Derick G. Brown, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Associate Chair
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