Conference Proceedings Refereed by Abstract

Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Eco-Machine aquaponics: capturing nutrients from wastewater for sustainable food production." Oral presentation, 16th Annual Meeting of the American Ecological Engineering Society (AEES), Knoxville, TN, June 8.

*Fernandez Pulido, C., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Duckweed as a sustainable soil amendment to enhance crop growth and reduce agricultural runoff." Poster presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 87th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2016), State College, PA, June 7.

*Roman, B., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Maximizing the yield of high-protein duckweed grown on domestic wastewater for beneficial reuse as aquaponics feedstock." Poster presentation, Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 87th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2016), State College, PA, June 7.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Trace organic contaminant removal in full-scale integrated fixed-film activated sludge wastewater treatment." Oral presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 87th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2016), State College, PA, June 7.

*Calicioglu, O., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Improvement of bioenergy yields obtained from duckweed by sequential ethanol fermentation and anaerobic digestion." Oral presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 87th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2016), State College, PA, June 7.

*Calicioglu, O., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Improvement of bioenergy yields obtained from duckweed by sequential ethanol fermentation and anaerobic digestion." Oral presentation, 19th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 9.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Removal of trace organic contaminants in six full-scale integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) wastewater treatment plants." Oral presentation, 19th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 9.

*Roman, B., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Maximizing the yield of high-protein duckweed grown on domestic wastewater for beneficial reuse as aquaponics feedstock." Poster presentation, 19th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 9.

*Fernandez Pulido, C., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Duckweed as a sustainable soil amendment to enhance crop growth and reduce agricultural runoff." Poster presentation, 19th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 9.

*Calicioglu, O., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Improvement of bioenergy yields obtained from duckweed by sequential ethanol fermentation and anaerobic digestion." Oral presentation (1st Place Winner), College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 5.

*Fernandez Pulido, C. R., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Duckweed as a sustainable soil amendment to enhance crop growth and reduce agricultural runoff." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 5.

*Roman, B., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Maximizing duckweed growth rate and protein content for aquaponics feedstock." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 5.

*Calicioglu, O., Fernandez Pulido, C., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Pretreatment of duckweed for enhanced biomethane production." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 5.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2016) "Fungal diversity and trace organic contaminant removal in full-scale integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) wastewater treatment." Oral presentation (1st Place Winner), College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 5.

Brennan, R. A.. (2016) "Ecological infrastructure for sustainable communities." Oral presentation, NCSE Food-Energy-Water Nexus Conference, Washington, D.C., January 20.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "The white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor reduces the estrogenic activity of a mixture of emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluent."  Oral presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 86th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2015), State College, PA, June 2.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "The white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor reduces the estrogenic activity of a mixture of emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluent." Oral presentation (3rd Place Winner), 18th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 24.

*Kreider, A. N., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Using aquatic vegetation to capture nutrients from wastewater." Oral presentation, 18th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 24.

*Fernandez Pulido, C., *Kreider, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "What if I tell you that we can use a little weed to save the world?" Poster presentation, 18th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 24.

*Calicioglu, O., *Fernandez Pulido, C., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Pretreatment of duckweed for enhanced biomethane production." Poster presentation, 18th Annual Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Student Symposium, University Park, PA, April 24.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "The white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor reduces the estrogenic activity of a mixture of emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluent." Fresh Ideas poster presentation (2nd Place Winner), Pennsylvania American Water Works Association (PA-AWWA), Hershey, PA, April 22.

*Kreider, A. N., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Using aquatic vegetation to capture nutrients from wastewater." Oral presentation, The Water Symposium at Penn State, University Park, PA, April 22.

*Fernandez Pulido, C., *Kreider, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "What if I tell you that we can use a little weed to save the world?" Poster presentation, The Water Symposium at Penn State, University Park, PA, April 22.

*Navarre, N., *Roman, B., ‡Benson, K., *Patterson, W., ‡Cummings, R., ‡Brosius, N. *White, C., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Estuary wastewater treatment in Roatan: a multidisciplinary team project with global implications." Poster presentation, Mid-Atlantic American Society for Engineering Education (Mid-Atlantic ASEE), Villanova University, Villanova, PA, April 11.

