fax: 847- 491-8060
Evanston IL, 60208-3130
emiliano@earth.northwestern.edu
emilianomonroy2016@u.northwestern.edu

Research interests:

  • Aquatic Biogeochemistry of karst aquifers, caves, and carbonate platforms.
  • Biogeochemical cycles in subterranean estuaries, with special emphasis in submarine groundwater discharges.
  • Nutrient dynamics and eutrophication of coastal environments.
  • Teaching and Education in GeoSciences
  • Applied interest in water resource management in carbonate aquifers.

Education

PhD Candidate

Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, Northwestern University: Geochemistry. Advisor: PhD Patricia A Beddows. January 2011 to present.

MSc

Marine Sciences and Limnology: Aquatic Chemistry (2002-2004). Institution: Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM, México. Dissertation: “Hidrología del embalse de Valle de Bravo, México” | “Hydrology of the Valle de Bravo Reservoir, México”. Advisor: Dr. Martín Merino Ibarra. Grad Date: December 9th 2004 (Candidacy to Best Thesis Research of the Year Award).

Bachelor

Chemistry 1994-2001 (Licenciatura). Institution: College of Chemistry, UNAM, México. Dissertation: “Propiedades electrónicas y estructurales del sistema Fe(n)-NO. Un estudio teórico” | “Electronic and structural properties of the system Fe(n)-NO. A theoretical approach”. Advisor: Dr. Francisco Miguel Castro Martínez. Grad Date:   January 23rd 2002 (graduated with honours)

Other Courses

Short Imaging and Analyzing Southern California’s Active Faults with Lidar. SCEC, Open Topography, UNAVCO and EarthScope. San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). UCSD, La Jolla, CA. November 3-7 2013.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Using ArcGIS for Geological and Environmental Science Applications (527). GSA Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. Instructor: Joseph Kerski (ESRI), October 8-9 2011.

GIS Workshop for Earth & Planetary Sciences and Plant Biology & Conservation. Main Library, Northwestern. University. Instructor: Chieko Maene. January 22-23 2011.

Full Cave Diver Course. Cert. Agency: National Association of Cave Divers (NACD) Full Cave. Instructor: Germán Yáñez (I-95). March 2009.

Dry Caves Surveying & Cartography. Cave Research Foundation. Instructors: Patricia Beddows, Aaron Addison, Pat Kambesis, Bob Osbourn, Mike Lace, Ed Mallon. Akumal Q. Roo. May 17-23 2008.

Capture, actualization, integration, management and data analysis of Geographical Information using ArcView 9, ArcGis I and GPS technology. Sistemas de Información Geográfica S.A. de C.V. Merida, Yucatan. February 27-29, 2008.

Water Purification Technology and Laboratory Water Systems. I.Q.I. José Felipe Caamal García. Asesoría y Soporte Técnico de la empresa B. Medina. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT-Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C. Cancún, Q. Roo. September 13, 2007.

Laboratory Security and handling of hazardous substances. I.Q.I. José Felipe Caamal García. Empresa B. Medina. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C. Cancún, Q. Roo. September 13, 2007.

Course in Metrology and Quality, 2007, impartido por Ing. Manuel Álvarez Díaz, Quím. Alma Belman, Ing. Julio Lugo e Ing. Javier Escalante del Laboratorio de Metrología, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C. Programa de Educación Continua. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, Cancún, Q. Roo. February-September 2007.

Familiarisation with the membrane micro-filtration technique for bacteriological analysis, imparted by Lic. Mèlina Soto, Laboratorio de Calidad del Agua, Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C. Cancún, Q. Roo. Duración: 40 hrs. January 11-17, 2007.

II Course in Scientific Diving. Equipo de Buceo Ciencias. Secretaría de Educación Abierta y Continua, Facultad de Ciencias. Dirección General de Actividades Deportivas y Recreativas (DGADyR), UNAM. Instructors: M. en C. Norma Corado y M. en C. Carlos Candelaria (CMAS) Alberca Olímpica, C. U. Nitrox Course. Instructor: Germán Yañez. February-June, 2006

Spectral analysis methods of the processes and random fields in oceanography, meteorology and limnology, imparted by PhD Anatoliy Filonov, Posgrado en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM. March, 2005.

How to Write Scientific Manuscripts in English, imparted by Ann Grant, editor of Marine and Freshwater Research, Posgrado en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM. November, 2003.

