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Andrew Marcus

Andrew Marcus

Assistant Research Professor, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The Biodesign Institute

andrew_marcus@asu.edu

480-727-9688

Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology
Arizona State University
PO Box 875701
Tempe, AZ 85287-5701

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Research Professor, Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology, The Biodesign Institute

Biography

Andrew Marcus is an assistant research professor at the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology.  Marcus obtained his BS in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University (2001), MS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern (2003), and PhD in Environmental Engineering from Arizona State University (2009).  He focuses on mathematical modeling of microbiological systems in the environment, engineered systems, and human gut. His interests include developing kinetics and thermodynamics models that explain microbial physiology, biofilm models that describe interactions and functions of microorganisms in a community, and process-based models that describe transformation of a system driven by microorganisms.  Marcus’s collaborative work includes modeling the human gut, uranium reduction in ground water, photobioreactors and microbial electrochemical cells.

Education

  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, 2009
  • MA, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2003
  • BS, Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 2001

Expertise

Journal Articles

2018

Kushwaha, S., A. K. Marcus and B. E. Rittmann. 2018. pH‐dependent speciation and hydrogen (H2) control U(VI) respiration by Desulfovibrio vulgaris. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 115(6):1465-1474. DOI: 10.1002/bit.26579. (link )

Lusk, B. G., I. Peraza, G. Albai, A. K. Marcus, S. C. Popat and C. I. Torres. 2018. pH dependency in anode biofilms of Thermincola ferriacetica suggests a proton-dependent electrochemical response. Journal of the American Chemical Society 140(16):5527-5534. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b01734. (link )

Van Ginkel, S. W., J. Miceli, B. Kim, Z. Yang, M. N. Young, A. Marcus and B. Rittmann. 2018. Determining the mechanism for low sludge yields in the cannibal solids reduction system. Water Environment Research 90(1):42-47. DOI: 10.2175/106143017X14839994523947. (link )

2017

Esra Ilhan, Z., J. K. DiBaise, N. G. Isern, D. W. Hoyt, A. K. Marcus, D. Kang, M. D. Crowell, B. E. Rittmann and R. Krajmalnik-Brown. 2017. Distinctive microbiomes and metabolites linked with weight loss after gastric bypass, but not gastric banding. The ISME Journal 11:2047-2058. (link )

Esra Ilhan, Z., A. K. Marcus, D. Kang, B. E. Rittmann and R. Krajmalnik-Brown. 2017. pH-mediated microbial and metabolic interactions in fecal enrichment cultures. mSphere 2(3):e00047-27. DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00047-17. (link )

2016

Zhou, C., Z. Wang, A. K. Marcus and B. E. Rittmann. 2016. Biofilm-enhanced continuous synthesis and stabilization of palladium nanoparticles (PdNPs). Environmental Science: Nano 3:1396-1404. DOI: 10.1039/C6EN00308G. (link )

2013

Almeida, P. G., A. K. Marcus, B. E. Rittmann and C. A. Chernicharo. 2013. Performance of plastic- and sponge-based trickling filters treating effluents from an UASB reactor. Water Science & Technology 67(5):1034-1042. DOI: 10.2166/wst.2013.658. (link )

Young, M. N., A. K. Marcus and B. E. Rittmann. 2013. A Combined Activated Sludge Anaerobic Digestion Model (CASADM) to understand the role of anaerobic sludge recycling in wastewater treatment plant performance. Bioresource Technology 136(May):196-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2013.02.090. (link )

2012

Tang, Y., H. Zhao, A. K. Marcus, R. Krajmalnik-Brown and B. E. Rittmann. 2012. A steady-state biofilm model for simultaneous reduction of nitrate and perchlorate, Part 1: Model development and numerical solution. Environmental Science & Technology 46(3):1598-1607. DOI: 10.1021/es203129s. (link )

Tang, Y., H. Zhao, A. K. Marcus, R. Krajmalnik-Brown and B. E. Rittmann. 2012. A steady-state biofilm model for simultaneous reduction of nitrate and perchlorate, Part 2: Parameter optimization and results and discussion. Environmental Science & Technology 46(3):1608-1615. DOI: 10.1021/es203130r. (link )

2011

Kim, H. W., A. K. Marcus, J. H. Shin and B. E. Rittmann. 2011. Advanced control for photoautotrophic growth and CO2-utilization efficiency using a membrane carbonation photobioreachtor (MCPBR). Environmental Science & Technology 45(11):5032-5038. DOI: 10.1021/es104235v. (link )

Marcus, A. K., C. I. Torres and B. E. Rittmann. 2011. Analysis of a microbial electrochemical cell using the proton condition in biofilm (PCBIOFILM) model. Bioresource Technology 102(1):253-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2010.03.100. (link )

2010

Marcus, A. K., C. I. Torres and B. E. Rittmann. 2010. Evaluating the impacts of migration in the biofilm anode using the model PCBIOFILM. Electrochmica Acta 55(23):6964-6972. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2010.06.061. (link )

Torres, C. I., A. K. Marcus, H. Lee, P. Parameswaran, R. Krajmalnik-Brown and B. E. Rittmann. 2010. A kinetic perspective on extracellular electron transfer by anode-respiring bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 34(1):3-17. DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2009.00191.x. (link )

2009

Torres, C. I., R. Krajmalnik-Brown, P. Parameswaran, A. K. Marcus, G. Wanger, Y. A. Gorby and B. E. Rittmann. 2009. Selecting anode-respiring bacteria based on anode potential: Phylogenetic, eletrochemical, and microscopic characterization. Environmental Science & Technology 43(24):9519-9524. DOI: 10.1021/es902165y. (link )

2008

Lee, H., P. Parameswaran, A. K. Marcus, C. I. Torres and B. E. Rittmann. 2008. Evaluation of energy-conversion efficiencies in microbial fuel cells (MFCs) utilizing fermentable and non-fermentable substrates. Water Research 42(6-7):1501-1510. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.10.036. (link )

Torres, C. I., A. K. Marcus, P. Parameswaran and B. E. Rittmann. 2008. Kinetic experiments for evaluating the Nernst-Monod model for anode-respiring bacteria (ARB) in a biofilm anode. Environmental Science & Technology 42(17):6593-6597. DOI: 10.1021/es800970w. (link )

Torres, C. I., A. K. Marcus and B. E. Rittmann. 2008. Proton transport inside the biofilm limits electrical current generation by anode‐respiring bacteria. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 100(5):872-881. DOI: 10.1002/bit.21821 . (link )

2007

Marcus, A. K., C. I. Torres and B. E. Rittmann. 2007. Conduction‐based modeling of the biofilm anode of a microbial fuel cell. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 98(6):1171-1182. DOI: 10.1002/bit.21533 . (link )

Torres, C. I., A. K. Marcus and B. E. Rittmann. 2007. Kinetics of consumption of fermentation products by anode-respiring bacteria. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 17(3):689-697. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-007-1198-z. (link )

2001

Ma, Z., T. C. Walk, A. Marcus and J. P. Lynch. 2001. Morphological synergism in root hair length, density, initiation and geometry for phosphorus acquisition in Arabidopsis thaliana: A modeling approach. Plant and Soil 236(2):221-235. DOI: 0.1023/A:1012728819326. (link )