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William Burgos

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

115 Sackett Building

wdb3@psu.edu

814-863-0578

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Environmental Engineering

Interest Areas:

Biogeochemistry of metals and radionuclides; Bioremediation of soils, sediments, and groundwater.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1989
  • MS, Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1990
  • Ph D, Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1995

Publications

Journal Articles

  • T. L. Tasker, William D Burgos, M. A. Ajemigbitse, N. E. Lauer, A. V. Gusa, M. Kuatbek, D. May, J. D. Landis, D. S. Alessi, Amanda Melia Johnsen, J. M. Kaste, K. L. Headrick, F. D. Wilke, M. McNeal, M. Engle, A. M. Jubb, R. D. Vidic, A. Vengosh and Nathaniel R. Warner, 2018, "Accuracy of methods for reporting inorganic element concentrations and radioactivity in oil and gas wastewaters from the Appalachian Basin, U.S. based on an inter-laboratory comparison", Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts
  • P. Piotrowski, T. L. Tasker, William D Burgos and Frank Dorman, 2018, "Applications of thermal desorption coupled to comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography/time-of-flight massspectrometry for hydrocarbon fingerprinting of hydraulicallyfractured shale rocks", Journal of Chromatography A, 1579, pp. 99-105
  • Y Meng, Z Zhao, William D Burgos, Y Li, B Zhang, Y Wang, W Lui, L Sun, L Lin and F Luan, 2018, "Iron(III) minerals and anthraquinone-2,6-disulfonate (AQDS) synergistically enhance bioreduction of hexavalent chromium by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1", Science of the Total Environment, 640, pp. 591-598
  • T. L. Tasker, William D Burgos, P. Piotrowski, L. Castillo-Meza, T. A. Blewett, K. B. Ganow, A. Stallworth, P. L. Delompré, G. G. Goss, L. B. Fowler, John P Vanden Heuvel, Frank Dorman and Nathaniel R. Warner, 2018, "Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Spreading Oil and Gas Wastewater on Roads", Environmental Science & Technology, 52, (12), pp. 7081-7091
  • F. Luan and William D Burgos, 2018, "Effects of Solid-Phase Organic Carbon and Hydraulic Residence Time on Manganese(II) Removal in a Passive Coal Mine Drainage Treatment System", Mine Water and the Environment
  • Boya Xiong, Selina Roman-White, Bethany Piechowicz, Zachary Miller, Benjamin Farina, Travis Tasker, William D Burgos, Andrew Zydney and Manish Kumar, 2018, "Polyacrylamide in hydraulic fracturing fluid causes severe membrane fouling during flowback water treatment", Journal of Membrane Science, 560, pp. 125-131
  • Boya Xiong, Zachary Miller, Selina Roman-White, Travis Tasker, Benjamin Farina, Bethany Piechowicz, William D Burgos, Prachi Joshi, Liang Zhu, Christopher Gorski, Andrew Zydney and Manish Kumar, 2018, "Chemical Degradation of Polyacrylamide during Hydraulic Fracturing", Environmental Science & Technology, 52, (1), pp. 327-336
  • J Sanchez-Espana, K Wang, C Falagan, I Yusta and William D Burgos, 2018, "Microbially mediated aluminosilicate formation in acidic anaerobic environments: A cell-scale chemical perspective", Geobiology, 16, (1), pp. 88-103
  • William D Burgos, Luis Castillo-Meza, Travis L. Tasker, Thomas J. Geeza, Patrick J Drohan, Xiaofeng Liu, Joshua D. Landis, Jens Blotevogel, Molly McLaughlin, Thomas Borch and Nathaniel R. Warner, 2017, "Watershed-Scale Impacts from Surface Water Disposal of Oil and Gas Wastewater in Western Pennsylvania", Environmental Science & Technology, 51, (15), pp. 8851-8860
  • Yizhi Sheng, Bradley Kaley, Kyle Bibby, Christen Grettenberger, Jennifer Macalady, Guangcai Wang and William D Burgos, 2017, "Bioreactors for low-pH iron(II) oxidation remove considerable amounts of total iron", RSC Advances, 7, (57), pp. 35962-35972
  • Yizhi Sheng, Bradley Kaley, Kyle J Bibby, Christen Grettenberger, Jennifer Macalady, Guangcai Wang and William D Burgos, 2017, "Bioreactors for low-pH iron (II) oxidation remove considerable amounts of total iron", Royal Society Chemistry Advances, 7, (57), pp. 35962--35972
  • Christen L Grettenberger, Alexandra R Pearce, Kyle J Bibby, Daniel S Jones, William D Burgos and Jennifer Macalady, 2017, "Efficient low-pH iron removal by a microbial iron oxide mound ecosystem at Scalp Level Run", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83, (7), pp. e00015--17
  • Yizhi Sheng, Bradley Kaley and William D Burgos, 2017, "Enriching Acidophilic Fe (II)-oxidizing Bacteria in No-flow, Fed-batch Systems", Bio-protocol, 7, (3)
  • Travis L Tasker, Paulina Piotrowski, Frank Dorman and William D Burgos, 2016, "Metal associations in Marcellus shale and fate of synthetic hydraulic fracturing fluids reacted at high pressure and temperature", Environmental Engineering Science, 33, (10)
  • Javier Sánchez-España, Iñaki Yusta and William D Burgos, 2016, "Geochemistry of dissolved aluminum at low pH: Hydrobasaluminite formation and interaction with trace metals, silica and microbial cells under anoxic conditions", Chemical Geology, 441
  • Yizhi Sheng, Kyle Bibby, Christen Grettenberger, Bradley Kaley, Jennifer Macalady, Guangcai Wang and William D Burgos, 2016, "Geochemical and temporal influences on the enrichment of acidophilic iron-oxidizing bacterial communities", Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Javier Sánchez-España, Iñaki Yusta, Jennifer Gray and William D Burgos, 2016, "Geochemistry of dissolved aluminum at low pH: Extent and significance of Al–Fe (III) coprecipitation below pH 4.0", Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 175
  • Hamed Maraghechi, Farshad Rajabipour, Carlo G Pantano and William D Burgos, 2016, "Effect of calcium on dissolution and precipitation reactions of amorphous silica at high alkalinity", Cement and Concrete Research
  • D S Jones, C Kohl, C L Grettenberger, L N Larson, William D Burgos and J L Macalady, 2015, "Geochemical niches of Iron-Oxidizing Acidophiles in Acidic Coal Mine Drainage", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81, pp. 1242-1250
  • F Luan, C A Gorski and William D Burgos, 2015, "Linear Free Energy Relationships for the Biotic and Abiotic Reduction of Nitroaromatic Compounds", Environmental Science & Technology, (49), pp. 3557-3565
  • D L Chaput, C M Hansel, William D Burgos and C M Santelli, 2015, "Profiling microbial communities in manganese remediation systems treating coal mine drainage", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81, pp. 2189-2198
  • F Luan, Y Liu, A M Griffin, C A Gorski and William D Burgos, 2015, "Iron(III)-Bearing Clay Minerals Enhance Bioreduction of Nitrobenzene andby Shewanella Putrefaciens CN32", Environmental Science & Technology, 49, pp. 1418-1426
  • L.* N. Larson, J. Sanchez-España and William D Burgos, 2014, "Rates of low-pH biological Fe(II) oxidation in the Appalachian Bituminous Coal Basin and the Iberian Pyrite Belt", Applied Geochemistry, 47, pp. 85-98
  • F.* Luan, C. A. Gorski and William D Burgos, 2014, "Thermodynamic controls on the microbial reduction of iron-bearing nontronite and uranium", Environmental Science & Technology, 48, pp. 2750-2758
  • L N Larson, J Sánchez-España, B Kaley, Y Sheng, K Bibby and William D Burgos, 2014, "Thermodynamic Controls on the Kinetics of Microbial Low-pH Fe(II) Oxidation", Environmental Science & Technology, 48, pp. 9246-9254
  • Y Liu, F Luan and William D Burgos, 2014, "Redox-driven dissolution of clay minerals by uranium under high pressure CO2 conditions", Chemical Geology, 383, pp. 100-106
  • J. L. Macalady, T. L. Hamilton, C. L. Gettenberger, D. S. Jones, L. E. Tsao and William D Burgos, 2013, "Energy, ecology, and the distribution of microbial life", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 368, (1622)
  • L.* N. Larson, M. Fitzgerald, K. Singha, M. N. Gooseff, J. L. Macalady and William D Burgos, 2013, "Hydrogeochemical niches associated with hyporheic exchange beneath an acid mine drainage-contaminated stream", Journal of Hydrology, 501, pp. 163-174
  • William D Burgos, T. Borch, L. D. Troyer, F. Luan*, L. N. Larson*, J. F. Brown*, J. Lambson* and M. Shimizu, 2012, "Schwertmannite and Fe oxides formed by biological low-pH Fe(II) oxidation versus abiotic neutralization: Impact on trace metal sequestration", Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 76, pp. 29-44
  • F. Luan*, C. M. Santelli, C. M. Hansel and William D Burgos, 2012, "Defining manganese(II) removal processes in passive coal mine drainage treatment systems through laboratory incubation experiments", Applied Geochemistry, 27, pp. 1567-1578
