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Carrie McDonoughAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Civil EngineeringCollege of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Carrie McDonough is a chemical oceanographer and analytical chemist working at the intersection of environmental organic chemistry, environmental engineering, and public health. She received her B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Ph.D. in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography (URI GSO). She uses cutting-edge environmental monitoring and analytical chemistry techniques to study the fate, transport, and biological effects of anthropogenic organic contaminants in aquatic environments. The overarching objective of her work is to understand human and ecosystem health risks associated with organic contaminants in water and to identify particular compounds of concern that should be prioritized for remediation and toxicological investigation.


  • PhD: University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography
  • BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Chemistry