Kelly Pennell, PhD, PE

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Kelly Pennell, PhD, PE

Director, Project 4 Leader, & DMAC Leader

Research Areas

  • Numerical Modeling
  • Fate and Transport of Organic Contaminants
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Assessing Human Exposure Risks in Community Settings
  • Evidence-based Stakeholder Engagement


Director, UK Superfund Research Center, University of Kentucky

Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky

Director, Environmental Engineering Certificate Program, College of Engineering

Editorial Board, Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters


Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Engineering, Brown University (2005-2008)

PhD, Civil Engineering (with environmental emphasis), Purdue University (2005)

MS, Environmental Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (2001)

BS, Civil Engineering, Lawrence Technological University (1997)