ARTURO A. MASSOL, Ph.D.

Curriculum vitae

 

Dirección

 

Departamento de Biología

Universidad de Puerto Rico

Mayagüez, PR  00681-9012

Tel. 787.265.5425

Fax 787.265.3837

a_massol@rumac.upr.clu.edu

 

Educación

 

1990-1994 Ph.D. Ecología Microbiana. Departamento de Microbiología, Michigan State University. “Microbial Biofilm Communities in GAC-FBR for Treatment of Groundwater Contaminated with Aromatic Hydrocarbons”.

 

1986-1990 B.S. Microbiología. Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Humacao.

 

Experiencia Profesional

 

1997-presente Catedrático Asociado, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

1994-1997 Catedrático Auxiliar, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayagüez.

1991-1993 Asistente de Profesor, Michigan State University

 

Cursos Dictados

 

Ecología Microbiana

Microbiología Industrial

Microbiología General

Microbiología Ambiental (Curso Graduado; Departamento de Ingeniería Civil)

Biorremediación Ambiental (Cursos graduado y subgraduado)

Diversidad Bacteriana (Curso graduado)

 

Projectos y Subvenciones:

 

2001-2003 Department of Energy. Coupling process and microbial community studies to understand the mecanisms controlling carbon preservation and nitrogen loss in marine sediments. $225,000.

1997-2000 Department of Energy. Molecular Characterization of Nitrogen Dynamics in Coastal Sediments of Pacific Northwest. $150,000.

1998-2000 ONR Microbial Diversity and Risk Assessment of Metal and Petroleum Contaminated Tropical Marine Sediments. $105,000.

1998-2000. Sea Grant. Marine Microbial Diversity and Risk Assessment. $80,000.

1998-2000 On-Site Environmental. Biorremediación de suelos contaminados con diesel en ambientes anóxicos. $15,000.

1998 Sea Grant. Collaborative partnership with the Center for Mineral Technology of Rio de Janeiro. $3,000.

1998-1999 Environmental Power of PR. Desarrollo y evaluación de un formulación bacteriológica para el tratamiento in-situ de aceites y grasas. $14,000.

1997-1998 Instituto Recursos de Agua. Treatment of landfill leachate. $60,000.

1996-1997. UPR-Artes & Ciencias. Structure of Anaerobic Microbial Communities in Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket. $5,000.

1995-1997 US Environmental Protection Agency. Bioremediation of PCP Contaminated Soil by Composting. $112,000.

1995-1996 Instituto Recursos de Agua. Bioremediation of BTX Contaminated Groundwater. $40,000.

1995-1996. UPR-Artes & Ciencias. Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sands. $5000.

1994-1995. UPR-Artes & Ciencias. Restriction Endonuclease Analysis of 16S Ribosomal RNA Genes for a Presumptive Phylogenetic Identification of Bacterial Isolates. $5,000.

 

Libros y Manuales

 

Massol-Deyá, A. y E. Díaz de Osborne. 2000. Ciencia y Ecología: Vieques en Crisis Ambiental. Publicaciones CasaPueblo, PR. 62 pp.

Massol-Deyá, A. 2000. Biorremediación: de una realidad social a una solución ecológica. Segunda Edición. Publicaciones CasaPueblo, PR. 68 pp.

Fuentes, F. and A. Massol. 1998. Manual de Laboratorios: Ecología de Microorganismos. Impresos RUM. 284 pp.

Diffoot, N. and A. Massol-Deyá. 1996. Basic molecular procedures: introduction to bacterial biotechnology. Workshop supplement, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. 17 pp.

Lewis, W., T. Schmidt, and A. Massol-Deyá. 1995. Basic molecular biology procedures in microbial ecology. Workshop supplement, UPR-Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University. 40 pp.

 

Publicaciones

 

C. Rodríguez, E. Díaz, R. Alvarez and A. Massol-Deyá. 1999. Bioremediation of Diesel Contaminated Soil Under Denitrifying Conditions. In Proceedings of the 15th Conference on Contaminated Soils and Water, 1999. En prensa.

Gómez, I. N. S. Tang and A. Massol-Deyá. 1999. Treatment of BTX contaminated groundwater in a fluidized bed reactor. In Proceedings of the 31st Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference, 1999. 10 pp.

Canino, G., N. S. Tang, N. Cavallaro and A. Massol-Deyá. 1998. Bioremediation of PCP contaminated soil by composting. In Proceedings of the 14th Meeting of Contaminated Soil, 1998. En prensa.

Massol-Deyá, A. 1997. Biodiversidad y biocatálisis: alternativas para procesos de manufactura sustentables. International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing. 6:45-48.

Massol-Deyá, A., R. Weller, L. Ríos-Hernández, R. F. Hickey, and J. M. Tiedje. 1997. Succession and convergence of biofilm communities in fixed-film reactors treating benzene, toluene, and p-xylene contaminated groundwater. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 63:270-276.

Rodríguez, C., S. Crespo, N. Tang, G. García and A. Massol-Deyá. Differentiation and grouping of toluene degrading bacteria isolated from tropical soils by amplified ribosomal DNA restriction analysis (ARDRA). In Proceedings of Forum on Environmental Remediation and Environmental Toxicology, September 1996, Lansing, Michigan. pp. 233-234.

