INGRID PADILLA

Curriculum Vitae

Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying ▪ University of Puerto Rico

Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681 ▪ (787) 265-3815

E-mail: ingrid.padilla@upr.edu

ACADEMIC PREPARATION:                    

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.

                    Dissertation: “Transport Behavior of Nonreactive and Volatile Solutes in Unsaturated Porous Media Under Wetting and Draining Conditions.”

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.

                    Thesis: "Algal Bioconcentration and the Effect of Dissolved Organic Matter on the Bioavailability of Chlorinated Organic Compounds."

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.

APPOINTMENTS:

Professor, July, 2012-present (Assistant 2001-2004; Associate 2004-2012): Department of Civil Engineering, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR. Area: Environmental and Water Resources Engineering.

Ground Water Hydrologist, June, 1999-January, 2001: Gregory L. Morris & Associates, San Juan, PR. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate, January-May, 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.

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES:

Director of Environmental Engineering Laboratory, 2001-present: Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

Panel Participation:

-    National Research Council Proposal Review Panel for Research Associateship Programs, 2010-2013.

-    NSF Proposal Review Panel for SIE Program, Arlington Virginia, February 8-10, 2010.

-    NSF Proposal Review Panel for SIE Program, Arlington Virginia, February 11-13, 2009.

-    Supporting Higher Education for Underrepresented Groups (Panelist), NRC Fellowship Office, Washington D.C., April 1-4, 2006.

-    Caribbean Global Water Partnership (Panelist), Trinidad/Tobago, June 9, 2004

-    NSF Proposal Review Panel for IGERT Program, Arlington Virginia, June 9-10, 2003.

-    NSF Proposal Review Panel for IGERT Program, Arlington Virginia, May 2-3, 2002.

Advisory Committee for Civil Infrastructure Research Center, 2005-present Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

REGISTRATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: 

Professional Hydrologist License: American Institute of Hydrology Lic. 99-HGW–1515

Explosive License: Puerto Rico Police Department Lic. No. 030-1016-0000

Professional Associations Memberships:  American Geophysical Union (1996-present); American Institute of Hydrology (1999-present); National Ground-Water Association (1988-present); American Chemical Society (2002-present); SACNAS (2010-present); Science Soil Science Society of America (since 2004).

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Distinguished Professor in Civil Engineering, 2010-2011: College of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico.

SACNAS Summer Leadership Institute, July, 2010: SACNAS and American Association for Advancement in Science (AAAS), Washignton D.C.

Innovative Education Award in Civil Engineering, 2010: College of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico.

Outstanding Professor in Civil Engineering, 2003-2004: College of Engineering, University of Puerto Rico.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, 1996-1997: The National Academies.

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.

Atlantic Coast Conference Honor Roll, 1983-1985.

EXTERNAL FUNDING:

Puerto Rico Test Site for Exploring Contamination Threats (UPRM, UPR-MSC, Northeastern University, University of Michigan). UPRM PI (Grant Co-PI). NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program, April, 2010-March, 2014.

IGERT: Intelligent Diagnostics of Aging Civil Infrastructure (UPRM, Northeastern University), UPRM-PI (Grant Co-PI) NSF, 9/2007-8/2013.

Detection, Fate, Transport, And Remediation Of Chlorinated Solvents In Low-Permeability Porous Media. PI. Department of Energy, Savannah River 7/07-6/12.

Transport of Landmine-Derived Chemicals in Different Soils Under Variable Environmental Conditions. PI. DoD ARO, March 2004- January 2005.

Physica Modeling of Explosive Chemicals in Soils. Co-PI. DoD ARO, 2/1/04-12/31/09.

Assessment of Potential Odor Problems  on McCook Reservoir, Chicago, IL. Co-PI. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 9/2003- 9/2006.

CenSSIS Researcher: Contaminant Transport, Sensing, and Imaging; NSF,8/15/03-8/31/08.

Removal of MTBE From Water Using Advance Oxidation Process. PI. EM Federal/EPA - (1/2002-5/2004).

