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Patricia A. Maurice

Patricia Maurice

Contact Info

Phone: 574-631-3469


College of Engineering Professor and Associate Chair

Summary of Activities/Interests

Studies of mineral−water interface geochemistry; organic and microbial interactions with mineral surfaces; geochemistry of humic substances; soil chemistry; chemical weathering; hydrology and biogeochemistry of freshwater wetlands; remediation of metal contamination; global climate change; geologic nanoparticles and their interactions with organic matter, microbes, and metals.


B.A. Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University M.S. Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College Ph.D. Applied Earth Sciences, Stanford University

Recent Papers

Dehner, C.A., Barton, L.E., Maurice, P.A., and Dubois, J.L. 2011. Size−dependent bioavailability of hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles to a common aerobic bacterium. Environmental Science & Technology, in press.

Dehner, C.A., Awaya, J.D., Maurice, P.A., and DuBois, J.L. 2010. Use of sideropohores, oxalate, and reductants for iron mobilization from the mineral hematite by the obligate aerobe Pseudomonas mendocina. Environmental Science & Technology, 76, 2041-2048.

Maurice P.A. 2009.Environmental Surfaces and Interfaces from the Nanoscale to the Global Scale. A textbook. John Wiley & Sons. Hoboken, NJ, USA, 491 pp. (search at on title for "look inside&quote;).

Hochella, M.F., Jr., Lower, S.K., Maurice, P.A., Penn, R.L., Sahai, N., Sparks, D.L., and Twining, B.S. 2008 Nanominerals, mineral nanoparticles, and Earth chemistry. Science 319: 1631-1635.

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