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Allison MacKay

  • Professor, Civil, Envir & Geod Eng
  • 405 Hitchcock Hall
    2070 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-247-7652

Honors

  • 2013-2015

    United Technologies Corporation Associate Professor in Engineering Innovation. .

  • 2012

    Environmental Science & Technology Reviewer Award. .

  • 2012

    UCONN Faculty Environmental Policy Advisory Council Award. .

  • 2005

    AEESP Poster Award. .

  • 1987

    Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario Admission Scholarship. .

Journal Articles

2015

  • Bodhipaksha,Laleen,C; Sharpless,Charles,M; Chin,Yu-Ping; Sander,Michael; Langston,William,K; Mackay,Allison,A, 2015, "Triplet photochemistry of effluent and natural organic matter in whole water and isolates from effluent-receiving rivers.." Environmental science & technology 49, no. 6, 3453 - 3463.

2014

  • Yu,Ran; Smets,Barth,F; Gan,Ping; Mackay,Allison,A; Graf,Joerg, 2014, "Seasonal and spatial variations in microbial activity at various phylogenetic resolutions at a groundwater - surface water interface." CANADIAN JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY 60, no. 5, 277 - 286.
  • Mackay,Allison,A; Gan,Ping; Yu,Ran; Smets,Barth,F, 2014, "Seasonal Arsenic Accumulation in Stream Sediments at a Groundwater Discharge Zone." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 48, no. 2, 920 - 929.
  • Samaraweera,Milinda,A; Jolin,William; Vasudevan,Dharni; Gascon,Jose, 2014, "Atomistic prediction of sorption free energies of cationic aromatic amines to montmorillonite: A linear interaction energy method." ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 248, 284 - 289.

2013

  • Santoro,Carlo; Cremins,Matthew; Pasaogullari,Ugur; Guilizzoni,Manfredo; Casalegno,Andrea; MacKay,Allison; Li,Baikun, 2013, "Evaluation of Water Transport and Oxygen Presence in Single Chamber Microbial Fuel Cells with Carbon-Based Cathodes." JOURNAL OF THE ELECTROCHEMICAL SOCIETY 160, no. 7, G3128 - G3134.
  • Santoro,Carlo; Ieropoulos,Ioannis; Greenman,John; Cristiani,Pierangela; Vadas,Timothy; MacKay,Allison; Li,Baikun, 2013, "Current generation in membraneless single chamber microbial fuel cells (MFCs) treating urine." JOURNAL OF POWER SOURCES 238, 190 - 196.
  • SANTORO,C; Ieropoulos,I; Greenman,J; Cristiani,P; VADAS,T; MacKay,A; Li,B, 2013, "Power generation and contaminant removal in single chamber microbial fuel cells (SCMFCs) treating human urine." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYDROGEN ENERGY 38, no. 26, 11543 - 11551.

2012

  • MacKay,Allison,A; Vasudevan,Dharni, 2012, "Polyfunctional Ionogenic Compound Sorption: Challenges and New Approaches To Advance Predictive Models." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 46, no. 17, 9209 - 9223.
  • Quaranta,Matthew,L; Mendes,Mykel,D; Mackay,Allison,A, 2012, "Similarities in effluent organic matter characteristics from Connecticut wastewater treatment plants." WATER RESEARCH 46, no. 2, 284 - 294.

2011

  • Mackay,Allison,A; Zinke,Scott; Mahoney,James; Bushey,Joseph,T, 2011, "Roadway Runoff Water Quality from Milled and Unaltered Surfaces during Convective Storms." JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 137, no. 12, 1165 - 1175.

2010

  • Figueroa-Diva,Raquel,A; Vasudevan,Dharni; Mackay,Allison,A, 2010, "Trends in soil sorption coefficients within common antimicrobial families." CHEMOSPHERE 79, no. 8, 786 - 793.

2009

  • Vasudevan,Dharni; Bruland,Gregory,L; Torrance,Brendan,S; Upchurch,Virginia,G; Mackay,Allison,A, 2009, "pH-dependent ciprofloxacin sorption to soils: Interaction mechanisms and soil factors influencing sorption." GEODERMA 151, no. 3-4, 68 - 76.
  • B.F. Smets, S. Zhang, R. Yu, P. Gan, A.A. MacKay,, 2009, "Presence, distribution and diversity of iron oxidizing bacteria at a landfill leachate impacted groundwater surface water interface." FEMS Microbiology Ecology 71, 260 - 271.
  • Syring,Stephanie,M; Krishnamurthy,Roopashree; Mackay,Allison,A, 2009, "Attenuation of Roadway-Derived Heavy Metals by Wood Chips." JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 135, no. 9, 747 - 757.

