Dipl. Ing. Water Resources Engineering, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, 1982
Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1985
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Hydraulics & Fluid Mechanics), University of Minnesota, 1989
Academic and Professional Experience
Chester and Helen Siess Endowed Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, 2001-present
Professor (full, assoc. and assist.). Dept. of Civil & Env. Eng., University of Illinois at Urbana, 1990-present. Professor of Geology (by invitation), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008-.Director, Centro Internacional de Estudios de Grandes Rios, UNL, Argentina, 2001-present. Director, Ven Te Chow Hydrosystems Laboratory, University of Illinois, 1997-present. Research Fellow (1988-1989) and research Assistant (1983-1987), St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory, University of Minnesota. Assist. Engineer, Technical Assistant, Parana Medio Project, Agua y.Energia Electrica, Santa Fe, Argentina, 1979 – 1983.
Patent: "Apparatus and Method for Flow Control". US Patent Application No. 61/601,785.
Visiting Faculty or Scholar Positions
Honorary Professorship, Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina, October 2001-present. University Scholar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001-2003. Visiting Professor, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain (2002). Visiting Associate Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, EPFL, Switzerland (1999). Visiting Associate Professor, California Institute of Technology, CALTECH (1997). Contract Professor, Istituto di Idraulica, University of Genoa, Italy (1993).
Memberships in Professional Organizations
ASCE: Member- Alfred Noble Prize Committee 1998-2002, Hydraulics Division, Discussion and Technical Note Awards Committee, 1991 – 1994; Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI): Sedimentation Committee Control Group Member, 1994 – 1998, Chair 1998-2004; Member Einstein Award Committee 1999-2010; Chair Committee for Publication of Manual of Practice 110 “Sedimentation Engineering” 2000-2008, Engineering Mechanics Division: Turbulence Committee, 1992–2012.American Geophysical Union (AGU): Associate Editor, Water Resources Research, 1998-2000. International Association for Hydraulic Research (IAHR): Fluid Mechanics Committee, Member, 1994 – 2012; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Hydraulic Research, 2001-2006.
Conferences, Books/Papers Published
García, M.H. (Editor-in-Chief), ASCE Manual of Engineering Practice 110, “Sedimentation Engineering,” 2008, 1150p. García, M.H. (Ed.), Vito Vanoni’s ASCE Manual of Practice 54, “Sedimentation Engineering,” Classic Edition, 2006. Parker, G. and M.H. Garcia, (Editors), Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on River, Coastal and Estuarine Morphodynamics (RCEM), Vol. I and II, Urbana, Illinois, 2005. Published three encyclopedia articles and more than two hundred archive journal papers, articles in proceedings and technical reports. Chair of RCEM Conference Committee (2005-present).
Honors, Awards and Professional Registrations
ASCE Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize (1996 and 1999); Walter Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (1998); Hans Albert Einstein Award (2006), Wesley Horner Award (2012), Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Award (2012). IAHR Arthur Thomas Ippen International Award (2001). Borland Distinguished Lecture in Hydraulics, Colorado State University (2008). International Association for Great Lakes Research Chandler-Misener Award (2012). Enrico Marchi Distinguished Lecture, Italian Association of Hydraulics, University of Florence, Italy (2012). National Award for Significant Contributions in Science and Technology, SENACYT, Government of Panama (2012). Licensed Engineer (No 9887), Colegio de Ingenieros, Santa Fe, Argentina. Corresponding Member in the USA of the National Academy of Engineering of Argentina since 2005.
Ph.D., F.EWRI, Dist.M.ASCE. F.EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013