University of FloridaDepartment of Agricultural & Biological Engineering

Rafael Muñoz-Carpena

Full Professor, Hydrology & Water Quality

Education

  • 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.

Appointments

  • 2019-2020 Professor in Residence, Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain
  • 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

Specialization

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 Outstanding Alumni Award, Biological & Agricultural Engineering at NC State University
  • 2020 AAAS Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • 2018 UF/IFAS Award of Excellence for Graduate Research: Best Doctoral Dissertation Advisor, Dr. Natalie Nelson, Quantifying the spatiotemporal importance of fresh-brackish water quality drivers using data analytics and models.
  • 2018 ASABE Standards Development Award, EP621 Jun2017, Guidelines for Calibrating, Validating and Evaluating Hydrological and Water Quality Models
  • 2017-2020 University Term Professor
  • 2017 UF/IFAS High Impact Research Publication Award. Science Adv. (AAAS), doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1601272
  • 2017 Web-of-Science (Clarivate) Highly Cited Paper, top 1% of Agricultural Science, for papers doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2016.05.014 and doi: 10.1016/j.agsy.2016.09.021
  • 2016 UF Postdoc Mentoring Award, UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
  • 2016 FL-ASABE Distinguised Achievement Award Florida Section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)
  • 2015 Member of the Royal Academy of Engineers of Spain
  • 2015 Fellow of ASABE (American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers)
  • 2015 ASABE ADS/Hancor Soil Water Engineering National Award.
  • 2013 Web-of-Science (Clarivate) Highly Cited Paper, top 1% of Engineering, for paper doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2012.12.004
  • 2013 Fellow of UF Water Institute Faculty
  • 2013 National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Mentoring Award
  • 2013 International Educator of the Year Award, UF/IFAS
  • 2013 Best Paper Award, Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI), ASCE..
  • 2011 University of Florida Research Foundation Professor
  • 2009 Junior Faculty Award of Merit, Gamma Sigma Delta.
  • 2009 Special Recognition Award, FL section of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological
    Engineers (FL-ASABE).
  • 2008 International Achievement Award, UF/IFAS
  • 2008 International Educator Award, UF International Center
  • 2008 UF/IFAS LEAD certificate
  • 2008 UF/CALS Teacher’s College certificate
  • 2003 USDA-Foreign Agricultural Service Certificate of Appreciation
  • 1999 Paper of ASAE Award, Hydrology Mini-Symposium

Mentoring

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) http://i3.institutes.ufl.edu/; NSF IGERT doctoral advisor, Anna C. Linhoss (graduated 2011).
  • Federal Projects Panelist: USDA/ARS Panel Chair, FY 2012, USDA/NRI; Panel Member FY 2003, USDA Water Resources Program, Washington D.C.; FY 2004, USDA/ARS/ANRI, External Laboratory Review Panel, Beltsville,. 2004.
  • Research Advisory Board Membership: 2009-2012, UF Water Institute http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu (campus wide); 2002-present, Spanish Unsaturated Studies group, Zona No Saturada, Spain; 2010-present USGS Unsaturated Zone Studies Group (UZIG) 2012-2014, 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), Fellow, 1993, SW Division Secretary 2012-13; SW-21 Hydrology Committee Chair, 2008-2009, Member, SW-5, Publications Review Committee, 2004-; American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member 2013-2020; American Geophysical Union (AGU), Member, 1993-.

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