2008

  • Carrasquillo,Anthony,J; Bruland,Gregory,L; Mackay,Allison,A; Vasudevan,Dharni, 2008, "Sorption of Ciprofloxacin and Oxytetracycline Zwitterions to Soils and Soil Minerals: Influence of Compound Structure." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 42, no. 20, 7634 - 7642.
  • Mackay,Allison,A; Seremet,Daniel,E, 2008, "Probe Compounds to Quantify Cation Exchange and Complexation Interactions of Ciprofloxacin with Soils." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 42, no. 22, 8270 - 8276.

2007

  • Pignatello,Joseph,J; Oliveros,Esther; MacKay,Allison, 2007, "Advanced oxidation processes for organic contaminant destruction based on the Fenton reaction and related chemistry (vol 36, pg 1, 2006)." CRITICAL REVIEWS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 37, no. 3, 273 - 275.

2006

  • S. Hertel, A.A. MacKay, 2006, "Engineering and Human Rights: Teaching Across the Divide." Business and Human Rights Journal 1, 159 - 164.
  • Gan,Ping; Yu,Ran; Smets,Barth,E; Mackay,Allison,A, 2006, "Sampling methods to determine the spatial gradients and flux of arsenic at a groundwater seepage zone." ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY 25, no. 6, 1487 - 1495.

2005

  • Ballard,B,D; Mackay,A,A, 2005, "Estimating the removal of anthropogenic organic chemicals from raw drinking water by coagulation flocculation." JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING 131, no. 1, 108 - 118.
  • Hu,Z,Q; Ferraina,R,A; Ericson,J,F; Mackay,A,A; Smets,B,F, 2005, "Biomass characteristics in three sequencing batch reactors treating a wastewater containing synthetic organic chemicals." WATER RESEARCH 39, no. 4, 710 - 720.
  • Figueroa,R,A; Mackay,A,A, 2005, "Sorption of oxytetracycline to iron oxides and iron oxide-rich soils." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 39, no. 17, 6664 - 6671.
  • Mackay,A,A; Canterbury,B, 2005, "Oxytetracycline sorption to organic matter by metal-bridging." JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY 34, no. 6, 1964 - 1971.

2004

  • Figueroa,R,A; Leonard,A; Mackay,A,A, 2004, "Modeling tetracycline antibiotic sorption to clays." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 38, no. 2, 476 - 483.

2001

  • Mackay,A,A; Gschwend,P,M, 2001, "Enhanced concentrations of PAHs in groundwater at a coal tar site." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 35, no. 7, 1320 - 1328.
  • Mackay,A,A; Pignatello,J,J, 2001, "Application of Fenton-based reactions for treating dye wastewaters: Stability of sulfonated azo dyes in the presence of iron(III)." HELVETICA CHIMICA ACTA 84, no. 9, 2589 - 2600.

2000

  • Mackay,A,A; Gschwend,P,M, 2000, "Sorption of monoaromatic hydrocarbons to wood." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 34, no. 5, 839 - 845.

1996

  • Mackay,A,A; Chin,Y,P; MacFarlane,J,K; Gschwend,P,M, 1996, "Laboratory assessment of BTEX soil flushing." ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 30, no. 11, 3223 - 3231.

1992

  • Boocock,D,GB; Konar,S,K; MacKay,A; CHEUNG,P,TC; Liu,J, 1992, "FUELS AND CHEMICALS FROM SEWAGE-SLUDGE .2. THE PRODUCTION OF ALKANES AND ALKENES BY THE PYROLYSIS OF TRIGLYCERIDES OVER ACTIVATED ALUMINA." FUEL 71, no. 11, 1291 - 1297.

Unknown

  • A.A. MacKay, S. Hertel, "Integrating Social and Environmental Assessment in Engineering Practice." Environmental Engineering Science
  • A.A. MacKay, E. Grulke, M. Apartsev, "Simulation of Organic Compound Degradation in Idealized River Systems Receiving Large Treated Wastewater Inputs." Water Research
  • L. Bodhipaksha, C.M. Sharpless, A.A. MacKay, "Enhanced Photodegradation of Pharmaceutical Compounds with Increasing Effluent Organic Matter Contributions." Water Research
  • W. Jolin, M. Samaweera, D. Vasudevan, J.A. Gascón, A.A. MacKay, "Role of inorganic exchange cation on the sorption of cationic amine compounds on montmorillonite." Environmental Science and Technology
  • W. Jolin, D. Vasudevan, A.A. MacKay, "A Column Method for the Rapid Measurement of Sorption Coefficients." Environmental Science and Technology

