108 Noble St.
phone: 919 933 8386
I grew up on the farm in the south
The delicious plums, grapes and cherries were worth the work they required on
an organic farm.
When the time came to study, I moved to the nearby city of Toulouse .
Toulouse is a great place for a college student,
with the Pyrenees Mountains at only 3 hours drive to the South and the Mediterranean sea at 3 hours to
the East. I enjoyed several hiking expeditions to the picks of the Pyrenees, and I will always look forward to
coming back to the Pyrenees for more!
While studying in Toulouse,
I went to the Institut
National the Sciences Appliquees de Toulouse
(I.N.S.A.T.) for five years to become on engineer in Physics. But Physics
did not keep me interested so I then attended the E.N.S.E.E.I.T. for a one year program in
Hydraulics Engineering, and discovered a great field. I worked a little on
hydraulic and environmental impact studies in the south of France, but then the
call for traveling got to strong to resist, and I moved to Iowa.
I stayed there longer then what I thought I would. I enjoyed doing graduate
work at the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic
Research (I.I.H.R.) , especially on projects about fish bypass systems and
other hydraulic model studies.
I both graduated from the University of Iowa,
and after a couple of years in Dubuque Iowa
working in the GIS software industry, I moved to Chapel
Hill. There I enjoyed the university life and several outdoor
outings in the nice Carolina
weather, while doing environmental modeling at the Center for Avanced Studies of the Envoronment
(CASE), and volunteering at Water Partner
After graduating with a PhD, I moved to Alexandria in Egypt. I spent almost
one year in Egypt, appreciating the life in Alexandria, and working on a study
of the air quality in Cairo.
After spending almost one year in Egypt I returned to the US at Chapel Hill
to work at the University of North Carolina in the Department of Environmental
Sciences and Engineering. There I met a Chapel Hill
native by the name of Leslie
Montana, and I married into the house.
To reach me use the following personal address:
Chapel Hill, NC
phone: 919 933 8386