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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Pedro J.J. Alvarez
Professor
George R. Brown Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor of Chemistry
 
e-mail:alvarez@rice.edu
 
  • B. Eng Civil Engineering (1982) McGill University, Montreal
  • M.S.E. Environmental Engineering (1989) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (1992) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Certification Hazardous Waste Management (1988) University of California, Riverside
 
Primary Department
   Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
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    Websites
      Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment
      Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment
     George R. Brown Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Director
     Alvarez Website
     
    Research Areas
     Prof. Alvarez’s research focuses on environmental sustainability through bioremediation of contaminated aquifers, fate and transport of toxic chemicals, water footprint of biofuels, microbial-plant interactions, water treatment and reuse, and environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology.
     

    Research Statement

     
     
    Teaching Areas
     Applications and implications of biological treatment processes, principles of environmental engineering
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    4. Liu L., M. Sun, Q. Li, H. Zhang, K. Yu, M. Li, C. Zhang, G. Cao, Y. Yuang. H. Zhai, W. Chen and P.J.J. Alvarez ( "High-facet-energy CdS nanorods are more reactive but less cytotoxic than lower-facet-energy homologues of similar morphology." NanoLetters, 16: 688−694.

     
     

    5. Molosky L., J. Connor, T. McHugh, S. Richardson, C. Woroszylo and P.J.J. Alvarez "Environmental factors predictive of natural methane concentrations in groundwater wells in areas of active Marcellus Shale gas extraction." Groundwater

     
     

    Brame J., M. Long, Q. Li and, P.J.J. Alvarez "Inhibitory effect of natural organic matter or other background constituents on photocatalytic advanced oxidation processes: Mechanistic model development and validation. ." Wat. Res. , 84: 1-10..

     
     

    Brett M.T. Brett, P.J.J. Alvarez, S. Chandra, A.P. Covich, J.A. Huete-Pérez, A.Meyer and K. Vammen " The potential impacts of the proposed Interoceanic Canal on the ecology and water quality of Lake Nicaragua ." Silnews , 66: 4-5..

     
     

    Chaves Nogueira M.R., T. Grando Rauen1,2, V. Zanon Baldissarelli, A. Kamal Genena, H.J. José, P.J.J. Alvarez, and R.F.P. Muniz Moreira "Sulfamethoxazole oxidation and detoxification by ozonation with iron oxide nanocatalysts: A comparison between industrial waste-recovered and commercial catalytic nanoparticles.."  J. Haz. Mat.Submitted

     
     

    Chaves Nogueira M.R., T. Grando Rauen1,2, V. Zanon Baldissarelli, A. Kamal Genena, H.J. José, P.J.J. Alvarez, and R.F.P. Muniz Moreira "Sulfamethoxazole oxidation and detoxification by ozonation with iron oxide nanocatalysts: A comparison between industrial waste-recovered and commercial catalytic nanoparticles.." J. Haz. Mat. Submitted

     
     

    Corseuil H.X., D.E. Gomez, C.M. Schambeck, D. Toledo Ramos, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Nitrate addition to groundwater impacted by ethanol-blended fuel mitigates metabolic flux dilution and inhibition of BTEX biodegradation caused by ethanol. ." J. Contam. Hydrol.In Press

     
     

    Corseuil H.X., D.E. Gomez, C.M. Schambeck, D. Toledo Ramos, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Nitrate addition to groundwater impacted by ethanol-blended fuel mitigates metabolic flux dilution and inhibition of BTEX biodegradation caused by ethanol. ."  J. Contam. Hydrol.In Press

     
     

    Gaspar J. J. Mathieu and P.J.J. Alvarez "A rapid platform to screen therapeutic drugs for efficacy in removing lipofuscin." Materials, Methods and Technologies, 10: 1-9.

     
     

    Huete-Pérez J., Meyer A. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Respond to the Grand Canal alarm. ." Science, 347(6220): 355.

     
     

    Huete-Pérez J., P.J.J. Alvarez, J.L. Schnoor, B.E. Rittmann, A. Clayton, M. Acosta, C. E. Bicudo, M. Kalin Arroyo, M. Brett, V. H. Campos, H. Chaimovich, B. Jimenez-Cisneros, A. Covich, L. Lacerda, J.M. Maes, J. Miranda, S. Montenegro, M. Ortega Hegg, G. Urquhart, K. Vammen, and L. Zambrano "Scientists Raise Alarms About Fast Tracking of Transoceanic Canal through Nicaragua."  Environ. Sci. Technol. , 49: 3989-3996.Submitted

     
     

    Li M., E.T. Van Orden, D.J DeVries, Z. Xiong, R. Hinchee, and P.J.J Alvarez "Bench-scale biodegradation tests to assess natural attenuation potential of 1,4-dioxane at three sites in California.." Biodegradation, 26: 39–50.

     
     

    Luo Y., S. Yu, M. Rysz, D. Mao, F. Yang, J. Hou and P.J.J Alvarez "Prevalence and proliferation of antibiotic resistance genes in municipal wastewater treatment plants.." Environ. Sci. Technol.Submitted

     
     

    Luo Y., S. Yu, M. Rysz, D. Mao, F. Yang, J. Hou and P.J.J Alvarez (2015). Prevalence and proliferation of antibiotic resistance genes in municipal wastewater treatment plants. Environ. Sci. Technol. (submitted). "Prevalence and proliferation of antibiotic resistance genes in municipal wastewater treatment plants. ." Environ. Sci. Technol.

     
     

    Ma J., J.W. Nossa and P.J.J. Alvarez "Groundwater ecosystem resilience to organic contaminations: microbial and geochemical dynamics throughout the 5-year life cycle of a surrogate ethanol blend fuel plume.." Wat. Res. , 80: 119-129.

     
     

    Ma J., Y. Deng, T. Yuan, J. Zhou and P.J.J. Alvarez "Succession of microbial functional communities in response to a pilot-scale ethanol-blended fuel release throughout the plume life cycle. ." Environmental Pollution. In Press

     
     

    Ma J., Y. Deng, T. Yuan, J. Zhou and P.J.J. Alvarez (2015). "Succession of microbial functional communities in response to a pilot-scale ethanol-blended fuel release throughout the plume life cycle. ." Environmental Pollution. In Press

     
     

    Michels C., Y. Yang Y., M. Li, C., H. Moreira-Soares and Pedro J.J. Alvarez "Silver Nanoparticles retard NO2- Production without significantly affecting N2O release by Nitrosomonas europaea. ."  Biotechnol. Adv. Submitted

     
     

    Michels C., Y. Yang Y., M. Li, C., H. Moreira-Soares and Pedro J.J. Alvarez "Silver Nanoparticles retard NO2- Production without significantly affecting N2O release by Nitrosomonas europaea. ." Biotechnol. Adv. Submitted

     
     

    Vidonish J.E., K. Zygourakis, C.A. Masiello, X. Gao, J. Mathieu, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Pyrolytic treatment and fertility enhancement of soils contaminated with heavy hydrocarbons.." Environ. Sci. Technol

     
     

    Wang X., L. Le, P.J.J. Alvarez, F, Li and K. Liu "Synthesis and characterization of green agents coated Pd/Fe bimetallic nanoparticles. ." J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. , 50: 297-305.

     
     

    Yang Y. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Sub-lethal concentrations of silver nanoparticles stimulate biofilm development. ." ES&T Letters, 2: 221−226.

     
     

    Yang, J., Zhu, M., Wang, X., Alvarez, P. J. J., & Liu, K. "Poly(vinylidene fluoride) membrane supported nano zero-valent iron for metronidazole removal: Influences of calcium and bicarbonate ions. ." J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. , 49: 113-118.

     
     

    Yoo H-Y, S. Yan, D. Jeon, Y. Mackeyev, Y-Y Ahn, H-J Kim, L. J. Wilson, P.J.J. Alvarez, Y. Lee, W. Song, J. Kim, and J. Lee "Visible light sensitized degradation of microcystins by tin porphyrin derivatized silica: Evidence for a non singlet oxygen mechanism. ." Environ. Sci. Technol.Submitted

     
     

    Yoo H-Y, S. Yan, D. Jeon, Y. Mackeyev, Y-Y Ahn, H-J Kim, L. J. Wilson, P.J.J. Alvarez, Y. Lee, W. Song, J. Kim, and J. Lee "Visible light sensitized degradation of microcystins by tin porphyrin derivatized silica: Evidence for a non singlet oxygen mechanism. ." Environ. Sci. Technol. Submitted

     
     

    Zhang C., S. Chen, P. J. J. Alvarez and W. Chen "Reduced graphene oxide enhances horseradish peroxidase stability by serving as radical scavenger and redox mediator. ." Carbon, 94: 531–538.

     
     

    Zhao P.Y., P. J. Alvarez, J. Wang, and C. Pan "Development of analytical method on pesticide residues in berries with dispersive solid phase extraction by mixture sorbents of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and primary secondary amine." J. Agric. Food Chem.Submitted

     
     

    Zhao P.Y., P. J. Alvarez, J. Wang, and C. Pan "Development of analytical method on pesticide residues in berries with dispersive solid phase extraction by mixture sorbents of multiwalled carbon nanotubes and primary secondary amine. ." J. Agric. Food Chem. Submitted

     
     

    Zhou J., H. Zhao, Z. Zhang, M. Hu, H. Yu, X. Xu, J. Vidonish, P. J.J. Alvarez and L. Zhu (2015) "Granular activated carbon as nucleating agent for aerobic sludge granulation: Effect of GAC size on velocity field differences (GAC versus flocs) and aggregation behavior. ." Bioresour. Technol. , 198: 358-363.

