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[2015 Published]

61.Currently, 4 manuscripts are under review.

60. Kai Wei#, Wei Li,Shan Gao, Bin Ji, Yating Zang, Bo Su, Kaile Wang, Maosheng Yao*, Jue Zhang*, and Jinglin Wang* (2015), Inactivation of Ricin Toxin by Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields Including Evidences from Cell and Animal Toxicity, Scientific Reports, Accepted.

59. Kai Wei#,Yunhao Zheng#, Jing Li#,Fangxia Shen, Zhuanglei Zou,Hanqing Fan, Xinyue Li,Chang-yu Wu, and Maosheng Yao* (2015), Microbial Aerosol Characteristics in Highly Polluted and Near Pristine Environments Featuring Different Climatic Conditions, Science Bulletin, 60(16):1439-1447.

58. Jing Li#, Liantong Zhou, Xiangyu Zhang, Caijia Xu, Liming Dong*, and Maosheng Yao*, (2015), Bioaerosol Emissions and Detection of Airborne Antibiotic Resistance Genes from a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Atmospheric Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2015.06.030

57. Yan Wu#, Yongdong Liang, Kai Wei#, Wei Li, Maosheng Yao*, Jue Zhang*, and Sergey A. Grinshpun(2015), MS2 Virus Inactivation by Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma Using Different Gas Carriers and Power Levels, Applied & Environmental Microbiology, 81:996-1002. http://aem.asm.org/content/early/2014/11/17/AEM.03322-14.full.pdf+html.

56. Zhuanglei Zou# and Maosheng Yao* (2015), Airflow Resistance and Bio-Filtering Performance of Carbon Nanotube Filters and Current Facepiece Respirators, Journal of Aerosol Science, 79:61–71. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2014.10.003


55. Tianjia Guan, Maosheng Yao, Junxia Wang, Yanhua Fang, Songhe Hu, Yan Wang, Anindita Dutta, Junnan Yang, Yusheng Wu, Min Hu, Tong Zhu* (2014), Airborne endotoxin in fine particulate matter in Beijing, Atmospheric Environment, 97:35–42.

54. Kai Wei#, Zhuanglei Zou, and Maosheng Yao*(2014),Charge Levels and Gram (+/-) Fractions of Environmental Bacterial Aerosols, Journal of Aerosol Science, 74:52–62

53. Jing Li#, Qi Chen,Xinyue Li and Maosheng Yao*(2014), Rapid Point-of-Use Water Purification Using Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron (nZVI) Particles, Chinese Science Bulletin, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11434-014-0440-1.

52. Jindong Wang, Fangxia Shen#(co-first author), Zhenxing Wang, Gen He, Jinwen Qin, Nongyi Cheng, Maosheng Yao*, Lidong Li*, and Xuefeng Guo* (2014), Point decoration of silicon nanowires: An approach toward single-molecule electrical detection, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, DOI: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ange.201309438/abstract (highlighted in the frontispiece at the beginning of the communication section)

51. Yan Wu# , Yongdong Liang , Kai Wei , Wei Li , Maosheng Yao* , and Jue Zhang* (2014), Rapid Allergen Inactivation Using Atmospheric Pressure Cold Plasma, Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es5003988.

50: Yan Wu# and Maosheng Yao* (2014), In Situ Airborne Virus Inactivation by Microwave Irradiation, Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI:http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11434-014-0171-3 .


49: Li, Jing#; Li, Mingzhen; Shen, Fangxia; Zou, Zhuanglei; Yao, Maosheng*; Wu, Chang-Yu (2013), Characterization of Biological Aerosol Exposure Risks from Automobile Air Conditioning System, Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es402848d

48. Brian Damit(visiting student), Chang-Yu Wu*, and Maosheng Yao (2013), Ultra-High Temperature Infrared Disinfection of Bioaerosols and Relevant Mechanisms, Journal of Aerosol Science, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2013.07.010.

47. Siyu Xu# and Maosheng Yao* (2013), NanoPCR Detection of Bacterial Aerosols, Journal of Aerosol Science, 65: 1-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaerosci.2013.06.005.

