Department of Chemistry

Lucille Benedict

Associate Professor of Chemistry

Office

350 Science building

Office Hours Fall 2013

Mondays and Thursdays 10 - 11:30 am

Contact Information

Phone: (207)780-4722

Education

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

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.

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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