Hochella Group

Selected Publications by M. F. Hochella, Jr. and Colleagues: The Hochella group has published nearly 160 articles that have been cited over 6,200 times with an h-index of 46.


  • Aruguete DM, Kim B, Hochella MF Jr, Pruden-Bagchi A. (2013) Antimicrobial nanotechnology: Implications for the management of multiple drug-resistant pathogens. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 15, 93-102.
  • Plathe KL, von der Kammer F, Hasselov M, Moore JN, Murayama M, Hofmann T, Hochella MF Jr (2013) The role of nanominerals and mineral nanoparticles in the transport of toxic trace metals: Field-flow fractionation and analytical TEM analyses after nanoparticle isolation and density separation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 102, 213-225.

  • Echigo T, Monsegue N, Aruguete D, Murayama M, Hochella Jr MF (2013) Nanopores in hematite (a-Fe2O3) nanocrystals observed by electron tomography. American Mineralogist 98, 154-163.


  • French RA, Caraballo MA, Kim B, Rimstidt JD, Murayama M, Hochella Jr MF (2012) The enigmatic iron oxyhydroxysulfate nanomineral schwertmannire: Morphology, structure, and composition. American Mineralogist 97, 1469-1482.
  • Echigo T, Aruguete D, Murayama M, Hochella Jr MF (2012) Influence of size, morphology, surface structure, and aggregate state on reductive dissolution of hematite nanoparticles with ascorbic acid. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta (in press). Abstract

  • Castillo J, Perez-Lopez R, Caraballo MA, Nieto JM, Martins M, Clara Costa M, Olias M, Ceron JC, Tucoulou R (2012) Biologically-induced precipitation of sphalerite-wurtzite nanoparticles by sulfate-reducing bacteria: Implications for acid mine drainage treatment. Science of the Total Environment (in press).

  • Macias F, Caraballo MA, Nieto JM, Rötting TS, Ayora C (2012) Natural pretreatment and passive remediation of highly polluted acid mine drainage. Journal of Environmental Management 104, 93-100.

  • Kim B., Murayama M., Coleman B., Hochella Jr M.F. (2012) Characterization and environmental implications of nano- and larger TiO2 particles in sewage sludge, and soils amended with sewage sludge. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 14 (4), 1129-1137.

  • Hochella Jr M.F., Aruguete D., Kim B., Madden A.S. (2012) Naturally occurring inorganic nanoparticles: General assessment and a global budget for one of Earth’s last unexplored geochemical components. In: Nature’s Nanostructures. Pan Stanford Publishing, Australia. 1-42. Buy the book


  • Cerrato JM, Knocke WR, Hochella MF Jr, Dietrich AM, Jones A, Cromer TF (2011) Application of XPS and Solution Chemistry Analyses to Investigate Soluble Manganese Removal by MnO(x)(s)-Coated Media. Environmental Science & Technology 45 (23), 10068-10074.

  • Wiesner MR, Lowry GV, Casman E, Bertsch PM, Matson CW, Di Giulio RT, Liu J, and Hochella, MF (2011) Meditations on the Ubiquity and Mutability of Nano-Sized Materials in the Environment. ACS Nano 5 (11), 8466-8470.
  • Madden A.S., Hochella M.F., Jr., Glasson, G.E., Grady, J.R., Bank, T.L., Green, A.M., Norris, M.A., Hurst, A.N., Eriksson, S.C. (2011) Welcome to Nanoscience: Interdisciplinary Environmental Explorations, Grades 9-12. National Science Teachers Association (NSTA Press), 140 pp.


  • Cerrato J.M., Hochella M.F., Jr., Knocke W.R., Dietrich A.M., and Cromer F. (2010) Use of XPS to identify the oxidation state of Mn in solid surfaces of filtration media oxide samples from drinking water treatment plants. Environmental Science and Technology 44, 5881-5886.
  • Kim B., Park C.-S., Murayama M., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2010) Discovery and characterization of silver sulfide nanoparticles in final sewage sludge products. Environmental Science and Technology 44, 7509-7514.
  • Plathe, K.L., von der Kammer, F., Hassellöv, M., Moore, J., Murayama, M., Hofmann, T., Hochella, M.F., Jr. (2010) Using FlFFF and aTEM to determine trace metal-nanoparticle associations in riverbed sediment. Environmental Chemistry 7 (1) 82-93.
  • Aruguete, D.M., Guest, J.S., Yu, W.W., Love, N.G., and Hochella, M.F., Jr. (2010) Interaction of CdSe/CdS core-shell quantum dots and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Environmental Chemistry 7 (1) 28-35.
  • Aruguete, D.M. and Hochella, M.F., Jr. (2010) Bacteria-nanoparticle interactions and their environmental implications. Environmental Chemistry 7 (1), 3-9.


