Faculty Profiles

P. Lee Ferguson
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Gross Hall, Room 379, Dept. of Civil & Environ. Engineering, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5460
(919) 660-5219



Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook 2002

Cooper, EM, Kroeger, G, Davis, K, Clark, CR, Ferguson, PL, and Stapleton, HM. "Results from Screening Polyurethane Foam Based Consumer Products for Flame Retardant Chemicals: Assessing Impacts on the Change in the Furniture Flammability Standards." Environmental science & technology 50.19 (October 2016): 10653-10660. Full Text

Smith, LC, Clark, JC, Bisesi, JH, Ferguson, PL, and Sabo-Attwood, T. "Differential recruitment of co-regulatory proteins to the human estrogen receptor 1 in response to xenoestrogens." Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part D, Genomics & proteomics 19 (September 2016): 159-173. Full Text

Hoelzer, K, Sumner, AJ, Karatum, O, Nelson, RK, Drollette, BD, O'Connor, MP, D'Ambro, EL, Getzinger, GJ, Ferguson, PL, Reddy, CM, Elsner, M, and Plata, DL. "Indications of Transformation Products from Hydraulic Fracturing Additives in Shale-Gas Wastewater." Environmental science & technology 50.15 (August 2016): 8036-8048. Full Text

Smith, LC, Ralston-Hooper, KJ, Ferguson, PL, and Sabo-Attwood, T. "The G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor Agonist G-1 Inhibits Nuclear Estrogen Receptor Activity and Stimulates Novel Phosphoproteomic Signatures." Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology 151.2 (June 2016): 434-446. Full Text

Holden, PA, Gardea-Torresdey, JL, Klaessig, F, Turco, RF, Mortimer, M, Hund-Rinke, K, Cohen Hubal, EA, Avery, D, Barceló, D, Behra, R, Cohen, Y, Deydier-Stephan, L, Ferguson, PL, Fernandes, TF, Herr Harthorn, B, Henderson, WM, Hoke, RA, Hristozov, D, Johnston, JM, Kane, AB, Kapustka, L, Keller, AA, Lenihan, HS, Lovell, W, Murphy, CJ, Nisbet, RM, Petersen, EJ, Salinas, ER, Scheringer, M, Sharma, M, Speed, DE, Sultan, Y, Westerhoff, P, White, JC, Wiesner, MR, Wong, EM, Xing, B, and Steele Horan, M et al. "Considerations of Environmentally Relevant Test Conditions for Improved Evaluation of Ecological Hazards of Engineered Nanomaterials." Environmental science & technology 50.12 (June 2016): 6124-6145. Full Text

Stravs, MA, Mechelke, J, Ferguson, PL, Singer, H, and Hollender, J. "Microvolume trace environmental analysis using peak-focusing online solid-phase extraction-nano-liquid chromatography-high-resolution mass spectrometry." Analytical and bioanalytical chemistry 408.7 (March 2016): 1879-1890. Full Text

Li, H-X, Getzinger, GJ, Ferguson, PL, Orihuela, B, Zhu, M, and Rittschof, D. "Effects of Toxic Leachate from Commercial Plastics on Larval Survival and Settlement of the Barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite." Environmental science & technology 50.2 (January 2016): 924-931. Full Text

Czaplicki, LM, Cooper, E, Ferguson, PL, Stapleton, HM, Vilgalys, R, and Gunsch, CK. "A New Perspective on Sustainable Soil Remediation-Case Study Suggests Novel Fungal Genera Could Facilitate in situ Biodegradation of Hazardous Contaminants." Remediation (New York, N.Y.) 26.2 (January 2016): 59-72. Full Text

Getzinger, GJ, O'Connor, MP, Hoelzer, K, Drollette, BD, Karatum, O, Deshusses, MA, Ferguson, PL, Elsner, M, and Plata, DL. "Natural Gas Residual Fluids: Sources, Endpoints, and Organic Chemical Composition after Centralized Waste Treatment in Pennsylvania." Environmental science & technology 49.14 (July 6, 2015): 8347-8355. Full Text

Bisesi, JH, Ngo, T, Ponnavolu, S, Liu, K, Lavelle, CM, Afrooz, ARMN, Saleh, NB, Ferguson, PL, Denslow, ND, and Sabo-Attwood, T. "Examination of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Uptake and Toxicity from Dietary Exposure: Tracking Movement and Impacts in the Gastrointestinal System." Nanomaterials (Basel, Switzerland) 5.2 (June 12, 2015): 1066-1086. Full Text


Ferguson, PL, Huset, CA, Hyland, KC, Geis, S, Mager, A, Cancilla, DA, and Corsi, SR. "Characterization of toxic components in aircraft deicer fluids using bioassay directed fractionation and high resolution mass spectrometry." March 25, 2012.

Khan, IA, Ferguson, PL, Sabo-Attwood, T, and Saleh, NB. "Chirality affects aggregation kinetics of single-walled carbon nanotubes." March 27, 2011.

Khan, IA, Ferguson, PL, Sabo-Attwood, T, and Saleh, NB. "Systematic change in chirality affects aggregation kinetics of single-walled carbon nanotubes." August 22, 2010.

Brownawell, BJ, Ferguson, PL, and Benotti, MJ. "Applications of HPLC-MS in marine organic geochemistry." August 2002.

Ferguson, PL, Ahrens, MJ, Rieger, RA, Cotham, WE, Brownawell, BJ, and Iden, CR. "Characterization of marine worm digestive fluid surfactants by electrospray MS/MS." 2002.