Curriculum Vitae






Joseph Blake Hughes

Adjunct Professor




Biography

Joseph Hughes received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees from the University of Iowa in Environmental Engineering and a B.A. from Cornell College in Chemistry. He is an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Material Science and Engineering, and Dean of the College of Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was on the faculty of Rice University, also serving as Professor and Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has received the McKee Medal from the Water Environment Federation; the Walter P. Huber Research Prize from the American Society of Civil Engineers; the Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement at Rice University; is a member of Chi Epsilon, and twice was recognized with the ASCE Outstanding Professor Award at Rice University. He has been active in the National Academy of Engineering's Frontiers of Engineering program as a speaker and organizer; is a Diplomat (by Eminence) of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering; and, is a member of the U.S. EPA science advisory committee on Environmental Engineering.

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1992
  • M.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa, 1989
  • B.A. Chemistry, Cornell College, 1986

Research Interests

  • Environmental biotechnology and in particular, determining how novel metabolic capabilities of living organisms can be harnessed to improve environmental quality
  • Nanotechnology in environmental systems

Honors

  • Georgia Engineer of the Year in Education, 2011.
  • American Epidemiological Society 26th Annual Feldman Lecture, 2009.
  • CH2MHill Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, as Advisor, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, 2007.
  • John McClanahan Henske Distinguished Lecture in Chemical/Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2007.
  • McKee Medal, for Achievement in Groundwater Protection, Restoration and Reuse from the Water Environment Federation, 2007.
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineering, elected as Diplomat by Eminence 2007.
  • AIChE's Best Applied Paper Award, South Texas Section, 2005.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Advanced Leadership Program, 2005.
  • Walter P. Huber Research Prize, for Seminal Research in Environmental Biotechnology from the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2005.
  • Organizer, National Academy of Engineering 9th Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2003.
  • Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement from Rice University (given to one member of the faculty annually to recognize contributions in scholarship and teaching), 2002.
  • ASCE Outstanding Professor Award, Rice University Chapter, 1997 and 2002.
  • Invited Speaker, National Academy of Engineering and Van Humbolt Foundation 4th Annual German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 2001.
  • Distinguished Alumnus Address, Institute for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, University of Iowa, 2000.
  • Invited Speaker, National Academy of Engineering 1st Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, 1995.
  • Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Graduate Fellow, University of Iowa, 1990-1992.
  • Iowa Water Pollution Control Association: William Kirstin Scholarship, 1989.
  • Chi Epsilon

Patents

  • Hughes, J. B., C. J. Newell, R. T. Fisher, Process for in situ Biodegradation of Chlorinated Aliphatic Hydrocarbons by Subsurface Hydrogen Injection, February 11, 1997, U. S. Patent Number 5,602,296.

