Research Funding

Current

Developmental Toxicants: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Remediation - Project 2: Thyroid Metabolism Disruption in Toxicant-Induced Developmental Impairment Heather Stapleton (PI) and P. Lee Ferguson (co-PI)
Funding Agency: NIEHS Superfund Research Program
Developmental Toxicants: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Remediation - Core B: Analytical Chemistry Core P. Lee Ferguson (PI), Heather Stapleton (co-PI)
Funding Agency: NIEHS - Superfund Research Program
PIRE: Water and Commerce: Technologies to enable environmental sustainability in global markets P. Lee Ferguson (PI), Mark Wiesner (co-PI), Volodymyr Tarabara (co-PI), John Bang (co-PI), and Joan Rose (co-PI)
Funding Agency: NSF: Office of International and Integrative Activities
Characterizing the composition and biogeochemical behavior of dispersants and their transformation products in Gulf of Mexico coastal ecosystems Darrel Sparks (PI), P. Lee Ferguson (co-PI), Anne E. McElroy (co-PI), and Bruce J. Brownawell (co-PI)
Funding Agency: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative
Metal fingerprinting and chemothermal isolation methods to quantify natural and engineered carbon nanoparticles Desiree Plata (PI) and P. Lee Ferguson (co-PI)
Funding Agency: NSF Environmental Engineering

Completed

REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology P. Lee Ferguson (PI) and Glenda Kelly (co-PI)
Funding Agency: NSF Environmental Engineering
Influence of diameter and chirality of single-walled carbon nanotubes on their fate and effects in the aquatic environment Navid Saleh (PI), P. Lee Ferguson (co-PI), and Tara Sabo-Attwood (co-PI)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Analysis and fate of single-walled carbon nanotubes and their manufacturing byproducts in estuarine sediments and benthic organisms. P. Lee Ferguson (PI), G. Thomas Chandler (co-PI)
Funding Agency: US Environmental Protection Agency STAR Program
Environmental fate of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) in the estuarine environment P. Lee Ferguson (PI), G. Thomas Chandler (co-PI), and Walter A. Scrivens (co-PI)
Funding Agency: US EPA STAR
Critical body residues of persistent, bioaccumulative toxicants (PBT) in estuarine meiobenthic copepods G. Thomas Chandler (PI), P. Lee Ferguson (co-PI)
Funding Agency: US EPA GRO
Molecular interactions of bacterial autoinducer signals with target receptors: importance of signal molecule structure Alan W. Decho (PI), P. Lee Ferguson (co-PI), John L. Ferry (co-PI), and S. Michael Angel (co-PI)
Funding Agency: US NSF Collaborative Research in Chemistry (CRC)
Development of receptor-affinity extraction tools for isolation and characterization of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) in wastewater-impacted estuarine systems P. Ferguson (PI), G. Thomas Chandler (co-PI)
Funding Agency: US EPA STAR
Alternative aircraft and airfield deicing and anti-icing formulations with reduced aquatic toxicity and biological oxygen demand P. Lee Ferguson (PI)
Funding Agency: US Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences
Mechanisms of Xenoestrogen Stress: A Proteomic and Functional Genomic Approach P. Lee Ferguson (PI), Tara Sabo-Attwood (PI)
Funding Agency: National Institute of Health (NIH/NIEHS)