Jessica Marie Wilson, PHD

Jessica Marie Wilson, PHD

Assistant Professor

Department : Civil & Environmental Engineering

Email :

Phone : 718-862-7947

Office : LEO 309


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


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, the formation of disinfection by-products in drinking water, and kinetics of chelating agent speciation.  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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 


Honors & Awards

  • 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)



University Transportation Research Center (UTRC). $30,000. "Environmental impacts of oil and gas brine applications for dust and ice control in New York." Aug. 2014 - Oct. 2015.


Manhattan College Summer Grant. $3000. "Kinetics of the dissolution of mineral scales using new scale dissolvers."

Courses Taught/Teaching

ENGS 115 Introduction to Engineering

ENGS 204 Environmental Engineering Principles 1

CEEN 308 Reliability Analysis in Civil and Environmental Engineering

ENVL 506 Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes

ENVG 739 Experimental Analysis in Environemental Engineering

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