Reservoir Water Quality Modelling and Management: Short Training Course. Hydrobiological Institute: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Czech Republic, August 18-22, 2002.

Self Contained Underbreathing Apparatus (SCUBA Diver), Dirección General de Actividades Deportivas y Recreativas (DGADyR), UNAM. Three Star Diver, FMAS. Instructor: Jack Baron Tapia. Alberca Olímpica, UNAM, C. U. 1998 y 2004.

Fellowships

International   Graduate   Research   Fellowship CONACyT (Mexican  NSF).   Academic   competition. 2011-2014.

ISEN Booster Research Grant. PI of Patricia A. Beddows with targeted funding for PhD research “Discharge of Sequestered P and Fe with Impact on Coastal Carbonate Factories”, 2013-2015.

SEMARNAT-2002-C01-1125. Estudio integral del embalse de Valle de Bravo para su manejo sustentable: Un marco científico aplicable a los cuerpos de agua eutroficazos del país. Fondos Mixtos SEMARNAT-CONACyT. Responsable: Dr. Martín Merino Ibarra. July-December, 2004. (SEMARNAT is the Mexican Department of the Environment and Natural Resources)

Research and Technological Innovation Projects Aid Programme (PAPIIT- IN-101295), UNAM.   “Transition metal clusters and metal-ligand interactions.” Dr. Miguel Castro Martínez. July 1997-June 1998.

Early Initiation to Teaching and Research Program. UNAM Foundation. Chemistry Institute, Medicinal Plants Unit. UNAM. Obtaining bioactive principles from Mexican medicinal plants. Dr. Rachel Mata Essayag. August 1995-January 1996.

Scholarships

Geoscience Student Scholarship, American Geological Institute – Minority Participation Program, 2011.

Graduate  School  Scholarship,  Northwestern  University, 2011-2014.

Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies (MSc). Complimentary Scholarship, Dirección General de Estudios de Posgrado (DGEP), UNAM. September 2001 – July 2003.

CONACyT National Graduate Scholarships Program (UNAM). en el Posgrado de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología. September 2001 – July 2003. Registry Number: 165957.


Publications

Refereed publications

Hernández-Terrones L, M Rebolledo-Vieyra, M Merino-Ibarra, M Soto, A Le Cossec and E Monroy-Ríos (2010) Groundwater Pollution in a Karstic Region (NE Yucatan): Baseline Nutrient Content and Flux to Coastal Ecosystems. Water Air Soil Pollut 218(1-4):517-528.

Ramírez-Zierold J, M Merino, E Monroy-Ríos, Olson M, FS Castillo, ME Gallegos and G Vilaclara (2010) Changing water, phosphorus and nitrogen budgets for Valle de Bravo reservoir, water supply for Mexico City Metropolitan Area. Lake Reserv Manage 26(1):23-34.

Merino M, E Monroy-Ríos, G Vilaclara, F S Castillo, M E Gallegos and J Ramírez-Zierold (2008) Physical and chemical limnology of a wind-swept highland reservoir. Aquat Ecol 42:335–345.

Book Chapters

Ramírez-Zierold J, M Merino-Ibarra, FS Castillo-Sandoval, E Monroy-Ríos, LM López-Gómez, JG Quintanilla-Terminel, PM Valdespino-Castillo, J Jiménez-Contreras, ME Valeriano-Riveros y G Vilaclara–Fatjó (2015) Variabilidad de la mezcla vertical y el flujo de nutrientes asociado en un embalse estratificado, Valle de Bravo, México. En: Tendencias_de_Investigacion_en_Limnologia_Tropical: Perspectivas Universitarias en Latinoamérica. Asociación Mexicana de Limnología, A.C., Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, UNAM, y Consejo Nacional de Ciencias y Tecnología. México (p.39). ISBN 978-607-02-7199-1.

Merino-Ibarra M, PM Valdespino, E Monroy-Ríos y Ramirez-Zierold J (2011) Unidad III. Deterioro ambiental de México, Subtema 3.6. Contaminación marina y pérdida de ecosistemas costeros, inciso 3.6.2. Eutrofización. In: Cervantes M Geografia Ambiental de Mexico. PAPIME, UNAM.

Congress Memoirs

Monroy-Ríos E, PA Beddows (2012) 55-11 Submarine Groundwater discharge of phosphorus and iron under rising sea level, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44 (7): 158.

