Research Publications

In Review


Lin, H., Suleiman, M.T. and Brown, D.G. In Review. ” Investigation of Pore-Scale CaCO3 Distributions and Their Effects on Stiffness and Permeability of Sands Treated by Microbially Induced Carbonate Precipitation (MICP).” Submitted to Soils and Foundations.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers and Proceedings


Brown, D.G., Zhu, H., Albert, L.S., Fox, J.T. 2019. “Rapid characterization and modeling of natural and undefined charge-regulated surfaces in aqueous systems.” Accepted for publication in Langmuir. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02265

Bick, P., Bastola, H., Suleiman, M.T., Gu, J., Diplas, P., Brown, D.G., and Zouari, N. 2019. “Minimizing wind erosion using microbial induced carbonate precipitation.” Geo-Congress 2019: Soil Improvement. Philadelphia, PA, March 24-27. pp. 223-230.

Lin, H., Suleiman, M.T., Jabbour, H.M., and Brown, D.G. 2018. “Bio-Grouting to Enhance Axial Pull-Out Response of Pervious Concrete Ground Improvement Piles.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 55(1):119-130.

Lin, H., Suleiman, M.T. and Brown, D.G. 2018. “Behavior of biofilm-treated sand.” ASCE IFCEE 2018, Orlando, Florida, March 5-10. pp. 1-11.

Gu, J., Suleiman, M.T., Bastola, H., Brown, D.G., and Zouari, N. 2018. “Treatment of sand using microbial-induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) for wind erosion application.” ASCE IFCEE 2018, Orlando, Florida, March 5-10. pp. 155-164.

Tian, Y., SenGupta, A.K., and Brown, D.G. 2017. “In-situ stability control of energy-producing anaerobic biological reactors through novel use of ion exchange fibers.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 5(10):9380-9389.

Lin, H., Suleiman, M.T., Jabbour, H.M., Brown, D.G., and Kavazanjian, E. 2016. “Enhancing the axial compression response of pervious concrete ground improvement piles using bio-grouting.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 142(10):04016045.

Lin, H., Suleiman, M. T., Brown, D.G., and Kavazanjian, E. 2016. “Mechanical behaviors of sands treated by microbially induced carbonate precipitation.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 142(2):04015066.

Albert, L.S. and Brown, D.G.  2015Variation in bacterial bioenergetics during rapid changes in extracellular pH and implications for the activity of attached bacteria.” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 132:111-116.

Lin, H., Suleiman, M. T., Jabbour, H.M., and Brown, D.G. 2015. “Enhancement of Permeable Pile Subjected to Uplift Load Using Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation.” ASCE IFCEE 2015, San Antonio, Texas, March 17-21. pp. 775-783.

Lin, H., Suleiman, M.T., Helm, J., Brown, D.G. 2014. “Measurement of Bonding Strength between Glass Beads Treated by Microbial-Induced Calcite Precipitation (MICP).” 2014 ASCE GeoCongress, Geo-Characterization and Modeling for Sustainability. Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, Volume 2, pp. 1625-1634.

Lennon, G.P., Ochs, J.B. and Brown, D.G. 2014. “Student Learning Outcomes: Effectively Satisfying Multiple Accreditation Requirements.” American Society for Engineering Education, 2014 Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 15-18, 2014. 9464:1-20.

Lanzon, J.B. and Brown, D.G.  2013. “Partitioning of phenanthrene into surfactant hemi-micelles on the bacterial cell surface and implications for surfactant-enhanced biodegradation.”  Water Research, 47(13):4612-4620.

Brown, D.G.  2013.  “Development of a Raoult’s Law-Based Screening-Level Risk Assessment Methodology for Coal Tar and its Application to Ten Tars Obtained from Former Manufactured Gas Plants in the Eastern United States.” Journal of Environmental Protection, 4(6A):1-11.

Brown, D.G. and Hong, Y., 2011. “Impact of the charge-regulated nature of the bacterial cell surface on the activity of adhered cells.” Adhesion Science and Technology, 25(17):2199-2218.

Hong, Y. and Brown, D.G., 2010.  “Alteration of bacterial surface electrostatic potential and pH upon adhesion to a solid surface and impacts to cellular bioenergetics.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 105(5):965-972.

Hong, Y. and Brown, D.G., 2009.”Variation in bacterial ATP level and proton motive force due to adhesion to a solid surface.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75(8):2346-2353.

Cao, J., Zhang, W.-X., Brown, D.G., and Sethi, D., 2008.“Oxidation of lindane with Fe(II)-activated sodium persulfate.”  Environmental Engineering Science, 25(2):221-228.

Hong, Y. and Brown, D.G., 2008. “Electrostatic behavior of the charge-regulated bacterial cell surface.” Langmuir, 24(9):5003-5009.

Tripathi, S. and Brown, D.G., 2008. “Effects of linear alkylbenzene sulfonate on the sorption of Brij 30 and Brij 35 onto aquifer sand.” Environmental Science & Technology, 42(5):1492-1498.

Abramson, A. and Brown, D.G., 2007. “Influence of solution ionic strength on the collision efficiency distribution and predicted transport distance of a Sphingomonas sp. flowing through porous media.” Water Research, 41(19):4435-4445.

Brown, D.G., 2007. “Relationship between micellar and hemi-micellar processes and the bioavailability of surfactant-solubilized hydrophobic organic compounds.” Environmental Science & Technology, 41(4):1194-1199.

Brown, D.G., 2007. “Adaptable method for estimation of parameters describing bacterial transport through porous media from column effluent data: Optimization based on data quality and quantity.” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physiochemical and Engineering Aspects, 296(1-3):19-28.

