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PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES (in reverse chronological order)


Publications in Google Scholar Citations and ORCID


Legend:     * - corresponding author

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


  1. Shah, L.*, Mainelis, G., Ramagopal, M., Black, K., and Shalat, S.L. (2016). Particulate matter concentration measured by a robotic sampler (PIPER) is associated with eczema in preschoolers, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(2), 242; doi:10.3390/ijerph13020242.

  2. Patton, A.#, Calderón, L.#, Xiong, Y., Wang, Z.#, Senick, J., Sorensen-Allacci, M.A., Plotnik, D., Wener, R., Andrews, C. J., Krogmann, U., and Mainelis, G.* (2016) Airborne Particulate Matter in Multi-family Green Buildings: Measurements from Two Buildings and Summary of Recent Studies, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13, 144, doi:10.3390/ijerph13010144. Abstract

  3. Han, T.#, Zhen, H.#, Fennell, D.E., and Mainelis, G.* (2015). Design and evaluation of the field-deployable electrostatic precipitator with superhydrophobic surface (FDEPSS) with high concentration rate, Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 15(6): 2397-2408, doi: 10.4209/aaqr.2015.04.0206. Abstract.

  4. Han, T.#, Wren, M.#, DuBois, K.#, Therkorn, J.#, and Mainelis, G.* (2015). Development of ATP Bioluminescence Method for Rapid Bioaerosol Quantification. Journal of Aerosol Science, 90: 114-123, doi:10.1016/j.jaerosci.2015.08.003. [1] Abstract.

  5. Zhen, H.#, Krumins, V., Fennell, D.E., and Mainelis, G.* (2015). Accurate determination of bacterial 16s rRNA/rDNA ratio by a dual internal reference technique with application to E. coli aerosol samples. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 117: 113-121, doi:10.1016/j.mimet.2015.07.023. Abstract.

  6. Sagona, J.A.#, Shalat, S.L., Wang, Z., Ramagopal, M., Black, K., Hernandez, M., and Mainelis, G.* (2015). Evaluation of particle resuspension in young children’s breathing zone using stationary and robotic (PIPER) aerosol samplers, Journal of Aerosol Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2015.03.001. Abstract.

  7. Han, T.#, Fennell, D., and Mainelis G.* (2015) Development and Optimization of the Electrostatic Precipitator with Superhydrophobic Surface (EPSS) Mark II for Collection of Bioaerosols, Aerosol Science and Technology, doi: 10.1080/02786826.2015.1017040. Abstract.

  8. Pyrgiotakis, G., Vasanthrakumar, A., Gao, Y., Eleftheriadou, M., Toledo, E., DeAraujo, A., McDevitt, J., Han, T. #, Mainelis, G., Mitchell, R., and Demokritou, P.* (2015). Inactivation of foodborne microorganisms using Engineered Water Nanostructures (EWNS). Environmental Science & Technology, doi: 10.1021/es505868a. Abstract.

  9. Xiong, Y., Krogmann, U.*, Mainelis, G., Rodenburg, L., and Andrews, C. (2015) Indoor air quality in green buildings: A case-study in a residential high-rise building in the northeastern United States, Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A: Toxic/Hazardous Substances and Environmental Engineering, 50(3): 225-242, doi: 10.1080/10934529.2015.981101. Abstract.

  10. Royce, S.G., Mukherjee, D., Cai, T., Xu, S.S., Alexander, J.A., Mi, Z., Calderon, L., Mainelis, G., Lee, K.B., Lioy, P.J., Tetley, T.D., Chung, K. F., Zhang, Georgopoulos, P.G.* (2014) Modeling Population Exposures to Silver Nanoparticles Present in Consumer Products, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 16 (11), 1-25. Abstract.

  11. Krumins, V., Mainelis, G., Kerkhof, L.J., and Fennell, D.E.* (2014) Substrate-Dependent rRNA Production in an Airborne Bacterium, Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 1 (9), pp 376–381. Abstract.

  12. 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) Variability in Bioreactivity Linked to Changes in Size and Zeta Potential of Diesel Exhaust Particles in Human Immune Cells, PLoS One, 9(5): e97304, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0097304, Abstract.

  13. 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, 24: 421-427. Abstract.

  14. Garbuzenko, O.B., Mainelis, G., Taratula, O., and Minko, T*. (2014) Inhalation treatment of lung cancer: the influence of composition, size and shape of nanocarriers on their lung accumulation and retention, Cancer Biology and Medicine, 11(1):44-55. Abstract.

