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Maria King

King, Maria
Maria King
Assistant Professor
Office:
301C Scoates Hall
Email:
Phone:
979-845-2251
Resume/CV
Undergraduate Education
B.S., Budapest University of Technology, Biological Engineering, 1979
Graduate Education
M.S., Budapest University of Technology, Biochemistry and Food Technology, Engineering, 1985
Ph.D., Academy of Sciences, Berlin; Budapest University of Technology, Biotechnology/Chemistry, 1986
Awards
2015 – “Appreciation of Dedicated Service” Award, Texas A&M University
2013-2014 – “Professor of the Year” Teaching Excellence Award, Texas A&M University

Research Interests

Dynamic sampling of bioaerosols with the wetted wall cyclone, air flow model based pathogen tracking, collector-detector development for M. tuberculosis in exhaled breath, continuous monitoring of airborne nanoparticles, droplet distribution and microbiome, antimicrobial resistance, biofouling, TAMUMAP and “Barcode of Life” campus collaborative for sustainability, odor-based sensing of bacteria, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) biosampler; virtual impactor nozzle design.

Recent Publications

  1. Li, R., Goswami, U., King, M.D., Chen, J., Cesario, T. and P.M. Rentzepis. (2018). In-situ detection of live/dead bacteria: A synchronous fluorescence, PCA study. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), in press
  2. Estrada-Perez, C.E., Kinney, K.A., Maestre, J.P., Hassan, Y.A. and M.D. King. (2018). Droplet Distribution and Airborne Bacteria in an Experimental Shower Unit. Water Research, 130: 47-57.
  3. Hoisington, A., Maestre, J.P., King, M.D., Siegel, J.A. and K.A. Kinney. (2014). Characterizing the Indoor Microbiome with Pyrosequencing: Impact of Sampler Selection. Building & Environment, 80: 1-9.
  4. Meng, F., King, M.D., Hassan, Y.A. and V.M. Ugaz. (2014). Rapid Quantification of Airborne Environmental Nanoparticles in Room-sized Spaces. Environmental Science: Nano, 1: 358-366.