David W. Wendell
Ph.D: UCLA 2006 (Department of Biomedical Engineering )
M.S: Cornell University Ithaca, NY, 2002 (Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering )
B.S: Cornell University Ithaca, NY, 2000 (Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering)
2010 -To Present Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2009 -To Present Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2006 -2009 Post-doctoral scholar, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2002 -2006 Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2001 -2002 Graduate Student Researcher, Dept. Bio. & Env. Eng., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
2000 -2001 Lab Technician , Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Grant: #CBET-1552456 Investigators:Wendell, David 03-01-2016 -02-28-2021 National Science Foundation CAREER: Engineering Biological Photocatalysts for Selective Disinfection Role:PI $500,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Grant: #NSF CBET-1509022 Investigators:Wendell, David 09-01-2015 -08-31-2018 National Science Foundation A Synthetic Bacterial Riboswitch Sensor for Microcystin Detection and Remediation Role:PI $299,894.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Grant: #CBET-1550093 Investigators:Wendell, David 09-01-2015 -08-31-2016 National Science Foundation EAGER: Anthropogenic Impact Assessment in Environmental Water with Human Hyper-Variable Region Mitochondrial DNA Role:PI $60,901.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Grant: #EEC-1404766 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Bhattacharya, Prabir; Cohen, Kelly; Franco, John; Guliants, Vadim; Kastner, Jeffrey; Kukreti, Anant; Kupferle, Margaret; Lu, Mingming; Nistor, Vasille; Sorial, George; Wei, Heng; Wendell, David 05-01-2014 -04-30-2017 National Science Foundation RET Site on "Challenge-Based Learning and Engineering Design Process Enhanced Research Experiences for Middle and High School In-Service Teachers." Role:Collaborator $498,949.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Grant: #EP-C-11-006/PEG-UC-11-0002 Investigators:Sorial, George; Wendell, David 08-01-2011 -09-29-2011 Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials Role:PI $4,003.00 Active Level:Federal
Grant: #Task Order # 0310000364 T1 / MSA 85X10431 Investigators:Wendell, David 03-15-2011 -03-15-2013 Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati Applying Molecular Tools for MST in the Duck Creek Watershed Role:PI $150,000.00 Active Level:Local Government
Grant: #Task Order # 0310000364 / MSA 85X10431 Investigators:Buchberger, Steven; Suidan, Makram; Wendell, David 03-15-2011 -08-31-2013 Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati Detention-Based Green Infrastructure (DBGI) Assessment for Combined Sewer Overflow Control Role:Collaborator $434,341.00 Active Level:Local Government
Grant: #ODOT 27834 Investigators:Esfandiari, Leyla; Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Wendell, David 10-07-2016 -04-07-2017 Federal Highway Administration Noninvasive method to detect Eastern Hellbender in the state of Ohio using the environmental DNA Role:Collaborator $98,541.11 Active Level:Federal
Grant: #30792 (FHWA), Hellbender Phase II Investigators:Esfandiari, Leyla; Wendell, David 03-20-2018 -03-20-2021 Ohio Department of Transportation Phase II: Non-Invasive Detection and Identification of Eastern Hellbender in Ohio Surface Waters Using Aquatic Environmental DNA Role:PI $659,659.69 Active Level:State of Ohio
Grant: #SES-2026594 Investigators:Bhiwapurkar, Pravin; Black, Ann; Fry, Michael; Harfmann, Anton; Linders, Annulla; Nassif, Nabil; Rebola, Claudia; Tang, Ming; Wendell, David 01-01-2021 -12-31-2021 National Science Foundation Future of Work: Understanding the interrelationships between humans and technology to improve the quality of work life in smart buildings. Role:PI $149,720.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Grant: #OSU / ODH Investigators:Dean, Gary; Wendell, David 12-01-2020 -06-30-2021 Ohio Department of Health Dormitory wastewater monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 at Universities and Colleges in the State of Ohio - subaward Role:PI 98934.00 Active Level:Ohio, State of
