- Micropollutant impacts on microbial communities
- Fate and removal of micropollutants
- Antibiotic Resistance
- Residuals and Biosolids
- Ph.D., 2012, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- M.S., 2008, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
- B.S., 2006, Civil Engineering, Marquette University
Selected Refereed Publications
- McNamara, P.J., LaPara, T.M. Novak, P.J. (2014) "The Impacts of Triclosan on Anaerobic Digester Community Structures, Function, and Antimicrobial Resistance" Environmental Science & Technology, 48 (13), 7393–7400.
- LaPara, T, Burch, T., McNamara, P., Tan, D., Mi, Y., Eichmiller, J. (2011) "Tertiary-Treated Municipal Wastewater is a Significant Point Source of Antibiotic Resistance Genes into Duluth-Superior Harbor," Environmental Science & Technology, 45 (22), 9543-9549.
- McNamara, P.J., Wilson, C., Wogen, M.W., Murthy, S., Novak, J.T., Novak, P.J. (2012) "The Effect of Thermal Hydrolysis Pretreatment on the Anaerobic Degradation of Nonylphenol and Short-Chain Nonylphenol Ethoxylates in Digested Biosolids," Water Research, 46(9), 2937-2946.
- McNamara, P.J.,Krzmarzick, M.J. (2013) "Triclosan Enriches for Dehalococcoides-like Chloroflexi in Anaerobic Soil at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations," FEMS Microbiology Letters, 344, 48-52. 2013.
- Godwin, C.; McNamara, P.; Markfort, C. (2013) "Evening Methane Emission Pulses from a Boreal Wetland Correspond to Convective Mixing in Hollows," Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 118 (3), 994-1005. 2013. ***Feature Article Online***
Current Funded Research Grants
- Co-PI. Biochar Product and Processing of Wastewater Biosolids. PI: Daniel Zitomer. National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and Policy.
- Co-PI. Pilot-Scale Pyrolysis of Biosolids. PI: Daniel Zitomer. Co-PI: Jon Koch. Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.
- Co-PI. Pyrolysis-an Emerging Sustainable Treatment-for the Removal of Micropollutants from Biosolids. PI: Daniel Zitomer. Lafferty Family Foundation Grant Award.
- PI. Method development for extraction and quantification of the estrogenic compounds, nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates, in wastewater biosolids. Undergraduate Research Program, College of Engineering.