Refereed Journals
 

 

9.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. (2016).  SEDspread: A Sediment Basin Design Tool for Construction Sites, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng., [in press].

8.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Fang, X, and Vasconcelos, J. (2016). Methodology and Development of a Large-Scale Sediment Basin for Performance Testing, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001052]..

7.     Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C., Fang, X., and Perez M.A. (2016). A Hydraulic Method to Evaluate the Performance of Ditch Check Practices and Products, ASCE J. of Hydrologic Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001052].

6.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N. and Fang, X. (2016). Installation Enhancements to Common Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2571, pp. 151-161. [DOI: 10.3141/2521-16].

5.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. (2016). Design Methodology for the Selection of Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control Practices based on Regional Hydrological Conditions, ASCE J. of Hydrologic Eng. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001328].

4.     Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C., Perez, M.A., and Fang, X., (2015). Evaluation and Modification of Wire Backed, Nonwoven Filter Fabric Silt Fence for use as a Ditch Check, ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng., [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR. 1943-4774.0000959].

3.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. (2015). Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Conduct Site Inspections of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices and Track Project Progression, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2528, pp. 38-48. [DOI: 10.3141/2528-05].

2.     Perez, M.A., Butler, C.G., and Fang, X. (2015). Compute Critical and Normal Depths of Arch and Elliptical Pipes. ASCE J. of Irrigation and Drainage Eng. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000884]

1.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N. and Fang, X. (2014). Methodology Development for Evaluating Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) Using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, ASCE J. of Hydrologic Eng. [DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001019]

Conference Proceedings

 

7.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Fang, X., and Vasconcelos, J. Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology, Proceedings of the 16th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 16 Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control Session, San Antonio, TX. Feb. 16-19, 2016.

6.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. Enhanced Inlet Protection Practices Developed through Large-Scale Testing, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual U.S. EPA Region 5 – International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control Session, Atlanta, GA. June 15-16, 2015.

5.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N., Drones: The Future of Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual U.S. EPA Region 5 – International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control Session, Atlanta, GA. June 15-16, 2015.

4.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. Enhancement of Inlet Protection Practice (IPP) Installations using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 15 Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control (TS-6) Session, Portland, OR. Feb. 15-18, 2015.

3.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. “Drones”: Revolutionizing Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections, Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 15 Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control (TS-6) Session, Portland, OR. Feb. 15-18, 2015.

2.     Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C., Fang, X., and Perez, M.A. A Hydraulic Performance Evaluation Method for Ditch Checks, Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 15 Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control (TS-6) Session, Portland, OR. Feb. 15-18, 2015.

1.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, Proceedings of the 14th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection 14 Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control (TS-6) Session, Nashville, TN. Feb. 25-28, 2014.

 

 

Invited Lectures, Webinars, & Training Instruction
 

22.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. Maryland Recycling Network and Solid Waste Association of North America Mid-Atlantic Chapter Annual Conference, 21st Century Technology: Aerial Inspections Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ellicott City, MD, Jun. 22, 2016

21.  Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C.*, and Donald, W.N. Alabama Stormwater Symposium, Introduction of Excel Based Tool - SEDspread, Auburn, AL, May. 11, 2016.

20.  Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N.* Alabama Stormwater Symposium, The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Inspections, Auburn, AL, May. 11, 2016.

19.  Brantley, E.*, Perez, M.A.*, Norton, E.*, Oakes, P.*, and Kitchens, J.* Alabama Technology Transfer Center Seminar, Erosion Control, Sediment Control, and Stormwater Management on Construction Sites, Mobile, Montgomery, Huntsville, Pelham, AL, Mar. 23-24, 30-31, 2016.

18.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald. Ft. Benning Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers Meeting, Drones for Construction Site Inspections, Columbus, GA., Jan. 21, 2016.

17.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. International Erosion Control Association Webinar, Designing Effective Sediment Basins, Online Webinar, Jan. 20, 2016.

16.  Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N.*, and Perez, M.A.* Alabama Technology Transfer Center Seminar, Innovative Erosion & Sediment Control Field Day, Opelika, AL, Nov. 20, 2015.

15.  Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N.*, and Perez, M.A.* Alabama Technology Transfer Center Seminar, Erosion & Sediment Control Hands-On Field Installer Workshop, Opelika, AL, Nov. 18-19, 2015.

