Laurie McNeill

Interim Department Head

Professor


Laurie  McNeill

Contact Information

Office Location: EL 262
Phone: 435-797-1522
Email: laurie.mcneill@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

PhD, Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1996
BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1994

Biography

I received a BS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech, with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering. I am currently serving as the Interim Department Head for the CEE Department.

Teaching Interests

I teach a variety of environmental engineering classes at the undergraduate and graduate level in the CEE Department. I have also taught at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and at An-Najah National University in the West Bank - Palestine.

Research Interests

My research is in the area of drinking water treatment, primarily looking at analysis and behavior of metals in treatment plants and water distribution systems.

Awards

Engineering Educator of the Year, 2017

ASCE Utah Section

Outstanding Advisor, 2013

Utah State University Robins Award

Outstanding Advisor, 2013

Utah State University College of Engineering

Outstanding Advisor, 2013

Utah State University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Outstanding Young Alumna, Virginia Tech College of Engineering, 2011

Virginia Tech College of Engineering

Utah Professor of the Year, 2010

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Outstanding Advisor, 2009

Utah State University Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Eldon J. Gardner Teacher of the Year Award, 2007

Utah State University

Outstanding Teacher Award, 2006

Utah State University College of Engineering

Outstanding Young Alumni, 2003

Virginia Tech Via Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

First Place, 2001

American Water Works Association Academic Achievement Award (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. Dissertation Award, First Place, 2001

Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR)