     
     

    Zhu L., H. Yu, Z. Zhang, X. Dai, X. Xu and P. J.J. Alvarez "Gradient reducing aeration in enhanced aerobic granular sludge process optimizes the dominant microbial community and its function." Wat. Res. Submitted

     
     

     Li. M., J. Mathieu, Y. Liu, E.T. Van Orden, Y. Yang, S. Fiorenza, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). The abundance of tetrahydrofuran/dioxane monooxygenase genes (thmA/dxmA) and 1,4-dioxane degradation activity are significantly correlated at various impacted aquifers. ES&T Letters. (1), 122-127.

     
     

    20. Brame J., M. Long, Y. Mackayev, L.J. Wilson, Q. Li and, P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). "Trading power for efficiency: differential inhibition of photo-generated hydroxyl radicals versus singlet oxygen.." Wat. Res. , 60: 259-266.

     
     

    Brame J., A.J. Kennedy, C.D. Lounds, A.J. Bednar, P.J. J. Alvarez, A.M. Scott, and J. K. Stanley (2014). Environmental implications of interactions between nanomaterials and munitions constituents. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. (In press)

     
     

    Brame J., A.J. Kennedy, C.D. Lounds, A.J. Bednar, P.J. J. Alvarez, A.M. Scott, and J. K. Stanley "Influence of carbon and metal oxide nanomaterials on aqueous concentrations of the munition constituents cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine (RDX) and tungsten. ." Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 33(5): 1035-42.

     
     

    Brame J., V. Fattori, R. Clarke, Y. Mackeyev, L. J. Wilson, Q. Li and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). Water disinfection using nanotechnology for safer irrigation: A demonstration project in Swaziland. Environmental Engineer and Scientist: Applied Research and Practice. 50(2):40-46.

     
     

    Choi Y., Y. Ye, Y. Mackeyev, M. Cho, L.J. Wilson, J. Lee, P.J.J. Alvarez, W. Choi, J. Lee (2014). C60 aminofullerene-magnetite nanocomposite designed for efficient visible light photocatalysis and magnetic recovery. Carbon 69:92-100

     
     

    Farrell J., J. Fortner, S. Work, C. Avendano, N. Gomez, R. Zarate Araiza, Q. Li, P.J.J. Alvarez, V. Colvin, A. Kan, and M. Tomson (2014). Evaluation of nanoscale magnetite for arsenic removal from drinking water wells in Guanajuato, Mexico. Env. Eng. Sci. (Submitted).

     
     

    Gaspar J., J. Mathieu, Y. Yang, R. Tomson, J. Diouma Leyris, K. Gregory and P.J.J. Alvarez "Microbial Dynamics and Control in Shale Oil and Gas Production. ES&T Letters. ." ES&T Letters. , (12): 465–473.

     
     

    Kang F., P.J.J. Alvarez, and D. Zhu (2014). Microbial EPS reduce Ag+ to silver nanoparticles and antagonize bactericidal activity. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48: 316–322.

     
     

    Koo Y, J. Wang, Q. Zhang, H. Zhu, E. W. Chehab, V. L. Colvin, P. J. J. Alvarez, and J. Braam (2014). "Fluorescence Reports Intact Quantum Dot Uptake into Roots and Translocation to Leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana and Subsequent Ingestion by Insect Herbivores. Environ. ." Sci. Technol., 48 (12): 6754–6762.

     
     

    Liu L., M. Sun, Qi. Li, H. Zhang, P.J.J. Alvarez, H. Liu, and W. Chen (2014). Genotoxicity and Cytotoxicity of CdS Nanomaterials to Mice: Comparison between Nanorods and Nanodots. Env. Eng. Sci. (Submitted).

     
     

    Ma J. W.G. Rixey and P.J.J. Alvarez "Increased fermentation activity and persistent methanogenesis in a model aquifer system following source removal of an ethanol blend release Wat. ." Res. 68:479-486.

     
     

    Ma J., H. Luo, G. E. DeVaull, W. G. Rixey, and P. J. J. Alvarez (2014). Numerical Model Investigation for Potential Methane Explosion and Benzene Vapor Intrusion Associated with High-Ethanol Blend Releases. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (1), 474–481.

     
     

    Mao D., L. Yi, J. Mathieu, Q. Wang,L. Feng, Q. Mu, C. Feng, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). Persistence of extracellular DNA in Haihe River sediment facilitates antibiotic resistance gene propagation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (1), 71–78.

     
     

    Mathieu J.M., E.A. Alvarez and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). "Recombination-Assisted Megaprimer (RAM) Cloning.." MethodsX , 1: 23-29..

     
     

    Mauter M.S., P.J.J. Alvarez, A. Burton, D C. Cafaro, W. Chen, G. Jiang, Q. Li, J. Pittock, D. Reible and J.L. Schnoor (2014). Regional variation in water-related impacts of shale gas development and implications for emerging international plays. Environ. Sci. Technol. (Submitted).

     
     

    McPhail A., R. Griffin, M. El-Halwagi, K. Medlock and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). An environmental, economic, and energy assessment of municipal solid waste’s ultimate analysis and moisture content in a parallel co-combustion process. Energy & Fuels (In press).

     
     

    Monzon O., Y. Yang, C. Yu, Q. Li and P.J.J. Alvarez "Microbial Fuel Cells under Extreme Salinity: Performance and Microbial Analysis. Environmental Chemistry. ." Environmental Chemistry, doi.org: 10.1071.

     
     

    Monzon O., Y. Yang, C. Yu, Q. Li and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). Microbial Fuel Cells under Extreme Salinity: Performance and Microbial Analysis. Environmental Chemistry. (Submitted).

     
     

    Toledo D., M.L.B. da Silva, C.W. Nossa, P.J.J. Alvarez and H.X. Corseuil "Assessment of microbial communities associated with fermentative-methanogenic biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons in groundwater contaminated with a biodiesel blend (B20).." Biodegradation. , 25 (5): 681-691.

     
     

    Toledo D., M.L.B. da Silva, C.W. Nossa, P.J.J. Alvarez and H.X. Corseuil (2014). Syntrophic microbial communities associated with fermentative-methanogenic biodegradation of aromatic hydrocarbons in groundwater contaminated with a biodiesel blend (B20). Biodegradation. (Submitted).

     
     

    Vega L.M., J. Mathieu, Y. Yang, B.H. Pyle, E. Valenzuela Jr, C.D. Munoz, R.J.C. McLean, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). Nickel or cadmium ions inhibit quorum sensing and biofilm formation without affecting viability in Burkholderia multivorans and affect other QS-influenced traits in additional proteobacteria. Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad. (Submitted).

     
     

    VegaL.M., P.J.J. Alvarez and R.J.C. McLean (2013). Bacterial signaling ecology and potential applications during biofilm construction. Microbial Ecology DOI 10.1007/s00248-013-0321-1.

     
     

    Wang J., Y. Yang, H. Zhu, J. Braam, J.L. Schnoor and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). "Uptake, translocation and transformation of quantum dots with cationic versus anionic coatings by poplar trees.." Environ. Sci. Technol., 48(12): 6754–6762.

     
     

    Xiu Z-M., J. Mathieu, Y. Liu, J. Wang, D. Zhu and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). Elucidating the genetic basis for E. coli defense against silver toxicity using mutant arrays. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. (In press).

     
     

    Yang Y., J. Quensen, J. Mathieu, Q. Wang, J. Wang, M. Li, J.M. Tiedje, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2014). Impact of Silver Nanoparticles on the Microbial Community Structure of Activated Sludge: A Pyrosequencing Assessment. Wat. Res. 48:317-325.

     
     

    Yang Y., M. Li, C. Michels, H. Moreira-Soares and Pedro J.J. Alvarez (2014). . "Differential sensitivity of nitrifying bacteria to silver nanoparticles in activated sludge.." Environ. Toxicol. Chem. , 33 (10): 2234-2239.

     
     

    Yi L., F. Yang, J. Mathieu, D. Mao, W. Qing, and P.J.J Alvarez (2014). Proliferation of multidrug-resistance NDM-1 genes in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Northern China. ES&T Letters. (1), 26−30.

     
     

    Zhai G., K.S. Walters, D.W. Peate, P.J.J. Alvarez, and J.L. Schnoor (2014). Transport of gold nanoparticles through the plasmodesmata and precipitation of gold ions in leaf cells of whole poplars. ES&T Letters 1(2):146–151

     
     

    Zhang C., Chen W., and P.J. J. Alvarez (2014). "Manganese peroxidase degrades pristine but not surface-oxidized (carboxylated) single-walled carbon nanotubes. ." Environ. Sci. Technol. , 48(14): 7918–7923.

     
     

    Brame J., S.W. Hong, J. Lee and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Photocatalytic pre-treatment with food-grade TiO2 increases the bioavailability and bioremediation potential of weathered oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Chemosphere 90: 2315–2319.

     
     

    Da Silva M.B., D. Gomez and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Analytical model for BTEX natural attenuation in the presence of fuel ethanol and its anaerobic metabolite acetate. J. Contam. Hydrol. 146: 1–7.

     
     

    Domınguez-Faus R., C. Folberth, J. Liu, A.M. Jaffe, and P. J.J. Alvarez (2013). Climate change would increase the water footprint of corn ethanol in the USA.  Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (11): 6030–6037.

     
     

    Huete-Perez J. A., J.G. Tundisi, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Will Nicaragua’s interoceanic canal result in an environmental catastrophe for Central America? Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, 47 (23): 13217–13219.

