Gwen O'Sullivan, PhD
Position: Assistant Professor
Department: Environmental Science
Dr Gwen O’Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science. Dr O’Sullivan earned a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from the University of Limerick and a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from Queen’s University of Belfast. Over the course of her career, in industry, consultancy and academia, Dr. O’Sullivan has developed technical expertise in the areas of environmental chemistry, environmental forensics, air quality and contaminated land and groundwater. She has worked on numerous research and industrial projects including the development of technologies and remedial actions, plans for the treatment of petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and saline impacted sites.
She has also designed and managed environmental forensic investigations involving compounds of concerns including drilling fluids, petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenlys, polychlorinated dibenso-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans, methane and nitrates. She has also authored numerous scientific articles, edited books series and successfully competed for research grants both nationally and internationally.