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I started this website for several reasons ... (1) to make certain running information readily available to section III fans and (2) to provide a ranking and analysis of running performances that is not available anywhere else.

I'm a 1968 graduate of Tully High. During the 1970's, I sent a fair amount of time training for the decathlon ... overall, I was barely mediocre with top scores around 6000. However, I was able to meet many great track people and learn from them. I learned a great deal about weight lifting (and how it helps in track) from Liverpool Coach Oscar Jensen (Oscar is now the Baldwinsville boys track coach).

In contrast to most high school coaches, I'm not a school teacher ... I'm an environmental scientist with degrees from Clarkson University ... I've outlined my professional career below.  I was a volunteer coach at Tully High for many years helping with cross country and track & field ... I got to see Lopez Lomong up close and personal for his entire high school career at Tully.

I work for SRC, Inc. (formerly Syracuse Research Corporation) as an environmental scientist.  Our main corporate website is available at http://www.srcinc.com/ ... (2018 update ... I'm currently a "casual employee" at SRC which means I am mostly retired ... I still get called back to work for various projects I worked on in the past).

Primary funding for the corporate division (Environmental Health Analysis) comes from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory agencies.  My major responsibility is development of methodology and computer software to predict physical and chemical properties of organic compounds for assessment of environmental fate and transport. The software I've developed is used by the U.S. EPA (evaluation of Toxic Substances Control Act and pre-manufacture chemicals), German EPA, Danish EPA, and other governmental regulatory agencies around the world (more than 30 countries). Pharmaceutical firms use the software for high-throughput screening and combinatorial chemistry during the drug design evaluation. I maintain large chemical property databases that I use for data analysis and pattern recognition ... SRC sold the primary software to the USEPA in 2000, but we still maintain and update it for EPA ... It can be downloaded for free from the EPA web-site at: https://www.epa.gov/tsca-screening-tools/download-epi-suitetm-estimation-program-interface-v411

I'm the primary author of nearly a dozen scientific journal articles describing chemical structure estimation methodologies. Articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, and Chemosphere.  I'm the co-author of two books ["Handbook of Environmental Degradation Rates" (Lewis Publishers) and "Handbook of Physical Properties of Organic Compounds (CRC Press)] and contributing author to about half a dozen other books. I also peer-review several manuscript submissions for various journals each year.  I have written the Environmental section for about 500 chemicals in the National Library of Medicine's Hazardous Substances Databank (HSDB).

Publications and Presentations (as of 2015)

Tunkel J; Lee WH; Cassidy L; Lynch D; Fehrenbacher C; Savage S; Meylan W; Drogo J; Mayo-Bean, K. (2015) The redesign of EPISuite™ as a web-based tool. Presented at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) annual meeting, November 1-5, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT.

Boethling RS; Meylan WM. (2013) How accurate are physical property estimation programs for organosilicon compounds? Environ Toxicol Chem 32(11):2433-2440.

Boethling R; Davies C; Fehrenbacher C; Lavoie E; Libelo L; Sommer E; Henry T; Howard P; Meylan W; Morlacci L; Tunkel J; Webb T; Mayo K; Waugh W; Zeeman M. (2010) Comment on “More of EPA’s SPARC online calculator—the need for high-quality predictions of chemical properties”. Environ Sci Technol 44:7745.

Arnot JA; Meylan W; Tunkel J; Howard PH; Mackay D; Bonnell M; Boethling RS. (2009) A quantitative structure-activity relationship for predicting metabolic biotransformation rates for organic chemicals in fish. Environ Toxicol Chem 28(6):1168-1177.

Meylan W; Boethling R; Aronson D; Howard P; Tunkel J. (2007) Chemical structure-based predictive model for anaerobic biodegradation potential. Environ Toxicol Chem 26(9):1785-1792.

Tunkel J; Meylan W; Adkins K; Mayo-Bean K. (2006) Chemical categorization using the Analog Identification Methodology (AIM). Presented at the 12th international workshop on quantitative structure-activity relationships in environmental toxicology, May 8-12, 2006, Lyon, France.

Howard P; Meylan W; Aronson D; Stiteler W; Tunkel J; Comber M; Parkerton TF. (2005) A new biodegradation prediction model specific to petroleum hydrocarbons. Environ Toxicol Chem 24(8):1847-1860.

Meylan WM; Howard PH. (2005) Estimating octanol-air partition coefficients with octanol-water partition coefficients and Henry's law constants. Chemosphere 61:640-644.

Boethling RS; Howard PH; Meylan WM. (2004) Finding and estimating chemical property data for environmental assessment. Environ Toxicol Chem 23:2290-2308.

Tunkel J; Mayo K; Meylan W. (2003) EPI methodology and the PBT Profiler. Presented at the persistence, bioconcentration, and toxicity ETAD/CPMA workshop on PBT modeling, May 15-16, 2003, Newport, RI.

Meylan WM; Howard PH. (2003) A review of quantitative structure-activity relationship methods for the prediction of atmospheric oxidation of organic chemicals. Environ Toxicol Chem 22(8):1724-1732.

Rosenberg SA; Hueber HE; Aronson D; Gouchie S; Howard PH; Meylan WM; Tunkel JL. (2003) Syracuse Research Corporation's chemical information databases: Extraction and compilation of data related to environmental fate and exposure. Sci Technol Libr 23(4):73-87.

Howard P; Meylan W. (2001) Toxic chemicals: assessing environmental fate and exposure. Chem Eng (N Y) 108(3):91-96.

Meylan WM; Howard PH. (2000) Estimating log P with atom/fragments and water solubility with log P. 19:67-84.

Griffin S; Goodrum PE; Diamond GL; Meylan W; Brattin WJ; Hassett JM. (1999) Application of a probabilistic risk assessment methodology to a lead smelter site. Hum Ecol Risk Assess 5(4):845-868.

Meylan WM; Howard PH; Boethling RS; Aronson D; Printup H; Gouchie S. (1999) Improved method for estimating bioconcentration/bioaccumulation factor from octanol/water partition coefficient. Environ Toxicol Chem 18(4):664-672.

Howard PH; Walker JD; Boethling RS; Meylan WM. (1999) Role of QSARs in the identification of persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) substances. In: Walker JD, ed. QSAR 98. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in the Environmental Sciences, 16-20 May 1998, Baltimore, MD. Pensacola, FL: SETAC Press.

Meylan WM; Howard PH; Boethling RS; Aronson D; Printup H; Gouchie S. (1999) Estimating bioconcentration factor from log Kow and molecular structure. In: Walker JD, ed. QSAR 98. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in the Environmental Sciences, 16-20 May 1998, Baltimore, MD. Pensacola, FL: SETAC Press.

Howard PH; Meylan WM, eds. (1997) Handbook of physical properties of organic chemicals. Boca Raton, FL: Lewis Publishers.

Howard PH; Meylan WM. (1997) Prediction of physical properties, transport, and degradation for environmental fate and exposure assessment. In: Chen F, Schuurmann G, eds. Quantitative structure-activity relationships in environmental sciences. Pensacola, FL: SETAC Press. 185-205.

Meylan WM; Howard PH; Boethling RS. (1996) Improved method for estimating water solubility from octanol/water partition coefficient. Environ Toxicol Chem 15(2):100-106.

Durkin PR; Rubin L; Withey J; Meylan W. (1995) Methods of assessing dermal absorption with emphasis on uptake from contaminated vegetation. Toxicol Ind Health 11(1):63-79.

Meylan WM; Howard PH. (1995) Atom/fragment contribution method for estimating octanol-water partition coefficients. J Pharm Sci 84(1):83-92.

Boethling RS; Howard PH; Meylan W; Stiteler W; Beauman J; Tirado N. (1994) Group contribution method for predicting probability and rate of aerobic biodegradation. Environ Sci Technol 28:459-465.

Howard PH; Michalenko EM; Basu DK; Sage GW; Meylan WM; Beauman JA; Jarvis WF; Gray DA. (1993) Handbook of environmental fate and exposure data for organic chemicals. 4. Solvents 2. Chelsea, MI: Lewis Publishers.

Meylan WM; Howard PH. (1993) Computer estimation of the atmospheric gas-phase reaction rate of organic compounds with hydroxyl radicals and ozone. Chemosphere 26(12):2293-2299.

Howard PH; Boethling RS; Stiteler WM; Meylan WM; Hueber AE; Beauman JA; Larosche ME. (1992) Predictive model for aerobic biodegradability developed from a file of evaluated biodegradation data. Environ Toxicol Chem 11:593-603.

Meylan W; Howard PH; Boethling RS. (1992) Molecular topology/fragment contribution method for predicting soil sorption coefficients. Environ Sci Technol 26(8):1560-1567.

Rubin L; Durkin P; Meylan W; Withey JR. (1992) An analysis and validation of methods for assessing dermal uptake of pesticides from contaminated surfaces. Toxicologist 13(1):281.

Howard PH; Michalenko EM; Jarvis WF; Basu DK; Sage GW; Meylan WM; Beauman JA; Gray DA. (1991) Handbook of environmental fate and exposure data for organic chemicals. Chelsea, MI: Lewis Publishers.

Howard PH; Boethling RS; Jarvis WF; Meylan WM; Michalenko EM. (1991) Handbook of environmental degradation rates. Chelsea, MI: Lewis Publishers, Inc.

Howard PH; Boethling RS; Stiteler W; Meylan W; Beauman J. (1991) Development of a predictive model for biodegradability based on BIODEG, the evaluated biodegradation data base. Sci Total Environ 109/110:635-641.

Meylan WM; Howard PH. (1991) Bond contribution method for estimating Henry's Law constant. Environ Toxicol Chem 10:1283-1293.

Howard PH; Jarvis WF; Sage GW; Basu DK; Gray DA; Meylan W; Crosbie EK. (1989) In: Howard, PH, ed. Handbook of environmental fate and exposure data for organic chemicals. 1. Large production and priority pollutants. Chelsea, MI: Lewis Publishers.

Howard PH; Hueber AE; Mulesky BC; Crisman JS; Meylan W; Crosbie E; Gray DA; Sage GW; Howard KP; LaMacchia A; Boethling R; Troast R. (1986) BIOLOG, BIODEG, and FATE/EXPOS: New files on microbial degradation and toxicity as well as environmental fate/exposure of chemicals. Environ Toxicol Chem 5:977-988.

Meylan W; Papa L; DeRosa CT; Stara JF. (1986) Chemical of current interest propylene oxide: Health and environmental effects profile. Toxicol Ind Health 2:219-257.

Santodonato J; Bosch S; Meylan W; Becker J; Neal M. (1985) Monograph on human exposure to chemicals in the workplace: 1,4-dioxane. PB86131414.



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