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Last updated: June 28, 2021


Barrios, A.C., Cahue, Y.P., Wang, Y., Gilbertson, L., Puerari, R.C., Matias, W.G., Melegari, S.P., Perreault, F. 2021. Emerging Investigator Series: A multispecies analysis of the relationship between oxygen content and toxicity in graphene oxide. Environmental Science: Nano 8, 1543-1559.

Rice, D., Rajwade, K., Zuo, K., Bansal, R., Garcia-Segura, S., Li, Q., Perreault, F. Electrochemically-active carbon nanotube coatings for biofouling mitigation: cleaning kinetics and energy consumption for cathodic and anodic regimes. In press, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.

Rho, H., Im, S.-J., Alrehaili, O., Lee, S., Jang, A., Perreault, F., Cho, J., Westerhoff, P. 2021. Facile Surface Modification of Polyamide Membranes using UV-photooxidation Improves Permeability and Reduces Natural Organic Matter Fouling. Environmental Science and Technology 55, 6984-6994.

Justino, N.M., Vicentini, D.S., Ranjbari, K., Bellier, M., Nogueira, D.J., Matias, W.G., Perreault, F.. 2021. Nanoparticle-templated polyamide membranes for improved biofouling resistance. Environmental Science:Nano 8, 565-579.

Cruces, E., Barrios, A.C., Cahue, Y.P., Januszewski, B., Gilbertson, L.M., Perreault, F. 2021. Similar toxicity mechanisms between graphene oxide and oxidized multi-walled carbon nanotubes in Microcystis aeruginosaChemosphere, 265, 129137.

Abraham, S., Kaufman, Y., Perreault, F., Young, R., Bar-Zeev, E. 2021. Bursting out: linking changes in nano-topography and biomechanical properties of biofilm-forming Escherichia coli to T4 lytic cycle. NPJ Biofilms and Microbiome 7, 1-8.

Serrà, A., Philippe, L., Perreault, F., Garcia-Segura, S. 2021. Photocatalytic treatment of natural waters. Reality or hype? The case of cyanotoxins remediation. Water Research 188, 116543.


Rice, D., Ghadimi, S.J., Barrios, A.C., Henry, S., Walker, W.S., Li, Q., Perreault, F. 2020. Scaling resistance in nanophotonic enhanced solar membrane distillation. Environmental Science and Technology 54, 2548-2555.

Rajwade, K., Barrios, A.C., Garcia-Segura, S., Perreault, F. 2020. Pore wetting in membrane distillation treatment of municipal wastewater desalination brine and its mitigation by foam fractionation. Chemosphere, 257, 127214.

Barrios, A.C., Carrillo, D., Waag, T.R., Rice, D., Bi, Y., Islam, R., Perreault, F. 2020. Prolonging the antibacterial activity of nanosilver-coated reverse osmosis membranes through partial sulfidation. Environmental Science:Nano 7, 3255-3278.

Alrehaili, O., Perreault, F., Sinha, S., Westerhoff, P. 2020. Increasing Net Water Recovery of Reverse Osmosis with Membrane Distillation Using Natural Thermal Differentials Between Brine and Co-Located Water Sources: Impacts at Large Reclamation Facilities. Water Research, 184, 116134.

Thomas, E., Jain, A., Mann, S., Walker, W.S., Perreault, F., Lind, M.L., Verduzco, R. 2020. Freestanding self-assembled sulfonated pentablock copolymer membranes for high flux pervaporation desalination. Journal of Membrane Science 613, 118460.

Lanzarini-Lopes, M., Zhao, Z. Perreault, F., Westerhoff, P. Germicidal Optical Fibers Enable Surface Inactivation of Pseudomonas aeruginosaWater Research 184, 116191.

Ray, H., Perreault, F., Boyer, T.H. Ammonia recovery from real hydrolyzed human urine by forward osmosis with acidified draw solution. Environmental Science and Technology, 54, 2548-2555.

