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Person Details: Akram N. Alshawabkeh

Superfund Research Program

Akram N. Alshawabkeh

Northeastern University
501 Stearns Center
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000
Phone: 617-373-3994
Email: a.alshawabkeh@northeastern.edu

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Publications

  • Cardona-Cordero NR, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Rosario Z, Murphy C, Mattei H, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Vergara C. Social determinants of contaminant exposure and pregnancy in the northern Karst of Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health. Advances in Karst Science. Springer International Publishing,
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health. Advances in Karst Science. Springer International Publishing,
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla IY, Giese RW, Silevitch M, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. Case study: Puerto Rico test site for exploring contamination threats. In: GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.

2021

  • Ashrap P, Aker AM, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Rosario-Pabon Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Psychosocial status modifies the effect of maternal blood metal and metalloid concentrations on birth outcomes. Environ Int 149:106418. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106418 PMID:33548848 PMCID:PMC7897320
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Milne GL, Ferguson KK, Loch-Caruso R, Fernandez J, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Maternal Urinary Metal and Metalloid Concentrations in Association with Oxidative Stress Biomarkers. Antioxidants (Basel) 10:114. doi:10.3390/antiox10010114 PMID:33467519
  • Aung MT, Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2021. Maternal lipidomic signatures in relation to spontaneous preterm birth and large-for-gestational age neonates. Sci Rep 11:8115. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-87472-9 PMID:33854141 PMCID:PMC8046995
  • Chen L, Xue Y, Luo T, Wu F, Alshawabkeh AN. 2021. Electrolysis-assisted UV/sulfite oxidation for water treatment with automatic adjustments of solution pH and dissolved oxygen. Chem Eng J 403(9):126278. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2020.126278 PMID:33162784 PMCID:PMC7641513
  • Rivera-Nunez Z, Ashrap P, Barrett ES, Watkins DJ, Cathey A, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2021. Association of biomarkers of exposure to metals and metalloids with maternal hormones in pregnant women from Puerto Rico. Environ Int 147:106310. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.106310 PMID:33321388 PMCID:PMC7856269

2020

  • Aker AM, McConnell R, Loch-Caruso R, Park S, Mukherjee B, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Huerta-Montanez G, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Interactions between chemicals and non-chemical stressors: The modifying effect of life events on the association between triclocarban, phenols and parabens with gestational length in a Puerto Rican cohort. Sci Total Environ 708:134719. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134719 PMID:31785910 PMCID:PMC6957748
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Boss J, Richards M, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Maternal blood metal and metalloid concentrations in association with birth outcomes in Northern Puerto Rico. Environ Int 138:doi:10.1016/j.envint.2020.105606 PMID:32179314 PMCID:PMC719823
  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Mukherjee B, Boss J, Richards M, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Predictors of urinary and blood metal(loid) concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico. Environ Res 183:109178. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109178 (ahead of print)
  • Cathey A, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Loch-Caruso R, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure results in altered CRH, reproductive, and thyroid hormone concentrations during human pregnancy. Sci Total Environ 749:10. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141581 PMID:32829279
  • Eick SM, Ferguson KK, Milne GL, Rios-McConnell R, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Repeated measures of urinary oxidative stress biomarkers and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. Free Radic Biol Med 146:299-305. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.11.003 PMID:31704372 PMCID:PMC6942200
  • Hyldegaard BH, Ottosen LM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2020. Transformation of tetrachloroethylene in a flow-through electrochemical reactor. Sci Total Environ 707:doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135566 PMID:31767295 PMCID:PMC6980996
  • Ingle ME, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Calafat AM, Ospina M, Ferguson KK, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2020. An exploratory analysis of urinary organophosphate ester metabolites and oxidative stress among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Sci Total Environ 703:134798. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134798 PMID:31726298 PMCID:PMC6954949
  • Lin Y, Sevillano M, Jiang T, Li G, Cotto I, Vosloo S, Carpenter CM, Larese-Casanova P, Giese RW, Helbling DE, Padilla IY, Rosario-Pabon Z, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Pinto A, Gu AZ. 2020. Impact of Hurricane Maria on drinking water quality in Puerto Rico. Environ Sci Technol 54(15):9495-9509. doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c01655 PMID:32640159
  • Manjourides J, Zimmerman E, Watkins DJ, Carpenito T, Velez Vega CM, Huerta-Montanez G, Rosario-Pabon Z, Ayala I, Vergara C, Feric Z, Ondras M, Suh H, Gu AZ, Brown P, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2020. Cohort profile: Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico. BMJ Open 10(7):e036389. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-036389 PMID:32690520 PMCID:PMC7371225
  • Rodriguez-Carmona Y, Ashrap P, Calafat AM, Ye X, Rosario Z, Bedrosian LD, Huerta-Montanez G, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Watkins DJ. 2020. Determinants and characterization of exposure to phthalates, DEHTP and DINCH among pregnant women in the PROTECT birth cohort in Puerto Rico. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 30:56-69. doi:10.1038/s41370-019-0168-8 PMID:31481681 PMCID:PMC6917904
  • Taqieddin A, Liu Y, Alshawabkeh AN, Allshouse MR. 2020. Computational modeling of bubbles growth using the coupled level set - volume of fluid method. Fluids 5(3):120. doi:10.3390/fluids5030120
  • Watkins DJ, Zayas H, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Welton M, Arroyo L, Cardona-Cordero NR, Reguero Z, Rivera A, Huerta-Montanez G, Brown P, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2020. Investigating the impact of Hurricane Maria on an ongoing birth cohort in Puerto Rico. Popul Env 42:95-111. doi:10.1007/s11111-020-00345-7
  • Welton M, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Rosario Z, Torres H, Russell E, Brown P, Huerta-Montanez G, Watkins DJ, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF. 2020. Impact of hurricanes irma and maria on puerto rico maternal and child health research programs. Matern Child Health J 24(1):22-29. doi:10.1007/s10995-019-02824-2 PMID:31728717 PMCID:PMC7059554
  • Zhao Y, Cui J, Zhou W, Hojabri S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2020. Electrogeneration of H2O2 utilizing anodic O2 on a polytetrafluoroethylene-modified cathode in a flow-through reactor. Electrochem Commun 121(6):doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2020.106868

