Jessica Wilson

Jessica Wilson

Assistant Professor

Department : Civil & Environmental Engineering

Email : jessica.wilson@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7947

Office : LEO 309

Education

PHD, Carnegie Mellon University
MS, Manhattan College
BS, Russell Sage College

About

Jessica M. Wilson is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.  Her research interests are in water quality engineering, including the environmental impacts of energy-related wastewater disposal and the formation of disinfection by-products in drinking water and chlorinated wastewater effluent.  She has also worked as an Environmental Chemist for Environmental Testing Laboratories.

Professional Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Manhattan College, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Assistant Professor (August 2013 – present)

Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Instructor (August 2012 – May 2013)
  • Graduate Research Assistant (August 2008 – July 2013)

Manhattan College, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering                                             

  • Graduate Research Assistant (August 2006 – July 2008)                                        

Environmental Testing Laboratories, Farmingdale,NY                            

  • Environmental Chemist (June 2005 – July 2006)           

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)/Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
  • American Water Works Association (AWWA)
  • Women in Engineering Program and Advocates Network (WEPAN)

Publications & Professional Activities

Peer-reviewed jourrnal publications

Bergman, L., Wilson, J.M., Small, M. VanBriesen, J.M. “Application of classification trees for predicting disinfection by-product formation targets from source water characteristics.”  Environmental Engineering Science, 2016, 33, doi:10.1089/ees.2016.0044

Wang, Y., J.M. Wilson, J.M. VanBriesen. "The effect of sampling strategies on assessment of water quality criteria attainment." Journal of Environmental Management, 2015, 154, 33-39. doi: 10.1016/j/jenvman.2015.01/019.

Wilson, J.M., J.M. VanBriesen. “Source water changes and energy extraction activities in the Monongahela River, 2009 – 2012.” Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, 47, 12575-12582. doi.org/10.1021/es402437n

Wilson, J.M., Y. Wang., J.M. VanBriesen. “Sources of high total dissolved solids to drinking water supply in Southwestern Pennsylvania.”  Journal of Environmental Engineering, 2013, 140 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000733.

Wilson, J.M., J.M. VanBriesen. “Oil and gas produced water management and surface drinking water sources in Pennsylvania.” Environmental Practice, 2012, 14, 288-300.

Wilson, J.M., R.F. Carbonaro. “Capillary electrophoresis study of iron(II) and iron(III) polyaminocarboxylate complex speciation.” Environmental Chemistry, 2011, 8, 295-303. doi:10.1071/EN11017.

Peer-reviewed conference papers

VanBriesen, J.M., J.M. Wilson, Y. Wang. "Management of produced water in Pennsylvania: 2010-2012." Proceedings of the ASCE Shale Energy Engineering Conference. 2014, Pittsburgh, PA.

Peer-reviewed book chapters

VanBriesen, J.M., M.S. Small, C.L. Weber, J.M. Wilson. “Modelling chemical speciation: thermodynamics, kinetics, and uncertainty.” in Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems, Volume II, edited by Grady Hanrahan.  # 2010 ILM Publications.

Technical reports

Wilson, J.M. “Environmental impacts of oil and gas brine applications for dust and ice control in New York.” Prepared for University Transportation Research Center, March 2016. 25 pp. 

Wilson, J.M. “Potable water rooftop water tanks in NYC: Operations, regulations, residence time estimation and sampling plan to assess water quality in rooftop tanks.” Prepared for New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, June 2015. 27 pp.

Invited Conference Presentations

Wilson, J.M., VanBriesen, J.M. “Oil and gas produced water management effects on surface drinking water.” Water Systems, Science, and Society under Global Change: UCOWR/NIWR/CUASHI 2014 Conference, Medford, MA, June 2014.

Wilson, J.M., VanBriesen, J.M. “Effects of oil and gas produced water management on surface drinking water sources in Pennsylvania.” The 247th ACS National Meeting, Dallas, TX, March 2014.

Conference Presentations (recent)

Dunn, F., Wilson, J.M. “Surface water discharges of disinfection by-products from wastewater treatment plant effluent under wet weather conditions”.   ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM), Riverdale, NY, June 2016.

Dunn, F., Wilson, J.M. “Surface water discharges of disinfection by-products from wastewater treatment plants under wet weather conditions”.   World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, West Palm Beach, FL, May 2016.

VanBriesen, J.M., Wilson, J.M., Wang, Y., Good, K.D. “Downstream drinking water impacts of fossil fuel extraction and utilization choices.” International Society of Exposure Science, Invited Keynote. October 18-22, 2015.

Wilson, J.M., Farley, K.J., Carbonaro, R.F. “Kinetics of FeII-polyaminocarboxylate oxidation by molecular oxygen.” 250th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA. Aug. 2015.

VanBriesen, J.M., Wilson, J.M., Wang, Y., Good, K.D. “Effects of fossil fuel extraction and utilization wastewater on drinking water treatment processes.” 2015 AEESP Research and Education Conference, New Haven, CT, July 2015.

