Dr. Patrick McNamara, P.E. (Environmental)

Dr. Patrick McNamara
Dr. Patrick McNamara, P.E. (Environmental)Marquette University

Engineering Hall, 413

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-2188Website

Associate Professor

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering


Ph.D., 2012, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

M.S., 2008, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

B.S., 2006, Civil Engineering, Marquette University

Research Interests

Antibiotic Resistance



Residuals and Biosolids


Bosman, L.B., Duval-Couetil, N., Mayer, B., McNamara, P. 2019. Case study: Using online discussions to develop the entrepreneurial mindset in environmental engineering undergraduates. International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy, 9 (13), 4-19.

Kappell., A., Harrison, K.*., McNamara, P. 2019. Effects of zinc orthophosphate on the antibiotic resistant bacterial community of a source water used for drinking water treatment. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 5, 1523-1534.

Tong, Y., Mayer, B., McNamara, P. 2019. Adsorption of organic micropollutants to biosolid-derived biochar: estimation of thermodynamic parameters. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 5, 1132 – 1144. vvvvvv

Liu, Z., McNamara, P., Zitomer, D. 2017. Autocatalytic Pyrolysis of Wastewater Biosolids for Product Upgrading. Environmental Science & Technology, 51 (17), 9808–9816.

McNamara, P.J., Levy, S.B. 2016. Triclosan: an Instructive Tale. Antimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy, 60 (12), 7015-7016.


McNamara, P.J. (PI), Singer, S. (Co-PI), Liu, Z. (Co-PI). Pilot-Scale Pyrolysis: [Auto-] Catalysis to Improve Yields and Quality. Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. 7/16-8-17; 

McNamara, P.J. (PI), Mayer, B.K. (Co-PI). Using Pyrolysis Product Biochar to Capture Micropollutants.NSF WEP Center. 1/15-12/15; 

McNamara, P.J. (PI). The Effect of Everyday Antimicrobial Chemicals on the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance. The Lafferty Family Foundation. 9/14-8/15; 

McNamara, P.J. (PI), Mayer, B.K. (Co-PI). Ultra-low phosphorus regulations: Improving removal of non-reactive phosphorus and downstream dewaterability in bio-P biosolids. NSF WEP Center. 1/17-12/17

Mayer, B.K. (PI), McNamara, P.J. (Co-PI), Zitomer, D.H. (Co-PI). Electrocoagulation for the mitigation of emerging biological and chemical contaminants. National Science Foundation. 1/15-6/17

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