Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Jules F. Cacho
Assistant Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer
Hydrology, Remediation, and Risk-based Restoration Department
  • Ph.D., Biological & Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2013.
  • M.S., Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2005.
Current Role
Assistant Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer, Hydrology, Remediation, and Risk-based Restoration Department.
Hydrologic and water quality modeling at field and watershed scales, environmental impact assessment of bioenergy systems, machine learning and geospatial modeling and analysis for agricultural and environmental applications, phytoremediation, and undergraduate teaching.
Career Highlights
  • Co-Principal Investigator:
    • Energycane for Bioenergy and Sustainable Agricultural Systems (DOE-BETO).
    • Next-generation feedstocks for the emerging bioeconomy (DOE-BETO).
    • Development of the capability to generate high-resolution decision variables for creating win-win scenarios for energy and water quality (DOE/Argonne).
  • Contributor:
    • Scaling Up the Ecosystem Services of Bioenergy Landscapes (DOE-BETO).
    • Biomass production and nitrogen recovery (DOE-BETO).
    • Optimization of southeastern forest biomass crop production: A watershed-scale evaluation of the sustainability and productivity of dedicated energy crop and woody biomass (DOE-BETO).
    • Chicago Area Waterways System Microbiome Research (MWRDGC).
    • Phytoremediation of creosote-contaminated soil and groundwater (private industry-funded).
  • Teaching:
    • Graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for the introduction to hydrologic & water quality modeling course (2010-2014); nominee – outstanding university GTA award (March 2011, Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering, NC State University).
    • Faculty Member, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Mindanao State University, Philippines (1998-2008).
  • Author of several peer-reviewed publications.
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