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Rosa Padilla

Graduate Student Researcher

repadill@uci.edu

 

Education:

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of California, Irvine, 2010 - In Progress
Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering - California State University, Los Angeles - 2010
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - University of California, Davis,  2008

Fellowships and Awards

Graduate Assistance in Area of National Need (GAAND)

President's Dissertation Year fellowship

Faculty Mentor Program (FMP)

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LS-AMP/CAMP), Bridge to the Doctorate Fellowship. National Science Foundation

Research
University of California, Irvine, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Dr. Dunn-Rankin,                                                        September 2010-Present
Experimental study using  a counterflow burner to investigate the combustion of water- laden fuel mixtures in a nonpremixed configuration.

Project Title: Model Construction of an Inverse Heat Conduction Problem in Laser Treatment Applications in the Skin
California State University of Los Angeles, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Dr. Arturo Pacheco Vega,                                       September 2008-June 2010

Project Title: Occupational Biomechanics for the Development of an Ergonomic Trashbin
University of California Davis, Department of Biological Systems Engineering
Professor, Dr. Fadi Fathallah                                                  September 2007-June 2008

Conference Papers 

Oral Presentation: ''Extinction limits and structure of counterflow nonpremixed water-laden methane/air flames''. The 35th International Symposium on Combustion. San Francisco, California.  August 3, 2014 -  Friday, August 8, 2014. PROCI-D-13-01177

Oral Presentation: ''Extinction limits and structure of counterflow nonpremixed water-laden methane/air flames''. ICDERS--International Colloquium on the Dynamics of Explosions and Reactive Systems. Taipae, Taiwan. July 28--August 2, 2013.

Oral Presentation: ''Thin Filament Pyrometry in Fuel Hydrate flames and non-premixed water laden methane air flames''. 8th US National Meeting-- Western States Section. Salt Lake City, Utah. May 19--23, 2011.

 Oral Presentation: ''Experimental Study of Water-Laden Fuel Mixtures Burning in a Non-Premixed Counterflow Configuration''.2011 Fall Technical Meeting of the Western States Section of the Combustion Institute. University of California, Riverside. October 16--18, 2011. Paper \# 027LF--0056.

Poster Submission: Extinction limits and structure of counterflow nonpremixed water-laden methane/air flames''. O.C. Kwon, S. Lee, R. Padilla, D. Dunn-Rankin, T.K. Pham. The 34th Symposium (International) on Combustion. Warsaw, Poland.

Oral Presentation: Development of an ergonomic trash bin Container for Hospitals janitorial staff''. 52nd Annual Human Factors and Ergonomic Society Conference. New York.



For a copy of my complete resume please email me at
padilla.re@gmail.com