Faculty/Staff

by bbeach | April 13, 2012 8:03 pm

Michael Perez

  • Assistant Professor
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

482B Town Engineering Bldg
Ames, IA 50011-1066
Phone: (515) 294-2700

Email: perez1@iastate.edu[1]



Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 2016
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 2014
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Florida State University, 2012

Interest Areas

  • Construction stormwater management (erosion and sediment control)
  • Post-construction stormwater management practices
  • Large-scale testing
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle applications in construction and stormwater management

Brief Biography

Michael A. Perez is an assistant professor in Iowa State University's Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering specializing in construction and post-construction stormwater practices, methods and technologies. Perez earned his doctorate degree (2016) and masters degree (2014) in civil engineering from Auburn University. He earned his bachelors degree (2012) from Florida State University with a double major in civil engineering and environmental engineering. Perez also conducted research at the Auburn University – Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility, where he investigated and improved department of transportation (DOT) standard stormwater management practices using large-scale testing techniques. He has performed investigations into the application of using unmanned aerial vehicle technology for construction and stormwater inspections. In addition, he has industry experience managing a DOT MS4 program and designing low impact development and green infrastructure stormwater practices for roadway projects.

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Environmental Connection Most Distinguished Technical Paper – International Erosion Control Association
  • 2015 Distinguished Eng. Graduate Student Seminar Series Award – Auburn University Council of Eng. Graduate Students
  • 2015 Outstanding Master’s Student Award – Auburn University Graduate School
  • 2015 Outstanding e-Portfolio Award, Honorable Mention – Auburn University Office of University Writing
  • 2012 Student Engineer of the Year – American Society of Civil Engineers, Tallahassee, FL Branch
  • 2012 Academic Leadership Award – Florida State University
  • 2011 Student Star – Florida State University

Selected Publications

  1. Bugg, R.A., Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C., and Perez, M.A. (2017). Performance Evaluations of Three Silt Fence Practices Using a Full-Scale Testing Apparatus, Water, [DOI: 10.3390/w9070502].
  2. Bugg, R.A., Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C., and Perez, M.A (2017). Improvements in Standardized Testing for Evaluating Sediment Barrier Performance: Design of a Full-Scale Testing Apparatus, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001194].
  3. Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. (2016). SEDspread: A Sediment Basin Design Tool for Construction Sites, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001099].
  4. Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Fang, X, and Vasconcelos, J. (2016). Methodology and Development of a Large-Scale Sediment Basin for Performance Testing, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001052].
  5. Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C., Fang, X., and Perez M.A. (2016). A Hydraulic Method to Evaluate the Performance of Ditch Check Practices and Products, ASCE J. of Hydrologic Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001311].
  6. Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N. and Fang, X. (2016). Installation Enhancements to Common Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2571, pp. 151-161. [DOI: 10.3141/2521-16].
  7. Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. (2016). Design Methodology for the Selection of Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control Practices based on Regional Hydrological Conditions, ASCE J. of Hydrologic Eng. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001328].
  8. Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C., Perez, M.A., and Fang, X., (2015). Evaluation and Modification of Wire Backed, Nonwoven Filter Fabric Silt Fence for use as a Ditch Check, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR. 1943-4774.0000959].
  9. Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. (2015). Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Conduct Site Inspections of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices and Track Project Progression, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2528, pp. 38-48. [DOI: 10.3141/2528-05].
  10. Perez, M.A., Butler, C.G., and Fang, X. (2015). Compute Critical and Normal Depths of Arch and Elliptical Pipes, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000884].
  11. Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N. and Fang, X. (2014). Methodology Development for Evaluating Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) Using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, ASCE J. of Hydrologic Eng. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001019].

Endnotes:
  1. perez1@iastate.edu: mailto:perez1@iastate.edu

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