2019

  • Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Calafat AM, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. A repeated measures study of phenol, paraben and triclocarban urinary biomarkers and circulating maternal hormones during gestation in the Puerto Rico PROTECT cohort. Environ Health 18:28. doi:10.1186/s12940-019-0459-5 PMID:30940137 PMCID:PMC6444601
  • Aker AM, Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, Mukherjee B, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. The associations between prenatal exposure to triclocarban, phenols and parabens with gestational age and birth weight in northern Puerto Rico. Environ Res 169:41-51. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2018.10.030 PMID:30412856 PMCID:PMC6347499
  • Boss J, Mukherjee B, Ferguson KK, Aker AM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Kim S. 2019. Estimating outcome-exposure associations when exposure biomarker detection limits vary across batches. Epidemiology 30(5):746-755. doi:10.1097/EDE.0000000000001052 PMID:31299670 PMCID:PMC6677587
  • Cathey A, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2019. Associations of phthalates and phthalate replacements with CRH and other hormones among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. J Endocr Soc 3(6):1127-1149. doi:10.1210/js.2019-00010 PMID:31093596 PMCID:PMC6510018
  • Chen L, Pinto A, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Activated carbon as a cathode for water disinfection through the electro-fenton process. Catalysts 9:17. doi:10.3390/catal9070601
  • Chen L, Xu G, Rui Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Demonstration of a feasible energy-water-environment nexus: Waste sulfur dioxide for water treatment. Appl Energy 250:1011-1022. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2019.05.108
  • Eick SM, Meeker JD, Brown P, Swartzendruber A, Rios-McConnell R, Shen Y, Milne GL, Velez-Vega C, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Ferguson KK. 2019. Associations between socioeconomic status, psychosocial stress, and urinary levels of 8-iso-prostaglandin-F-2 alpha during pregnancy in Puerto Rico. Free Radic Biol Med 143:95-100. doi:10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.07.032 PMID:31369838 PMCID:PMC6848779
  • Ferguson KK, Rosario Z, McElrath TF, Velez-Vega C, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Demographic risk factors for adverse birth outcomes in Puerto Rico in the PROTECT cohort. PLoS One 14(6):e0217770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0217770 PMID:31194765 PMCID:PMC6564423
  • Ferguson KK, Rosen EM, Rosario Z, Feric Z, Calafat AM, McElrath TF, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Environmental phthalate exposure and preterm birth in the PROTECT birth cohort. Environ Int 132:105099. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2019.105099 PMID:31430608 PMCID:PMC6754790
  • Ingle ME, Watkins DJ, Rosario Z, Velez-Vega C, Huerta-Montanez G, Calafat AM, Ospina M, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. The association of urinary organophosphate ester metabolites and self-reported personal care and household product use among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Res 179:108756. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2019.108756 PMID:31574449 PMCID:PMC6905189
  • Kalhor K, Ghasemizadeh R, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Assessment of groundwater quality and remediation in karst aquifers: a review. Groundw Sustain Dev 8:104-121. doi:10.1016/j.gsd.2018.10.004 PMID:30555889 PMCID:PMC6291008
  • Nazari R, Rajic L, Ciblak A, Hernandez S, Mousa IE, Zhou W, Bhattacharyya D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Immobilized palladium-catalyzed electro-Fenton's degradation of chlorobenzene in groundwater. Chemosphere 216:556-563. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.10.143 PMID:30390586 PMCID:PMC6293191
  • Padula AM, Monk C, Brennan PA, Borders A, Barrett ES, McEvoy CT, Foss S, Desai P, Alshawabkeh AN, Wurth R, Salafia C, Fichorova RN, Varshavsky J, Kress A, Woodruff TJ, Morello-Frosch R. 2019. A review of maternal prenatal exposures to environmental chemicals and psychosocial stressors-implications for research on perinatal outcomes in the ECHO program. J Perinatology 40:10-24. doi:10.1038/s41372-019-0510-y PMID:31616048 PMCID:PMC6957228
  • Torres NI, Rivera VL, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Effect of hydrogeological and anthropogenic factors on the spatial and temporal distribution of CVOCs in the karst system of northern Puerto Rico. Environ Earth Sci 78:594. doi:10.1007/s12665-019-8611-7 PMID:31929835 PMCID:PMC6953914 (in press)
  • Watkins DJ, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2019. Preliminary assessment of exposure to persistent organic pollutants among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Int J Hyg Environ Health 222:327-331. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2019.02.001 PMID:30738742 PMCID:PMC6408968
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Ding Y, Rajic L, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Self-cleaning electrochemical regeneration of dye-loaded activated carbon. Electrochem Commun 100:85-89. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2019.01.025 PMID:31824230 PMCID:PMC6903700
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Gao J, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Hydrogen peroxide generation from O-2 electroreduction for environmental remediation: A state-of-the-art review. Chemosphere 225:588-607. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.03.042 PMID:30903840
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Chen L, Kou K, Ding Y, Meng X, Wang Y, Mulaw B, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Activated carbon as effective cathode material in iron-free Electro-Fenton process: Integrated H2O2 electrogeneration, activation, and pollutants adsorption. Electrochim Acta 296:317-326. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.11.052 PMID:30631212 PMCID:PMC6322679
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Meng X, Nozari R, Zhao Y, Wang Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2019. Efficient H2O2 electrogeneration at graphite felt modified via electrode polarity reversal: utilization for organic pollutants degradation. Chem Eng J 364:428-439. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2019.01.175