Hernández-Terrones L, P Sánchez-Navarro, M. Soto, A LeCossec, E Monroy-Ríos and E. Sosa (2008) Water Quality Evaluation of of the Akumal Aquatic System (SE Mexico) Proceedings of the 13th IWRA World Water Congress 2008, September 1-4, Montpellier, France.

Merino M, E Monroy-Ríos, S. Castillo, J. Ramírez, M. Gallegos and J. Alcocer (2003). Wind-Driven Upwelling Indicated by Hydrological Variability in a Tropical Eutrophised Reservoir, Valle de Bravo, Mexico. In: 4th International Conference on Reservoir Limnology and Water Quality: 228-231. Institute of Hydrobiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Ceské Budějovice, 389 p.

Presentations and Poster sessions

Monroy-Ríos E, Beddows PA (2015) EP53A-0979: Hydrogeothermal Convective Circulation Model for the Formation of the Chicxulub Ring of Cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. American Goephysical Union – AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California, Dec 14-18.

Monroy-Ríos E, Beddows PA (2012) T-121|55-11. Submarine Groundwater discharge of phosphorus and iron under rising sea level, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Oral presentation at GSA Conference in Charlotte, NC. November 4-7.

15th International Congress of Speleology, Karst Horizons (2009). Map. Monroy-Ríos E, P Beddows and P Kambesis. Cartographic Saloon Contest. Cave “Las Brujas”, Chaak Tun System, Q. Roo, Mexico. Categoría 100 – 500 m. Kerrville, Texas, USA. Julio 19-26.

AGU Fall Meeting 2008. Poster. Rebolledo-Vieyra M., L Hernández-Terrones, M Soto, A LeCossec and E Monroy-Ríos. Evaluating the human impact on groundwater quality discharging into a coastal reef lagoon (H21H-0923). American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA, USA. December 15-19.

First Meeting of the Thematic Web of Water-CONACyT. Poster. Rebolledo-Vieyra M, L Hernández-Terrones, M Merino-Ibarra, M Soto, A LeCossec, E Monroy-Ríos and K Luna (2009) Evaluación de las actividades humanas en la calidad del agua subterránea en un acuífero costero cárstico en el SE de México. Cocoyoc, Mexico. January 21-23.

NALMS (2008) Lake Louise Symposium. Ramírez-Zierold J.A., M. Merino-Ibarra, E Monroy-Ríos, M. Olson, F.S. Castillo, M.E. Gallegos and G. Vilaclara. Phosphorous an Nitrogen budgets in the Valle de Bravo Reservoir, The main source of wáter supply for Mexico City. 28th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society. Fairmont Château, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada. November 11-14.

3rd International Congress of Water and Disasters on the borderline Mexico–Guatemala–Belize (3º CIAF MX–GT–BZ 2008). Hernández-Zárate G, JE Zamora-Castro, R Leal-Bautista, G Velázquez-Olimán and E Monroy-Ríos. Detección por PCR de Vibrio parahaemolyticus, V. vulnificus y V. cholerae (total y patogénico) en Cenotes del Noreste de Quintana Roo, México. Villahermosa, Tabasco, México. December 3-5.

XV National Oceanography Congress. 2nd International Meeting of Marine Sciences (2008) Hernández-Zárate G and E Monroy-Ríos. Estudio preliminar de la presencia de Vibrio spp. total y patogénico en ambientes acuáticos del corredor turístico Cancún-Tulúm, Quintana Roo, México. Boca del Río, Veracruz. October 13-18.

13th IWRA World Water Congress (2008) Hernández-Terrones L, P Sánchez-Navarro, M Soto, A Le Cossec, E Monroy-Ríos, E Sosa-Bravo. Water quality evaluation of the Akumal aquatic ecosystem (SE Mexico). Montpellier, France. September 1-4.

3rd Congress of the Mexican Limnology Association (2005) Ramírez-Zierold J., M. Merino, E. Monroy-Ríos, F. S. Castillo, M. Olson, M. E. Gallegos y G. Vilaclara. External and internal P and N loads interactions in an eutrophised tropical reservoir, Valle de Bravo, Mexico. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. October 26-28.

3rd Congress of the Mexican Limnology Association (2005) Monroy-Ríos E., M. Merino, G. Vilaclara, F. S. Castillo, M. E. Gallegos, J. Ramírez-Zierold. Limnological issues of a tropical reservoir under a daily-basis wind regime. Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. October 26-28.

