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François Perreault

François Perreault

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

francois.perreault@asu.edu

480-965-4028

School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Arizona State University
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Biography

Dr. Francois Perreault joined the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University as an Assistant Professor in August 2015. Before joining ASU, he was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at Yale University. Dr. Perreault received his B.Sc in Environmental Biology (2006) from the University of Montreal. He then completed an M.Sc in Chemistry and Biochemistry (2008) and a Ph.D in Environmental Sciences (2012) in the Department of Chemistry and the Institute of Environmental Sciences of the University of Quebec in Montreal. In his work, he uses an interdisciplinary approach, combining microbiology, chemistry, and nanotechnology, to address critical issues related to water quality and water treatment. His current research focuses on the development of biofouling control strategies in engineered systems, the use of novel nanomaterials for water treatment technologies, and in understanding the fundamental interactions of nanomaterials with biological systems.

Education

  • PhD, Environmental Sciences, University of Quebec-Montreal, 2012
  • MS, Chemistry (conc. biochemistry), University of Quebec-Montreal, 2008
  • BS, Biological Sciences (conc. environmental sciences), University of Montreal, 2006

Expertise

Journal Articles

2015

de Faria, A. F., F. Perreault, E. Shaulsky, L. H. Arias Chavez and M. Elimelech. 2015. Antimicrobial electrospun bipolymer nanofiber mats functionalized with graphene oxide-silver nanocomposites. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7(23):12751-12759. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b01639. (link )

Perreault, F., A. Fonseca de Faria and M. Elimelech. 2015. Environmental applications of graphene-based nanomaterials. Chemical Society Reviews 44:5861-5896. DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00021A. (link )

Perreault, F., A. Fonseca de Faria, S. Nejati and M. Elimelech. 2015. Antimicrobial properties of graphene oxide nanosheets: Why size matters. ACS Nano 9(7):7226-7236. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b02067. (link )

Romero-Vargas Castrillon, S., F. Perreault, A. Fonseca de Faria and M. Elimelech. 2015. Interaction of graphene oxide with bacterial cell membranes: Insights from force spectroscopy. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 2(4):112-117. DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00066. (link )

2014

Perreault, F., S. Pedroso Melegari, C. Funghetto Fuzinatto, N. Bogdan, M. Morin, R. Popovic and W. Gerson Matias. 2014. Toxicity of pamam-coated gold nanoparticles in different unicellular models. Environmental Toxicity 29(3):328-336. DOI: 10.1002/tox.21761. (link )

Perreault, F., R. Popovic and D. Dewez. 2014. Different toxicity mechanisms between bare and polymer-coated copper oxide nanoparticles in Lemna gibba. Environmental Pollution 185:219-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.10.027. (link )

Perreault, F., M. Samadani and D. Dewez. 2014. Effect of soluble copper released from copper oxide nanoparticles solubilisation on growth and photosynthetic processes of Lemna gibba L. Nanotoxicology 8(4):374-382. DOI: 10.3109/17435390.2013.789936. (link )

Perreault, F., M. E. Tousley and M. Elimelech. 2014. Thin-film composite polyamide membranes functionalized with biocidal graphene oxide nanosheets. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 1(1):71-76. DOI: 10.1021/ez4001356. (link )

2013

Dewez, D. and F. Perreault. 2013. Effect of the anthrocyanic epidermal layer on Photosystem II and I energy dissipation processes in Tradescantia pallida (Rose) Hunt. Acta Pysiologiae Plantarum 35(2):463-472. DOI: 10.1007/s11738-012-1089-5. (link )

Pedroso Melegari, S., F. Perreault, R. H. Ribeiro Costa, R. Popovic and W. Gerson Matias. 2013. Evaluation of toxicity and oxidative stress induced by copper oxide nanoparticles in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Aquatic Toxicology 142-143(October):431-440. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2013.09.015. (link )

2012

Didur, O., F. Perreault, A. Oukarroum, D. Dewez and R. Popovic. 2012. Alteration of photosystem II activity by atrazine on Chlamydomonas reinhardtii synchronized and asynchronized cell cycle cultures. Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 94(5):906-917. DOI: 10.1080/02772248.2012.686617. (link )

Melegari, S. P., F. Perreault, S. Moukha, R. Popovic, E. E. Creppy and W. G. Matias. 2012. Induction to oxidative stress by saxitoxin investigated through liquid peroxidation in Neuro 2A cells and Chlamydomonas reinhardtii alga. Chemosphere 89(1):38-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.04.009. (link )

Oukarroum, A., S. Bras, F. Perreault and R. Popovic. 2012. Inhibitory effects of silver nanoparticles in two green algae, Chlorella vulgaris and Dunaliella tertiolecta. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 78(April):80-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.11.012. (link )

Oukarroum, A., F. Perreault and R. Popovic. 2012. Interactive effects of temperature and copper on photosystem II photochemistry in Chlorella vulgaris. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 110(May):9-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2012.02.003. (link )

