Arisbeth Ibarra Nieblas

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
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Arisbeth Ibarra Nieblas grew up in Sonora, Mexico, in a town on the Gulf of California. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering at the Technological Institute of Sonora (ITSON), Ciudad Obregon, Mexico. Living in semi-arid regions her whole life, Arisbeth learned first-hand about water being a finite and vulnerable resource which catapulted her pursuit of water issues-related work and graduate studies. She is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Arizona. Her graduate research involves persevering water delivery infrastructure by developing a corrosion monitoring system. The system will monitor two measurements: (1) water quality in time (flow, pressure, conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, and pH) and (2) the metal corrosion rate in time using a power supply that measures an electrical current. Also, Arisbeth is a fourth-year Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR) Fellow, where she works developing and teaching science lessons and experiments to middle school students. 


Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences