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PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES (in reverse chronological order)


Legend:     * - corresponding author

                  # - G. Mainelis’ student or post-doctoral advisee


  1. Krumins, V., Mainelis, G., Kerkhof, L., and Fennell, D.E.* (2014) Airborne Sphingomonas aerolata produces ribosomal RNA in response to presence of gaseous growth substrates, Environmental Science and Technology Letters, submitted.

  2. Sarkar, S., Zhang, L., Subramaniam, P., Lee, K.B., Garfunkel, E., Ohman Strickland, P.A., Mainelis, G., Lioy, P.J., Tetley, T.D., Chung, K. F., Zhang, J. J., Ryan, M., Porter, A., and Schwander, S.* (2014) Variations in Bioreactivity of Diesel Exhaust Particles from Diesel with or without Nano-Ceria Additive are associated with Variations in their Physical Properties, PLoS One, in revision.

  3. Ramagopal, M., Wang, Z.#, Black, K., Hernandez, M., Stambler, A., Emoekpere, O.H., Mainelis, G., and Shalat, S.* (2014) Improved Exposure Characterization with Robotic (PIPER) Sampling and Association with Children’s Respiratory Symptoms, Asthma and Eczema, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, accepted.

  4. Nazarenko, Y.#, Lioy, P.J., and Mainelis, G.* (2014) Quantitative Assessment of Inhaled and Deposited Doses of Aerosol from Nanotechnology-Based Consumer Sprays, Environmental Science: Nano, in press, doi: 10.1039/C3EN00053B. Abstract. 

  5. Zhen, H.#, Han, T.#, Fennell, D. and Mainelis, G.* (2014). A systematic comparison of four bioaerosol generators: affect on culturability and membrane integrity when aerosolizing Escherichia coli bacteria, Journal of Aerosol Science, 70(4):67-79, Abstract.

  6. Zhen, H.#, Du, S., Rodenburg, L., Mainelis, G. and Fennell, D. E.* (2013). Reductive Dechlorination of 1,2,3,7,8-Pentachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and Aroclor 1260, 1254 and 1242 by a Mixed Culture Containing Dehalococcoides mccartyi strain 195. Water Research, 52: 51-62. Abstract.

  7. Zhang, J. J.*, Nazarenko, Y.#, Zhang, L., Calderón, L.#, Lee, K.B., Garfunkel, E., Schwander, S., Tetley, T., Chung, K. F., Porter, A., Ryan, M., Lioy, P. J. and Mainelis, G.* (2013). Impacts of a Nano-Ceria Additive on Diesel Engine Emissions of Particulate and Gaseous Pollutants, Environmental Science and Technology, 47(22): 13077-13085. Abstract.

  8. Zhen, H.#, Han, T.#, Fennell, D., and Mainelis, G.* (2013) Release of Free DNA Molecules by the Membrane-Impaired Bacteria during Aerosolization and Sampling, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79(24): 7780-7789. Abstract.

  9. Therkorn, J.# and Mainelis, G.* (2013). Effects of Plate Agar Volume on Bioaerosol Impactor Measurement Accuracy, Aerosol Science and Technology, 47:1353-1362. Abstract.

  10. Mainelis, G.*, Seshadri, S.#, Garbuzenko, O.B., Han., T.#, Wang, Z.#, and Minko, T. (2013) Characterization and Application of a Nose-Only Exposure Chamber for Inhalation Delivery of Liposomal Anti-Cancer Drugs and Nucleic Acids to Mice, Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery, 26(6):345-354. Abstract.

  11. Nazarenko, N.#, Zhen, H.#, Han, T.#, Lioy, P.J., Mainelis, G.* (2012) Nanomaterial Inhalation Exposure from Nanotechnology-based Cosmetic Powders: a Quantitative Assessment, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14:1229, DOI: 10.1007/s11051-012-1229-2. Abstract.

  12. Einstein, S.A.*, Yu, C.-H., Mainelis, G., Chen, L.C., Weisel, C.P., and Lioy, P.J. (2012) Design and validation of a passive deposition sampler, Journal of Environmental monitoring, 14(9): 2411- 2420. Abstract.

  13. Nazarenko, Y.#, Zhen, H.#, Han, T.#, Lioy, P.J. and Mainelis, G.* (2012) Potential for exposure to engineered nanoparticles from nanotechnology-based cosmetic powders, Environmental Health Perspectives, 120:885-892, Abstract.

