Professional Biography

Dr. Pesantez joined the California State University, Fresno Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering in August 2022. He graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering at the University of Cuenca, Ecuador (2010), and obtained a Master in Construction Management at the University of the Armed Forces (ESPE), Ecuador (2014). He holds an M.S. (2017) and a Ph.D. (2021) in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University. Before joining Fresno State, Dr. Pesantez worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Pesantez teaches water resources engineering- and management-related courses, including Hydraulics, Hydraulics Lab, and Engineering Construction I. His scientific contributions have been recognized as the Editor’s Choice of the Month by the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.