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Project Publications: University of California-Berkeley: Nanotechnology-Based Environmental Sensing

Superfund Research Program

Nanotechnology-Based Environmental Sensing

Project Leader: Catherine P. Koshland
Co-Investigator: Peidong Yang
Grant Number: P42ES004705
Funding Period: 2006 - 2017
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  • Crosby JS, James J, Lucas D, Koshland CP. 2014. Determination of total mercury concentration in aqueous samples with gold nanoparticles. Analytical Methods 6:1254-1260. doi:10.1039/c3ay42202j


  • Babrauskas V, Lucas D, Eisenberg D, Singla V, Dedeo M, Blum A. 2012. Flame retardants in building insulation: a case for re-evaluating building codes. Building Research and Information 40(6):738-755. doi:10.1080/09613218.2012.744533
  • Holder A, Carter BJ, Goth-Goldstein R, Lucas D, Koshland CP. 2012. Increased cytotoxicity of oxidized flame soot. Atmos Pollut Res 3(1):25-34. doi:10.5094/APR.2012.001
  • James J, Lucas D, Koshland CP. 2012. Gold nanoparticle films as sensitive and reusable elemental mercury sensors. Environ Sci Technol 46(17):9557-9562. doi:10.1021/es3005656 PMID:22871115 PMCID:PMC3446241


  • DiGangi J, Blum A, Bergman A, de Wit CA, Lucas D, Mortimer D, Schecter A, Scheringer M, Shaw SD, Webster TF. 2010. San Antonio statement on brominated and chlorinated flame retardants. Environ Health Perspect 118(12):A516-A518. doi:10.1289/ehp.1003089 PMID:21123135 PMCID:PMC3002202
  • Koshland CP. 2010. Engineering and the Liberal Arts. In: Holistic engineering education: beyond technology. Springer, New York, NY.
  • Mulvihill MM, Ling X, Heinzie J, Yang P. 2010. Anisotropic etching of silver nanoparticles for plasmonic structures capable of single-particle SERS. J Am Chem Soc 132(1):268-274. doi:10.1021/ja906954f PMID:20000421
  • Shaw SD, Blum A, Weber R, Kannan K, Rich D, Lucas D, Koshland CP, Dobraca D, Hanson S, Birnbaum LS. 2010. Halogenated flame retardants: do the fire safety benefits justify the risks?. Rev Environ Health 25(4):261-305. PMID:21268442


  • Mulvihill MM. 2009. Surface Functionalization of Inorganic Nanostructures: The Interface of Materials Science and the Environment. .
  • Tian L, Koshland CP, Yano J, Yachandra VK, Yu IT, Lee SC, Lucas D. 2009. Carbon-centered free radicals in particulate matter emissions from wood and coal combustion. Energy Fuels 23(5):2523-2526. doi:10.1021/ef8010096 PMID:19551161 PMCID:PMC2700017


  • Carbonaro A, Mohanty SW, Hung H, Godley LA, Sohn L. 2008. Cell characterization using a protein-functionalized pore. Lab Chip 8(9):1478-1485. doi:10.1039/b801929k PMID:18818802
  • Holder A, Lucas D, Goth-Goldstein R, Koshland CP. 2008. Cellular response to diesel exhaust particles strongly depends on the exposure method. Toxicol Sci 103(1):108-115. doi:10.1093/toxsci/kfn014 PMID:18227103


  • Choi JH, Koshland CP, Lucas D. 2007. Laser ablation of nanoscale particles with 193 nm light. J Phys Conf Ser 59:54-59.
  • Holder A, Lucas D, Goth-Goldstein R, Koshland CP. 2007. Inflammatory response of lung cells exposed to whole, filtered, and hydrocarbon denuded diesel exhaust. Chemosphere 70(1):13-19. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.07.036 PMID:17767946
  • Koshland CP, Scallan K, Lucas D. 2007. Optical characterization of the interaction of mercury with nanoparticulate gold suspended in solution. Sensors and Transducerrs Journal 85(11):1687-1698.


  • Choi JH, Stipe CB, Koshland CP, Lucas D. 2006. In situ, real-time detection of soot particles coated with NaCl using 193 nm light. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics 87(3):385-388.
  • Holder A, Lucas D, Goth-Goldstein R, Koshland CP, Sawyer RF. 2006. In vitro exposure of lung cells to diesel exhaust at the air-cell interface. In: Proceedings of the 233rd ACS (American Chemical Society) National Meeting - Spring 2006. Atlanta, GA.


  • Choi JH, Koshland CP, Sawyer RF, Lucas D. 2005. Measurement of polystyrene nanospheres using excimer laser fragmentation fluorescence spectroscopy. Applied Spectroscopy 59(10):1203-1208. PMID:16274531
  • Choi JH, Stipe CB, Koshland CP, Sawyer RF, Lucas D. 2005. NaCl particle interaction with 193-nm light: ultraviolet photofragmentation and nanoparticle production. Journal of Applied Physics 97(12):124315.
  • Choi K, Lucas D, Koshland CP, Sawyer RF. 2005. Photochemical interaction of polystyrene nanospheres with 193 nm pulsed laser light. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(50):23905-23910. PMID:16375376
  • Fischer S, Koshland CP, Young JA. 2005. Social, economic, and environmental impacts assessment of a village-scale modern biomass energy project in Jilin province, China: local outcomes and lessons learned. Energy for Sustainable Development IX(4):50-59.
  • Stipe CB, Lucas D, Koshland CP, Sawyer RF. 2005. Soot particle disintegration and detection by two-laser excimer laser fragmentation fluorescence spectroscopy. Appl Opt 44(31):6537-6544. PMID:16270542
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