*Navarre, N., *Roman, B., ‡Benson, K., *Patterson, W., ‡Cummings, R., ‡Brosius, N. *White, C., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Estuary wastewater treatment in Roatan: a multidisciplinary team project with global implications." Poster presentation (1st Place in Course-Based Projects), Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 8.

‡Caballero, J. J., Zhang, W., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Nutrient leaching and crop growth in agricultural soil amended with Lemna minor (duckweed)." Poster presentation, Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 8.

*Fernandez Pulido, C., *Kreider, A. N., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Dynamics of nitrogen release from Lemna minor compared with compost and commercial fertilizer in a microcosm experiment." Poster presentation (3rd Place Winner), College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 2.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Removal of emerging contaminants and estrogenic activity by a white-rot fungus grown in wastewater treatment plant effluent." Oral presentation (1st Place Winner), College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 2.

*Kreider, A. N., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Using wastewater-grown duckweed to reduce agricultural runoff while maintaining crop yields." Oral presentation (2nd Place Winner), College of Engineering Research Symposium, University Park, PA, April 2.

*Kreider, A. N., and Brennan, R. A. (2015) "Using duckweed as a sustainable soil amendment to reduce agricultural runoff while maintaining crop yields." Poster presentation, The Industrial and Professional Addvisory Council (IPAC) Civil and Environmental Engineering Mixer, University Park, PA, March 25.

*Kreider, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2014) "Sustainable phosphorous and nitrogen management: using wastewater-grown duckweed to reduce point and non-point source pollution." Oral presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 86th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2014), State College, PA, June 3.

*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2013) "Removal of 17β-estradiol by the white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor grown in secondary wastewater treatment plant effluent." Poster presentation, American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition, Denver, CO, June 11.


*Shreve, M. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2013) "Removal of 17β-estradiol by the white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor grown in secondary wastewater treatment plant effluent." Fresh Ideas poster presentation (1st Place Winner), Pennsylvania American Water Works Association (PA-AWWA), Hershey, PA, April 24.


‡Kreider, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2013) "Feed Instead of Waste: Sustainable Duckweed Harvesting for Maximum Nutrient Removal from Wastewater." Poster presentation, Undergraduate Research Exhibition, Penn State University, University Park, PA, April 10.


*Kelsey, D. J., Nieto-Delgado, C., Brennan, R. A., and Cannon, F. S. (2013) “Organic fungicides improve bindered anthracite briquette storage in iron foundries.” Student Research Paper and Oral Presentation (Top Presentation Award), College of Engineering Research Symposium, Penn State University, University Park, PA, April 2.


‡Kreider, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2013) "Feed Instead of Waste: Sustainable Duckweed Harvesting for Maximum Nutrient Removal from Wastewater." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, Penn State University, University Park, PA, April 2.


*Lin, Y., *Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Crab shell amendments support more diverse bacterial and archaeal communities in sulfate-reducing columns treating acid mine drainage." Poster presentation, American Society for Microbiology 112th General Meeting, San Francisco, June 19.


*Shreve, M., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Growth, removal of 17B-estradiol, and production of ligninolytic enzymes by the white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor in secondary wastewater treatment plant effluent." Podium presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 84th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2012), State College, PA, June 5.


*Kelsey, D. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Enhanced nutrient removal from wastewater using sustainable duckweed biomass." Poster presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 84th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2012), State College, PA, June 5.


*Lin, Y., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Crab shell amendments support more diverse bacterial and archaeal communities in sulfate-reducing columns treating acid mine drainage." Poster presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 84th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2012), State College, PA, June 5.


‡Goots, S., *Grembi, J., ‡Lin, S., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Cleaning up Little Laurel Run: comparative performance of different crab shell mixtures for supporting remediation of acid mine drainage in pilot-scale reactors." Poster presentation, 6th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium, State College, PA, April 27.


*Lin, Y., *Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Crab shell amendments support more diverse bacterial and archaeal communities in sulfate-reducing columns treating acid mine drainage." Poster presentation (3rd Place Winner), 6th West Branch Susquehanna Restoration Symposium, State College, PA, April 27.


‡Sheehan, M. W., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Optimizing the solar water disinfection method to efficiently produce potable water from ecologically-treated wastewater using recycled polyethylene terephthalate bottles." Poster presentation (2nd Place Winner in Engineering), Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 11.


