Ernesto Federico Martinez Paz

Doctoral Student


2016, B.S.E. Civil Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Interest
Perspective and trust of people in water and its availability. Water reuse as a resource and approach into regenerating cities coupled green-blue public spaces. Automated monitoring and control tools for existing water infrastructure systems to optimize their capacity and ensure a better quality in the distribution.

Research Projects
Neighborhood Environments as Socio-Techno-Bio Systems: Water Quality, Public Trust and Health in Mexico City (NESTSMX). Winter 2019: Currently doing field work in Mexico City collecting ethnographic data by interviewing 60 participants about their water use and roles. Taking samples for physicochemical and microbial parameters from points throughout premise plumbing and their drinking water [most times bottled water]. Installing a set of in-lab-developed IoT Water Availability and Quality sensors to better understand the variations of the distribution infrastructure in the megacity. 


Honors and Awards
Dow Sustainability Master Fellow 2018

Other Interests
Chemistry and biology. Cooking and baking as applied science. Playing soccer and volleyball intramurals.