07-01-2021 -06-30-2022 Ohio State University Dormitory wastewater monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 at Universities and Colleges in the State of Ohio - subaward Role:PI 160339.00 Hold Level:Higher Education
07-01-2021 -06-30-2022 Ohio State University Dormitory wastewater monitoring of SARS-CoV-2 at Universities and Colleges in the State of Ohio - subaward Role:PI 160339.00 Hold Level:Higher Education
Grant: #51393 / NU50CK000543 Investigators:Wendell, David 09-01-2022 -06-30-2023 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Campus Wastewater Monitoring _University of Cincinnati Campus Role:PI 178490.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Richard Brokamp, David Wendell, Carlo Montemagno (2008. ) Engineering the Calvin Cycle: A Cell Free Photoconversion System for Biofuels Generation .[Abstract]Co-Author
Jun Isobe, Zhilin Qu, Jordan Patti, David Wendell, Hyojick Choi, Carlo Montemagno (02-2006. ) Preliminary Studies on the Effect of Size on the Action Potential of an Excitable Vesicle .[Abstract] WSEAS Transactions on Systems, 5 (2 ) ,Co-Author
Hyo-Jick Choi, David Wendell, and Carlo D. Montemagno (2005. ) Engineering Emergent Functionality Using Synthetic Biomimetic Polymers .[Abstract]International Symposium on EcoTopia Science,
Jordan Patti, David Wendell, Jun Isobe, Carlo Montemagno (09-2004. ) Integration of Biological Molecules and Synthetic Membranes to Create Excitable Vesicles .[Abstract]Trends in Nanotechnology Abstract, Co-Author
Jinsoo Yi, David Wendell, Sergio Freire,Jacob Schmidt, Herc Nerves and Carlo Montemagno (08-2003. ) Microsphere Dynamics for Actin Based Nanorobotic Motility .[Abstract] Proceedings on Nanotechnology, 2 ,725Co-Author
Sergio Freire, David Wendell, Jin-Soo Yi, Hercules Neves, Jacob Schmidt, Toshikazu Hamasaki, and Carlo Montemagno (2003. ) Development of a cantilever-based system for measurement of biopolymerization forces .[Abstract]11th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology, Co-Author
Peer Reviewed Publications
Jacob Todd, Bala Murali Venkatesan, Elizabeth Wurtzler, Rashid Bashir and David Wendell (2016. ) Determining DNA Methylation State with an Engineered GP10-MeCP Nanopore .ACS Nano, ,
Elizabeth M. Wurtzler, Ranjani Ravi, Vikram Kapoor and David Wendell (2016. ) Direct Isothermal RNA Detection and Quantification Using Duplex Specific Nuclease .ACS Central Science, ,
Shelli L. Frey, Jacob Todd, Elizabeth Wurtzler and David Wendell (2015. ) A non-foaming proteosurfactant engineered from Ranaspumin-2 .Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, , 133 ,239-245
Scott Keely, Nichole Brinkman, Brian Zimmerman, David Wendell, Kristen Wiles, Susan De Long, Sybil Sharville, and Jay Garland (2015. ) Characterization of the Relative Importance of Human- and Infrastructure-Associated Bacteria in Graywater .Applied Microbiology, , 119 (1 ) ,289-301
Abderrahman Zehraoui, Vikram Kapoor, David Wendell, and George A. Sorial (2014. ) Impact of Alternate Use of Methanol on n-Hexane Biofiltration and Microbial Community Structure Diversity .Journal of Biochemical Engineering , , 85 ,110-118
Brian Zimmerman, Nicholas Ashbolt, Jay Garland, Scott Keely and David Wendell (2014. ) Human Mitochondrial DNA and Endogenous Bacterial Surrogates for Risk Assessment of Graywater Reuse .Environmental Science and Technology, , 48 (14 ) ,7993-8002
Abderrahman Zehraoui, David Wendell and George Sorial (2014. ) Treatment of Hydrophobic VOCs in Trickling Bed Air Biofilter: Emphasis on Long Term Effect of Initial Alternate Use of Hydrophilic VOCs and Microbial Species Evolution .UAWM: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, , 64 (10 ) ,1102-1111
Vikram Kapoor, Ronald DeBry, Dominic Boccelli and David Wendell (2014. ) Sequencing Human Mitochondrial Hypervariable Region II as a Molecular Fingerprint for Environmental Waters .Environmental Science and Technology, , 48 (18 ) ,10648-10655
Geshan Zhang, Elizabeth M. Wurtzler, Xuexiang He, Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda, Kevin O'Shea, Said M. El-Sheikh, Adel A. Ismail, David Wendell and Dionysios D. Dionysiou (2014. ) Identification of TiO2 photocatalytic destruction byproducts and reaction pathway of cylindrospermopsin .Applied Catalysis B, , 163 ,591-598
Vikram Kapoor, Tarja Pitka, Hodon ryu, Michael Elk, David Wendell, and Jorge Santo Domingo (2014. ) Distribution of human-specific Bacteroidales and fecal indicators in an urban watershed impacted by sewage pollution using RNA and DNA based quantitative PCR assays .Applied and Environmental Microbiology, , 81 (10 ) ,91-99
Vikram Kapoor and David Wendell (2013. ) Engineering Bacterial Efflux Pumps for Solar Powered Bioremediation of Surface Waters .Nano Letters, , 13 (5 ) ,2189-2193
Vikram Kapoor, Christopher Smith, Jorge SantoDamingo, Ting Lu and David Wendell (2013. ) Correlative Assessment of Fecal Indicators Using Human Mitochondrial DNA as a Direct Marker .Environmental Science and Technology, , 47 (18 ) ,10485-10493
Ting Lu, Biju George, MaryLynn Lodor, Deborah Metz, James Parrott, James Fitzpatrick, Gary Hunter,Vikram Kapoor, and David Wendell (2013. ) What is the right biomarker for water quality monitoring? .WE&T, , 52-55
Elizabeth Wurtzler and David Wendell (2013. ) A Streptavidin-SOG Chimera for All-Optical Immunoassays .Biomacromolecules, , 15 (1 ) ,228-233
Jacob Todd, Brad Thielman, David Wendell (2012. ) Detailed kinetic analysis of the Φ29 DNA packaging motor: Evidence for the coordinated inter-subunit ATPase activity of GP16 .Virology, , 432 (2 ) ,370-375
Cole Brokamp, Jacob Todd, Carlo Montemagno, David Wendell (2012. ) Single and Aggregate Electrophysiology of Cx43 Hemichannels .PLoS ONE, , 7 (10 ) ,
Bala Murali Venkatesan, James Polans, Jeffrey Comer, Supriya Sridhar, David Wendell, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Rashid Bashir (2011. ) Lipid bilayer coated Al2O3 nanopore sensors: towards a hybrid biological solid-state nanopore .Biomed Microdevices, , 13 (4 ) ,671-682
David Wendell (2010. ) Artificial photosynthesis processes as a means of producing biofuels .Biofuels , , 1 (6 ) ,855
David Wendell, Jacob Todd, and Carlo Montemagno (2010. ) Artificial Photosynthesis in Ranaspumin-2 Based Foam .Nano Letters, , 10 (9 ) ,3231
David Wendell, Peng Jing, Jia Geng, Varuni Subramaniam, Tae Jin Lee, Carlo Montemagno, and Peixuan (2009. ) Translocation of double-stranded DNA through membrane-adapted phi29 DNA motor protein nanopores .Nature Nanotechnology, , 4 (11 ) ,765
Hyo-Jick Choi, David Wendell, Carlo D. Montemagno (2007. ) Advances in Nano Biotic/Abiotic Hybrid Systems: Protein-Based Engineered Devices .Nanobiotechnology, , 3 (2 ) ,66
David Wendell, Jordan Patti, and Carlo D. Montemagno (2006. ) Using Biological Inspiration to Engineer Functional Nanostructured Materials .Small, , 2 (11 ) ,1324
Wendell, David W; Patti, Jordan; Montemagno, Carlo D (2006. ) More InformationSmall (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany), , 2 (11 ) ,1324-9
Karci A.;Wurtzler E.;de la Cruz A.;Wendell D.;Dionysiou D. (05-05-2018. ) More Information.Journal of Hazardous Materials, , 349 ,282-292
Mezgebe B.;Sorial G.;Wendell D.;Sahle-Demessie E. (01-01-2017. ) The removal of volatile trihalomethanes mixtures under different environmental conditions by using t .Proceedings of the Air and Waste Management Association's Annual Conference and Exhibition, AWMA, ,
Garde W.;Buchberger S.;Wendell D.;Kupferle M. (01-01-2017. ) More Information.Journal of Hazardous Materials, , 329 ,102-109
Wurtzler E.;Wendell D. (09-01-2016. ) More Information.PLoS ONE, , 11 (9 ) ,
Frey S.L.;Todd J.;Wurtzler E.;Strelez C.R.;Wendell D. (09-01-2015. ) More Information.Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, , 133 ,239-245
Keely S.;Brinkman N.;Zimmerman B.;Wendell D.;Ekeren K.;De Long S.;Sharvelle S.;Garland J. (07-01-2015. ) More Information.Journal of Applied Microbiology, , 119 (1 ) ,289-301
