Jose M. Cerrato


Fax: 505-277-1988

Physical Address

Room 3036
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Professor and Regents' Lecturer

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010

MS, Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2005

BS, Civil Engineering, National Autonomous University of Honduras, 2001


Dr. Cerrato’s research interest is related to biogeochemical processes at the interface of water and energy that affect the cycle of metals and radionuclides in the environment. He leads the E-H2O Research Group which applies spectroscopy, microscopy, aqueous chemistry, and molecular biology tools for the study of complex environmental interactions.  Dr. Cerrato was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been a recipient of the OAS-LASPAU-Fulbright Scholarship, National Science Foundation (NSF) Integrative Graduate Education Research Traineeship (IGERT), Oak Ridge Associated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, the University of New Mexico Faculty of Color Research Award, and the NSF CAREER Award.

Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Engineering Chemistry
  • Aqueous Environmental Chemistry and Analysis
  • Nanotechnology Applications for Environmental Science and Engineering

Research Interests

  • Energy-Water
  • Biogeochemistry of Metals and Radionuclides
  • Drinking Water Quality and Treatment

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