2018

  • Ashrap P, Watkins DJ, Calafat AM, Ye X, Rosario Z, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Elevated concentrations of urinary triclocarban, phenol and paraben among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: predictors and trends. Environ Int 121:990-1002. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.020 PMID:30316544
  • Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Murphy C, Welton M, Torres H, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Meeker JD. 2018. Hurricanes and the environmental justice island: Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico. Environ Justice 11(4):148-153. doi:10.1089/env.2018.0003 PMID:31131071 PMCID:PMC6114726
  • Cathey A, Ferguson KK, McElrath TF, Cantonwine DE, Pace GG, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2018. Distribution and predictors of urinary polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon metabolites in two pregnancy cohort studies. Environ Pollut 232:556-562. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2017.09.087 PMID:28993025 PMCID:PMC5650937
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Li X, Rahman SM, Li G, Wu C, Gu AZ, Dy J, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. A hybrid approach to identifying key factors in environmental health studies. Big Data 2855-2862.
  • Dong S, Feric Z, Yu L, Kaeli D, Meeker JD, Padilla IY, Cordero JF, Velez Vega CM, Rosario Z, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. An efficient data management framework for Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT). In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (Big Data). (). IEEE, New York, NY.
  • Hojabri S, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Transient reactive transport model for physico-chemical transformation by electrochemical reactive barrier. J Hazard Mater 358:171-177. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2018.06.051 PMID:29990804
  • Lan J, Rahman SM, Gou N, Jiang T, Plewa MJ, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2018. Genotoxicity assessment of drinking water disinfection byproducts by DNA damage and repair pathway profiling analysis. Environ Sci Technol 52(11):6565-6575. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b06389 PMID:29660283
  • Nazari R, Rajic L, Xue Y, Zhou W, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Degradation of 4-chlorophenol in aqueous solution by SonoElectro-Fenton process. Int J Electrochem Sci 13:9214-9230. doi:10.20964/2018.09.46 PMID:30568538 PMCID:PMC6296483
  • Shokri M, Vesper D, Herman EK, Rajic L, Hetrick KL, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Bulk Chemistry of Karst Sediment Deposits. In: 15th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst. Shepherdstown, WV.
  • Taqieddin A, Allshouse MR, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Review-mathematical formulations of electrochemically gas-evolving systems. J Electrochem Soc 165(13):E694-E711. doi:10.1149/2.0791813jes PMID:30542215 PMCID:PMC6287757
  • Torres NI, Yu X, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Ghasemizadeh R, Kaeli D, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. The influence of hydrogeological and anthropogenic variables on phthalate contamination in eogenetic karst groundwater systems. Environ Pollut 237:298-307. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.106 PMID:29494923 PMCID:PMC5915304
  • Xue Y, Rajic L, Chen L, Lyu S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Electrolytic control of hydrogen peroxide release from calcium peroxide in aqueous solution. Electrochem Commun 93:81-85. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2018.06.008 PMID:30542246 PMCID:PMC6287754
  • Yu X, Feric Z, Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Potential influence of temperature and precipitation on preterm birth rate in Puerto Rico. Sci Rep 8:16106. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-34179-z PMID:30382121 PMCID:PMC6208375
  • Zhou W, Gao J, Rajic L, Ding Y, Zhao Y, Zhao H, Meng X, Wang Y, Kou K, Xu Y, Wu S, Qin Z, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Drastic enhancement of H2O2 electro-generation by pulsed current for ibuprofen degradation: strategy based on decoupling study on H2O2 decomposition pathways. Chem Eng J 338:709-718. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2017.12.152
  • Zhou W, Meng X, Rajic L, Xue Y, Chen S, Ding Y, Kou K, Wang Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Floating cathode for efficient H2O2 electrogeneration applied to degradation of ibuprofen as a model pollutant. Electrochem Commun 96:37-41. doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2018.09.007 PMID:30546268 PMCID:PMC6287755
  • Zhou W, Rajic L, Zhao Y, Gao J, Qin Y, Alshawabkeh AN. 2018. Rates of H2O2 electrogeneration by reduction of anodic O-2 at RVC foam cathodes in batch and flow-through cells. Electrochim Acta 277:185-196. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2018.04.174

2017

  • Cardona-Cordero NR, Velez Vega CM, Cordero JF, Rosario Z, Murphy C, Mattei H, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN, Vergara C. 2017. Social determinants of contaminant exposure and pregnancy in the northern karst of Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.169-175.
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Loch-Caruso R, Giese RW, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Brown P, Velez Vega CM, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Team science applied to environmental health research: karst hydrogeology and preterm birth in Puerto Rico. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.17-25.
  • Fallahpour N, Mao X, Rajic L, Yuan S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemical dechlorination of trichloroethylene in the presence of natural organic matter, metal ions and nitrates in a simulated karst media. J Environ Chem Eng 5(1):240-245. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2016.11.046 PMID:29744302 PMCID:PMC5937535
  • Gregor S, Fallahpour N, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemical remediation of contaminated groundwater: pilot scale study. In: Karst Groundwater Contamination and Public Health: Beyond Case Studies. Springer, New York, NY. pp.117-120.
  • Meric D, Hellweger F, Alshawabkeh AN, Sheahan TC. 2017. Nonlinear nonequilibrium one-dimensional large-strain consolidation-coupled contaminant transport model of capped sediments. J of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 143(8):doi:10.1061/(asce)gt.1943-5606.0001655
  • Rajic L, Berroa D, Gregor S, Elbakri S, MacNeil M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Electrochemically-induced reduction of nitrate in aqueous solution. Int J Electrochem Sci 12:5998-6009. doi:10.20964/2017.07.38 PMID:29657554 PMCID:PMC5898405
  • Taqieddin A, Nazari R, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2017. Review-physicochemical hydrodynamics of gas bubbles in two phase electrochemical systems. J Electrochem Soc 164:E448-E459. doi:10.1149/2.1161713jes PMID:29731515 PMCID:PMC5935447

