people

Shannon Seneca

 
 
204 Jarvis Hall
Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering
smseneca at buffalo edu
 

Research interests

  • Groundwater geochemistry
  • Remediation of sites contaminanted by radio-active materials

Personal statement

Shannon Seneca is currently a graduate of the ERIE program through the Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Department.  She received her Master of Science in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from SUNY-University at Buffalo.  Ms. Seneca’s Master’s thesis, titled “A Photochromic Dye – Particle Actinometer for Ultraviolet Reactors”, focused on the treatment of drinking water using ultraviolet (UV) light and the use of a photochromic particle actinometer to study UV reactors.  Shannon received her Bachelor of Science in Physics from SUNY – Buffalo State College.  Her research focus was in groundwater geochemistry and the removal of Strontium-90 from groundwater.  As a recipient of an ERIE IGERT traineeship, Ms. Seneca remains interested in working on the prevention of contaminated water migrating into stream systems.

Education

  • BS in Physics (Buffalo StateCollege)
  • MS in Civil (Environmental) Engineering (University at Buffalo, 2006)
  • PhD in Civil (Environmental) Engineering (University at Buffalo, 2012)

Publications / Presentations

Seneca, S.M. & Rabideau, A.J. (2013). Natural zeolite permeable treatment wall for removing Sr-90 from groundwater. Environmental Science and Technology, 47(3), 1550-1556. DOI:10.1021/es304008r

Seneca, S.M., Bronner, C.E., Ross, E., and Rabideau, A. J. (2010, Dec.). Evaluation of zeolite permeable treatment wall for the removal of Strontium-90 from groundwater. Oral presentation to be given at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Seneca, S.M., Bronner, C.E., Ross, E., and Rabideau, A. J. (2009, Dec.). Evaluation of zeolite permeable treatment wall for the removal of Strontium-90 from groundwater. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Seneca, S.M. (2009, Oct.). Native Americans, Ecosystem Restoration, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Oral presentation at University at Buffalo IGERT ERIE Colloquium, Buffalo, NY.

Seneca, S.M. (2009, Oct.). Native Americans, Ecosystem Restoration, and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Oral presentation at National AISES conference in Portland, Oregon.

Seneca, S. M., Bronner, C.E., Ross, E., and Rabideau, A. J. (2009, May). Evaluation of zeolite permeable treatment wall for the removal of Strontium-90 from groundwater. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Spring Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Seneca, S. M. (2009, February). Removal of Sr-90 from groundwater using a permeable treatment wall. Presented at the University at Buffalo AGEP Research Seminar, Buffalo, NY.