Montenegro-Ayo, R., Barrios, A.C., Mondal, I., Bhagat, K., Morales-Gomero, J.C., Abbaszadegan, M., Westerhoff, P., Perreault, F., Garcia-Segura, S. 2020. Portable point-of-use photoelectrocatalytic device provides rapid water disinfection. Science of the Total Environment 737, 140044.

Apul, O., Perreault, F., Ersan, G., Karanfil, T. 2020. Linear solvation energy relationship development for adsorption of synthetic organic compounds by carbon nanomaterials: an overview of the last decade. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology 6, 2949-2957.

Ghaleni, M.M., Bavarian, M., Kaviani, S., Rajwade, K., Perreault, F., Nejati, S. 2020. All Dry Bottom-Up Assembly of Omniphobic Interfaces. Advanced Materials Interfaces 7, 1902159.

Ray, H., Perreault, F., Boyer, T.H. 2020. Rejection of urea and ammonia in real fresh and hydrolyzed human urine by reverse osmosis. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 8, 103993.

Goodwin Jr., D.G., Shen, S.-J., Lyu, Y., Lankone, R., Barrios, A.C., Kabir, S., Wohlleben, W., Nguyen, T., Perreault, F., Sung, L. 2020. Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposite Degradation by Ultraviolet Light: The Impact of Graphene Nanofillers and their Potential for Release. Polymer Degradation and Stability 182, 109365.

Falinski MM, Turley RL, Kidd J, Lounsbury AW, Lanzarini-Lopes M,Backhaus A, Rudel H, Lane MKM, Fausey CL, Barrios A.C., Loyo J, Perreault F, Walker W.S, Stadler L, Elimelech M, Gardea-Torresdey J, Westerhoff P, Zimmerman JB. 2020. Doing Nano-Enabled Water Treatment Right: Sustainability Considerations from Design and Research through Development and Implementation. Environmental Science:Nano 7, 3255


Barrios, A.C., Wang, Y. Gilbertson, L., Perreault, F. 2019. Structure-property-toxicity relationships of graphene oxide: role of surface chemistry on the mechanisms of interaction with bacteria. Environmental Science and Technology 53, 14679-14687.

Inurria, A., Cay Durgun, P., Rice, D., Zhang, H., Seo, D.-K., Lind, M.L., Perreault, F. 2019. Polyamide thin-film nanocomposite membranes with graphene oxide nanosheets: balancing membrane performance and fouling propensity. Desalination 451, 139-147.

Ray, H., Perreault, F., Boyer, T.H. 2019.Urea recovery from fresh, human urine by forward osmosis and membrane distillation (FO-MD). Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology 5, 1993-2003.

Muller, J.B., Melegari, S.P., Perreault, F., Matias, W.G. 2019. Comparative Assessment of Acute and Chronic Toxicity of Water Soluble Fractions of Diesel and biodiesel on Daphnia magna and Aliivibrio fisheriChemosphere 221, 640-646.

Bogler, A., Rice, D., Perreault, F., Bar-Zeev, E. 2019. Comparing membrane and spacer biofouling by Gram-negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Gram-positive Anoxybacillus sp. in forward osmosis. Biofouling 35, 104-116.


Bone, S., Alum, A., Markowski, J., Hristovski, K., Bar-Zeev, E., Kaufman, Y., Abbaszadegan, M., Perreault, F. 2018. Phyisisorption and chemisorption of T4 bacteriophages on amino functionalized silica particles. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 532, 68-76.

Rice, D., Barrios, A.C., Xiao, Z., Bogler, A., Bar-Zeev, E., Perreault, F. 2018. Development of anti-biofouling feed spacers to improve performance of reverse osmosis modules. Water Res. 145, 599-607.

Rice, D., Westerhoff, P., Perreault, F., Garcia-Segura, S. 2018. Electrochemical self-cleaning anodic surfaces for biofouling control during water treatment. Electrochemistry communications, 96, 83-87.

Zheng, X., Barrios, A.C., Perreault F., Sup Yun, T., Jang, J. 2018. Interfacial tension and contact angle in CO2-water/nanofluid-quartz system. Greenhouse Gas. Sci. Technol., 8, 734-746. 

