Mary Lynam is an Assistant Research Scientist in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Michigan. She holds a B.Sc. in chemistry and biology, an M.S. in chemistry and a Ph. D. in Environmental Health Sciences. She has completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the National Exposure Research Laboratory, Research Triangle Park, Durham, NC.
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., Morishita, M., Barres, J.A., Morishita, M., Legge, A., Percy, K.P., Oil Sands Development and its Impact on Atmospheric Wet Deposition of Air Pollutants to the Athabasca Oil Sands Region, Alberta, Canada Environmental Pollution, 2015, 206, 469-478.
Lynam, M.M., Dvonch, J.T., Hall, N. L., Morishita, M., Barres, J.A., Trace elements and major ions in atmospheric wet and dry deposition across central Illinois, USA. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health., 2015, 8, 135-149.
Lynam, M.M., Hall N.L., Dvonch, J.T., Spatial patterns in wet and dry deposition of atmospheric mercury and trace elements in central Illinois, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2014, 21, 4032-4043.
Lynam, M.M, Klaue, B., Keeler, G.J., Blum, J.D., Using thermal analysis coupled to isotope dilution cold vapor ICP-MS in the quantification of atmospheric particulate phase mercury. Journal of Analytical and Atomic Spectrometry, 2013, 28, 1788- 1795.