46. Qi Chen#, Jing Li, Yan Wu, Fangxia Shen, and Maosheng Yao* (2013),Biological Responses of Gram-positive and Gram-negative Bacteria to nZVI (Fe0), Fe2+ and Fe3+, RSC Advances, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C3RA40570B.

45. Fangxia Shen# and Maosheng Yao*(2013), Are We Biologically Safe With Snow Precipitation?: A Case Study in Beijing, PLoS ONE 8(6): e65249. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065249.

44. Yan Wu# and Maosheng Yao*(2013),Control of Airborne and Liquid-borne Fungal and Pet Allergens Using Microwave Irradiation, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15459624.2013.818234.

43. Pengpeng Huang#,Zhengfang Ye*,Wuming Xie, Qi Chen, Jing Li, Zhencheng Xu, Maosheng Yao* (2013), Rapid Magnetic Removal of Aqueous Heavy Metals and their Relevant Mechanisms Using Nanoscale Zero Valent Iron (nZVI) Particles, Water Research, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2013.01.054 .

42. Fangxia Shen#, Wei Kai and Maosheng Yao* (2013)(Invited),Negatively and Positively Charged Bacterial Aerosol Concentration and Diversity in Natural Environments, Chinese Science Bulletin, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11434-013-5852-9

41. Zhenqiang Xu#, Kai Wei, Yan Wu, Fangxia Shen, Qi Chen, Mingzhen Li and Maosheng Yao*(2013), Enhancing Bioaerosol Sampling by Andersen Impactors Using Mineral-Oil-Spread Agar Plate , PLoS ONE, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0056896.

40. Zhenqiang Xu#, Hong Xu, and Maosheng Yao* (2013),Applicability of a Modified MCE Filter Method with Button Inhalable Sampler for Monitoring Personal Bioaerosol Inhalation Exposure, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11356-012-1204-6 .

39.Fangxia Shen#, Miaomiao Tan#, Hong Xu#,Zhencheng Xu*, and Maosheng Yao*(2013),Development of a Novel Conductance-Based Technology for Environmental Bacterial Sensing (Invited), Chinese Science Bulletin,58:440-448, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11434-012-5621-1.

38. Zhenqiang Xu# and Maosheng Yao * (2013), Monitoring of Bioaerosol Inhalation Risks in Different Environments Using a Six-stage Andersen Sampler and PCR-DGGE Method, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-012-2844-1.


37. Maosheng Yao (2012), Comment on "H5H1", Science, URL: http://comments.sciencemag.org/content/10.1126/science.336.6088.1521 .

36.Shen, Fangxia#; Wang, Jindong#; Xu, Zhenqiang; Wu, Yan; Chen, Qi; Li, Xiaoguang; Xu, Jie; Li, Lidong; Yao, Maosheng*; Guo, Xuefeng*; Zhu, Tong*(2012), Rapid Flu Diagnosis Using Silicon Nanowire Sensor, Nano Letters, DOI: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl301516z .

35.Zhenqiang Xu#, Fangxia Shen, Xiaoguang Li, Yan Wu, Qi Chen, Xu Jie, Maosheng Yao*(2012), Molecular and Microscopic Analysis of Bacteria and Viruses in Exhaled Breath Collected Using a Simple Impaction and Condensing Method, PLoS ONE, DOI: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0041137.

34. Yongdong Liang, Yan Wu#(co-first author) , Ke Sun, Qi Chen, Fangxia Shen, Jue Zhang*, and Maosheng Yao*, Tong Zhu, Jing Fang (2012), Rapid Inactivation of Biological Species in the Air using Atmospheric Pressure Non-thermal Plasma,Environmental Science and Technology,DOI: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es203770q

33. Chen, Qi#; Gao, MIn; Li, Jing#; Shen, Fangxia; Wu, Yan; Xu, Zhenqiang; Yao, Maosheng* (2012),Inactivation and Magnetic Separation of Bacteria from Liquid Suspensions Using Electrosprayed and Non-electrosprayed nZVI Particles: Observations and Mechanisms, Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es204024n


32. Fangxia Shen#, Miaomiao Tan#, Zhenxing Wang, Maosheng Yao*, Zhenqiang Xu, Yan Wu, Jindong Wang, Xuefeng Guo*, and Tong Zhu* (2011), Integrating Silicon Nanowire Field Effect Transistor, Microfluidics and Air Sampling Techniques for Real-time Monitoring Biological Aerosols, Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/es1043547

31. Yan Wu# and Maosheng Yao* (2011), Effects of Microwave Irradiation on Concentration, Diversity and Gene Mutation of Culturable Airborne Microorganisms of Inhalable Sizes in Different Environments, Journal of Aerosol Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.jaerosci.2011.07.002.

