Department of Chemistry

Lucille Benedict

Associate Professor of Chemistry
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Office Location

350 Science building

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2016

Mondays and Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 am

Phone

(207)780-4722

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007
  • B.S. Chemistry, SUNY College at Oneonta, 1998

Areas of Expertise

Analytical Chemistry

Research Interests

* Levels, trends, and fate of PAHs and metals in street dust in urban landscapes.

* Impact of street dust on local watersheds.

Recent Publications

Wise, Sr., J.P., Thompson, W. D., Wise, S. S., LaCerte, C., Wise, J., Gianios, Jr., C., Perkins, C., Zheng, T., Benedict., L., Mason, M. D., Payne, R., Kerr, I., 2011. A global assessment of gold, titanium, strontium and barium pollution using sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as an Indicator Species. Journal of Ecosystem and Ecography, In Press.

Wise, Sr., J.P., Wise, S.S., LaCerte, C., Wise, J., Gianios, Jr., C., Thompson, W.D., Benedict, L. Payne, R. and Kerr, I. 2011. A Global Assessment of Silver Pollution using Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as an Indicator Species. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management, In Press.

Wise, J. P., Payne, R., Wise, S. S., Lacerte, C., Wise, J., Gianios C., Thompson, W. D., Perkins, C., Zheng, T., Zhu, C., Benedict., L., Kerr, I., 2009. A global assessment of chromium pollution using sperm whales (Physeter macrocephalus) as an indicator species. Chemosphere, 75, 1461-1467.

Yan, B., Abrajano, T. A., Bopp, R. F., Benedict, L. A., Chaky, D. A., Perry, E., Song, J., Keane, D. P., 2006. Combined application of δ13C and molecular ratios in sediment cores for PAH source apportionment in the New York/New Jersey harbor complex. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 674-687.

Yan, B., Abrajano, T. A., Bopp, R. F., Chaky, D. A., Benedict, L., A., Chillrud, S. N. Molecular tracers of saturated and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon inputs into Central Park Lake, New York City. Environmental Science and Technology, 2005, ASAP article.

Yan, B.; Benedict, L.; Chaky, D. A.; Bopp, R. F.; Abrajano, T. A. Levels and patterns of PAH distribution in sediments from New York/New Jersey Harbor Complex. Northeast. Geol. Environ. Sci. 2004, 26, 113-122.