ACADEMICS

Kathleen Murphy

Associate Professor

I am very interested in environmental chemistry with a particular focus on how human activities introduce molecules into the environment and the effect they have on the soil, water, air, plants, and/or animals. While at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, I investigated the fate of pesticides after application to turf-grass. During my time at Worcester State I have investigated the levels of 17B estradiol, the most common form of estrogen excreted by humans, in the discharge water from the Upper Blackstone Waste Water Treatment plant in Millbury and in the water and sediment downstream in the Blackstone River. I have also quantified the levels of metals found in soil and water collected near roads.

Education

1994
Univerisity of Massachusetts at Amherst
Chemistry
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