Raul Tenorio

PhD Student in Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering – In Progress, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering (2015), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

B.S., Civil Engineering (2012), University of Texas, Austin, TX


Raul joined the Strathmann research group at the University of Illinois in 2012 where his M.S. thesis work involved studying the generation of photochemically produced reactive species from algal extracellular organic matter (EOM) sensitizers under simulated sunlight (co-advised by Prof. Jeremy Guest, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). His interest in the photogeneration of highly reactive species continues into his current PhD research where he is investigating the photoreductive treatment of toxic and environmentally persistent perfluorinated compounds by hydrated electrons generated from a UV/sulfite process. In his spare time, Raul enjoys watching NFL/NBA games, painting, and exploring the Denver area for good food and coffee.

Select Awards

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP), 2012 Fellow
  • Support for Under-Represented Groups in Engineering (SURGE) Fellowship Program, 2012 Fellow

Contact Information

Colorado School of Mines, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1500 Illinois St., Golden, CO 80401.Email