  • F. Luan* and William D Burgos, 2012, "Sequential extraction method for determination of Fe(II/III) and U(IV/VI) in suspensions of iron-bearing phyllosilicates and uranium", Environmental Science & Technology, 46, pp. 11995-12002
  • G. Zhang, William D Burgos, J. M. Senko, M. E. Bishop, H. Dong, M. I. Boyanov and K. M. Kemner, 2011, "Microbial reduction of chlorite and uranium followed by air oxidation", Chemical Geology, 283, pp. 242-250
  • J. Z. Bandstra, D. E. Ross, S. L. Brantley and William D Burgos, 2011, "Compendium and Synthesis of Bacterial Manganese Reduction Rates", Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 75, pp. 337-351
  • J. F. Brown, D. S. Jones, D. B. Mills, J. L. Macalady and William D Burgos, 2011, "Application of a depositional facies model to an acid mine drainage site", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77, pp. 545-554
  • J. M. Senko, D. Bertel, T. J. Quick and William D Burgos, 2011, "The Influence of Phototrophic Biomass on Fe and S Redox Cycling in an Acid Mine Drainage-Impacted System", Mine Water and the Environment, 30, pp. 38-46
  • H. Tan*, G. Zhang*, P. J. Heaney, S. M. Webb and William D Burgos, 2010, "Characterization of manganese precipitates from Appalachian coal mine drainage treatment systems", Applied Geochemistry, 25, pp. 389-399
  • T. C. DeSa, J. F. Brown and William D Burgos, 2010, "Laboratory and field-scale evaluation of low-pH Fe(II) oxidation at Hughes Borehole, Portage, Pennsylvania", Mine Water and the Environment, 29, pp. 239-247
  • C. M. Santelli, D. H. Pfister, D. Lazarus, L. Sun, William D Burgos and C. M. Hansel, 2010, "Diverse fungal and bacterial communities promote Mn(II)-oxidation and remediation of coal mine drainage in passive treatment systems", Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76, pp. 4871-4875
  • F. Luan, William D Burgos, L. Xie and Q. Zhou, 2010, "Bioreduction of nitrobenzene, natural organic matter and hematite by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32", Environmental Science & Technology, 44, pp. 184-190
  • G. Zhang, J. M. Senko, S. D. Kelly, H. Tan, K. M. Kemmer and William D Burgos, 2009, "Microbial reduction of iron(III)-rich smectite and uranium(VI)", Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 73, pp. 3523-3538
  • J. M. Senko, G. Zhang, J. T. McDonough, M. A. Bruns and William D Burgos, 2009, "Metal reduction at low pH by a Desulfosporosinus species: implications for the biological treatment of acidic mine drainage", Geomicrobiology Journal, 26, pp. 71-82
  • T. Peretyazhko, J. M. Zachara, J.-F. Boily, Y. Xia, P. L. Gassman, B. W. Arey and William D Burgos, 2009, "Mineralogical transformations controlling acid mine drainage chemistry", Chemical Geology, 262, pp. 169-178
  • J. M. Senko, P. Wanjugi, M. Lucas, M. A. Bruns and William D Burgos, 2008, "Characterization of Fe(II)-oxidizing bacterial activities and communities at two acidic Appalachian coal mine discharge-impacted sites", The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology, 2, pp. 1134-1145
  • J. H. Jang, B. A. Dempsey and William D Burgos, 2008, "Reduction of U(VI) by Fe(II) in the presence of hydrous ferric oxide and hematite: Effects of solid transformation, surface coverage, and humic acid", Water Research, 42, pp. 2269-2277
  • William D Burgos, J. T. McDonough, J. M. Senko, G. Zhang, A. C. Dohnalkova, S. D. Kelly, Y. Gorby and K. M. Kenner, 2008, "Characterization of uraninite nanoparticles produced by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1", Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 72, pp. 4901-4915
  • William D Burgos, J. M. Senko, B. A. Dempsey, E. E. Roden, J. J. Stone, K. M. Kemner and S. D. Kelly, 2007, "Soil Humic Acid Decreases Biological Uranium(VI) Reduction by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32", Environmental Engineering Science, 24, pp. 755-761
  • J. J. Stone, R. A. Royer, B. A. Dempsey and William D Burgos, 2007, "Effect of Natural Organic Matter on Zinc Inhibition of Hematite Bioreduction by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32", Environmental Science & Technology, 41, pp. 5284-5290
