Raquel Granados-Aguilar

Raquel Granados-Aguilar

Graduate Student

PhD Candidate HAARP/ Graduate Research Assistant - Project LISTO


  (979) 845-2451

  HALB 270 / EPRC 201


Research interests: 

Geomorphology, Critical Zone, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology

Selected Publications

Aguilar, R.G., Owens, R., Giardino, J. R., 2020. The expanding role of Anthropogeomorphology in Critical Zone studies in the Anthropocene. Geomorphology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107165

Aguilar, T. & Granados, R., (2018): Shallow-water shell deposits affected by storms in the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, Punta Carballo formation, Miocene.-Rev. Geol. Amér. Central, 59: 61-74. ISSN: 0256-7024. doi: 10.15517/rgac.v59i0.34159

Rowley, T., Giardino, J. R., Granados, R. & Vitek, J. D., (2015): Periglacial Processes and Landforms in the Critical Zone. In: Giardino, J., Houser, C. Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone, (19). ISBN: 978-0-444-63369-9

Chamorro, A., Giardino, J. R., Granados, R. & Price, A., (2015): A terrestrial Landscape Ecology approach to the Critical Zone. In: Giardino, J., Houser, C. Principles and Dynamics of the Critical Zone, (19). ISBN: 978-0-444-63369-9

Mora, R. & Granados, R., (2014): Zoning Based on Denudational Processes of the Cruz River Watershed, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica: Recommendations to improve the Spatial Management.- Rev. Geol. Amér. Central, 50: 9-112. ISSN: 0256-7024.

Mora, R. & Granados, R., (2012): Slope Stability Considering Uncertainty of Data: Study Case of Mansiones, Montes de Oca, San José, Costa Rica.-Rev. Geol. Amér. Central, 47: 133-141. ISSN: 0256-7024.

Porras, H., Cascante, M., Granados, R. & Alvarado, G., (2012): Volcano-stratigraphy and tectonics of the Western Central Valley and Montes del Aguacate along road 27, Costa Rica.- Rev. Geol. Amér. Central, 47: 69-93. ISSN: 0256-7024.


2014 – present PhD Candidate, High Alpine and Arctic Research Program (HAARP), Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University. Admitted to Candidacy in August, 2018

2011– 2013 Licenciatura Geology, University of Costa Rica. Thesis approved with distinction.

2006 – 2010 BSc Geology, University of Costa Rica.


2020 - Research Award - Texas A&M Geology and Geophysics Graduate Student Awards

2019 - Repsol Student Innovation Awardin recognition of excellence in STEM

2018 - Best Student Presentation Award - 49th Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium, Syracuse University

2017 - First Place - Graduate Proposed Research, 10th Annual Geology & Geophysics Graduate Student Council, Student Research Symposium

2017 - Second place - Groundwater and Caves Challenge Grant. “Is climate change depleting an untapped water resource?” Project 110% funded

2016-2017 - International Peace Scholarship from the P.E.O sisterhood  http://geonews.tamu.edu/news/2016/05/granados-fellowship

2016 - Winner Outstanding Student Poster Presenter Competition - American Water Resources Association - Spring Specialty Conference

2015 - Second Place – Geosciences, 18th Annual Student Research Week 2015, Graduate & Professional Student Council, Texas A&M University

2011 - Diploma of Academic Excellence, Best Grade Point Average of Geology, University of Costa Rica, 2011.


Graduate Teaching Assistant:
Undergraduate Research, Aggie Research Leader, ARP, Texas A&M University, 2017    
Environmental Geology GEOL 420, Texas A&M University, 2016

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant:
Mineralogy, Mineral Deposits, Igneous Petrography, and Fundamentals of Geology, University of Costa Rica 2008-2011.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. John (Rick) Giardino 

Graduate Research Assistant

Project Literacy-Infused Science Using Technology Opportunities

Texas A&M University


Committee Members:

Dr. John (Rick) Giardino - Chair

Dr. Mark E. Everett

Dr. John (Jack) Vitek

Dr. Kevin Gamache

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