University of FloridaDepartment of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

Professor, Hydrology & Water Quality


  • Ph.D., North Carolina State University (USA), Agricultural Engineering, minor in Water Resources, 1993.
  • M.Sc., B.Sc., P.E., Ingeniero Agrónomo Superior (Agricultural Engineering), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), 1989.


  • 2018 (May-August): Interim Chair, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida
  • 2011-present: Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida
  • 2010-2011 Professor in Residence, CEMAGREF (now Irstea), Lyon, France
  • 2006-2011: Associate Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida
  • 2001-2006: Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida
  • 2000-2001: Tenured Researcher, Canary Islands Agricultural Research Institute, Spain
  • 1993-2000: Engineering Researcher, Canary Islands Agricultural Research Institute, Spain
  • 1994-2001: Adjunct Professor, University of La Laguna, Spain
  • 1989-1993: Research Assistant, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University


Awards & Honors


Refereed Publications

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Other Synergistic Activities

  • Journal and Book Editor: Editor-in-Chief, Elsevier’s Journal of Hydrology Regional Studies; Associate Editor, 2004-2010 Transactions of ASABE and Applied Engineering in Agriculture; Associate editor for 3 special issues of peer-reviewed journals (Vadose Zone Journal, Trans. of ASABE, Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Part B); Co-editor of book (CRC/Lewis) with 53 intl. authors.
  • NSF Funded Student development: NSF GRF doctoral advisor, Ms. Natalie Nelson (graduatedl Spring 2017); NSF-REU Program, Summer 2012, faculty mentor for Wen Yang; Advisory Board 2009-2012, NSF- Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3); NSF IGERT doctoral advisor, Anna C. Linhoss (graduated 2011).
  • Federal Projects Panelist: USDA/ARS Panel Chair, FY 2012. NP 211 Panel 8 - Managing Agricultural Water Quality; USDA/NRI Panel Member FY 2003, Watershed Processes & Water Resources Program. Washington D.C.; USDA/ARS/ANRI Review Panel, Environmental Quality Laboratory, Beltsville,. 2004.
  • Research Advisory Board Membership: 2009-2012, UF Water Institute (campus wide); 2002- , Spanish Unsaturated Studies group, Zona No Saturada, Spain; 2012-present, UF/IFAS Dean of Research; UF/IFAS International Programs; 2008-, High Performance Computing Center, University of Florida. 2009-2014 UF NSF-Innovation through Institutional Integration (I3) (campus wide); ; Ext. Advisory Board, 2015-2018, Instit. for Earth System Research (IISTA), Spain.
  • Scientific and Professional Societies: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Member Engineer, 1993-, SW Division Secretary 2012-13; SW-21 Hydrology Committee Chair, 2008-2009, Member, SW-5, Publications Review Committee, 2004-; Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU), 1993-.

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This page was last updated on July 13, 2019.

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena