Office: ECJ 8.212
Phone: (512) 232-1740
Fax: (512) 471-0592
UT Mail: C1786
The University of Texas at Austin
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department-EWRE
301 E. Dean Keeton St. Stop C1786
Austin, TX 78712-1173
Area(s) of Expertise:
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1996
M.S., University of California at Davis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1993
B.S., University of California at Davis, Chemical Enigineering, 1988
Dr. Kinney's research in environmental engineering focuses on the beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment. Her research team develops biological treatment systems for contaminants generated from a variety of municipal and industrial sources. They utilize a range of tools that extend from molecular scale monitoring of biological processes to field scale demonstrations of treatment technologies. They also collaborate with other researchers in engineering and natural sciences to develop algae-to-biofuel production processes. In addition to examining the benefits of micrrorganisms in the ambient environment, Dr. Kinney's students investigate the potentially detrimental microbial communities that develop in indoor environments.
Song, J. and Kinney, K.A., 2002. “A Model to Predict Long-Term Performance of Vapor-Phase Bioreactors: A Cellular Automaton Approach,” Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 36, No. 11, pp. 2498-2507.
Song, J. and Kinney, K.A., 2005. “Microbial response and elimination capacity in biofilters subjected to high toluene loadings,” Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vol. 68, No. 4, pp. 554-559.Â
Gunsch, C.K., Kinney, K.A., Szaniszlo, P.J. and Whitman, C.P. 2007. “Relative Gene Expression Quantification in a Fungal Gas-Phase Biofilter,” Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Vol. 98, No. 1, pp. 101-111.
Altare, C. C., Bowman, R.S., Katz, L.E., Kinney, K.A. and Sullivan, E.J. 2007. “Regeneration and Long-Term Stability of Surfactant-Modified Zeollite for Removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from Produced Water,” Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 105, No. 3, pp. 305-316.
De Long S. K., Kinney K. A., and Kirisits M.J. 2008. “Prokaryotic Suppression Subtractive Hybridization PCR cDNA Subtraction: A Targeted Method to Identify Differentially Expressed Genes,” Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 74, No. 1, pp. 225-232.