    Publications | Book Chapters

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Minichiello, A.L, Marx, S., McNeill, L.S, Hailey, C., (2019). Exploring student study behaviours in engineering: How undergraduates prepared textbook problems for online submission. European Journal of Engineering Education, 44:1-2, 253-270. doi: 10.1080/03043797.2018.1474342
  • Fang, N., McNeill, L.S, Spall, R.E, Barr, P.J, (2019). Impacts of industry seminars and a student design competition in an engineering education scholarship program. International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 35(2), pp. 674-684.
  • Doucette, W.J, Curry, E., McNeill, L.S, Heavilin, J.E, (2017). The sky is falling III: The effect of deposition from static solid rocket motor tests on juvenile crops. Science of the Total Environment, 601-602, 770-775. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.236
  • Parks, J., McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2014). NOM and Alkalinity Interference in Trace-Level Hexavalent Chromium Analysis. Talanta, 130, 226-232. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.talanta.2014.06.052
  • Doucette, W.J, Mendenhall, S., McNeill, L.S, Heavilin, J.E, (2014). The sky is falling II: Impact of deposition produced during the static testing of solid rocket motors on corn and alfalfa. Science of the Total Environment, 482-483:June, 36-41. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.02.089
  • Doucette, W.J, McNeill, L.S, Mendenhall, S., Hancock, P.V, Wells, J.E, Thackeray, K.J, Gosen, D.P, (2013). The sky is falling: Chemical characterization and corrosion evaluation of deposition produced during the static testing of solid rocket motors. Science of the Total Environment, 447, 390-395.
  • McNeill, L.S, McLean, J.E, Parks, J.L, Edwards, M., (2012). Hexavalent Chromium Review: Part 2 - Chemistry, Occurrence, and Treatment. Journal American Water Works Association, 104:7, E395-E405.
  • McLean, J.E, McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., Parks, J.L, (2012). Hexavalent Chromium Review: Part 1 - Health Effects, Regulations, and Analysis. Journal American Water Works Association, 104:6, E348-E357.
  • McNeill, L.S, Almasri, M.N, Mizyed, N., (2009). A Sustainable Approach for Reusing Treated Wastewater in Agricultural Irrigation in the West Bank – Palestine. Desalination, 248:1, 315-321.
  • Almasri, M.N, McNeill, L.S, (2009). Optimal Planning Of Wastewater Reuse Using The Suitability Approach: A Conceptual Framework For The West Bank, Palestine. Desalination, 248:1, 428-435.
  • Anderson, R.D, McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., Morton, S.C, (2008). Evaluation of a New Field Measurement Method for Arsenic in Drinking Water Samples. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 134:5, 382-388.
  • Bundy, M.M, Doucette, W.J, McNeill, L.S, Ericson, J.F, (2007). Removal of pharmaceuticals and related compounds by a bench-scale drinking water treatment system. Journal of Water Supply Research and Technology-Aqua, 56:2, 105-115.
  • Lai, H., McNeill, L.S, (2006). Chromium Redox Chemistry in Drinking Water Systems. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 132:8, 842-851.
  • Parks, J.L, McNeill, L.S, Frey, M., Eaton, A.D, Haghani, A., Ramirez, L., Edwards, M., (2004). Determination of Total Chromium in Environmental Water Samples. Water Research, 38:12, 2827-2838.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2004). Importance of Pb and Cu Particulate Species for Corrosion Control. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 130:2, 136-144.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2003). Degradation of Drinking Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure from Enhanced Coagulation. ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 9:4, 145-156.
  • Rushing, J.C, McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2003). Some Effects of Aqueous Silica on the Corrosion of Iron. Water Research, 37:5, 1080-1090.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2002). The Importance of Temperature in Assessing Iron Pipe Corrosion in Water Distribution Systems. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 77:3, 229-242.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2002). Phosphate Inhibitor Use at US Water Utilities. Journal AWWA, 94:7, 57-63.
  • Edwards, M., McNeill, L.S, (2002). Effect of Phosphate Inhibitors on Lead Release from Pipes. Journal AWWA, 94:1, 79-90.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2001). Iron Pipe Corrosion in Water Distribution Systems. Journal AWWA, 93:7, 88-100.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (2000). Phosphate Inhibitors and Red Water in Stagnant Iron Pipes. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126:12, 1096-1102.
  • Chen, H.W, Frey, M., Clifford, D., McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (1999). Arsenic Treatment Considerations. Journal AWWA, 91:3, 74-85.
  • Edwards, M., Patel, S., McNeill, L.S, Chen, H.W, Frey, M., Eaton, A.D, Antweiler, R.C, Taylor, H., (1998). Considerations in As Analysis and Speciation. Journal AWWA, 90:3, 103-113.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (1997). Arsenic Removal During Precipitative Softening. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 123:5, 453-460.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (1997). Predicting Arsenate Removal During Metal Hydroxide Precipitation. Journal AWWA, 89:1, 75-86.
  • McNeill, L.S, Edwards, M., (1995). Soluble Arsenic Removal in Full-Scale Treatment Plants. Journal AWWA, 87:4, 105-113.
  • Middlebrook, A.M, Iraci, L., McNeill, L.S, Koehler, B.G, Wilson, M., Saastad, O., Tolbert, M.A, Hanson, D., (1993). Fourier Transform-Infrared Studies of Thin H2SO4/H2O Films: Formation, Water Uptake, and Solid-Liquid Phase Changes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 98:11, 20473-20481.
  • Koehler, B.G, Middlebrook, A.M, McNeill, L.S, Tolbert, M.A, (1993). Fourier Transform-Infrared Studies of the Interaction of HCl with Model Polar Stratospheric Cloud Films. Journal of Geophysical Research, 98:6, 10563-10571.
  • Middlebrook, A.M, Koehler, B.G, McNeill, L.S, Tolbert, M.A, (1992). Formation of Model Polar Stratospheric Cloud Films. Geophysical Research Letters, 19:24, 2417-2420.

