Selected Publications

Furman, O., Usenko S., Lau B.L.T. Relative importance of the humic and fulvic fractions of natural organic matter in the aggregation and adsorption of silver nanoparticles. Environ. Sci. Technol. In Press.

Lau B. L. T., Hockaday W.C., Ikuma K., Furman O., and Decho A.W. A Preliminary assessment of the interactions between the capping agents of silver nanoparticles and environmental organics. Colloid Surface A. In Press.

Lau B.L.T., Huang R., Madden A.S. Electrostatic adsorption of hematite nanoparticles on self-assembled monolayer surfaces. J. Nanopart. Res. In Press.

Ikuma K., Decho A. W., Lau B.L.T., The extracellular bastions of bacteria – a biofilm way of life!. Nature Education. In Press.

Lin S., Huang R., Cheng Y., Liu J., Lau B.L.T., and Wiesner M.R. 2012. Silver nanoparticle-alginate composite beads for point-of-use drinking water disinfection. Water Res. In Press.

Gondikas A.P., Masion A., Auffan M., Lau B.L.T., and Hsu-Kim H. 2012. Early-stage precipitation kinetics of zinc sulfide nanoclusters forming in the presence of cysteine. Chem. Geol. 329, 10-17.

Lau B.L.T. 2011. Understanding how nanoparticles behave in natural and engineered waters. J. Am. Water Works Assoc. 103 (11), 20-22.

Deonarine A., Lau B.L.T., Aiken G.R., Ryan J.N. and Hsu-Kim H. 2011. Effects of humic substances on precipitation and aggregation of zinc sulfide nanoparticles. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45 (8), 3217-3223.

Chen, C., B.L.T. Lau, J.F. Gaillard, and A.I. Packman. 2009. Temporal evolution of pore geometry, fluid flow, and solute transport resulting from colloid deposition. Water Resour. Res., 45, W06416.

Lau B.L.T. and Hsu-Kim H. 2008. Precipitation and Growth of Zinc Sulfide Nanoparticles in the Presence of Thiol-Containing Natural Organic Ligands. Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (19), 7236–7241.

Recent presentations

Decho A.W., Ikuma K., and Lau B.L.T. When nanoparticles enters the house of microbes – the importance of biofilms in the fate and transport of nanomaterials. 1st Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference, Arlington, Virginia, 2012.

Hockaday W.C. and Lau B.L.T. When iron and silver nanoparticles meet natural organic matter: Probing NP-NOM interactions with molecular spectroscopy and quartz crystal microgravimetry. Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Ikuma K., Madden A.S., and Lau B.L.T. The role of extracellular polymeric substances in nanoparticle-biofilm interactions. Goldschmidt Conference, Montreal, Canada, 2012.

Huang R.X. and Lau B.L.T. Effects of surface compositional and structural heterogeneity on particle-particle and particle-protein interaction. ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, 2012.

Huang R.X. and Lau B.L.T. Surface-directed Mineralization of Calcium Phosphate: Effects of Solution Composition and Surface Properties. MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011.

Furman, O., Usenko S., Lau B.L.T. Aggregation and adsorption of silver nanoparticles: Effects of surface modification by humic substances. ACS Fall Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2011.

Furman, O., Lau B.L.T., Usenko S. Spatial and Temporal Mercury Fluxes in Remote Lake Sediment Cores from Western U.S. National Parks. ACS Fall Meeting, Denver, Colorado, 2011.

Zhang F., Bruce E.D., Lau B.L.T. Understanding the importance of surface adsorption in cellular uptake of silver nanoparticles. 5th Int. Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011.