30. Zhenqiang Xu#, Yan Wu, Fangxia Shen, Qi Chen, Miaomiao Tan, and Maosheng Yao*(2011), Bioaerosol Science, Technology and Engineering: Past, Present and Future, Aerosol Science & Technology, DOI:10.1080/02786826.2011.593591. (Top 1 most READ article in AST, July 28, 2011)

29. Swee Yang Low, Karen Dannemiller, Maosheng Yao, Naomichi Yamamoto and Jordan Peccia*(2011), The Allergenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus conidia is influenced by growth temperature , Fungal Biology, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.funbio.2011.03.006.

28. Zhenqiang Xu# and Maosheng Yao* (2011), Effects of Carbon Nanotube Filter on the Culturability and Diversity of Environmental Bioaerosols, Journal of Aerosol Science, 42: 387-396.

27. Qishuang He# and Maosheng Yao* (2011), Integration of High Volume Portable Aerosol-to-Hydrosol Sampling and qPCR in Monitoring Bioaerosols, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 13:706-712. .

26.Chenqi Xie#, Fangxia Shen and Maosheng Yao* (2011), A Novel Method for Measuring the Charge Distribution of Airborne Microbes, Aerobiologia, DOI: 10.1007/s10453-010-9183-x (Top 5 most downloaded articles)

25.Zhenqiang Xu# and Maosheng Yao* (2011), Analysis of Culturable Bacterial Aerosol Diversity Obtained Using Different Sampling and Cultivation Methods, Aerosol Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2011.582195.

24.Miaomiao Tan#, Fangxia Shen#, Maosheng Yao* , and Tong Zhu (2011), Development of an Automated Electrostatic Sampler (AES) For Bioaerosol Detection, Aerosol Science & Technology, DOI: 10.1080/02786826.2011.582193.


23.Yan Wu#, Fangxia Shen and Maosheng Yao* (2010), Use of Gelatin Filter and BioSampler in Detecting Airborne H5N1 Nucleotides, Allergens and Bacteria, Journal of Aerosol Science, 41:869-879 (Top 11 hottest articles)

22.Yan Wu# and Maosheng Yao* (2010), Inactivation of Bacteria and Fungus Aerosols Using Microwave Irradiation, Journal of Aerosol Science, 41 :682–693. (Top 8 hottest articles)

21.Kejun Li#, Shuofei Dong#,Yan Wu and Maosheng Yao*, (2010), Comparisons of Biological Contents in the Air Samples Collected from the Ground and an Altitude of 238 m, Aerobiologia, 26:233-244(Top 5 most downloaded articles)

20.Tianjia Guan# and Maosheng Yao* (2010), Use of Carbon Nanotube Filter in Removing Bioaerosols, Journal of Aerosol Science, 6: 611-620 (Top 10 hottest articles)

19.Shuofei Dong# and Maosheng Yao* (2010), Exposure Assessment in Beijing: Biological Agents, Ultrafine Particles and Heavy Metals , Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 170: 331-343.


18.Maosheng Yao*, Tong Zhu*, Kejun Li, Shuofei Dong, Yan Wu, Xinghua Qiu, Bo Jiang, Liansheng Chen and Shiqi Zhen (2009),Onsite Infectious Agents and Toxins Monitoring May 12 Sichuan Earthquake Affected Areas, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 11, 1993 - 2001.

17.Minghui Diao# and Maosheng Yao* (2009), Use of Zero-Valent Iron Nanoparticles in Inactivating Microbes, Water Research, 43:5243-5251

16.Maosheng Yao*, Yan Wu, Shiqi Zhen, and Gediminas Mainelis (2009), A comparison of airborne and dust-borne allergens and toxins collected from home, office and outdoor environments both in New Haven, United States and Nanjing, China , Aerobiologia, 25:183-192.

