Ronald Oremland

Biography

Professional Studies/Experience

2019 - present: Emeritus

  • 1977 to 2019: Project Chief (grade: Senior Research Scientist, March, 1999).  United States Geological Survey, Water Resources Division, Menlo Park, CA.
  • 2013 to Present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • 1976 to 1977: National Research Council Postdoctoral Associate, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Mentorship/Outreach

  • 2013 to Present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • 2019 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Univ. Nevada, Las Vegas.

Professional societies/affiliations/committees/editorial boards

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • International Committee of the International Symposia for Environmental Biogeochemistry 

Honors, awards, recognition, elected offices

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Distinguished Service Award, US Dept. Interior
  • Fachbeirat (Scientific Advisory Board), Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany
  • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology
  • Fellow, American Geophysical Union
  • President, International Symposia for Environmental Biogeochemistry (ISEB Inc.): 2001 – 2007
  • Fellow of the ISEB
  • Adjunct Professor, Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences, Dept. Marine & Atmospheric Chemistry, Univ. Miami, FL
  • Guest Editor, Geomicrobiology Journal, special issue on dissimilatory reduction of toxic elements (2001)
  • Editorial Board, Applied & Environmental Microbiology
  • Associate Editor, Geomicrobiology Journal

PATENTS:

Selenate removal from wastewaters. 1991, U.S. Patent No. 5,009,786.

Selenate removal from wastewaters. 1993. U.S. Patent No. 5,271,831.

Enhancement of bacterial oxidation of methyl bromide during agricultural fumigations. 2000. US Patent No. 6,013,254.

A bioreactor for the oxidation of the fumigant methyl bromide. 2005. US Patent No. 6916446

Composites comprising biologically-synthesized nanomaterials. U.S. Patent 8,431,640 B2, April, 30, 2013.

Microbially mediated method for synthesis of metal chalcogenide nanoparticles. (Moon et al.; 10,337,030 B2; 2 July 2019)