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BS - Chemistry, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1994
PhD - Computational Chemistry, Penn State University, 2003
Postdoctoral Fellowship - AstraZeneca Centre de Recherche, Reims, France, 2003-05


Water Quality Issues


CHEM 101/102 College Chemistry I/II
CHEM 111/112 General Chemistry I/II
CHEM 113 Concepts in Chemistry I
CHEM 281 Special Topics: Food Chemistry
CHEM 301 Introduction to Chemical Research
CHEM 321 Quantitative Analysis
CHEM 322 Instrumental Analysis
CHEM 323 Analytical Methods
CHEM 326 Analytical Chemistry II
CHEM 390 Chemistry Seminar II
CHEM 481/581 Special Topics: Advanced Chemical Measurements
CHEM 620 Analytical Chemistry
HOSP 404 Brewpub and Brewery Operations

Research Interests

My current research interests at IUP deal with water quality issues, with a particular focus on the effects of Marcellus shale gas extraction in Indiana County and western Pennsylvania. Since 2011, my students and I have been involved in a water monitoring study at the Beaver Run Reservoir in Westmoreland County. More about the Beaver Run Project.

Select Publications

"Brewpub and brewery operations: mixing science and business" N.R. McElroy: Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, August 5, 2014, Allendale, MI.

"Water Quality in Indiana County and the Region (invited) N.R. McElroy: Sigma Xi Fall Symposium, November 19, 2013, Indiana, PA.

"Water Quality Monitoring of Beaver Run Reservoir in Westmoreland County, PA" N.R. McElroy and B.W. Okey: 244th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, August 21, 2012, Philadelphia, PA.

"Food Chemistry: A New Special Topic Lecture Course for Chemistry and Nutrition Majors" N.R. McElroy: 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 25, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

"Effects of Acid/Abandoned Mine Drainage on Semipermeable Membrane Devices (SPMDs)" N.R. McElroy, C. Lewis, A. Devlin, F. Opayemi: 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 22 & 24, 2010, San Francisco, CA.

P. Bruneau and N.R. McElroy "LogD7.4 Modeling Using Bayesian Regularized Neural Networks. Assessment and Correction of Errors of Prediction", J. Chem. Inf. Model., 2006 , 46:1379-1387.

N.R. McElroy, P.C. Jurs, C. Morisseau, and B.D. Hammock "QSAR and Classification of Murine and Human Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibition by Urea-like Compounds", J. Med. Chem., 2002 , 46:1066-1080.