     
     

    Li.M., J. Mathieu , Y. Yang. S. Fiorenza, Y. Deng, Z. He, J. Zhou and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Widespread Distribution of Soluble Di-iron Monooxygenase (SDIMO) Genes in Arctic Groundwater Impacted by 1,4-Dioxane. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47: 9950–9958.

     
     

    Liao Y., J. Brame, W. Que, Z. Xiu, H. Xie, Q. Li, M. Fabian, and P.J.J Alvarez (2013). Photocatalytic generation of multiple ROS types using low-temperature crystallized anodic TiO2 nanotube arrays. J. Haz. Mat. 260(15): 434–441.

     
     

    Liu D., Z-M Xiu, F. Liu, G. Wu, D. Adamson, C. Newell, P. Vikesland, A-L Tsai, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Perfluorooctanoic acid degradation in the presence of Fe(III) under natural sunlight J. Haz. Mat. 262: 456–463.

     
     

    Ma J., C.W. Nossa, Z. Xiu, W.G. Rixeyand P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Adaptive changes in microbial community structure in response to a continuous pilot-scale release of an ethanol blend. Environmental Pollution. 178:419-425.

     
     

    Ma J., W.G. Rixey, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Microbial Processes Influencing the Transport, Fate and Groundwater Impacts of Fuel Ethanol Releases. Curr. Opin. Biotechnol. 24:457-466.

     
     

    Qu X., P.J.J. Alvarez and Q. Li (2013). Applications of Nanotechnology in Water and Wastewater Treatment. Water Research. 47, (12), 3931–3946.

     
     

    Qu X., P.J.J. Alvarez and Q. Li (2013). Photochemical transformation of carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes: role of reactive oxygen species. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47, 14080−14088.

     
     

    Rysz M., W. Mansfield and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Tetracycline Resistance Gene Maintenance under varying Bacterial Growth Rate, Substrate And Oxygen Availability, and Tetracycline Concentration. Environ. Sci. Technol. 44(19): 7220–7225.

     
     

    Toledo-Ramos D., M.L.B. da Silva,H.S. Chiaranda, P.J.J. Alvarez, and H.X. Corseuil (2013). Biostimulation of Anaerobic BTEX Biodegradation under Fermentative Methanogenic Conditions in Groundwater Contaminated with a Biodiesel Blend (B20). Biodegradation 24(3):333-41.

     
     

    Wang J., Y. Koo, A. Alexander, Y. Yang, S. Westerhof, Q. Zhang, J.L. Schnoor, V.. Colvin, J. Braam, and P.J.J. Alvarez(2013). Phyto-Stimulation of Poplars and Arabidopsis Exposed to Silver Nanoparticles and Ag+ at Sub-Lethal Concentrations. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (10): 5442–5449.

     
     

    Yang Y., J. Wang, H. Zhu, Vicki L. Colvin and P.J.J. Alvarez (2013). Impacts of silver nanoparticles on cellular and transcriptional activity of nitrogen cycling bacteria. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 32 (7): 1488–1494.

     
     

    Zhao Z., Y-L Fang, P.J.J. Alvarez, and M. S. Wong (2013). Degrading perchloroethene at ambient conditions using Pd andPd-on-Au reduction catalysts. Appl. Catal. B Env. V140-141: 468-477.

     
     

    Kim H., Kim W., Mackeyev Y., Lee G-S., Kim H-J., Tachikawa T., Hong S. Lee S., Kim J., Wilson L., Majima T., Alvarez P.J.J., Choi W., and Lee J. (2012). Selective Oxidative Degradation of Organic Pollutants by Singlet Oxygen-Mediated Photosensitization: Tin Porphyrin versus C60 Aminofullerene Systems. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46, 9606−9613

     
     

    Liao Y., J. Brame, W. Que, Z. Xiu, H. Xie, Q. Li, M. Fabian, and P.J.J Alvarez (2012). Low
    Temperature Crystallization of Anodic TiO2 Nanotube Array in Water: Synthesis,
    Performance and Mechanistic Insight. ACS Nano (Submitted).

     
     

    Ma J., W.G. Rixey, G.E. DeVaull, B.P. Stafford, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2012). Bioattenuation of Methane along the Groundwater to Soil Surface Pathway in a Pilot-Scale Aquifer Impacted by Fuel Ethanol and Implications for Explosion Risk Reduction. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46 (11), 6013–6019

     
     

    Mathieu J., F. Wang, L. Segatori and P.J.J. Alvarez (2012), Attenuation of oxysterol-induced cytotoxicity using a lysosomal-associated membrane protein 1 (LAMP1)-cholesterol oxidase fusion that targets the lysosome. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 109(9): 2409-2415.

     
     

    Mathieu J., F. Wang, L. Segatori and P.J.J. Alvarez (2012), Attenuation of oxysterol-induced cytotoxicity using a lysosomal-associated membrane protein 1 (LAMP1)-cholesterol oxidase fusion that targets the lysosome. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 109(9): 2409-2415.

     
     

    Qu X., J. Brame, Q. Li and P.J.J. Alvarez (2012). Nanotechnology for Safer Water Supply: Enabling Integrated Water Treatment and Reuse.  Acc. Chem. Res. 46, (3), 834-843.

     
     

    Qu X., P.J.J. Alvarez and Q. Li (2012). Impact of Sunlight and Humic Acid on the Deposition Kinetics of Aqueous Fullerene Nanoparticles (nC60). Environ. Sci. Technol. 46 (24):13455–13462.

     
     

    Xiu Z., Q. Zhang, H.L. Puppala, V.L. Colvin, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2012). Negligible Particle-Specific Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles. Nanoletters. 12, 4271−4275.

     
     

    Yang Y., J. Wang, H. Zhu, Vicki L. Colvin and P.J.J. Alvarez (2012). Relative Susceptibility and Transcriptional Response of Nitrogen Cycling Bacteria to Quantum Dots. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46(6): 3433−3441.

     
     

    Yang Y., J.M. Mathieu, S. Chattopadhyay, J.T. Miller, T.Wu, T. Shibata, W. Guo and P.J.J. Alvarez (2012). Microbial Defense Mechanisms against Quantum Dots and Their Released Heavy Metals. ACS Nano. doi: 10.1021/nn3011619.


     
     

    Adams, L.K., D.Y. Lyon and P.J.J. Alvarez "Comparative toxicity of Nano-Scale TiO2, SiO2 and ZnO Water Suspensions." Wat. Res. (2006) In Press

     
     

    Capiro, N.L., B.P. Stafford, W.G. Rixey, P.J.J. Alvarez, and P.B. Bedient "Fuel-Grade Ethanol Transport at the Water Table Interface in a Pilot-Scale Aquifer Tank." Water Research (2006) Submitted

     
     

    DaSilva M.L.B., R.C. Daprato, D.E. Gomez, J.B. Hughes, C.H. Ward, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Comparison of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation for the Enhancement of DNAPL Source Zone Bioremediation." Water Environment Research (2006) In Press

     
     

    DaSilva M.L.B., R.L. Johnson, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Microbial characterization of a subsurface undergoing treatment with a permeable reactive iron barrier." J. Environ. Engrg. (2006) Submitted

     
     

    DaSilva, M.L.B., Kamath, R., and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of simulated rhizodeposition on the relative abundance of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon catabolic genes in a contaminated soil.." Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 25(2) (2006) : 386-391.

     
     

    Dominguez, R., M.L.B. DaSilva, T.M. McGuire, D.A. Adamson, C.J. Newell, B.S. Yare and P.J.J. Alvarez "Source zone bioremediation of chlorobenzene DNAPLs: performance assessment using real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction." Wat. Res. (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Illman, W. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Performance assessment of bioremediation and natural attenuation." Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol. (2006) In Revision

     
     

    Lyon, D.Y., A. Thill, J. Rose, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Ecotoxicological Impacts of Nanomaterials." Environmental Nanotechnology (2006) In Press

     
     

    Lyon, D.Y., L.K. Adams, J.C. Falkner, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Antibacterial Activity of Fullerene Water Suspensions: Effect of Preparation Method and Particle Size." Environ. Sci. Technol., 40(14) (2006) : 4360-4366.

     
     

    Melendez-Estrada J., M.A. Amezcua-Allieri, P.J.J. Alvarez and R. Rodriguez-Vazquez "Phenanthrene removal by Penicillium frquentans grown on a solid state culture: effect of oxygen concentration." Environmental Technology, 27 (2006)

     
     

    O. Nut M., K.N. Heck, P.J.J. Alvarez, and M.S. Wong "Improved Pd-on-Au-Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Aqueous-Phase Trichloroethene Hydrodechlorination." Appl. Catal. B. EnvironIn Press

     
     

    Rysz, M. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Transport of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Resistance Carrying Plasmids through Porous Media." Wat. Sci. Technol. (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Vazquez-Morilla A., M. Vaca-Mier and P.J.J. Alvarez "Biological activation of ferric oxide for reduction of hexavalent chromium in presence of different anions." Eur. J. Soil Biol., 42 (2006) : 99-106.

     
     

    Wiesner, M.R., G.V. Lowry, P.J.J. Alvarez, D. Dionysiou, and P. Biswas "Assessing the risks of manufactured nanomaterials." Environ. Sci. Technol., 40(14) (2006) : 4337-4445.