Oukarroum, A., S. Polchtchikov, F. Perreault and R. Popovic. 2012. Temperature influence on silver nanoparticles inhibitory effect on photosystem II photochemistry in two green algae, Chlorella vulgaris and Dunaliella tertiolecta. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 19(5):1755-1762. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-011-0689-8. (link )

Perreault, F., N. Bogdan, M. Morin, J. Claverie and R. Popovic. 2012. Interaction of gold nanoglycodendrimers with algal cells (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii) and their effect on physiological processes. Nanotoxicology 6(2):109-120. DOI: 10.3109/17435390.2011.562325. (link )

Perreault, F., A. Oukarroum, S. Pedroso Melegari, W. Gerson Matias and R. Popovic. 2012. Polymer coating of copper oxide nanoparticles increases nanoparticles uptake and toxicity in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Chemosphere 87(11):1388-1394. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.02.046. (link )

Perreault, F., S. Pedroso Melegari, C. Henning da Costa, A. L. de Oliveira Franco Rossetto, R. Popovic and W. Gerson Matias. 2012. Genotoxic effects of copper oxide nanoparticles in Neuro 2A cell cultures. Science of The Total Environment 441(December):117-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.09.065. (link )

Perreault, F., M. Seleme Matias, A. Oukarroum, W. Gerson Matias and R. Popovic. 2012. Okadaic acid inhibits cell growth and photosynthetic electron transport in the alga Dunaliella tertiolecta. Science of The Total Environment 414(January):198-204. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.10.045. (link )

Pirastru, L., M. Darwish, F. Chu, F. Perreault, L. Sirois, L. Sleno and R. Popovic. 2012. Carotenoid production and change of photosynthetic functions in Scenedesmus sp. exposed to nitrogen-limitation and acetate treatment. Journal of Applied Phycology 24(1):117-124. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-011-9657-4. (link )

Pirastru, L., F. Perreault, F. Chu, A. Oukarroum, L. Sieno, R. Popovic and D. Dewez. 2012. Long-term stress induced by nitrogen deficiency, sodium chloride, and high light on photosystem II activity and carotenogenesis of green alga Scenedesmus sp. Botany 90(11):1007-1014. DOI: 10.1139/b2012-077. (link )

2011

Perreault, F., J. Dionne, O. Didur, P. Juneau and R. Popovic. 2011. Effect of cadmium on photosystem II activity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: Alteration of O-J-I-P fluorescence transients indicating the change of activation energies within photosystem II. Photosynthesis Research 107(2):151-157. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-010-9609-x. (link )

Perreault, F., M. Seleme Matias, S. Pedroso Melegari, C. R. Silva de Carvalho Pinto, E. E. Creppy, R. Popovic and W. Gerson Matias. 2011. Investigation of animal and algal bioassays for reliable saxitoxin ecotoxicity and cytotoxicity risk evaluation. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74(4):1021-1026. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2011.01.016. (link )

2010

Lioussanne, L., F. Perreault, M. Jolicoeur and M. St-Arnaud. 2010. The bacterial community of tomato rhizosphere is modified by inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi but unaffected by soil enrichment with mycorrhizal root exudates or inoculation with Phytophthora nicotianae. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42(3):373-483. DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.11.034. (link )

Perreault, F., D. Dewez, C. Fortin, P. Juneau, A. Diallo and R. Popovic. 2010. Effect of aluminum on cellular division and photosynthetic electron transport in Euglena gracilis and Chlamydomonas acidophila. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 29(4):887-892. DOI: 10.1002/etc.109. (link )

Perreault, F., A. Oukarroum, L. Pirastru, L. Sirois, W. Gerson Matias and R. Popovic. 2010. Evaluation of copper oxide nanoparticles toxicity using chlorophyll a fluorescence imaging in Lemna gibba. Journal of Botany 2010:Art. 763142. DOI: 10.1155/2010/763142. (link )

Saison, C., F. Perreault, J. Daigle, C. Fortin, J. Claverie, M. Morin and R. Popovic. 2010. Effect of core-shell copper oxide nanoparticles on cell culture morphology and photosynthesis (photosystem II energy distribution) in the green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Aquatic Toxicology 96(2):109-114. DOI: 10.1016/j.aquatox.2009.10.002. (link )

2009

Perreault, F., N. Ait Ali, C. Saison, R. Popovic and P. Juneau. 2009. Dichromate effect on energy dissipation of photosystem II and photosystem I in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 96(1):24-29. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2009.03.011. (link )

2008

Ait Ali, N., P. Juneau, F. Perreault and R. Popovic. 2008. Effect of dichromate on photosystem II activity in xanthophyll-deficient mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Photosynthesis Research 95(1):45-53. DOI: 10.1007/s11120-007-9227-4. (link )

2007

Dewez, D., N. Ait Ali, F. Perreault and R. Popovic. 2007. Rapid chlorophyll a fluorescence transient of Lemna gibba leaf as an indication of light and hydroxylamine effect on photosystem II activity. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 6(5):532-538. DOI: 10.1039/B613605B. (link )

Posters

2014

Perreault, F., A. Fonseca de Faria, S. Nejati and M. Elimelech. 2014. Antimicrobial properties of graphene oxide nanosheets: Why size matters. Poster presented at the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors 2015 Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

2010

Dewez, D. and F. Perreault. 2010. Role of the anthocyanic cell layer as a passive photoregulatory mechanism of energy dissipation in photosynthesis. Poster presented at the 13th Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Research Conference, Concordia University, Montreal.