  • Aruguete, D.M., Liu, J. and Hochella, M.F., Jr. (2009) Size/Shape-Property Relationships of Non-Carbonaceous Inorganic Nanoparticles and Their Environmental Applications. In Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Nanotechnology. Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., West Sussex, United Kingdom, 79-108.

  • Liu J., Aruguete D., and Hochella M.F. Jr. (2009) Influence of size and aggregation on the non-oxidative dissolution of galena (PbS). Environmental Science and Technology 43 (21) 8178-8183.

  • Weisner M.R., Lowry G.V., Jones K.L., Hochella M.F. Jr., Di Giulio R.T., Casman E., and Bernhardt E.S. (in press) Decreasing uncertainties in assessing environmental exposure, risk and ecological implications of nanomaterials. Environmental Science and Technology 43 (17) 6458-6462.
  • Learman D.R., Yi H., Brown S.D., Martin S.L., Geesey G.G., Stevens A.M., and Hochella M.F. Jr. (2009) Involvement of Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 LuxS in biofilm development and sulfur metabolism. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75 (5), 1301-1307.
  • Wigginton N.S., Rosso K.M., Stack A.G., Hochella M.F., Jr. (2009) Long-range electron transfer across cytochrome-hematite interfaces. J. Phys. Chem. C 113 (6), 2096-2103.
  • Bose S., Hochella M.F., Jr., Gorbi Y.A., Kennedy D.W., McCready D.E., Madden A.S., Lower B.H. (2009) Bioreduction of hematite nanoparticles by the dissimilatory iron reducing bacterium Shewanella oneidensis MR-1. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73 (4), 962-976.


  • Hochella M.F., Jr. (2008) Nanogeoscience: From origins to cutting edge applications. Elements 4, 373-378.
  • Liu J., Aruguete D.M., Jinschek J., Rimstidt J.D. and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2008) The non-oxidative dissolution of galena nanocrystals: Insights into mineral dissolution rates as a function of grain size, shape and aggregation state. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 72 (24), 5984-5996.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr., Lower S.K., Maurice P.A., Penn R.L., Sahai N., Sparks D.L., and Twining B.S. (2008) Nanominerals, mineral nanoparticles, and Earth systems. Science 319, 1631-1635. Abstract Full Text (FREE ACCESS)
  • Lower B.H., Lins R.D., Oestreicher Z., Straatsma T.P., Hochella M.F., Jr., Shi L., and Lower S.K. (2008) In vitro evolution of a peptide with a hematite binding motif that may constitute a natural metal-oxide binding archetype. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 3821-3827.


  • Chernyshova I.V., Hochella M.F., Jr., and Madden A.S. (2007) Size-dependent structural transformation of hematite nanoparticles. 1. Phase transition. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 9, 1736-1750.
  • Madden A.S., Knefel A.C., Grady J.R., Glasson G.E., Hochella M.F., Jr., Eriksson S.C., Bank T.L., Cecil K., Green A., Hurst D., Norris M., Schreiber M.E. (2007) Nano2Earth: Incorporating cutting-edge research into secondary education through scientist-educator partnerships. Journal of Geoscience Education 55, 402-412.
  • Wigginton N.S., Haus K.L., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2007) Aquatic environmental nanoparticles. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 9, 1306-1316.
  • Wigginton N.S., Rosso K.M., Lower B.H., Shi L., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2007) Electron tunneling properties of outer membrane decaheme cytochromes from Shewanella oneidensis. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 71, 543-555.
  • Wigginton N.S., Rosso K.M., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2007) Mechanisms of electron transfer in two decaheme cytochromes from a metal-reducing bacterium. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111, 12857 -12864.