PUBLICATIONS:

Anaya, A., I. Padilla, R. Macchiavelli, and D. Vesper, Estimating Preferential Flow in Karst Aquifers using statistical mixed models, accepted for publication  in Ground Water, 2013.

Kitae Baek, Naji Kasem, Ali Ciblak, Dorothy Vesper, Ingrid Padilla, and Akram N. Alshawabkeh, Electrochemical Removal Of Selenate From Aqueous Solutions, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 215–216, 2013, 678–684, 2013.

Ghasemizadeh, R., F. Hellweger, C. Ingrid Padilla, D. Vesper, M. Field, and A. Alshawabkeh, Review: Groundwater flow and transport modeling of karst aquifers, with particular reference to the North Coast Aquifer of Puerto Rico, Hydrogeology Journal, V. 20, No. 8, 1441-1461, 2012.

Toro-Vázquez, J.  R. A. Rodríguez-Solís, and I. Padilla, Estimation of Electromagnetic Properties in Soil Testbeds Using Frequency and Time Domain Modeling,  IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, Vol 5(3), 984-989, 2012.

Ciblak, A. X. Mao, I. Padilla, D. Vesper, I. Alshawabkeh, and  A. Alshawabkeh, Electrode Effects on Temporal Changes in Electrolyte Ph and Redox Potential for Water Treatment, Environ Sci Health A, Volume 47, Issue 5, pp 718-726, 2012.

Mao, X. H., Yuan, S. H., Fallahpour, N., Ciblak, A., Howard, J., Padilla, I., Loch-Caruso, R. and Alshawabkeh, A. N. (2012b) “Electrochemically Induced Dual Reactive Barriers for Transformation of TCE and Mixture of Contaminants in Groundwater”, Environmental Science & Technology, 46 (21), 12003-12011, 2012.

Padilla, I.Y., C. Irizarry, and K. Steele, Historical Contamination Of Groundwater Resources In The North Coast Karst Aquifers Of Puerto Rico, Dimensión, Año 25 Vol 3, 7-12, 2011.

Toro-Vazquez, J, R. Rodriguez-Solis, and I. Padilla, Frequency and Tim Domain Measurements Using Cross Well Radar to Develop TestBeds for Electromagnetic Property Estimation, in Proceeding of the IEEE Xplore International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, July 24-29, Vancouver, Canada  850-853, 2011.

Silevitch, M. B.,  R. Giese, D Kaeli, T. Sheahan, M. Nobrega, A. Alshawabkeh, J. F. Cordero,  I. Padilla R. Loch-Caruso, J. Meeker,  Interdisciplinary Three-Level Approach to Study Impact of Contamination on Public Health in Puerto Rico, Proc. of Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics,  New Delhi, India., November 8 – 12, 2010.

Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Luis Dario Sánchez, Transport of explosive chemicals from the landmine burial in granular soils,  Rev. Fac. Ing. Univ. Antioquia N.° 56 pp. 20-31. December, 2010.

Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Ingrid Y. Padilla, Luis Dario Sánchez, Transporte de explosivos químicos sometidos a procesos de infiltración y evaporación en suelos, Ingeniería y Competitividad, Volumen 12, No. 2, p. 117 - 131 (2010).

Steele-Valentín, K. and I. Y. Padilla, Assessment of Potential Exposure Pathways in Karst Groundwater Systems in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico using Geographic Information Systems, in Proceeding of the 7th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, San Cristobal, Venezuela, June 2-5, 2009.

Hwang, S., I. Y. Padilla, I. Feliciano, and J. Falcon, Transport and distribution of TNT and DNT in the presence of surface vegetation with Fimbristylis cymosa, Proc. of  SPIE on Detection and Sensing of Mines, Explosive Objects, and Obscured Targets XIV, Russell S. Harmon; J. Thomas Broach; John H. Holloway, Jr., Editors, Vol. 7303, 2009.

Acevedo, Damarys, Ingrid Padilla, Perla M. Torres, Alexander Torres, and Angel A. Anaya, Paper No.  Vapor Sampling of ERCs for Environmental Assessment in Atmospheric and Soil Settings , Proc. of  SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, edited by Russell S. Harmon, , J. Thomas Broach, John H. Holloway, Jr., Vol. 6553 65531P1-10, 2007.