Zhang G.;Wurtzler E.M.;He X.;Nadagouda M.N.;O'Shea K.;El-Sheikh S.M.;Ismail A.A.;Wendell D.;Dionysiou D.D. (02-01-2015. ) More Information.Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, , 163 ,591-598
Kapoor V.;Pitkänen T.;Ryu H.;Elk M.;Wendell D.;Santo Domingo J. (01-01-2015. ) More Information.Applied and Environmental Microbiology, , 81 (1 ) ,91-99
Zimmerman B.;Ashbolt N.;Garland J.;Keely S.;Wendell D. (07-15-2014. ) More Information.Environmental Science and Technology, , 48 (14 ) ,7993-8002
Zehraoui A.;Kapoor V.;Wendell D.;Sorial G. (04-15-2014. ) More Information.Biochemical Engineering Journal, , 85 ,110-118
Wurtzler E.;Wendell D. (01-13-2014. ) More Information.Biomacromolecules, , 15 (1 ) ,228-233
Zehraoui A.;Wendell D.;Sorial G. (01-01-2014. ) More Information.Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, , 64 (10 ) ,1102-1111
Zehraoui A.;Wendell D.;Sorial G. (01-01-2014. ) More Information.Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, , 225 (8 ) ,
Kapoor V.;DeBry R.;Boccelli D.;Wendell D. (01-01-2014. ) More Information.Environmental Science and Technology, , 48 (18 ) ,10648-10655
Kapoor V.;Smith C.;Santo Domingo J.;Lu T.;Wendell D. (09-17-2013. ) More Information.Environmental Science and Technology, , 47 (18 ) ,10485-10493
Kapoor V.;Wendell D. (05-08-2013. ) More Information.Nano Letters, , 13 (5 ) ,2189-2193
Ravi R.;Kapoor V.;Wendell D. (01-01-2013. ) Rapid detection and quantification of norovirus in environmental waters using a novel isothermal ass .86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2013, , 7 ,4363-4367
Kapoor V.;Bahar A.;George B.;Lu T.;Wendell D. (01-01-2013. ) Use of mitochondrial DNA and bacteroides for source tracking in fecally contaminated surface water .86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2013, , 11 ,7224-7230
Lu T.;Kapoor V.;Wendell D.;Lodor M.L.;George B.;Metz D.;Fitzpatrick J.;Hunter G. (01-01-2013. ) Fecal coliforms, E. Coli or Alternative Pathogens, What is the Right Indicator for Water Quality Mon .86th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2013, , 10 ,6234-6242
Todd J.;Thielman B.;Wendell D. (10-25-2012. ) More Information.Virology, , 432 (2 ) ,370-375
Brokamp C.;Todd J.;Montemagno C.;Wendell D. (10-24-2012. ) More Information.PLoS ONE, , 7 (10 ) ,
Kapoor V.;Lu T.;Wendell D. (01-01-2012. ) Applying molecular tools for microbial source tracking in the Duck Creek watershed .WEFTEC 2012 - 85th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, , 10 ,6541-6561
Lu T.;Kapoor V.;Wendell D.;Johnstone R.;Donald L.;George B. (01-01-2012. ) A holistic watershed planning approach: How MSDGC conducts an integrated water quality monitoring pr .WEFTEC 2012 - 85th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference, , 3 ,1416-1423
Venkatesan B.;Polans J.;Comer J.;Sridhar S.;Wendell D.;Aksimentiev A.;Bashir R. (08-01-2011. ) More Information.Biomedical Microdevices, , 13 (4 ) ,671-682
Wendell D.W. (11-01-2010. ) More Information.Biofuels, , 1 (6 ) ,855-860
Wendell D.;Todd J.;Montemagno C. (09-08-2010. ) More Information.Nano Letters, , 10 (9 ) ,3231-3236
Wendell D.;Jing P.;Geng J.;Subramaniam V.;Lee T.J.;Montemagno C.;Guo P. (01-01-2009. ) More Information.Nature Nanotechnology, , 4 (11 ) ,765-772
Choi H.;Wendell D.;Montemagno C. (05-01-2007. ) More Information.Nanobiotechnology, , 3 (2 ) ,66-75
Wendell D.;Dy E.;Patti J.;Montemagno C. (02-19-2007. ) More Information.Nanobiotechnology II: More Concepts and Applications, , 401-418
Wendell D.;Montemagno C. (12-01-2006. ) Excitable vesicles - A new platform for investigating biological complexity .3rd Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices, FNANO 2006, , 119-120
Isobe J.;Qu Z.;Patti J.;Wendell D.;Choi H.;Montemagno C. (02-01-2006. ) Preliminary studies on the effect of size on the action potential of an excitable vesicle .WSEAS Transactions on Systems, , 5 (2 ) ,347-352
Yi J.;Wendell D.;Freire S.;Schmidt J.;Nerves H.;Montemagno C. (01-01-2003. ) More Information.Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, , 2 ,725-728
David W. Wendell (2006. ) Nanoscale Networking: Engineering Polymer Vesicle Communication with Connexin .