‡McKee, S. P., *Kelsey, D. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Water quality fluctuations during the start-up of a pilot-scale ecological wastewater treatment system." Poster presentation, Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 11.


‡Goots, S., *Grembi, J., ‡Lin, S., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Cleaning up Little Laurel Run: comparative performance of different crab shell mixtures for supporting remediation of acid mine drainage in pilot-scale reactors." Poster presentation, Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 11.


*Kelsey, D. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Optimal growth conditions and beneficial uses of duckweed salvaged from ecological wastewater treatment systems."Poster presentation (1st Place Winner), College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*Lin, Y., *Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Crab shell amendments support more diverse bacterial and archaeal communities in sulfate-reducing columns treating acid mine drainage." Oral presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*McKee, S. P., Kelsey, D. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Water quality fluctuations and ecosystem development during start-up of a pilot-scale ecological wastewater treatment system."Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*Shreve, M., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Production of extracellular enzymes and removal of 17B-estradiol using white-rot fungus Trametes versicolor grown in batch microcosms containing wastewater treatment plant effluent." Poster presentation, (1st Place Winner in Environmental Engineering & Ecology category and Best Overall Poster Presentation),15th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, University Park, PA, March 31.


*Kelsey, D. J., and Brennan, R. A. (2012) "Producing sustainable duckweed biomass from ecological wastewater treatment systems." Poster presentation, 15th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, University Park, PA, March 31.


*Shreve, M., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "White rot fungi in the removal of EDCs and estrogenic activity from wastewater." Podium presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 83nd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2011), Lancaster, PA, June 7.


*Henry, E., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "The development of an advanced treatment process to remove endocrine disrupting compounds from wastewater." Podium presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 83nd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2011), Lancaster, PA, June 7.


‡Goots, S., *Grembi, J., ‡Lin, S., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "Cleaning up Little Laurel Run: pilot-scale bioremediation of acid mine drainage with crab shell mixtures." Poster presentation (1st Place Winner in Engineering), Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 13.


*Lin, Y., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "Comparison of microbial communities in sulfate-reducing columns treating acid mine drainage." Oral presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*Henry, E., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "Conditions for biodegradation of endocrine disrupting compounds by white-rot fungi in large-scale wastewater applications." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


‡Goots, S., *Grembi, J., ‡Lin, S., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "Cleaning up Little Laurel Run: pilot-scale bioremediation of acid mine drainage with crab shell mixtures." Poster presentation (1st Place Winner in Undergraduate category), College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*Grembi, J., ‡Sick, B., ‡Goots, S., ‡Lin, S., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "Solving a local problem: crab shell mixtures remediate high-strength acid mine drainage." Oral presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*Binsomprasong, N., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "Biocatalysis of lignin and COD in pulp and paper mill effluent using fungal mycelia." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*Robinson-Lora, M. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Remediation of manganese-bearing mine impacted water using crab-shell chitin: Isolating the abiotic mechanisms of sorption and precipitation." Poster presentation, 240th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, August 25.


*Grembi, J. A., ‡Sick, B. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Utilization of a sustainable resource to remediate high-strength mine impacted water from a local abandoned mine: Crab-shell column study." Oral presentation, 240th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting & Exposition, Boston, MA, August 24.


*Caporuscio, A. F., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "From Silent Spring to the forest floor: enzymatic biocatalysis of endocrine disrupting compounds in wastewater using fungal mycelia."Poster presentation, Bridges STEM Symposium, Graduate Women in Science National Meeting, State College, PA, June 19.


*Henry, E., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Optimum conditions for biodegradation of endocrine-disrupting compounds by white-rot fungi in large-scale wastewater applications." Podium presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 82nd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2010), State College, PA, June 14.


*Caporuscio, A. F., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "From Silent Spring to the forest floor: enzymatic biocatalysis of endocrine disrupting compounds in wastewater using fungal mycelia."Poster presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 82nd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2010), State College, PA, June 14.


*Grembi, J. A., ‡Sick, B. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Cost-effective treatment of high-risk mine impacted water using crab-shell amendments to spent mushroom compost: column studies."Poster presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 82nd Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2010), State College, PA, June 14.


*Caporuscio, A. F., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Passive remediation of acid precipitation using crab-shell chitin: a treatability study." Poster presentation, (2nd Place Student Poster Award), National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9.


