Articles Published in Refereed Proceedings

Brennan, R. A., and Riley, D. R. (2015) "A new program in sustainable engineering: a platform for integrating research and service into the classroom through global engagement." Oral paper presentation, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 122nd Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA, June 17.

Brennan, R. A., and Riley, D. R. (2015) "A new program in sustainable engineering: a platform for integrating research and service into the classroom through global engagement." Oral paper presentation, The 7th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD), Vancouver, Canada, June 10.

Brennan, R. A. (2015) "A new program in Sustainable Engineering (year 1): multidisciplinary teams design innovative water treatment technologies for developing coastal communities." Oral paper presentation, Mid-Atlantic American Society for Engineering Education (Mid-Atlantic ASEE), Villanova University, Villanova, PA, April 11.

*Grembi, J. A., ‡Sick, B. A., ‡Goots, S. S., ‡Lin, S., and Brennan, R. A. (2011) "Remediation of high-strength mine impacted water with crab shell substrate mixtures: laboratory column and field pilot tests." Oral paper presentation, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bismarck, ND, June 1.

*Robinson-Lora, M.A., and Brennan, R. A. (2010) "The role of precipitation and biosorption in the abiotic removal of manganese with crab-shell chitin." Oral paper presentation, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Pittsburgh, PA, June 7.


*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, National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Billings, MT, June 2.


*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.


‡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.


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. 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." Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Fourth International Conference.


Prior to Penn State:


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." Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors Conference, 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." Proceedings of the Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds: The Third International Conference.


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." Groundwater 2000 Conference, Denmark.


Egemen, E., Corpening, J., Padilla, J., Brennan, R., and Nirmalakhandan, N. (1997) "Evaluation of ozonation and cryptic growth for biosolids management in wastewater treatment." IAWQ Specialized Conference on Chemical Industries, South Africa.

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