Articles

  1. Da Silva, M. L. B., Daprato, R. C., Gomez, D. E., Hughes, J. B., Alvarez, P. J. J. and Ward, C. H. (2006) Comparison of Bioaugmentation and Biostimulation for the Enhancement of DNAPL Source Zone Remediation, Water Environment Research, in press.
  2. Lyon, D. L., J. D. Fortner, C. M. Sayes, V. L. Colvin, and J. B. Hughes (2005) Cell Association and Antimicrobial Activity on an Envronmentally-Relevant Pristine C60 Water Suspension with the Bacteria Eschericia Coli and Bacillus subtilis, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, accepted for publication.
  3. Daprato, R. C., C. Zhang, J. C. Spain, and J. B. Hughes (2005) Modeling Aerobic Bioremediation of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene in a Bioslurry Reactor, Environmental Engineering Science, accepted for publication.
  4. Tront, J., and J. B. Hughes (2005) Oxidative Microbial Degradation of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene via 3-methyl-4,6-dinitrocatecol, Environmental Science and Technology, (39), 4540-4549.
  5. Fortner, J D. D. Lyon, V. L. Colvin, and J. B. Hughes (2005) C60 in Water:Nanocrystal Formation and Biological Effects Environmental Science and Technology, (39), 4307-4316
  6. Lyon, D.L., J. D. Fortner, C. M. Sayes, V. L. Colvin, and J. B. Hughes (2004) Cell Association and Antimicrobial Activity on an Environmentally-Relevant Pristine C60 Water Suspension with the Bacteria Eschericia Coli and Bacillus subtilis, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, submitted for publication.
  7. Nutt, M. O.J. B. Hughes, and M. S. Wong (2004) Designing Pd-on-Au Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Trichloroethene Hydrodechlorination, Environmental Science and Technology, submitted for publication.
  8. Sayes, C. M, J. D. Fortner, W. Guo, D. Lyon, A. M. Boyd, K. D. Ausman, Y. J. Tao, B. Sitharaman, L. J. Wilson, J. B. Hughes, J. L. West, V.L. Colvin (2004) The Differential Cytotoxicity of Water Soluble Fullerenes, in press Nanotechnology Letters.
  9. Adamson, D. T. and J. B. Hughes (2004) Flux and Product Distribution During Biological Treatment of PCE DNAPL, Environmental Science and Technology, (38), 2021-28.
  10. Fleischmann, T.J., K.C. Walker, J.C. Spain, J.B. Hughes, and A.M. Craig (2004) Anaerobic transformation of 2,4,6-TNT by bovine ruminal microbes, Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. (314), 957-963.
  11. Nutt, M. O.J. B. Hughes, and M. S. Wong (2004) Designing Pd-on-Au Bimetallic Nanoparticle Catalysts for Trichloroethene Hydrodechlorination, Environmental Science and Technology, (39)1346-1353.
  12. Sayes, C. M, J. D. Fortner, W. Guo, D. Lyon, A. M. Boyd, K. D. Ausman, Y. J. Tao, B. Sitharaman, L. J. Wilson, J. B. Hughes, J. L. West, V.L. Colvin (2004) The Differential Cytotoxicity of Water Soluble Fullerenes, Nanotechnology Letters, (4)1881-87.
  13. Zhang, C. and J. B. Hughes (2004) Bacterial Energetics, Stoichiometry, and Kinetic Modeling of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene Biodegradation in a Batch Respirometer, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (23)2799-2806.
  14. Fortner, J. D. , C. Zhang, J. C. Spain, and J. B. Hughes (2003) Soil Column Evaluation of Factors Controlling Biodegradation of DNT in the Vadose Zone, Environmental Science and Technology, (37), 3382-91.
  15. Wang, C., D. Lyon, J. B. Hughes and G. N. Bennett (2003) Role of hydroxylamine intermediates in the phytotransformation of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene by Myriophyllum aquaticum. Environmental Science and Technology, (37), 3595-600.
  16. Adamson, D. T,. J. McDade, and J. B. Hughes (2003) Inoculation of a DNAPL Source Zone to Initiate Reductive Dechlorination of PCE, Environmental Science and Technology, (37), 2525-33.
  17. McGuire, T. and J. B. Hughes (2003) Effects of Surfactants on the Dechlorination of Chlorinated Ethenes, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (22), 2630-38
  18. Padda R. S., C. Wang, J. B. Hughes, R. Kutty and G. N. Bennett (2003) Mutagenicity of Nitroaromatic Degradation Compounds, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (22), 2293-97.
  19. Watrous, M, S. Clark, R. Kutty, S. Huang, F. Rudolph, J. B. Hughes, and G. N. Bennett, (2003) 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene Reduction by an Fe-only Hydrogenase in Clostridium acetobutylicm, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (69), 1542-47.
  20. Zhang, C. and J. B. Hughes, (2002) Kinetics and Metabolic Pathways of Hexahydro-1,3,5-Trinitro-1,3,5-Triazine (RDX) by Clostridium acetobutylicum Chemosphere, (50), 665-71.
