Dan Cassidy

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Daniel Patrick Cassidy
Associate Professor, Contaminant remediation
(269) 387-5324
(269) 387-5513
1190 Rood Hall, Mail Stop 5241
Mailing address: 
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5241 USA
  • Ph.D., Civil/Environmental Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1995
  • M.S., Hydrogeology, Indiana University, 1991
  • B.S., Geology, University of Wisconsin, 1985
Research interests: 
  • In situ chemical oxidation
  • Bioremediation
  • Wastewater treatment

Dr. Dan Cassidy is professor of environmental engineering, site remediation and waste treatment. Dr. Cassidy is also the director of the graduate and undergraduate certificate programs in applied hydrogeology in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences at Western Michigan University.

Cassidy focuses on understanding the biogeochemical processes controlling degradation of halogenated hydrocarbons in natural groundwater systems. Using a combination of laboratory and field measurement techniques, he applies geochemical and engineering expertise to better assess the long term fate and transport of organic pollutants in the environment.

Recent Publications

  • Srivastava, V.J., Hudson, J.M., Cassidy, D.P. (2016). In Situ Solidification (ISS) and In Situ Chemical Oxidation (ISCO) Combined in a Single Application to Reduce Contaminant Mass and Leachability in Soil, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 4: 2857-2864.
  • Srivastava, V.J., Hudson, J.M., Cassidy, D.P. (2016). Achieving Synergy between Chemical Oxidation and Stabilization in a Contaminated Soil, Chemosphere, 154: 590-598.
  • Cassidy, D.P., Srivastava, V.J., Dombrowski, F.J., Lingle, J.W. (2015). Combining in situ chemical oxidation, stabilization, and anaerobic bioremediation in a single application to reduce contaminant mass and leachability in soil, Journal of Hazardous Materials. 297: 347-355. 
  • Crane, R.E., Cassidy, D.P., Srivastava, V.J. (2014). Activated carbon preconditioning to reduce contaminant leaching in cement-based stabilization of soils, Journal of Environmental Engineering. 140(10): 04014032.
  • Sherwood, M.K., Cassidy, D.P. (2014). Modified Fenton oxidation of Diesel fuel in Arctic soils rich in organic matter and Iron. Chemosphere. 113: 56-61.