First Meeting Spain-Mexico: Incidence of the dams in fluvial dynamics. Torre de Ingeniería, UNAM. Vilaclara G., M. Merino, E. Monroy, S. Castillo, J. Ramírez, M. E. Gallegos. Relative importance of the internal and external loads in a eutrophised reservoir of the Cutzamala System. México. September 5, 2005.

XXIX SIL Congress of The International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology (Societas Internationalis Limnologiae). Poster. Ramírez-Zierold J., M. Merino, E. Monroy-Ríos, M. Olson, F. S. Castillo, M. Gallegos y G. Vilaclara. University of Helsinki. Palmenia Centre for Research and Continuing Education. Lahti, Finlandia. August 8-14 2004.

XXII Research Colloquium. Poster. Monroy-Ríos E., M. Merino, G. Vilaclara, S. Sergio, M. Gallegos y J. Ramírez-Zierold. Limnology of a tropical eutrophised reservoir. Valle de Bravo, México. Superior Studies Faculty, Iztacala, UNAM. November 18-19, 2003.

Mexican Limnology Association II Congress. Oral. Ramírez J., M. Merino, G. Vilaclara, M. Gallegos, E. Monroy-Ríos and S. Castillo. Spatial and Temporal Variation of nutrients in the eutrophised Valle de Bravo Reservoir, Mexico. Faculty of Sciences, UNAM. Mexico. October 23-25, 2002.

4th International Conference on Reservoir Limnology and Water Quality. Poster. Merino M., E. Monroy-Ríos, S. Castillo, J. Ramírez, M. E. Gallegos and J. Alcocer. Wind-driven upwelling indicated by hydrological variability in a tropical eutrofhised reservoir, Valle de Bravo, México”. Hydrobiological Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic. August 12-16, 2002.

Spanish Limnology Association XI Congress and Iberian Limnology III Congress. Oral. Monroy-Ríos E., M. Merino, G. Vilaclara, S, Castillo and J. Ramírez. Nutrient dynamics in a eutrophised tropical reservoir, Valle de Bravo, México. Madrid, Spain. June 17-21, 2002.

5th Chemical Congress of North America. Symposium on Metal Clusters and Metal-Ligand Interactions. Castro M., E. Monroy-Ríos, A. García-Sosa and A. Cisneros. Chemical reactivity of small iron clusters: A density-functional study. Cancún. Q. Roo, México. November 11-15, 1997.

Technical Reports

CALICA. Programa de Monitoreo de Calidad Ambiental para Agua de Lastre y Dársena en la Empresa Calizas Industriales del Carmen S. A. Muestreos de junio y septiembre del 2008. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A.C. Responsable: Dra. Rosa L. Bautista. Octubre, 2008, 70 Pág.

CALICA. Programa de Monitoreo de Calidad Ambiental para Agua de Lastre y Dársena en la Empresa Calizas Industriales del Carmen S. A. Muestreos de mayo y octubre del 2007. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A.C. Responsable: Dra. Guadalupe Velázquez Olimán. Diciembre 2007, 80 Pág.

CALICA. Programa de Monitoreo de Calidad Ambiental para Agua de Lastre y Dársena en la Empresa Calizas Industriales del Carmen, S. A., muestreo de reconocimiento y muestreo de referencia, 8 y 17 de mayo, 2007. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A.C. Responsable: Dra. Guadalupe Velázquez Olimán. Julio 2007, 77 Pág.

Acknowledgements

Rodríguez-Fuentes G, KS Luna-Ramírez, M Soto and KL Richardson (2012) Gene expression in caged fish as indicators of contaminants exposure in tropical karstic water bodies. Marine Environmental Research 75:62-66

Torres-Talamante O, Alcocer J, PA Beddows, EG Escobar-Briones, and A Lugo (2011) The key role of the chemolimnion in meromictic cenotes of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. Hydrobiologia 677:107–127.

Hernández L, P Sánchez-Navarro, M Soto, A LeCossec, F Valadez, E Sosa. Assessment of constructed wetland systems in the Riviera Maya coastline of Mexico (2008). Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Ujjain, India. November 1-7.

Hernández-Terrones L and P Sánchez-Navarro. Integration of constructed wetland systems technology in the Mexican Caribbean: A review of the Akumal Experience. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Ujjain, India. November 1-7 2008.