Anaya,  Angel A. Ingrid Padilla, and Sangchul Hwang,  Influence of Environmental Conditions in Fate and Transport of ERCs in a 3D SoilBed Model: Spatial and Temporal Assessment in a Sandy Soil, Proc. of  SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, edited by Russell S. Harmon, , J. Thomas Broach, John H. Holloway, Jr., Vol. 6553 65531O1- 8, 2007.

Rodríguez, Sylvia, Ingrid Padilla, and Sangchul Hwang, Development of a multi-scale packing methodology for evaluating fate and transport processes of explosive-related chemicals in clayey soils Proc. of  SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, edited by Russell S. Harmon, , J. Thomas Broach, John H. Holloway, Jr., Vol. 6553 65531M-1-10, 2007.

Serrano-Guzmán , Maria F., Ingrid Padilla, and Rafael Rodriguez, Bimodal detection of underground contamination in two dimensional systems,  Proc. of  SPIE on Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security III, edited by Theodore T. Saito, Daniel Lehrfeld, Michael J. DeWeert, Vol. 6540 65401O-1-13, 2007.

Torres, Alexander, Ingrid Padilla and Sangchul Hwang, Physical modeling of 2,4-dnt gaseous diffusion trough unsaturated soil Proc. of  SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, edited by Russell S. Harmon, , J. Thomas Broach, John H. Holloway, Jr., Vol. 6553 65531Q-1-12, 2007.

Hernández, Miguel D., Ivonne Santiago, and Ingrid Padilla, Macro-Sorption of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene onto Sandy and Clayey Soils, Paper Number:  6217-132, Proc. of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 17-21 2006 in Orlando, FL,  Vol. 6217, 621736, 1-8, 2006.

Padilla, Amira, Ingrid Padilla, and Ivonne Santiago, Multiphase Extraction Sampling of Explosives in Unsaturated Soils, Paper Number: 6217-139, Proc. of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 17-21 2006 in Orlando, FL, Vol. 6217, 62173C 1-11, 2006. 

Anaya, Angel and Ingrid Padilla, 3D Laboratory-Scale SoilBed for Assessment of Fate and Transport of Explosive-Related Compounds in Soils Under Variable Environmental Conditions, Paper Number:  6217-135, Proc. of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 17-21 2006 in Orlando, FL, Vol. 6217, 621738 1-12, 2006.

Molina, Gloria M., Ingrid Padilla, Miguel Pando, and Diego Perez, Field Lysimeters for the Study of Fate and Transport of Explosive Chemical in Soils Under Variable Environmental Conditions, Paper Number:  6217-137, Proc. of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 17-21 2006 in Orlando, FL, Vol. 6217, 62173A 1-12, 2006.

Rodríguez, Sylvia, Ingrid Padilla, and Ivonne Santiago, Development of a Multi-Scale Packing Methodology for Evaluating Fate and Transport Processes of Explosive-Related Chemicals in Soil Physical Models, Paper Number:  6217-77, Proc. of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 17-21 2006 in Orlando, FL,  Vol. 6217, 62171U 1-10, 2006.

Serrano-Guzmán, Maria Fernanda, Ingrid Padilla, and Rafael Rodriguez Solis, Two-Dimensional detection of underground contamination and buried objects using cross-well radar, Paper No. 6210-27, Proc. of SPIE on Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, April 17-21 2006 in Orlando, FL,  Vol. 6210 62100R-1-11, 2006.

Padilla, I. Y., T.-C. J. Yeh, and M. H. Conklin, The Effect of Water Content on Solute Transport in Unsaturated Porous Media, Water Resour. Res., 35 (11). 3305-3314, 1999.

PRESENTATIONS:

Anaya, A. A. and I. Padilla, Analysis of TCE Fate and Transport in Karst Groundwater Systems Using Statistical Mixed Models, Abstract H11F-1250, 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA December 3-7, 2012.

Torres, N. I., J. Howard. I. Padilla, P. Torres, I. Cotto and C. Irizarry, Effects of Hydrogeologic Conditions on Groundwater Contamination of CVOCs in the North Coast Karst Aquifer of Puerto Rico,
Abstract H11F-1251, 2012 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA December 3-7, 2012.

