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Middleton, Andrew, Benjamin C. Hedin, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Acid Mine Drainage with Supported Liquid Membranes: Impacts of Feedstock Composition for Extraction Performance.” Environmental Science & Technology 58, no. 6 (February 2024): 2998–3006.

Wadle, Austin, Natalia Neal-Walthall, Udonna Ndu, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Distribution and Homogenization of Multiple Mercury Species Inputs to Freshwater Wetland Mesocosms.” Environmental Science & Technology 58, no. 3 (January 2024): 1709–20.


Lalwani, Pooja, Dillon E. King, Katherine S. Morton, Nelson A. Rivera, Javier Huayta, Heileen Hsu-Kim, and Joel N. Meyer. “Increased cytotoxicity of Pb2+ with co-exposures to a mitochondrial uncoupler and mitochondrial calcium uniporter inhibitor.” Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts 25, no. 11 (November 2023): 1743–51.

Berky, Axel J., Caren Weinhouse, Joao Vissoci, Nelson Rivera, Ernesto J. Ortiz, Susy Navio, J Jaime Miranda, et al. “In Utero Exposure to Metals and Birth Outcomes in an Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining Birth Cohort in Madre de Dios, Peru.” Environmental Health Perspectives 131, no. 9 (September 2023): 97008.

Middleton, A., and H. Hsu-Kim. “Separation of Rare-Earth Elements by Supported Liquid Membranes: Impacts of Soluble Iron, Aluminum, and pH in Low-Grade Feedstocks.” ACS ES and T Engineering 3, no. 8 (August 11, 2023): 1197–1204.

Koenigsmark, Faye, Nelson A. Rivera, Eric M. Pierce, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Dissolution Potential of Elemental Mercury in the Presence of Bisulfide and Implications for Mobilization.” Environmental Science & Technology 57, no. 33 (August 2023): 12388–97.

Rivera, Nelson A., Florence T. Ling, Zehao Jin, Ajith Pattammattel, Hanfei Yan, Yong S. Chu, Catherine A. Peters, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Nanoscale heterogeneity of arsenic and selenium species in coal fly ash particles: analysis using enhanced spectroscopic imaging and speciation techniques.” Environmental Science. Nano 10, no. 7 (July 2023): 1768–77.

Jin, Z., J. Ren, N. A. Rivera, J. C. Hower, and H. Hsu-Kim. “Functional Predictor Variables for the Leaching Potential of Arsenic and Selenium from Coal Fly Ash.” ACS ES and T Water 3, no. 4 (April 14, 2023): 1105–15.

Koenigsmark, Faye, Michelle Chiu, Nelson Rivera, Alexander Johs, Jeremy Eskelsen, Donovan Leonard, Boakai K. Robertson, et al. “Crystal lattice defects in nanocrystalline metacinnabar in contaminated streambank soils suggest a role for biogenic sulfides in the formation of mercury sulfide phases.” Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts 25, no. 3 (March 2023): 445–60.


Hower, J. C., J. G. Groppo, S. D. Hopps, T. D. Morgan, H. Hsu-Kim, and R. K. Taggart. “Coal Feed-Dependent Variation in Fly Ash Chemistry in a Single Pulverized-Combustion Unit.” Minerals 12, no. 9 (September 1, 2022).

Berky, Axel J., Emily Robie, Susy Navio Chipa, Ernesto J. Ortiz, Emma J. Palmer, Nelson A. Rivera, Ana Maria Morales Avalos, Joel N. Meyer, Heileen Hsu-Kim, and William K. Pan. “Risk of lead exposure from wild game consumption from cross-sectional studies in Madre de Dios, Peru.” Lancet Regional Health. Americas 12 (August 2022): 100266.

Kose-Mutlu, Borte, Heileen Hsu-Kim, and Mark R. Wiesner. “Separation of rare earth elements from mixed-metal feedstocks by micelle enhanced ultrafiltration with sodium dodecyl sulfate.” Environmental Technology 43, no. 7 (March 2022): 1013–25.

Kessler, M. L., J. E. Kelm, H. E. Starr, E. N. Cook, J. D. Miller, N. A. Rivera, H. Hsu-Kim, and J. L. Dempsey. “Unraveling Changes to PbS Nanocrystal Surfaces Induced by Thiols.” Chemistry of Materials 34, no. 4 (February 22, 2022): 1710–21.

