Dr. Jose Luis Chavez


Dr. José Luis Chávez is an Associate Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Colorado State University. He earned his B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from the Universidade Federal da Paraiba in Brazil in 1992. In 1999 Dr. Chávez received his M.S. degree in Irrigation Engineering from Utah State University. His Ph.D. was in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from Utah State University in 2005. Dr. Chávez is an Irrigation Specialist. He has teaching, research, and extension responsibilities. His expertise is in irrigation water management, crop/vegetation water consumptive use (evapotranspiration, ET) determination and modeling, use of remote sensing for mapping ET, irrigation scheduling, irrigation systems design, irrigation systems efficiency, drainage and wetlands engineering, and precision irrigation. He teaches CIVE 512 Irrigation Systems Design, CIVE 519 Irrigation Water Management, and CIVE 549 Drainage and Wetlands Engineering. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Agricultural Engineers and the U.S. Commission on Irrigation and Drainage.” His research interests include mapping/modeling spatially distributed crop water use (ET), crop water management, irrigation scheduling, irrigation systems efficiency, and precision irrigation.