Professional Preparation

Ryan C. Locicero, PhD, P.E.

My professional objective is to work collaboratively among brilliant minds where the impact of our combined actions improves the quality of people’s lives and transforms the communities in which we live into thriving and prosperous ecosystems.  Guiding principles towards this objective are sound science and engineering research and education, coupled with the integration of research innovations and policy formulations. 

University of South Florida -   August 2010 to May 2015

University of South Florida - August 2010 to May 2015

Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Engineering

Doctoral research aimed to mainstream green infrastructure and stormwater management by focusing on education and outreach as a driving force for change in public and professional perception. 

University of Florida    - January 2009 to December 2009

University of Florida  - January 2009 to December 2009

Masters of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Sciences

Graduate education provided a comprehensive understanding of environmental engineering principles and practices, including stormwater, wastewater, air quality, and renewable energy modeling & design.

University of South Florida -   August 2000 to May 2006

University of South Florida - August 2000 to May 2006

Bachelors of Science, Civil Engineering

Undergraduate education and research experience focused on engineering foundations and design with an emphasis on structural engineering.  

Application Domains: Digital Government, Community Governance, Watershed Management, Stormwater Design & Control, Green Infrastructure, Urban & Rural Planning, Community Development, Systems Design, Adaptive Systems, Disasters & Extreme Events, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Sharing Economy & Crowdsourcing, STEM Education, Citizen Science, Behavior Change.

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2016-2018 AAAS Fellow

Opportunities for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and analytical skills to address today’s most pressing societal challenges.


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2013 WEF CAnham scholarship

Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship, which provides $25,000 to a post-baccalaureate student in the water environment field.

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2010-2013 GAANN Fellow

U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need assist graduate students with excellent records who plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course study at the institution in a field designated as an area of national need.