Hernández-Terrones L. Recursos Acuáticos en Akumal (Aquatic Resources in Akumal). Outreach document, 2008.

UNIVERSUM, Museum of Sciences. Especies y espacios amenazados del Mar Caribe. Exposición temporal, UNIVERSUM, Museo de las Ciencias, UNAM. Cd. Universitaria, México, D.F, 2008.

Other Publications

Ramírez-Zierold J., M. Merino, G. Vilaclara, E Monroy-Ríos, S. Castillo M. E. Gallegos y M. Olson (2005). Materia orgánica y nutrientes. Suplemento “Nuestro Lago”. Boletín del Patronato ProValle de Bravo, A. C. Publicación Bimestral 6:6-9.

Monroy-Ríos E, M. Merino, G. Vilaclara, J. Ramírez-Zierold, S. Castillo y M. E. Gallegos (2005). Temperatura, viento y mezcla. Suplemento “Nuestro Lago” Boletín del Patronato ProValle de Bravo, A. C. Publicación Bimestral 5:6-9.

Merino M, M. E. Gallegos, S. Castillo y E Monroy-Ríos (2005). ¿Qué pasa con el oxígeno? Suplemento “Nuestro Lago” Boletín del Patronato ProValle de Bravo, A. C. Publicación Bimestral 3:4-6.

Merino M. y E Monroy-Ríos (2004). Morfología y profundidad. Suplemento “Nuestro Lago” Boletín del Patronato ProValle de Bravo, A. C. Publicación Bimestral 2: 2-5.


Research Experience

Prospection of pathogenic micro-organisms in sinkholes and coastal zone of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Centro para el Estudio del Agua. CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán. PhD. Galdy Hernández-Zárate 2008.

Submarine Groundwater Discharge monitoring program of X’Caret Park. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A.C. PhD. Mario Rebolledo-Vieyra, 2007-2008.

Submarine Groundwater Discharge monitoring program in Caleta Xel-Ha. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A.C. PhD Mario Rebolledo-Vieyra, 2007-2008.

Water bacteriological quality assessment of the Caleta Xel-Ha. Centro para el Estudio del Agua, CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A.C. PhD. Laura Hernández-Terrones, 2007-2008.

Coral Reef targeted research and capacity building for management. Groundwater and Nutrient Load on the Puerto Morelos Reef. GEF-UNAM. Responsable: Dr. Mario Rebolledo-Vieyra, 2007 – 2008.

Monitoring Programme on Environmental Quality for Ballast Water and Dock in Calizas Industriales del Carmen, S. A. (CALICA) Centro para el Estudio del Agua. CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C. Ph.D. Guadalupe Velázquez O. and Ph.D. Rosa Ma. Leal B. 2007-2008.

Prospection of water-bearing mantle of Quintana Roo (México). Centro para el Estudio del Agua. (Centre for Water Research) CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C. Ph.D. Mario Rebolledo Vieyra. July 2006 to present date.

Integral Study of the Valle de Bravo reservoir towards sustainable management: A theoretical frame applicable to other Mexican eutrophised water-bodies. (SEMARNAT-CONACyT-2002-C01-1125). Tutor: Ph.D. Martín Merino Ibarra. 2002-2004.

Investigation of the Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Valle de Bravo Freshwater Reservoir – a First step toward the Improvement of Reservoir Health and Management. Texas A&M University-UNAM. Ph.D. Ayal Anis (TAMU) and Ph.D. Martín Merino Ibarra (UNAM). September 2002- August 2003.

Transition metal clusters and metal-ligand interactions. Research and Technological Innovation Projects Aid Programme (PAPIIT- IN-101295). Ph.D. Miguel Castro M. July 1997 – June 1998.

Obtaining bioactive principles from Mexican medicinal plants. Early Initiation to Teaching and Investigation Programme. UNAM Foundation. Chemistry Institute, Medicinal Plants Unit. UNAM. Ph.D. Rachel Mata Essayag. August 1995 – January 1996.


Teaching Experience

Full lecturer / Graduate Program

Chem 60485 – Aquatic Chemistry. Graduate Course. 8 credits. Marine Sciences and Limnology Graduate Programme, UNAM. Academic Unit of Puerto Morelos, Q. Roo, Mexico. Semesters 2009-I, 2010-I and 2011-I.

