• Taurozzi, J. S., C. A. Crock, V. V. Tarabara. C60 -polysulfone nanocomposite membranes: Entropic and enthalpic determinants of C60 aggregation and its effects on membrane properties . Desalination. doi:10.1016/j.desal.2010.10.049
  • Chae, S. R.; Watanabe, Y.; Wiesner, M. R. “Comparative photochemical reactivity of spherical and tubular fullerene nanoparticles in water under UV irradiation,” Water Res. 45(1), 308-14, 2011


  • Shan, W., P. Bacchin, P. Aimar, M. L. Bruening, V. V. Tarabara. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as backflushable nanofiltration membranes with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. J. Membr. Sci. 349, 268-278, 2010
  • Jassby, D.; Chae, S.R.; Hendren, Z.; Wiesner, M.R.,” Effects of Pressure and Electrolyte Concentration on Fullerol Separation by Membrane Filtration,” J. Colloid Interface Sci., 346(2):296-302, 2010
  • Liu, G. Dotzauer, D. M., M. L. Bruening, “Ion-Exchange Membranes Prepared Using Layer-by-Layer Polyelectrolyte Deposition” J. Membr. Sci. 354, 198-205. 2010
  • Macanás, J., Ouyang, L., Bruening, M. L., Muñoz; M., Remigy, J.-C., J.-F.Lahitte, “Development of Polymeric Hollow Fiber Membranes Containing Catalytic Metal Nanoparticles” Catal. Today 156, 181-186, 2010
  • Ouyang, L., Dotzauer, D. M., Hogg, S. R., Macanás, J., Lahitte, J.-F., M. L. Bruening, “Catalytic Hollow-Fiber Membranes Prepared Using Layer-by-Layer Adsorption of Polyelectrolytes and Metal Nanoparticles” Catal. Today 156, 100-106, 2010
  • Alpatova, A. L., Shan, W., Babica, P., Upham B. L., Rogensues, A. R., Masten, S. J., Drown, E., Mohanty, A. K., Alocilja, E. C., V. V. Tarabara. Single-walled carbon nanotubes dispersed in aqueous media via non-covalent functionalization: Effect of dispersant on the stability, cytotoxicity, and epigenetic toxicity of nanotube suspensions. Water Res. 44, 505-520, 2010
  • Wang, F., T. E. Davis, V. V. Tarabara. Crystallization of calcium sulfate dihydrate in the presence of colloidal silica. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 49, 11344-11350, 2010


  • Bhattacharjee, S., Dotzauer, D. M., M. L. Bruening, “Selectivity as a Function of Nanoparticle Size in the Catalytic Hydrogenation of Unsaturated Alcohols,” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131 (10), 3601–3610, 2009
  • Hendren, Z.D.; Brant, J.; Wiesner, M.R.; “Surface modification of nanostructured ceramic membranes for direct contact membrane distillation,” J. Membr. Sci. 331, 1-10, 2009
  • Dotzauer, D. M., Abusaloua, A., Miachon, S., Dalmon, J.-A., M. L. Bruening, “Wet Air Oxidation with Tubular Ceramic Membranes Modified with Polyelectrolyte/Pt Nanoparticle Films” Appl. Catal. B Environ. 91 , 180-188, 2009
  • Chae, S.R., Wang, S., Hendren, Z., Wiesner, M.R., Gunsch, C.K., “Effects of fullerene nanoparticles on Escherichia coli K12 respiratory activity in aqueous suspension and potential use for membrane biofouling control“ J. Membr. Sci. 329, 68-74, 2009
  • Kim, J., W. Shan, S.H.R. Davies, M.J. Baumann, S.J. Masten, V.V. Tarabara. Interactions of aqueous NOM with nanoscale TiO2: Implications for ceramic membrane filtration-ozonation hybrid process. Environ. Sci. Technol. 43 (14), 5488-5494, 2009
  • Wang, F., V. V. Tarabara. Permeability of fiber-filled porous media: Kozeny-Carman-Ethier modeling approach. Environ. Eng. Sci . 26 (6), 1149-1155, 2009
  • S. U. Hong, L. Ouyang, and M.L. Bruening, “Recovery of Phosphate Using Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Nanofiltration Membranes” J. Membr. Sci. 327, 2-5, 2009
  • D.M. Dotzauer, S. Bhattacharjee , and M.L. Bruening, “Nanoparticle-Containing Membranes for the Catalytic Reduction of Nitroaromatic Compounds” Langmuir 25, 1865-1871, 2009


