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Recent Publications

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3.  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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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[1], doi: 10.1039/C3EN00053B. Abstract.

  7. 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[2], Abstract.

  8. 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.


[1] In the Top 10 most accessed articles in Environmental Science: Nano in the first quarter of 2014
[2] In the Top 25 list of the Journal of Aerosol Science’s most downloaded articles for January –March 2014.


Training Grant in Exposure Science

Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellowships for the Joint Graduate Program in Exposure Science are available as part of the
First Ever NIEHS Training Grant in Exposure Science. Click here for more information or contact Dr. Mainelis.


Current Grants

CDC/NIOSH, PIs: G. Mainelis (Contact), T. Han
"Personal Electrostatic Bioaerosol Sampler (PEBS) with High Sampling Flow Rate", This study develops and tests an advanced personal sampler for biological aerosols.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), PI: C. Andrews, Co-PIs: J. Gong, G. Mainelis
“Development and Evaluation of Cost-Effective Methods and Protocols for Identification and Assessment of Housing-Related Hazards”.
The project analyzes traditional and advanced techniques to investigate indoor air quality. 

CDC/NIOSH, PIs: G. Mainelis (Contact), D. Fennell
”Advanced Sampler for Measuring Exposure to Biological Aerosols”. This study develops and tests an advanced sampler for biological aerosols. 

National Science Foundation (NSF), PI: D. Fennell, Co-PIs: G. Mainelis, L. Kerkhof
   "Air as an Active Bacterial Ecosystem”. The project investigates the microbial activity in ambient air.

NIEHS,  PI: S.L. Shalat, Co-PIs: K. Black, G. Mainelis, M. Ramagopal
Validation of a Robotic Surrogate for Measurement of Early Childhood Personal Exposure". The study compares environmental pollutants measured by a new robotic sampler against personal exposure measurements.

National Science Foundation (NSF), PI: G. Mainelis (Dept. of Environ. Sciences), Co-PI: KiBum Lee (Engineering)
Consumer Exposure to Airborne Nanoparticles Released from Nanotechnology-Enabled Clothing”. This study investigates the release and exposure to airborne nanoparticles due to the use of nanotechnology-based clothing. 

US EPA/ UK NERC Joint program. J. Zhang (PL/USPI), P. Georgopoulos, S. Isukapalli, H. Kipen, P. Lioy, S. Schwander; E. Garfunkel, K. Lee, G. Mainelis, R. Di Giulio, K.F. Chung (UKPI), A. Porter, M. Ryan, T. Tetley; and R. Maynard.
“Risk Assessment for Manufactured Nanoparticles Used in Consumer Products (RAMNUC)” .The study is focused on risk associated with the use of nanotechnology-based consumer products. 


Last modified: 12/31/2014