2016

  • Aker AM, Watkins DJ, Johns LE, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Anzalota del Toro LV, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2016. Phenols and parabens in relation to reproductive and thyroid hormones in pregnant women. Environ Res 151:30-37. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2016.07.002 PMID:27448730 PMCID:PMC5071140
  • Fallahpour N, Yuan S, Rajic L, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Hydrodechlorination of TCE in a circulated electrolytic column at high flow rate. Chemosphere 144:59-64. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.08.037 PMID:26344148 PMCID:PMC4695317
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Improved regional groundwater flow modeling using drainage features: a case study of the central northern karst aquifer system of Puerto Rico (USA). Hydrogeology Journal 24(6):1463–1478. doi:10.1007/s10040-016-1419-6
  • Li X, Yu L, Kaeli D, Yao Y, Wang P, Giese RW, Yusa V, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. A framework for big metabolomic data management and analysis. IJAS 9(1-2):50-61.
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Podlaha-Murphy E, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. The influence of cathode material on electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution. Chemosphere 147:98-104. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.12.095 PMID:26761603 PMCID:PMC4742380
  • Rajic L, Nazari R, Fallahpour N, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution by bipolar graphite electrodes. J Environ Chem Eng 4(1):197-202. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2015.10.030 PMID:26955517 PMCID:PMC4778262
  • Tan W, Zhang Y, He X, Xi B, Gao R, Mao X, Huang C, Zhang H, Li D, Liang Q, Cui D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Distribution patterns of phthalic acid esters in soil particle-size fractions determine biouptake in soil-cereal crop systems. Sci Rep 6:31987. doi:10.1038/srep31987 PMID:27555553 PMCID:PMC4995490
  • Velez Vega CM, Brown P, Murphy C, Figueroa A, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Community engagement and research translation in Puerto Rico's Northern Karst Region: the PROTECT Superfund research program. New Solut 26(3):475-495. doi:10.1177/1048291116667715
  • Yang N, Cui J, Zhang L, Xiao W, Alshawabkeh AN, Mao X. 2016. Iron electrolysis-assisted peroxymonosulfate chemical oxidation for the remediation of chlorophenol-contaminated groundwater. J Chem Technol Biotechnol 91:938-947. doi:10.1002/jctb.4659
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2016. Patterns of temporal scaling of groundwater level fluctuation. J Hydrol 536:485-495. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.03.018

