Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio, Ph.D.

Research Affiliate Faculty
Dinglasan-Panlilio, Joyce

Contact information

Dept: Center for Urban Waters
Room: SCI 204
Phone: 253-692-4823


Dr. Joyce Dinglasan-Panlilio is an Assistant Professor of the Environmental Science Program at the University of Washington Tacoma. She earned an Honors Bachelors of Science degree in Human Biology (2000), Masters of Science (2002) and PhD (2008) degrees in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Toronto. She joined the UWT faculty in 2007 and developed the lower division General Chemistry curriculum after the University expanded into a four-year institution. She also teaches courses in Environmental Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry.

Dr. Dinglasan-Panlilio's research involves investigating sources, transport and fate of emerging organic contaminants in the environment. The focus of her research has been on microbial degradation of halogenated contaminants. She has pioneered studies and published articles on the biodegradation of polyfluorinated compounds and sources of perfluorinated compounds to the environment. Environmental monitoring of emerging contaminants such as perfluorinated compounds and chemicals used in personal care products (PCPs) around the Puget Sound region is also an active area of her research.