As a program manager at the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR), Jesse Alonzo works on research and development projects related to air quality management and compliance. He is involved in several studies of air emissions sources at oil and gas production sites in the Texas Coastal and Eagle Ford Shale areas in association with the Houston Advanced Research Center’s Environmentally Friendly Drilling program. These studies are aimed at identifying the type and amount of pollutants and developing best management practices for improving the measurement/quantification of emissions and minimizing the impact on regional air quality from these operations.
Before joining the IRNR, Alonzo had worked for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality as an air quality permit engineer and as an environmental consultant to the U.S. Department of Defense and industry clients for consulting firms. He also worked for the Texas A&M Center for Applied Technology.
Alonzo received a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree in 1992 from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he served in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller.