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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Mark R. Wiesner
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering
 
e-mail:wiesner@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1978) Coe College
  • M.S. (1980) University of Iowa
  • Ph.D. (1985) The Johns Hopkins University
 
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Institute
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    Websites
     Energy & Environmental Systems Institute
     Mark R. Wiesner
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    Research Areas
     Membrane processes, nanotechnology, environmental transport, chemistry, and uses of colloidal and nano-structured materials, and computational engineering of environmental processes.
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Brant, J., Lecoanet, H., Wiesner, M.R. "Aggregation and Deposition Characteristics of Fullerene Nanoparticles in Aqueous Systems." Journal of Nanoparticle ResearchSubmitted

     
     

    Cortalezzi, M.M., V. Colvin and M.R. Wiesner "Controlling nanoparticle template morphology: effect of solvent chemistry." Colloid and Interface ScienceIn Press

     
     

    Koyuncu, I., D. Topacik, and M.R. Wiesner "Factors influencing flux decline during nanofiltration of solutions containing dyes and salts." Water Research, 38 (2004) : 432-440.

     
     

    Lecoanet, H. and M.R. Wiesner "Velocity Effects on the deposition of fullerene and oxide nanoparticles in porous media." Environmental Science and Technology, 38(16) (2004) : 4377-4382.

     
     

    Lecoanet, H., J.Y. Bottero, and M.R. Wiesner "Laboratory assessment of the mobility of several commercial nanomaterials in porous media." Environmental Science and Technology, 38(19) (2004) : 5164-5169.

     
     

    Pickering, K. and Wiesner, M. R "Fullerol-sensitized production of reactive oxygen species in aqueous solution." Environmental Science and Technology (2005) In Press

     
     

    Tarabara, V. V., I. Koyuncu, M. R. Wiesner "Effect of hydrodynamics and solution chemistry on permeate flux in crossflow filtration: Direct experimental observation of filter cake cross sections." Journal of Membrane Science, 241 (2004) : 65-78.

     
     

    Tarabara, V., Wiesner, M.R. "Controlled deposition of nanoparticles from suspended phase as a novel approach to the morphological design of SERS-active substrates." Journal of Colloid and Interface ScienceSubmitted

     
     

    Tarabara, V., Wiesner, M.R. "Physical characteristics of semipermeable barriers created from bentonite-cement composites for in situ capping of contaminated underwater sediments." Water ResearchSubmitted

     
     

    Wiesner, M.R., H. Lecoanet, and M. Cortalezzi "Nanomaterials, Sustainability, and Risk Minimization." Water Quality and TreatmentIn Press

     
     

    66. Tarabara, V.V., F., Pierrisnard, C. Parron, J.Y. Bottero, M.R., Wiesner ""Morphology of deposits formed from chemically heterogeneous suspensions: Applications to membrane filtration." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 256 (2) (2002) : 367-377.

     
     

    Aziz, J., C.A. Serra, M.R. Wiesner ""Hydrodynamics of Permeable Aggregates in Differential Sedimentation." Environmental Engineering Science, 20(1) (2003) : 21-31.

     
     

    Coralezzi, M, J. Rose, G. Wells, J.Y. Bottero, A. Barron, M. Wiesner ""Ceramic Membranes Derived from Feroxane Nanoparticles: A New Route for the Fabrication of Iron Oxide Ultrafiltration Membranes." , 227 (2003) : 207-217.

     
     

    Deriend, K.A., M.R. Wiesner, A.R. Barron ""Alumina and Aluminate Ultrafiltration Membranes Derived from Alumina Nanoparticles." Journal of Membrane Science, 224(1-2) (2003/Nov) : 11-28.

     
     

    Koyuncu, I., D. Topacik, and M.R. Wiesner ""Factors influencing flux decline during nanofiltration of solutions containing dyes and salts." Water Research, 38 (2004) : 432-440.

     
     

    Tarabara, V.V. and M.R. Wiesner ""Computational fluid dynamics modeling of the flow in a laboratory membrane filtration cell operated at low recoveries." Chemical Engineering Science, 58(1) (2003) : 239-246.

     
     

    Tarabara, V.V., R. Hovinga, and M.R. Wiesner ""Constant Pressure versus Constant Permeate Flux: Effect of Particle Size on Crossflow Membrane Filtration." Environmental Engineering Science, 19(6) (2002) : 343-355.

     
     

    Rose, J., M. Fidalgo, S. Moustier, C. Magnetto, C. Jones, A. Barron, M. Wiesner, J,Y. Bottero "Synthesis and Characterization of Carboxylate-FeOOH Particles (Ferroxanes) and Ferroxane-derived Ceramics." Chemistry of Materials, 14 (2002) : 621-628.

     
     Articles
     

    Wiesner, M.R. "Environmental Implications of Nanotechnologies." Environmental Engineer, 39(3) (2003) : 8-11.

     
     

    Wiesner, M.R. ""Environmental Implications of Nanotechnologies." Environmental Engineer, 39(3) (2003) : 8-11.

     
     

    Cortalezzi, M., J. Rose, A. Barron, M.Wiesner "Characteristics of ceramic membranes derived from alumoxan nanoparticles." Journal of Membrane Science, 205 (2002) : 33-43.

     
     

    Tarabara, V., F. Pierrisnard, C. Parron, J.Y. Bottero, M. Wiesner "Morphology of deposits formed from chemically heterogeneous suspensions: Applications to membrane filtration." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 256(2) (2002) : 367-377.

     
     

    Tarabara, V., R. Hovinga, and M.R. Wiesner "Constant Pressure versus Constant Permeate Flux: Effect of Particle Size on Crossflow Membrane Filtration." Environemtnal Engineering Science, 19(6) (2002) : 343-355.

     
     Books
     

    Taylor, J. R. and M. R. Wiesner "Water Quality and Treatment." : 11.1 - 11.67.

     
     

    Heller, M., F. Bernazeau, and M.R. Wiesner "Treatment Process Selection for Particle Removal." : Chapter 11.

     
     Book chapters
     

    Wiesner, M.R. and Colvin, V. "Environmental Implications of Emerging Nanotechnologies." The Environmental Future (2004)

     
     

    Wiesner, M.R. and Colvin, V. ""Environmental Implications of Emerging Nanotechnologies." The Environmental Future (2) In Press

     
     Conference papers
     

    Tarabara, V.V., M.R. Wiesner ""Bench-scale Investigation of the performance of Subaqueous Reactive Barriers."  (2003/May)

     
     

    Wiesner, M.R., H. Lecoanet, M. Cortalezzi ""Nanomaterials, Sustainability and Risk Assessment." International Water Association Conference on Nano and Micro Particles in Water and Wastewater Treatment (2003/Sept)

     
     

    ""Direct Experimental Observation of Filter Cake Cross Sections: Effect of Ionic Strength and Particle Size on the Cake Structure and Transient Permeate Flux in Crossflow Ultrafiltration."  (2003/May) : 95-96.

     
     Other
     

    M. R. Wiesner "Flocs restructuring during aggregation: Experimental evidence and numerical simulation." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 243 (1) (2001) : 171-182.

     
     

    Devitt, E. and M.R. Wiesner "Characterization of UF and NF Membrane Fouling by Different Biopolymer Fractions Using Dead-end Filtration and Atomic Force Microscopy." Membrane Practices for Water Treatment (2001)

     
     

    Jones, C.D., Fidalgo, M.M., Wiesner, M.R. and Barron, A.R. "Alumina ultraflitration membrances derived from carboxylate-alumoxane nanoparticles." Journal of Membrance Science, 193 (2001) : 175-184.

     
     

    Rose, J., Fidalgo, M.M., Moustier, S., Magnetto, C., Jones, C.R. , Barron, A.R., Wiesner, M.R., and Bottero, J.Y. "Synthesis and Characterization of Carboxylate-FeOOH Particles (Ferroxanes) and Ferroxane-derived Ceramics, Chemistry of Materials." Chemistry of Materials (accepted)

     
     

    Rose, J., Moulin, I., Masion, A., Bertsch, P.M., Wiesner, M.R., Botterro, J.Y., Mosnier, F., and Haehnel, C. "X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Immobilization Proceses for Heavy Metals in Calcium Silicate Hydrates.2.Zinc." Lanqmuir, 2201.17 (2001) : 3658-3665.

     
     

    Sethi, S. and M.R. Wiesner "Cost Model for Low-pressure Membrane Processes." Membrane Practices for Water Treatment (2001)

     
     

    Sethi, S., Wiesner, M.R., and Dennis, J.E. "Optimization of Hollow-Fiber Design and Low-Pressure Membrane System Operation." Journal of Environmental Engineering (2001)

     
     

    Tarabara, V. and M.R. Wiesner "Morphological Properties of Fouling Cakes Formed from Heterogeneous Suspensions." Membrane Practices for Water Treatment (2001)

     
     

    Tarabara, V.V. and Wiesner, M.R. "Effect of collision efficiency on the evolution of the surface of diffusion-limited deposits." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 237 (2001) : 150-151.

     
     

    Vilomet, J.D., Angeletti, B., Moustier, S., Ambrosi, J.P., Wiesner, M., Bottero, J.Y., Chatelet-Snidaro, L. "Application of strontium isotopes for tracing landfill leachate plumes in groundwater." Environmental Science and Technology, 35 (2001) : 4675-4679.

     
     

    Bailey, D. A., C. D. Jones, A. R. Barron, and M. R. Wiesner "Characterization of alumoxane-derived ceramic membranes." Journal of Membrane Science, 176 (2000) : 1-9.

     
     

    Engler, J. A. and M. R. Wiesner "Particle Fouling of a Rotating Membrane Disk." Water Research, 34(2) (2000) : 557-565.

     
     

    Rose, J., M. M. Fidalgo, S. Moustier, C. Magnetto, A. R. Barron, M. R. Wiesner "Feroxanes: new environmentally benign precursors to iron and iron-based ceramics.." Chemistry of Materials

     
     

    Serra, C. A. and M. R. Wiesner "A comparison of rotating and stationary membrane disk filters using computational fluid dynamics." Journal of Membrane Science, 165 (2000) : 19-29.

     
     

    Sethi, S. and M. R. Wiesner "Cost modeling and estimation of crossflow filtration processes." Environmental Engineering Sciences, 17(2) (2000) : 61-79.

     
     

    Sethi, S. and M. R. Wiesner "Simulated cost comparisons of hollow fiber and integrated nanofiltraton configurations." Water Research, 34(9) (2000) : 2589-2597.

     
     

    Tarabara, V. V., M. R. Wiesner "Effect of particle collision efficiency on the evolution of the surface of diffusion-limited deposits.." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

     
     

    Helene Grout, Mark R. Wiesner, and Jean-Yves Bottero "Analysis of Colloidal Phases in Urban Stormwater Runoff." Environmental Science & Technology, 33, No. 6 (1999) : 831-839.

     
     

    Mark R. Wiesner and Shankararaman Chellam "The Promise of Membrane Technology." Environmental Science & Technology, 4, No. 9 (1999) : 360A-366A.

     
     

    Serra, C. A., M. R. Wiesner, and J. M. Laine "Rotating membrane disk filters: Design evaluation using computational fluid dynamics ." Chemical Engineering Journal , 72 (1999) : 1-17.

     
     

    Wiesner, M. R. "Morphology of Particle Deposits." Journal of Environmental Engineering, 125(12) (1999) : 1124-1132.

     
     

    Chellam, S. and M.R. Wiesner "Evaluation of Crossflow Filtration Models Based on Shear-induced Diffusion and Particle Adhesion: Complications Induced by Feed Suspension Polydispersivity." Journal of Membrane Science, 138 (1998) : 83-97.

     
     

    Chellam, S., C.A. Serra and M.R. Wiesner "Life Cycle Cost Assessment of Operating Conditions and Pretreatment on Integrated Membrane Systems." Journal of American Water Works Association

     
     

    Devitt, E., and M.R. Wiesner "Dialysis Investigations of Atrazine-organic Matter Interactions and the Role of a Divalent Metal." Environmental Science and Technology, 32(1) (1998) : 232-237.

     
     

    Devitt, E.C., F. Ducellier, P. Cote, and M.R. Wiesner "Effects of Natural Organic Matter and the Raw Water Matrix on the Rejection of Atrazine by Pressure-Driven Membranes." Water Research, 32(9) (1998) : 2563-2568.

     
     

    Grout, H. and M.R. Wiesner "Colloidal Phases in Urban Stormwater Runoff." Environmental Science and Technology

     
     

    Serra, C.A., M.R. Wiesner, and J.M. Laine "Rotating Membrane Disk Filters: Design Evaluation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics." Chemical Engineering Journal

     
     

    Tarquis, M.A., H. Grout, and M.R. Wiesner "Multi-fractal Analysis of Particle Size Distributions in Soil." Environmental Science and Technology, 32(9) (1998) : 1176-1182.

     
     

    Thill, A., S. Veerapaneni, B. Simon, M. Wiesner, J.Y. Bottero, D. Snidaro "Determination of Structure of Aggregates by Confocal Scanning Laser Microscopy." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 204(2) (1998) : 357-362.

     
    Presentations
     Invited Talks
     

    "Chemical factors controlling the structure of particle deposits: Relevance for membrane operation and fabrication." ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Yale University. (June 20, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanomaterials and Environmental Engineering." Stanford University, (May 5, 2004)

     
     

    Opening Plenary Lecture.  "Particle deposition: Processes controlling membrane fouling and fabrication." Water Environment Membrane Technology Conference, Seoul, South Korea. (June 7, 2004)

     
     

    "Transport of Nanomaterials in the Environment." Environmental Defense, San Francisco, CA. (May 6, 2004)

     
     

    "Bench-scale Investigation of the Performance of Subaqueous Reactive Barriers." 2nd International Symposium on Contaminated Sediments: Characterization, Evaluation, Mitigation/Restoration, Management Strategy Performance, Quebec City, Canada. (May 26, 2003) With with V.V. Tarabara

     
     

    "Coupled Effects of Chemistry and Hydrodynamics on Permeate Flux in Cross Flow Ultrafiltration." Department of Chemical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (May 22, 2003)

     
     

    "Direct Experimental Observation of Filter Cake Cross Sections: Effect of Ionic Strength and Particle Size on the Cake Structure and Transient Permeate Flux in Crossflow Ultrafiltration.." 14th Annual meeting of the North American Membrane Socity, Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (May 17, 2003) With V.V. Tarabara and I. Koyuncu

     
     

    "Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC. (March 2002)

     
     

    Keynote address.  "Nanotechnology and Environment." United States Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC. (August 28 2002)

     
     

    Keynote Address.  "Research directions for nanotechnology and environment." Institut National des Sciences de l┐Universe, Paris, France. (13 September 2002)

     
     Other
     

    "Characteristics of Ceramic Membranes Derived form Alumoxane Nanoparticles." Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX. (March 4-7) With Cortalezzi, M.M. and A.R. Barron

     
     

    "Effect of suspension heterogeneity on the morphology of fouling cakes ." 12th Meeting of North American Membrane Society, Lexington, KY, USA. (may 17, 2001) With Tarabara, V.

     
     

    "Evaluation of Ultrafiltration for Spacecraft Water Reuse." American Water Works Association Membrane Technology Conference, SaN Antonio, TX. (March 6, 2001) With Pickering, K.D.

     
     

    "How do you estimate the cost of a membrane facility that has never been built?." Membrane Technology Conference, San Antonio, TX. (March 2001)

     
     

    "Morphology of Membrane Deposits, Keynote address ." ACS , Washington, D.C.. (August, 2000)

     
     

    "Transient behavior in crossflow membrane filtration: Constant pressure vs. constant flux.." International Water Association, Paris, France. (October 4, 2000)

     
     Workshops
     

    Resource Speaker.  "Novel Materials: Nanomaterials and potable water treatment." National Science Foundation, Chapel Hill, NC. (March 11, 2004)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Environmental Engineering Science. (2001 - 2001)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Eliza Tsui, Ph.D. Membrane fouling in nanofiltration. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Julianna Michna, Ph.D. Nano-structured membranes. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Karen Pickering, Ph.D. Surfactant/Membrane interactions in a space-based water recycling system. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Volodymyr Tarabara, Ph.D, Next generation Sediment Caps. Morphology of Colloidal Deposits in Membrane Filtration. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Maria Cortalezzi, Ph.D. Nanostructure membranes for Environmental application. (2003) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Volodymyr Tarabara, Ph.D. Morphology of particle deposits. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Maria Cortalezzi, Ph.D. Nanostructured membranes. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Eliza Tsui, M.S. Ceramic proton exchange membranes for fuel cells. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Frontiers in Research Award, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (2004)

     Pierre de Fermat Laureate and Chair of Excellence, French National Polytechnical Institute (2004)

     Graduate Research Award for Membrane-Based Separations, AIChE (2003 Oct)

     Student Research Award, North American Membrane Society (May 2003)

     Texas Council on Environmental Technology, State of Texas (2001-present)

     Organizing Committee, International Conference on Membranes (2001-2002)

     Scientific Advisory Board, International Center for Water, Nancy, France

     Scientific Advisory Board, International Center for Water, Nancy, France

     Scientific Advisory Board, International Center for Water, Nancy, France (1998- present)

     Scientific Advisory Board,, International Center for Water, Nancy, France

     Scientific Advisory Board,, International Center for Water, Nancy, France

     Consultant , US EPA Science Advisory Board

     Appointee , Texas Council on Environmental Technology

     Member, EPA Review Panel for Futures Research

     Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

     Member, American Water Works Association

     Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers

     Member, American Chemical Society

     Member, North American Membrane Society

     Member, International Water Association

     Member, Association of Environmental Engineering Professors

    Positions Held
     Rapporteur, French Ministry of Research and Education. (2003 - 2003)

     Scientific Advisory Board Member, International Center for Water. (2003 - 2003)