  14. Han, T. # and Mainelis. G.* (2011) Investigation of inherent and latent internal losses in liquid-based bioaerosol samplers, Journal of Aerosol Science, 45:58-68.Abstract.

  15. Wang, Z.#, Shalat, S., Black, K., Lioy, P.J., Stambler, A., Emoekpere, O.H., Hernandez, M., Han, T.#, and Mainelis, G.* (2012) Use of a robotic sampling platform to assess young children’s exposure to indoor bioaerosols, Indoor Air, 22(2):159-169. Abstract

  16. Shalat, S.*, Stambler, A.A., Wang, Z.#, Mainelis, G., Emoekpere, O.H., Hernandez, M., Lioy, P., Black, K. (2011) Development and In-home Testing of the Pre-toddler Inhalable Particulate Environmental Robotic (PIPER Mk IV) Sampler, Environmental Science and Technology, 45(7):2945-2950. Abstract.

  17. Nazarenko, Y#., Han, T. #, Lioy, P.J., and Mainelis, G.* (2011) Potential For Exposure To Engineered Nanoparticles From Nanotechnology-Based Consumer Spray Products, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, idoi:10.1038/jes.2011.10. Abstract.

  18. Han, T.#, Nazarenko, Y. #, Lioy, P.J., and Mainelis, G.* (2011) Collection Efficiencies of An Electrostatic Sampler With Superhydrophobic Surface For Fungal Bioaerosols, Indoor Air, 21:110-120. Abstract.

  19. Laskin, D.L.*, Mainelis, G., Turpin B.J., Patel, K.J., Sunil, V.R. (2010) Pulmonary Effects of Inhaled Diesel Exhaust in Young and Aged Mice, Health Effects Institute Research Reports, 151, 46p.

  20. Lioy, P.J., Han, T#., Nazarenko, Y. #, and Lioy, M.J., Mainelis, G.* (2010) Nanotechnology and Exposure Science – What Is Needed To Fill the Research and Data Gaps for Consumer Products, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, 16:378-387. Abstract.

  21. Garbuzenko, O.B., Saada, M., Pozharov, V.P., Reuhl, K.R., Mainelis, G., and Minko, T.* (2010) Inhibition of Lung Tumor Growth By Complex Pulmonary Delivery of Drugs with Oligonucleotides as Suppressors of Cellular Resistance, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107:10737-10742.Abstract.The paper was highlighted in EurekAlert! and Ecancermedicalscience.

  22. Han, T.#, An, H.R.# and Mainelis, G.* (2010) Performance of an Electrostatic Precipitator with Superhydrophobic Surface when collecting Airborne Bacteria, Aerosol Science and Technology, 44:339-348. Abstract.

  23. Mainelis, G.*, and Tabayoyong, M.# (2010) Effect of Sampling Time on the Overall Performance of the Portable Microbial Impactors, Aerosol Science and Technology, 44(1):75-82.

  24. Sunil, V.R.*, Patel, K.J., Mainelis, G., Turpin, B.J., Ridgely, S., Laumbach, R.J., Kipen, H.M., Nazarenko, Y., Veleeparambil, M., Gow, A.J., Laskin J.D., and Laskin, D.L. (2009) Pulmonary Effects of Inhaled Diesel Exhaust in Aged Mice, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, 241(3): 283-293.

  25. Yao, M.*, Wu, Y., Zhen, S., and Mainelis, G. (2009) A Comparison of Airborne and Dust-borne Allergens and Toxins Collected from Home, Office and Outdoor Environments both in New Haven, United States and Nanjing, China, Aerobiologia, 25(3):183-192.

  26. Seshadri, S. #, Han, T. #, Krumins, V., Fennell, D.E., and Mainelis, G.* (2009) Application of ATP Bioluminescence Method to Characterize Performance of Bioaerosol Sampling Devices, Journal of Aerosol Science, 40(2):113-121.[1]

  27. Han, T.# and Mainelis, G.* (2008) Design and Development of an Electrostatic Sampler for Bioaerosols with High Concentration Rate, Journal of Aerosol Science, 39(12): 1066-1078.

  28. Lis, O.D.*, Mainelis, G., and Górny, R.L. (2008) Microbial Air Contamination in Farmhouses – Quantitative Aspects, CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, Special Issue on Bioaerosol Research, 36(7), 551 – 555.

