Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Joseph A. Amaya Ph.D., Lecturer I

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PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
        Texas A&M University – Kingsville Environmental Engineering Doctorate of Science, May 2013
        Texas A&M University – Kingsville Chemical Engineering Master of Science, December 2007
        Texas A&M University – Kingsville Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Science, December 2004

APPOINTMENTS
        Lecturer I, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, Sept. 2013
            to December 2013
        Adjunct Faculty Lecturer, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville,
            Kingsville, TX, Sept. 2012 to December 2012
        Graduate Assistant Researcher, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville,
            Kingsville, TX, Sept. 2009 to May 2013
        Graduate Assistant Researcher, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University-Kingsville,
            Kingsville, TX, Sept. 2006 to December 2007

PUBLICATIONS (Five closely related)

        1. Uddameri, V. and Amaya, J. (2012); Game theoretic Approaches to Evaluate Strategic
            Interactions in Collaborative Groundwater Management; Presented at the National Ground Water
            Summit; May 2012; Garden Grove, CA
        2. Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2012); Integration of Climate Uncertainty and Land
            Development into Regional Groundwater Management for Aquifer Sustainability. Poster
            presentation to the CREST-RESSACA Environmental and Energy Sustainability Conference;
            Houston, TX; April 2012; National Groundwater Association Groundwater Summit; Garden Grove,
            CA; May 2012
        3. Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2011); Modeling Regional Groundwater Availability under
            Climate Variability for Sustainable Aquifer Management. Poster presentation to the 9th Annual
            TAMU System Pathways Student Research Symposium, Texas A&M University; November 2011
        4. Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2011); A Decision-Support System for Sustainable
            Groundwater Management in South Texas. Poster presentation at National Groundwater
            Association Groundwater Summit; Baltimore, MD; May 2011
        5. Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2010); Development of a Simulation-Optimization Model
            for Groundwater Management. Poster presentation to the 8th Annual TAMU System Pathways
            Student Research Symposium; West Texas A&M, Canyon, TX; November 2010


(others significant combined)


        1. Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2012); The Enhancement of Regionalized Groundwater
            Management with a Decision-Support System. Poster presentation to the Lower Rio Grande
            Valley Storm Water Management Conference; South Padre Island, TX; March 2012
        2. Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2011); An Integrated AHP-ELECTRE Decision Modeling
            Framework for Sustainable Aquifer Management in Texas. Poster Presentation at TAMUK
            Javelina Research Symposium, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; October 2011
        3. Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2010); Development of a Transient Optimization Model for
            Groundwater Management. Oral presentation to the TAMUK Javelina Research Symposium,
            Texas A&M University – Kingsville; April 2010
        4. Marcelo Arreola, Joseph Amaya, Venkatesh Uddameri (2009); Game Theoretic Approaches for
            Groundater Management. Poster presentation to the CREST-RESSACA Conference, Texas A&M
            University – Kingsville; October 2009

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
        1. Participated as a lecturer for the RET-URO summer program under CREST-RESSACA and
            assisted URO students in 2013 (TAMUK).
        2. Participated as a lecturer for the RET-URO summer program under CREST-RESSACA and
            served as an advisor to a RET participant in 2012 (TAMUK).


GRADUATE ADVISORS
        Ph. D: Uddameri, Venkatesh, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX
        M.S.: Lee, Sangyong, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX


AFFILIATIONS & ACTIVITIES
     Affiliations
        Tau Beta Pi Member, Texas Lambda Chapter March 2003 – Present
        Tau Beta Pi Treasurer, Texas Lambda Chapter August 2003 – May 2004
        National Ground Water Association Member March 2011 – Present
        Air & Waste Management Association Member, Student Chapter January 2012 – Present
     Activities
        1. Participated in a demonstration of a physical relief map which simulated surface water flows of
            the Arroyo-Colorado river system at the 2011 HESTEC Conference at the University of Texas –
            Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. The demonstration was given to an audience of school
            children and parents who attended the conference.
        2. Participated in the ‘Bigger Event’ Clean-Up sponsored by the City of Kingsville, Texas and Texas
            A&M University-Kingsville in both 2012 and 2013 where TAMUK student organization members
            clean up various public spaces. Duties included the removal of trash and repainting in a city park
            and cleaning up a local business establishment.

Contact Information

The Wayne H. King Department of Chemical and Natural Gas Engineering
EC 206
MSC 193 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361)-593-2154
fax: (361)-593-4026
email: Joseph.Amaya@tamuk.edu
Personal Website:

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