15.Maosheng Yao*, Huili Zhang, Shuofei Dong, Shiqi Zhen, Xiaodong Chen (2009), Comparison of Electrostatic Collection and Liquid Impinging Methods when Collecting Airborne House Dust Allergens, Endotoxin and (1,3)-β-D-Glucans, Journal of Aerosol Science, 40: 492-502 (Top 16 hottest articles)

14.Shiqi Zhen#, Kejun Li, Lihong Yin, Maosheng Yao*, Huili Zhang, Liansheng Chen, Minghao Zhou, and Xiaodong Chen (2009),A Comparison of the Efficiencies of a Portable BioStage Impactor and an Reuter Centrifugal Sampler (RCS) High Flow for Measuring Airborne Bacteria and Fungi Concentrations, Journal of Aerosol Science, 40: 503-513 .

13.Maosheng Yao*, Jianhua Chen, Cuihua Zhao and Ye Chen (2009), Photocatalytic Activities of Ion Doped TiO2 Thin Films When Prepared on Different Substrates, Thin Solid Films, 517:5994–5999

12.Jianhua Chen, Maosheng Yao* (Corresponding Author),and Xiaolin Wang (2008). Investigation of Transition Metal Ion Doping Behaviors on TiO2 Nanoparticles, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 10: 163-171

[Before 2008]

11.Maosheng Yao*, Ki H. Chon, and Shiqi Zhen, Integration of Technologies for Constant Monitoring of Exposure [E-Letter], Science, June 14, 2007, URL:http://www.sciencemag.org/content/316/5825/695/reply

10.Maosheng Yao and Gediminas Mainelis (2007), Analysis of Portable Impactor Performance for Enumeration of Viable Bioaerosols, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 4: 514-24 (Top 10 most cited articles)

9.Maosheng Yao and Gediminas Mainelis (2007). Use of Portable Microbial Samplers in Estimating Inhalation Exposure to Viable Biological Agents, Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 17, 31-8. (Top 10 hottest articles)

8.Maosheng Yao and Gediminas Mainelis (2006). Effect of Physical and Biological Parameters on Enumeration of Bioaerosols by Portable Microbial Impactors, Journal of Aerosol Science, 37 (11):1467-1483.

7.Maosheng Yao and Gediminas Mainelis (2006). Investigation of Cutoff Sizes and Effective Collection Efficiencies of Portable Microbial Samplers, Aerosol Science & Technology, 40(8): 595-1206.

6.Maosheng Yao and Gediminas Mainelis (2006). Utilization of Natural Electrical Charges on Microorganisms for their collection by Electrostatic Means, Journal of Aerosol Science, 37(4): 513-527. (Top 25 hottest articles)

5.Maosheng Yao, Gediminas Mainelis and Hey Reoun An. (2005) Inactivation of Microorganisms Using Electrostatic Fields, Environmental Science and Technology, 39 (9): 3338-3344. **Contacted by American Chemical Society Media Office for possible press release, March 29, 2005

4.Maosheng Yao, Derek G. Williamson and John McFadden (2005). Use of Sub-sampled Traffic Data to Estimate Roadway Emissions, Including Conversion to MOBILE6 Vehicle Classifications, Journal of Air Waste Management Association, 55: 1245-1253. **Highlighted on its web site in the section of monthly publication

3.Gediminas Mainelis, David Berry, Rudolph Jaeger, Hey Reoun An, Maosheng Yao, Kevin DeVoe , and Donna E. Fennell (2005). Design and Performance of a Single-Pass "Bubbling" Bioaerosol Generator, Atmospheric Environment, 39 (19): 3521-3533.

2.Hey Reoun An, Gediminas Mainelis, and Maosheng Yao (2004). Evaluation of a high-volume portable bioaerosol sampler in laboratory and field environment. Indoor Air, 14 (6): 385-393

1.Derek G. Williamson, Maosheng Yao, and John McFadden (2002). Monte Carlo Simulation in Sampling Techniques of Traffic Data Collection, Transportation Data and Information Technology Research, Transportation Research Record 1804, pp. 91-97, published by the National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.