X. Li, Brown, D.G., Zhang, W., 2007. “Zero-valent iron nanoparticles for stabilization of biosolids.” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 9(2):233-243.

Hong, Y. and Brown, D.G., 2006. “Cell surface acid-base properties of Escherichia coli and Bacillus brevis and variation as a function of growth phase, nitrogen source and C:N ratio.” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 50(2):112-119.

Brown, D.G., Gupta, L, Kim, T.-H., Moo-Young, H.K., and Coleman, A.J., 2006 . “Comparative assessment of coal tars obtained from 10 former manufactured gas plant sites in the eastern United States.” Chemosphere, 65(9):1562-1569.

Brown, D.G. and Abramson, A., 2006. “Collision efficiency distribution of a bacterial suspension flowing through porous media and implications for field-scale transport.” Water Research, 40(8):1591-1598.

  • Brown, D.G. and Abramson, A., 2007. Erratum to “Collision efficiency distribution of a bacterial suspension flowing through porous media and implications for field-scale transport.” [Water Research, 40(8):1591-1598], Water Research, 41(3):719.

Brown, D.G. and Jaffé, P.R., 2006. “Effects of nonionic surfactants on the cell surface hydrophobicity and apparent Hamaker constant of a Sphingomonas sp.” Environmental Science & Technology, 40(1):195-201.

Brown, D.G. and Al Nuaimi, K.S., 2005. “Nonionic surfactant sorption onto the bacterial cell surface: A multi-interaction isotherm.” Langmuir, 21(24):11368-11372.

Brown, D.G., Gupta, L., Moo-Young, H.K. and Coleman, A., 2005. “Raoult’s law-based method for determination of coal tar average molecular weight.” Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 24(8):1886-1892.

Brown, D.G., Komlos, J. and Jaffé, P.R., 2005. “Simultaneous utilization of acetate and hydrogen by Geobacter sulfurreducens and implications for use of hydrogen as an indicator of redox conditions.” Environmental Science & Technology, 39(9):3069-3076.

Dong, H., Onstott, T.C., Ko, C.-H., Hollingsworth, A.D., Brown, D.G., and Mailloux, B.J., 2002. “Theoretical prediction of collision efficiency between adhesion-deficient bacteria and sediment grain surface.” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 24(3-4):229-245.

Brown, D.G., Stencel, J.R., and Jaffé, P.R., 2002. “Effects of porous media preparation on bacteria transport through laboratory columns.” Water Research, 36:105-114.

Brown, D.G., and Jaffé, P.R., 2001. “Effects of nonionic surfactants on bacterial transport through porous media.” Environmental Science & Technology, 35(19):3877-3883.

Brown, D.G., and Jaffé, P.R., 2001. “Effects of nonionic surfactants on the UV/visible absorbance spectrum of bacterial cells.” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 74(6):476-482.

Brown, D.G., and Jaffé, P.R., 2001. “Spectrophotometric Assay of POE Nonionic Surfactants and its Application to Surfactant Sorption Isotherms.” Environmental Science & Technology, 35(10):2022-2025.

Brown, D.G., Knightes, C.D., and Peters, C.A., 1999. “Risk assessment for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon NAPLs using component fractions.” Environmental Science & Technology, 33(24):4357-4363.

Peters, C.A., Knightes, C.D., and Brown, D.G., 1999. “Long-term compositional dynamics of PAH-containing NAPLs and implications for risk assessment.” Environmental Science & Technology, 33(24):4499-4507.

Brown, D.G., Guha, S., andJaffé, P.R., 1999. “Surfactant-enhanced biodegradation of a PAH in soil slurry reactors.” Bioremediation Journal, 3(3):269-283.

Brown, D.G., Guha, S., and Jaffé, P.R., 1997. “Modeling biodegradation of phenanthrene in the presence of nonionic surfactant.” in In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, A. Leeson and B.C. Alleman (eds.), Vol. 2, pp 581-586, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH.

Brown, D.G. and Stone, K.W., 1993. “High accuracy/low cost tracking system for solar concentrators using a neural network.” in Proceedings of the 28th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Part 2, pp 577-584, SAE, Warrendale, PA.

Peer-Reviewed Technical Reports


Brown, D.G., Lanzon, J.B. and Brenner, L.M., 2008.  Use of Natural Peat to Remediate Contaminated Water at Manufactured Gas Plant Sites. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1016863.

Brown, D.G. and Tripathi, S., 2004.  Microbial Ecology of Permeable Reactive Barriers. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1009505.

Brown, D.G., Gupta, L., Guay, M., Ferland, C., Tsouprake, G., 2004. Coal Tar Treatability Test Program.  Chemical Oxidation Effects on Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Using Potassium Permanganate.  EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1005288.

Moo-Young, H.K., Brown, D.G., Mo, X., Waterman, R., 2004. Development of a Coal Tar Residual Saturation (Res-SAT) Field Tool for Manufactured Gas Plant Sites. . EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1005285.

Moo-Young, H.K., Brown, D.G., Kim, T.H., and Gupta, L., 2004. Laboratory Assessment of Leaching Potential of Coal Tar at MGP Sites. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA. 1009425.

Moo-Young, H.K., Brown, D.G., Kim, T.H., and Gupta, L., 2004. Leaching Potential of Coar Tar at a MGP Site: A Laboratory Assessment. EPRI, Palo Alto, CA

Ph.D. Dissertation


Brown, D.G., 2000. Effects of Nonionic Surfactants on Bacterial Transport Through Porous Media.  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (UMI Digital Dissertations).