Ext. 3417
Email: ingrid.padilla@upr.edu
Office: CI-005
 
Education

Ph.D., 1998, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, College of Engineering and Mines, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Degree in Hydrology; concentration in Subsurface Hydrology and Contaminant Transport.

M.S., 1988, Department of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Degree in Water Resources Science; concentration in Hydrology and Aquatic Chemistry.

B.S., 1986, Department of Natural Resources Science, College of Agriculture, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Degree in Natural Resources Science and Management; concentration in Water Resources and Soil Science.

Employment History
  • Program Director Rotator, 2019 – present, National Science Foundation, Alexandria, VA.
  • Professor, 2012-present (Assistant 2001-2004; Associate 2004-2012), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR. Area: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.
  • Director, Office of Ground Water, 1999 – 2001, Gregory L. Morris & Associates, San Juan, PR.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1999, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Research Assistant, 1992-1998, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Hydrologist, 1988-1993, U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Caribbean District, San Juan, PR.
  • Research Assistant, 1987-1988, Department of Environmental Engineering and Water Resources Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
Appointments
  • Appointed Member of Naval Research Advisory Committee, July 2015-2019, U.S. Department of the Navy.
  • Director of Environmental Engineering Laboratory, 2001-2019, Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
  • Appointed Member EPA Region 2 Caribbean Science Consortium, 2014-2019, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Regional Liaison, Ford Foundation Fellowship Office, 2002-2018, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
Honors and Awards
  • Visiting Scholar, 2017, University of Rouen, FR.
  • ASCE Outstanding Reviewer, 2016, American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering, 2013-2014, Engineering College, University of Puerto Rico.
  • Distinguished Researcher in Engineering, 2013-2014, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.
  • Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering, 2010-2011, Engineering College, University of Puerto Rico.
  • Innovative Education Award in Civil Engineering, 2010, Engineering College, University of Puerto Rico.
  • Outstanding Professor in Civil Engineering, 2003-2004, Engineering College, University of Puerto Rico.
  • Ford Foundation Fellowship, 1996-1997, The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.
  • Minority Geoscience Scholarship, 1994-1996, American Geological Institute.
  • Arizona Hydrological Society Meritorious Scholarship, 1993, Arizona Hydrological Society.
  • Graduate College Fellowship, 1992-1994, The University of Arizona.
  • U.S. Geological Survey Quality Increase Award, 1992, U.S.G.S. Water Resources Division.
  • Michigan Minority Merit Fellowship, 1986-1988, University of Michigan.
Publications
 
