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Superfund Research Program

Kelly G. Pennell Ph.D.

University of Kentucky
College of Engineering
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: 508-999-8478
Fax: 508-999-8964


Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

50 Tufts Street

  • Brown University: Toxicant Exposures in Rhode Island: Past, Present, and Future

MEW Superfund Area

  • University of Kentucky: Research Translation Core



  • Roghani M, Jacobs OP, Miller A, Willett EJ, Jacobs JA, Viteri CR, Shirazi E, Pennell KG. 2018. Occurrence of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a sanitary sewer system: implications for assessing vapor intrusion alternative pathways. Sci Total Environ 616:1149-1162. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.205 PMID:29146079 PMCID:PMC5752621


  • Little PC, Pennell KG. 2017. Measuring vapor intrusion: from source science politics to a transdisciplinary approach. Environ Sociol 3(2):145-154. doi:10.1080/23251042.2016.1224528 PMID:28367475 PMCID:PMC5370174
  • Pennell KG. 2017. Three-dimensional vapor intrusion modeling approach that combines wind and stack effects on indoor, atmospheric, and subsurface domains. Environ Sci Process Impacts 19:1594-1607. doi:10.1039/c7em00423k PMID:29210407
  • Reichman R, Roghani M, Willett Jones E, Shirazi E, Pennell KG. 2017. Air exchange rates and alternative vapor entry pathways to inform vapor intrusion exposure risk assessments. Rev Environ Health 32(1-2):27-33. doi:10.1515/reveh-2016-0039 PMID:27837600
  • Reichman R, Shirazi E, Colliver DG, Pennell KG. 2017. US residential building air exchange rates: new perspectives to improve decision making at vapor intrusion sites. Environ Sci Process Impacts 19(2):87-100. doi:10.1039/c6em00504g PMID:28186210 PMCID:PMC5369024


  • McAlary T, McHugh T, Eklund B, Lutes C, Suuberg EM, Hayes H, Pennell KG, Folkes D, Dawson H, Truesdale R, Beckley L, Holton C. 2016. Comments and corrections to: “The Emperor's Old Clothes: An Inconvenient Truth About Currently Accepted Vapor Intrusion Assessment Methods,” and “Emperor's Old Clothes Revisited,” two recent editorials by Mark Kram. Ground Water Monit Remediat 36:84-87. doi:10.1111/gwmr.12166
  • Pennell KG, Scammell MK, McClean MD, Suuberg EM, Moradi A, Moradi A, Roghani M, Ames J, Friguglietti L, Indeglia PA, Shen R, Yao Y, Heiger-Bernays WJ. 2016. Field data and numerical modeling: a multiple lines of evidence approach for assessing vapor intrusion exposure risks. Sci Total Environ 556:291-301. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.185 PMID:26977535 PMCID:PMC4844003







  • Bozkurt O, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2009. Simulation of the vapor intrusion process for non-homogeneous soils using a three-dimensional numerical model. Ground Water Monit Remediat 29(1):92-104. doi:10.1111/j.1745-6592.2008.01218.x PMID:20664816 PMCID:PMC2907115
  • Pennell KG, Bozkurt O, Suuberg EM. 2009. Development and application of a three-dimensional finite element vapor intrusion model. J Air Waste Manag Assoc 59(4):447-460. PMID:19418819


  • Bozkurt O, Pennell KG, Suuberg EM. 2008. Evaluation of vapor intrusion potentials using a three- dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. In: Proc. AWMA Conference on Vapor Intrusion.