Dr. Ana C. Barrios joined the Cell Systems Science Group led by Dr. John T. Elliott. Ana received her Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2021. In her dissertation, she studied the interactions between different carbon-based nanomaterials and multiple organisms to establish structure-function-relationships. Particularly, she focused on understanding nanomaterials’ properties for water treatment applications.
Ana first arrived at NIST through an NSF-NIST supplement, where during her doctoral studies, Ana was an intern at the Infrastructure Materials Group from the Engineering Laboratory division from 2019 to 2020. As an NRC postdoctoral researcher, she aims to develop a robust 3D in vitro model of the human gut to assess the effects of nano and micro plastics.
Barrios AC, Cahue YP, Wang Y, Geiger J, Puerari RC, Gerson Matias W, Pedroso Melegari S, Gilbertson LM, Perreault F. Emerging investigator series: a multispecies analysis of the relationship between oxygen content and toxicity in graphene oxide, 2021. Environmental Science: Nano, 8, 1543-1559. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EN01264E
Cruces E, Barrios AC, Cahue YP, Januszewski B, Gilbertson LM, Perreault F. Similar toxicity mechanisms between graphene oxide and oxidized multi-walled carbon nanotubes in Microcystis aeruginosa. Chemosphere, 2021, 265, 129137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.129137
Goodwin DG, Shen S, Lyu Y, Lankone R, Barrios AC, Kabir S, Perreault F, Wohlleben W, Nguyen T, Sung L. Graphene/polymer nanocomposite degradation by ultraviolet light: The effects of graphene nanofillers and their potential for release. Polymer Degradation and Stability, 2020, 182, 109365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2020.109365
Montenegro-Ayo R, Barrios AC, Mondal I, Bhagat K, Morales-Gomero JC, Abbaszadegan M. Westerhoff P, Perreault F, Garcia-Segura S. Portable point-of-use photocatalytic device provides rapid water disinfection. Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 737, 140044. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140044
Rajwade K, Barrios AC, Garcia-Segura S, Perreault F. Pore wetting in membrane distillation treatment of municipal wastewater desalination brine and its mitigation by foam fractionation. Chemosphere, 2020, 257, 127214. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2020.127214
Rice D, Ghadimi SJ, Barrios AC, Henry S, Walker WS, Li Q, Perreault F. Scaling resistance in nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation. Environmental Science and Technology, 2020, 54, 4, 2548-2555. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b07622
Falinski MM, Turley RS, Kidd J, Lounsbury AW, Lanzarini-Lopes M, Backhaus A, Rudel HE, Lane MKM, Fausey CL, Barrios AC, Loyo-Rosales, JE, Perreault F, Walker WS, Stadler LB, Elimelech M, Gardea-Torresdey JL, Westerhoff P, Zimmerman J. Doing nano-enabled water treatment right: sustainability considerations from design and research through development and implementation. Environmental Science:Nano, 2020, 7, 3255-3278. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EN00584C
Barrios AC, Carrillo D, Waag TR, Rice D, Bi Y, Islam R, Perreault F. Prolonging the antibacterial activity of nanosilver-coated membranes through partial sulfidation. Environmental Science:Nano, 2020, 7, 2607-2617. https://doi.org/10.1039/D0EN00300J
Barrios AC, Wang Y, Gilbertson LM, Perreault F. Structure-property-toxicity relationships of graphene oxide: role of surface chemistry on the mechanisms of interaction with bacteria. Environmental Science and Technology, 2019, 56, 24, 14679-14687. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.9b05057
Rice D, Barrios AC, Xiao, Z, Bogler A, Bar-Zeev E, Perreault F. Development of anti-biofouling feed spacers to improve performance of reverse osmosis