- Ph. D., Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan, 2003
- M. S., Chemistry, University of Notre Dame, 1985
- B. Sc.(hons), Chemistry and Biology, National University of Ireland, 1981
Research Interests & Projects
Dr Lynam’s expertise encompasses field measurements, methods development for chemical speciation of anthropogenically derived particulate matter and trace metals, especially mercury, and the development of source-receptor relationships to understand fate and transport of toxic air pollutants. A wide spectrum of field measurement methodologies are used to collect atmospheric wet and dry deposition samples using both manual and automated techniques. Chemical speciation is quantified using spectroscopic, spectrometric, and chromatographic techniques. The influences of known emissions sources and meteorological regimes on atmospheric deposition to receptor sites (sensitive ecosystems, rural, urban) is investigated to assess fate and transport of hazardous air pollutants and impacts to public health.
- Lynam, M.M., Dvonch, J.T., Barres, J.A., Landis, M.S., Kamal, A.S. (2016) Investigating the impact of local urban sources on total atmospheric mercury wet deposition in Cleveland, Ohio, USA Atmospheric Environment 262-271.
- Lynam M.M., J.T. Dvonch, J.A. Barres, M., Morishita, A. Legg and K. Percy (2015) Oil sands development and its impact on atmospheric wet deposition of air pollutants to the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta, Canada Environmental Pollution 469-78.
- Lynam, M.M., Hall, Dvonch, J.T., Morishita, M., Barres, J.A. (2015). Trace elements and major ions in atmospheric wet and dry deposition across central Illinois, USA Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health 135-47.
- Lynam, M.M., Klaue, B., Keeler, G.J., Blum JD. (September, 2013). Using thermal analysis coupled to isotope dilution cold vapor ICP-MS in the quantification of atmospheric particulate phase mercury Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 1788-1795.
- Lynam, M.M.,Dvonch, J.T., Hall, N.L., Morishita, M., Barres, J.A. (August, 2013). Spatial Patterns in Wet and Dry Deposition of Atmospheric Mercury and Trace Elements in Central Illinois, USA Environmental Science and Pollution Research 4032-4043.
- Lynam, M.M., Hall, N.L., Dvonch, J.T. (2013). Spatial patterns in wet and dry deposition of atmospheric mercury to Illinois watersheds. E3S Web of Conferences.
- Liu, B., Keeler, G.J., Dvonch, J.T., Barres, J.A., Lynam, M.M., Marsik, F.M., Morgan, J.T. (2010). Urban-rural differences in atmospheric mercury speciation Atmospheric Environment 2013-2023.
- Liu, B., Keeler, G.J., Dvonch, J.T., Barres, J.A., Lynam, M.M., Marsik, F.M., Morgan, J.T. (2007). Temporal variation of mercury speciation in urban air Atmospheric Environment 1911-1923.
- Lynam, M. M., Keeler, G.J. (2006). Source receptor relationships for atmospheric mercury in uban Detroit, MI Atmospheric Environment 3144-3155.
- Lynam, M.M., Keeler, G.J. (2005). Automated speciated mercury measurements in Detroit, MI Environmental Science and Technology 9253-9262.
- Lynam, M. M., Keeler, G.J. (2005). Artifacts associated with the measurement of particulate mercury in an urban environment: The influence of elevated ozone concentrations. Atmospheric Environment 3081-3088.
- Lynam, M. M., Keeler, G.J. (2002). Comparison of methods for particulate mercury analysis: Sampling and analysis Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 1009-1014.
- Member, American Chemical Society