Peter Adriaens


Office:  2350 Hayward Street, 2358 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 763-8032
Fax:  (734) 763-2275

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward Street, 2358 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., University of California, Riverside, CA, 1989
  • M.S., Ghent University, Belgium, 1986
  • B.Sc.(Eng.), Ghent University, Belgium, 1984

Since 2003, I have hosted the College of Engineering-Environmental Technology Council, an umbrella organization to coordinate and promote environmental research in the COE through interaction with other units and the outside world. The current ETC Steering Committee consists of: Adriaens (CEE), Skerlos (ME), Schwank (ChE), Murty (IOE), Pierce (EECS), Meadows (NAME), Ruf (AOSS), Kerfoot (NERS), Keoleian (SNRE), Talbot (SBA), Gladwin (SBA/SNRE), Franzblau (SPH), Cunningham (Tech Transfer

For more information: Environmental Technology Council 2005 Great Lakes Roundtable Report

My research and educational programs focus in the areas of remediation design, microbial sensing, and sustainable industrial practice. My interests include:

  • reactivity, fate pathways, cycling, and forensics of contaminants in environmental systems
  • development of innovative technology platforms for cleanup of industrial process streams and natural systems
  • microbial and chemical sensing and control for environmental, industrial and biodefense applications.

More recently, I have been involved in contaminant exposure assessment at the regional (watershed) level (see UMDES link), and in the integration of market-based emissions strategies for control of energy emissions.

Chang, S.-C., A.N. Rihana, S. Bahrman, C. Gruden, A.I. Khijniak, S.J. Skerlos, and P. Adriaens. 2004. Flow Cytometric Detection and Quantification of Mycobacteria in Metalworking Fluids. Int. J. Biodet. Biodeg., 54: 105-112.

Gruden, C., Skerlos, S.J., and P. Adriaens. 2004. Flow Cytometry for Microbial Sensing in Environmental Sustainability Applications: Current Status and Future Prospects. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 49: 37-49.

Barabas, N., P. Goovaerts, and P. Adriaens. 2004. Modified polytopic vector analysis to identify and quantify dioxin dechlorination signatures in sediments. 1. Theory. Environ. Sci. Technol., 38: 1813-1820.

McCormick, M.L., and P. Adriaens. 2004. Product Distribution During Tetrachloromethane Degradation under Iron-Reducing Conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol., 38: 1045-1053.

Gruden, C.L., Khijniak, A., and Adriaens, P. 2003. Activity Assessment of Microorganisms Eluted from Sediment Using CTC (5-cyano-2,3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride): A Quantitative Comparison of Flow Cytometry to Epifluorescent Microscopy. J. Microb. Meth. 55 (3): 865-874.

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