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Patrick J. Shea
Professor, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology of Xenobiotics
School of Natural Resources
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
102c KCR, Lincoln, NE 68583-0817
PH: 402-472-1533; FAX: 402-472-7904
Ph.D. Crop Science (soil science minor, agricultural chemistry focus),
North Carolina State University, 1981
M.S. Plant Science (agricultural management systems focus), University of Connecticut, 1979 B.S. Biology (general and pre-medical), Fordham University, 1975
CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS
Chemical Oxidation/Reduction Innovative Technology Evaluation for the Massachusetts Military Reservation. $61,280. Brice Environmental Services Corporation/AMEC. 2001. Co-PI.
Innovative Remediation of Pesticide-Contaminated Soil. $50,000. Nebraska Environmental Trust (via Nebraska Fertilizer and Ag-Chemical Institute). May 2001 - Dec. 2002. Co-PI.
Predicting Contaminant Dehalogenation Rates from Electron Scattering Studies. $150,000. USDANRICGP. Nov. 2001 - Oct. 2003. CoPI.
Laboratory Treatability Studies for In-Situ Treatment of a RDX-Contaminated Aquifer. $75,000.
Sandia National Laboratories 2001 - 2002. Co-PI.
Microtox/Mutatox System for Ecotoxicity Studies. $19,475. Water Center Equipment Fund. 2002.
P.J. Shea, page 2 Managing Soil and Water Contamination Using Novel Predictive and Remediative Treatment Technologies. $410,000. EPA/EPSCoR. Aug. 2002 - Aug. 2005.
Building Surface Analysis into a New University Infrastructure in Environmental Science. $752,640.
Nebraska Research Initiative. July 2002 - June 2006. Lead PI.
Targeting Watershed Vulnerability and Behaviors Leading to Adoption of Conservation Management Practices. $570,000. USDA-CSREES National Integrated Water Quality Program. Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2010. Lead PI.
Graphite and Carbide Catalysts for Management of Soil and Sediment Quality. $12,000. Channing B. and Katherine W. Baker Fund, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Aug. 2006 – July 2007.
Impacts of Emerging Contaminants on Natural and Societal Environments. $20,000. Water Resources Research Initiative Seed Grant Program, Jan. 2007 – June 2008. Lead PI.
Formation of Nitrosamine and Hydrazine Derivatives of Pesticides and Pharmaceuticals During Disinfection of Drinking Water and Wastewater. $19,210. USGS 104b. March 2007 – Feb.
Pump Enabling Post-Column Derivatization for Fluorescence Detection of Glyphosate and Other Organic Environmental Contaminants in HPLC Analysis. $2,950. Water Center Small Equipment Fund. June 2008. Co-PI.
Public Health and Liberal Education Curriculum and Faculty Development Project. $1,350 (workshop travel grant). APTR and AAC&U. July 2008. Co-PI.
Evaluating the Physical and Biological Availability of Pesticides and Pharmaceuticals in Agricultural Contexts. $55,500. USDA Multi-State Program, Sept. 2006 – Sept. 2010. PI (Nebraska).
Evaluating the Physical and Biological Availability of Pesticides and Contaminants in Agricultural Ecosystems. $50,000 (total anticipated, awarded annually). USDA Multi-State Program, Oct. 2010 – Sept. 2015. PI (Nebraska).
AWARDS AND NOTABLE SERVICEGovernor’s Excellence in Wellness Award (UNL Wellness Committee), State of Nebraska (2011) Outstanding Educational Materials Award (UNL Weed Science Group), American Society of Agronomy (2011) Commendation Letter for Exceptional Service, American Chemical Society (2010) (Environmental Science and Technology journal reviewer) Excellence in Review Award, American Chemical Society (2007) (Environmental Science and Technology journal reviewer) Editor’s Citation for Excellence in Manuscript Review, American Soc. of Agronomy (2006) (Journal of Environmental Quality reviewer) Certificate of Merit for Extension Publications, American Society of Agronomy (2006) Twenty-Five Year Service Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2006) Distinguished Achievement Award for Research, North Central Weed Science Society (1991) Team Effort Award, IANR, University of Nebraska (1991) Board of Scientific Advisors, American Council on Science and Health (on-going)
REFEREED PUBLICATIONSPeer-Reviewed Journal Articles (past 10 years; 59 publications prior to 2001; total of 90) Comfort, S.D., P.J. Shea, T.A. Machacek, H. Gaber, and B.-T. Oh. 2001. Field-scale remediation of a metolachlor-contaminated field site using zerovalent iron. J. Environ. Qual. 30:1636-1643.