2015

  • Gao S, Cui J, Xiong Y, Xiao W, Wang D, Alshawabkeh AN, Mao X. 2015. Synergetic effect of the mineralization of organic contaminants by a combined use of permanganate and peroxymonosulfate. Sep Purif Technol 144:248-255. doi:10.1016/j.seppur.2015.02.035
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Butscher C, Hellweger F, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Equivalent porous media (EPM) simulation of groundwater hydraulics and contaminant transport in karst aquifers. PLoS One 10(9):e0138954. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138954 PMID:26422202 PMCID:PMC4589392
  • Johns LM, Ferguson KK, Soldin OP, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-González LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Ye X, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Urinary phthalate metabolites in relation to maternal serum thyroid and sex hormone levels during pregnancy: a longitudinal analysis. Reprod Biol Endocrinol 13:4. doi:10.1186/1477-7827-13-4 PMID:25596636 PMCID:PMC4326411
  • Lan J, Hu M, Gao C, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2015. Toxicity assessment of 4-methyl-1-cyclohexanemethanol and its metabolites in response to a recent chemical spill in West Virginia, USA. Environ Sci Technol 49(10):6284-6293. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b00371 PMID:25961958
  • Lewis RC, Cantonwine DE, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Valentin-Blasini L, Davis MD, Montesano MA, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Distribution and determinants of urinary biomarkers of exposure to organophosphate insecticides in Puerto Rican pregnant women. Sci Total Environ 512-513:337-344. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.059 PMID:25634738 PMCID:PMC4339526
  • Maihemuti B, Ghasemizadeh R, Yu X, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Simulation of regional karst aquifer system and assessment of groundwater resources in Manatí-Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. Journal of Water Resource and Protection 7:909-922. doi:10.4236/jwarp.2015.712075
  • Mao X, Baek K, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Iron electrocoagulation with enhanced cathodic reduction for removal of mixtures of aqueous contaminants. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management 14(12):2905-2911.
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Impact of electrode sequence on electrochemical removal of trichloroethylene from aqueous solution. Appl Catal B 174-175:427-434. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2015.03.018 PMID:25931774 PMCID:PMC4410430
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Nazari R, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Influence of humic substances on electrochemical degradation of trichloroethylene in limestone aquifers. Electrochim Acta 181:123-129. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.03.121 PMID:26549889 PMCID:PMC4632980
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Oguzie E, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Electrochemical transformation of thichloroethylene in groundwater by Ni-containing cathodes. Electrochim Acta 181:118-122. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2015.03.112 PMID:26538681 PMCID:PMC4628911
  • Watkins DJ, Ferguson KK, Anzalota del Toro LV, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2015. Associations between urinary phenol and paraben concentrations and markers of oxidative stress and inflammation among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Int J Hyg Environ Health 218(2):212-219. doi:10.1016/j.ijheh.2014.11.001 PMID:25435060 PMCID:PMC4323928