  15. 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, 1: 161-171[2], doi: 10.1039/C3EN00053B. Abstract.

  16.  Zhen, H.#, Han, T.#, Fennell, D., and Mainelis, G.* (2014) A systematic comparison of four bioaerosol generators: effect on culturability and membrane integrity when aerosolizing Escherichia coli bacteria, Journal of Aerosol Science, 70(4):67-79[3], Abstract.

  17.  Zhen, H.#, Du, S., Rodenburg, L., Mainelis, G., and Fennell, D.E.* (2014) 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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

  21.  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[4]. Abstract.

  22.  Nazarenko, Y.#, 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.[5] Abstract.

  25. Han, T. # and Mainelis. G.* (2012) Investigation of Inherent and Latent Internal Losses in Liquid-based Bioaerosol Samplers, Journal of Aerosol Science, 45:58-68. Abstract.

  26. 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.

  27. Shalat, S.*, Stambler, A.A., Wang, Z#., Mainelis, G., Emoekpere, O.H., Hernandez, M., Lioy, P., and 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.

  28. 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, 21(5): 515-528. Abstract.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. Garbuzenko, O.B., Saad, 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.[6] Abstract.

  33. 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.

  34. 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. Abstract. 

  35. 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. Abstract.

  36. 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. Abstract.

  37. 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.[7] Abstract.

  38. 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[8]. Abstract.

  39. 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. Abstract.

  40. Krumins, V., Son, E.-K., Mainelis, G., and Fennell, D*. (2008) Retention of Inactivated Bioaerosols and Ethene in a Rotating Bioreactor Constructed for Bioaerosol Activity Studies, CLEAN - Soil, Air, Water, Special Issue on Bioaerosol Research, 36 (7), 593 – 600. Abstract.

  41. Górny, R.L.*, Mainelis, G., Wlazło, A., Niesler, A., Lis, D.O., Marzec, S., Siwińska, E., Łudzeń-Izbińska, B., Harkawy, A., and 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. Abstract.  

  42. 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. Abstract.

  43. 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. Abstract.

  44. 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. Abstract.

  45. 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.[9]. Abstract.

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

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

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

  49. Yao , M.# and Mainelis, G.* (2006) Utilization of Natural Electrical Charges on Airborne Microorganisms for their Collection by Electrostatic Means, Journal of Aerosol Science, 37(4): 513–527.[10] Abstract.

  50. 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.[11] Abstract.

  51. 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. Abstract.

  52. 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. Abstract.

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

  54. 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. Abstract.

  55. 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. Abstract.

  56. 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. Abstract.

  57. 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. Abstract.

  58. 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. Abstract.

  59. 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. Abstract.

  60. 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.[12] Abstract.

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

  62. 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. Abstract.

  63. 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. Abstract.

  64. 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. Abstract.

  65. 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. Abstract.

  66. 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. Abstract.

  67. 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. Abstract.

  68. 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. Abstract.

  69. 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. Abstract.

  70. 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] In the Top 25 list of the Journal of Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for October –December 2015.

[2] In the Top 10 most accessed articles in Environmental Science: Nano in the first quarter of 2014

[3] In the Top 25 list of the Journal of Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for January –March 2014.

[4] Among “Highlighted Articles” of the journal, 11/06/2013

[5] Manuscript featured in Science Selections of Environmental Health Perspectives, 120 (6): a245: “A compact exposure. Estimating Inhalation of Engineered Nanoparticles in Cosmetic Powders”, by Tanya Tillett.

[6] The paper was highlighted in EurekAlert! and Ecancermedicalscience.

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

[8] In the Top 10 list of the J. Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for October - December 2008.

[9] In the Top 10 list of the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology most downloaded articles for December 2007.

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

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

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




  1. Grinshpun, S.A.*, Buttner, M. P., Mainelis, G. and Willeke, K. (2015). Sampling for Airborne Microorganisms, in Manual of Environmental Microbiology 4th edition, M.V. Yates, C. H Nakatsu, R.V. Miller, S. D. Pillai, eds., Chapter 3.2.2 (17 pages), American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C., doi:10.1128/9781555818821.ch3.2.2.

  2. Nazarenko, Y.# Mainelis, G., and Lioy, P.J., (2014). Nanomaterial Inhalation Exposure from Nanotechnology-Based Consumer Products, in Inhalation Toxicology, 3rd ed., H. Salem and S.A. Katz, eds., CRC Press, 623 pp.

  3. 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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