  21. Ahmad, F. and J. B. Hughes (2002) Reactivity of Partially Reduced Arylhydroxylamine and Nitrosoarene Metabolites of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Towards Biomass and Humic Acids, Environmental Science and Technology, (36), 4370-81.
  22. Neale, C. N., A. W. Holder, C. H. Ward, and J. B. Hughes (2002) "Ground Water Reaeration Effects on Hydrocarbon Plumes: a Modeling Approach", ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, (128) 40-50.
  23. Zhang, C., R. C., Daprato, S. F. Nishino, J. C. Spain, and J. B. Hughes (2001) Remediation of Dinitrotoluene Contaminated Soils from Former Army Ammunition Plants: Soil Washing Efficiency and Effective Process Monitoring in Bioslurry Reactors, Journal of Hazardous Materials, (87) 139-154.
  24. Zheng, D., C. S. Carr, and J. B. Hughes, (2001) "Influence of Hydraulic Retention Time on Extent of PCE Dechlorination and Preliminary Characterization of the Enrichment Culture", Bioremediation Journal, (5):159-168.
  25. Cope, N. and J. B. Hughes, (2001) "Biologically-Enhanced Removal of PCE from NAPL Source Zones", Environmental Science and Technology, (35):2014-2021.
  26. Bhadra, R., D. G. Wayment, R. K. Williams, S. N. Barman, M. B. Stone, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, (2001) Studies on Plant-Mediated Fate of the Explosives RDX and HMX, Chemosphere, 44(5): 1259-1264.
  27. Padda, R. S. C. Y. Wang, J. B. Hughes, and G. N. Bennett, (2000) Mutagenicity of Trinitrotoluene and its Metabolites Formed During Anaerobic Degradation by Clostridium acetobutylicum ATCC 824, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (19):2871-2875.
  28. Huang, S., P. A. Lindahl, C. Wang, G. N. Benett, F. B. Rudolph, and J. B. Hughes, (2000) 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) Reduction by Carbon Monoxide Deydrogenase from Clostridium thermoaceticum, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, (66):1474-1478.
  29. Neale, C. N., J. B. Hughes, and C. H. Ward, (2000) Impacts of Unsaturated Zone Properties on Oxygen Transport and Aquifer Reaeration, Groundwater, (38):784-794.
  30. Zhang, C., J. B. Hughes, S. F. Nishino, and J. C. Spain, (2000) Slurry-Phase Biological Treatment of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene and 2,6-Dinitrotoluene: Role of Bioaugmentation and Effects of High Dinitrotoluene Concentrations, Environmental Science and Technology, (34):2810-2816.
  31. Tadros, M.G., A. Crawford, A. Mateo-Sullivan, C. Zhang, and J. B. Hughes, (2000) Toxic Effects of Hydroxylamino Intermediates from Microbial Transformation of Trinitrotoluene and Dinitrotoluenes on Algae Selenastrum capricornutum, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, (64):579-585.
  32. Carr, C. S., S. Garg, and J. B. Hughes, (2000) Effect of Dechlorination on the Longevity and Composition of NAPL Sources under Equilibrium Dissolution Conditions, Environmental Science and Technology, (34):1088-1094.
  33. Wang, C. Y., D. Zheng, and J. B. Hughes, (2000) Stability of Hydroxylamino and Amino Intermediates from Reduction of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene, 2,4-Dinitrotoluene and 2,6-Dinitrotoluene Biotechnology Letters, (22):15-19.
  34. Wayment, D. G., R. Bhadra, J. Lauritzen, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, (1999) A Transient Study of Conjugate Formation During TNT Metabolism by Axenic Plant Roots, Journal of Phytoremediation, (1):227-239.
  35. Bhadra, R., R. J. Spanggord, D. G. Wayment, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, (1999) Characterization of Oxidation Products of TNT Metabolism in Aquatic Phytoremediation Systems of Myriophyllum aquaticum, Environmental Science and Technology, (33):3354-3361.
  36. Holder, A.W., P. B. Bedient, and J. B. Hughes, (1999)Modeling the Impact of Oxygen Reaeration on Natural Attenuation, Bioremediation Journal, (3):137-149.
  37. Carr, C. S., and J. B. Hughes, Response to Comment: Enrichment of High Rate PCE Dechlorination and Comparative Study of Lactate, Methanol, and Hydrogen as Electron Donors to Sustain Activity, Environmental Science and Technology, (33):2683-2684.
  38. Hughes, J. B., C. Wang, and C. Zhang, (1999) Anaerobic Transformation of 2,4- and 2,6-Dinitrotoluenes by Clostridium acetobutylicum: A Pathway Through Dihydroxylamino-Intermediates, Environmental Science and Technology, (33):1065-1070.