  • Hochella M.F., Jr. (2006) The Case for Nanogeoscience. Progress in Convergence:Technologies for Human Wellbeing, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1093, 108-122.
  • Madden A.S., Hochella M. F., Jr., and Luxton, T. P. (2006) Insights for size-dependent reactivity of hematite nanomineral surfaces through Cu2+ sorption. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 70, 4095-4104.
  • Xiong Y., Shi L., Chen B., Mayer M.U., Lower B.H., Londer Y., Bose S., Hochella M.F., Jr., Fredrickson J.K., and Squier T.C. (2006) High-affinity binding and direct electron transfer to solid metals by the Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 outer membrane cytochrome OmcA. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 128: 13978.


  • Cail T.L. and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2005) Experimentally derived sticking efficiencies of microparticles using atomic force microscopy. Environmental Science & Technology, 39, 1011-1017.
  • Cail T.L. and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2005) The effects of solution chemistry on the sticking efficiencies of viable Enterococcus faecalis: An atomic force microcopy and modeling study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 2959-2969.
  • Favero-Longo S.E., Turci F., Tomatis M., Castelli D., Bonfante P., Hochella M.F., Jr., Piervittori R., and Fubini B. (2005) Chrysotile asbestos is progressively converted into a non-fibrous amorphous material by the chelating action of lichen metabolites. Journal of Environmental Monitoring 7, 764-766.
  • Foresti E., Hochella M.F., Jr., Lesci I.G., Madden A.S., Roveri N., and Xu H. (2005) Morphological and chemical/physical characterization of Fe-doped synthetic chrysotile nanotubes. Advanced Functional Materials 15, 1009-1016.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr. and Madden A. S. (2005) Earth’s nanocompartment for toxic metals. Elements 1, 191-195.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr., Kasama T., Putnis A., Putnis C., Moore J.N. (2005) Environmentally important, poorly crystalline Fe/Mn hydrous oxides: Ferrihydrite and a vernadite-like mineral from a massive acid mine drainage system. American Mineralogist, 90, 718-724.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr., Moore J.N., Putnis C., Putnis A., Kasama T., and Eberl D.D. (2005) Direct observation of toxic metal-mineral association from a massive acid mine drainage system: Implications for metal transport and bioavailability. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 1651-1663.
  • Kendall T.A., Hochella M.F., Jr., Becker U. (2005) Computational modeling of azotobactin-goethite/diaspore interactions: Applications to molecular force measurements and siderophore-mineral reactivity. Chemical Geology, 216, 17-35.
  • Lower B. H., Hochella M. F., Jr., and Lower S. K. (2005) Putative mineral-specific proteins synthesized by a metal reducing bacterium. American Journal of Science, 305, 687-710.
  • Madden A. and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2005) A test of geochemical reactivity as a function of mineral size: Manganese oxidation promoted by hematite nanoparticles. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 389-398.
  • Neal A.L., Bank T.L., Hochella M.F., Jr., and Rosso K.M. (2005) Cell adhesion of Shewanella oneidensis to iron oxide minerals: Effect of different single crystal faces. Geochemical Transactions 6, 77-84.


  • Nakashima S., Spiers C.J., Mercury L., Fenter P.A., Hochella M.F., Jr. (2004) Physicochemistry of thin film water in geological and biological systems: Current issues and new developments. In Physicochemistry of Water in Geological and Biological Systems. Universal Academy Press, Tokyo, Japan, 1-15.