  • Lyon , D. Y., Brunet, L., Hinkal, G. W., Wiesner, M. R., P. J. J. Alvarez, "Antibacterial activity of fullerene water suspensions is not due to ROS-mediated damage", NanoLetters 8 (5), 1539, 2008
  • Auffan, M., Rose, J., Proux, O., Borschneck, D., Masion, A., Chaurand, P., Hazemann, J.Ll, Chaneac, C., Jolivet, J.P., Wiesner, M.R., Van Geen, A., Bottero, J.Y., "Enhanced adsorption of arsenic onto maghemites nanopartices: As(III) as a probe of the surface structure and heterogeneity", Langmuir 24, 3215, 2008
  • Koyuncu, I. , Lüttge, A., Wiesner, M.R., “Interferometric observations and kinetic modeling of the chemical cleaning of humic materials deposited on membranes,” J. Membr. Sci., 313 (1-2), 127-134, 2008
  • Tsui, E. M. and Wiesner, M.R., “Fast proton conducting ceramic membranes derived from ferroxane precursors as fuel cell electrolytes,” J. Membr. Sci. 318:79-83, 2008
  • Bottero, J.Y; Rose, J.; Wiesner, M.R. “Nanotechnologies: Tools for sustainability in a new wave of water treatment processes,” Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management , 2(4): 391-395, 2008
  • Koyuncu, I, Arikan, O.A., Wiesner, M.R., Rice, C., “Removal of Hormones and Antibiotics by Nanofiltration Membranes,” J. Membr. Sci. 309 (1), 94-101, 2008
  • Brunet L., D.Y Lyon., K. Zodrow, J-C Rouch, B. Caussat, P.Serp, J-C Remigy, M.R Wiesner, P.J.J.Alvarez, “ Properties of membranes containing semi-dispersed carbon nanotubes,” Environ. Eng. Sci. 25 (4), 1-11, 2008
  • Wang, F., V. V. Tarabara. Pore blocking mechanisms during early stages of membrane fouling by colloids. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 328, 464-469, 2008
  • Taurozzi, J. S., Arul, H., Bosak, V. Z., Burban, A. F., Voice, T. C., Bruening, M. L., V. V. Tarabara. Effects of matrix porosity and silver incorporation route on the structure and function of polysulfone-silver nanocomposite ultrafiltration membranes. J. Membr. Sci. 325, 58-68, 2008
  • Tarabara, V. V. Multifunctional nanomaterial-enabled membranes for water treatment. In: Nanotechnology Applications: Solutions for Clean Water . Eds: M. Diallo, J. Duncan, N. Savage, R. Sustich, A. Street . 2008. p. 59-75
  • L. Ouyang, R. Malaisamy, and M.L. Bruening, “ Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Films as Nanofiltration Membranes for Separating Monovalent and Divalent Cations” J. Membr. Sci. 310 , 76-84, 2008
  • M.L. Bruening, D.M. Dotzauer, P. Jain, L. Ouyang, and G.L. Baker, “Creation of Functional Membranes Using Polyelectrolyte Multilayers and Polymer Brushes” Langmuir, 24 (15), 7663-73, 2008


  • Tsui, E.M., Cortalezzi, M.M., Wiesner, M.R., “Proton conductivity and methanol rejection by ceramic membranes derived from ferroxane and alumoxane precursor,” Journal of Membrane Science, 306 (1-2), 8-15, 2007
  • Brant, J.A; Labille, J.; Robichaud, C.; Wiesner, M.R., “Fullerol cluster formation in aqueous solutions: implications for environmental release,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 314 (1), 281-288, 2007
  • Wiesner, M.R., and Bottero, J.Y., “Nanotechnology and the Environment,” in Environmental Nanotechnology , McGraw Hill , NY . 2007
  • Hoffman, M., Hotze, E.M, Wiesner, M.R., “ Reactive Oxygen generation on nanoparticulate material,” in Environmental Nanotechnology , McGraw Hill , NY . 2007
  • Wang, F., V. V. Tarabara . Coupled effects of colloidal deposition and salt concentration polarization on reverse osmosis membrane performance. J. Membr. Sci. 293,111–123, 2007
  • Brant, J.A., Labille, J., Bottero, J.Y., Wiesner, M.R., “ Nanoparticle transport, aggregation, and deposition,” in Environmental Nanotechnology , McGraw Hill , NY . 2007.