  • J. H. Jang, B. A. Dempsey and William D Burgos, 2007, "Solubility of Hematite Revisited: Effects of Hydration", Environmental Science & Technology, 41, pp. 7303-7308
  • J. H. Jang, B. A. Dempsey and William D Burgos, 2007, "A Model-Based Evaluation of Sorptive Reactivities of Hydrous Ferric Oxide and Hematite for U(VI)", Environmental Science & Technology, 41, pp. 4305-4310
  • J. M. Senko, S. D. Kelly, A. C. Dohnalkova, J. T. McDonough, K. M. Kemner and William D Burgos, 2007, "The effect of U(VI) bioreduction kinetics on subsequent reoxidation of UO2", Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 71, pp. 4644-4654
  • M. L. Minyard and William D Burgos, 2007, "Hydrologic flow controls on biologic iron(III) reduction in natural sediments", Environmental Science & Technology, 41, pp. 1218-1224
  • William D Burgos and N. Pisutpaisal, 2006, "Sorption of Naphthoic Acids and Quinoline Compounds to Estuarine Sediment", Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 84, pp. 107-126
  • J. J. Stone, William D Burgos, R. A. Royer and B. A. Dempsey, 2006, "Impact of Zinc on Biological Fe(III) and NO3- Reduction by Shewanella putrefaciens CN32", Environmental Engineering Science, 23, pp. 691-704
  • J. H. Jang, B. A. Dempsey and William D Burgos, 2006, "Solubility of Schoepite: Comparison and Selection of Complexation Constants for U(VI)", Water Research, 40, (14), pp. 2738-2746
  • J. J. Stone, William D Burgos, R. A. Royer and B. A. Dempsey, 2006, "Zinc and Manganese Inhibition of Biological Hematite Reduction", Environmental Engineering Science, 23, pp. 859-870
  • H. Tan, O. K. Ezekoye, J. van der Schalie, M. W. Horn, A. Lakhtakia, J. Xu and William D Burgos, 2006, "Biological Reduction of Nanoengineered Iron(III) Oxide Sculptured Thin Films", Environmental Science & Technology, 40, pp. 5490-5495
  • B. H. Jeon, B. A. Dempsey, William D Burgos, M. O. Barnett and E. E. Roden, 2005, "Chemical reduction of U(VI) at the solid-water interface using natural and synthetic iron(III) oxides", Environmental Science & Technolology, 39, pp. 5642-5649
  • M. Tuntoolavest and William D Burgos, 2005, "Anaerobic Phenol Oxidation by Geobacter metallireducens Using Various Electron Acceptors", Environmental Engineering Science, 22, pp. 421-426
  • R. A. Royer, B. A. Dempsey, B. H. Jeon and William D Burgos, 2004, "Inhibition of Biological Reductive Dissolution of Hematite by Ferrous Iron", Environmental Science & Technology, 38, pp. 187-193
  • B. H. Jeon, B. A. Dempsey, William D Burgos, R. A. Royer and E. E. Roden, 2004, "Modeling the sorption kinetics of divalent metal ions to hematite", Water Research, 38, pp. 2499-2504
  • B. H. Jeon, S. D. Kelly, K. M. Kemner, M. O. Barnett, William D Burgos, B. A. Dempsey and E. E. Roden, 2004, "Microbial reduction of U(VI) at the solid-water interface", Environmental Science & Technolology, 38, pp. 5649-5655
  • B. H. Jeon, B. A. Dempsey, William D Burgos and R. A. Royer, 2004, "Low-temperature oxygen trap for maintaining strict anoxic environment", ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 130, pp. 1407-1410
  • S. J. Parikh, J. Chorover and William D Burgos, 2004, "Interaction of phenanthrene and its primary metabolite (1-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid) with estuarine sediments and humic fractions", Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 72, pp. 1-22
  • William D Burgos, Y. L. Fang, R. A. Royer, G. T. Yeh, J. J. Stone, B. H. Jeon and B. A. Dempsey, 2003, "Reaction-Based Modeling of Quinone-Mediated Bacterial Iron (III) Reduction", Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 67, pp. 2735-2748
  • B. H. Jeon, B. A. Dempsey and William D Burgos, 2003, "Kinetics and Mechanisms for Reactions of Fe(II) with Iron(III) Oxides", Environmental Science & Technology, 37, pp. 3309-3315
  • Y. L. Fang, G. T. Yeh and William D Burgos, 2003, "A General Paradigm to Model Reaction-Based Biogeochemical Processes in Batch Systems", Water Resources Research, 39, pp. 1083-1108
  • B. H. Jeon, B. A. Dempsey, William D Burgos and R. A. Royer, 2003, "Sorption Kinetics of Fe(II), Zn(II), Co(II), Ni(II), Cd(II) and Fe(II)/Me(II) onto hematite", Water Research, 37, pp. 4135-4142
