Loring F. Nies

Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-8327
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP 3145C
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1993
M.S.E., University of Michigan, 1989
B.S.C.E., Michigan State University, 1987
B.A., Michigan State University, 1982
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
Aerobic and anaerobic biotransformation for organic pollutants, microbially-mediated reductive dehalogenation, in-situ bioremediation, molecular techniques for assessing bioremediation.
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Recent Publications
  • Tong, Z., M. Bischoff, L.F. Nies, B. Applegate, and R.F. Turco. 2007. Impact of Fullerene (C60) on a soil microbial community, Environmental Science and Technolog (Accepted).
  • Rochon, G. L., L.F. Nies, C.T. Jafvert, JA. Stuart, R.H. Mohtar, J. Quansah, and A. Martin. 2006. Education in sustainable production in US universities, Clean Technol. Environ. Policy. 8:38-48.
  • Ahn, M-Y., T.R. Filley, C.T. Jafvert, L. F. Nies, I. Hua, and J. Bezares-Cruz. 2006. Photodegradation of Decabromodiphenyl Ether Adsorbed onto Clay Minerals, Metal oxides and Sediment. Environmental Science and Technology. 40:215-220.
  • Nyman, M.C., J. Harden, L. F. Nies, and E.R. Blatchley III. 2004. Biodegradation of 3,3-Dichlorobenzidine in Freshwater Sediments. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. 3:89-95.
  • Mesarch, M., C.H. Nakatsu, and L. F. Nies. 2004. Bench-Scale and Field-Scale Evaluation of Catechol 2,3-Dioxygenase Specific Primers for Monitoring Bioremediation. Water Research. 38:1281-1288.
  • Baldwin, B.R., C.H. Nakatsu, and L. F. Nies. 2003. Detection and Enumeration of Aromatic Oxygenase Genes by Multiplex and Real-time PCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 69:3350-3358.