Graduate Students

Student Advising/Graduate Supervision

Undergraduate Students:

3 Current Undergraduate Advisees - 2018
4 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2017
4 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2016
7 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2015
6 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2014
4 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2013
5 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2012
6 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2011
4 Previous Undergraduate Advisees - 2010

Graduate Students:

Current Graduate Advisees:
Brian Craig (MS)
Edson Costa Filho (MS)
Garrett Banks (MS)
Brianna Knudtson (MS)
Joseph Miller (MS)


Current Graduate Committee Memberships (excluding those chaired (above)):


1- Plan B
1 - PhD

Graduate Committee Memberships (for past 5 years, not including those above)

3 - MS/MA
3 - PhD

Graduate Degrees Completed Under Dr. Chávez’s Supervision:

Sumit Gautam, 2018 Summer, MS
Mahmoud Soliman, 2017 Summer, ME
Jeffrey Hathaway (MS), Spring 2016
Semin Barlak (MS), Fall 2016
Abhinaya Subedi (PhD), Fall 2016
Amandeep Vashisht (MS), Fall 2016
Ryne Schroder (MS), Spring 2016
Emily Kullberg (MS), Summer 2015
Mcebisi Mkhwanazi, 2014, PhD
Jordan Varble, 2011, MS
Stuart Joy, 2011, MS
Evan Rambikur, 2012, MS
Brenna Mefford, 2014, MS

Postdoctoral Students/Research Associates Mentored:

Dr. Saleh Taghvaeian, 2011-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Ming Han, Dec 2015, May 2017, Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Ramón López-Urrea, Spain, Jan-April 2016, Visiting Scholar

Doctoral student Camilo Riveros-Burgos, Chile, May-Aug 2017, Visiting Scholar

MS. Ashish Masih, India, Fall 2017 - present, Research Associate

Descriptions of Mentoring Activities (visiting scholars)

Summer 2013: Zain Nawaz, vising engineer from the Water Management Research Centre, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Faisalabad, Pakistan. Mentoring was provided in regards to computations of reference crop (alfalfa and grass) evapotranspiration using agricultural weather station (network) data, the REF-ET software and applications in MS Excel spreadsheets. Also, on on-demand irrigation decisions by implementing an irrigation scheduling program based on a soil water balance approach. Mentoring was provided throughout the summer of 2013 when he visited CSU, throughout the Fall of 2013 via distance mode, and in Pakistan in April of 2014.

Summer 2012: Ilyes Chalgaf, a PhD candidate from the Centro de investigación y tecnologia agroalimentaria de Aragón (CITA-DGA), Unidad de Suelos y Riegos, Zaragoza, Spain, was mentored during the summer of 2012 on mapping crop water use using satellite imagery and several energy balance based remote sensing algorithms.

Spring 2018: Nabeel Khan, thru USPCASW. MS Thesis research mentoring (METRIC algorithm application).

Fall 2018: Waqas Inam, thru USPCASW. MS Thesis research mentoring (Mapping soil salinity).