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Superfund Research Program

Slawomir Lomnicki

Louisiana State University
1251 Energy, Coast & Environment Bldg
Department of Environmental Sciences
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
Phone: 225-578-8147


Hazardous Waste Sites

Clean Harbors, Colfax Facility

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Delta Shipyard

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Devil's Swamp Lake

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Dutchtown Treatment Plant

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Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant

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Petro Processors of Louisiana

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Ruston Foundry

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  • Baltrenaite-Gediene E, Lomnicki S, Guo C. 2022. Impact of biochar, fertilizers and cultivation type on environmentally persistent free radicals in agricultural soil. Environ Technol Innov 28:doi:10.1016/j.eti.2022.102755
  • Khachatryan L, Barekati-Goudarzi M, Asatryan R, Ozarowski A, Boldor D, Lomnicki S, Cormier SA. 2022. Metal-free Biomass-Derived Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (Bio-EPFRs) from lignin pyrolysis. ACS Omega 7(34):30241-30249. doi:10.1021/acsomega.2c03381 PMID:36061701 PMCID:PMC9434622


  • Guan X, Truong L, Lomnicki S, Tanguay RL, Cormier SA. 2021. Developmental hazard of environmentally persistent free radicals and protective effect of TEMPOL in zebrafish model. Toxics 9:doi:10.3390/toxics9010012 PMID:33467068 PMCID:PMC7829864
  • Guo C, Hasan F, Lay D, dela Cruz AL, Ghimire A, Lomnicki S. 2021. Phytosampling - A supplementary tool for particulate matter (PM) speciation characterization. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 28(29):39310-39321. doi:10.1007/s11356-021-13292-z PMID:33755885
  • Violi A, Cormier SA, Gullett BK, Jansson S, Lomnicki S, Luyet C, Mayer A, Zimmermann R. 2021. Combustion by-products and their health effects: Summary of the 16th international congress. Fuel 283:118562. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118562 PMID:33446939 PMCID:PMC7802799
  • Yamamoto A, Yeo AJ, Sly PD, Cormier SA, Lomnicki S, Khachatryan L, Fantino E. 2021. The effect of combustion generated environmentally persistent free radicals on well-differentiated human airway epithelial cells. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 203:doi:10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2021.203.1




  • Al-Abed SR, Pinto PX, McKernan J, Feld-Cook EE, Lomnicki S. 2017. Mechanisms and effectivity of sulfate reducing bacteria using a chitinous substrate in treating mining influenced water. Chem Eng J 323:270-277. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2017.04.045 PMID:30245579 PMCID:PMC6145482
  • Feld-Cook EE, Bovenkamp-Langlois L, Lomnicki S. 2017. Effect of particulate matter mineral composition on Environmentally Persistent Free Radical (EPFR) formation. Environ Sci Technol 51(18):10396-10402. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01521 PMID:28817261 PMCID:PMC5778880
  • Lomnicki S. 2017. EPFRs formation/emission from waste burning. Austin J. Environ Sci 2(2):1020.
  • Nganai S, Lomnicki S. 2017. Surface catalysed PCDD/F formation from precursors - high PCDF yield does not indicate de novo mechanism!. Int. J. Environ Pollution 61(3-4):208-222. doi:10.1504/IJEP.2017.10008687 PMID:30147247 PMCID:PMC6107310
  • Oyana T, Lomnicki S, Guo C, Cormier SA. 2017. A scalable field study protocol and rationale for passive ambient air sampling: a spatial phytosampling for leaf data collection. Environ Sci Technol 51(18):10663-10673. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b03643 PMID:28805054
  • Oyana T, Podila P, Wesley J, Lomnicki S, Cormier SA. 2017. Spatiotemporal patterns of childhood asthma hospitalization and utilization in Memphis Metropolitan Area from 2005 to 2015. J Asthma 5:1-14. doi:10.1080/02770903.2016.1277537 PMID:28055280