     
     

    Xiaoshan, Zhu, Lin Zhu, Yan Li, Zhenghua Duan, Wei Chen and Pedro Alvarez "Develoopmental Toxicity in Zebrafish Embryos After Exposure to Manufactured Nanomaterials: Buckminsterfullerene Aggregates (nC60) and Fullerol." Environ. Toxicol. Chem. (2006) Submitted

     
     Articles
     

    Aiken G.,H. Hsu-Kim, J. Ryan, and P.J.J Alvarez (2011).  Guest Comment: Nanoscale Metal-Organic Matter Interactions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45(8), 3194–3195.

     
     

    Brame J., Q. Li and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Nanotechnology-enabled water treatment and reuse: emerging opportunities and challenges for developing countries. Trends in Food Science and Technology 22:618-624.

     
     

    Corseuil HX, A.L. Monier , A.P.N. Gomes , M. do Rosario and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Biodegradation of soybean and castor oil biodiesel: Implications on the natural attenuation of monoaromatic hydrocarbons in groundwater. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 31(3):111-118.

     
     

    Corseuil HX, A.L. Monier, M. Fernandes, M.R. Schneider, C. Nunes, M. do Rosario and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). BTEX Plume Dynamics Following an Ethanol Blend Release: Geochemical Footprint and Thermodynamic Constraints on Natural Attenuation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45(8), 3422–3429.

     
     

    Lee J., S. Hong, Y. Mackeyev, C. Lee, L.J. Wilson, J-H Kim and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Photosensitized Oxidation of Emerging Organic Pollutants by Tetrakis C60 Aminofullerene-Derivatized Silica under Visible Light Irradiation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (24): 10598–10604.

     
     

    Li D and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Avoidance, weight loss and cocoon production assessment for Eisenia fetida exposed to C60 in soil.  Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 30(11):2542-2545.

     
     

    Li D., W.C. Hockaday, C.A. Masiello, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Earthworm avoidance of biochar can be mitigated by wetting. Soil Biol. Biochem. 43(8): 1732-1737.

     
     

    LiM., S. Fiorenza, P. Conlon, S. Mahendra,and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Rapid analysis of 1, 4-dioxane in water by frozen micro-extraction with gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 31(4):70-76.

     
     

    Ma J., Z. Xiu, A.L. Monier, I. Mamonkina, Y. Zhang, B.P. Stafford, W.G. Rixey, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Aesthetic groundwater quality impacts of a continuous pilot-scale release of an ethanol blend. Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation. 31(3):47-54

     
     

    Raciny I., K.R. Zodrow, D. Li, Q. Li, and P. J. J. Alvarez (2011). Addition of a magnetite layer onto a polysulfone water treatment membrane to enhance virus removal. Wat. Sci. Technol. 63.10: 2346-2352.

     
     

    Xiu Z., J. Ma and PJJ. Alvarez (2011).  Differential Effect of Common Ligands and Molecular Oxygen on Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles versus Silver Ions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (20): 9003–9008

     
     

    Yang Y., H. Zhu, V.L. Colvin and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Cellular and transcriptional response of Pseudomonas stutzeri to quantum dots under aerobic and denitrifying conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45: 4988–4994

     
     

    Yi L., L. Xu, M. Rysz, Y. Wang, H. Zhang, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2011). Occurrence and transport of tetracycline, sulfonamide, quinolone and macrolide antibiotics in the Haihe River basin, China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (5): 1827–1833.

     
     

    Chen J., Z. Xiu, G. V. Lowry and P.J. J. Alvarez "Effect of natural organic matter on toxicity and reactivity of nano-scale zero-valent iron. Wat. Res." In Press

     
     

    Cho M., J, Lee, Y. Mackeyev, L.J. Wilson, P.J.J. Alvarez, J.B. Hughes and J-H. Kim "Visible light sensitized inactivation of MS-2 bacteriophage by novel amine-functionalized C60 derivative. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Da Silva MLB and P.J.J. Alvarez "Indole-based assay to assess the effect of ethanol on Pseudomonas putida F1 dioxygenase activity. Biodegradation." 

     
     

    Fang Y-L, J.T. Miller, N. Guo, K.N. Heck, P.J.J. Alvarez, and M.S. Wong "Structural analysis of palladium-decorated gold nanoparticles as colloidal bimetallic catalysts. Catalysis Today." 

     
     

    Gomez D. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Comparison of the effects of various fuel alcohols on the natural attenuation of benzene plumes: a simulation analysis using RT3D with the general substrate interaction module. J. Contam. Hydrol." 

     
     

    J, Lee, Y. Mackeyev, M. Cho, L.J. Wilson, J-H. Kim and P.J.J. Alvarez "C60 aminofullerene immobilized on silica as a visible-light-activated photocatalyst. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Ji L., W. Chen, S. Zheng, Z. Xu, P.J.J. Alvarez and D. Zhu "Adsorption of tetracycline on single-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes as affected via aqueous solution chemistry. Environ. Toxicol. Chem." 

     
     

    Kazy S., A. Monier, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Assessing the correlation between anaerobic toluene degradation activity and bssA concentrations in hydrocarbon-contaminated aquifer material. Biodegradation." 

     
     

    Lee C-W, S. Mahendra, K. Zodrow, D. Li, Y-C Tsai, J. Braam and P. J.J. Alvarez "Developmental phytotoxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles to Arabidopsis thaliana. Environ. Toxicol. Chem." 

     
     

    Lee J., S. Mahendra, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Nanomaterials in the construction industry: a review of their applications and environmental health and safety considerations. ACS Nano." 

     
     

    Lee J., W. Song, S.S. Jang, J.D. Fortner, P.J.J. Alvarez, W.J. Cooper and J-H Kim "Stability of water-stable C60 cluster (nC60) to OH radical oxidation and hydrated electron reduction. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Li D., J.D. Fortner, D.R. Johnson, C. Chen, Q. Li and P.J.J. Alvarez "Bioaccumulation of 14C60 by the earthworm Eisenia foetida. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Li M., S. Fiorenza, J. Chatham, S. Mahendra, and P.J.J. Alvarez "1,4-Dioxane biodegradation at low temperatures in Arctic groundwater samples. Water Research ." 

     
     

    Li Z., K. Greden, P.J.J. Alvarez, K. Gregory, and G.V. Lowry "Adsorbed organic macromolecules limits adhesion and toxicity of nano scale zero valent iron (NZVI) to E. coli. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Mathieu J., W.W. Mohn, L.D. Eltis, J. LeBlanc, G. Stewart, C. Dresen, K. Okamoto and P.J.J. Alvarez "7-Ketocholesterol catabolism by Rhodococcus jostii RHA1. Appl. Environ. Microbiol." 

     
     

    Powers S.E., Dominguez R., and P.J.J. Alvarez "The water footprint of biofuel production in the USA. Biofuels." 

     
     

    Qu X., Y-S Hwang, P.J.J. Alvarez, D. Bouchard and Q. Li "UV Irradiation and humic acid mediate aggregation of aqueous fullerene (nC60) nanoparticles. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Schloendorn, T. Webb, K. Kemmish, M. Hamalainen, D. Jackemeyer, L. Jiang, J. Mathieu, J. Rebo, J, Sankman, L. Sherman, L. Tontson, A. Qureshi., P.J.J. Alvarez, and B. Rittmann "Medical Bioremediation – a concept moving towards reality. Ageing Research." 

     
     

    Xiu Z-M, K.B. Gregory, G.V. Lowry, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of bare and coated nano-scale zero-valent iron on tceA and vcrA gene expression in Dehalococcoides spp. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Xiu Z-M, Z-H Jin, T-L Li, S. Mahendra, G.V. Lowry, and P.J.J Alvarez "Effect of nano-scale zero-valent iron particles on a mixed culture dechlorinating trichloroethylene. Bioresource Technology ." 

     
     

    Yi L., M. Daqing, M. Rysz, Z. Hongjie, X. Lin, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Trends in antibiotic resistance genes occurrence in the Haihe River, China. Environ. Sci. Technol." 

     
     

    Alvarez P.J.J., V. Colvin, J. Lead and V. Stone (2009). Research Priorities to Advance Eco-Responsible Nanotechnology. ACS Nano 3(7):1616-1619.

     
     

    Brunet L., Lyon D.Y., Hotze E.M., Alvarez P.J.J., and Wiesner M.R. (2009). Comparative photoactivity of fullerenes and titanium dioxide: mechanisms, implications on antimicrobial activity and applications. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43, 4355–4360.

     
     

    Dominguez R., S.E. Powers, J.G. Burken and P.J.J. Alvarez (2009). The water footprint of biofuels: a drink or drive issue? Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (9), 3005-3010.

     
     

    Durnin G. J. Clomburg, Z. Yeates, P.J.J. Alvarez, K. Zygourakis,  P. Campbell, and R. Gonzalez (2009). Understanding and Harnessing the Microaerobic Metabolism of Glycerol in Escherichia coli. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 103(1) 148-161.

     

     

     
     

    Gomez D. and P.J.J. Alvarez (2009). Modeling the Natural attenuation of benzene in groundwater impacted by ethanol-blended fuels: effect of ethanol content on the lifespan and maximum length of benzene plumes. Wat. Resour. Res. 45,, W03409, doi: 10. 1029?2008WR007159.

     
     

    Goyal A. , A. Kumar, P. K. Patra, S. Mahendra,  P. J. J. Alvarez, G. John, and P.M. Ajayan (2009). In-situ synthesis of silver nanoparticles-PDMS composite films. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 30: 1116-1122.

     
     

    Heck K.N., M.O. Nutt, P.J.J. Alvarez, and M.S. Wong (2009). Deactivation resistance of Pd/Au nanoparticle catalysts for water-phase hydrodechlorination. J. Catal. 267, 97-104.