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Irizarry C, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Spatiotemporal changes of CVOC concentrations in karst aquifers: analysis of three decades of data from Puerto Rico. Sci Total Environ 511:1-10. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.031 PMID:25522355 PMCID:PMC4330126
  • Yu X, Ghasemizadeh R, Padilla IY, Meeker JD, Cordero JF, Alshawabkeh AN. 2015. Sociodemographic patterns of household water-use costs in Puerto Rico. Sci Total Environ 524-525:300-309. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.043 PMID:25897735 PMCID:PMC4523384

2014

  • Anaya AA, Padilla IY, Macchiavelli R, Vesper D, Meeker JD, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Estimating preferential flow in karstic aquifers using statistical mixed models. Ground Water 52(4):584-596. doi:10.1111/gwat.12084 PMID:23802921 PMCID:PMC3818453
  • Cantonwine DE, Cordero JF, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Anzalota del Toro LV, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Calafat AM, Crespo N, Jimenez B, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations among pregnant women in Northern Puerto Rico: distribution, temporal variability, and predictors. Environ Int 62:1-11. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2013.09.014 PMID:24161445 PMCID:PMC3874859
  • Ferguson KK, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Loch-Caruso R, Mukherjee B, Anzalota del Toro LV, Jimenez B, Calafat AM, Ye X, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary phthalate metabolite associations with biomarkers of inflammation and oxidative stress across pregnancy in Puerto Rico. Environ Sci Technol 48(12):7018-7025. doi:10.1021/es502076j PMID:24845688 PMCID:PMC4066910
  • Gou N, Yuan S, Lan J, Gao C, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2014. A quantitative toxicogenomics assay reveals the evolution and nature of toxicity during the transformation of environmental pollutants. Environ Sci Technol 48(15):8855-8863. doi:10.1021/es501222t PMID:25010344 PMCID:PMC4123925
  • Lewis RC, Cantonwine DE, Anzalota del Toro LV, Calafat AM, Valentin-Blasini L, Davis MD, Baker SE, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Meeker JD. 2014. Urinary biomarkers of exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and one insect repellent among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Health 13:97. doi:10.1186/1476-069X-13-97 PMID:25409771 PMCID:PMC4258050
  • Meric D, Barbuto S, Sheahan TC, Shine JP, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Benchscale assessment of the efficacy of a reactive core mat to isolate PAH-spiked aquatic sediments. Soil Sediment Contam 23(1):doi:10.1080/15320383.2013.772093 PMID:24367237 PMCID:PMC3869623
  • Rajic L, Fallahpour N, Yuan S, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Electrochemical transformation of trichloroethylene in aqueous solution by electrode polarity reversal. Water Res 67:267-275. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2014.09.017 PMID:25282093 PMCID:PMC4262522
  • Tong M, Yuan S, Zhang P, Liao P, Alshawabkeh AN, Xie X, Wang Y. 2014. Electrochemically induced oxidative precipitation of Fe(II) for As(III) oxidation and removal in synthetic groundwater. Environ Sci Technol 48(9):5145-5153. doi:10.1021/es500409m PMID:24708303
  • Yuan S, Liao P, Alshawabkeh AN. 2014. Electrolytic manipulation of persulfate reactivity by iron electrodes for trichloroethylene degradation in groundwater. Environ Sci Technol 48(1):656-663. doi:10.1021/es404535q PMID:24328192 PMCID:PMC3916217