Irizarry, C., Temporal Assessment of Regulatory Water Quality Measurements in the Northern Karst Aquifer of Puerto Rico (PR): A Significant Outcome of the K.C. Donnelly Externship, ”, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting 2012, Raleigh NC, October 21-24, 2012.

Torres, N. I., I. Padilla, P. Torres, and I. Cotto, Groundwater Contamination in the Karst Aquifer of Northern Puerto Rico and its Relation to Drinking Water Quality, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting 2012, Raleigh NC, October 21-24, 2012.

Padilla, Ingrid, Jose Cordero, and John Meeker, Impact of CVOCs and Phthalates Contamination jn the Karst Groundwater System of Northern Puerto Rico (Oral), Connecting Research and Practice: A Dialogue between ATSDR and the NIEHS Superfund Research Program, Atlanta, GA, August 7-8, 2012.

Padilla, I., J. Cordero, and Roger Giese, Impacts of Groundwater Contamination on Drinking Water in the Karst System of Northern Puerto Rico (Oral), 18th Drinking Water Seminar:  Puerto Rico Water and Environment Association Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, San Juan, PR, May 9-10, 2012.

Padilla, Ingrid, Akram Alshawabkeh, and Jose Cordero, Fate and Transport of CVOCs and Phthalate Mixtures in Water (Oral), Northeast Superfund Research Program integrative research translation activity (RTA): Complex Mixtures and Exposures: Analyzing, Modeling and Predicting Fate and Effects at Multiple Levels of Environmental and Biological Systems. Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA on April 23-24, 2012.

Gomez, J. and Ingrid Padilla, Spatial Tools Applications to the Water Use and Groundwater Resources Development (Poster), 32nd Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting 47th Junior Technical Meeting, Carolina, PR, March 10, 2012.

A. Anaya, I. Y. Padilla, R. Machiavelli, and D. Vesper, Effects of Groundwater Discharge Regimes on Preferential Flow Path Networks in Karst Systems (Poster), 2012 PRoTECT Annual Meeting, Dorado, PR, February 24-25, 2012.

P. Torres, I. Cotto, J. Howard, I. Y. Padilla, R. Giese, Analysis of Phthalates And CVOCs in Groundwater  and Tap Water (Poster), 2012 PRoTECT Annual Meeting, Dorado, PR, February 24-25, 2012.

J. Howard, C. Irizarry, N. Torres,  P. Torres1, L. O. Rivera2, J. Meeker2, and I.Y. Padilla, Detection of CVOCs and Phthalates in the North Coast Karst Aquifer and Domestic Taps in Puerto Rico (Poster), 2012 PRoTECT Annual Meeting, Dorado, PR, February 24-25, 2012.

Padilla, I. Y., D. Vesper, A. Alshawabkeh, and F. Hellweger, Advances in Dynamic Transport of Organic Contaminants in Karst Groundwater Systems, Abstract H31H-02(Poster), 2011 Fall  Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA December 5-9, 2011.

Anaya, A., I.Y. Padilla, and R. Macchiavelli, Geo-Hydro Statistical Characterization of Preferential Flow and Transport Processes in Karst Groundwater Systems, Abstract H23F-1343 (Oral), 2011 Fall  Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA December 5-9, 2011.

Howard, J., L. A. Schifman, C. Irizarry, P. Torres, I. Y. Padilla, Contamination, Transport, and Exposure Mapping and Assessment of Karst Groundwater Systems in Northern Puerto Rico Using GIS, Abstract H53H-1501(Poster), 2011 Fall  Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA December 5-9, 2011.

Celys Irizarry, Norma Torres, Ingrid Padilla, Joniqua Howard, Historical Assessment of Contamination in the Northern Karst Aquifer of Puerto Rico Using GIS Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting 2010, Lexington KY, October 24-26, 2011.

Amanda Laskoskie, Dr. Dorothy Vesper, Dr. Harry Edenborn, Dr. Akram Alshawabkeh, Dr. Ingrid Padilla, Multi-tracer approach to understanding contaminant fate and transport in karst aquifers, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting 2010, Lexington KY, October 24-26, 2011.

