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Alicia McCarthy

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Phone Number: (978)-934-3889
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Toxics Use Reduction Institute
The Offices at Boott Mills West
126 John Street, Suite 14 (2nd floor)
Lowell, MA 01852

As the TURI Cleaning Laboratory Specialist at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell, Alicia McCarthy works with Massachusetts manufacturers, companies, organizations, and formulators to test safer cleaning and disinfection solutions and devices in the lab. She also provides and has experience training technical assistance organizations about on-site assistance with toxics use reduction identification and implementation. She manages UMass Lowell undergraduate and graduate student employees in the lab; mentoring them on how to apply toxics use reduction within their own department and field while gaining valuable laboratory experience and skills. She won the Most Valuable Student Pollution Prevention Award in 2016. Alicia earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Health and Master’s of Science in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She obtained a second Master's of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology at the University of New Hampshire.

Highlighted Projects:

  • Evaluation of safer disinfectants and disinfecting devices using a surrogate virus, MS 2 bacteriophage, for COVID-19 inactivation (2020-present)
  • Minnesota Technical Assistance Program TCE Alternatives Project - Developing training tools, 4 hour training workshop, and identification and testing of alternatives for companies in Minnesota to reduce and eliminate TCE (2019-2021)
  • Phase I EPA P3 research on alternatives for dichloromethane in paint stripping applications - P2OASys evaluation and research (2016-2017)