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Person Details: Andres Martinez

Superfund Research Program

Andres Martinez

University of Iowa
4105 Seamans Center
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1527
Phone: 319-335-6454




  • Bako CM, Martinez A, Marek RF, Hornbuckle KC, Schnoor JL, Mattes TE. 2023. Lab-scale biodegradation assay using passive samplers to determine microorganisms' ability to reduce polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) volatilization from contaminated sediment. MethodsX 10:102039. doi:10.1016/j.mex.2023.102039 PMID:36798837 PMCID:PMC9926300
  • Nagorzanski MR, Qian J, Martinez A, Cwiertny DM. 2023. Electrospun nanofiber mats as sorbents for polar emerging organic contaminants: demonstrating tailorable material performance for uptake of neonicotinoid insecticides from water. J Hazard Mater Adv 9:100219. doi:10.1016/j.hazadv.2022.100219 PMID:37006725 PMCID:PMC1006322
  • Paranjape N, Dean LE, Martinez A, Tjalkens RB, Lehmler H, Doorn JA. 2023. Structure-activity relationship of lower chlorinated biphenyls and their human-relevant metabolites for astrocyte toxicity. Chem Res Toxicol 36(6):971-981. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrestox.3c00095 PMID:37279407 PMCID:PMC10283044



  • Mattes TE, Ewald JM, Liang Y, Martinez A, Awad AM, Hornbuckle KC, Schnoor JL. 2021. Microbial communities in polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated wastewater lagoon sediments: PCB congener, quantitative PCR, and 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing datasets. Data Brief 39:107546. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2021.107546 PMID:34820490 PMCID:PMC8601980


  • Heiger-Bernays WJ, Tomsho KS, Basra K, Petropoulos ZE, Crawford KA, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Scammell MK. 2020. Human health risks due to airborne polychlorinated biphenyls are highest in New Bedford Harbor communities living closest to the harbor. Sci Total Environ 710:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135576 PMID:31785914 PMCID:PMC7015809
  • McCarthy RA, Gupta AS, Kubicek B, Awad AM, Martinez A, Marek RF, Hornbuckle KC. 2020. Signal processing methods to interpret polychlorinated biphenyls in airborne samples. IEEE Access 8:147738-147755. doi:10.1109/access.2020.3013108 PMID:33335823 PMCID:PMC7742762
  • Qian J, Martinez A, Marek RF, Nagorzanski MR, Zhi H, Furlong ET, Kolpin DW, LeFevre G, Cwiertny DM. 2020. Polymeric nanofiber-carbon nanotube composite mats as fast-equilibrium passive samplers for polar organic contaminants. Environ Sci Technol 54:6703-6712. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c00609 PMID:32343558 PMCID:PMC7665838



  • Herkert N, Spak SN, Smith A, Schuster JK, Harner T, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2018. Calibration and evaluation of PUF-PAS sampling rates across the Global Atmospheric Passive Sampling (GAPS) network. Environ Sci Process Impacts 20(1):210-219. doi:10.1039/c7em00360a PMID:29094747 PMCID:PMC5783774
  • Mattes TE, Ewald JM, Liang Y, Martinez A, Awad AM, Richards P, Hornbuckle KC, Schnoor JL. 2018. PCB dechlorination hotspots and reductive dehalogenase genes in sediments from a contaminated wastewater lagoon. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 25(17):16376-16388. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-9872-x PMID:28803405 PMCID:PMC6206866
  • Tomsho KS, Basra K, Rubin SM, Miller CB, Juang R, Broude S, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Scammell MK. 2018. Community reporting of ambient air polychlorinated biphenyl concentrations near a Superfund site. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 25(17):16389-16400. doi:10.1007/s11356-017-0286-6 PMID:29079973 PMCID:PMC6015112


  • Martinez A, Hadnott BN, Awad AM, Herkert N, Tomsho KS, Basra K, Scammell MK, Heiger-Bernays WJ, Hornbuckle KC. 2017. Release of airborne polychlorinated biphenyls from New Bedford Harbor results in elevated concentrations in the surrounding air. Environ Sci Technol Lett 4(4):127-131. doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00047 PMID:28413805 PMCID:PMC5390305
  • Qian J, Jennings B, Cwiertny DM, Martinez A. 2017. Emerging investigator series: development and application of polymeric electrospun nanofiber mats as equilibrium-passive sampler media for organic compounds. Environ Sci Process Impacts 19:1445-1456. doi:10.1039/c7em00289k PMID:29086783 PMCID:PMC5687983



  • Ampleman MD, Martinez A, DeWall J, Rawn DF, Hornbuckle KC, Thorne PS. 2015. Inhalation and dietary exposure to PCBs in urban and rural cohorts via congener-specific measurements. Environ Sci Technol 49(2):1156-1164. doi:10.1021/es5048039 PMID:25510359 PMCID:PMC4303332
  • Martinez A, Spak SN, Petrich NT, Hu D, Carmichael G, Hornbuckle KC. 2015. Atmospheric dispersion of PCB from a contaminated Lake Michigan harbor. Atmos Environ (1994) 122:791-798. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.10.040 PMID:26594127 PMCID:PMC4649934
  • Peverly A, O'Sullivan C, Liu L, Venier M, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC, Hites RA. 2015. Chicago's sanitary and ship canal sediment: polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, brominated flame retardants, and organophosphate esters. Chemosphere 134:380-386. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.04.065 PMID:25981316
  • Shanahan CE, Spak SN, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2015. Inventory of PCBs in Chicago and opportunities for reduction in airborne emissions and human exposure. Environ Sci Technol 49(23):13878-13888. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00906 PMID:26440379



  • Marek RF, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2013. Discovery of hydroxylated polychlorinated biphenyls (OH-PCBs) in sediment from a Lake Michigan waterway and original commercial aroclors. Environ Sci Technol 47(15):8204–8210. doi:10.1021/es402323c PMID:23862721 PMCID:PMC3781593
  • Martinez A, O'Sullivan C, Reible DD, Hornbuckle KC. 2013. Sediment pore water distribution coefficients of PCB congeners in enriched black carbon sediment. Environ Pollut 182:357-363. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2013.07.015 PMID:23974165 PMCID:PMC3833079
  • Petrich NT, Spak SN, Carmichael G, Hu D, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2013. Simulating and explaining passive air sampling rates for semivolatile compounds on polyurethane foam passive samplers. Environ Sci Technol 47(15):8591–8598. doi:10.1021/es401532q PMID:23837599 PMCID:PMC3764502





  • Hu D, Hornbuckle KC, Martinez A. 2008. Discovery of non-aroclor PCB (3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl) in Chicago air. Environ Sci Technol 42(21):7873-7877. PMID:19031874 PMCID:PMC2646757
  • Marek RF, Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2008. Hydroxylated PCBs in the sediments of Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal, Lake Michigan. Environ Sci Technol
  • Martinez A, Hornbuckle KC. 2008. Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal is a source of airborne PCBs to the surrounding community. Environ Sci Technol
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