  29. Krumins, V., Son, E.-K., Mainelis, G., Fennell, D*. (2008) A Rotating Bioreactor for Bioaerosol Activity Studies, CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, Special Issue on Bioaerosol Research, 36(7), 593 – 600.

  30. Górny, R.L.*, Mainelis, G., Wlazło, A., Niesler, A., Lis, D.O., Marzec, S., Siwińska, E., Łudzeń-Izbińska, B., Harkawy, A., Kasznia-Kocot, J. (2007) Viability of Fungal And Actinomycetal Spores After Microwave Radiation of Building Materials, Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 14:159-167.

  31.  Shalat, S.*, Lioy, P., Schmeelck, K.#, and Mainelis, G. (2007) Improving Estimation of Indoor Exposure to Inhalable Particles for Children in the First Year of Life, Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 57(8): 934-939.

  32. Yao, M.# and Mainelis, G.* (2007) Analysis of Portable Impactor Performance for Enumeration of Viable Bioaerosols, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 4: 514-524.

  33. Yao, M.# and Mainelis, G.* (2007) Use of Portable Microbial Samplers for Estimating Inhalation Exposure to Viable Biological Agents, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 17: 31-38.

  34. Berry, D.#, Mainelis, G.*, and Fennell, D. (2007) Effect of an Ionic Air Cleaner on Indoor/Outdoor Particle Ratios in a Residential Environment, Aerosol Science and Technology, 41: 315-328.

  35. An, H.R.#, Mainelis, G.*, and White, L. (2006b) Development and Calibration of Real-Time PCR for Quantification of Airborne Microorganisms in Air Samples, Atmospheric Environment, 40: 7924-7939.

  36. Yao, M.# and Mainelis, G.* (2006c) Effect of Physical and Biological Parameters on Enumeration of Bioaerosols by Portable Microbial Impactors, Journal of Aerosol Science, 37(11): 1467-1483.

  37. Yao, M.# and Mainelis, G.* (2006d) Investigation of Cut-off Sizes and Collection Efficiencies of Portable Microbial Samplers, Aerosol Science and Technology, 40(8): 595-606.

  38. Yao, M.# and Mainelis, G.* (2006e) Utilization of Natural Electrical Charges on Airborne Microorganisms for their Collection by Electrostatic Means, Journal of Aerosol Science, 37(4): 513–527.[2]

  39. Mainelis, G.*, Masquelier, D., Willeke, K., Makarewicz, A., Dzenitis, J., and Milanovich, F. (2006) Performance of a Compact Air-to-Liquid Aerosol Collector with High Concentration Rate, Journal of Aerosol Science, 37(5): 645-657. [3]

  40. Mainelis, G.*, Masquelier, D., Makarewicz, A., and Dzenitis, J. (2005) Performance Characteristics of the Aerosol Collectors of the Autonomous Pathogen Detection System (APDS), Aerosol Science and Technology, 39(5): 461-471. 

  41. Mainelis, G.*, Berry, D.#, An, H.R.#, Yao, M.#, DeVoe, K., Fennell, D.E., and Jaeger, R. (2005) Design and Performance of a Single-Pass Bubbling Bioaerosol Generator, Atmospheric Environment, 39(19): 3521-3533. 

  42. Yao, M.#, Mainelis, G.*, and An, H.R.# (2005) Inactivation of Microorganisms using Electrostatic Fields, Environmental Science and Technology, 39(9): 3338-3344.  

  43. An, H.R. #, Mainelis, G.*, and Yao, M.# (2004) Evaluation of a High Volume Portable Bioaerosol Sampler in Laboratory and Field Environments, Indoor Air, 14(6), 385-393.  

  44. Grinshpun, S.A.*, Mainelis, G., Trunov, M., Górny, R.L. Sivasubramani, S.K., Adhikari, A., and Reponen, T. (2005) Collection of Airborne Spores by Circular Single-Stage Impactors with Small Jet-To-Plate Distance, Journal of Aerosol Science, 36(5-6): 575-591.  

  45. Mainelis, G.*, Górny, R.L., Willeke, K., and Reponen, T. (2005) Rapid Counting of Liquid-Borne Microorganisms by Light Scattering Spectrometry, Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, 12:141-148. 

  46. Grinshpun, S.A.*, Mainelis, G., Trunov, M., Adhikari, A., and Reponen, T., and Willeke, K. (2005) Evaluation of Ionic Air Purifiers for Reducing Aerosol Exposure in Confined Indoor Spaces, Indoor Air, 15:235-245. 