Gómez, I., R. Soto, A. Massol-Deyá and N. Tang. Bioremediation of groundwater contaminated with aromatic hydrocarbons in a fluidized bed reactor. In Proceedings of Forum on Environmental Remediation and Environmental Toxicology, September 1996, Lansing, Michigan. pp. 235-236.

Tang, N., J. Graulau, H. Ortiz, N. Cavalaro, R. Muñiz, and A. Massol-Deyá. Composters for Bioremediation of PCP contaminated soils. In Proceedings of Forum on Environmental Remediation and Environmental Toxicology, September 1996, Lansing, Michigan. pp. 302-303.

Cavallaro, N., H. Ortiz, N. Tang, and A. Massol-Deyá. Adsorption of pentachlorophenol by three soils and its extractability. In Proceedings of Forum on Environmental Remediation and Environmental Toxicology, September 1996, Lansing, Michigan. pp. 269-270.

Massol-Deyá, A., J. Whallon, R. F. Hickey, and J. M. Tiedje. 1995. Channel structures in aerobic biofilms of fixed-film reactors treating contaminated groundwater. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 61:769-777.

Tiedje, J. M., R. A. Sanford, and A. Massol. 1995. Advantages and disadvantages of consortia in bioremediation. In Bioremediation: the Tokyo ‘94 Workshop’. OECD, Paris pp 357-367.

Tiedje, J. M., S. M. Thiem, A. Massol-Deyá, J. O. Ka, and M. R. Fries. 1995. Tracking Microbial Populations Effective in Reducing Exposure. Environmental Health Perspectives. 103:117-120.

Ruiz, A. and A. Massol-Deyá. 1995. Bioremediation: an alternative to hazardous dump site pollution. The Probe. Caribbean Society of Biotechnology. March, p:2.

Massol-Deyá, A., R. F. Hickey, and J. M. Tiedje. 1995. Microbial biofilm communities in biological activated carbon fluidized bed reactors for treatment of groundwater contaminated with aromatic hydrocarbons. In Proceedings of GeoEnvironmental Problems Facing the Americas Conference. Mayagüez, PR. pp. 164-169.

Martínez-Cruzado, J. and A. Massol-Deyá. 1995. Puerto Rico: its economic development and geo-environmental reality. In Proceedings of GeoEnvironmental Problems Facing the Americas Conference. Mayagüez, PR. pp. 20-23.

Canino, G., N. Tang, R. Muñiz, A. Massol-Deyá, and N. Cavallaro. 1995. Bioremediation of Contaminated Soil by Composting. In Research Findings on Environmental Remediation and Toxicology. Center for Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University. pp. 122-125.

Massol-Deyá, A., J. Whallon, R. F. Hickey, and J. M. Tiedje. 1994. Biofilm architecture: a fortuitous engineering feature. ASM News. 60(8):467 and cover.

Massol-Deyá, A., J. Whallon, R. F. Hickey, and J. M. Tiedje. 1993. Microbial colonization and biofilm development in granular activated carbon fluidized bed reactors (GAC-FBR) for treatment of aromatic hydrocarbons. In Center for Microbial Ecology Research Findings, Michigan State University. pp. 38-40 (Incluyendo Portada).

Massol-Deyá, A., R. Weller, R. F. Hickey, and J. M. Tiedje. 1992. Use of nucleic acid methods to study colonization and succession in aerobic toluene treatment reactor. In Center for Microbial Ecology Research Findings, Michigan State University. pp. 33-35.

Massol-Deyá, A., D. A. Odelson, R. F. Hickey, and J. M. Tiedje. 1995. Bacterial community fingerprinting of amplified 16S and 16-23S ribosomal DNA gene sequences and restriction endonuclease analysis (ARDRA). In Molecular Microbial Ecology Manual. A. D. L. Akkermans, J. D. van Elsas & F. J. de Bruijn, Eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

 

Presentaciones

 

Biorremediación de acuíferos contaminados con nitrato. 6th Drinking Water Seminar, Dept. de Salud & EPA, Westin Río Mar, Río Grande, PR. 25 de mayo de 2000.

Iones metalicos en Vieques. 6th International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine., San Juan, PR. 7 de mayo de 2000.

Biorremediación: de una realidad social a una solución ecológica. Universidad Interamericana de San Germán, PR. 3 de mayo de 2000.

Imágenes CasaPueblo en Vieques. CasaPueblo, Adjuntas, PR. 28 de abril de 2000.

Transporte de metales pesados en el ecosistema de Vieques. UPR-Bayamón, 25 de abril de 2000.

Bosque del Pueblo y Manejo Comunitario. UPR-Humacao, PR. 13 de abril de 2000.

Movilizacion de metales pesados en la zona de tiro de Vieques: peligro percibido o realidad. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ponce, PR. 4 de abril de 2000.

Biomagnification of heavy metals in the ecosystems of Vieques, PR. Congreso War and Tropical Forests: New Perspectives on Conservation in Areas of Armed Conflict. Universidad de Yale, New Haven, CT. 1 de abril de 2000.