Peer Review (2016-present; other listed in CV)
  • Torres, Norma I., Vilda L. Rivera, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Raul E. Macchiavelli, David Kaeli, and Akram N. Alshawabkeh, 2019, Effect of hydrogeological and anthropogenic factors on the spatial and temporal distribution of CVOCs in the karst system of northern Puerto Rico, Environmental Earth Sciences 78, 594. doi: 10.1007/s12665-019-8611-7.
  • Berthelin, Romane, Michael Rinderer, Bartolomé Andreo, Andy Baker, Daniela Kilian, Gabriele Leonhardt, Annette Lotz, Kurt Lichtenwoehrer, Matías Mudarra, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Fernando Pantoja Agreda, Rafael Rosolem, Abel Vale, Andreas Hartmann, 2019, A soil moisture monitoring network to characterize karstic recharge and evapotranspiration at five representative sites across the globe, Geoscientific Instrumentation Methods and Data Systems, doi: 10.5194/gi-2019-22.
  • Xu, Zexuan, Nicolas Massei, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Andreas Hartmann, and Bill Hu, 2018, Characterization, modeling, and remediation of karst in a changing environment, Environmental Earth Sciences, 77(12), 476. doi:10.1007/s12665-018-7660-7.
  • Brown Phil, Carmen M. Velez Vega, , Colleen B. Murphy, Michael Welton, Hector Torres, Zaira Rosario, Akram Alshawabkeh, José F. Cordero, Ingrid Y. Padilla, 2018, The Hurricanes and the EJ Island: Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, Environmental Justice, Vol. 11, No. 4, 148–15. doi.org/10.1089/env.2018.0003.
  • Torres, Norma I., Xue Yu, Ingrid Y Padilla, Raul E. Macchiavelli, Reza Ghasemizadeh, David Kaeli, Jose F Cordero, John D Meeker, and Akram N Alshawabkeh, 2018, The influence of hydrogeological and anthropogenic variables on phthalate contamination in eogenetic karst groundwater systems, Environmental Pollution, Vol. 237, 298-307. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.106.
  • Padilla, Ingrid Y. and Dorothy J. Vesper, 2018, Fate, Transport, and Exposure of Emerging and Legacy Contaminants in Karst System: State of Knowledge and Uncertainty, in Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies, Eds. White, W.B., Herman, J.S., Herman, E.K. & Rutigliano, M., 33-49, Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5.
  • Torres-Torres, Norma I., Ingrid Y. Padilla, and Vilda L. Rivera, 2018, Potential Exposure of Emerging Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Through Tap water Sources, in Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies, Eds. White, W.B., Herman, J.S., Herman, E.K. & Rutigliano, M., 237-241, Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5.
  • Rivera, Vilda L., Ingrid Y. Padilla, and Norma I. Torres Torres, 2018, Spatiotemporal Assessment of CVOC Contamination in Karst Groundwater Sources and Exposure at Tap Water Point of Use, in Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies, Eds. White, W.B., Herman, J.S., Herman, E.K. & Rutigliano, M., 231-235, Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3- 319-51070-5.
  • Cordero, José F., John D. Meeker, Rita Loch-Caruso, Roger Giese, Ingrid Padilla, Dorothy Vesper, David Kaeli, Thomas Sheahan, Phil Brown, Carmen M. Vélez-Vega, and Akram N. Alshawabkeh, 2018, Team Science Applied to Environmental Health Research: Karst Hydrogeology and Preterm Birth in Puerto Rico, in Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies, Eds. White, W.B., Herman, J.S., Herman, E.K. & Rutigliano, M., 17-25, Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51070-5.
  • Yu, Xue, R. Ghasemizadeh, I. Y. Padilla, D. Kaeli and Akram N. Alshawabkeh, 2016, Patterns of temporal scaling of groundwater level fluctuation, Journal of Hydrology, Vol. 536, 485-495. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.018.
  • Ghasemizadeh, Reza, Xue Yu, Christoph Butscher, Ingrid Y. Padilla, and Akram N. Alshawabkeh, 2016, Improved Regional Groundwater Flow Modeling Using Drainage Features: A Case Study of the Central Northern Karst Aquifer System of Puerto Rico, Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 24 (6), 1463–
    1478. doi: 10.1007/s10040-016-1419-6.

Conference Proceedings (2015-present; other listed in CV)

  • Rodriguez-Medina, Elienisse, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Fernando Pantoja, Kateleen Vargas, and Norma I. Torres,2020, Characterizing Fate and Transport Properties in Karst Aquifers Under Different Hydrologic Conditions. Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, San Juan, Puerto Rico April 20-24, 2020.
  • Torres, Norma I., Ingrid Y. Padilla and Raul E. Macchiavelli, Response of groundwater levels to hydrologic events in karst aquifer system of northern Puerto Rico, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, San Juan, Puerto Rico April 20-24, 2020.
  • Feliciano, Luisa, Ingrid Y Padilla, Jonathan Muñoz-Barreto and Sarah Becker, 2020, Employing GIS Techniques and Unsupervised Learning to Delineate Groundwater Recharge Potential: A Case Study in the Karst Region of Northern Puerto Rico, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of the 16th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, San Juan, Puerto Rico April 20-24, 2020.
  • Dong,Shi, Zlatan Feric, Xiangyu Li, Sheikh Mokhlesur Rahman, Guanyu Li, Chieh Wu, April Z. Gu, Jennifer Dy, David Kaeli, John Meeker, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Jose Cordero, Carmen Velez Vega, Zaira Rosario, and Akram Alshawabkeh, 2018, A Hybrid Approach to Identifying Key Factors in Environmental Health Studies (Paper ID: S03202), 4th International Workshop on Methodologies to Improve Big Data projects in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2018), December 10-13, 2018, Seattle, WA, USA. http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2018/index.html.
  • Dong, Shi, Zlatan Feric, Leiming Yu, David Kaeli, John Meeker, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Jose Cordero, Carmen Velez Vega, Zaira Rosario, and Akram Alshawabkeh, 2018, An Efficient Data Management Framework for Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) (Paper ID P243), IEEE BigData 2018 conference, December 10-13, 2018, Seattle, WA, USA. http://cci.drexel.edu/bigdata/bigdata2018/index.html.
  • Shokri, Mohammad, Dorothy J. Vesper,Ellen K. Herman, Ljiljana Rajic, Kimberly L. Hetrick, Ingrid Y. Padilla, and Akram N. Alshawabkeh, 2018, Bulk Chemistry of Karst Sediment Deposits, Proceedings of the 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, April 2-6, 2018.doi:10.5038/9780991000982.1043. https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/sinkhole_2018/ProceedingswithProgram/Karst_Hydrology_and_ Geochemistry/1/
  • Padilla, Ingrid Y., Vilda L. Rivera, and Celys Irizarry, 2015, Spatiotemporal Response of CVOC Contamination and Remedial Actions in Eogenetic Karst Aquifers, Proceedings of the 14th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst, Rochester, Minnesota October 5-9, 2015. doi:10.5038/9780991000951.1075. https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/sinkhole_2015/ProceedingswithProgram/Contamination/4/