     
     

    Illman W. and P.J.J. Alvarez (2009). Performance assessment of bioremediation and natural attenuation. Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol. 39 (4): 209-270.

     
     

    Lee J., Y. Mackeyev, M. Cho, D. Li, J-H. Kim, L.J. Wilson, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2009). Photochemical and Antimicrobial Properties of Novel C60 Derivatives in Aqueous Systems. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43(17):6604-6610.

     
     

    Lee J., Y. Mackeyev, M. Cho, D. Li, J-H. Kim, L.J. Wilson, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2009). Photochemical and Antimicrobial Properties of Novel C60 Derivatives in Aqueous Systems. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43(17):6604-6610.

     
     

    Mathieu J.M., J. Schloendorn, B.E.Rittmann and P.J.J. Alvarez (2009). Medical bioremediation of age-related diseases. Microbial Cell Factories. 8:21 (9 April 2009).

     
     

    Parisi V.A., G.R. Brubaker, M.J. Zenker, R.C. Prince, L.M. Gieg, M.L.B. da Silva, P.J.J. Alvarez, and J.M. Suflita (2009). Field metabolomics and laboratory assessments of anaerobic intrinsic bioremediation of hydrocarbons at a petroleum-contaminated site. Microbial Biotechnology.  2(2), 202-212. 

     
     

    Stafford B., N. Capiro, P.J.J. Alvarez and W. Rixey (2009). Pore Water Characteristics Following the Release of Neat Ethanol onto Pre-existing NAPL.  Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation. 29(3): 93-104.

     
     

    Zodrow K., L. Brunet, S. Mahendra, Q. Li, and P.J.J. Álvarez (2009). Polysulfone ultrafiltration membranes impregnated with silver nanoparticles show improved biofouling resistance and virus removal. Wat. Res. 43:715-723.

     
     

    Cápiro N.L, M.L. Da Silva, B. P. Stafford, W.G. Rixey, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Microbial community response to a release of neat ethanol onto residual hydrocarbons in a pilot-scale aquifer tank.." Environmental Microbiology, 10 (2008) : 2236-2244.

     
     

    Da Silva M.L.B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Exploring the correlation between halorespirer biomarker concentrations and TCE dechlorination rates." J. Environ. Engrg., 134 (2008) : 895-901.

     
     

    Dominguez R., M.L.B. da Silva, T.M. McGuire, D.A. Adamson, C.J. Newell, B.S. Yare and P.J.J. Alvarez "Source zone bioremediation of chlorobenzene DNAPLs: performance assessment using real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction.." Biodegradation, 19 (2008) : 545-553.

     
     

    Gomez D., P. Leblanc P. Bedient. W. Rixey and P.J.J. Alvarez "Modeling Benzene Plume Elongation Mechanisms Exerted by Ethanol Using RT3D with a General Substrate Interaction Module.." Wat. Resour. Res., 44 (2008)

     
     

    Hotze M., J. Labille, P.J.J. Alvarez and M. Wiesner "Mechanisms of photochemistry and reactive oxygen production by fullerene suspensions in water." Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (2008) : 4175-4180.

     
     

    Li Q., M. B. Tomson, M.S. Wong, and P. J.J. Alvarez "Nanotechnology: one answer to the global challenge of clean water.." Water 21 (2008) : 26-28.

     
     

    Li Q., S. Mahendra, D. Y. Lyon, L. Brunet, M. V. Liga, D. Li and P. J.J. Alvarez "Antimicrobial Nanomaterials for Water Disinfection and Microbial Control: Potential Applications and Implications." Wat. Res., 42 (2008) : 4591-4602.

     
     

    Li, D., Lyon D.Y., Q. Li, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of natural organic matter on the antibacterial activity of a fullerene water suspension." Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 27 (2008) : 1888-1894.

     
     

    Lyon D.Y. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Fullerene water suspension (nC60) exerts antibacterial effects via ROS-independent protein oxidation.." Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (2008) : 8127-8132.

     
     

    Lyon D.Y., D, Brown, E. Sundstrom, and P. J.J.Alvarez "Assessing a fullerene water suspension as an antibiofouling surface treatment.." Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad, 62 (2008) : 475-478.

     
     

    Lyon D.Y., L. Brunet, G.W. Hinkal, M.R. Wiesner, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Antibacterial activity of fullerene water suspensions (nC60) is not due to ROS-mediated damage.." Nanoletters, 8 (2008) : 1539-1543.

     
     

    Lyon, D.Y., D.A. Brown and P J.J. Alvarez "Implications and Potential Applications of Bactericidal Fullerene Water Suspensions: Effect of nC60 Concentration, Exposure Conditions and Shelf Life.." Wat. Sci. Technol., 57 (2008) : 1553-1538.

     
     

    Mahendra S., H. Zhu, V. Colvin and P. J. J. Alvarez "Quantum dot weathering results in microbial toxicity." Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (2008) : 9424-9430.

     
     

    Mathieu J., J. Schloendorn, B.E. Rittmann and P. J.J. Alvarez "Microbial degradation of 7-ketocholesterol." Biodegradation, 19 (2008) : 807-813.

     
     

    Rentz J.A., P.J.J. Alvarez, and J. L. Schnoor "Salicylate induced benzo[a]pyrene co-metabolism by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae JAR02.." Environmental Pollution, 151 (2008) : 669-677.

     
     

    Sawvel R., B. Kim and P.J.J. Alvarez "Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds at Extreme Shock Loading Using a Scaled-up Pilot Rotating Drum Biofilter.." J. Air & Waste Mngmt. Assoc., 58 (2008) : 1407-1414.

     
     

    Stephen J. Klaine S.J., P.J.J. Alvarez, G.E. Batley, T.F. Fernandes, R.D. Handy, D.Y. Lyon, S. Mahendra, M.J. McLaughlin, and J.R. Lead "Critical review of Nanomaterials in the Environment." Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 10 (2008) : 1825-1851.

     
     

    Wong M.S., P.J.J. Alvarez, Y.L. Fang, N. Akçin, M.O. Nutt, and K.H. Heck "Cleaner Water using Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts.." J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. (2008)

     
     

    Brunet L., D.Y. Lyon, K. Zodrow, J-C Rouch, B. Caussat, P. Serp, J-C Remigy, M.R. Wiesner, P.J.J. Alvarez "Properties of membranes containing semi-dispersed carbon nanotubes." Environ. Engrg. Sci., 24 (8) (2007) : 1122-1127.

     
     

    Capiro, N.L., B.P. Stafford, W.G. Rixey, P.B. Bedient, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Fuel-Grade Ethanol Transport at the Water Table Interface in a Pilot-Scale Aquifer Tank.." Water Research, 41(3) (2007) : 656-664.

     
     

    Da Silva M.L.B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Exploring the correlation between halorespirer biomarker concentration and TCE dechlorination rates." J. Environ. Engrg.Submitted

     
     

    Da Silva M.L.B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Microbial characterization of a subsurface undergoing treatment with a permeable reactive iron barrier.." Environ. Engrg. Sci., 24 (8) (2007) : 1122-1127.

     
     

    Da Silva, M.L.B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Quantification of Anaerobic Benzene Degraders Using Real-Time PCR." Environ. Microbiol., 9 (1) (2007) : 72-80.

     
     

    Dominguez R., M.L.B. da Silva, T.M. McGuire, D.A. Adamson, C.J. Newell, B.S. Yare and P.J.J. Alvarez "Source Zone bioremediation of chlorobenzene DNAPLs: performance assessment using real time quantitative polymerase chain reaction." BiodegradationSubmitted

     
     

    Fang J., D.Y. Lyon, M. Wiesner, J. Dong and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of a fullerene water suspension on bacterial phospholipids and membrane phase behavior." Environ. Sci. Technol., 41 (7) (2007) : 2636-2642.

     
     

    Gomez D., P. LeBlanc, P. Bedient, W. Rixey and P.J.J. Alvarez "Simulation of Effects of Ethanol on Benzene Plume Length using RT3D with a General Substrate Interaction Module." Wat. Resour. Res.Submitted

     
     

    Hotze M., A.R. Badireiddy, S. Chelam, P.J.J. Alvarez and M. Wiesner "Toxicity of fullerol nanoparticles to bacteriophages." Environ. Sci. Technol., 41 (18) (2007) : 6627-6632.

     
     

    Hotze M., J. Labille, P.J.J. Alvarez and M. Wiesner "Mechanisms of photochemistry and reactive oxygen production of fullerene suspension in water." Environ. Sci. Technol.In Press

     
     

    Illman W. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Performance assessment of bioremediation and natyural atttenuation.." Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol.In Press

     
     

    Li, D., Lyon, D.Y., Q. Li and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of natural organic matter on antibacterial activity of fullerene water suspension." Environ. Toxicol. ChemSubmitted

     
     

    Lyon D.Y., D. Brown, E. Sundstrom, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Assessing a fullerene water suspension as an antibiofouling surface treatment." Int. Biodeterior. Biodegrad.In Press

     
     

    Lyon D.Y., L. Brunet, G.W. Hinkal, M.R. Wiesner, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Antibacterial activity of Fullerene water suspensions (nC60) is not due to ROS-mediated damage.." NanolettersSubmitted

     
     

    Lyon, D.Y., D.A. Brown and P.J.J. Alvarez "Implications and Potential Applications of Bactericidal Fullerene Water Suspensions: Effect of nC60 Concentration, Exposure Conditions and Shelf Life." Waat. Sci. Technol.Submitted

     
     

    Rentz J.A., P.J.J. Alvarez, and J.L. Schnoor "Salicylate induced benzo[a]otrebe cinetabosism by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae JAR02.." Environmental PollutionIn Press

     
     

    Sawvel R.A., B. Kim and P.J.J. Alvarez "Removal of volatile orgnic compounds at extreme shock-loading using a scaled-up pilot rotating drum biofilter.." J.AWMASubmitted

     
     

    Vazquez-Morrillas A., M. Vaca-Mier, M. Beltran-Villavicencio, R. Lopez-Callejas, y P.J.J. Alvarez "Reduccion de percioroetileno y cromo hexavalente mediante Fe(0) y bioestimulacion de microorganismos anaerobios." Rev. Int. Contam. Ambient., 23 (2) (2007) : 51-58.