Presentations

  • "“Biogeochemical Characterization of the Ground Water/Surface Water Interface: Potential Effects on the Fate of Arsenic." 2003, Presented at U.S. EPA National Center of Environmental Research, HSRC/ORD Scientist-to-Scientist Meeting,
  • "Coagulation/Flocculation Effects on Pesticide Removal." 2004, Presented at â€� U.S. EPA/ORD/Office of Science Policy, Drinking Water Treatment Scientist-to-Scientist Meeting,
  • "Drugging Our Waters." 2006, Presented at River Network, RiverRally 2006,
  • "Towards Universal Descriptors of Sorption for Ionogenic Organic Compounds: Insights from Antibiotic Sorption to Model Sorbents and Many Soils." 2006, Presented at Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences: Water,
  • "Antibiotic Sorption: Effects of Sorbate Structure and Sorbent Properties." 2008, Presented at Fate and Effects of Pharmaceuticals in Soil Workshop, Research Group FOR566 Veterinary Medicines in Soil: Basic Research for Risk Analysis,
  • "Pharmaceutical Interactions with Natural Organic Matter." 2009, Presented at ACS 238th National Meeting, Geochemistry Division,
  • "The Case for Case Studies: Grounding Environmental Chemistry in Real-World Scenarios." 2011, Presented at 241st ACS National Meeting, Environmental and Chemical Education Divisions,
  • "Mitigation of Contaminants." 2011, Presented at National Academies of Science and Engineering, Emerging Contaminants in Water Workshop,
  • "Women in Science." 2012, Presented at The Connecticut Women in Higher Education Network of the American Council on Education,,
  • "Advancing Contaminant Sorption: Unconventional Sorbents and Unconventional Sorbates." 2014, Presented at ACS 248th National Meeting, Environmental Chemistry Division, ‘Women in Environmental Engineering and Science,
  • "Assessing Downstream Potential for Attenuation of Microconstituents in River Systems Receiving Moderate Wastewater Inputs." 2014, Presented at ’14 Microconstituents Conference, New England Water Environment Association,
  • "The Social Impact of Engineering: Insights from a first-time cross-disciplinary (Engineering- Human Rights) course at the University of Connecticut." 2015, Presented at Columbia Forum on Business and Human Rights,
  • "Navigating the Early Years of Academia." 2011, Presented at AEESP National Meeting,
  • "The Fate of Antibiotics in the Subsurface." 2008, Presented at â€�, New England Interstate Water Pollution Commission, 3rd Northeast On-Site Short Course and Equipment Exposition,
  • "Insights into Organic Compound Interactions with Aluminosilicate Clay Mineral Surfaces." 2015, Presented at Goldschmidt 2015, Prague,
  • "Fate of arsenic in the shallow groundwater/surface water interface." 2003, Presented at SETAC 24th Annual Meeting in N. America,
  • "Sorption of Oxytetracycline to Iron Oxides and Oxide-Rich Soils." 2004, Presented at Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Fate of Arsenic at the Groundwater/Surface Water Interface." 2004, Presented at Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Environmental Fate of Pharmaceuticals – The Sorption Story So Far..." 2004, Presented at Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Process vectors to determine the fate of arsenic at the groundwater/surface water interface." 2008, Presented at Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Sorption of tetracycline and fluoroquinolone zwitterions to soils and soil minerals: Influence of compound structure." 2008, Presented at ACS Northeast Regional Meeting,
  • "Seasonal Fate of Arsenic at the Groundwater/Surface Water Interface." 2009, Presented at ACS Northeast Regional Meeting,
  • "Sorption Potential of Existing and Emerging Contaminants: A Qualitative Schema." 2010, Presented at 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco,
  • "Characteristics of Effluent Organic Matter." 2012, Presented at 2012 Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Evaluating Sources of Fluorescent Organic Matter in Effluent-Receiving Streams." 2013, Presented at Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources,
  • "Organic Cation Structure: Effects on Adsorption to Montmorillonite." 2014, Presented at Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources,
  • "Impact of Wastewater Effluent Discharges on Photochemistry in Receiving Streams." 2014, Presented at Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources,
  • "Colloid-enhanced solubilization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons at a coal tar site." 1998, Presented at Gordon Research Conference Poster, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Sorption of ciprofloxacin and its substructures to pure clay." 2003, Presented at 226th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Antibiotic sorption to soils: Consideration of multiple physico-chemical processes." 2003, Presented at 226th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Antibiotic mobility in soils." 2003, Presented at SETAC 24th Annual Meeting in N. America,
