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Pierre Herckes

Pierre Herckes

Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Pierre.Herckes@asu.edu

480-965-4497

School of Molecular Sciences
Arizona State University
PO Box 871604
Tempe, AZ 85287-1604

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Biography

Pierre Herckes is a professor in the School of Molecular Sciences and an affiliate professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. His research interests are in Atmospheric Chemistry, especially aerosols and clouds as well as aerosol cloud interactions and their impact on air quality and climate. Substantial parts of his research are applied projects to address actual air pollution issues. A second research focus is on analytical chemistry, developing tools to investigate the sources, occurrence and fate of pollutants in the environment. Recent work has focused on the detection of emerging contaminants such as nitrosamines or nanomaterials in environmental and biological samples. Here too a substantial effort is aimed at applied projects relating to water quality and human exposure.

Dr. Herckes has a degree in Chemical Engineering from EHICS Strasbourg and MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Physical Chemistry from Strasbourg University (France). Before joining the faculty at ASU, Dr. Herckes was a postdoc and research scientist in the Atmospheric Science Department at Colorado State University.

Education

  • PhD, Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg, France, 1999

Expertise

Journal Articles

2018

Venkatesan, A. K., W. Gan, H. Ashani, P. Herckes and P. K. Westerhoff. 2018. Size exclusion chromatography with online ICP-MS enables molecular weight fractionation of dissolved phosphorus species in water samples. Water Research 133(Apr):264-271. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.01.048. (link )

2017

Eagar, J., P. Herckes and H. E. Hartnett. 2017. The characterization of haboobs and the deposition of dust in Tempe, AZ from 2005 to 2014. Aeolian Research 24(Feb):81-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2016.11.004. (link )

2016

Clements, A. L., M. P. Fraser, P. Herckes and P. A. Solomon. 2016. Chemical mass balance source apportionment of fine and PM10 in the desert Southwest, USA. AIMS Environmental Science 3(1):115-132. DOI: 10.3934/environsci.2016.1.115. (link )

Mancilla, Y., A. Mendoza, M. P. Fraser and P. Herckes. 2016. Organic composition and source apportionment of fine aerosol at Monterrey, Mexico, based on organic markers. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16:953-970. DOI: 10.5194/acp-16-953-2016. (link )

2015

Mancilla, Y., P. Herckes, M. P. Fraser and A. Mendoza. 2015. Secondary organic aerosol contributions to PM2.5 in Monterrey, Mexico: Temporal and seasonal variation. Atmospheric Research 153(Feb):348-359. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2014.09.009. (link )

Upadhyay, N., A. L. Clements, M. P. Fraser, M. Sundblom, P. Solomon and P. Herckes. 2015. Size-differentiated chemical composition of re-suspended soil dust from the desert southwest United States. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 15(2):287-398. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2013.07.0253. (link )

Westerhoff, P., S. Lee, Y. Yang, G. W. Gordon, K. Hristovski, R. U. Halden and P. Herckes. 2015. Characterization, recovery opportunities, and valuation of metals in municipal sludges from U.S. wastewater treatment plants nationwide. Environmental Science & Technology 49(16):9479-9488. DOI: 10.1021/es505329q. (link )

2014

Bi, X., S. Lee, J. F. Ranville, P. Sattigeri, A. Spanias, P. Herckes and P. Westerhoff. 2014. Quantitative resolution of nanoparticle sizes using single particle inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry with the K-means clustering algorithm. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 29(9):1630-1639. DOI: 10.1039/C4JA00109E. (link )

Clements, A. L., M. P. Fraser, N. Upadhyay, P. Herckes, M. Sundblom, J. Lantz and P. A. Solomon. 2014. Chemical characterization of coarse particulate matter in the desert Southwest – Pinal County Arizona, USA. Atmospheric Pollution Research 5(1):52-61. DOI: 10.5094/APR.2014.007. (link )

Yang, Y., K. Doudrick, X. Bi, K. Hristovski, P. Herckes, P. Westerhoff and R. Kaegi. 2014. Characterization of food-grade titanium dioxide: Presence of nano-size particles. Environmental Science & Technology 48(11):6391-6400. DOI: 10.1021/es500436x. (link )

2013

Clements, A. L., M. P. Fraser, N. Upadhyay, P. Herckes, M. Sundblom, J. Lantz and P. A. Solomon. 2013. Characterization of summertime coarse particulate matter in the desert Southwest -- Arizona, USA. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 63(7):764-772. DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2013.787955. (link )

Upadhyay, N., Q. Sun, J. O. Allen, P. K. Westerhoff and P. Herckes. 2013. Characterization of aerosol emissions from wastewater aeration basins. Journal of the Air and Waste Mangement Association 63(1):20-26. DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2012.726693. (link )

Wang, Y., C. Chiu, P. K. Westerhoff, K. T. Valsaraj and P. Herckes. 2013. Characterization of atmospheric organic matter using size-exclusion chromatography with inline organic carbon detection. Atmospheric Environment 68:326-332. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.049. (link )

2012

Ehrenhauser, F. S., K. Khadapkar, Y. Wang, J. W. Hutchings, O. Delhomme, R. R. Kommalapati, P. Herckes, M. J. Womat and K. T. Valsaraj. 2012. Processing of atmospheric polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by fog in an urban environment. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14(10):2566-2579. DOI: 10.1039/C2EM30336A. (link )

Lee, A. K., K. L. Hayden, P. Herckes, W. R. Leaitch, J. Liggio, A. M. Macdonald and J. P. Abbatt. 2012. Characterization of aerosol and cloud water at a mountain site during WASC 2010: Secondary organic aerosol formation through oxidative cloud processing. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 12(15):7103-7116. DOI: 10.5194/acp-12-7103-2012. (link )

Straub, D. J., J. W. Hutchings and P. Herckes. 2012. Measurements of fog composition at a rural site. Atmospheric Environment 47:195-205. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.11.014. (link )

2011

Benn, T., P. K. Westerhoff and P. Herckes. 2011. Detection of fullerenes (C60 and C70) in commercial cosmetics. Environmental Pollution 159(5):1334-1342. DOI: 10/1016/j.envpil.2011.01.018.