*Grembi, J. A., ‡Sick, B. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Cost-effective treatment of high-risk mine impacted water using crab-shell amendments to spent mushroom compost: column studies." Poster presentation (3rd Place Student Poster Award), National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9.


‡Brown, A. K, and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Passive remediation of "high risk" acid mine drainage using crab shell chitin as a substrate amendment." Poster presentation, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Pittsburgh, PA, June 9.


*Henry, E., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Determination of optimum conditions for removal of endocrine-disrupting compounds by white-rot fungi in large-scale applications." Poster presentation, The Pennsylvania Water Symposium, University Park, PA, May 6.


*Caporuscio, A. F., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Magnificent mushrooms: enzymatic biocatalysis of endocrine disrupting compounds in wastewater using fungal mycelia." Poster presentation, The Pennsylvania Water Symposium, University Park, PA, May 6.


‡Sick, B. A., *Grembi, J. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Analysis and design of fractional crab-shell amendments to spent mushroom compost for the treatment of high-strength mine impacted water." Poster presentation (1st Place Winner in Engineering category), Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 7.


‡Brown, A. K, and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Passive remediation of high metal loading, net acidic mine impacted water using crab shell chitin as a substrate amendment." Poster presentation (1st Place Winner in Undergraduate category), College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 1.


*Caporuscio, A. F., Anderson, K. R., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Acid precipitation remediation using crab-shells: a laboratory treatability study." Oral presentation (2nd Place Winner in Engineering and Material Science), 13th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, University Park, PA, March 27.


*Caporuscio, A. F., Anderson, K. R., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "Passive remediation of acid precipitation using crab-shell chitin: a laboratory treatability study." Poster presentation, Keystone Coldwater Conference, State College, PA, February 20.


‡Brown, A. K, and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Passive remediation of "high risk" acid mine drainage using crab shell chitin as a substrate amendment." Poster presentation, Undergraduate Research at the Capitol - Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA, October 20.


*Eramo, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated soil with used mushroom compost." Oral presentation, 51st Annual Penn State Mushroom Industry Conference, Kennett Square, PA, September 21.


*Newcombe, C. E., *Robinson-Lora, M.A., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Effective and low-cost treatment of acid mine drainage using chitin as a fractional amendment to compost: batch and column tests." Poster presentation, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Billings, MT, June 2.


*Robinson-Lora, M.A., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Rapid alkalinity generation and metal removal from mine impacted water using crab-shell chitin under abiotic conditions." Oral paper presentation (3rd Place Student Presentation award), National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Billings, MT, June 2.


*Henry, E., *Robinson Lora, M. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "The beauty of arthropods: a comparison of crab-shell vs. insect chitin for the remediation of metal-laden waters." Poster presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 10th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 7.


*Robinson Lora, M. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Remediation of mine-impacted water using crab-shell chitin as an electron donor and alkalinity source." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 10th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 7.


*Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Chitin as an additive to compost to enhance passive treatment of mine-impacted waters." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 10th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 7.


*Eramo, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Bioremediation of diesel-contaminated soil using spent mushroom compost." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 10th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 7.


*Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Effective and low-cost treatment of acid mine drainage using chitin as a fractional amendment to spent mushroom compost." Poster presentation (1st Place Winner in Environmental Engineering & Ecology), 12th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 27.


*Eramo, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Bioremediation of diesel contaminated soil using spent mushroom compost." Oral presentation (1st Place Winner in Ecology, Meteorology, and Engineering), 12th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 27.


*Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2009) "Enhanced treatment of acid mine drainage using chitin as a fractional amendment to spent mushroom compost." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 24.


*Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Chitin as a fractional amendment to spent mushroom compost to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of treatment of mine impacted water." Poster presentation (1st Place Student Poster Award), National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Richmond, VA, June 17.


Venot, C., Figueroa, L., Brennan, R. A., Wildeman, T.R., Reisman, D., Sieczkowski, M. (2008) "Comparing chitin and organic substrates on the National Tunnel waters in Blackhawk, Colorado, for manganese removal." Oral paper presentation, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Richmond, VA, June 17.


‡Korte, K. M., *Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Evaluation of three different purities of crab-shell for the remediation of mine impacted water." Oral paper presentation, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Richmond, VA, June 17.