Teaching Assistantships

ISEN 230 – Climate Change & Sustainability: Political and Ethical Dimensions. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University. 1 of 3 TA’s ~100 Students. Instructor: Dr Brad S Sageman, Spring 2013.

Earth 103 – Geologic Hazards. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University ~150 Students, 1 of 3 TA’s. Instructor Dr Emile Okal, Fall 2012.

ISEN 230 – Climate Change & Sustainability: Political and Ethical Dimensions. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University. 1 of 3 TA’s ~100 Students. Instructor Dr Brad S Sageman, Spring 2012.

Earth 103 – Geologic Hazards. Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University. ~150 Students, 1 of 3 TA’s. Instructor Dr Emile Okal, Spring 2011.

Introductory Chemistry Courses. Lecturer. Marine Sciences and Limnology Posgraduate Programme, UNAM. Ph.D. Martín Merino Ibarra. Semesters 2004-II y 2005-II.

Chem 60484 – Chemical Oceanography. Marine Sciences and Limnology Posgraduate Programme, UNAM. Tutor: Ph.D. Martín Merino Ibarra. 2003-I and 2005-I.

Chem 1633 – Chemical bonding and spectroscopic foundations. Theoretical Physics and Chemistry Department, Chemistry Faculty, UNAM. Instructor: Ph.D. Francisco Miguel Castro Martínez. Semesters 1998-II and 1999-II.

Outreach and other activities

Conference in Ka’Yok’ Planetary, Cancún, QRoo. General Audience “El tesoro escondido de la Península de Yucatán” | The Hidden Treasure of the Yucatan Peninsula. March, 2014.

Conference in Ka’Yok’ Planetary, Cancún, QRoo. Children Audience.. “Dinosaurios, meteoritos, cuevas y corales” | Dinosaurs, meteorites, caves and corals. Two presentations. March, 2014.

Conference at Universidad Tecnológica de Cancún invited by Centinelas del Agua, AC. on the celebration of the World Tourism Day-2013. “Basic Hydrogeology of the Yucatan Peninsula”. October 4th, 2013.

Conference at Universidad Tecnológica de Cancún invited by Centinelas del Agua, AC. on the celebration of the World Tourism Day-2013. “Basic Hydrogeology of the Yucatan Peninsula”. October 4th, 2013.

Conference invited by Círculo Espeleológico del Mayab, AC. “Basic Hydrogeology of the Yucatan Peninsula”. Municipality of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. July 25th, 2013.

Program “Jugando con la Ciencia” (Playing with Science) to introduce Science to Hispanic kids. Evanston Public Library. 1703 Orrington Avenue. Saturdays 2-4pm. April-June, 2013.

Project Excite. Educational Outreach in STEM to Under Represented Minority (URM). Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, with ~ 225 students from 3rd, 4th, and 6th Grade to date, with 10+ faculty and 20+ graduate students. “Astrobiology”. Center for Talent Development (CTD) and Evanston/Skokie School District 65. February, 2013.

Project Excite. Educational Outreach in STEM to Under Represented Minority (URM). Project Excite: Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 2012 with ~ 225 students from 3rd, 4th, and 6th Grade to date, with 10+ faculty and 20+ graduate students. “Leaf Margin Analysis”. Collaboration with the Center for Talent Development (CTD) and Evanston/Skokie School District 65. February, 2012.

VIII International Meeting on Speleodiving, Mérida, Yucatán. SEDUMA. November 13-16, 2009.

Simon Bolivar University. Oral Presentation: “Los cenotes de Quintana Roo, una nueva perspectiva en la investigación” impartida al grupo de alumnos de 7º semestre de la Licenciatura de Biología (Dra. Azucena Héroz Zamorano). Cancún, Q. Roo. November 22 2008.

X Anniversary National Park “Arrecifes de Puerto Morelos” (PNAPM). Voluntario de actividades acuáticas en el marco del X Aniversario de su establecimiento. Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas. Puerto Morelos, Q. Roo. Febrero 16, 2008.

13th National Week for Science and Technology. Chapter Q. Roo, 2006 (Gob. de Quintana Roo, COQCyT). Workshop: Where can I study water-related careers? Alumnos de las escuelas CECYTE Cancún II (Prof. Enrique Minor Martínez) y CBETIS 11 (Prof. Santiago Aria y Dorantes) Centro para el Estudio del Agua (Centre for Water Research), CICY. Cancún, Q. Roo, Mexico. October 27, 2006.

