College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environment
Research Project: Quantifying the possible effects of road salting on groundwater quality.
Research interest: quantifying the possible effects of road salting on groundwater quality. Specifically, Luke’s research seeks to evaluate the potential for elevated chloride levels to (1) induce density-driven groundwater flow and (2) facilitate radon flux from groundwater.
Background: 2015 B.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Connecticut
Senior thesis: McNaboe, Lukas, “Outer-sphere adsorption of para-substituted benzoates on gibbsite: a molecular dynamics investigation” (2015). Honors Scholar Theses.
Luke aspires to teach environmental engineering at the university level after experience in the environmental remediation industry. He has a weekly radio program called Yerba Mate on Uconn’s FM station, WHUS.
Presented at B2D poster symposium, Geoscience research symposium, both in UConn, Storrs. (2016)
Presented at Natural Resources/Environmental Engineering poster session in UConn, Storrs. (2016)
Abstract accepted: CT Conference on Natural Resources, UConn, Storrs (3/2017)
Mobilization of radium and radon by de-icing salt contamination of groundwater.
McNaboe, L.A. Robbins, G.A. Dietz, M.E. (2017) Water, Air and Soil Pollution 228(94) doi:10.1007/s11270-016-3227-y
Permeable asphalt: a new tool to reduce road salt contamination of groundwater in urban areas.
Dietz, M.E. Angel, D.R. Robbins, G.A. McNaboe, L.A. (2016) Ground Water,
Impacts of Road Salting on Water Quality in Fractured Crystalline Bedrock
Vitale, S.A. Robbins, G.A. and McNaboe, L.A. (2017) Journal of Environmental Quality, doi:10.2134/jeq2016.10.0411
Under review: Water, Air and Soil Pollution journal.
In press: Journal of Groundwater
Club membership: WHUS – DJ at Uconn radio station .
Volunteer on town committee— Coventry, CT Inland Wetlands Agency
Private tutor – Spanish language