Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1992
M.Eng., Stevens Institute of Technology, 1988
B.A., University of Rochester, 1972
Major Research Projects and Activities
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Indiana University, Biology Department
- Berlin Institute of Technology (Technische Universität Berlin), Berlin, Germany, 2008-2009
- Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany, 2001-2002
- Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control (EAWAG), Dübendorf, Switzerland, 1992-1993
- University of Arizona, 1988-1992
- AIG Consultants, Inc, 1983-1988
- Insurance Company of North America, 1977-1983
- University of Miami, 1976-1977
- Chubb and Son, Inc, 1974-1976
- Santa Clara County Public Health Department Laboratory, 1972-1974
- Biogenic coalbed methane production: Determination of chemical compound classes supporting microbial methanogenesis.” American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund 2009 — 2011
- Editorial Board - Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2005 — 2010
- “Adaptive response of microbial communities and Fe biomineralization pathways to anaerobic redox cycling of Fe and N in sediments”, NSF Division of Earth Sciences. 2005 — 2009
- “Investigating morphological and isotopic biosignatures of terrestrial iron bacteria – A potential mars analog”. NASA. 2005 — 2009
Awards, Honors & Certifications
- SPEA Undergraduate Teaching Award. 1997
- Indiana University Teaching Excellence Recognition Award (TERA). 1997
- Fulbright Senior Scholar, US State Department, 2001-2002
Bioremediation, environmental microbiology, and biogeochemistry with a focus on the microbial reduction of iron oxides and nitrate, microbial iron oxidation, biotransformation of metals and chlorinated hydrocarbons, and combined microbial:geochemical interactions
- Chakraborty, A., and F. Picardal.(2013) Induction of Nitrate-Dependent Fe(II) Oxidation by Fe(II) in Dechloromonas sp. Strain UWNR4 and Acidovorax sp. Strain 2AN. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79:748-752.
- Picardal, F. (2012). Abiotic and microbial interactions during anaerobic transformations of Fe and NOx-. Frontiers in Microbiology 3. DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2012.00112.
- Chakraborty, A., Roden, E.E., Schieber, J., and Picardal, F. (2011). Enhanced Growth of Acidovorax sp. Strain 2AN during Nitrate-Dependent Fe(II) Oxidation in Batch and Continuous-Flow Systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77, 8548-8556.
- Coby, A.J., Picardal, F., Shelobolina, E., Xu, H., and Roden, E.E. (2011). Repeated Anaerobic Microbial Redox Cycling of Iron. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77, 6036-6042.
- Picardal, F.W., Zaybak, Z., Chakraborty, A., Schieber, J., and Szewzyk, U. (2011). Microaerophilic, Fe(II)-dependent Growth and Fe(II) Oxidation by a Dechlorospirillum Species. FEMS Microbiology Letters 319, 51-57.
- Regberg, A., Singha, K., Tien, M., Picardal, F., Zheng, Q., Schieber, J., Roden, E., and Brantley, S.L. (2011). Electrical Conductivity as an Indicator of Iron Reduction Rates in Abiotic and Biotic Systems. Water Resources Research 47, W04509.
- Gößner, A. S., F. Picardal, R. S. Tanner, and Harold L. Drake. (2008). Carbon metabolism of the moderately acid-tolerant acetogen Clostridium Drakei isolated from peat. FEMS Microbiology Letters 287:236-242.
- Strapoc, D., F. W. Picardal, C. Turich, I. Schaperdoth, J. L. Macalady, J. S. Lipp, Y.-S. Lin, T. F. Ertefai, F. Schubotz, K.-U. Hinrichs, M. Mastalerz, and A. Schimmelmann. 2008. Methane-producing microbial community in a coal bed of the Illinois Basin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74:2424-2432.
- Adebusoye, S. A., M. O. Ilori, F. W. Picardal, and O. O. Amund. (2008). Extensive biodegradation of polychlorinated biphenyls in Aroclor 1242 and electrical transformer fluid (Askarel) by natural strains of microorganisms indigenous to contaminated African systems. Chemosphere 73:126-132.
- Adebusoye, S. A., F. W. Picardal, M. O. Ilori, and O. O. Amund. 2008. Evidence of aerobic utilization of di-ortho-substituted trichlorobiphenyls as growth substrates by Pseudomonas sp. SA-6 and Ralstonia sp. SA-4. Environmental Microbiology 10(5):1165-1174.
- Adebusoye, Sunday A., Ilori, M. O., Picardal, F. W., and O. O. Amund. (2008) Influence of chlorobenzoic acids on the growth and degradation potentials of PCB-degrading microorganisms. World J of Microbiology and Biotechnology 24(7): 1203-1208.
- Adebusoye, Sunday A., Ilori, M. O., Picardal, F. W., and O. O. Amund. (2008) Cometabolic degradation of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) by axenic cultures of Ralstonia sp. strain SA-5 and Pseudomonas sp. strain SA-6 obtained from Nigerian contaminated soils. World J of Microbiology and Biotechnology 24(1): 61-68.
- Adebusoye, Sunday A., Ilori, M. O., Picardal, F. W., and O. O. Amund. (2008) Metabolism of chlorinated biphenyls: Use of 3,3'- and 3,5-dichlorobiphenyl as sole sources of carbon by natural species of Ralstonia and Pseudomonas. Chemosphere 70: 656-663.
- Adebusoye, S. A., F. W. Picardal, M. O. Ilori, O. O. Amund, and C. Fuqua. 2008. Characterization of multiple novel aerobic polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-utilizing bacterial strains indigenous to contaminated tropical African soils. Biodegradation 19:145-159.
- Cooper, D. Craig, Coby, A.J., and F. W. Picardal (2006). Interactions between microbial iron reduction and metal geochemistry: Effect of redox cycling on transition metal speciation in iron bearing sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 40(6):1884-1891.
- Coby, A.J. and F.W. Picardal. (2006). Influence of sediment components on the immobilization of Zn during microbial Fe-(hydr)oxide reduction. Environmental Science and Technology 40(12):3813-1818.
- Coby, Aaron J. and Flynn W. Picardal (2005). Inhibition of NO3- and NO2- by microbial Fe(III) reduction: Evidence of a reaction between NO2- and cell surface-bound Fe2+. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71(9):5267-5274.
- Cooper, D.C., Neal, A.L., Kukkadapu, R.K., Brewe, D., Coby A., and F.W. Picardal (2005). Effects of sediment iron mineral composition on microbially mediated changes in divalent metal speciation: Importance of ferrihydrite. Geochimica et Cosmochima Acta 69(7):1739-1754.
- Picardal, F. and D.C. Cooper (2005). Microbially Mediated Changes in the Mobility of Contaminant Metals in Soils and Sediments. In : I. Ahmad, S. Hayat, and J. Pitchel (eds.), Heavy Metal Contamination of Soil: Problems and Remedies. Science Publishers, USA.
- Cooper, D.C., Picardal, F.W., Schimmelmann, A., and A. J. Coby (2003). Chemical and biological interactions during nitrate and goethite reduction by Shewanella putrefaciens 200. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 69(6):3517-3525.