Inurria, A., Cay-Durgun, P., Rice, D., Zhang, H., Seo, D.K., Lind, M.L., Perreault, F. 2018. Polyamide thin-film nanocomposite membranes with graphene oxide nanosheets: Balancing membrane performance and fouling propensity. Desalination, in press.

Bi, Y., Han, B., Zimmerman, S., Perreault, F., Sinha, S. and Westerhoff, P., 2018. Four release tests exhibit variable silver stability from nanoparticle-modified reverse osmosis membranes. Water Res., 143, 77-86.

Gan, W., Venkatesan, A.K., Apul, O.G., Perreault, F., Yang, X. and Westerhoff, P., 2018. Bromide and Other Halide Ion Removal From Drinking Waters Using Silver‐Amended Coagulation. Journal‐American Water Works Association, 110, 13-24.

Kidd, J., Barrios, A., Apul, O., Perreault, F. and Westerhoff, P., 2018. Removal of Bromide from Surface Water: Comparison Between Silver-Impregnated Graphene Oxide and Silver-Impregnated Powdered Activated Carbon. Environ. Eng. Sci., 35, 989-995.

Mauter, M.S., Zucker, I., Perreault, F., Werber, J.R., Kim, J.H. and Elimelech, M., 2018. The role of nanotechnology in tackling global water challenges. Nature Sustainability1,166.

Faria, A.F., Perreault, F. and Elimelech, M., 2018. Elucidating the Role of Oxidative Debris in the Antimicrobial Properties of Graphene Oxide. ACS Applied Nano Materials1,1164-1174.

Zheng, X., Perreault, F. and Jang, J., 2018. Fines adsorption on nanoparticle-coated surface. Acta Geotechnica13, 219-226.

Samadani, M., Perreault, F., Oukarroum, A. and Dewez, D., 2018. Effect of cadmium accumulation on green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and acid-tolerant Chlamydomonas CPCC 121. Chemosphere191,174-182.


Ersan, G., Apul, O., Perreault, F., Karanfil, T. 2017. Adsorption of organic contaminants by graphene nanosheets: A review. Water Res. 126, 385-398.

Shaulsky, E., Nejati, S., Boo, C., Perreault, F., Osuji, C.O., Elimelech, M. 2017. Modifying Electrospun Nanofiber Mats by Polymer Coating For Membrane Distillation Applications. J. Memb. Sci. 530, 158-165.

Zheng, X., Perreault, F., Jang, J. 2017. Fines adsorption on nanoparticle-coated surface. In press, Acta Geotechnica.

Faria, A.F., Liu, C., Xie, M., Perreault, F., Nghiem, L.D., Ma, J., Elimelech, M. 2017. Thin-film composite forward osmosis membrane functionalized with graphene oxide-silver nanocomposite for biofouling control. J. Memb. Sci. 525, 145-156.


Perreault, F., Jaramillo, H., Xie, M., Ude, M., Nghiem, L.D., Elimelech, M. 2016. Biofouling Mitigation in Forward Osmosis using Graphene Oxide Functionalized Thin-Film Composite Membranes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 5840–5848.

Izadi, H., Dogra, N., Perreault, F., Schwarz, C., Simon, S., Vanderlick, T.K. 2016. Removal of Particulate Contamination from Solid Surfaces Using Polymeric Micropillars. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 16967–16978.

Gilbertson, L.M., Albalghiti, E.M., Fishman, Z., Perreault, F., Corredor, C., Posner, J.D., Elimelech, M., Pfefferle, L.D., Zimmerman, J.B. 2016. Shape-Dependent Antimicrobial Activity of Nano-Cupric Oxide. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, 3975-3984.

Costa, C.H., Perreault, F., Oukarroum, A., Melegari, S.P., Popovic, R., Matias, W.G. 2016 Effect of chromium oxide (III) nanoparticles on the production of reactive oxygen species and photosystem II activity in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Sci. Total Environ. 565, 951-960.


