Timothy E. Mattes

(319) 335-5065
4112 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 2004
M.S.E., Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1995
B.S., Civil Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1994
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Environmental engineering; microbiology; biochemistry; molecular biology.
Present Research Interests: 
Environmental biotechnology, oxidative biocatalysis, evolution of microbial biodegradation pathways, and application of genomics and proteomics techniques in the study of environmentally relevant microbial communities.
Selected Publications: 
  • Mattes, T.E, Coleman, N.V, Chuang, A.S, Rogers, A.J, Spain, J.C, and Gossett, J.M.,  “Mechanism controlling the extended lag period associated with vinyl chloride starvation in Nocardioides sp. strain JS614,”  Archives of Microbiology. In Press (available on web: DOI 10.1007/s00203-006-0189-2)
  • Mattes, T., Coleman, M., Spain, J., and Gossett, J., 2005. Physiological and molecular genetic analyses of vinyl chloride and ethene biodegradation in Nocardiodes sp. strain JS614. Archives of Microbiology, (183:95-106).
  • Chartrand, M., Waller, A., Mattes, T., Elsner, M., Lacrampe-Couloume, G., Gosset, J., Edwards, E., and Lollar, B., 2005. Carbon isotopic fractionation during aerobic vinyl chloride degradation. Environmental Science and Technology (39:1064-1070).
  • Coleman, N., Mattes, T., Gossett, J., and Spain, J., 2002, "Phylogenetic and kinetic diversity of aerobic vinyl chloride-assimilating bacteria from contaminated sites, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68:6162-2171.
  • Coleman, N., Mattes, T., Gossett, J., and Spain, J., 2002, "Biodegradation of cis-dichloroethene as sole carbon source by a ß-proteobacterium, strain JS666," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 68:2726-2730.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Society for Microbiology (ASM); Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).