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David Nielsen

David Nielsen

Assistant Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

David.R.Nielsen@asu.edu

480-965-4113

School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy
Arizona State University
PO Box 876106
Tempe, AZ 85287-6106
USA

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Biography

Dr. David Nielsen joined Arizona State University in August 2009 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy. Prior to joining ASU Dr. Nielsen was a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, Dr. Nielsen obtained both his Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada) and the University of Colorado at Boulder, respectively.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, Queen's University of Kingston, 2006
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder, 2001

Expertise

Journal Articles

2013

Adkins, J., J. Jordan and D. R. Nielsen. 2013. Engineering Escherichia coli for renewable production of the 5-carbon polyamide building-blocks 5-aminovalerate and glutarate. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 110(6):1726-1734. DOI: 10.1002/bit.24828. (link )

Wang, D., S. Pugh, D. R. Nielsen, W. Zhang and D. R. Meldrum. 2013. Engineering cyanobacteria for photosynthetic production of 3-hydroxybutyrate directly from CO2. Metabolic Engineering 16:68-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2013.01.001. (link )

Yuan, W., M. Wiehn, Y. Wang, H. W. Kim, B. E. Rittmann and D. R. Nielsen. 2013. Solid-phase extraction of long-chain fatty acids from aqueous solution. Separation and Purification Technology 106:1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2012.12.025. (link )

2012

Adkins, J., S. Pugh, R. McKenna and D. R. Nielsen. 2012. Engineering microbial chemical factories to produce renewable "biomonomers". Frontiers in Microtechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation 3:Art. 313. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00313. (link )

Levario, T. J., M. Dai, W. Yuan, B. D. Vogt and D. R. Nielsen. 2012. Rapid adsorption of alcohol biofuels by high surface area mesoporous carbons. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 148(1):107-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2011.08.001. (link )

Moon, T. S., D. R. Nielsen and K. L. Jones Prather. 2012. Sensitivity analysis of a proposed model mechanism for newly created glucose-6-oxidases. AlChE Journal 58(8):2303-2308. DOI: 10.1002/aic.12762. (link )

2011

McKenna, R. and D. R. Nielsen. 2011. Styrene biosynthesis from glucose by engineered E. coli. Metabolic Engineering 13(5):544-554. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2011.06.005. (link )

2010

Bateman, H. L. and D. R. Nielsen. 2010. Geographic distribution: Leptotyphlops humilis (Western Threadsnake). Herpetological Review 41(4):516-517.

Nielsen, D. R., G. S. Amarasiniwardena and K. L. Jones Prather. 2010. Predicting the adsorption of second generation biofuels by polymeric resins with applications for in situ product recovery (ISPR). Bioresource Technology 101(8):2762-2769. DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.12.003. (link )

Nielsen, D. R., S. Yoon, C. J. Yuan and K. L. Jones Prather. 2010. Metabolic engineering of acetoin and meso-2, 3-butanediol biosynthesis in E. coli. Biotechnology Journal 5(3):274-284. DOI: 10.1002/biot.200900279. (link )

Pugh, S., R. McKenna, R. Moolick and D. R. Nielsen. 2010. Advances and opportunities at the interface between microbial bioenergy and nanotechnology. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 89(1):2-12. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.20434. (link )

Yeom, S. H., A. J. Daugulis and D. R. Nielsen. 2010. A strategic approach for the design and operatin of two-phase partitioning bioscrubbers for the treatment of volatile organic compounds. Biotechnology Progress 26(6):1777-1786. DOI: 10.1002/btpr.481. (link )

Yeom, S. H., A. J. Daugulis and D. R. Nielsen. 2010. Estimating the cellular maintenance coefficient and its use in the design of two-phase partitioning scrubbers. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 33(6):731-739. DOI: 10.1007/s00449-009-0395-9. (link )

2009

Martin, C. H., D. R. Nielsen, K. V. Solomon and K. L. Jones Prather. 2009. Synthetic metabolism: Engineering biology at the protein and pathway scales. Chemistry & Biology 16(3):277-286. DOI: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2009.01.010. (link )