  • J. H. Jang, B. A. Dempsey, G. L. Catchen and William D Burgos, 2003, "Effects of Zn(II), Cu(II), Mn(II), NO3-, or SO42- at pH 6.5 and 8.5 on transformations of hydrous ferric oxide (HFO) as evidenced by Mossbauer spectroscopy", Colloids & Surfaces A, 221, pp. 55-68
  • J. Chen, B. Gu, R. A. Royer and William D Burgos, 2003, "The Roles of Natural Organic Matter in Chemical and Microbial Reduction of Ferric Iron", Science of the Total Environment, 307, pp. 167-178
  • William D Burgos, N. Pisutpaisal, M. Mazzarese and J. Chorover, 2002, "Adsorption of Quinoline to Kaolinite and Montmorillonite", Environmental Engineering Science, 19, pp. 59-68
  • R. A. Royer, William D Burgos, A. S. Fisher, R. F. Unz and B. A. Dempsey, 2002, "Enhancement of Hematite Bioreduction by Natural Organic Matter", Environmental Science & Technology, 36, pp. 2897-2904
  • R. A. Royer, William D Burgos, A. S. Fisher, B. A. Dempsey and R. F. Unz, 2002, "Enhancement of Biological Reduction of Hematite by Electron Shuttling and Fe(II) Complexation", Environmental Science & Technology, 36, pp. 1939-1946
  • William D Burgos, R. A. Royer, G. T. Yeh, Y. L. Fang, A. S. Fisher, B. H. Jeon and B. A. Dempsey, 2002, "Theoretical and Experimental Considerations Related to Reaction-Based Modeling: A Case Study Using Iron (III) Oxide Bioreduction", Geomicrobiology Journal, 19, pp. 253-287
  • B. H. Jeon, B. A. Dempsey, William D Burgos and R. A. Royer, 2001, "Reaction of Ferrous Iron with Hematite", Colloids & Surfaces A, 191, pp. 41-55
  • G. T. Yeh, William D Burgos and J. M. Zachara, 2001, "Modeling and Measuring Biogeochemical Reactions: System Consistency, Data Needs, and Rate Formulations", Advances in Environmental Research, 5, pp. 219-237
  • M. Tuntoolavest and William D Burgos, 2000, "Comparison of Mixed Cultures Based on Activity", ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 126, pp. 1064-1066
  • William D Burgos, N. Pisutpaisal, M. Tuntoolavest, J. Chorover and R. F. Unz, 2000, "Biodegradation of 1-Naphthol in the Presence of Humic Acid", Environmental Engineering Science, 17, pp. 343-351
  • E. F. Parker and William D Burgos, 1999, "Degradation Patterns of Fresh and Aged Petroleum Contaminated Soils", Environmental Engineering Science, 16, pp. 21-29
  • William D Burgos and A. Ellwood, 1999, "Regulatory Methods Used in Writing NPDES Permits for the Shipbuilding and Repair Industry", Naval Engineers Journal, 111, pp. 91-97
  • B. W. Bogan, R. T. Lamar, William D Burgos and M. Tien, 1999, "Extent of humification of anthracene, fluoranthene, and benzo[A]pyrene by Pleurotus ostreatus during growth in PAH-contaminated soils", Letters in Applied Microbiology, 28, pp. 250-254
  • William D Burgos, C. M. Munson and C. J. Duffy, 1999, "Adsorption-Desorption Hysteresis in Soil Described Using Discrete-Interval Equilibrium Models", Water Resources Research, 35, pp. 2043-2051
  • William D Burgos, D. F. Berry, A. Bhandari and J. T. Novak, 1999, "Impact of Soil-Chemical Interactions on the Bioavailability of Naphthalene and 1-Naphthol", Water Research, 33, pp. 3789-3795
  • J. Chorover, M. K. Amistadi, William D Burgos and P. G. Hatcher, 1999, "Quinoline Sorption on Kaolinite-Humic Acid Complexes", Soil Science Society of America Journal, 63, pp. 850-857
  • J. A. Kleim, G. E. Clark, Jr. and William D Burgos, 1998, "In-Line Treatment of Metal Contaminated Storm Water With a Porous Polymer", Keystone Water Quality Manager, 31, (6), pp. 34-40
  • A. Bhandari, J. T. Novak, William D Burgos and D. F. Berry, 1997, "Binding of Chlorophenols to Soil and Its Impact on Bioavailability", ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 123, pp. 506-513
  • William D Burgos, J. T. Novak and D. F. Berry, 1996, "Reversible Sorption and Irreversible Binding of Naphthalene and 1-Naphthol to Soil: Elucidation of Processes", Environmental Science & Technology, 30, pp. 1205-1211
  • J. T. Novak, W. R. Knocke, William D Burgos and P. Schuler, 1993, "Predicting the Dewatering Performance of Belt Filter Presses", Water Science & Technology, 28, pp. 11-19
  • William D Burgos, F. Luan, G. Zhang and J. Senko, , "Effects of supplemental organic carbon on long-term reduction and reoxidation of uranium", Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 5, pp. 32210-32216

