Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program (APEP) and Water, Energy and Technology (WET) Center staff are designated. Contact information for staff can be found by searching the University‚Äôs directory at


Dr. Charles C. Hillyer

Rafael Allende
Field Technician

Shawn Ashkan
Agricultural Engineer

Pete Canessa

Dr. Florence Cassel Sharma
Soil and Water Scientist

Valdemar Cerna
APEP Program/Research Technician

Alexis Ford
WET/PR and Communications Coordinator

Benjamin Francis
WET/Project Manager/Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Dr. Dave Goorahoo
Soil Scientist

Bill Green
APEP Manager/Education Specialist

Sarge Green
Project Director

Tim Jacobsen
Field Research Manager

Dr. Karl E. Longley
Dean Emeritus Lyles College of Engineering

Jeff Macon
WET/Venture Development Manager

Grace Manly
WET/Program Support Coordinator

Jorge Moreno Ramirez
Hydraulics Lab Supervisor/Research Technician

Belinda F. Munoz
Administrative Support Coordinator II

Edward M. Norum
Agricultural Engineer

Kate Norum
Assistant Director, Operations

Helle Petersen
WET Center Manager/CIT Assistant Director

Janet Robles
Research Assistant

Dr. John Suen
Chief, Hydrology Studies

Dr. Kaomine Vang
Assistant Director Laboratory & Testing Services

Dr. Dilruba Yeasmin
Research Scientist

Dr. David F. Zoldoske
Project Specialist