David Wendell, Dean Ho and Carlo Montemagno (2007 ) Complexity and Emergence as Design Principles for Engineering Decentralized Nanoscale Systems Springer Handbook on Nanotechnology . (Author)
David Wendell, Eric Dy, Jordan Patti, and Carlo D. Montemagno (2007 ) Nanobiotechnology II:More Concepts and Applications Biologically Inspired Hybrid Nanodevices .Wiley Press, Niemeyer, Christof and Mirkin, Chad A. Editors (Author)
Wendell, D.W. (2010. ) Engineering Hybrid Biotic/Abiotic Systems .ASME, Sharonville, OH.
Wendell, D.W. (02-2009. ) Engineering and Fabricating Hybrid Biotic/Abiotic Systems .NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Program, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Wendell, D.W. (12-2008. ) Nanotechnology, what is it? .Glaucoma Foundation, New York City, NY.
Wendell, D.W. (11-2006. ) Biologic Nanofabrication .Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH.
Wendell. D (2011. ) Light Activated Insulin Release from Pancreatic Beta Cells .Cincinnati Diabetes and Obesity Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Wendell. D (2015. ) Engineering Energy Harvesting Remediation Materials with Synthetic Biology .University of Louisville, Louisville KY .
Wendell. D (2014. ) Artificial Photosynthesis Using Hybrid Biotic/Abiotic Nano Architectures .The Royal Society, Chicheley Hall, London England.
Wendell. D (2014. ) Engineering Remediation Materials and Sensors with Synthetic Biology .Miami University, Oxford OH.
Wendell D (2013. ) Engineering Molecular Efflux Pumps for Bioremediation of Groundwater .National Groundwater Association Summit, San Antonio, Texas.
Wendell D (2013. ) Nanoscale Biological Engineering .Global Thinker Series, Eastside Prep Seattle, WA .
Wendell D (2012. ) Applying Molecular Tools in the Duck Creek Watershed .GCWW, Cincinnati, OH.
Wendell D (2011. ) Engineering Biologically Functionalized Materials .BYU, Provo UT.
Wendell D (2011. ) Artificial Photosynthesis within an Ranaspumin-2 based Foam .Global Artificial Photosynthesis Conference, Lord Howe Island, Australia.
2004 Trends in Nanotechnology Award Segovia, Spain
2004 -2005 University of California, Los Angeles, Bioengineering Departmental Fellowship
2010 International Earth Award, Grand Prize Winner and Future Category Winner
Brian Zimmerman (Master ) Chair Status:Completed 2014
Christopher Smith (Master ) Chair Status:In Progress 2016
Dan Li (Master ) Chair Status:Completed 2011
Elizabeth Wurtzler (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 2016
Ranjani Ravi (Master ) Chair Status:Completed 2014
Vikram Kapoor (Doctoral ) Chair Status:Completed 2014
2007 -To Present: Support for Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources, founder and moderator, A Facebook cause, with over 85,000 members. All donations and fundraising benefit the non-profit organization: The Clean Energy Coalition, a Michigan based group dedicated to community education and alternative energy awareness.
2004 -To Present: Biophysical Society Member.
1998: thaca Science Center, water pressure module. Provided an acrylic installment to demonstrate water pressure as a function of depth. An interactive display designed for young children (ages 4-8) to explain hydraulic pressure.
1996 -To Present: American Indian Program, member. Promotes American Indian studies, community outreach, and various Native American social and cultural events.
1996 -1998: NCAA Football DI-AA, Cornell University, DT and DE
Duplex Specific Nuclease as a Means of Isothermal Amplified RNA Detection Wendell, D., Ravi, R., Kapoor, V. , 2015
StrepMiniSog: A novel biotin-binding and singlet oxygen generating protein Wendell, D., Wurtzler, B. , 2014
Bacterial Efflux Pump and delta-Rhodopsin Wendell, D., Kapoor, V. , 2013
Bubble Architectures and Methods of Making and Using Thereof Montemagno, C. Wendell, D. Choi, H.J. , 2011
Engineered Rsn-2 for use as a biologically labile surfactant Wendell, D., Montemagno, C. , 2010
A Membrane Bound Nanopore from the Capsid Protein GP10 Wendell, D., Montemagno, C. , 2009
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