  39. Gerlach, R., C. Zhang, M. Steioff, and J. B. Hughes, (1999) Hydrophobic Electron Donors for the Reduction of Nitroaromatics in Anaerobic Sediments, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, (36):91-104.
  40. Bhadra, R., D. G. Wayment, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, (1999) Confirmation of Conjugation Processes During TNT Metabolism by Axenic Plant Roots, Environmental Science and Technology,(33):446-452.
  41. Wang, C. and J. B. Hughes, (1998) Derivatization and Separation of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene Metabolic Products, Biotechnology Techniques, (12):839-842.
  42. Pucik, L. E. and J. B. Hughes, (1998)Fate of TNT and TNT-Transformation Products in Aerobic Mixed Cultures, Bioremediation Journal, (2):57-67.
  43. Beckles, D. M., C. H. Ward, and J. B. Hughes, (1998) The Effect of Mixtures of PAHs and Sediments on Fluoranthene Biodegradation Patterns, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry,(17):1246-1251.
  44. Carr, C. S. and J. B. Hughes, (1998) Enrichment of High Rate PCE Dechlorination and Comparative Study of Lactate, Methanol, and Hydrogen as Electron Donors to Sustain Activity, Environmental Science and Technology, (32):1817-1824.
  45. Jee, V., D. Beckles, C. H. Ward, and J. B. Hughes, (1998) Bioremediation of Phenathrene-Contaminated Estuarine Sediments, Water Research, (32):1231-1239.
  46. Hughes, J. B., C. Wang, K. Yesland, A. Richardson, R. Bhadra, G. Bennett, and F. Rudolph, (1998) Bamberger Rearrangement During TNT-Metabolism by Clostridium acetobutylicum, Environmental Science and Technology, (32):494-500.
  47. Hughes, J. B., C. Wang, R. Bhadra, A. Richardson, G. Bennett, and F. Rudolph, (1998) Reduction of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene by Clostridium acetobutylicum through Hydroxylamino-Nitrotoluene Intermediates, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (17):343-348.
  48. Wang, C. Y., R. Bhadra, and J. B. Hughes, (1997) The Rapid Separation of Reduction Products of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene using TLC Biotechnology Techniques, (11):519-521.
  49. Tadros, M. G. and J. B. Hughes, (1997) Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) by Indigenous Mixed and Pure Cultures Isolated from Coastal Sediments, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, (63-65):865-870.
  50. Vanderford, M., J. V. Shanks, and J. B. Hughes, (1997) Phytotransformation of Trinitrotoluene (TNT) and Distribution of Metabolic Products in Myriophyllum aquaticum, Biotechnology Letters, (19):277-280.
  51. Hughes, J. B., D. M. Beckles, S. D. Chandra, and C. H. Ward, (1997) Utilization of Bioremediation Processes for the Treatment of PAH-Contaminated Sediments, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology,(18):152-160.
  52. Khan, T. A., R. Bhadra, and J. B. Hughes, (1997) Transformation of TNT and Related Nitroaromatic Compounds by Clostridium acetobutylicum, Journal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, (18):198-203.
  53. Hughes, J. B., J. V. Shanks, M. Vanderford, J. Lauritzen (1997), Transformation of TNT by Aquatic Plants and Plant Tissue Cultures, Environmental Science and Technology, (31):266-271.
  54. Pucik, L. E., and J. B. Hughes, (1996) Capillary Electrophoretic Separation of TNT and its Transformation Products, Journal of Capillary Electrophoresis, (3):209-215.
  55. Chandra, S., C. H. Ward, and J. B. Hughes (1996), Biodegradation of Sorbed Fluorene in Sediment Slurries, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials, (13):375-385.
  56. Hughes, J. B., and G. F. Parkin, (1996). Concentration Effects on Chlorinated Aliphatic Transformation Kinetics, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, (122):92-98.
  57. Hughes, J. B., and G. F. Parkin, (1996). Individual Biotransformation Rates in Chlorinated Aliphatic Mixtures, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, (122):99-106.
  58. Tsomides, H. J., J. B. Hughes, J. M. Thomas, and C. H. Ward, (1995) Effect of Surfactant Addition on Phenanthrene Biodegradation in Sediments, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, (14):953-959.
  59. Hughes, J. B. and G. F. Parkin, (1992)The Effect of Mixtures of Xenobiotics and Primary Electron Donor on the Anaerobic Biotransformation of High Concentrations of Chlorinated Aliphatics, Water, Science and Technology, (26):117-126.
  60. Zhang, C. and J. B. Hughes (2004) Bacterial Energetics, Stoichiometry, and Kinetic Modeling of 2,4-Dinitrotoluene Biodegradation in a Batch Respirometer, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, in press.