  • Jaligama S, Chen Z, Saravia J, Yadav N, Lomnicki S, Dugas TR, Cormier SA. 2015. Exposure to deepwater horizon crude oil burnoff particulate matter induces pulmonary inflammation and alters adaptive immune response. Environ Sci Technol 49(14):8769-8776. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b01439 PMID:26115348 PMCID:PMC4526136
  • Reed JR, dela Cruz AL, Lomnicki S, Backes WL. 2015. Environmentally persistent free radical-containing particulate matter competitively inhibits metabolism by cytochrome P450 1A2. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 289(2):223-230. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2015.09.021 PMID:26423927 PMCID:PMC4651829
  • Reed JR, dela Cruz AL, Lomnicki S, Backes WL. 2015. Inhibition of cytochrome P450 2B4 by environmentally persistent free radical-containing particulate matter. Biochem Pharmacol 95(2):126-132. doi:10.1016/j.bcp.2015.03.012 PMID:25817938 PMCID:PMC4406862
  • Sussan TE, Gajghate S, Thimmulappa RK, Ma J, Kim J, Sudini K, Consolini N, Cormier SA, Lomnicki S, Hasan F, Pekosz A, Biswal S. 2015. Exposure to electronic cigarettes impairs pulmonary anti-bacterial and anti-viral defenses in a mouse model. PLoS One 10(2):e0116861. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116861 PMID:25651083 PMCID:PMC4317176


  • dela Cruz AL, Cook RL, Dellinger B, Lomnicki S, Donnelly KC, Kelley MA, Cosgriff D. 2014. Assessment of environmentally persistent free radicals in soils and sediments from three Superfund sites. Environ Sci Process Impacts 16(1):44-52. doi:10.1039/c3em00428g PMID:24244947 PMCID:PMC3907510
  • Kiruri LW, Khachatryan L, Dellinger B, Lomnicki S. 2014. Effect of copper oxide concentration on the formation and persistency of environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs) in particulates. Environ Sci Technol 48(4):2212-2217. doi:10.1021/es404013g PMID:24437381 PMCID:PMC3983329
  • Lomnicki S, Gullett BK, Stoger T, Kennedy I, Diaz J, Dugas TR, Varner KJ, Carlin DJ, Dellinger B, Cormier SA. 2014. Combustion by-products and their health effects--combustion engineering and global health in the 21st century: issues and challenges. Int J Toxicol 33(1):3-13. doi:10.1177/1091581813519686 PMID:24434722 PMCID:PMC3944372
  • Nganai S, Dellinger B, Lomnicki S. 2014. PCDD/PCDF ratio in the precursor formation model over CuO surface. Environ Sci Technol 48(23):13864-13870. doi:10.1021/es504253w PMID:25372621 PMCID:PMC4255659
  • Reed JR, Cawley GF, Ardoin TG, Dellinger B, Lomnicki S, Kiruri LW, Backes WL. 2014. Environmentally persistent free radicals inhibit cytochrome P450 activity in rat liver microsomes. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 277(2):200-209. doi:10.1016/j.taap.2014.03.021 PMID:24713513 PMCID:PMC4049543
  • Saravia J, You D, Thevenot PT, Lee GI, Shrestha B, Lomnicki S, Cormier SA. 2014. Early-life exposure to combustion-derived particulate matter causes pulmonary immunosuppression. Mucosal Immunol 7(3):694-704. doi:10.1038/mi.2013.88 PMID:24172848 PMCID:PMC3999175


