Professor, Interim Department Head

CME-placeholderContact Information

Office : 3077 ERF

Phone :  312-413-0391

Fax : 312-996-2426

E-mail : krockne@uic.edu

Lab : 1062B&E/1070 SEL

 

Qualifications

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering (1997)
University of Washington, Seattle

M.S. Environmental Engineering (1992)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

B.S. Environmental Engineering (1990)
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Research Interests

Eco-hydrology, Sustainable Environmental Restoration and Applied Environmental Biotechnology

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Classes Taught

Undergraduate

CME 211 Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics

CME 420 Environmental Analysis Laboratory

CME 422 Wastewater Treatment Design

Graduate (500 level)

CME 521 Environmental Microbiology

CME 525 Applied Environmental Biotechnology

CME 546 Research Methods in Landscape, Ecological and Anthropogenic Processes

CME 547 Field Experiences in Landscape, Ecological and Anthropogenic Processes

Journal Review

Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology (2004-)

Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (2003-)

Biotechnology Progress (2000-)

Environmental Science and Technology (2002-)

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2001-)

Water Environment Research (2002-)

Water Research (2003-)

Proposal Review 

Environmental Protection Agency Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program (2007-)

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP); Department of Defense. (2003-)

National Science Foundation (NSF). (2003-)

American Association for the Advancement of Science. (2003-)

Petroleum Research Fund. American Chemical Society. (2003-)

Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (2004-)

University of Illinois at Chicago Campus Research Board (2004-)

2008 Teaching Recognition Award, Teaching Recognition Program, University of Illinois at Chicago (2008)

2008 Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2008)

2006 Bronze Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago (2006)

CAREER Young investigator award, National Science Foundation (2004-08)

Faculty Scholar Award, Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (2003-04)

Selected Publications

PUBLICATIONS (52 TOTAL: 30 REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES PUBLISHED OR IN PRESS, 15 REFEREED PROCEEDINGS, 2 DISSERTATIONS AND 5 TECHNICAL REPORTS; 381 ISI CITATIONS

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1. Buckley. D. R., K. J. Rockne, A. Li, J. C. Ford and W. S. Mills (2008) Organic Matter Degradation in Near-Surface Laurentian Great Lakes Sediments. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta. In review.

2. Viana, P., K. Yin and K. Rockne (2008) Modeling Active Capping Efficacy I: Metal and Organometal Contaminated Sediment Remediation. Environmental Science and Technology. In press.

3. Mittal, M. and K. J. Rockne (2008) Naphthalene and phenanthrene sorption to very low organic content diatomaceous earth: Modeling implications for microbial bioavailability. Chemosphere. In press.

4. Li, A., K. J. Rockne, N. C. Sturchio, Song, W. L., J. Ford, and H. Wei (2008). PCBs in Sediments of the Great Lakes -Distribution and Trends, Particle Mediated Fractionation and In-Situ Degradation. Environmental Pollution. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2008.07.014.

5. Zhao, X., L. Drumm, K. Yin and K. J. Rockne (2008) Segregation of PAH Contaminated Sediments during Hydraulic Dredging and Disposal. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. In press.

6. Mittal, M. and K. J. Rockne (2008) Indole Production during Anaerobic Naphthalene Biodegradation by Pseudomonas stutzeri str. NAP-3. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. 43(9):1027-1034.

7. Zhao, X., L., K. J. Rockne, J. L. Drummond, R. K. Hurley, C. W. Slade and R. Hudson (2008) Methyl Mercury Generation in Dental Wastewater: A Potential Role of Sulfate Reducing Bacteria. Environmental Science and Technology. 42(8):2780-2786. [1 citation]

8. Viana, P., K. Yin, X. Zhao and K. Rockne (2007) Active sediment capping for pollutant mixtures: Control of biogenic gas production under highly intermittent flows. Land Contamination and Reclamation. 15(4):413-425.

9. Rockne, K. J. (2007) Kinetic Hindrance of Iron (II) Oxidation at Alkaline pH and in the Presence of Nitrate and Oxygen in a Facultative Wastewater Stabilization Pond. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. 42(3):265-275.

10. Li, A., K. J. Rockne, N. C. Sturchio, Song, W. L., J. Ford, D. R. Buckley and W. J. Mills (2006) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in the Sediment of the Great Lakes: 4 – Influencing Factors and Implications. Environmental Science and Technology. 40(24):7528-7534. [6 citations]

11. Rockne, K. J. and P. L. Brezonik (2006) Nutrient Removal in a Cold-Region Wastewater Stabilization Pond: Importance of Ammonia Volatilization. ASCE J. Environmental Engineering. 132(4): 451-459. [1 citation]

12. Darnault, C., K. J. Rockne, A. Stevens, A. Mansoori and N. Sturchio (2005) Fate of Environmental Pollutants. Water Environment Research. 77(6):2576-2658.