  • Becker U., Rosso K.M., Weaver R., Warren M., Hochella M.F., Jr. (2003) Metal island growth and dynamics on molybdenite surfaces. Geochimica et Cosmochimia Acta, 67, 923-934.
  • Kendall T.A. and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2003) Measurement and interpretation of molecular-level forces of interaction between the siderophore azotobactin and mineral surfaces. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 3537-3546.
  • O’Reilly S.E. and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2003) Lead sorption efficiencies of natural and synthetic Mn and Fe-oxides. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 67, 4471-4487.
  • Weaver R. and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2003) The reactivity of seven Mn-oxides with Cr(aq)3+: A comparative analysis of a complex, environmentally important redox reaction. American Mineralogist, 88, 2016-2027.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr. (2002) Nanoscience and technology: The next revolution in the Earth sciences. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 203, 593-605.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr. (2002) Sustaining Earth: Thoughts on the present and future roles of mineralogy in environmental science. Mineralogical Magazine, 66, 627-652.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr. (2002) There’s plenty of room at the bottom: Nanoscience in geochemistry. Geochimica et Cosmochimia Acta, 66, 735-743.
  • Lower S.K., Hochella M.F., Jr., Banfield J., and Rosso K.M. (2002) Nanogeoscience: From the movement of electrons to lithospheric plates. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 83, 53-56.
  • Stipp S.L.S., Hansen M., Kristensen R., Hochella M.F., Jr., Bennedsen L., Dideriksen K., Balic-Zunic T., Leonard D., Mathieu H-J. (2002) Behaviour of Fe-oxides relevant to contaminant uptake in the environment. Chemical Geology, 190, 321-337.
  • Weaver R., Hochella M.F., Jr., and Ilton E.S. (2002) Dynamic processes occurring at the Cr(aq)3+-manganite interface: Simultaneous adsorption, microprecipitation, oxidation/reduction and dissolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimia Acta, 66, 4119-4132.
  • Becker U., Rosso K. M., and Hochella M. F., Jr. (2001) The proximity effect on semiconducting mineral surfaces: A new aspect of mineral surface reactivity and surface complexation theory? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65, 2641-2649.
  • Bickmore B. R., Bosbach D., Hochella M. F., Jr., Charlet L., and Rufe E. (2001) In situ atomic force microscopy study of hectorite and nontronite dissolution: Implications for phyllosilicate edge surface structures and dissolution mechanisms. American Mineralogist, 86, 411-423.
  • Lower S. K., Tadanier C. J., and Hochella M. F., Jr. (2001) Dynamics of the mineral-microbe interface: Use of biological force microscopy in biogeochemistry and geomicrobiology. Geomicrobiology Journal, 18, 63-76.
  • Lower S.K., Hochella M.F., Jr., and Beveridge T.J. (2001) Bacterial recognition of mineral surfaces: Nanoscale interactions between Shewanella and α-FeOOH. Science, 292, 1360-1363.


  • Bosbach D., Charlet L., Bickmore B.R., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2000) The dissolution of hectorite: In-situ, real-time observations using atomic force microscopy. American Mineralogist, 85 1209-1216.
  • Lower S.K., Tadanier C.J., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2000) Measuring interfacial and adhesion forces between bacteria and mineral surfaces with biological force microscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 64, 3133-3139.
  • Rosso K.M., Becker, U, and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2000) Surface defects and self-diffusion on pyrite {100}: An ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy and theoretical modeling study. American Mineralogist, 85, 1428-1436.
  • Shen Z.H., Bosbach D., Hochella M.F., Jr., Bish D.L., Williams M.G., Dodson R.F., and Aust A.E. (2000) Using in vitro iron deposition on asbestos to model asbestos bodies formed in human lung. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 13, 913-921.


  • Bickmore B.R., Hochella M.F., Jr., Bosbach D., and Charlet L. (1999) Methods for performing atomic force microscopy imaging of clay minerals in aqueous solutions. Clays and Clay Minerals, 47, 573-581.
  • Hochella M.F., Jr., Moore J.N., Golla U., and Putnis A. (1999) A TEM study of samples from acid mine drainage systems: Metal-mineral association with implications for transport. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 63, 3395-3406.
  • Rakovan J., Becker U., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (1999) Aspects of goethite surface microtopography, structure, chemistry, and reactivity. American Mineralogist, 84, 884-894.
  • Rosso K. M., Becker U., and Hochella M. F., Jr. (1999) Atomically resolved electronic structure of pyrite {100} surfaces: An experimental and theoretical investigation with implications for reactivity. American Mineralogist, 84, 1535-1548.
  • Rosso K.M., Becker U., and Hochella M.F. (1999) The interaction of pyrite {100} surfaces with O2 and H2O: Fundamental oxidation mechanisms. American Mineralogist, 84, 1549-1561.
  • Rosso K.M., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (1999) A UHV STM/STS and ab initio investigation of covellite {001} surfaces. Surface Science, 423, 364-374.
  • Rufe E., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (1999) Quantitative assessment of reactive surface area of phlogopite during acid dissolution. Science 285, 874-876.