Miguel F. Acevedo

 Miguel F. Acevedo
Regents Professor
Discovery Park B260
  • Education

    PhD in Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley (1980)
    Masters of Eng. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley (1978)
    Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin (1972)

  • Biography

    Miguel F. Acevedo has 40 years of academic experience, the last 24 of these at the University of North Texas (UNT) where he is currently a Regents Professor. His career has been interdisciplinary and especially at the interface of science and engineering. He has served UNT as faculty member in the department of Geography, the Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences of the Biology department, and more recently in the Electrical Engineering department. Before joining UNT, he was at the Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, Venezuela, where he taught since 1973 in the School of Systems Engineering, the graduate program in Tropical Ecology, and the Center for Simulation and Modeling. He has served on the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and on many review panels of the U.S. National Science Foundation. He has received numerous research grants, and written several textbooks, numerous journal articles, as well as many book chapters and proceeding articles. UNT has recognized him with the Regents Professor rank, the Citation for Distinguished Service to International Education, and the Regent’s Faculty Lectureship.

  • Research

    Dr. Acevedo's major research interests are to integrate environmental modeling, real-time monitoring,  and renewable power systems for applications to sustainability. His current focus is on the food-energy-water nexus, particularly sustainable brackish water desalination systems. Other applications include land-use change,  landscape and forest ecology, coupled human-natural systems, watershed and reservoir management, wireless sensor networks, environmental observatories, and global climate change.

  • Publications