13. Song, W. L., J. Ford, A. Li, N. C. Sturchio, K. J. Rockne, D. R. Buckley and W. J. Mills (2005) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in the Sediment of the Great Lakes. 3 – Lakes Ontario and Erie. Environmental Science and Technology. 39(15); 5600-5605. [22 citations]

14. Song, W. L., A. Li, J. Ford, N. Sturchio, K. J. Rockne, D. R. Buckley, and W. J. Mills (2005) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in the Sediment of the Great Lakes. 2 – Lakes Michigan and Huron. Environmental Science and Technology. 39(10):3474-3479. [23 citations]

15. Shor, L. M., D. S. Kosson, K. J. Rockne, L. Y. Young and G. L. Taghon (2004) Combined effects of contaminant desorption and toxicity on risk from PAH contaminated sediments. Risk Analysis. 24(5):1109-1120. [3 citations]

16. Song, W. L., J. Ford, A. Li, W. J. Mills, D. R. Buckley and K. J. Rockne (2004) Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in the Sediment of the Great Lakes. 1 – Lake Superior. Environmental Science and Technology. 38(12):3286-3293. [39 citations]

17. Jayaraj, J., K. J. Rockne and R. S. Makkar (2004) Reductive Dechlorination of Tetrachloroethene by a Mixed Bacterial Culture Growing on Ethyl Lactate. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. 39(6):1399-1414. [2 citations]

18. Buckley. D. R., K. J. Rockne, A. Li and W. S. Mills (2004) Soot Deposition in the Great Lakes: Implications for Semi-Volatile Hydrophobic Organic Pollutant Deposition. Environmental Science and Technology. 38(6):1732-1739. [19 citations]

19. Makkar, R. S. and K. J. Rockne (2003) Surfactant-Enhanced Biodegradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. 22(10):2280-2292. [19 citations]

20. Rockne, K. J. and S. E. Strand (2003) Amplification of Marine Methanotrophic Enrichment DNA with 16s rDNA PCR Primers for Type II  Proteobacteria Methanotrophs. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A. 38(9):1877-1887. [2 citations]

21. Shor, L. M., K. J. Rockne, G. L. Taghon, L. Y. Young and D. S. Kosson (2003) Desorption Kinetics for Field-Aged Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons From Sediments. Environmental Science and Technology. 37(8):1535-1544. [28 citations]

22. Shor, L. M., W. Liang, K. J. Rockne, L. Y. Young, G. L. Taghon and D. S. Kosson (2003) Intra-Aggregate Mass Transport-Limited Bioavailability of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons to Mycobacterium Strain PC01. Environmental Science and Technology. 37(8):1545-1552. [15 citations]

23. Rockne, K. J., W. Liang, L. Y. Young and G. L. Taghon (2003) Toxicity of Density Separation Media to Escherichia coli and Mycobacterium strain PC01: Implications for Density-Separation of Soils and Sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 43(2):185-189. [4 citations]

24. Rockne, K. J., L. M. Shor, L. Y. Young, G. L. Taghon and D. S. Kosson (2002) Distributed Sequestration and Release of PAHs in Weathered Sediment: The Role of Sediment Structure and Organic Carbon Properties. Environmental Science and Technology. 36(12):2636-2644. [49 citations]

25. Rockne, K. J. and S. E. Strand (2001) Anaerobic Biodegradation of Phenanthrene, Naphthalene and Biphenyl by a Denitrifying Enrichment Culture. Water Research. 35(1):291-299. [15 citations]

26. Rockne, K. J., G. L. Taghon and D. S. Kosson (2000) Pore Structure of Soot Deposits from Several Combustion Sources. Chemosphere. 41(8):1125-1135. [27 citations]

27. Rockne, K. J., J. C. Chee-Sanford, B. Hedlund, R. A. Sanford, S. E. Strand, J. Leigh and J. T. Staley (2000) Anaerobic Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Degradation by Marine Microbial Isolates under Nitrate-reducing Conditions. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 66(4):1595-1601. [50 citations]

28. Rockne, K. J. and S. E. Strand (1998) Biodegradation of Bicyclic and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Marine Anaerobic Enrichments. Environmental Science and Technology 32(24):3962-3967. [55 citations]

29. Rockne, K. J., H. D. Stensel, R. P. Herwig and S. E. Strand (1998) PAH Degradation and Bioaugmentation by a Marine Methanotroph Enrichment. Bioremediation Journal. 1(3) 209-222. [6 citations]

30. Melin, E. S., J. A. Puhaaka, S. E. Strand, K. J. Rockne and J. F. Ferguson (1996) Fluidized-Bed Enrichment of Marine Ammonia-to-Nitrite Oxidizers and their Ability to Cometabolically Oxidize Chloroaliphatics. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation. 38(1) 9-18. [5 citations]AS OF 11/08); AVERAGE CITATION PER ARTICLE=17; h FACTOR=12