Neal-Walthall, Natalia, Udonna Ndu, Nelson A. Rivera, Dwayne A. Elias, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Utility of Diffusive Gradient in Thin-Film Passive Samplers for Predicting Mercury Methylation Potential and Bioaccumulation in Freshwater Wetlands.” Environmental Science & Technology 56, no. 3 (February 2022): 1743–52.

Gerson, Jacqueline R., Natalie Szponar, Angelica Almeyda Zambrano, Bridget Bergquist, Eben Broadbent, Charles T. Driscoll, Gideon Erkenswick, et al. “Amazon forests capture high levels of atmospheric mercury pollution from artisanal gold mining.” Nature Communications 13, no. 1 (January 2022): 559.

Mello, Danielle F., Laura L. Maurer, Ian T. Ryde, Dong Hoon Songr, Stella M. Marinakos, Chuanjia Jiang, Mark R. Wiesner, Heileen Hsu-Kim, and Joel N. Meyer. “In Vivo Effects of Silver Nanoparticles on Development, Behavior, and Mitochondrial Function are Altered by Genetic Defects in Mitochondrial Dynamics.” Environmental Science & Technology 56, no. 2 (January 2022): 1113–24.


Koenigsmark, Faye, Caren Weinhouse, Axel J. Berky, Ana Maria Morales, Ernesto J. Ortiz, Eric M. Pierce, William K. Pan, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Efficacy of Hair Total Mercury Content as a Biomarker of Methylmercury Exposure to Communities in the Area of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Madre de Dios, Peru.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 24 (December 2021): 13350.

Hower, J. C., J. G. Groppo, H. Hsu-Kim, and R. K. Taggart. “Signatures of rare earth element distributions in fly ash derived from the combustion of Central Appalachian, Illinois, and Powder River basin coals.” Fuel 301 (October 1, 2021).

Wang, Lu, Danielle F. Mello, Robert M. Zucker, Nelson A. Rivera, Nicholas M. K. Rogers, Nicholas K. Geitner, William K. Boyes, Mark R. Wiesner, Heileen Hsu-Kim, and Joel N. Meyer. “Lack of Detectable Direct Effects of Silver and Silver Nanoparticles on Mitochondria in Mouse Hepatocytes.” Environmental Science & Technology, August 2021.

McMillan, Hannah M., Nicholas Rogers, Austin Wadle, Heileen Hsu-Kim, Mark R. Wiesner, Meta J. Kuehn, and Christine Ogilvie Hendren. “Microbial vesicle-mediated communication: convergence to understand interactions within and between domains of life.” Environ Sci Process Impacts 23, no. 5 (May 26, 2021): 664–77.

Dong, Ziye, Gauthier Deblonde, Andrew Middleton, Dehong Hu, Alice Dohnalkova, Libor Kovarik, Odeta Qafoku, et al. “Microbe-Encapsulated Silica Gel Biosorbents for Selective Extraction of Scandium from Coal Byproducts.” Environmental Science & Technology 55, no. 9 (May 2021): 6320–28.

Hower, J. C., J. G. Groppo, H. Hsu-Kim, and R. K. Taggart. “Distribution of rare earth elements in fly ash derived from the combustion of Illinois Basin coals.” Fuel 289 (April 1, 2021).

Weinhouse, Caren, John A. Gallis, Ernesto Ortiz, Axel J. Berky, Ana Maria Morales, Sarah E. Diringer, James Harrington, et al. “A population-based mercury exposure assessment near an artisanal and small-scale gold mining site in the Peruvian Amazon.” Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology 31, no. 1 (February 2021): 126–36.

Pan, William K., Caren Weinhouse, Ernesto J. Ortiz, Axel J. Berky, Emma Fixsen, Andres Mallipudi, Beth J. Feingold, et al. “CoNaMad-Cohorte de Nacimiento de Madre de Dios/Madre de Dios Birth Cohort to Study Effects of in-utero Trace Metals Exposure in the Southern Peruvian Amazon.” Ann Glob Health 87, no. 1 (2021): 69.