VanBriesen, J.M., Wilson, J.M., Wang, Y., Diao, Y., Good. K. “Role of fossil fuel extraction and utilization activities on bromide discharges and their effects on formation of disinfection by-products in downstream drinking water plants.” 248th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Aug. 2014.

VanBriesen, J.M., Wilson, J.M. “The role of fossil fuel extraction and utilization on source water bromide challenges.” American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Boston, MA, June 2014.

Conference Posters (recent)

Dunn, F., Wilson, J.M. “Surface water discharges of disinfection by-products from wastewater treatment plant effluent under wet weather conditions.” AWWA Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE16), Chicago, IL, June 2016.

Dunn, F., Wilson, J.M. “Evaluating the leachability of metals from brines applied for dust and ice control.” World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, West Palm Beach, FL, May 2016. *Student Poster Competition: 1st Place.

Dunn, F., Wilson, J.M. “Surface water discharges of disinfection by-products from wastewater treatment plant effluent under wet weather conditions.” NYSAWWA Annual Conference (New York’s Water Event), Saratoga Springs, NY, Apr. 2016. *Young Professionals/Student Fresh Ideas Poster Competition: 1st Place.

Abbatangelo, J., Wilson, J.M. “Water quality monitoring in Van Cortlandt Lake and Tibbetts Brook.” NYSAWWA Annual Water Event, Saratoga Springs, April 2016. *Young Professionals/Student Fresh Ideas Poster Competition: 2nd Place.

Dunn, F., Barrett, C., Pulido, K., Gunawan, G., Monge, D., Wilson, J.M. “Evaluation of the leaching potential of components of brine applied for ice control.” 250th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA. Aug. 2015.

Dunn, F., Wilson, J.M. "Disinfection by-product formation in NYC wastewater treatment plant effluent." New England Graduate Student Water Symposium, Amherst, MA, Sept. 2015.

Dunn, F., Barrett, C., Pulido, K., Gunawan, G., Monge, D., Wilson, J.M. “Evaluation of the leaching potential of components of brine applied for ice control.” 250th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA. Aug. 2015.

McGovern, E., Melillo, C. Wilson, J.M. “Disinfection by-product speciation in swimming pools: Effect of photolysis, mixing, and excess residual chlorine”, NYSAWWA Annual Conference (New York’s Water Event), Saratoga Springs, NY, Apr. 2015.

Melillo, C., McGovern, E., Wilson, J.M. “Effects of temperature on volatilization rates for THMs in NYC water: From tap to swimming pool.” NYWEA 87th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, New York, NY, Feb. 2015.*NYWEA Student Poster Competition: 1st Place.

McGovern, E., Melillo, C., Wilson, J.M. “Effect of temperature, photolysis, and mixing on DBP speciation in NYC tap water: Implications for swimming pools.” NYWEA 87th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, New York, NY, Feb. 2015. *NYWEA Student Poster Competition: 3rd Place.

Melillo, C., McGovern, E., Wilson, J.M. “Disinfection by-product speciation in swimming pools: Effect of temperature and sunlight.” New England Graduate Student Water Symposium, Amherst, MA, Sept. 2014.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Young Alumna Award, Russell Sage College, 2015
  • AWWA Academic Achivement Award: 2nd Place Doctoral Dissertation. 2014

Grants

Sole Principal Investigator

“Determination of free chorine-based chemical addition strategies on the formation of disinfection byproducts,” New York City Department of Environmental Protection/Hazen and Sawyer, $5,250, Apr. 2016 – June 2016.

“Engineering consultant on the development of a database on rooftop storage tanks,” New York City Department of Mental Health and Hygiene, $19,890, Mar. 2015-June 2015.

“Environmental Impacts of Oil and Gas Brine Applications for Dust and Ice Control in New York,” University Transportation Research Center (UTRC), $15,915, Aug. 2014-Oct. 2015.

 “Kinetics of the Dissolution of Mineral Scales Using New Scale Dissolvers,” Manhattan College Summer Grant, $3,000. June 2014-Aug. 2014.

Lead Principal Investigator

"Kinetic studies to optimize chemical dissolution and inhibition of common and exotic oilfield scales," Co-PI: Hossain Azam (CEE, MC), American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, $55,000. Sept. 2015 - Aug. 2017.

Participating Researcher

“Wastewater effluent and CSO disinfection study,” New York City Department of Environmental Protection. PI: Robert Sharp (CEE, MC). Jan. 2015 – present.

 

Courses Taught/Teaching

  • ENGS 115 Introduction to Engineering
  • ENGS 204 Environmental Engineering Principles 1
  • CEEN 308 Reliability Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • ENVL 316 Environmental Engineering Field Applications
  • ENVL/G 406/506 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes
  • ENVG 739 Experimental Analysis in Environemental Engineering

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