Books

  1. Ahmad, F., J.B. Hughes, and G.N. Bennett, (2005) "Biodegradation of Hazardous Materials by Clostridia", Handbook on Clostridia, Peter Durre, ed) CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  2. Bock, C., M. Kolb, M Bokern, H. Harms, M. Mackova, L. Chroma, T. Macek, J. B. Hughes, C. Just, and J. Schnoor (2002) Advances in Phytoremediation: Phytotransformation in Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites, D. Reible and K. Demnerova, Eds. NATO Science Series, Volume 15. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
  3. Ward, C.H., J. B. Hughes G. A. Pope, M. Delshad, V. Dwaranath, J. Spain, S. Nishino, J. S. Fruchter, W. R. Vermeul, M. D. Williams, and J. E. Szecsody (2002) In-Situ Treatment Technologies, Environmental Restoration, in Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites, D. Reible and K. Demnerova, Eds. NATO Science Series, Volume 15. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston.
  4. Metabolism of Nitroaromatics and Explosive Compounds, (2000) Eds. J. Spain, H. Knackmuss, and J. B. Hughes, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  5. Ahmad, F. and J. B. Hughes, (2000) Anaerobic Transformation of TNT by Clostridium, Chapter 8 of Metabolism of Nitroaromatics and Explosive Compounds, Eds. J. Spain, H. Knackmuss, and J. B. Hughes, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  6. Hughes, J. B., C. N. Neale, and C. H. Ward (2000) Bioremediation, Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Academic Press, San Diego, CA.
  7. Hughes, J. B., (1999) Fate Processes, Chapter 7 of Groundwater Contamination: Transport and Remediation, Ed. III, by Bedient, Rifai and Newell, Prentice-Hall, NJ.
  8. Reible, D., R. Chaney, and J. B. Hughes (1999) Bioavailability, in Environmental Availability in Soils: of Chlorinated Organics, Explosives, and Heavy Metals, Eds. W.C. Anderson, R. C. Loehr, and B. P. Smith, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, Annapolis, MD.
  9. Hughes, J. B. (1996) Biological Treatment of Hazardous Wastes, Frontiers of Engineering, National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.