  • Wiesner, M.R., Barron, A.R., Rose, J. , “Membrane Processes,” in Environmental Nanotechnology , McGraw Hill , NY . 2007
  • Robichaud, C. O., Tanzil, D., Wiesner, M.R., “Assessing life cycle rists of nanomaterials,” in Environmental Nanotechnology , McGraw Hill , NY . 2007
  • Lowry, G.V. and Wiesner, M.R., “ Occurrences, fate, and characterization of nanoparticles in the environment, “ in Nanotoxicology , Monteiro-Riviere and Tran (eds), Taylor and Francis, 2007
  • Chen, X., J. Wang, Z. Paszti, F. Wang, J. N. Schrauben, V. Tarabara , A. Schmaier, Z. Chen. Ordered adsorption of coagulation factor XII on negatively charged polymer surfaces probed by sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 388, 1, 65-72, 2007
  • Taurozzi, J., V. V. Tarabara. Silver nanoparticle arrays on track etch membrane support as flowthrough optical sensors for water quality control. Environ. Eng. Sci. 24, 1, 122 -137, 2007
  • Hong, S. U., Malaisamy, R. and Bruening, M. L. “Separation of Fluoride from Other Monovalent Anions Using Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Nanofiltration Membranes” Langmuir 23, 1716-1722, 2007
  • Koyuncu, I., Wiesner, M.R., Bele, C., Coriton, G., Djafer, M. Cavard, J., “ Bench-scale assessment of pretreatment to reduce fouling of salt rejecting membranes,” Desalination 197, 1-3, 94-105, 2006
  • Brant, J.A., Labuille, J., Bottero, J.Y., Wiesner, M.R., “ Characterizing the Impact of preparation method on fullerene cluster structure and chemistry,” Langmuir, 2006, 22 (8), 3878–3885, 2006
  • Bottero, J.Y; Rose, J.; Wiesner, M.R. “Nanotechnologies: Tools for sustainability in a new wave of water treatment processes,” Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management , 2(4): 391-395, 2006.
  • Dhawan, A., Taurozzi, J. S., Pandey, A. K., Shan, W., Miller, S. M., Hashsham, S. A., V. V. Tarabara. Stable colloidal dispersions of C60 fullerenes in water: Evidence for genotoxicity. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40 , 23, 7394 - 7401, 2006.
  • D.M. Dotzauer, J. Dai, L. Sun, and M.L. Bruening, “Catalytic Membranes Prepared Using Layer-by-Layer Adsorption of Polyelectrolytes and Metal Nanoparticles in Porous Supports” Nano Letters 6 , 2268-2272 (2006).
  • S.U. Hong, R. Malaisamy, and M.L. Bruening, “ Optimization of Flux and Selectivity in Cl - SO 4 2- Separations with Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Membranes” J. Membr. Sci. 283 , 366-372 (2006).
  • L. Sun, J. Dai, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, "High-Capacity, Protein-Binding Membranes Based on Polymer Brushes Grown in Porous Substrates" Chem. Mater. 18 , 4033-4040 (2006).
