Jessica Marie Wilson, PHD

Jessica Marie Wilson, PHD

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

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)           

Publications & Professional Activities

Peer-reviewed jourrnal publications

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. “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)

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., 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

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

Professional Memberships

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)

Grants

Sole Principal Investigator

“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 506 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes

ENVG 739 Experimental Analysis in Environemental Engineering

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