Presentations

  1. Anthropogenic Activity and Evolutionary Response, Workshop Chair and Keynote Address, Beijing University, Beijing, China, July, 2005.
  2. Bio- and Nanotechnologies for Geoenvironmental Engineering, Institute for Geotechnical Engineering, Eidgenossische Techninische Hochschule Zurich (ETH), March, 2005.
  3. A Grand Challenge for Environmental Scientists and Engineers: The Evolutionary Response to the Industrial Age, Beijing University, Beijing China, January, 2005.
  4. Harnessing Novel Metabolic Processes for the Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Systems, Nankai University, College of Environmental Science and Enginereing, Tianjin, China, September, 2004.
  5. Report on Mangrove Decay in Cabinda, Angola. Phase 1: Satellite Image Analysis, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, Luanda, Angola and Cabinda, Angola, May, 2004.
  6. Global Challenges in Environmental Engineering Keynote Address, AEESP Annual Conference, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, March, 2004
  7. Harnessing Novel Metabolic Processes for the Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Systems, Georgia State University, Department of Biology, February, 2004.
  8. Engineering Biogeochemical Processes for Applications in Geosystems Engineering, NRC Workshop on Research Opportunities in GeoEngineering, Irvine, CA, February, 2004.
  9. The Nanotechnology Age: An Emerging Challenge for Environmental Scientists and Engineers, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, January, 2004.
  10. Out of Iowa. In to Africa: Infrastructure Needs in Developing Countries, University of Iowa, November 2004.
  11. Environmental Biotechnology School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, December, 2003.
  12. Exposure Routes for Nanomaterials: Developing the Science Needed for Risk Assessment, Nanodays Conference, Rice University, Houston, TX, October, 2003.
  13. TNT Bioremediation: What Happens when a Pollutant Disappears?, 25 Years of Hazardous Substance Research at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, May, 2003.
  14. Harnessing Novel Metabolic Processes for the Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Systems, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, February, 2003.
  15. Biotransformation Reactions of Explosive Compounds by Bacteria and Plants SERDP Partners in Environmental Technology Symposium, Washington D.C., November, 2002.
  16. Environmental Uses of Nanotechnology: In Search of Widgets, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University, Houston, TX, October, 2002.
  17. Reactive Capping Using Elemental Iron to Enhance Reductive Processes in Anacostia River Sediments, Baton Rouge, LA, October, 2002.
  18. Mineralizaci
  19. Biorrestauraci
  20. Factor Controlling Dinitrotoluene Mineralization in Badger Army Ammunition Plant Soils Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Baraboo, WI., September, 2002
  21. Session Chair, Bioremediation, Innovative Approaches to the In-Situ Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites NSF Pan-American Advanced Study Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2002.
  22. Principles of Subsurface Microbiology, Innovative Approaches to the In-Situ Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites NSF Pan-American Advanced Study Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2002.
  23. Bioremediation Technologies Innovative Approaches to the In-Situ Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites NSF Pan-American Advanced Study Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2002.
  24. Bioremediation of Hydrocarbons Innovative Approaches to the In-Situ Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites NSF Pan-American Advanced Study Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2002.
  25. Anaerobic Bioremeidation of Chlorinated Solvents Innovative Approaches to the In-Situ Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites NSF Pan-American Advanced Study Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2002.
  26. Phytoremediation of Nitroaromatic Pollutants Innovative Approaches to the In-Situ Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites NSF Pan-American Advanced Study Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 2002.
  27. Potential Strategy for Ring Fission of TNT using Clostridial Metabolism. Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvent and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA., May, 2002.
  28. Physical Chemistry of Reductive Dechlorination in Aquifers, Regenesis Symposium on Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents, Monterey, CA., May, 2002
  29. Twelve Billion People: What are We Thinking About, Rice University Alumni College, Houston, TX.,April, 2002.
  30. Anaerobic Bioremediation of DNAPL-Contaminated Aquifers:Potential Benefits and Existing Challenges, Swiss Federal Institute for Science and Technology (EAWAG), Dubendorf, Switerland, March, 2002.
  31. Newell, C. J., C. E. Aziz, P. E. Haas, J. B. Hughes, and T. A. Khan, (2001) Two Novel Methods for Enhancing Source Zone Bioremediation: Direct Hydrogen Addition and Electron Acceptor Diversion, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, In Press.
  32. Enhancement of DNAPL Dissolution by Dechlorination Processes, SERDP Partners in Environmental Technology 2001 Symposium, Washington D.C., November, 2001.
  33. Member, Expert Panel on DNAPL Source Zone Remediation Technologies, held in conjunction with SERDP Partners in Environmental Technology 2001 Symposium, Washington D.C., November, 2001.
  34. Twelve Billion People: What are We Thinking About, National Academy of Engineering and Alexander Van Humbolt Foundation 4th Annual German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Essen Germany, October, 2001.
  35. Role of Reduction Intermediates in TNT Metabolism, Biofilm Engineering Research Center, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, October, 2001.
  36. Twelve Billion People: What are We Thinking About, Address to the George R. Brown School of Engineering, Rice University, Houston, TX, September, 2001.
  37. Chair, Session on Enhanced Bioremediation of DNAPL Source Zones, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 6th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, June, 2001.
  38. Biologically Enhanced DNAPL Dissolution: Role of NAPL Composition on Observed Contaminant Flux Rates, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 6th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, June, 2001.
  39. The Effect of Dechlorinating Bacteria on PCE-Containing NAPL, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 6th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, June, 2001.