     
     

    Wong, Michael S., P.J.J. Alvarez, Y.L. Fang, N. Akcin, M.O. Nutt, and K.H. Heck. "Cleaner Water using Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts." J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol.In Press

     
     

    Zhu X., L. Zhu, Y. Li, Z. Duan, Chen and P.J.J. Alvarez "Developmental Toxicity in Zebrafish Embryos after Exposure to Manufactured Namomaterials: Buckminsterfullerene Aggregates (nC60) and Fullerol.." Environ. Toxicol. Chem, 26 (5) (2007) : 976-979.

     
     

    Adams, L.K., D.Y. Lyon, A. McIntosh and P.J.J. Alvarez "Comparative Toxicity of Nano-Scale Ti02, Si02 and Zn0 Water Suspensions." Wat. Sci. Technol. (2005) Submitted

     
     

    DaSilva, M.L.B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Quantification of Anaerobic Benzene Degraders Using Real-Time PCR." Appl. Environ. Microbiol (2005) In Press

     
     

    DaSilva, M.L.B., G.M, Ruiz-Aquilar, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Enhanced anaerobic biodegradation of BTEX-ethanol mixtures in aquifer columns amended with sulfate, chelated ferric iron or nitrate." Biodegradation, 16 (2005) : 105-114.

     
     

    DaSilva, M.L.B., Kamath, R., and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of simulated rhizodeposition on the relative abundance of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon catabolic genes in a contaminated soil." Environ. Toxicol. Chem. (2005) In Press

     
     

    DeGray, A.D.N.J. (corresponding author) P.J.J. Alvarez, R.O. Bady, A.M. Cuervo, J. Jerome, P.L. McCarty, R.A. Nixon, B.E. Rittmann, J.R. Sparrow "Medical bioremediation: prospects for the application of microbial catabolic diversity to several major age-related diseases." Ageing Research Reviews, 4 (2005) : 315-338.

     
     

    Kamath, R., J.L. Schnoor, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of simulated rhizodeposition on the fate of phenanthrene in aged contaminated soils." Environ. Sci. Technol. (2005) In Press

     
     

    Lyon, D.Y., L.K. Adams, J.C. Falkner, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Antibacterial Activity of Four Differently Prepared Fullerene Water Suspensions." Enbviron. Sci. Technol (2005) Submitted

     
     

    Rentz, J.A., P.J.J. Alvarez, and J.L. Schnoor "Benzo[a]pyrene co-metabolism in the presence of plant root extracts and exudates: Implications for phytoremediation." Environmental Pollution, 136 (2005) : 477-484.

     
     

    Rysz, M. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Transport of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and Resistance Carrying Plasmids through Porous Media." Wat. Sci. Technol. (2005) Submitted

     
     

    Shrout, J., P. Larese-Casanova, M.M. Scherer, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Sustained and complete hexahydro- 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) degradation in zero-valent iron simulated barriers under different microbial conditions.." Environmental Pollution, 12 (2005) : 1115-1126.

     
     

    Xiaoshan Zhu, Lin Zhu, Yan Li, Zhenghua Duan, Wei Chen and Pedro J.J. Alvarez "Developmental Toxicity in Zebrafish Embryos After Exposure to Manufactured Nanomaterials: Buckminsterfullerene Aggregates (nC60) and Fullerol." Environ. Sci. Technol. (2005) Submitted

     
     

    Da Silva M.L.B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Enhanced anaerobic biodegradation of BTEX-ethanol mixtures in bioaugmented aquifer columns." Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 70(8) (2004) : 4720-4726.

     
     

    Fang J., N. Lovanh, and P.J.J. Alvarez "The Use of Isotopic and Lipid Analysis Techniques linking Toluene Degradation to Specific Microorganisms: Applications and Limitations." Wat. Res. (2004) In Press

     
     

    Ginner J.L., P.J.J. Alvarez, S.L. Smith, and M.M. Scherer "Nitrate and Nitrite Reduction by Fe^0 Influence of Mass Transport, temperature, pH, and Denitrifying Microbes." Environ. Eng. Sci., 21(2) (2004) : 219-229.

     
     

    J. Melendez-Estrada, M.A. Amezcua-Allieri, P.J.J. Alvarez and R. Rodriguez-Vazquez "Phenanthrene removal by Penicillium frequentans grown on a solid-state culture: effect of oxygen concentration." Environmental Technology (2004) Submitted

     
     

    Kamath R., J.L. Schnoor, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of root-derived substrates on the expression of nah-lux genes in Pseudomonas fluorescens HK44 implications for PAH biodegradation in the rhizosphere." Environ. Sci. Technol., 38 (2004) : 1740-1745.

     
     

    Kamath R., J.L. Schnoor, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of simulated rhizodeposition on the fate of phenanthrene in aged contaminated soils." Environ. Sci. Technol. (2004) Submitted

     
     

    Lovanh N. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Effect of ethanol, acetate, and phenol on toluene degradation actitivity and tod-lux expression in Pesudomonas putida TOD102: an evaluation of the metabolic flux dilution model." Biotechnol. Bioeng., 86(7): 801-808.

     
     

    Oh B-T and P.J.J. Alvarez "Removal of explosives using an integrated Fe^0-microbial treatment in flow-through columns." Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 73 (2004) : 1-8.

     
     

    Rentz J.A., P.J.J. Alvarez, and J.L. Schnoor "Repression of Pseudomonas putida phenanthrene degrading activity by plant root extracts." Environmental Microbiology, 6(6) (2004) : 574-583.In Press

     
     

    Rentz J.A., P.J.J. Alvarez, and J.L. Schnoor "Salicylate induced benzo[a]pyrene co-metabolixm by Sphingomonas yanoikuyae JAR02." Environmental Microbiology (2004) Submitted

     
     

    Rysz M. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Amplification and Attenuation of Tetracycline Resistance in Soil Bacteria: Aquifer Column Experiments." Wat. Res., 38 (2004) : 3705-3712.

     
     

    Shrout J.D., L.A. Sherburne and P.J.J. Alvarez "Hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) degradation by Acetobacterium paludosum." Bioremediation (2004) In Press

     
     

    Shrout, J., P. Larese-Casanova, M.M. Scherer and P.J.J. Alvarez "Sustained 1,3,5 Hexahydro- 1,3,5-triazine (RDX) degradation in zero-valent iron simulated barriers under different microbial conditions.." Environmental Pollution (2004) Submitted

     
     Books
     

    Da Silva M.L.B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Bioaugmentation. In: K. N. Timmis (ed.). Handbook of hydrocarbon microbiology: microbial interactions with hydrocarbons oils, fats and related hydrophobic substrates and products.." 

     
     

    Jaesang Lee, Shaily Mahendra, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Potential Environmental Impacts of Nanomaterials Used in the Construction Industry. Nanotechnology in Construction - 3. ." 

     
     

    Alvarez, P.J.J. and W. Illman "Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants: Process Fundamentals and Mathematical Models."  (2006) : 608.

     
     

    Loucks, D.P., P.J. Alvarez, et al. "CLEANER and NSF's Environmental Observatories." National Academies Press, National Research Council of the Academies (2006)

     
     

    Kalogerakis, N., E. Psillakis and P.J.J. Alvarez (Editors) "Recent Advances in Bioremediation: a special issue." Environment International, 31 (2) (2005)

     
     

    Alvarez P.J.J. and W. Illman "Bioremediation and Natural Attenuation of Groundwater Contaminants: Process Fundamentals and Mathematical Models."  (2004) Submitted

     
     Book chapters
     

    Buono R.M., K.R. Zodrow, P.J.J. Alvarez and Q. Li (2015). "A New Frontier in Texas: Managing and Regulating Brackish Groundwater.." Water Policy

     
     

    Da Silva M. J. Ma and P.J.J. Alvarez (2015). "Methods to Assess the Fate and Impacts of Biofuels in Aquifer Systems." Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols. Volume 12: Applications in Degradation - Pollution Mitigation and Waste Treatment, 12: 1-27.

     
     

    Alvarez P.J.J. "Reflecciones sobre el canal interocianico en Nicaragua: ¿Desarrollo economico verus proteccion ambiental? In: el canal interoceanico por, aportes al debate. Nicaragua Academia de Ciencias de Nicaragua. ." : 24-36.

     
     

    Brame J. and P.J.J. Alvarez "Challenges and Opportunities in the Use of Nanotechnology for Water treatment and Wastewater Reuse. In: K. Korhonen-Kurki and M. Fox (eds). Towards New Solutions in Managing Environmental Crisis. Environmentalica Fenica ." 

     
     

    Nel, D. Grainger, P.J.J. Alvarez, S. Badesha, V, Castranova, M. Ferrari, H. Godwin, P. Grodzinski, J. Morris, N. Savage, N. Scott and M. Wiesner (2010). Chapter 4: Nanotechnology Environmental, Health, and Safety Issues. In: M.C. Rocco, M.A. Mirkin, and M.C. Hersam (eds). Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020, Springer, Boston and Berlin, 2010.