2013

  • Baek K, Ciblak A, Mao X, Kim E, Alshawabkeh AN. 2013. Iron anode mediated transformation of selenate in sand columns. Water Res 47(17):6538-6545. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2013.08.018 PMID:24035677
  • Baek K, Kasem N, Ciblak A, Vesper D, Padilla IY, Alshawabkeh AN. 2013. Electrochemical removal of selenate from aqueous solutions. Chem Eng J 215-216:678-684. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2012.09.135 PMID:23378820 PMCID:PMC3559022
  • Meeker JD, Cantonwine DE, Rivera-Gonzalez LO, Ferguson KK, Mukherjee B, Calafat AM, Ye X, Anzalota del Toro LV, Crespo N, Jimenez B, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF. 2013. Distribution, variability, and predictors of urinary concentrations of phenols and parabens among pregnant women in Puerto Rico. Environ Sci Technol 47(7):3439-3447. doi:10.1021/es400510g PMID:23469879 PMCID:PMC3638245
  • Meric D, Alshawabkeh AN, Shine JP, Sheahan TC. 2013. Bioavailability of hydrophobic organic compounds in thin-layered capped sediments. Chemosphere 103:281-289. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.12.017 PMID:24374187 PMCID:PMC3960330
  • Meric D, Hellweger F, Barbuto S, Rahbar N, Alshawabkeh AN, Sheahan TC. 2013. Model prediction of long-term reactive core mat efficacy for capping contaminated aquatic sediments. J Environ Eng (New York) 139:564-575. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000635
  • Xie W, Yuan S, Mao X, Hu W, Liao P, Tong M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2013. Electrocatalytic activity of Pd-loaded Ti / TiO2 nanotubes cathode for TCE reduction in groundwater. Water Res 47(11):3573-3582. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2013.04.004 PMID:23726693
  • Yuan S, Chen M, Mao X, Alshawabkeh AN. 2013. A three-electrode column for Pd-catalytic oxidation of TCE in groundwater with automatic pH-regulation and resistance to reduced sulfur compound foiling. Water Res 47(1):269-278. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.10.009 PMID:23121896 PMCID:PMC3581803
  • Yuan S, Chen M, Mao X, Alshawabkeh AN. 2013. Effects of reduced sulfur compounds on Pd-catalytic hydrodechlorination of trichloroethylene in groundwater by cathodic H2 under electrochemically induced oxidizing conditions. Environ Sci Technol 47(18):10502-10509. doi:10.1021/es402169d PMID:23962132 PMCID:PMC3916216
  • Yuan S, Gou N, Alshawabkeh AN, Gu AZ. 2013. Efficient degradation of contaminants of emerging concerns by a new electro-Fenton process with Ti/MMO cathode. Chemosphere 93(11):2796-2804. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.09.051 PMID:24125716

