Hugo G. Hidalgo

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Universidad de Costa Rica

Professor and researcher in surface water hydrology, with a special interest in hydroclimatology.

Dr. Hidalgo obtained a BS in Civil Engineering at the University of Costa Rica (1992) and an MS (1998) and a PhD (2001) in Civil and Environmental Engineering with a specialization in Water Resources at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Hidalgo is currently a professor of the School of Physics at the University of Costa Rica. He is the coordinator of the Master’s Degree Program in Hydrology, the Focal Point for the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences Water Program and Director of the Geophysical Research Center at the University of Costa Rica. He has authored over 30 publications and participated in more than 100 conferences, seminars and workshops.

Education

  • 2001
    University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California.
    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Water resources (surface water hydrology)
  • 1998
    University of California, Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California.
    School of Engineering and Applied Science
    M.Sc. Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Water resources (surface water hydrology)
  • 1992
    University of Costa Rica. San Pedro, Costa Rica.
    School of Civil Engineering Licenciatura*.
    * The Licenciatura (Lic) program is based on a 5-year program including a thesis