     
     

    Rittmann B.E. and P.J.J. Alvarez (2010). Bio- and nanoengineering: the future of wastewater treatment.In: A World of Opportunities- working in the international water sector” IWA Publishing. pp. 14-15.

     
     

    Kamath R., J. Rentz, J.L. Schnoor, and P.J.J. Alvarez (2004). Phytoremediation of hydrocarbon-cobtaminated soils: principles and applications. In: R. Vazquez-Duhalt and R. Quintero-Ramirez (Eds.). Petroleum Biotechnology, 151. Elsevier, ISBN: 0-444-51699-9.

     
     Conference papers
     

    Alvarez P.J.J., Q. Li, and J. (2010). Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment And Reuse for Developing Countries: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges. In: KC. Ribeiro, O. Garrido de Assis, L. Caparelli Mattoso, and S, Mascarenhas (eds). International Conference on Food and Agriculture Applications of Nanotechnology. FAO Nano Agri 2010, pp. 16-22.  ISBN 978-85-63274-02-4.

     
     

    DaSilva, Marcio L.B., D.Y. Lyon, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Bioremediation: From Microscopic Observations to Macroscopic Implications." Proceedings (2005) In Press

     
     

    DaSilva, Marcio L.B., D.Y. Lyon, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Bioremediation: From Microscopic Observations to Macroscopic Implications.."  (2004 Aug) In Press

     
     

    Shrout, J.S., P. Larese-Casanova, M.M. Scherer, and P.J.J. Alvarez "Sustained RDX degradation in bioaugmented, simulated fe(0) permeable reactive barriers.."  (2004 May) In Press

     
     

    Sutton, B. and P.J.J. Alvarez "RDX degradation by Shewanella algae BrY and its biogenic iron mineral."  (2004 May) In Press

     
     Other
     

    Alvarez P.J.J. , J.G. Burken, J. D. Coan, M. E. Dias de Oliveira, R. Dominguez-Faus, D. E. Gomez, A.M. Jaffe, K. B. Medlock III, S. E. Powers, R. Soligo, L. A. Smulcer "The Fundamentals of a Sustainable U.S. Biofuels Policy, Research Paper, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University." 

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "Ecotoxicology of nanomaterials ." UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. (4/08)

     
     

    "Environmental applications and implications of fullerenes." U Iowa (Caterpillar lecture), Iowa City, IA. (4/08)

     
     

    "Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology." Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD . (11/08 )

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and environmental engineering." Universidad Aut¿noma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico. (June 2006)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Clarke Prize Lecture." National Water Research Institute , Newport Beach, CA. (11/12)

     
     

    "Convergence of microbiology and nanotechnology." KIST, Seoul, South Korea . (1/12)

     
     

    "Emerging opportunities in bio and nanotechnology." BP, Houston, TX. (4/12)

     
     

    "Environmental applications & implications of nanotechnology." University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. (10/12)

     
     

    "Environmental applications & implications of nanotechnology." University of Auckland , Auckland, New Zealand. (7/12)

     
     

    "Environmental applications & implications of nanotechnology." University of Notre Dame, IN. (2/12)

     
     

    "Nano-ecotoxicology." Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (CEE) , Florianopolis, Brazil . (5/12)

     
     

    "Nanomaterial interactions with the environment." China University of Geosiences, Beijing, China . (1/12)

     
     

    "Nanomaterials bioavailability and environmental effects." NSF, Washington, D.C. (12/12)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and water." Florianopolis, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Chemistry). (10/12)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for biofouling control." KAIST, Seoul, South Korea . (11/12)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology-enabled water treatment and reuse." Water Research Commission , Pretoria, South Africa . (9/12)

     
     

    "Natural attenuation forensic assessment." Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ. (11/12)

     
     

    "Photocatalysis for safer peri-urban irrigation." UN Food and Agriculture Organization , Maiseru, Swaziland . (5/12)

     
     

    "Potential environmental impacts of nanotechnology." University of Bologna , Bologna, Italy. (4/12)

     
     

    "Quantum dots-microbial interactions." Universidad de Merida , Merida, Mexico. (1/12)

     
     

    "7th Conf. on Environmental Protection and Nanotechnology, Taipei, Taiwan- Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology."

     
     

    "Brown University, Providence, RI- Antimicrobial nanoparticles: implications and applications."

     
     

    "FAO, UN, San Carlos, Brazil- Nano-enabled water treatment: opportunities and challenges."

     
     

    "Haiffa University, Nazareth, Israel- Photocatalytic disinfection with aminofullerene nanoparticles."

     
     

    "IWA, Montreal, Canada- Nanotechnology applications in the water treatment sector."

     
     

    "KUST, Kunming, China- Environmental nanotechnology."

     
     

    "Kanya Maka Vidyalaya, Jalandhar, India- Environmental challenges: A Global Concern."

     
     

    "Labein Tecnalia, Bilbao, Spain- Ecotoxcology of engineered nanomaterials."

     
     

    "McGill University, Montreal, Canada- Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology."

     
     

    "Ministry of Agriculture, Cairo, Egypt- Nanotechnology for sustainable water management."

     
     

    "Mintek Advanced Materials Division, Johannesburg, South Africa- Nano-enabled functionalized water treatment membranes."

     
     

    "National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.- Fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles."

     
     

    "National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan- Bioremediation of hydrocarbon releases."

     
     

    "National Nanotechnology Initiative, Chicago, IL- Research priorities in Environmental Technology."

     
     

    "National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan- Phytoremedation: principles and applications."

     
     

    "UCLA, Los Angeles, CA- Risks of nanomaterials in the environment."

     
     

    "Universidad Tecnologica de Panama, Panama- Manejo sostenible de recursos hidricos."

     
     

    "University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ- Antimicrobial nanoparticles: implications and applications."

     
     

    "World Water Week, Stockholm, Sweden- Emerging opportunities and challenges for GW remediation."

     
     

    "Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology." Yale University, John Henske Distinguished Lecture, New Haven, CT. (10/08)

     
     

    "Environmental nanotechnology." University of Massachusettes, Amherst, MA. (4/08)

     
     

    "Environmental nanotechnology ." Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. (3/08)

     
     

    "Microbial interactions with nanoparticles." EMPA/ETH, Monte Verita, Switzerland. (3/08 )

     
     

    "Sustainable water management ." Hong Kong University, Hong Kong. (3/08)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Antibacterial mechanisms of fullerenes." Seoul National University and Gwangju University, Seoul, South Korea. (October 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Bacterial-fullerene interactions." AEHS, San Diego, CA. (March 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Decentralized water treatment systems." Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. (July 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Enviornmental applications and implication of nanotechnology." University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. (November 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Environmental applications and implications of fullerenes." NSF, Washington, DC. (December 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology." IWA, Singapore. (June 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology." EAWAG, Zurich, Switzerland. (August 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Environmental applications of nanomaterials." Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. (October 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Environmental impacts of fuel alcohols." Duke Universty, Durham, NC. (February 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Environmental impacts of fuel alcohols." Duke University, Durham, NC. (June 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Environmental impacts of fuel alcohols." UCR, Riverside, California. (September 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Ethanol in Fuel: groundwater quality implications." University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Fuel ethanol and groundwater pollution." University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (May 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Iron-based bioremediation of oxidized pollutants." Ecomondo, Rimini, Italy. (November 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Medical bioremediation: targeting 7-ketocholesterol." Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. (September 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Nanotechnology and the environment." Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (April 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Program Committee, session and workshop chair." 4th Leading Edge Conference on Water and Watewater Technologies, International Water Association (IWA), Singapore. (July 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Sustainable water resources management." Texas Water Board, San Antonio, T. (December 2007)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "The waer footprint of fuel ethanol." Acquacon, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (October 2007)

     
     

    "Bioremediation: startups and upstarts." University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL. (May 2005)

     
     

    "Emerging hazards and water treatment needs." Centre Europeen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Geosciences de l'Environnement (CEREGE), Aix-En-Provence, France. (May 2005)

     
     

    "Emerging pollutants and treatment approaches." IWA, Sapporo, Japan. (June 2005)

     
     

    "Iron-based bioremediation of oxidized groundwater pollutants." Universite Paul Sabatier/Laboratoire de Genie Chimique, Toulouse, France. (May 2005)

     
     

    "Microbial interactions with nanomaterials." EAWAG, Zurich, Switzerland. (February 2005)

     
     

    "Natural attenuation of BTEX-ethanol mixtures." UTEP, El Paso, TX. (January 2005)

     
     

    "Attenuation and amplification of TC resistance genes in soil." IWA, Prague, Czech Republic. (June 2004)

     
     

    "Biorremediacion de BTEX: Principios y aplicaciones." Asociacion Mexicana de Microbiologia, Cancun, Mexico. (August 2004)

     
     

    "Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice Univeristy." Mayan Resorts, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. (July 2004)

     
     

    "Effects of ethanol on BTEX natural attenuation." Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (Novemer 2004)

     
     

    "Effects of ethanol on BTEX natural attenuation: microscopic and macroscopic implications." CDM Inc., Irvine, CA. (July 2004)

     
     

    "Fate and Transport of BTEX-ethanol mixtures." ISME, Cancun, Mexico. (August 2004)

     
     

    "General Secretary." CONCARIBE 2004 Environmental and Engineering Science Conference, Cartagena, Colombia. (2004)

     
     

    "Global changes and industrial Ecology." Nankai University (keynote), Tianjin, China. (September 2004)

     
     

    "Groundwater impacts of ethanol." UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA. (February 2004)

     
     

    "History and epistemology of bioremediation." NIH, Bethesda, MD. (July 2004)

     
     

    "Leapfrogging technologies for Caribbean environmental problems." CONCARIBE, Cartagena, Colombia. (May 2004)

     
     

    "Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation." NSF, EPA and DoD Interagency meeting, Washington, DC. (January 2004)

     
     

    "Phytoremediation: principles and applications." Instituto Ekos (keynote), Sao Paulo, Brazil. (November 2004)

     
     

    "Sustainable Chemistry." INCA (keynote), Venice, Italy. (September 2004)

     
     

    "Sustainable RDX degradation in bioagumented iron columns." Battelle, Monterrey, CA. (May 2004)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "NSF, Washington D.C.- Diversity, integrity and honor (National Hispanic keynote)."