Bittrich, D. R., S. P. Chadwick, C. L. Babiarz, H. Manolopoulos, A. P. Rutter, J. J. Schauer, D. E. Armstrong, J. Collett and P. Herckes. 2011. Speciation of mercury (II) and methylmercury in cloud and fog water. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 11(2):161-169. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2010.08.0067. (link )

Lee, A. K., P. Herckes, W. R. Leaitch, A. M. Macdonald and J. P. Abbatt. 2011. Aqueous OH oxidation of ambient organic aerosol and cloud water organics: Formation of highly oxidized products. Geophysical Research Letters 38(11):L11805. DOI: 10.1029/2011GL047439. (link )

Marusenko, Y. Y., P. Herckes and S. J. Hall. 2011. Distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soils of urban transportation corridors in an arid ecosystem. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 219:473-487. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-010-0721-5. (link )

Robinson, M. S., M. Zhao, L. Zack, C. Brindley, L. Portz, M. Quarterman, X. Long and P. Herckes. 2011. Characterization of PM2.5 collected during broadcast and slash-pile prescribed burns of predominately ponderosa pine forests in northern Arizona. Atmospheric Environment 45(12):2087-2094. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.01.051. (link )

Upadhyay, N., A. L. Clements, M. P. Fraser and P. Herckes. 2011. Chemical speciation of PM2.5 and PM10 in south Phoenix, AZ. Journal of the Air and Waste Mangement Association 61(3):302-310. DOI: 10.3155/1047-3289.61.3.302. (link )

Upadhyay, N., B. J. Majestic and P. Herckes. 2011. Solubility and speciation of atmospheric iron in buffer systems simulating cloud conditions. Atmospheric Environment 45(10):1858-1866. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.01.010. (link )

Upadhyay, N., Q. Sun, J. O. Allen, P. K. Westerhoff and P. Herckes. 2011. Synthetic musk emissions from wastewater aeration basins. Water Research 45(3):1071-1078. DOI: http://dx.doi.org.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/10.1016/j.watres.2010.10.024. (link )

2009

Majestic, B. J., A. D. Anbar and P. Herckes. 2009. Measuring natural variatons of iron isotopic composition in atmospheric aerosols for use in source-apportionment studies. Env. Sci. Tech. 43:4327-4333.

Posters

2016

Eagar, J., P. Herckes and H. E. Hartnett. 2016. Particle deposition and frequency of haboobs in the CAP LTER. Poster presented at the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Eighteenth Annual All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 15 January 2016, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2015

Eagar, J., D. Napolitano, A. Marcotte and P. Herckes. 2015. A study of the organic composition of haboob particulate matter. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Marcotte, A., J. Eagar, D. Napolitano and P. Herckes. 2015. Chemical characterization of time resolved haboob samples from Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Rose, C. J., P. Westerhoff and P. Herckes. 2015. Chloroform formation from swimming pool disinfection: A significant source of atmospheric chloroform in Phoenix?. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2014

Eagar, J., D. Napolitano, A. Marcotte, A. Anderson, J. Sipe, B. Rodriguez and P. Herckes. 2014. A study of organic compounds in haboob particulate matter. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Marcotte, A., J. Eagar and P. Herckes. 2014. Trace metals and inorganic species in time resolved haboob samples from ASU Tempe campus. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

Rose, C. J., P. Westerhoff and P. Herckes. 2014. Chloroform from swimming pools, a significant source of atmospheric chloroform in Phoenix?. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )

2009

Marusenko, Y. Y., S. J. Hall and P. Herckes. 2009. The fate of combustion-derived carbon deposition in urban soil. Estes Park, CO. Poster presented at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

Marusenko, Y. Y., P. Herckes and S. J. Hall. 2009. Fate of combustion-derived carbon deposition in arid urban soil. Poster presented at August 2-7, 2009 94th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Marusenko, Y. Y., P. Herckes and S. J. Hall. 2009. The fate of combustion-derived carbon deposition in urban soil. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at 11th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research (CAP LTER) Poster Symposium, January 15, 2009, Global Institute of Sustainability. (link )

Marusenko, Y. Y., P. Herckes and S. J. Hall. 2009. The fate of combustion-derived carbon deposition in urban soil. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at February 13, 2009 Graduates in Earth, Life, and Social Sciences (GELSS) Symposium, Arizona State University.

Marusenko, Y. Y., P. Herckes and S. J. Hall. 2009. The fate of combustion-derived carbon deposition in urban soil. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at March 20, 2009 Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) Appreciation Poster Session, Arizona State University.

Marusenko, Y. Y., P. Herckes and S. J. Hall. 2009. The fate of combustion-derived carbon deposition in urban soil. Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at February 27, 2009, Frontiers in Life Sciences (FiLS) Dynamic Deserts Conference, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University.

Presentations

2009

Benn, T., B. Cavanagh, P. K. Westerhoff and P. Herckes. 2009. Detection of nanosilver and C60 in consumer products. Presentation March 24 at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.