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Faculty Profile
Douglas Daley

Douglas  Daley

Associate Professor & Director of Analytical & Technical Svc

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420 Baker Lab


My Portfolio

Google Scholar 

My ESF Experts Portfolio

ESF Analytical and Technical Services 

Education and Credentials

​B.S., Forest Engineering, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1982.

M.S., Environmental Resources Engineering, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry,1984

Professional Engineer, New York State, License 067220

SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. State University of New York. 2015

Exceptional Achievement in Teaching. SUNY ESF College Foundation. 2019

Professional Engagement

Advisor, SUNY ESF Student Chapter of the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA)

Member, New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA)

Member, Water Environment Federation (WEF)

Member, Central NY Chapter Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA-CNY)

Director, Co-op Program of Research Studies and Continuing Education for the Water Environment of NYS. New York Water Pollution Control Association, Inc. 

Research Projects (most recent five years)

SUNY Center for Sustainable Materials Management: Feasibility and Optimization of Composting for Non-recyclable Paper. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. 2019 – 2024. 

An Investigation into Optimizing Biofiltration Drainage Media Designed to Target Specific Stormwater Pollutants. New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). 2017 – 2022. 

Master Plan Development for Sustainable Village and Learning Community (SVLC), Arcahaie, Haiti. In collaboration with SUNY Office of Global Affairs and Kellogg Foundation; University of Miami; and Haiti Development Initiative. 2018 - 2019. 

Hydrologic Performance Assessment of the SUNY ESF Gateway Building Green Roof. NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation. 2012 - 2019. 

Hydrologic Performance and Modeling of Growing Willow as an Alternative Landfill Cover for the Solvay Wastebeds. Honeywell International. 2004 – 2018. 

Subject Matter Expertise:

Ecological Engineering; Green Infrastructure Engineering; Stormwater Management; Sustainable Materials Management; Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering; Biosolids; Composting; Ecological Engineering; Engineering Design; Project Management; Environmental Soil Physics; Soil, Plant, Water and Atmospheric Interactions in Engineered Systems.




ERE 430 Engineering Decision Analysis

ERE 468 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering

ERE 488 Engineering Project Management

ERE 489 Environmental Resources Engineering Planning and Design (Capstone)

ERE 545 Environmental Soil Physics

Current Graduate Advisees

Jessica BuhrleJessica Buhrle

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Daley
  • Area of Study: Environmental Resources Engin

Personal Statement
Working as an undergraduate research assistant for the Senior Scientist of UNH's Stormwater Center sparked my curiosity of water resources engineering. I had a key role in collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing stormwater and soil samples, thus, furthering my interest in the use of green infrastructure/ best management practices. I want to build a strong presence in the field of environmental resources engineering, and continue to innovate systems that can manage and/or treat water resources in a most effective, least invasive way.

Graduate Research Topic
Optimizing Biofiltration Systems for Effectiveness of Nutrient Reduction in Stormwater Runoff

Favorite Quote
"It's not an adventure if everything goes right." -unknown

Research Interests
water resources, stormwater management, water quality, green infrastructure, soil physics, water chemistry, waste management

Adam MitchellAdam Mitchell

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Daley
  • Area of Study: Environmental Resources Engin


Personal Statement
Growing up hunting and fishing with my dad, I developed a deep appreciation for the natural world. In an effort to save and conserve our environment I chose to pursue a graduate education in environmental engineering. At ESF, I'm working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to compost non-marketable paper products that otherwise enter landfills, such as wax-corrugated cardboard. My thesis is not yet finalized, but I'm interested in the biological, both microbial and mycological, mechanisms of paper degradation in composting systems.

Graduate Research Topic
Composting Non-Marketable Wastepaper Products

Favorite Quote
"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a commodity to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect." - Aldo Leopold

Maryam Saffari AmanMaryam Saffari Aman

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Daley
  • Area of Study: Environmental Resources Engin