Perreault, F., J. Dionne and R. Popovic. 2010. Cd-induced change in the OJIP fluorescence transient activation energy. Poster presented at the 27th Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Woods Hole.

Perreault, F., J. Gogot, O. Didur, P. Juneau and R. Popovic. 2010. Influence de la paroi cellulaire des algues dans la sensibilité des bioessais pour les métaux et les herbicides. Poster presented at the 78ième congrès de l’Association Canadienne Francophone pour le Savoir, Montreal.

Perreault, F., C. Tardy-Laporte, C. Saison, P. Juneau, W. Gerson Matias, M. Morin, J. Claverie and R. Popovic. 2010. Core-shell copper oxyde nanoparticles toxicity in algae: Role of the algal cell wall. Poster presented at the 3rd Montreal Plant Meeting, Concordia University, Montreal.

2009

Perreault, F., D. Dewez, O. Didur, M. Vincent and R. Popovic. 2009. Investigation of cadmium toxicity in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with and without cell wall using chlorophyll fluorescence parameters. Poster presented at the 36th Aquatic Toxicology Workshop, La Malbaie.

2008

Perreault, F., N. Ait Ali, C. Saison, R. Popovic and P. Juneau. 2008. Dichromate effect on PSII-PSI electron transport in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Poster presented at the 25th Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Woods Hole.

Perreault, F., D. Dewez, J. Dionne, P. Juneau and R. Popovic. 2008. Alteration of photosystem II activity by cadmium effect: Activation energy related to O-J-I-P fluorescence transients. Poster presented at the 25th Eastern Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Woods Hole.

2007

Perreault, F., N. Ait Ali, C. Saison, P. Juneau and R. Popovic. 2007. Alteration of energy dissipation by dichromate in xanthophyll deficient mutants of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Poster presented at the 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis, Glasgow, Scotland.

Perreault, F., D. Dewez, N. Ait Ali, C. Saison, P. Juneau and R. Popovic. 2007. Paramètres de fluorescence chlorophyllienne comme biomarqueur de la toxicité du Cd chez Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Poster presented at the 23ième congrès de l’Association Canadienne sur la Qualité des Eaux, Sherbrooke.

Perreault, F., A. Diallo, R. Popovic and P. Juneau. 2007. Effect of aluminium on growth and photosynthesis of Euglena gracilis and Chlamydomonas acidophila. Poster presented at the SETAC North America 28th Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Presentations

2014

Perreault, F., M. E. Tousley and M. Elimelech. 2014. Surface functionalization of thin-film composite polyamide membranes with antimicrobial graphene oxide nanosheets. Presentation at the 88th American Chemical Society Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

2012

Perreault, F., D. Dewez and R. Popovic. 2012. Toxicité des Nanoparticules de CuO chez le macrophyte aquatique Lemna gibba. Presentation at the 80ième congrès de l’ACFAS, Montreal.

2011

Perreault, F., A. Oukarroum and R. Popovic. 2011. Effet de l'encapsulation des nanoparticules de CuO sur sa toxicité chez Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Presentation at the Colloque Annuel du Chapitre Saint-Laurent, Montreal.

Perreault, F., A. Oukarroum and R. Popovic. 2011. Mécanismes de toxicité des nanoparticules de CuO chez Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Presentation at the 79ième congrès de l’ACFAS, Sherbrooke.

2010

Perreault, F., C. Tardy-Laporte, W. Gerson Matias, N. Bogdan, M. Morin and R. Popovic. 2010. Interactions des nanoparticules or-dendrimères avec l’algue Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Presentation at the 78ième congrès de l’ACFAS, Montreal.

2009

Perreault, F., C. Saison, N. Bogdan, M. Morin, J. Gogot, O. Didur, C. Tardy-Laporte, J. Claverie and R. Popovic. 2009. Investigation of nano-gold glycodendrimers interactions with algal cells and its effect on photochemical processes. Presentation at the 36th Aquatic Toxicology Workshop, La Malbaie.

2008

Perreault, F., C. Saison, P. Juneau and R. Popovic. 2008. Effet du dichromate sur l’interaction entre les photosystèmes II et I chez Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Presentation at the XI Colloque Annuel des Étudiants-Chercheurs en Chimie et en Biochimie de l’UQAM, Montreal, Canada.