2012

  • Ciblak A, Mao X, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Alshawabkeh I, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Electrode effects on temporal changes in electrolyte pH and redox potential for water treatment. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 47(5):718-726. doi:10.1080/10934529.2012.660088 PMID:22416866 PMCID:PMC3329560
  • Cordero JF, Meeker JD, Sheahan TC, Padilla IY, Giese RW, Silevitch M, Loch-Caruso R, Kaeli D, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Case Study - Puerto Rico Test Site for Exploring Contamination Threats. In: GeoCongress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering. American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
  • Gent DB, Wani A, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Experimental design for one dimensional electrolytic reactive barrier for remediation of munition constituent in groundwater. Electrochim Acta 86:130-137. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2012.04.043 PMID:23472044 PMCID:PMC3587050
  • Ghasemizadeh R, Hellweger F, Butscher C, Padilla IY, Vesper D, Field M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Review: Groundwater flow and transport modeling of karst aquifers, with particular reference to the North Coast Limestone aquifer system of Puerto Rico. Hydrogeology Journal 20(8):1441-1461. doi:10.1007/s10040-012-0897-4 PMID:23645996 PMCID:PMC3640320
  • Mao X, Ciblak A, Baek K, Amiri M, Loch-Caruso R, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Optimization of electrochemical dechlorination of trichloroethylene in reducing electrolytes. Water Res 46(6):1847–1857. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2012.01.002 PMID:22264798 PMCID:PMC3288245
  • Mao X, Wang J, Ciblak A, Cox EE, Riis C, Terkelsen M, Gent DB, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Electrokinetic-enhanced bioaugmentation for remediation of chlorinated solvents contaminated clay. J Hazard Mater 213-214:311-317. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.02.001 PMID:22365139 PMCID:PMC3310245
  • Mao X, Yuan S, Fallahpour N, Ciblak A, Howard J, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Electrochemically induced dual reactive barriers for transformation of TCE and mixture of contaminants in groundwater. Environ Sci Technol 46(21):12003-12011. doi:10.1021/es301711a PMID:23067023 PMCID:PMC3493133
  • Meric D, Barbuto S, Alshawabkeh AN, Shine JP, Sheahan TC. 2012. Effect of reactive core mat application on bioavailability of hydrophobic organic compounds. Sci Total Environ 423:168-175. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.01.042 PMID:22386995 PMCID:PMC3987807
  • Paz-Garcia JM, Baek K, Alshawabkeh I, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. A generalized model for transport of contaminants in soil by electric fields. J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 47(2):308-318. doi:10.1080/10934529.2012.640911 PMID:22242884 PMCID:PMC3267327
  • Sarahney H, Mao X, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. The role of iron anode oxidation on transformation of chromium by electrolysis. Electrochim Acta 86:96-101. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2012.07.011 PMID:23284182 PMCID:PMC3532856
  • Wu X, Gent DB, Davis JL, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Lactate injection by electric currents for bioremediation of tetrachloroethylene in clay. Electrochim Acta 86:157-163. doi:10.1016/j.electacta.2012.06.046 PMID:23264697 PMCID:PMC3524988
  • Yuan S, Mao X, Alshawabkeh AN. 2012. Efficient degradation of TCE in groundwater using Pd and electro-generated H2 and O2: a shift in pathway from hydrodechlorination to oxidation in the presence of ferrous ions. Environ Sci Technol 46(6):3398-3405. doi:10.1021/es204546u PMID:22315993 PMCID:PMC3319670

2011

  • Barbuto S, Alshawabkeh AN, Meric D, Sheahan TC, Shen Y, Shine JP. 2011. Use of Biouptake Test Data to Demonstrate Efficacy of a Reactive Core Mat on PCB Contaminated Sediments. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments.
  • Mao X, Ciblak A, Amiri M, Alshawabkeh AN. 2011. Redox control for electrochemical dechlorination of trichloroethylene in bicarbonate aqueous media. Environ Sci Technol 45(15):6517-6523. doi:10.1021/es200943z PMID:21671641 PMCID:PMC3150566
  • Meric D, Barbuto S, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, Shine JP. 2011. Biouptake Study on a PCB-Contaminated Sediment Capped with a Reactive Core Mat. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments.
  • Meric D, Rad M, Barbuto S, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN, Shine JP. 2011. Testing the efficiency of a reactive core mat to remediate subaqueous, contaminated sediments. Geo-Frontiers 895-904. doi:10.1061/41165(397)92
  • Meric D, Sheahan TC, Alshawabkeh AN. 2011. A consolidation and contaminant transport device for assessing reactive mat effectiveness for subaqueous sediment remediation. Geotechnical Testing Journal 33:423-433. doi:10.1520/GTJ102872

2010

  • Silevitch M, Giese RW, Kaeli D, Sheahan TC, Nobrega MC, Alshawabkeh AN, Cordero JF, Padilla IY, Loch-Caruso R, Meeker JD. 2010. Interdisciplinary Three-Level Approach to Study Impact of Contamination on Public Health in Puerto Rico. In: Proceedings of Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics. New Delhi, India.
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