Bar-Zeev, E., Perreault, F., Straub, A.P., Elimelech, M. 2015. Impaired Performance of Pressure Retarded Osmosis due to Irreversible Biofouling. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 13050-13058.

Ye, G., Lee, J., Perreault, F., Elimelech, M. 2015. Controlled Architecture of Dual-functional Block Copolymer Brushes on Thin-Film Composite Membranes for Integrated ‘Defending’ and ‘Attacking’ Strategies against Biofouling. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 7, 23069-23079.

Perreault, F., Faria, A.F., Nejati, S. Elimelech, M. 2015. Antimicrobial Properties of Graphene Oxide Nanosheets: Why Size Matters. ACS Nano 9, 7226-7236.

Faria, A.F., Perreault, F., Shaulsky, E., Chavez, L.A.H., Elimelech, M. 2015. Antimicrobial Electrospun Biopolymer Nanofiber Mats Functionalized with Graphene Oxide-Silver Nanocomposites. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 12751-12759.

Perreault, F., Faria, A.F., Elimelech, M. 2015. Environmental applications of graphene-based nanomaterials. Chem. Soc. Rev. 44, 5861-5896.

Castrillón, S.R.V., Perreault, F., Faria, A.F. Elimelech, M. 2015. Interactions of Graphene Oxide with Bacterial Cell Membranes: Insights from Force Spectroscopy. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 2, 112-117.


Perreault, F., Tousley, M.E., Elimelech, M. 2014. Thin-Film Composite Polyamide Membranes Functionalized with Biocidal Graphene Oxide Nanosheets. Environ. Sci. Technol. Lett. 1, 71-76.

Perreault, F., Popovic, R., Dewez, D. 2014. Different toxicity mechanisms between bare and polymer-coated copper oxide nanoparticles in Lemna gibba. Environ. Pollut. 185, 219-227.

Perreault, F., Samadani, M., Dewez, D. 2014. Effect of soluble copper released from copper oxide nanoparticles solubilization on growth and photosynthetic processes of Lemna gibba L. Nanotoxicology 8, 374-382.

Perreault, F., Melegari, S.P., Fuzinatto, C.F., Bogdan, N., Morin, M., Popovic, R., Matias, W.G. 2014. Toxicity of PAMAM-coated gold nanoparticles in different unicellular models. Environ. Toxicol. 29, 328-336.


Melegari, S.P., Perreault, F., da Costa, R.H.R., Popovic, R., Matias, W.G. 2013. Evaluation of toxicity and oxidative stress induced by copper oxide nanoparticles in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Aquat. Toxicol. 142-143, 431-440.

Dewez, D., Perreault, F. 2013. Effect of anthocyanic epidermis layer on Photosystem II and I energy dissipation processes in Tradescantia pallida (Rose). Acta Physiol. Plant. 35, 463-472.


Perreault, F., Melegari, S.P., da Costa, C.H., Rossetto, A.L., Popovic, R., Matias, W.G. 2012. Genotoxic effects of copper oxide nanoparticles in Neuro 2A cell cultures. Sci. Total Environ. 441, 117-124.

Pirastru, L., Perreault, F., Chu, F.L., Oukarroum, A., Sleno, L., Popovic, R., Dewez, D. 2012. Long-term stress effect induced by nitrogen deficiency, sodium chloride and high light on Photosystem II activity and carotenogenesis of green alga Scenedesmus. Botany 90, 1007-1014.

Oukarroum, A., Polchtchikov, S., Perreault, F., Popovic, R. 2012. Temperature influence on silver nanoparticles inhibitory effect on photosystem II photochemistry in two green algae, Chlorella vulgaris and Dunaliella tertiolecta. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res.19, 1755-1762.

Melegari, S.P., Perreault, F., Moukha, S., Popovic, R., Creppy, E.E., Matias, W.G. 2012. Induction to oxidative stress by saxitoxin investigated through lipid peroxidation in Neuro 2A cells and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii alga. Chemosphere 80, 38-43.