Celys Irizarry, Norma Torres, Ingrid Padilla, Joniqua Howard, Luis O. Rivera, and John Meeker, Development Of GIS Technologies for Assessment of Contamination and Exposure in the Northern Karst Aquifer of Puerto Rico, Poster No. IGERT p3, CenSSIS Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference, Boston Massachusetts, October 13, 2011.

Amanda Laskoskie, Dr. Harry Edenborn, Dr. Akram Alshawabkeh, Dr. Ingrid Padilla, Dr. Dorothy Vesper, Use of Hydrogel Tracer Beads to Better Understand Contaminant Fate And Transport in Karst Aquifers, Abstract No.  193521 (Poster), 2011 GSA Fall  Meeting, Minneapolis MN, October 10, 2011.

Toro-Vazquez, J, R. Rodriguez-Solis, and I. Padilla, Frequency and Time Domain Measurements Using Cross Well Radar to Develop TestBeds for Electromagnetic Property Estimation,  International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARS) 2011, July 24-29, Vancouver, Canada  850-853, 2011

Anaya, Angel, Ingrid Padilla, Celys Irizarry and Akram Alshawabkeh, Geo-Hydro Statistical Analysis of  Transport Processes in Karst Groundwater Physical Models, 130th American Water Works Annual Conference and Exposition, June 12-16, 2011, Washington D.C. .

Irizarry, Celys and Ingrid Padilla, Assessment of Contamination and Development of Groundwater Sampling Schemes of Chlorinated Organic Contaminants and Phthalates in the North Coast of Puerto Rico Using GIS, XVI Sigma Xi, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR, April 12, 2011.

Vargas, Victor, Maria de Lourdes Irizarry, and Ingrid Padilla, Development of a TestBed for Assessment of Enhanced Soil Vapor Extraction of Trichloroethylene in Unsaturated Clayey Soil, XVI Sigma Xi, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR, April 12, 2011.

Padilla, I., J.  F. Cordero, J. Meeker, A. Alshawabkeh, R. Giese, and R. Loch-Caruso,  Development of Hydro-Epidemiology Studies to Establish Relationships Between Source-Water Contamination and Preterm Birth, Abstract H11D-0835 (Poster), 2010 Fall  Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, CA December 13-17, 2010.

Padilla, Ingrid, “Phthalates and TCE in Groundwater”, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting 2010, Portland OR, November 10-12, 2010.

Anaya, Angel, C. Irizarry, J. Arce, and I. Padilla, “Assessment of Contamination and Fate and Transport Processes of Chlorinated Organic Contaminants and Phthalates in Karstic Groundwater Systems”, Superfund Research Program Annual Meeting 2010, Portland OR, November 10-12, 2010

Anaya, Angel and Ingrid Padilla, “Environmental Physical Models: From Explosive Detection  to Risk of Contaminant Exposure”, Gordon-CenSSIS Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference, October 19, 2010.

Padilla, Ingrid, “Relating Source-Water Contamination and Adverse Reproductive Outcomes”, 16th Drinking Water Seminar, Rio Grande, PR, May 19-20, 2010 .

Padilla, I. Y., Monitoring and Assessment of Water Quality for Sustainable Use in Tropical Environment, CenSSIS Research and Industrial Collaboration Conference, Boston Massachusetts, October 27-28, 2009.

Rivera, Lillian and I. Y. Padilla, Assessment of fate and transport of DNT and TNT around an Improvised Explosive Device in an Urban Environment Model, Southeastern Regional Meeting of the ACS (SERMAC), San Juan, PR, October 23, 2009.

Steele-Valentín, K. and I. Y. Padilla, Assessment of Potential Exposure Pathways in Karst Groundwater Systems in Vega Alta, Puerto Rico using Geographic Information Systems, Oral Presentation in 7th Latin American and Caribbean Conference for Engineering and Technology, San Cristobal, Venezuela, June 2-5, 2009.