  • "Veterinary antibiotic sorption to soil minerals." 2003, Presented at SSSA 2003 Annual Meeting,
  • "Structure effects on sorption of compounds from tetracycline, fluoroquinolone and sulfonamide families." 2006, Presented at Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Seasonal variation in arsenic sequestration at the groundwater/surface water interface of a closed landfill." 2006, Presented at Gordon Research Conference, Environmental Sciences,
  • "Sorption of tetracycline, fluoroquinolone, and sulfonamide antibiotics to soils." 2007, Presented at 234th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Probing the Reactivity of Triplet State Dissolved Organic Matter from River Water and Treated Wastewater." 2008, Presented at Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources,
  • "Role of Manure Biosolids in Antibiotic Soil Sorptionâ€�,." 2011, Presented at 241st ACS National Meeting,
  • "Overview of Ionogenic Compound Sorption to Organic Matter." 2011, Presented at 242nd ACD National Meeting,
  • "Triclosan – An Emerging Contaminant in Thames River Effluent." 2014, Presented at Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources,
  • "Organic Cation Sorption to Montmorillonite: Effects of Structure and Competing Cation." 2014, Presented at Environmental Sciences: Water Gordon Research Conference,
  • "Interactions of Fe3+ with azo dyes." 2000, Presented at Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Oxidative Technologies for Water and Wastewater Treatment,
  • "Stability of sulfonated azo dyes in the presence of Fe(III)." 2001, Presented at International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Technologies for Water and Air Remediation,
  • "Oxytetracycline sorption to montmorillonite." 2002, Presented at Gordon Research Conference Poster,
  • "Removal of CCL and other anthropogenic compounds from drinking water sources by coagulation and flocculation." 2002, Presented at 224th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Mechanisms of Antibiotic Sorption to Agricultural Soils." 2004, Presented at 228th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Probing Sorption Interactions of Pharmaceuticals with Multiple Functional Groups." 2004, Presented at 228th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Identification of Iron Oxidizing Bacteria at the Groundwater Surface Water Interface." 2005, Presented at 105th ASM General Meeting,
  • "Attenuation of As transport by iron oxides at the groundwater surface water interface and possible microbial contribution." 2005, Presented at European Geosciences Union General Assembly,
  • "Sorption Potential of Existing and Emerging Contaminants: A Qualitative Schema." 2010, Presented at 239th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Sorption Potential of Existing and Emerging Contaminants: Promise for Quantitative Predictors." 2010, Presented at 239th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Generation of Hydroxyl Radicals by Dissolved Organic Matter Isolated from Wastewater Treatment Plant Outflows." 2013, Presented at 246th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Probing the Reactivity of Triplet State Dissolved Organic Matter from River Water and Treated Wastewater." 2013, Presented at 246th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Impact of Effluent Discharges on Photochemical Reactive Species Formation in River Waters." 2014, Presented at Environmental Sciences: Water Gordon Research Conference,
  • "Structure Effects of Organic Cation Sorption to Clay." 2014, Presented at ACS 248th National Meeting, Environmental Chemistry Division,
  • "Integrating Social and Environmental Assessments in Engineering Practice." 2015, Presented at 2015 AEESP Research and Education Conference,
  • "Solid-water exchange of antibiotics." 2003, Presented at NGWA 3rd International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water,,
  • "Fate of pesticides, endocrine disrupting and pharmaceutical compounds in drinking water treatment plants." 2003, Presented at NGWA 3rd International Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in Water,
  • "Sorption of oxytetracycline to iron oxide particles." 2003, Presented at 226th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Sorption of Antibiotics to Soils." 2004, Presented at 228th ACS National Meeting,
  • "Ionogenic Organic Compound Sorption Models: Advancing Qualitative Concepts for Quantitative Descriptions." 2016, Presented at 23rd SETAC Europe Annual Meeting,
  • "Modeling Organic Compound Removal from Drinking Water." 2002, Presented at Water Treatment Working Group,

Papers in Proceedings

  • P.M. Gschwend, B.A. Holmén, A.A. MacKay, D.A. Backhus, J.N. Ryan, Y.-P. Chin "Overview: Processes limiting the occurrence of organic contaminants in moving groundwater." in Proceedings of the IAHR/AIRH Symposium on Transport and Reactive Processes in Aquifers. Zurich, 1 - 10.