  • Z. Bao, M.L. Bruening, and G.L. Baker, “Rapid Growth of Polymer Brushes from Immobilized Initiators” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 , 9056-9060 (2006).
  • S.U. Hong, M.D. Miller, and M.L. Bruening, “Removal of Dyes, Sugars, and Amino Acids from NaCl solutions Using Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Nanofiltration Membranes” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 45 , 6284-6288 (2006).
  • S. U. Hong and M.L. Bruening, “ Separation of Amino Acid Mixtures using Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Nanofiltration Membranes” J. Membr. Sci. 280 , 1-5 (2006).
  • Z. Bao, M.L. Bruening, and G.L. Baker, “Control of the Density of Polymer Brushes Prepared by Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization” Macromolecules 39 , 5251-5258 (2006).
  • J. Dai, Z. Bao, L. Sun, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, “ High-capacity Binding of Proteins by Derivatized Poly(Acrylic Acid) Brushes” Langmuir 22 , 4274-4281 (2006).
  • J. Dai, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, “ Use of Porous Membranes Modified with Polyelectrolyte Multilayers as Substrates for Highly Sensitive Protein Arrays with Low Non-specific Adsorption”, Anal. Chem. , 78 , 135-140 (2006).
  • J.D. Dunn, J.T. Watson, and M.L. Bruening, Detection of Phosphopeptides Using Fe(III)-Nitrilotriacetate Complexes Immobilized on a MALDI Plate”, Anal. Chem. 78 , 1574-1580 (2006).
  • Pickering, K. and Wiesner, M. R., “Fullerol-sensitized production of reactive oxygen
    species in aqueous solution,” Environ. Sci. Technol., 39(5), 1359-1365, 2005.
  • Tarabara, V., Wiesner, M.R. “Physical and transport properties of bentonite-cement
    composites: A new material for in situ capping of contaminated underwater
    sediments,” Environmental Engineering Science, 22(5): 578-590, 2005.
  • Brant, J., Lecoanet, H., Wiesner, M.R., “Aggregation and Deposition Characteristics of Fullerene Nanoparticles in Aqueous Systems,” Journal of Nanoparticle
    Research, 7:545-553, 2005.
  • Wiesner, M.R., Tarabara, V., Cortalezzi, M., “Processes of particle deposition in
    membrane operation and fabrication,” Water Science and Technology, 51(6-7):345-
    348, 2005.
  • Brant, J.A., Lecoanet, H., Hotze, M., Wiesner, M.R., “Surface charge acquisition and
    characteristics of fullerene aggregates (n-C60) in aqueous suspensions,” Environmental Science and Technology, 39(17): 6343-6351, 2005.
  • Dalton, S.K. Brant, J.A., Wiesner, M.R., “Chemical interactions between dissolved
    organic matter and low molecular weight organic compounds: impacts on membrane separation” Journal of Membrane Science, in press
  • Robichaud, C.O., Tanzil, D., Weilenmann, U., Wiesner, M.R., “A relative risk analysis of several manufactured nanomaterials: an insurance industry context,”
    Environmental Science and Technology, 39, 8985-8994, 2005.
  • R. Malaisaimy and M.L. Bruening, “High-Flux Nanofiltration Membranes Prepared by Adsorption of Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Membranes on Polymeric Supports”, Langmuir , 21 , 10587-10592 (2005).
  • M.D. Miller and M.L. Bruening, “Correlation of the Swelling and Permeability of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films”, Chem. Mater. 17 , 5375-5381 (2005).
  • L. Sun, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, Polymer-Brush Membranes for Pervaporation of Organic Solvents from Water”, Macromolecules 38 , 2307-2314 (2005).
  • S. Kidambi and M.L. Bruening, “Multilayered Polyelectrolyte Films Containing Palladium Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in Selective Hydrogenation”, Chem. Mater. , 17 , 301-307 (2005).
  • D.M. Sullivan and M.L. Bruening, “ Ultrathin, Cross-linked Polyimide Pervaporation Membranes Prepared from Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”, J. Membrane Sci. , 248 , 161-170 (2005).


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