California NanoSystems Institute
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Shaily Mahendra, Ph.D.

   
Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Member, California NanoSystems Institute

Education:
Degrees:
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
M.S., Syracuse University, New York, 2001
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, 1997

Academic Experience:
Fellowships:
2011 - University of California Hellman Fellowship
2011 - PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellowship
2001 - University of California Toxic Substance Research and Teaching Program Fellowship
1999 - Syracuse University Center for Environmental Science and Engineering Fellowship

Honors and Awards:
2013 - 2013 Northrop Grumman Award for Excellence in Teaching
2013 - National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award
2013 - DuPont Young Professor Award
2011 Environmental Science & Technology, Excellence in Review Award
2008 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, CH2M-Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
2006 Groundwater Resources Association of California Symposium on Emerging Contaminants, Concord, CA, Best Technical Presentation
2006 16th Association for Environmental Health and Sciences Metting & West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments & Water, Sand Diego, CA, Best Presentation Award

Contact Information:
Work Email Address: mahendra@seas.ucla.edu
Office Address: Civil and Environmental Engineering
5732 Boelter Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES
Work Phone Number: (310) 794-9850
Research Interests:

  • Biomarkers and stable isotope-based tools for monitoring 1,4-dioxane biodegradation
  • Chlorinated solvents’ and metals’ impacts on 1,4-dioxane biodegradation
  • Biodegradation of poly- and perfluoroalkyl compounds by bacteria and fungi
  • Design of abiotic and biological treatment trains for 1,4-dioxane biodegradation
  • Toxicity of metallic (Ag, Au, Cu, Zn) nanoparticles towards microbial communities




Selected Publications:

Gedalanga Phillip B, Pornwongthong Peerapong, Mora Rebecca, Chiang Sheau-Yun Dora, Baldwin Brett, Ogles Dora, Mahendra Shaily, Identification of biomarker genes to predict biodegradation of 1,4-dioxane, Applied and environmental microbiology, 2014, 80 (10), 3209-18.
Pornwongthong Peerapong, Mulchandani Anjali, Gedalanga Phillip B, Mahendra Shaily, Transition metals and organic ligands influence biodegradation of 1,4-dioxane, Applied biochemistry and biotechnology, 2014, 173 (1), 291-306.
Tseng Nancy, Wang Ning, Szostek Bogdan, Mahendra Shaily, Biotransformation of 6:2 fluorotelomer alcohol (6:2 FTOH) by a wood-rotting fungus, Environmental science & technology, 2014, 48 (7), 4012-20.
Wang, J., Y. Mo, S. Mahendra, and E. M. V. Hoek , Effects of Water Chemistry on Structure and Performance of Polyamide Composite Membranes, Journal of Membrane Science, 2013.
Mahendra Shaily, Grostern Ariel, Alvarez-Cohen Lisa, The impact of chlorinated solvent co-contaminants on the biodegradation kinetics of 1,4-dioxane, Chemosphere, 2013, 91 (1), 88-92.
Reyes Vincent C, Li Minghua, Hoek Eric M V, Mahendra Shaily, Damoiseaux Robert, Genome-wide assessment in Escherichia coli reveals time-dependent nanotoxicity paradigms, ACS nano, 2012, 6 (11), 9402-15.
Chiang Sheau-Yun Dora, Mora Rebecca, Diguiseppi William H, Davis Greg, Sublette Kerry, Gedalanga Phillip, Mahendra Shaily, Characterizing the intrinsic bioremediation potential of 1,4-dioxane and trichloroethene using innovative environmental diagnostic tools, Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM, 2012, 14 (9), 2317-26.
Sales Christopher M, Mahendra Shaily, Grostern Ariel, Parales Rebecca E, Goodwin Lynne A, Woyke Tanja, Nolan Matt, Lapidus Alla, Chertkov Olga, Ovchinnikova Galina, Sczyrba Alexander, Alvarez-Cohen Lisa, Genome sequence of the 1,4-dioxane-degrading Pseudonocardia dioxanivorans strain CB1190, Journal of bacteriology, 2011, 193 (17), 4549-50.
Lee Jaesang, Mahendra Shaily, Alvarez Pedro J J, Nanomaterials in the construction industry: a review of their applications and environmental health and safety considerations, ACS nano, 2010, 4 (7), 3580-90.
Li Mengyan, Fiorenza Stephanie, Chatham James R, Mahendra Shaily, Alvarez Pedro J J, 1,4-Dioxane biodegradation at low temperatures in Arctic groundwater samples, Water research, 2010, 44 (9), 2894-900.
Lee Chang Woo, Mahendra Shaily, Zodrow Katherine, Li Dong, Tsai Yu-Chang, Braam Janet, Alvarez Pedro J J, Developmental phytotoxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles to Arabidopsis thaliana, Environmental toxicology and chemistry / SETAC, 2010, 29 (3), 669-75.
Xiu Zong-Ming, Jin Zhao-Hui, Li Tie-Long, Mahendra Shaily, Lowry Gregory V, Alvarez Pedro J J, Effects of nano-scale zero-valent iron particles on a mixed culture dechlorinating trichloroethylene, Bioresource technology, 2010, 101 (4), 1141-6.
Goyal Anubha, Kumar Ashavani, Patra Prabir K, Mahendra Shaily, Tabatabaei Salomeh, Alvarez Pedro J J, John George, Ajayan Pulickel M, In situ Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticle Embedded Free Standing Multifunctional PDMS Films, Macromolecular rapid communications, 2009, 30 (13), 1116-22.
Zodrow Katherine, Brunet Léna, Mahendra Shaily, Li Dong, Zhang Anna, Li Qilin, Alvarez Pedro J J, Polysulfone ultrafiltration membranes impregnated with silver nanoparticles show improved biofouling resistance and virus removal, Water research, 2009, 43 (3), 715-23.
Mahendra Shaily, Zhu Huiguang, Colvin Vicki L, Alvarez Pedro J, Quantum dot weathering results in microbial toxicity, Environmental science & technology, 2008, 42 (24), 9424-30.
Li Qilin, Mahendra Shaily, Lyon Delina Y, Brunet Lena, Liga Michael V, Li Dong, Alvarez Pedro J J, Antimicrobial nanomaterials for water disinfection and microbial control: potential applications and implications, Water research, 2008, 42 (18), 4591-602.
Klaine Stephen J, Alvarez Pedro J J, Batley Graeme E, Fernandes Teresa F, Handy Richard D, Lyon Delina Y, Mahendra Shaily, McLaughlin Michael J, Lead Jamie R, Nanomaterials in the environment: behavior, fate, bioavailability, and effects, Environmental toxicology and chemistry / SETAC, 2008, 27 (9), 1825-51.
Mahendra Shaily, Petzold Christopher J, Baidoo Edward E, Keasling Jay D, Alvarez-Cohen Lisa, Identification of the intermediates of in vivo oxidation of 1 ,4-dioxane by monooxygenase-containing bacteria, Environmental science & technology, 2007, 41 (21), 7330-6.
Mahendra Shaily, Alvarez-Cohen Lisa, Kinetics of 1,4-dioxane biodegradation by monooxygenase-expressing bacteria, Environmental science & technology, 2006, 40 (17), 5435-42.
Mahendra Shaily, Alvarez-Cohen Lisa, Pseudonocardia dioxanivorans sp. nov., a novel actinomycete that grows on 1,4-dioxane, International journal of systematic and evolutionary microbiology, 2005, 55 (Pt 2), 593-8.
Chu Kung-Hui, Mahendra Shaily, Song Donald L, Conrad Mark E, Alvarez-Cohen Lisa, Stable carbon isotope fractionation during aerobic biodegradation of chlorinated ethenes, Environmental science & technology, 2004, 38 (11), 3126-30.