14.  Perez, M.A.* Distinguished Engineering Graduate Student Seminar, Application of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Inspections, Auburn, AL, Nov. 5, 2015.

13.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. 17th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference, Keynote Speaker: The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (a.k.a. Drones) in Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control Inspections, Hot Springs, AR, Oct. 22, 2015.

12.  Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Perez, M.A.* 17th Annual EPA Region 6 Stormwater Conference, Evaluation and Enhancements of Runoff Control Measures using Large-Scale Techniques, Hot Springs, AR, Oct. 21, 2015.

11.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. International Erosion Control Association Webinar, "It's a Bird, it's a Plane, it's a Drone!": The Future of Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections, Online Webinar , Oct. 21, 2015.

10.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. Clear Water Alabama 2015 Seminar, Drone Technology Presentation & Demonstration, Tuscaloosa, AL, Sep. 3, 2015.

9.     Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Perez, M.A. Dothan Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers Meeting, Current and Ongoing Research: Auburn University Erosion & Sediment Control Testing Facility, Dothan, AL, Sep. 2, 2015.

8.     Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Perez, M.A., IECA Roadshow, Evaluation and Enhancements of Runoff Control Measures using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, Bella Vista, AR, Aug. 27, 2015.

7.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N., Forester University Master Class Series, “Drones”: Revolutionizing Site Inspections, Online Webinar, May 28, 2015.

6.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. IECA Webinar Series, Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, Online Webinar, May 20, 2015.

5.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. 58th Annual Transportation Conference, Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Conduct Site Inspections of Erosion and Sediment Control, Advanced Technologies Technical Session, Montgomery, AL, Feb. 10, 2015.

4.     Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N.*, and Perez, M.A.*, City of Auburn Erosion & Sediment Control Workshop, Current & Ongoing Research: Auburn University Erosion and Sediment Control Testing Facility, Auburn, AL, Dec. 11, 2014.

3.     Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N.*, and Perez, M.A.* Alabama Technology Transfer Center Seminar, Erosion & Sediment Control Field Day, Opelika, AL, Nov. 3, 2014.

2.     Perez, M.A.* Florida State University-Florida A&M University College of Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers-Florida Engineering Society Student Chapter, Auburn University Civil Engineering Graduate School and Current Research, Tallahassee, FL, Oct. 16, 2014.

1.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. Alabama Technology Transfer Center Seminar, Inlet Protection Practice Evaluations and Improvements, Innovative Erosion & Sediment Control Research & Field Day, Auburn, AL, May 29-30, 2014.

 

 

Papers at Professional Meetings
 

16.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., Fang, X., and Vasconcelos, J.G., 16th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection Conference, Large-Scale Performance Enhancement Study of Sediment Basin Technology, Erosion & Sediment Control Session, San Antonio, TX. Feb. 16-19, 2016.

15.  Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. 16th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection Conference, Performance Comparisons of Construction Inlet Protection Practices. Erosion & Sediment Control Session, San Antonio, TX. Feb. 16-19, 2016.

14.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., Fang, X., and Vasconcelos, J.G., Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Methodology and Development of Large-Scale Sediment Basin for Performance Testing, TRB Paper No.: 16-0012, Lectern Session, 686: Solutions to Improved Highway Runoff Water Quality, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2016.

13.  Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Fang, X., Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Development of SEDspread: Robust Construction Site Sediment Basin Design Tool, TRB Paper No.: 16-2559, Poster Session, 586: Soil Erodibility and Sediment Basins and Barriers, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2016.

12.  Bugg, R.A., Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Perez, M.A.*, Transportation Research Board 95th Annual Meeting, Design and Construction of a Large-Scale Test apparatus for Sediment Barrier Performance Evaluations, TRB Paper No.: 16-2360, Poster Session, 586: Soil Erodibility and Sediment Basins and Barriers, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2016.

11.  Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. Enhanced Inlet Protection Practices Developed through Large-Scale Testing, 2nd Annual U.S. EPA Region 5 – International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control Session, Atlanta, GA. June 15, 2015.

10.  Perez, M.A*., Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N., Drones: The Future of Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections, 2nd Annual U.S. EPA Region 5 – International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Southeast Chapter Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, Erosion & Sediment Control Session, Atlanta, GA. June 15, 2015.