Oh, B.-T., G. Sarath, and P.J. Shea. 2001. TNT nitroreductase from a Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain isolated from TNT-contaminated soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 33:875-881.
P.J. Shea, page 3 Vasilyeva, G.K., V.D. Kreslavski, B.-T. Oh, and P.J. Shea. 2001. Potential of activated carbon to decrease 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene toxicity and accelerate soil decontamination. Environ. Toxicol.
Gaber, H., S.D. Comfort, P.J. Shea, and T.A. Machacek. 2002. Metolachlor dechlorination by zerovalent iron during unsaturated transport. J. Environ. Qual. 31:962-969.
Vasilyeva, G.K., V.D. Kreslavski, and P.J. Shea. 2002. Catalytic oxidation of TNT by activated carbon. Chemosphere 47:311-317.
Vasilyeva, G.K., V.D. Kreslavski, P.J. Shea, and J.-M. Bollag. 2002. Transformation and binding of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene in soil amended with activated carbon. Dev. Soil Sci. 28B:157-167.
Comfort, S.D., P.J. Shea, T.A. Machacek, and T. Satapanajaru. 2003. Pilot-scale treatment of RDXcontaminated soil with zerovalent iron. J. Environ. Qual. 32:1717-1725.
Huang, Y.H., T.C. Zhang, P.J. Shea, and S.D. Comfort. 2003. Effects of oxide coating and selected cations on nitrate reduction by iron metal. J. Environ. Qual. 32:1306-1315.
Satapanajaru, T., S.D. Comfort, and P.J. Shea. 2003. Enhancing metolachlor destruction rates with aluminum and iron salts during zerovalent iron treatment. J. Environ Qual. 32:1726-1734.
Satapanajaru, T., P.J. Shea, S.D. Comfort, and Y. Roh. 2003. Green rust and iron oxide formation influences metolachlor dechlorination during zerovalent iron treatment. Environ. Sci.
Vasilyeva, G.K., L.P. Bakhaeva, E.R. Strijakova, and P.J. Shea. 2003. Bioremediation of 3,4dichloroaniline and 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene in soil in the presence of natural adsorbents.
Environ. Chem. Lett 11:179-183.
Gibb, C., T. Satapanajaru, S.D. Comfort, and P.J. Shea. 2004. Remediating dicamba-contaminated water with zerovalent iron. Chemosphere 54:841-848.
Park, J., S.D. Comfort, P.J. Shea, and T.A. Machacek. 2004. Remediating munitions-contaminated soil with zerovalent iron and cationic surfactants. J. Environ. Qual. 33:1305-1313.
Shea, P.J., T.A. Machacek, and S.D. Comfort. 2004. Accelerated remediation of pesticidecontaminated soil with zerovalent iron. Environmental Pollution 132:183-188.
Papastavros, E., P.J. Shea, and M.A. Langell. 2004. Oxygen, carbon, and sulfur segregation in annealed and unannealed zerovalent iron substrates. Langmuir 20:11509-11516.
Park, J., S.D. Comfort, P.J. Shea, and J.S. Kim. 2005. Increasing Fe0-mediated HMX destruction in highly contaminated soil with didecyldimethylammonium bromide surfactant. Environ. Sci.
Tyess, D.L., P.J. Shea, and A.M. Parkhurst. 2006. Mineralization potential of atrazine and degradation intermediates from clustered characteristics in inoculated soils. J. Soil Sediment Contamination 15:87-102.
Boparai, H.K., P.J. Shea, S.D. Comfort, and D.D. Snow. 2006. Dechlorinating chloroacetanilide herbicides by dithionite-treated aquifer sediment and surface soil. Environ. Sci. Technol.
Onanong, S., P.D. Burrow, S.D. Comfort, and P.J. Shea. 2006. Electron capture detector response and dissociative electron attachment cross sections in chloroalkanes and chloroalkenes. J.
Phys. Chem. A 110:4363-4368.
Vasilyeva, G.K., E.R. Strijakova, and P.J. Shea. 2006. Use of activated carbon for soil bioremediation, p. 309-322. In: I. Twardowska, H.E. Allen, M.M. Haggblom and S.