Toro, Jonathan, Rafael Rodriguez-Solis, and Ingrid Padilla, "Detection of DNAPLs in Underground Systems using Cross Well Radar Technology", Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems, NSF Site Visit April 22-23, 2009.

Anaya, A. and I. Y. Padilla, Interrelation Between Atmospheric Conditions and Detection of Explosive Relative Compounds Near Soil-Atmospheric Surfaces in Unsaturated Soil, Oral Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL , April 13-17, 2009.

Colón, E. and I.Y. Padilla, Climate Effect On The Fate, Transport and Detection of Explosive Signatures in a Sandy Soil Field Lysimeter, Oral Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL , April 13-17, 2009.

Rivera, L. and I.Y. Padilla, Concentration Distribution of DNT and TNT around an Improvised Explosive Device in an Urban Environment,  Oral Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL , April 13-17, 2009.

Anaya, N., Hwang, S., Padilla, I. “Enhanced TCE Remediation with Polymer-aided Alcohol Flushing”, 2009 Puerto Rico Interdisciplinary Scientific Meeting (PRISM), Rio Piedras, PR, Mar 14, 2009.

Anaya, A. and I.Y. Padilla, Influence of Variable Environmental Conditions on Presence and Concentration of Energetic Chemicals Near Soil Surface in the Vadoze Zone, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13A-0899, December 15-19, 2008.

Irizarry, M.L. and I.Y. Padilla, Trichloroethylene Volatilization Enhancement by the Addition of a Brine Solution, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(53), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H31D-0904, December 15-19, 2008.

Padilla, I. Y. and K. Steele, Controlling Transport Processes in Groundwater Contamination in the North Coast Aquifer of Puerto Rico, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H33D-07, Oral Presentation in American Geophysical Union 2008 Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 27-30, 2008.

Irizarry, M. L. and I. Y. Padilla, Trichloroethylene Volatilization enhancement by alcohol/salt cycling injection in unsaturated clayey Soils, Eos Trans. AGU, 89(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H33A-05, Poster Presentation in American Geophysical Union 2008 Joint Assembly, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 27-30, 2008.

Anaya, A., I. Y. Padilla,. and S. Hwang, Effect of Cyclic Precipitation and Radiation on the Fate and Transport of TNT and DNT Near Soil-Atmospheric Surfaces, EOS Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H53F-1502, 2007.

Padilla, I. Y. and J.P. Gutiérrez, Transport of TNT and DNT in Soil Under Infiltration and Evaporation Events, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract H33B-07, Poster Presentation in American Geophysical Union 2007 Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007.

Padilla, I. Y. and S. Hwang, Development of Physical Models for Fate and Transport Measurements of TNT and DNT Under Variable Environmental Conditions, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract B43B-03, Oral Presentation in American Geophysical Union 2007 Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007.

Serrano, M.F., Padilla, I, and Rodriguez-Solis, Rafael, Electromagnetic Detection and Digital Visualization of DNAPL Contaminants in a Two-Dimmensional SoilBed, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract B41B-09, Poster Presentation in American Geophysical Union 2007 Joint Assembly, Acapulco, Mexico, May 22-25, 2007.

Acevedo, D., A.A. Anaya, O. Carrasquillo, I.Y. Padilla,  Vapor Sampling Of ERCs For Environmental Assessment in Atmospheric And Soil Settings, Poster Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL , April 9-12, 2007.

Anaya,  A. A. and I.Y. Padilla,  Influence of Environmental Conditions in Fate and Transport of ERCs in a 3D SoilBed Model: Spatial and Temporal Assessment Effect in a Sandy Soil, Poster Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL , April 9-12, 2007.

Serrano, M.F., I.Y. Padilla, and R. Rodríguez-Solís,  Bimodal Detection of Underground Contamination in Two Dimensional Systems, Oral Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL , April 9-12, 2007.

Torres, A. and I.Y. Padilla, Physical Modeling of 2,4-DNT Gaseous Diffusion Through Unsaturated Soil, Poster Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XII, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL , April 9-12, 2007.

Padilla, I.Y., Rate Limiting Fate and Transport of Explosive Chemical from Point Buried Sources, oral presentation in 10th Annual Army Landmine Basic Research Technical Review Meeting, Springfield, Va, January 31-February 1, 2007.

