Angelina M. Padilla

PhD 2012, Stanford University
MS 2008, Kansas State University
BS 2006, University of California, Davis

Phone: (775) 784-6901
Fax: (775) 784-1701
Office location: Palmer Engineering 212C
Address: Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, MS 312; University of Nevada, Reno; Reno, NV 89557

Research/outreach areas:

  • Fluid mechanics and particle transport in industrial and environmental flows

Honor and Awards

  • 2011 Ford Fellowship Honorable Mention
  • 2001-2011 Gates Millennium Scholarship/Fellowship Recipient
  • 2008-2011 Sloan Fellowship Recipient
  • 2008 -2010 Dean's Doctoral Diversity Fellowship

Relevant past experience

  • Worked on research projects funded by NASA, Boeing and Siemens Energy, Inc.

Career Overview

Angelina M. Padilla received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Davis in 2006. As an undergrad, she worked as an undergrad researcher at both UC Davis and UC Irvine starting the summer following her sophomore year as part of the UC LEADS (Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees) program and the CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation) summer program. She participated in several research projects including analyzing the aging of combustion particles in the atmosphere and measuring exhaust concentrations of building models in an atmospheric wind tunnel. In 2008 she received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University. Her Master's work involved experimental measurement of particle transport in a half cabin model of an aircraft cabin. She earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2012. Her dissertation project investigated the effect of upstream perturbations on 3D annular diffusers using MRV (magnetic resonance velocimetry) with applications for turbine exhaust diffusers. She currently is a lecturer with primary interests in fluid dynamics, particle transport, heat transfer and engineering education.