*Robinson-Lora, M.A., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Evaluating crab-shell chitin, lactate, and spent mushroom compost for acid mine drainage remediation in central Pennsylvania." Oral paper presentation, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Richmond, VA, June 17.


*Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Increasing the efficiency of acid mine drainage treatment through enhancement of spent mushroom compost substrate with chitin." Podium presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 80th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2008), State College, PA, June 2.


*Eramo, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Sustainable treatment of diesel contaminated sediments using spent mushroom compost." Poster presentation (Student Research Award Recipient), Pennsylvania Water Environment Association 80th Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (PennTec 2008), State College, PA, June 2.


*McElhoe, J. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Spatial and temporal quantification of multiple Dehalococcoides strains throughout the stages of reductive TCE dechlorination." Platform presentation, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Sixth International Conference, Monterey, CA, May 22.


Evans, P. J., Titus, T., Brennan, R. A., *Cai, H., and Fricke, R. (2008) "Perchlorate remediation in vadose zone soil by Gaseous Electron Donor Injection Technology (GEDIT)." Platform presentation, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Sixth International Conference, Monterey, CA, May 22.


Venot, C., Figueroa, L. A., Brennan, R. A., Sieczkowski, M. R., and Al-Abed, S. R. (2008) "Pilot-scale biochemical reactor treatability study for metals removal from mining influenced water." Platform presentation, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Sixth International Conference, Monterey, CA, May 22.


*Newcombe, C. E., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Enhanced treatment of acid mine drainage using chitin as a fractional amendment to spent mushroom compost." Poster presentation, College of Engineering Research Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 1.


*McElhoe, J. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Chemical and molecular characterization throughout the course of chitin-enhanced TCE dechlorination." Oral presentation (2nd Place Winner in Environmental Engineering & Ecology), 11th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 29.


*Eramo, A., and Brennan, R. A. (2008) "Sustainable treatment of diesel contaminated sediments using spent mushroom compost." Poster presentation (2nd Place Winner in Environmental Engineering & Ecology), 11th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 28.


*Cai, H., and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Vadose zone treatment of perchlorate using gaseous electron donors." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 9th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 8.


*Robinson Lora, M. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Evaluation of chitin as an electron donor source for biological nitrate reduction: column studies." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 9th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 8.


*McElhoe, J. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Evaluation of dynamic chemical gradients during the course of trichloroethene remediation using a fermentable substrate." Poster presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 9th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 8.


‡Daubert, L. N., and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Passive remediation of acid mine drainage using chitin." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 9th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 7.


Sieczkowski, M. R., Smith, D., *Robinson-Lora, M. A., ‡Umlah, K., and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Using bioremediation to remediate acid mine drainage." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 9th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD, May 7.


*Robinson Lora, M. A., and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Natural chitinous naterial as a neutralizing agent and electron donor source for the passive remediation of acid mine drainage." Poster presentation, 10th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 13.


*Cai, H., and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Bioremediation of perchlorate in vadose zone soil using gaseous electron donors: microcosm tests." Poster presentation, The Graduate Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 25.


*McElhoe, J. A. and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Evaluation of dynamic chemical gradients over space and time during the course of trichloroethene remediation using a fermentable substrate." Poster presentation, The Graduate Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 25.


*Robinson Lora, M. A. and Brennan, R. A. (2007) "Passive remediation of acid mine drainage using chitinous materials: microcosm and column studies on three sites within central Pennsylvania." Poster presentation (2nd Place Winner in Engineering), The Graduate Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 25.


Brennan, R. A., *Cai, H., **Min, B., and Evans, P. J. (2006) "Treatability study for the bioremediation of perchlorate in vadose zone soils using gaseous electron donors." Poster presentation, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Fifth International Conference, Monterey, CA, May 23.


‡Daubert, L. and Brennan, R. A. (2006) “A laboratory investigation of passive acid mine drainage treatment using chitin.” Poster presentation (1st Place Winner in Engineering), Undergraduate Research Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 5.


*Robinson Lora, M. A. and Brennan, R. A. (2006) “Use of crab shell chitin as an electron donor source for biological denitrification in batch and column tests.” Platform presentation, 9th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 18.


*Robinson Lora, M. A. and Brennan, R. A. (2006) “Biological nitrate reduction using chitin as an electron donor source.” Poster presentation, The Graduate Exhibition, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, March 25.