Nielsen, D. R. and K. Jones Prather. 2009. In situ product recovery of n-butanol using polymeric resins. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 102(3):811-821. DOI: 10.1002/bit.22109. (link )

Nielsen, D. R., E. Leonard, S. Yoon, H. Tseng, C. Yuan and K. Jones Prather. 2009. Engineering alternative butanol production platforms in heterologous bacteria. Metabolic Engineering 11(4-5):262-273. DOI: 10.1016/j.ymben.2009.05.003. (link )

Tseng, H., C. H. Martin, D. R. Nielsen and K. L. Jones Prather. 2009. Metabolic engineering of Escherichia coli for enhanced production of (R)- and (S)-3-hydroxybutyrate. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75(10):3137-3145. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02667-08. (link )

2008

Leonard, E., D. R. Nielsen, K. Solomon and K. Jones Prather. 2008. Engineering microbes with synthetic biology frameworks. Trends in Biotechnology 26(12):674-681. DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2008.08.003. (link )

2007

Nielsen, D. R., A. J. Daugulis and P. J. McLellan. 2007. Dynamic simulation of benzene vapor treatment by a two-phase partitioning bioscrubber: Part II: Model calibration, validation, and predictions. Biochemical Engineering Journal 36(1):250-261. DOI: 10.1016/j.bej.2007.02.027. (link )

Nielsen, D. R., A. J. Daugulis and P. J. McLellan. 2007. Dynamic smiulation of benzene vapor treatment by a two-phase partitioning bioscrubber: Part I: Model development, parameter estimation, and parametric sensitivity. Biochemical Engineering Journal 36(3):239-349. DOI: 10.1016/j.bej.2007.02.026. (link )

2006

Nielsen, D. R., P. J. McLellan and A. J. Daugulis. 2006. Direct estimation of the oxygen requirements of Achromobacter xylosaxidans for aerobic degradation of monoaromatic hydrocarbons (BTEX) in a bioscrubber. Biotechnology Letters 28(16):1293-1298. DOI: 10.1007/s10529-006-9093-8. (link )

Nielsen, D. R., K. N. Sask, P. J. McLellan and A. J. Daugulis. 2006. Benzene vapor treatment using a two-phase partitioning bioscrubber: An improved steady-state protocol to enhance long-term operation. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering 29(4):229-240. DOI: 10.1007/s00449-006-0071-2. (link )

2005

Nielsen, D. R., A. J. Daugulis and P. J. McLellan. 2005. Quanityfing maintenance energy requirements from the steady-state operation of a two-phase partitioning bioscrubber. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 90(2):248-257. DOI: 10.1002/bit.20431. (link )

Nielsen, D. R., A. J. Daugulis and P. J. McLellan. 2005. Transient perfornance of a two-phase partitioning bioscrubber treating a benzene-contaminated gas stream. Environmental Science and Technology 39(22):8971-8977. DOI: 10.1021/es051158s. (link )

Nielsen, D. R., A. J. Daugulis and P. J. McLellan. 2005. A restructured framework for modeling oxygen transfer in two-phase partitioning bioreactors. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 91(6):773-777. DOI: 10.1002/bit.20541. (link )

2003

Nielsen, D. R., A. J. Daugulis and P. J. McLellan. 2003. A novel method of simulating oxygen transfer in two-phase partitioning. Biotechnology and Bioengineering 83(6):735-741. DOI: 10.1002/bit.10721. (link )

2001

Ma, H., D. R. Nielsen, C. N. Bowman and R. H. Davis. 2001. Membrane surface modification and backpulsing for wastewater treatment. Separation Science and Technology 36(7):1553-1569. DOI: 10.1081/SS-100103888. (link )

Posters

2011

Nielsen, D. R. and H. L. Bateman. 2011. Effects of saltcedar on abundance and habitat utilization on the side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana). Poster presented at the 16-17 February 2011 The Landscape Ecology of Tamarisk 2011 Research Conference, Tucson, Arizona.