Conference Proceedings

  • S E Zappe, M L Brannon, William D Burgos and S B Velegol, 2014, "Online modules enable prerequisite review and mastery during design courses"
  • William D Burgos, H. Tan*, C. M. Santelli and C. M. Hansel, 2010, "Importance of fungi in biological Mn(II) oxidation in limestone treatment beds", 2010 National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, ASMR, Lexington, KY
  • William D Burgos, 2003, "Dissimilatory Metal Reducing Bacteria in Biogeochemistry and Corrosion", Corrosion/03, NACE, pp. Paper#03554
  • G. T. Yeh, Y. L. Fang and William D Burgos, 2002, "A New Paradigm of Reaction-based Water Quality Modeling", Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Hydroinformatics, Volume One Model Develoment and Data Management, pp. 488-493

Research Projects

  • January 2017 - December 2020, "Metal-Microbe-Mineral interactions and biomineralization mechanisms in anaerobic acidophiles: Geochemical, microbiological and biotechnological implications," (Sponsor: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation).
  • August 2017 - July 2020, "Impact of Oil & Gas Wastewater Disposal on Lake and River Sediments," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems).
  • March 2017 - February 2018, "Impact of Spreading Oil & Gas Wastewater as Road Treatments on Groundwater Quality," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center/USGS 104B).
  • March 2016 - July 2017, "Sediment Record of Anthropogenic Changes in the Upper Allegheny Watershed," (Sponsor: PSIEE).
  • March 2015 - February 2016, "Assessment of Shale Gas Contaminants in Sediment Profiles from the Conemaugh River Lake," (Sponsor: Pennsylvania Water Resources Research Center/USGS 104B).
  • July 2011 - June 2014, "Reactor configurations for biological Fe(II)-oxidation," (Sponsor: Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science (ARIES)).
  • July 2011 - June 2014, "Reactor configurations for biological Fe(II)-oxidation," (Sponsor: Appalachian Research Initiative for Environmental Science (ARIES)).
  • November 2012 - March 2014, "Utilize Observations from Analog Sites and Case Studies to Confirm Key Aspects of System Behavior and/or Methodology," (Sponsor: Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory- Institute for Advanced Energy Solutions).
  • November 2013 - November 2014, "Role of Fe-Rich Mineral Phases in Controlling Contaminant Behavior," (Sponsor: Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory- Institute for Advanced Energy Solutions).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Division Chair, American Chemical Society, January 2018 - December 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Co-Organizer, Session Chair, American Chemical Society, July 2017 - March 2018
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Program Chair, American Chemical Society, January 2017 - December 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Chairperson, Program Chair Elect, American Chemical Society, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Session Chair, American Chemical Society, January 2016 - August 2016
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Co-Chairperson, Program Chair Elect, American Chemical Society, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Co-Organizer, Session Chair, American Chemical Society, July 2016 - April 2017
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Co-Organizer, Session Chair, American Chemical Society, December 2016 - August 2017
 


 

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