Hernández, Miguel D., Ivonne Santiago, and Ingrid Padilla, Macro-Sorption of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene onto Sandy and Clayey Soils, Poster Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, April 17-21, 2006.

Molina, Gloria M., Ingrid Padilla, Miguel Pando, and Diego Perez, Field Lysimeters for the Study of Fate and Transport of Explosive Chemical in Soils Under Variable Environmental Conditions, Poster Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, April 17-21, 2006.

Padilla, I.Y., J.P. Gutierrez, I. Santiago, and S. Rodriguez, Effects of flow reversal on two-dimensional transport of explosive chemicals near soil-atmospheric interfaces subjected to advection processes, Oral Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, April 17-21, 2006.

Padilla, Amira, Ingrid Padilla, and Ivonne Santiago, Multiphase Extraction Sampling of Explosives in Unsaturated Soils, Poster Presentation in Detection and Remediation Technologies for Mines and Minelike Targets XI, SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, Orlando, FL, April 17-21, 2006.

Padilla, Ingrid, Effect of Fate and Transport Processes on Accumulation of Explosive Chemicals at Soil/Air Interfaces, Oral Presentation in 9th Annual Army Landmine Basic Research Technical Review Meeting, Springfield, Virginia, February 22-23 2006.

Padilla, Ingrid, Detection and Monitoring of Contaminants in Subsurface Environments, Water Quality and Monitoring and Testing in Latin America and the Caribbean, San Juan Puerto Rico, October 25-27, 2005.

Serrano-Guzman Maria Fernanda, Ingrid Padilla, Rafael Rodríguez-Solis, and Carey Rappaport, Cross-Well Radar to Detect and Monitor DNAPLs, Geological Society of America Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16-19, 2005.

Padilla, I.Y. Rate-Limited Mass Transfer of Volatile Organic Compounds in Unsaturated Porous Media, INRA Subsurface Science Symposium, SALT Lake City, UTA, October 4-8, 2003.

COURSES TAUGHT:

- Introduction to Environmental Engineering

- Water Resources Engineering

- Chemistry for Sanitary Engineering      

- Water Quality  and Treatment Monitoring and Remote

- Research and Development of Ultrasustainable Platforms for Water Quality Assurance

- Groundwater Hydrology   

- Pollutant Transport  

- Hydrologic and Hydraulic Field Methods                                 1      

- Fundamentals of Transport and Remediation in Subsurface Environments

- Hydrology of Contaminated Surfaces                                     

- Environmental Impact Assessment                                          

- Modeling Soil Vapor Extraction                                              

CONSULTING:

Preliminary Hydrologic Investigation of the Baños de Coamo Thermal Springs, PR .  Consulting Project for Caribe Environmental Services, 2005.

Evaluation of “Geomorphologic study to Determine the Potential to Collect Storm Runoff of in Sinkholes Near Ciudad Real in Vega Baja, PR. Consulting Project for Rafael Segarra García, 2003.

Potential Hydraulic Relationship Between the Majagual Canal and an Adjacent Wetland in Mayagüez, PR. Consulting Project for Rafael Segarra García, 2002.

Hydrologic/Hydraulic Study of Caño Tiburones, Puerto Rico Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2001.

Evaluation of Ground Water Resources  at the Caguas Real Site, Rio Turabo Valley Caguas, Puerto Rico, Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates,  2000.

Potential Use of Ground-Water Resources at the IPR Pharmaceutical Site, Canovanas, PR. Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2000.

Groundwater Resources Evaluation for the AES Plant, Guayama, PR. Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2000.

Production Assessment for the IPRP Well, Guayama, PR, Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2000.

Water Balance for Wastewater Discharge and Irrigation Use at Palmas Del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico, Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2000.

Phase I Environmental Audit of the Palmas del Mar Resort, which is located in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2000

Potential for Ground Water Contamination in the Valle Escondido Project, Rincón. Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2000.

Assessment of Bacterial Contamination Sources in Groundwater Wells in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 2000.

Well Production and Water Quality at Palmas Del Mar, Humacao, PR. Consulting Project for Greg Morris & Associates, 1999.