9.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. 15th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection Conference, Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practice (IPP) Installations using Large-Scale Testing Techniques. Erosion & Sediment Control (TS-6) Session, Portland, OR. Feb. 18, 2015.

8.     Donald, W.N.*, Zech, W.C., Fang, X., and Perez, M.A. 15th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection Conference, Using Hydraulic Performance to Characterize Ditch Check Practices.  Erosion & Sediment Control (TS-6) Session, Portland, OR. Feb. 16 & 18, 2015.

7.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. 15th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection Conference, “Drones”: Revolutionizing Erosion and Sediment Control Site Inspections.  Erosion & Sediment Control (TS-6) Session, Portland, OR. Feb. 16, 2015.

6.     Donald, W.N., Zech, W.C.*, Fang, X., and Perez, M.A. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Evaluation and Modification of Wire Backed, Nonwoven Filter Fabric Silt Fence for use as a Ditch Check, TRB Paper No.: 15-1646, Lectern Session, 610: Water Quality Technology Improvements and Research, Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2015.

5.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Perez, Installation Enhancements to Common Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, TRB Paper No.: 15-1607, Lectern Session, 610: Water Quality Technology Improvements and Research, Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2015.

4.     Perez, M.A., Zech, W.C.*, Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, A Geographic Information System (GIS) Approach for Calculating Runoff Characteristics for Erosion and Sediment Control Practices, TRB Paper No.: 15-0647, Lectern Session, 495: Hydraulics Research for Runoff, Scour, and Erosion, Washington, D.C., Jan. 13, 2015.

3.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., and Donald, W.N. Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting, Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to Conduct Site Inspections of Erosion and Sediment Control Practices and Track Project Progression, TRB Paper No.: 15-4472, Lectern Session, 332: Extracting Information from Images: Technology Innovations in Sensing and Detection, Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 2015.

2.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N., and Fang, X. 14th Annual International Erosion Control Association (IECA) Environmental Connection Conference, Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices using Large-Scale Testing Techniques.  Erosion & Sediment Control Session, Nashville, TN. Feb. 27, 2014.

1.     Perez, M.A.*, Zech, W.C., Donald, W.N. Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Methodology Development for Evaluating Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) Using Large-Scale Testing Techniques, Paper No.: 14-4644, Lectern Session 816: Hydraulic Analysis of Scour for Bridge and Inlet Protection Applications, Washington, D.C., Jan. 15, 2014.

 

 

Grant Development Contributions
 

2.     Zech, W.C., Montgomery, J., and Perez, M.A. Evaluation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for use in Conducting Site Inspections and Tracking Project Progression, Highway Research Center, $39,000, May 15, 2016 - Oct. 15, 2017.

1.     Zech, W.C. and Fang, X. Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices using Large-Scale Testing Techniques [ALDOT Project 930-853R], ALDOT, $336,550, May 1, 2013 - May 31, 2015.

 

 

Theses
 

2.  Perez, M.A.  Evaluation of Inlet Protection Practices (IPPs) Using Large-Scale Testing Techniques

               Master of Science in Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.

 

1.  Perez, M.A.  The Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on Wastewater Treatment and Escherichia Coli Growth

                Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Honors Thesis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.     

 

 

Mike the Scholar

Teaching, Publications, & Grants

Scholarly  Contributions

 

 

Individual lectures taught in the following courses, Auburn University, Alabama                                               2013-2016

  -CIVL 5110/6110/6116 - Open Channel Hydraulics                                                                                                  (2 lectures)

  -CIVL 5340/6430 - Construction Safety and Health Management                                                                       (7 lectures)

  -CIVL 4420 - Project Management                                                                                                                            (2 lectures)

  -CIVL 3410 - Construction Engineering                                                                                                                   (3 lectures)

  -ENGR 2050 - Statics                                                                                                                                                    (2 lectures)

  -ENGR 1110 - Introduction to Engineering                                                                                                               (2 lectures)

  -Fundamentals of Engineering Review Sessions                                                                                                     (5 lectures)

CIVL 3410 - Construction Engineering (instructor of record)

Beijing Univ. of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) 

Beijing, China, Summer 2016                           Course Website

Instructed group of second year BUCEA civil engineering students enrolled in the Auburn University College of Engineering transient exchange program.  The course provided an overview of the construction engineering and management environment placing into context the sequential stages and participants of the construction project, and explored the various documents and procedures affiliated with the construction process.

Teaching Experience