Brian E. McAninch       

Associate Professor, Hydrogeology and Coordinator of the Environmental Technology Program 


Areas of expertise:

  • Aquifers
  • Environment
  • Global warming
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrofracking
  • Landfills
  • Onondaga Lake cleanup
  • Petroleum fuels
  • Water supply


McAninch’s expertise includes works with water supply evaluations, Brownfield investigations, groundwater modeling, aquifer testing, environmental assessments and remedial investigations / feasibility studies.

He currently serves as an independent consultant on several environmental investigations at former and existing industrial and construction sites in New York, New England and Pennsylvania. He has also worked on and managed remedial and contaminant investigations involving coal tar, asbestos, chrome, lead, mercury, nickel, cyanide, nitrates, chlorinated solvents (including DNAPL), PCBs, brine, and petroleum fuels (including gasoline & MTBE) on projects in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Michigan and California. 

McAninch graduated with honors from Oberlin College with a bachelor of arts in geology. He earned a master of science in geological sciences from Brown University and is ABD in hydrogeology from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the Council on Undergraduate Research, the Central New York Association of Professional Geologists, the Association of Groundwater Scientists and Engineers, the American Geophysical Union and Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society.