Derick G. Brown, Ph.D., P.E.
Completed Research Projects
Feasibility Study for the Development of an Advanced Wastewater Treatment Research Center at the City of Easton Wastewater Treatment
Plant. 2014-2015 ($14,960). Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance.
- PITA - Lab-Scale and Pilot-Scale Testing of Antimicrobial
Granular Activated Carbon. 2015-2016. ($21,549). Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance. (PI; John
- Collaborative Research: Enhancement of Vertical Elements for Foundation Support by Ureolytic Carbonate Precipitation.
2012-2015. ($190,000). National Science Foundation (Co-PI with Muhannad Suleiman), Grant CMMI-1233566.
- Creation of a surface-anchored
pHluorin on the E. coli outer membrane and its application to the study of cellular bioenergetics. 2013-2014 ($5,900).
Lehigh University (Brian Berger, Co-PI).
- Benchmarking the antimicrobial behavior of granular activated carbon. 2012-2014
($75,000). Evoqua Water Technologies (John Fox, Co-PI).
- Development of antimicrobial granular activated carbon. 2012-2013
($27.5k). RAMP - Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania (John Fox, Co-PI).
- Enhancement of the design and operation
of engineered biological reactors through incorporation of bacteriophage kinetics. 2012-2013 ($19.2k). Lehigh University.
adhesion and metabolic activity: Investigation of the link between the charge-regulated nature of the bacterial cell surface and cellular
bioenergetics. ($337k). National Science Foundation, Grant 0828356.
- Research Experience for Teachers. ($20k). National
Science Foundation, Supplement to Grant 0828356.
- Research Experience for Undergraduates. ($12k). National Science Foundation,
Supplement to Grant 0828356.
- Acquisition of a SurPASS Electrokinetic Analyzer. ($86k). National Science Foundation, Grant 0967076.
- Biogas Digester Process Development. Co-PI with Prof. James Hsu, Chemical Engineering. ($33k) Pennsylvania Infrastructure
Technology Alliance and ($20k) Air Products.
- Isolation and Identification of Bacteriophage for Minimization of Foam-Forming Bacteria
in Wastewater Treatment Plants. ($48k). Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance.
- Effects of Surfaces on Bacterial Metabolic
Activity and Survival: Examination of a physiochemical/bioenergetic mechanism. ($375k). National Science Foundation CAREER
Award, Grant 0134362.
- Research Experience for Teachers. ($30k). National Science Foundation, Supplement to Grant 0134362.
Experience for Undergraduates. ($24k). National Science Foundation, Supplement to Grant 0134362.
- Bacterial Growth and Survival
on Antimicrobial Glass (with Himanshu Jain, Dept. of Material Science and Engineering) National Science Foundation Research Experience
for Undergraduates program, International Materials Institute.
- Effects of EDTA on Bacterial Surface Properties. ($85k). Pennsylvania
Infrastructure Technology Alliance.
- Remediation of Coal Tar-Contaminated Water with Natural Peat. ($10k). Electric Power Research
- Microbial Ecology of Permeable Reactive Barriers. ($60k). Electric Power Research Institute (Strategic Science & Technology
Program) and Duke Energy Company.
- Effects of Permanganate Oxidation/Precipitation on Coal Tar Dissolution. Electric Power Reserach
Institute ($65k) and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance ($30k).
- Laboratory Assessment of Free Coal Tar at MGP Sites.Electric Power Research Institute ($110k) and the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance ($40k) (Co-PI with Horace Moo-Young).
- Brownfield Development with Flexible On-Site Infrastructure. Pennsylvania Industrial Technology Alliance ($15k).
- Hydrogen as an Indicator
to Assess Biological Activity During Trace-Metal Bioremediation. DOE NABIR Program (with Peter Jaffe (PI), Princeton University, and
Derek Lovley, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst).
- Effects of Surfactants on Bacterial Transport Through Porous Media. National Science
Foundation. (with Peter Jaffe (PI), Princeton University).
- Surfactant-Enhanced Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Air
Force Office of Scientific Research and EPA Northeast Hazardous Substance Research Center (with Peter Jaffe (PI), Princeton University
and Saumyen Guha, IIT Kanpur).
- Risk Assessment for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Using Component Fractions. Princeton Environmental
Institute - Research Initiative in Science & Engineering (PEI-RISE) Grant (with Catherine Peters and Christopher Knightes, Princeton