Didur, O., Perreault, F., Oukarroum, A., Dewez, D., Popovic, R. 2012. Alteration of photosystem II activity by atrazine on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii synchronized and asynchronized cell cycle cultures. Toxicol. Environ. Chem. 94, 906-917.

Perreault, F., Oukarroum, A., Melegari, S.P., Matias, W.G., Popovic, R. 2012. Polymer coating of copper oxide nanoparticles increases nanoparticles uptake and toxicity in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Chemosphere 87, 1388-1394.

Oukarroum, A., Perreault, F., Popovic, R. 2012. Interactive effects of temperature and copper on photosystem II photochemistry in Chlorella vulgaris. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 110, 9-14.

Perreault, F., Bogdan, N., Morin, M., Claverie, J., Popovic, R. 2012. Interaction of gold nanoglycodendrimers with algal cells (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) and their effect on physiological processes. Nanotoxicology 6, 109-120.

Perreault, F., Matias, M.S., Oukarroum, A., Matias, W.G., Popovic, R. 2012. Okadaic acid inhibits cell growth and photosynthetic electron transport in the alga Dunaliella tertiolecta. Sci. Total Environ. 414, 198-204.

Oukarroum, A., Bras, S., Perreault, F., Popovic, R. 2012. I8nhibitory effects of silver nanoparticles in two green algae, Chlorella vulgaris and Dunaliella tertiolecta. Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 78:80-85.

Pirastru, L., Darwish, M., Chu, F.L., Perreault, F., Sirois, L., Sleno, L., Popovic, R. 2012. Carotenoid production and change of photosynthetic functions in Scenedesmus sp. exposed to nitrogen-limitation and acetate treatment. J. Appl. Phycol. 24:117-124.


Perreault, F., Dionne, J., Didur, O., Juneau, P., Popovic, R. 2011. Effect of cadmium on Photosystem II activity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: alteration of O-J-I-P fluorescence transients indicating the change of activation energies within Photosystem II. Photosynth. Res. 107, 151-157.

Perreault, F., Matias, M.S., Melegari, S.P., Pinto, C.R.S.C., Creppy, E.E., Popovic, R., Matias, W.G. 2011. Investigation of animal and algal bioassays for reliable saxitoxin ecotoxicity and cytotoxicity risk evaluation. Ecotox. Environ. Safe. 74: 1021-1026.


Perreault, F., Oukarroum, A., Pirastru, L., Sirois, L., Matias, W.G., Popovic R. 2010. Evaluation of copper oxide nanoparticles toxicity using chlorophyll a fluorescence imaging in Lemna gibba. J. Botany, Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 763142.

Perreault, F., Dewez, D., Fortin, C., Juneau, P., Diallo, A., Popovic, R. 2010. Effect of aluminum on cellular division and photosynthetic electron transport in Euglena gracilis and Chlamydomonas acidophila. Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 29, 887-892.

Saison, C., Perreault, F., Daigle, J.-C., Fortin, C., Claverie, J., Morin, M., Popovic, R. 2010. Effect of core-shell copper oxide nanoparticles on cell culture morphology and photosynthesis (Photosystem II energy distribution) in the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Aquat. Toxicol. 96, 109-114.

Lioussanne, L., Perreault, F., Jolicoeur, M., St-Arnaud, M. 2010. The bacterial community of tomato rhizosphere is modified by inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi but unaffected by soil enrichment with mycorrhizal root exudates or inoculation with Phytophthora nicotianae. Soil Biol. Biochem. 42, 473-483.


Perreault, F., Ait Ali, N., Saison, C., Popovic, R., Juneau, P. 2009. Dichromate effect on energy dissipation of photosystem II and photosystem I in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 96, 24-29.


Ait Ali, N., Juneau, P., Didur, O., Perreault, F., Popovic, R. 2008. Effect of dichromate on photosystem II activity in xanthophylls deficient mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Res. 95, 45-53.


Dewez, D., Ait Ali, N., Perreault, F., Popovic, R. 2007. Rapid chlorophyll a fluorescence transient of Lemna gibba leaf as an indication of light and hydroxylamine effect on photosystem II activity. Photobiol. Sci. 6, 532-538.