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Jorge A. Ramirez, PhD.


Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Info

Phone: (970) 491-7621   Office: A222 Engineering Bldg.

Email:   Lab:


Fields of Expertise

1.) Climate Science
2.) Hydrology

Areas of Interest

 Climate changeHydrometerologyLand surface/atmosphere interactions


Dr. Jorge A. Rami­rez is professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at CSU since 1990, with a focus on water resources, hydrologic, and environmental sciences and engineering. He received a Doctor of Philosophy in hydrometeorology from MIT in 1988, a Master of Science in hydrology and water resources from MIT in 1982, and a BS in civil engineering from the School of Mines of the National University of Colombia in Medellin in 1981. Dr. Rami­rez has consulted for United Nations Development Programme at the National Institute of Hydrology in India, the Korean Water Resources Corporation, the hydroelectric power sector of Colombia, and has vast international experience, holding positions most recently with renowned institutions such as the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Switzerland and the Center for Environmental Research and Monitoring (CIMA) in Italy. In 2005 he was honored with the George T. Abell Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Award at CSU and has served on science and technology committee panels for the National Science Foundation. On campus, Dr. Rami­rez teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Engineering and Physical Hydrology and organizes Hydrology Days, the internationally recognized conference on the latest research regarding scientific and technological advances in hydrologic science and engineering.