Metales pesados en Vieques. Universidad Interamericana de Aguadilla. 30 de marzo de 2000.

Biorremediación de acuíferos contaminandos con nitrato. DRNA Bahía Jobos, Guayama, PR. 16 de marzo de 2000.

Biorremediación de suelos contaminados con diesel y biorestauración de acuíferos contaminados con nitrato. Isla Verde, PR. 3 de marzo de 2000.

Biofilms: a “troublesome” microbial lifestyle in the medical, clinical and industrial scenarios, 42nd Annual Meeting ASM-PR, San Juan, PR. 25 de junio de 1999.

Autogestión comunitaria y relaciones con el gobierno, Volunteer Estuary Monitoring Workshop, San Juan, PR. 7 de mayo de 1999.

Anaerobic bioremediation of diesel contaminated soil”, II Congreso Microbiología, Carolina, PR. 5 de marzo de1999.

Microbial community structuure in the restoration of PCP contaminated soils XXI Congreso de Investigación Científica, San Juan, PR. 12 de febrero de 1999.

Biorremediación Ambiental, Metropolitan University, San Juan, PR. 24 de octubre de 1998.

Bioremediation of PCP Contaminated Soils by Composting, 14th Annual Conference on Contaminated Soils, Umass, Amherst, MA. 21 de octubre de 1998.

Community Structure in the Remediation of PCP Contaminated Soil, 8th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Halifax, Canada. 11 de agosto de 1998.

Past, Present and Future of Ribosomal DNA Fingerprinting of Microbes in the Industrial Scenario, 41st Annual Meeting ASM-PR, San Juan, PR. 12 de junio de 1998.

Science and Biotechnology, Chem Fair, UPR-Mayagüez, PR. 21 de abril de 1998.

Environmental Status of Puerto Rico, UPR-Humacao, PR. 9 de abril de 1998.

Toward a Molecular Microbiology, UPR-Mayagüez, PR. 3 de abril de 1998.

Biological Indicators in Environmental Assessment, CETEM, Rio Janeiro, Brasil. 23 de marzo de 1998.

In-situ PCR, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 23 de febrero de 1998.

16S Ribosomal RNA Analysis and ARDRA, UPR-Río Piedras, PR. 14 de noviembre de 1997.

Bioremediation: a Practical Approach to Environmental Pollution, Congress of Science, Technology and Engineering, UIPR-Bayamón, PR. 31 de octubre de 1997.

Importance of Microbial Diversity in the Restoration of Contaminated Sites, UPR-Mayagüez, PR. 30 de octubre de 1997.

Practical Aspects of Bioremediation, UPR-Bayamón, PR. 24 de abril de 1997.

Environmental Biotechnology, Bristol-Myers, Mayagüez, PR. 12 de junio de 1996.

Bioremediation of PCP contaminated soils by composting, SAC/T3AC Meeting, Ann Arbor, MI. 30 de mayo de 1996.

Bioremediation of Petroleum Contaminated Sands: Study Case in Puerto Rico, Foro Investigación sobre Aspectos de PR y el Caribe, UPR-Mayagüez, PR. 2 de mayo de 1996.

Bioremediation of Water, 2nd Congress of Medical Technology, San Juan, PR. 19 de abril de 1996.

Restriction Analysis of PCR Amplified Ribosomal Genes for Evaluating Genetic Variability of Toluene Degrading Bacteria, XX Congress of Scientific Research, San Juan, PR. 28 de marzo de 1996.

Diversity of Toluene Degrading Bacteria from Tropical Soils, 3rd Congress on Biotechnology, Mayagüez, PR. 23 de marzo de 1996.

Biotransformation of Aromatic Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Natural and Controlled Systems, UPR-Mayagüez, PR. 28 de septiembre de 1995.

Bioremediation of Subsurface Waters, UPR-Mayagüez, PR. 7 de abril de 1995.

Structure of Microbial Communities in Bioreactors for Remediation of Subsurface Waters, Seminario Departamental, UPR-Río Piedras, PR. 20 de septiembre de 1995.

Biofilm Structure in Fluidized Bed Reactors. 7th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Santos Brasil. 28 de agosto 1995.

Bioremediation: Cronic of a Known Problem, 2nd Student Symposium of Applied Microbiology, UPR-Humacao, PR. 25 de febrero de 1995.

Biofilm Structure in FBR for Treatment of Contaminated Groundwater, XIX Congress of Scientific Research, San Juan, PR. 24 de febrero de 1995.

Microbial Biofilm Communities in Biological Activated Carbon Fluidized Bed Reactors for Treatment of Groundwater Contaminated with Aromatic Hydrocarbons, GeoEnvironmental Problems Facing the Americas Conference, Mayagüez, PR. 12 de septiembre de 1994.

 

Organizaciones Profesionales

 

International Society of Microbial Ecology, 1998-presente

American Society for Microbiology, 1989-presente

Junta Directores CasaPueblo de Adjuntas, 1994-presente

Junta Directores Consejo de Manejo Comunitario Bosque del Pueblo, 1997-presente