*McElhoe, J. and Brennan, R. A. (2005) “Optimization of chitin grade and mass loading for chloroethene bioremediation.” Poster presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 8th International Symposium, Baltimore, MD.


*Robinson Lora, M. A. and Brennan, R. A. (2005) “Evaluation of chitin as an electron donor source for biological nitrate reduction.” Poster presentation, 8th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.


*McElhoe, J. and Brennan, R. A. (2005) “Optimization of chitin grade and mass loading for chloroethene bioremediation.” Poster presentation, 8th Annual Environmental Chemistry Student Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.


Brennan, R. A., Werth, C. J., and Sanford, R. A. (2004) “Tracking the growth and distribution of a chloridogenic microbial community in PCE-contaminated sediments treated with chitin.” Poster presentation, 10th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology - ISME, Cancun, Mexico.


Brennan, R. A., Sanford, R. A., and Werth, C. J. (2004) “Bioremediation of tetrachloroethene using chitin: spatial and temporal effects in a 1-D column system.” Poster presentation, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Fourth International Conference, Monterey, CA.


Prior to Penn State:


Martin, J. P., Sorenson, K. S. Jr., Brennan, R. A., Sanford, R. A., Werth, C .J., Bures, G. H., Guest, G., and Fulton, R. (2004) “Full-scale application of chitin for bioremediation of chlorinated solvents.” Poster presentation, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Fourth International Conference, Monterey, CA.


Brennan, R. A., Werth, C. J., Sanford, R. A., Sorenson, K. S., Martin, J. P., and Bures, G. H. (2002) “From the lab to the field: development and deployment of the halorespiration enhancing redox transition zone (HERTZ) technology for bioremediation.” Poster presentation, Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors Conference, Toronto, Canada.


Martin, J. P., Sorenson, K. S., Peterson, L. N., Brennan, R. A., Werth, C. J., Sanford, R. A., Bures, G. H., and Taylor, C. J. (2002) “Enhanced CAH dechlorination in a low permeability, variably-saturated medium.” Poster presentation, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Third International Conference, Monterey, CA.


Brennan, R. A., Vera, S. M., Sanford, R. A., and Werth, C. J. (2001) “Bioremediation of perchloroethene in a column experiment using chitin fermentation.” Poster presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 6th International Symposium, San Diego, CA.


Brennan, R. A., Feinrich, E., and Scholz-Muramatsu, H. (2001) “Feasibility of sequential anaerobic-aerobic dechlorination of chlorinated ethenes in contaminated aquifers.” Poster presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 6th International Symposium, San Diego, CA.


Vera S. M., Brennan, R. A., Werth, C. J., and Sanford, R. A. (2000) "Analysis of substrates to support a halorespiration enhanced redox transition zone, HERTZ, in chlorinated solvent impacted groundwater." Poster presentation, Groundwater 2000 Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Swanson, A. R., Brennan, R. A., Loffler, F. E., and Sanford, R. A. (1999) "Hydrogen generation, 14C-acetate assimilation, and the role of the tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle by succinate-fed, tetrachloroethene-respiring Desulfuromonas sp. strain BB1." Poster presentation, American Society for Microbiology 99th General Meeting, Chicago, IL.


Brennan, R. A., Swanson, A. R., Loffler, F. E., Sanford, R. A. (1999) "Chlorinated solvent bioremediation: a novel approach to measuring bacterial kinetics." Platform presentation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation 5th International Symposium, San Diego, CA.


Brennan, R. A., Swanson, A. R., Loffler, F. E., Sanford, R. A. (1998) “Use of a solid-phase sorbent for manipulating PCE concentrations in growing cultures of the halorespiring bacterial strain BB1.” Poster presentation, American Society for Microbiology 98th General Meeting, Atlanta, GA.


Brennan, R. A., and Nirmalakhandan, N. (1996) “Air-stripping: predicting the effect of temperature on Henry’s constant using a QSAR model, and analyzing the energy requirements of two competitive systems.” Poster presentation, American Chemical Society Conference, Orlando, FL.


Brennan, R. A., and Nirmalakhandan, N. (1995) “Predicting the effect of temperature on Henry’s constant for hazardous air pollutants.” Poster presentation, Air & Waste Management Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.

‡Undergraduate student supervised by Dr. Brennan
*Graduate student supervised by Dr. Brennan
**Post-doctoral student supervised by Dr. Brennan