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Research Reports

  • Edwards, M., Scardina, P., McNeill, L.S, (2004). Enhanced Coagulation Impacts on Water Treatment Plant Infrastructure, Report No. 90997. American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF)
  • McNeill, L.S, Anderson, R.D, Edwards, M., Morton, S.C, (2004). Field Measurement Methods for Arsenic in Drinking Water, Report No. 90994. American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF)
  • Brandhuber, P., Frey, M., McGuire, M.J, Chao, P.F, Seidel, C., Amy, G., Yoon, J., McNeill, L.S, Banerjee, K., (2004). Low-Level Hexavalent Chromium Treatment Options: Bench-Scale Evaluation, Report No. 91042F. American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF)
  • Frey, M.M, Seidel, C., Edwards, M., Parks, J., McNeill, L.S, (2004). Occurrence Survey of Boron and Hexavalent Chromium, Report No. 91044F. American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF)
  • Edwards, M., McNeill, L.S, Holm, T.R, Lawrence, M.C, (2001). Role of Phosphate Inhibitors in Mitigating Lead and Copper Corrosion, Report No. 90823. AWWARF
  • Amy, G., Edwards, M., Brandhuber, P., McNeill, L.S, Benjamin, M., Vagliasindi, F., Carlson, K., Chwirka, J., (2000). Arsenic Treatability Options and Evaluation of Residuals Management Issues, Report No. 90771. AWWARF

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Teaching

CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2020
PUBH, CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2019
PUBH, CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2019
PUBH, CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2019
PUBH, CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2019
CEE 3640 - Drinking Water Engineering, Spring 2019
CEE 6670 - Environmental Process Laboratory, Spring 2019
CEE 6640 - Physical and Chemical Environmental Process Engineering, Spring 2019
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2018
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2018
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2018
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2018
CEE 5930 - Independent Study, Fall 2018
CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Spring 2017
CEE 3640 - Drinking Water Engineering, Spring 2017
CEE 6670 - Environmental Process Laboratory, Spring 2017
CEE 6640 - Physical and Chemical Environmental Process Engineering, Spring 2017
CEE 6800 - Division of Environmental Engineering Seminar, Fall 2016
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2016
CEE 6670 - Environmental Process Laboratory, Spring 2016
CEE 3640 - Water and Wastewater Engineering, Spring 2016
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2015
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2015
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2015
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2015
CEE, PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2015
CEE 6670 - Environmental Process Laboratory, Spring 2015
CEE 6640 - Physical and Chemical Environmental Process Engineering, Spring 2015
CEE 3640 - Water and Wastewater Engineering, Spring 2015
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2014
CEE 6670 - Environmental Process Laboratory, Spring 2014
CEE 6640 - Physical and Chemical Environmental Process Engineering, Spring 2014
CEE 3640 - Water and Wastewater Engineering, Spring 2014
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2013
CEE 6670 - Environmental Process Laboratory, Spring 2013
CEE 6640 - Physical and Chemical Environmental Process Engineering, Spring 2013
CEE 3640 - Water and Wastewater Engineering, Spring 2013
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2012
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2012
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2012
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2012
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2012
CEE 6670 - Environmental Process Laboratory, Spring 2012
CEE 6640 - Physical and Chemical Environmental Process Engineering, Spring 2012
CEE 3640 - Water and Wastewater Engineering, Spring 2012
CEE,PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2011
CEE 6670 - ENVIRON PROCESS LAB, Spring 2011
CEE 6640 - PHY/CHEM ENVIRON PROC, Spring 2011
CEE 3640 - WATER/WASTEWATR ENGR, Spring 2011
CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
CEE 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010
PUBH 3610 - Environmental Management, Fall 2010

Graduate Students Mentored

Tyler Daynes, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2019 - December 2020
Darcie Christensen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2017 - May 2019
Nate Rogers, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2014 - August 2016
London Saxton, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2014 - May 2015
Christel Olsen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2011 - June 2014
Scout Mendenhall, Civil & Environmental Engineering, September 2010 - December 2012
Nabeel (An Najah) Hamdan, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2010
Rema (An Najah) Saleh, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2009
Han Lai, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2004
Julia Rahman, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2003
Ryan Anderson, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2003
Yan Chen, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2003