  40. Explosives Compound Transformation, NATO Advanced Study Institute Program on Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Prague, Czech Republic, May, 2001.
  41. DNAPL Source-Zone Bioremediation, NATO Advanced Study Institute Program on Innovative Approaches to the On-Site Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites, Prague, Czech Republic, May, 2001.
  42. Earth Systems Engineering: What does it mean? Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, May, 2001.
  43. "Engineering and the Environment", Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, TX, January, 2001.
  44. "Engineering and the Environment", Rice University Women's Alumni Society, Houston, TX, January, 2001.
  45. Newell, C. J., P. E. Haas, J. B. Hughes, and T. A. Khan, (2000) "Results From Two Direct Hydrogen Delivery Field Tests For Enhanced Dechlorination," Bioremediation and Phytoremediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, pg. 21-38.
  46. Living on the Edge: Can We Save a Few Hundred Billion Dollars? International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, November, 2000.
  47. Bioremediation of DNAPL Source Zones: Laboratory Confirmation and Field Evidence, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, State College Pennsylvania, October, 2000.
  48. "Metabolism of Nitroaromatics: What Happens when TNT Disappears" Hazardous Substance Research Centers Research Symposium, Pacific Grove, CA, July 2000.
  49. Monitored Natural Attenuation Johnson and Johnson International Environmental Symposia, San Juan, Puerto Rico, April, 2000.
  50. Bhadra, R., R. J. Spanggord, D. G. Wayment, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks (1999) Oxidative Metabolism of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in aquatic phytoremediation systems of Myriophyllum aquaticum, In Wetlands and Remediation, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, p. 127-132
  51. Bhadra, R., D. G. Wayment, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, (1999) Conjugate Formation During the Metabolism of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in Plant Roots, In Phytoremediation and Innovative Strategies for Specialized Remedial Applications, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, p. 121-126.
  52. Ferone, W. A., S. S. Koenigsberg, and J. B. Hughes, (1999) Chemical Dynamics Model for CAH Remediation with Polylactate Esters Engineering Approaches for In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, p. 287-292.
  53. Fisher, R. T., C. J. Newell, P. E. Hass, and J. B. Hughes, (1999) Treatability Studies of Hydrogen-Enhanced Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvent-Impacted Media Engineering Approaches for In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, p. 185-189.
  54. Bhadra, R., D. G. Wayment, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, (1999) Conjugate Formation During the Metabolism of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene in Plant Roots Phytoremediation and Innovative Stratagies for Specialized Remedial Applications, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, p. 121-126.
  55. Time is Money: How to Reduce the Cost of Our Most Expensive Groundwater Problem, Rice University Department of Chemical Engineering, Houston, TX, October, 1999.
  56. Co-Host of the 2nd International Conference on Nitroaromatic Metabolism, with J. Spain and H. Knackmuss, Leesburg, VA, September, 1999.
  57. Metabolism of Nitroaromtic Metabolism by Clostridia 2nd International Conference on Nitroaromatic Metabolism, Leesburg, VA, September, 1999.
  58. Bioavailability of Desorption Resistant PAHs, Conference on Hazardous Waste Research: Gateways to Environmental Solutions, St. Louis, MO, May, 1999.
  59. Bioslurry Reactors, Session Chair, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 5th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, April, 1999.
  60. Bioavailability of Irreversibly Sorbed PAHs in Slurry Reactors, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 5th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, April, 1999.
  61. Reduction of Nitroaromatic Explosives by Clostridium acetobutylicum, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 5th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, April, 1999.
  62. Oxygen Flux Through Various Soils and its Impact on Biodegradation, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 5th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, April, 1999.
  63. Ability of Dechlorination to Influence DNAPL Dissolution Rates, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 5th International Symposium, San Diego, CA, April, 1999.
  64. Hydroxylamine Formation and Fate During Anaerobic Metabolism of Nitroaromatic Explosives, Swiss Federal Institute for Science and Technology (EAWAG), Dubendorf, Switerland, March, 1999.
  65. Hydroxylamine Formation and Fate During Anaerobic Metabolism of Nitroaromatic Explosives, Air Force Research Laboratory, Tyndall Air Force Base, FL, February, 1999.
  66. Impact of Plants on the Fate of Explosives, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, January, 1999.
  67. Bhadra, R., D. G. Wayment, J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, Biochemical Pathways of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene Abatement by Phytoremediation AIChE Symposium Series, Topical Conference on Pollution Prevention and Environmental Reduction, Miami Beach, FL, 1998.
  68. Newell, C. J., J. B. Hughes, R. T. Fisher, and P. E. Haas, (1998) Subsurface Hydrogen Addition for the In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvents, Designing and Applying Treatment Technologies, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, (6):47-52.
  69. Holder, A. W., P. B. Bedient, and J. B. Hughes, (1998) TCE and 1,2-DCE Biotransformation inside a Biologically Active Zone, Natural Attenuation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, (3):219-224.
  70. Electron Donor Delivery and In Situ Dechlorination, SERDP Partners in Environmental Technology 98 Symposium, Washington D.C., December, 1998.
  71. Integration of Natural Attenuation with Site Groundwater Management, Golder Natural Attenuation Seminar, San Fransico, CA, November, 1998.
  72. Superfund: Can We Improve Our Record?, Deans Series of Engineering Continuing Education, Rice Universtiy, Houston, TX, April 1998.
  73. Integration of Natural Attenuation with Site Groundwater Management, Golder Natural Attenuation Seminar, Princeton, NJ, April, 1998.
  74. Bioavailability of Sorbed-Phase Naphthalene, AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March, 1998.