  • Herring M, Khachatryan L, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2013. Paramagnetic centers in particulate formed from the oxidative pyrolysis of 1-methylnaphthalene in the presence of Fe(lll)203 nanoparticles. Combustion and Flame 160(12):2996-3003. doi:10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.06.025 PMID:25673882 PMCID:PMC4321761
  • Herring M, Potter PM, Wu H, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2013. Fe2O3 nanoparticle mediated molecular growth and soot inception from the oxidative pyrolysis of 1-methylnaphthalene. Proc Combust Inst 34(1):1749-1757. doi:10.1016/j.proci.2012.07.057 PMID:25530732 PMCID:PMC4269167
  • Kelley MA, Hebert VY, Thibeaux TM, Orchard MA, Hasan F, Cormier SA, Thevenot PT, Lomnicki S, Varner KJ, Dellinger B, Latimer BM, Dugas TR. 2013. Model combustion-generated particulate matter containing persistent free radicals redox cycle to produce reactive oxygen species. Chem Res Toxicol 26(12):1862-1871. doi:10.1021/tx400227s PMID:24224526 PMCID:PMC4112599
  • Kiruri LW, Dellinger B, Lomnicki S. 2013. Tar balls from Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill: environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFR) formation during crude weathering. Environ Sci Technol 47(9):4220-4226. doi:10.1021/es305157w PMID:23510127 PMCID:PMC4267227
  • Patterson MC, Keilbart ND, Kiruri LW, Thibodeaux CA, Lomnicki S, Kurtz RL, Poliakoff ED, Dellinger B, Sprunger PT. 2013. EPFR formation from phenol adsorption on Al2O3 and TiO2: EPR and EELS studies. Chem Phys 422:277-282. doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2012.12.003 PMID:24443627 PMCID:PMC3891583
  • Saravia J, Lee GI, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B, Cormier SA. 2013. Particulate matter containing environmentally persistent free radicals and adverse infant respiratory health effects: A review. J Biochem Mol Toxicol 27(1):56-68. doi:10.1002/jbt.21465 PMID:23281110 PMCID:PMC3580159



  • dela Cruz AL, Gehling W, Lomnicki S, Cook RL, Dellinger B. 2011. Detection of environmentally persistent free radicals at a superfund wood treating site. Environ Sci Technol 45(15):6356–6365. doi:10.1021/es2012947 PMID:21732664 PMCID:PMC3167238 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Khachatryan L, Vejerano E, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2011. Environmentally persistent free radicals (EPFRs). 1. Generation of reactive oxygen species in aqueous solutions. Environ Sci Technol 45:8559-8566. doi:10.1021/es201309c PMID:21823585 PMCID:PMC3230252 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Lord K, Moll D, Lindsey JK, Mahne S, Raman G, Dugas TR, Cormier SA, Troxlair D, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B, Varner KJ. 2011. Environmentally persistent free radicals decrease cardiac function before and after ischemia/reperfusion injury in vivo. J Recept Signal Transduct Res 31(2):157-167. doi:10.3109/10799893.2011.555767 PMID:21385100 PMCID:PMC3152960 (Completed with ARRA Funds)
  • Nganai S, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2011. Formation of PCDD/Fs from the copper oxide-mediated pyrolysis and oxidation of 1,2-dichlorobenzene. Environ Sci Technol 45(3):1034-1040. doi:10.1021/es102948f PMID:21174454
  • Vejerano E, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2011. Formation and stabilization of combustion-generated environmentally persistent free radicals on an Fe(lll)(2)0-3/silica surface. Environ Sci Technol 45(2):589-94. doi:10.1021/es102841s PMID:21138295


  • Truong H, Lomnicki S, Dellinger B. 2010. Potential for misidentification of environmentally persistent free radicals as molecular pollutants in particulate matter. Environ Sci Technol 44:1933-1939. doi:10.1021/es902648t PMID:20155937 PMCID:PMC4315178



  • Dellinger B, D'Alessio A, D'Anna A, Ciajolo A, Gullett BK, Henry HF, Keener M, Lighty J, Lomnicki S, Lucas D, Oberdorster G, Pitea D, Suk WA, Sarofim A, Smith KR, Stoeger T, Tolbert PE, Wyzga R, Zimmermann R. 2008. Report: combustion byproducts and their health effects: summary of the 10th international congress. Environ Eng Sci 25(8):1107-1114. doi:10.1089/ees.2008.0233 PMID:22476005 PMCID:PMC2963595
  • Lomnicki S, Truong H, Vejerano E, Dellinger B. 2008. Copper oxide-based model of persistent free radical formation on combustion-derived particulate matter. Environ Sci Technol 42:4982-4988. doi:10.1021/es071708h PMID:18678037


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