     
     

    "SACNAS."

     
     

    "Microbial interactions with nanomaterials." European Bioremediation Conference, Chania, Crete. (9/08 )

     
     Lectures
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Biodegradation of organic compounds." Gordon Conference, New Hampshire. (June 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology." Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela. (February 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Environmental nanotechnology." Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark. (November 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Environmental nanotechnology." University of Texas El Paso, El Paso, Texas. (September 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Fitorremediacion." Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Medellin, Colombia. (May 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Fullerene ecotoxicology." University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (April 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Fullerene micro-ecotoxicology." Nankai University, Tianjin, China. (July 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Fullerene-bacterial interactions." EPA/ORD, Washington, DC. (November 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Groundwater impacts of ethanol." Baker Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX. (September 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Microbial Impacts of Fuel ethanol." University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. (October 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Nanotecnologia ambiental." Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua. (December 2006)

     
     

    Invited Lecturer.  "Principles and applications of bioremediation." Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. (August 2006)

     
     Other
     

    "International Workshop on Priorities to Advance the Eco-Responsible Design and Disposal of Engineered nanomaterials."

     
     

    "Ecotoxicology of nanomaterials ." SETAC , Sidney, Australia. (8/08 )

     
     Session Chair
     

    "2nd International Conference on Pollution Control and Resource Reuse."

     
     

    "6th Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies."

     
     

    "22nd Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments and Water - Oxygenates Session." Amherst, MA. (October 2006)

     
     

    "3rd European Bioremediation Conference." China, Greece, CA. (July 2005)

     
     

    "Battelle 8th International Symposium on In situ and OnSite Bioremediation-Biobarriers." Baltimore, MD. (June 2005)

     
     Workshops
     

    Co-Chair.  "Nanotechnology - Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT)." Rice University, Houston, TX. (February 20007)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology. (2008 - 2008)

     Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology. ACS. (2011 - 2011)

     Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology. (2010 - 2010)

     Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology. ACS. (2007 - 2007)

     Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology. ACS. (2007 - 2016)

     Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology. (2009 - 2009)

     Associate Editor, Environmental Science and Technology. (2007 - 2014)

     Other, European J. Soil Biology. (2004 - 2004)

     Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Engineering. (2006 - 2006)

     Associate Editor, ASCE J. Environ. Engrg.. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, European Journal of Soil Biology. (2006 - 2006)

     Other, Field Editor, Envir. J-Soil Biol.. (2005 - 2005)

     Associate Editor, Biodegradation. (2005 - 2005)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Michal Rysz, PhD Title to be determined. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Delina Lyon, PhD Title to be determined. (2004) (Thesis Director)

     Dominquez- Faus, Rosa, PhD Biomarkers for Natural Attenuation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Assessment. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Vega, Leticia, PhD Reductions in DNAPL Longevity Through Biological Flux Enhancement. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Rosa Dominguez-Faus, MS Source Zone Bioremediation of Chlorobenzene DNAPLs: Performance Assessment using quantitative Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qRT-PCR). (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Vega, Leticia, PhD The Impact of Metals on LuxI/LuxR Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Inhibition. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Gomez, Diego, M.S. Simulation of Effects of Ethanol on Benzene Plume Length Using RT3D with a General Substrate Interaction Module. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Lyon, Delina, PhD Bacteria and Buckeyballs: microbial response to fullerene water suspensions and other nanomaterials. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Rysz, Michal, PhD Groundwater Transport, reservoir amplification, and natural attenuation of antibiotic resistance vectors. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Mathieu, Jacques, PhD Microbial Degradation Pathways of 7-Ketocholesterol. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Delina Lyon, PhD Bacteria and C60: the microbial response to fullerene water suspension.. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Dong Li, PhD Effect of Geosorents on the Antibacterial Activity of nC60. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Michal Rysz, PhD Dynamics of Antibiotic Resistace: An Emerging Environmetnal Pollutant. (2007) (Thesis Director)

     Leticia Vega, Doctoral The Impact of Nickel on Lux I/LusR-Type Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation of Enviornmental Proteobacterial Species. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Mengyan Li, Doctoral Genetic Catabolic Probes to Assess the Natural Attenuation of 1,4-Dioxane. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Xiaolei Qu, Doctoral mpact of Sunlight and Natural Organic Matter on the Fate, Transport, and Toxicity of Carbon Based Nanomaterials. (2013) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Tess Van Orden, Masters Microcosm Assessment of Aerobic Intrinsic Bioremediation and Mineralization Potential for three 1,4 Dioxane Impacted Sites. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Jonathon Brame, PhD Using Nanomaterials to Solve Environmental Problems: Advancing the Science and Engineering of Photocatalysis. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     JinJian Wu, PhD Nanocomposite Membranes for Improved Water Purification Applications. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     PingFeng Yu, PhD Polyvalent bacteriophages: isolation, modification and applications in environmental engineering . (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Amy Heldenbrand, MS Development of a Predictive and Machanistic Model for Capacitive Deionization. (Thesis Director)

     Ana McPhail, PhD Title: Municipal Soild Waste as a Viable Alternative Fuel in the U.S.A.. (Thesis Co-Director)

     Valerie Bolanos, Ph.D Characterization of Friction Reducer Properties in Oil-Field Operations. (Thesis Co-Director)

     Tianxiao Wang, Ph.D Co-tranport of Carboxyl-functionalized Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube and Kaolinite in Porous Media. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Oihane Monzon, Microbial Fuel Cells Under Extreme Salinity. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jing Wang, PhD Engineered nanomaterials and plant interactions: uptake, translocation, transformation and physiological effects. (Thesis Director)

     Lu Wang, Ph.D Application of nanoparticles in downhole detection. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Natalia I. Gonzalez-Pech, PhD Development of iron oxide nanomaterials-based technology for arsenic remediation. (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Thompson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researcher, Thomson Reuters (2015)

     Best Paper Award, ES&T Letters, ES&T (2015)

     Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

     Thompson Reuter’s Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% in Environment/Ecology), Thompson Reuter

     Plenary lecture, 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Francisco, ACS

     Science Advisory Board to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

     Most downloaded paper in Water Research (Wat. Res. 47, (12), 3931–3946), Water Research

     Excellence in Env. Eng. And Science University Research Award, AAEES

     Best Fundamental Paper Award, South Texas Section AIChE’s (2012)

     The Athalie Richardson Irvine Clarke Prize, National Water Research Institute (NWRI) of Fountain Valley, California (2012)

     Most cited paper in the past 5 year (Wat. Res. 40(19):3527-3532), , Water Research (2010)

     Top-10 most read paper (ACS Nano, 2010, 4 (7), pp 3580–3590). , ACS nano (2010)

     Professor of the Year, ASCE & Chi Epsilon Student Chapters, Rice University (2009)

     Best Student Poster Award, IWA 4th Leading Edge Technologies, Zurich, Switzerland (2008)

     Frontier in Research Award, Assoc. of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (2008)

     McKee Medal for Groundwater Protection, Restoration or Sustainable Use , WEF (2007)

     Research project of the year award, SERDP cleanup division, Department of Defense (2002)

     Button of the City of Valencia, Venezuela, Mayor, Valencia, Venezuela (2000)

     Collegiate Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Iowa (1998)

    Positions Held
     Executive planning committee member, IWA. (2015 - 2016)

     Department Chair, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Rice University. (2005 - 2014)

     Advisor, NIH Project at University of Arizona. (2015 - 2015)

     Advisor, Duke University . (2015 - 2016)

     Advisor, Princeton University . (2015 - 2016)

     Chair, Energy & Environment Initiative, Rice University. (2013 - 2014)

     George R. Brown Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, Rice University. (2004 - 2014)

     Associate Director, Virginia Tech University. (2015 - 2016)

     Member, Publications Committee, American Academy of Environ. Engineers (AAEE). (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Publications Committee, American Academy of Environmental Engineers. (2004 - 2004)

     Board of Directors, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory. (2006 - 2006)

     Board Member, Hazard Assessment and Control of Toxic Substances in Water, International Water Association (IWA). (2005 - 2005)

     Board Member, Hazard Assessment and Control of Toxic Substances in Water, International Water Association. (2004 - 2004)

     Honorary Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. (2006 - 2006)

     President, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. (2006 - 2006)

     Panel Member, NCESS Environmental Engineering minimum competency requirements. (2004 - 2004)

     Scientific Committee Member, Leading Edge Technologies, International Water Association. (2005 - 2005)

     Panel Member, NCEES Environmental Engrg. minimum competency requirements. (2005 - 2005)

     President Elect, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Scientific Planning Committee, IWA Leading Edge Technologies Conferences. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, International Expert Committee for the Mexican Institute of Petroleum for the evaluation of projects of the Biotechnology Program on Petroleum. (2005 - 2005)