Science And Technology
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Faculty:Dan McNally

Dan L. McNally

Department: Science and Technology

Title: Associate Professor and Chair

Contact Information:


  • Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1996
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1993
  • M.A. in Computer Resources Management, Webster University, 1988
  • M.A. in Business Administration, Webster University, 1987
  • B.S. in Architecture, University of Detroit, 1978

Academic Interests: Factors affecting bioremediation of contaminated sediments: biodegradability and bioavailability; potential of flyash from coal-burning power plants to support vegetative growth; knowledge and technology transfer from the U.S. environmental industry to foreign markets; sustainable environmental technology innovations and pollution prevention.


  • Environmental Science
  • Physical Geology
  • General Chemistry

Professional Activities:

  • Founder of McNally Environmental Consulting firm specializing in regulatory compliance, ISO 14000 certification, site assessment and investigation, pollution prevention and sustainability, and technology transfer.
  • International Environmental Commerce Consultant for the Rhode Island Export Assistance Center.
  • Founding partner of the International Business Team (IBTeam) specializing in exporting environmental technologies.
  • Member of numerous professional societies.
    Selected recent publications include:
  • McNally, D.L., Argarwal, S.A., Lueking, D.R., and Mihelcic, J.R. (2000) Isolation and characterization of a pyrene degrading bacterium: Pseudomonas stutzeri. Biodegradation (in process).
  • McNally, D.L., and Mihelcic, J.R. (2000) Petroleum hydrocarbon degradation in soils: monitoring cell growth as a measure of performance. In AEESP Environmental Engineering Processes Laboratory
  • Manual (S. Powers, J. Biscogni, K. Pagilla, J. Burken, Editors). Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (in preparation).
  • McNally, D.L., Mihelcic, J.R., and Lueking, D.R. (1999) Biodegradation of mixtures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons under aerobic and nitrate-reducing conditions. Chemosphere 38:1313-1321.
  • McNally, D.L. (1998) Guidance to evaluate the planning and implementation of a pollution prevention (P2) program. AFCEE Pollution Prevention Resource CD version 3.0, DoD HQ AFCEE/EQ Brooks AFB, TX.
  • McNally, D.L. (1998) Guidance to evaluate the planning and implementation of a pollution prevention (P2) program. Proceedings of the 3rd Joint Service Pollution Prevention Conference sponsored by ADPA/NSIA, pp. 534-539.
  • McNally, D.L., Mihelcic, J.R., and Lueking, D.R. (1998) Biodegradation of three- and four-ring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons under aerobic and denitrifying conditions. Environmental Science and Technology 32:2633-2639.

For more information, see Professor McNally's web page.

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