13th National week for Science and Technology. Chapter Q. Roo, 2006 (Gob. de Quintana Roo, COQCyT) Conference. Water: a necesary resource for life Alumnos de las escuelas CECYTE Cancún II (Prof. Enrique Minor Martínez) y CBETIS 11 (Prof. Santiago Aria y Dorantes) Centro para el Estudio del Agua (Centre for Water Research), CICY. Cancún, Q. Roo, Mexico.October 27, 2006.

XXV Anniversary of the UNAM Diving Team Commemorative Expedition to the Revillagigedo Archipelago. Professor Jack Baron. Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Dirección General de Actividades Deportivas y Recreativas (DGADyR), UNAM. February, 2005.

Positioning of an Oceanographic Buoy in the Mexican Pacific Sea. Support team. O/S “El Puma”. Socorro Island, Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico. Marine Sciences and Limnology Institute, UNAM. February, 2005.

Charter member of the Chemistry Faculty Student Film Club (CCQ). Planning, Organization and poster’s graphical design. Academic extension Secretariat, Chemistry Faculty, UNAM. 1995-1999.


Professional Experience

Research Assitant. Water Quality Lab. UCIA-CICY. Centro para el Estudio del Agua/Unidad de Ciencias el Agua, Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C. (Yucatan Scientific Research Center), Quintana Roo Unit . Cancun, Q. Roo. July 2006 to June 2010.

INFOTEC. Fondo de Información y Documentación para la Industria (Information and Documentation Foundation for the Industry). Research and Development of a Searching Engine based in questions and answers (FAQ) for the e-México-2100-81 Project. External Professional Consulter. FIDEICOMISO INFOTEC-CONACyT. Av. San Fernando No. 37 Col. Toriello Guerra. México, D.F. January-June, 2006.

INFOTEC. Fondo de Información y Documentación para la Industria (Information and Documentation Foundation for the Industry). Research and development of thematic contents for the e-México-2100-81 Project. External Professional Consulter. FIDEICOMISO INFOTEC-CONACyT. Av. San Fernando No. 37 Col. Toriello Guerra. México, D.F. 14050. August-December, 2005.

Planning, Organization and Performance of Monthly-basis Scientific Campaings to the Valle de Bravo Reservoir, Estado de México. Aquatic Biogeochemistry Lab. Marine Sciences and Limnolgy Institute, UNAM. Ph.D. Martín Merino Ibarra. 2002-2005.


Professional Skills

 Analytical
  • Graphical and statistical analysis of hydrologic data sets related to water quality and dynamics.
  • Utilizing software including Surfer, MatLab, ArcGIS, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Xara, Corel Draw, Walls, Caves.
  • Engaging in creative problem solving
Technical
  • Designing and performing scientific laboratory and field work, collection of water samples in different aquatic environments.
  • Performing analysis of nutrients in water samples from different aquatic environments utilizing segmented-flow automated equipment (Skalar San++) suited for the automatic and simultaneous determination of the main inorganic nutrients (NH4+, NO3, NO2, PO43-, SiO2) both in fresh and marine waters.
  • Implementation of suitable laboratory protocols for quantification of the main hydrologic descriptors, such as chlorophylls, alkalinity and dissolved oxygen in water samples from very different sources.
  • Advanced Open Water Diver (CMAS)/Nitrox Diver (CMAS)/Scientific Diver (CMAS)/Full Cave Diver (NACD).
  • Some experience in operation of Induced-Coupling Plasma ICP-AES (IRIS Intrepid II XDL) and HPLC (Finnigan SpectraSystem) equipments. Water Quality Lab. Centro para el Estudio del Agua. CONACyT- Centro de Investigación Científica Científica de Yucatán, A. C.

Languages

Native language: Spanish

  • Others: English Reading and translation (very well). Speaks and writes (very well).

Research Interests

  • Aquatic Biogeochemistry of karst aquifers, caves, and carbonate platforms.
  • Biogeochemical cycles in subterranean estuaries, with special emphasis in submarine groundwater discharges.
  • Nutrient dynamics and eutrophication of coastal environments.
  • Limnology and water geochemistry of karstic caves.
  • Applied interest in water resource management in carbonate aquifers.

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Emiliano Monroy-Ríos