Government Reports

  • Bellingham, James, William Bowes, Ann Gates, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Jay Walsh Charles, Michael Connor, Kevin Fall, Scott O’Neil, George Nolfi, 2018, Autonomous and Unmanned Systems in the Department of the Navy, https://www.nrac.navy.mil/docs/2017_rpt_Autonomous_Unmanned_Systems_Don-SEP2017.pdf.
  • Bellingham, James, William Bowes, Ann Gates, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Jay Walsh, Susan K. Avery, Mark F. Bregman, Timothy Coffey, Kevin Fall, Jay Hill, Scott O’Neil, Alton D. Romig, Jr., Mr. Scott Seaton, Paul Sullivan, 2018, Characteristics of a World-Class Laboratory and the Naval Research Laboratory. Submitted and reported to the Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy for Policy, Jodi J. Greene, on December 6, 2018 and to the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Richard V. Spencer on February 7, 2019.
Research
 
  • UPRM Research Update: A conversation about challenges and opportunities, Mayagüez, PR, September 11, 2018.
  • Defense Threats Reduction Agency (DTRA) Research Initiatives Development Workshop, The Keck Center, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, Washington DC, August 16, 2018.
  • ECHO-wide Cohort Data – Perspectives from the Data Analysis Center, by Dr. Lisa Jacobson, 2017 1:00- 2:00 pm EST. PROTECT Webinar, http://www.northeastern.edu/protect/february-webinar-drlisa-jacobson-echo-wide-cohort-data-perspectives-from-the-data-analysis-center/, February 6.
  • EPA’s Federal Technology Transfer Act (FTTA) Program: Opportunities for NIEHS grantees, NIEHS SRP and EPA’s CLU-IN, https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec915a765e2fd441ea505414597bd2df7; Archived at https://clu-in.org/conf/tio/FTTA_051916/, May 19, 2016.
  • From Lab Bench to Commercial Product: A Case Study of Quad Technologies & A Discussion of Commercializing Academic Discoveries, presented by Dr. Shashi Murthy, PROTECT Webinar, https://protect.webex.com/protect/j.php?MTID=m9123e997679bdf9981e2d7778a4fed16, April 11, 2016.
  • Integrating Data from Multidisciplinary Research, Session II – Cross Domain Discovery and Integration, NIEHS SRP and EPA’s CLU-IN, http://www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/IntegratingData2/; Archived at http://www.clu-in.org/live/archive/, October 27, 2015.
  • Integrating Data from Multidisciplinary Research, Session I: Introducing the Big Picture, http://www. clu-in.org/conf/tio/srppir1/; Archived at http://www.clu-in.org/live/archive/, June 24, 2015.
  • Research Symposium, Simposio La transformacion de retos en oportunidades: impulsando la investigacion y la labor creativa en el RUM, Mayagüez, PR, May 9, 2014.
  • Research Forum: Como mejorar la Investigacion en UPRM, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. December 6, 2013.