  75. Uptake and Transformation of Nitroaromatics by Aquatic Plants, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, February, 1998
  76. Uptake and Transformation of Nitroaromatics by Aquatic Plants, Beneficial Effects of Vegetation on Contaminated Soils, Manhattan, KS, January 1998.
  77. Transformation of TNT via Hydroxylamino-Nitrotoluene Intermediates, ACS Symposium on Emerging Technology in Hazardous Waste Management, Pittsburgh, PA, September 1997.
  78. Bioremediation, Remediation of NAPL Contaminated Sites: A Two Day Critical Review of the State-of-the-Art, Albany, NY, June 1997.
  79. Session Chair, In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, New Orleans, LA, April, 1997.
  80. Session Chair, WERC & HSRC 97 Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, NM, April 1997.
  81. Transformation of TNT by Clostridium acetobutylicum through Hydroxylaminonitrotoluene Intermediates, WERC & HSRC 97 Joint Conference on the Environment, Albuquerque, NM, April 1997.
  82. Frontiers of Bioremediation Shell Scholars Forum on Bioremediation, University of Houston, Houston, TX, April, 1997.
  83. Lauritzen, J. R., J. B. Hughes, and J. V. Shanks, Phytoremediation of TNT: C. roseus Hairy Roots as a Model System. Proceeding of the Fifth World Congress of Chemical Engineers, 1996.
  84. Gerlach, R.; Steiof, M. & Hughes, J. B., Anaerober Abbau substituierter aromatischer Verbindungen in Sedimenten (Anaerobic Degradation of Substituted Aromatic Compounds in Sediments). In Kreysa, G. & J. Wiesner (eds.): In situ Sanierung von Boeden. Resuemee und Beitraege des 11. DECHEMA Fachgespraechs Umweltschutz / DECHEMA, Deutsche Gesellschaft f
  85. Chandra, S., Hughes, J. B., Ward, C. H., Bioremediation of PAH-Contaminated Sediments. AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 1996.
  86. Phytoremediation of TNT: C. roseus Hairy Roots as a Model System J. Lauritzen, J. Hughes, and J. Shanks, Fifth World Congress of Chemical Engineering, San Diego, CA. July 1996.
  87. Kinetics and Fate of Transformation of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene by Aquatic Plants and Plant Tissue Cultures with R. Bhadra, J. Lauritzen, J. Hughes and J. Shanks, Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Chicago, IL., November 1996.
  88. Attenuation of TCE in the Presence of Toluene University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, September 1996.
  89. Transformation of Nitroaromatic Compounds by Plants and Bacteria, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, June 1996.
  90. Transformation of TNT by Aquatic Plants, International Symposium on Phytoremediation, Washington DC, May, 1996.
  91. Bioremediation of PAH-Contaminated Sediments. AIChE Spring National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February, 1996.
  92. Chandra, S., Hughes, J. B., Ward, C. H., Biodegradation of Sediment Sorbed Fluorene, Proceedings of the 7th Annual ACS, I&EC Division Special Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management, Atlanta, GA September 1995.
  93. Jee, V. J. B. Hughes, and C. H. Ward, Bioremediation of Contaminated Sediments, 21st Annual RREL Research Symposium, Cincinnati, OH (1995), EPA/600/R-95/012.
  94. Advances in Anaerobic Biological Processes. City of Houston Wastewater Treatment Division, Houston, TX, October 1995.
  95. Biological Treatment of Hazardous Wastes. National Academy of Engineering 1st Annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, Irvine, CA, September 1995.
  96. Bioremediation of PAH Contaminated Sediments. 7th Annual ACS, I&EC Division Special Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management, Atlanta, GA September 1995.
  97. Microbial and Plant Transformation of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene. Presented to representatives of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Army Environmental Center, U. S. EPA, and Army Corps of Engineers. Muscle Shoals, AL, August 1995.
  98. Transformation of TNT and Related Nitroaromatics by Clostridium acetobutylicum. Society of Industrial Microbiology, San Jose, CA, August 1995.
  99. Phytoremediation of TNT Contaminated Soils and Groundwaters. HSRC Five Centers Conference - From Flask to Field, Lincoln City, OR, July 1995.
  100. Phytoremediation of TNT Contaminated Soils. U.S. EPA Athens Laboratory, Athens Ga. June, 1995.
  101. In situ Phytoremediation of TNT-Contaminated Soils. Conference for the Bioremediation of Munitions Contaminated Soils, Kansas State University, May 22, 1995.
  102. Phytoremediation of TNT-Contaminated Soils. 3rd Annual Bioremediation Workshop, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, April, 1995.
  103. Bioremediation of PAH-Contaminated Sediments. Prairie View A&M, Texas, April, 1995.
  104. Bioremediation of Contaminated Sediments. 21st Annual RREL Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, April, 1995.
  105. Phytoremediation of TNT-Contaminated Sediments. 21st Annual RREL Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, April, 1995.
  106. Bioremediation of Explosives-Contaminated Soils. Bioremediation of Explosives-Contaminated Soils and Groundwaters: National Framework for Action, Peachtree City, Georgia; March, 1995.
  107. Analytical Methods in Bioremediation Research. Antoine Lavoisier Mass Balance Workshop, New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1995.
  108. Ph.D. Dissertation: Hughes, J. B. (1992) Anaerobic Biotransformation of Chlorinated Aliphatics: Interactions with Primary Substrate Utilization and Effects of Mixtures, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  109. Hughes, J. B. and G. F. Parkin, (1991) The Effect of Electron Donor Concentration on the Transformation of Chlorinated Aliphatics, In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation, Processes for Xenobiotic and Hydrocarbon Treatment, Butterworths, Inc. p. 55-79.
  110. Hughes, J. B. and G. F. Parkin, The Effect of Mixtures of Xenobiotics and Primary Electron Donor on the Anaerobic Biotransformation of High Concentrations of Chlorinated Aliphatics, Proceedings of the Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. 1991.
  111. Hughes, J. B. and G. F. Parkin, The Effect of Influent Acetate Concentration on the Transformation of Chlorinated Aliphatic Compounds in Fixed Film Anaerobic Filters, Proceedings of the Conference on Hazardous Waste Research, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. 1990.

Reports

  1. Hughes, J. B., K. Dustin, and C. H. Ward (2001) Bioremediation, Published Electronically by the Ground-Water Remediation Analysis Center, September, 2002.

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