Speaker Bios | Dr. Otis Brown | Dr. Miralles-Wilhelm
Dr. Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm is a hydrologist and water resources engineer with 20 years of experience in modeling of surface and groundwater hydrology, climate-hydrology-vegetation interactions, and use of computer simulation tools for stakeholder participatory processes and conflict resolution.
He is a member of the faculty at Florida International University, having had previous academic appointments at the University of Miami, Northeastern University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Serving in various technical and project management roles for projects funded by the Interamerican Development Bank and the World Bank, he has worked in water resources projects in all five continents.
has published over 30 peer reviewed scientific journal articles in topics such as remote sensing of hydrologic cycle processes, climate change impacts on water resources, hydrology and vegetation in ecosystems, and collaborative participation in management of water resources.
He holds a mechanical engineering diploma from Universidad Simn Bolvar in Venezuela, a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of California-Irvine, and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from MIT.