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Raquel Granados Aguilar
Raquel Granados Aguilar
(979) 845-2451
(979) 845-6162
HALB 270 / IODP B104

Department of Geology and Geophysics
Texas A&M University
3115 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3115


2014 – present

PhD student, High Alpine and Arctic Research Program (HAARP), Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University.


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



BSc Geology, University of Costa Rica. 


International Peace Scholarship from the P.E.O sisterhood 2016-2017

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

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

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

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

Graduate Teaching Assistant: Undergraduate Research, Texas A&M University, 2017 Environmental Geology, Texas A&M University, 2016


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

Raquel Granados Aguilar

Graduate Student / Curatorial Assistant GCR-IODP

Research Interests

Geomorphology, Global Change, Periglacial Processes, Critical Zone, Rock Glaciers, Mass movement, Slope Stability, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology, Water Resources

Selected Publications

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


Aguilar, T. & Granados, R., (in preparation): Geological evidence of climate variability in Doña Ana, Punta Carballo Formation, Puntarenas, Costa Rica


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.

Additional Information

Advisor: Rick Giardino

Curriculum Vitae

Committee Members:

Dr. Mark E. Everett

Dr. John (Jack) Vitek

Dr. Kevin Gamache

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