  47. Lee, S.-A.*, Willeke, K., Mainelis, G., Adhikari, A., Wang, H., Reponen, T., and Grinshpun, S.A. (2004) Assessment of Electrical Charge on Airborne Microorganisms by a New Bioaerosol Sampling Method, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 1:127-138. 

  48. Górny, R.L.*, Mainelis, G., Grinshpun, S.A., Willeke, K., Dutkiewicz, J., and Reponen, T. (2003) Release of Streptomyces albus propagules from contaminated surfaces, Environmental Research, 91:45-53. 

  49. Mainelis, G.*, Adhikari, A., Willeke, K., Lee, S.-A., Reponen, T., and Grinshpun, S.A. (2002) Collection of Airborne Microorganisms by a New Electrostatic Precipitator, Journal of Aerosol Science, 33:1417-1432.[4] 

  50. Mainelis, G.*, Willeke, K., Adhikari, A., Reponen, and T., Grinshpun, S.A. (2002) Design and Collection of Efficiency of a New Electrostatic Precipitator for Bioaerosol Collection, Aerosol Science and Technology, 36:1073-1085.

  51. Mainelis, G.*, Górny, R.L., Reponen, T., Trunov, M., Grinshpun, S.A., Yadav, J., Baron, P.A., and Willeke, K. (2002) Effect of Electrical Charges and Fields on Injury and Viability of Airborne Bacteria, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 79:229-241.

  52. Mainelis, G.*, Willeke, K., Grinshpun, S.A., Baron, P. and Reponen, T. (2002) Induction Charging and Electrostatic Classification of Micrometer-Size Particles for Investigating the Electrobiological Properties of Airborne Microorganisms, Aerosol Science and Technology, 36:479-491. 

  53. Mainelis, G.*, Willeke, K., Baron, P., Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T., Górny, R. L., and Trakumas, S. (2001) Electrical Charges on Airborne Microorganisms, Journal of Aerosol Science, 32:1087-1110. 

  54. Trakumas, S., Willeke, K.*, Grinshpun, S.A., Reponen, T., Mainelis, G., and Friedman, W. (2001) Particle Emission Characteristics of Filter-Equipped Vacuum Cleaners, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 62:482-493.

  55. Choe, K.T., Trunov, M., Grinshpun, S.A.*, Willeke, K., Harney, J., Trakumas, S., Mainelis, G., Bornschein, R., Clark, S., Friedman, W. (2000) Particle Settling after Lead-Based Paint Abatement Work and Clearance Waiting Period, American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, 61:798-807. 

  56. Mainelis, G., Grinshpun, S.A.*, Willeke, K., Reponen, T., Ulevicius, V. and Hintz, P. (1999) Collection of Airborne Microorganisms by Electrostatic Precipitation, Aerosol Science and Technology, 30:127-144. 

  57. Ulevicius, V., Willeke, K.*, Grinshpun, S.A., Donnelly, J., Lin, X. and Mainelis, G. (1997) Aerosolization of Particles from a Bubbling Liquid: Characteristics and Generator Development, Aerosol Science and Technology, 26:175-190. 

  58. Hofmann, W.*, Mainelis, G., Mohamed, A., Balashazy, I., Vaupotic, J., and Kobal, I. (1996) Comparison of Different Modeling Approaches in Current Lung Dosimetry Models, Environment International, 22:S965-S976.

  59. Trakumas, S.#, Juozaitis, A., Buzorius, G., Mainelis, G., Girgzdys, A. and, Ulevicius, V. (1995) A Study of the Hygroscopic Properties of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles, Atmospheric Physics, 17:5-11.



1.      Grinshpun, S.A.*, Adhikari, A., Lee, B.U., Trunov, M., Mainelis, G., Yermakov, M. & Reponen, T. (2004). Indoor air pollution control through ionization. in Air Pollution XII. (ed. Brebbia, C.A.). Wessex Institute of Technology, WIT Press, Southampton, UK, pp. 689-704.

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 [1] In the Top 25 list of the Journal of Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for January -June 2009

[2] In the Top 25 list of the Journal of Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for April 2005 - June 2006.

[3] In the Top 25 list of the Journal of Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for April - June 2006.

[4] In the Top 10 list of the Journal of Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for May 2002-May 2003.


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