Stefaniak (eds.), Soil and Water Pollution Monitoring: Protection and Remediation, NATO Sci. Ser. IV-Earth and Environ. Sci., Vol. 69. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht.
Kim, J., M. Cho, J. Yoon, P.J. Shea, and B-T. Oh. 2007. Surficial disinfection of Escherichia coli contaminated playground soil by UV irradiation. Environ. Geochem. Health 12:64-71.
Kim, J.S., P.J. Shea, J.E. Yang, and J-E. Kim. 2007. Halide salts accelerate degradation of high explosives by zerovalent iron. Environmental Pollution 147:634-641.
P.J. Shea, page 4 Onanong, S. S.D. Comfort, P.D. Burrow, and P.J. Shea. 2007. Using gas-phase molecular descriptors to predict dechlorination rates of chloroalkanes by zerovalent iron. Environ. Sci.
Boparai, H.K., S.D. Comfort, P.J. Shea, and J.E. Szecsody. 2008. Evaluating in situ redox manipulation of a perched aquifer to remediate explosive-contaminated groundwater.
Boparai, H.K., P.J. Shea, S.D. Comfort, and T.A. Machacek. 2008. Sequencing zerovalent iron treatment with carbon amendments to remediate agrichemical-contaminated soil. Water, Air and Soil Poll. 193:189-196.
Kolok, A.S., C.L. Beseler, X-H. Chen, and P.J. Shea. 2009. The watershed as a conceptual framework for the study of environmental and human health. Environ. Health Insights 3:1Langell, M.A., E.B. Kadossov, H.K. Boparai, and P.J. Shea. 2009. Surface composition of ironcontaining aquifer sediment after treating with sodium dithionite. Journal of Surface and Interface Science 41:941-950.
Boparai, H.K., S.D. Comfort, T. Satapanajaru, J.E. Szecsody, P.R. Grossl, and P.J. Shea. 2010.
Abiotic transformation of high explosives by freshly precipitated iron minerals in aqueous FeII solutions. Chemosphere 79:865-872.
Vasilyeva, G.K., E.R. Strijakova, S.N. Nicolaeva, A.T. Lebedev and P.J. Shea. 2010. Dynamics of PCB removal and detoxification in historically contaminated soils amended with activated carbon. Environmental Pollution 158:770-777.
Wei, H-R., M.G. Rhoades, and P.J. Shea. 2011. Formation, adsorption, and stability of Nnitrosoatrazine in water and soil. In: It's All in the Water: Studies of Materials and Conditions in Fresh and Salt Water Bodies, M.A. Benvenuto, ed. American Chemical Society Symposium Series. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society.
Velmurugan, P., H. Hur, V. Balachandar, S. Kamala-Kannan, K-J. Lee, S-M Lee, J-C Chae, P.J.
Shea, and B-T. Oh. 2011. Monascus pigment production by solid-state fermentation with corn cob substrate. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 112(6):590-594.
Extension Publications (past 10 years) Kuzila, M.S., N.B. Stolpe, A.R. Martin, F.W. Roeth, P.J. Shea, and S.D. Comfort. 2002. Pesticides and groundwater: An applicator's map and guide to prevent groundwater contamination.
Land Use Maps, Cons. Survey Div., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Martin, A.R., et al. (P.J. Shea). 2002 through 2007 (annual). Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska. (“Environmental Considerations When Applying Herbicides” section) Univ.
Devlin, D. et al. (P.J. Shea). 2008. Pesticide Management Water Quality Protection in the Midwest “Pesticide Behavior and Movement in a Landscape.” Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.
Wortmann, C.S. et al. (P.J. Shea). 2008. Targeting of Watershed Management Practices for Water Quality Protection. Heartland Regional Water Coordination Initiative. Univ. NebraskaLincoln.
Klein, R.N., M.L. Bernards, and P.J. Shea. 2008. A Quick Test for Herbicide Carry-Over in the Soil.
NebGuide G1891, Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln.
Bernards, M.L., P.J. Shea, M. Milner, and T.G. Franti. 2010. Reducing Off-Site Movement of Pesticides. 2010 Crop Protection Clinic Proceedings, Univ. Nebraska-Lincoln.
Bernards, M. et al. (P.J. Shea). 2008 through 2011 (annual). Guide for Weed Management in Nebraska. (“Environmental Considerations When Applying Herbicides” section) Univ.