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Environmental engineer

Rachel Brennan, American environmental engineer. Recipient CAREER award, National Science Foundation, 2007;, National Science Foundation fellow, 1998—2001, Environmental Protection Agency Star fellow, 2001-2003.


Brennan, Rachel was born on November 9, 1974 in La Jolla, California, United States. Daughter of David B. Menkes and Alice A. Little.


Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, M.Mex. State University, 1997. Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, University Illinois, 1999.

Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering, University Illinois, 2003.


Intern Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, 1995. Research assistant New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, 1994—1997. Graduate research fellow University Illinois, Urbana, 1997—2003.

Assistant professor environmental engineering Pennsylvania State University, since 2004.


Member of Association Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, American Society Engineering Education, American Society Microbiology, American Chemical Society, Tau Beta Pi (president 1996-1997, secretary 1995-1996, national chapter projects award 1997).


Married Sean N. Brennan, May 25, 1996.

David B. Menkes

Alice A. Little

Sean N. Brennan