Rodrigo is a Senior Undergraduate Environmental Engineering student focusing on groundwater at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. He has been researching in collaboration with professors Dr. Peter Knappett, and Dr. Rick Giardino from Texas A&M University, and Dr. Yanmei Li from Guanajuato University. His collaborative research has bee conducted in Mexico, studying groundwater geochemistry, specifically Arsenic and Fluoride since 2015. He has also been a visiting student at Texas A&M conducting laboratory analysis for soil samples using XRF and XRD equipment. His undergraduate research extends from publishing an article in the Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering on “Apparatus Prototype for Purpose of Teaching in Bio-Digesters”, to Environmental audits in the Bajio industrial sector in Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as assessing the effects of drilling deep potable water wells in the Independence Aquifer on high metal and metalloids concentrations in groundwater.
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