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

Dasgupta, S, Choyke, S, Ferguson, PL, and McElroy, AE. "Antioxidant responses and oxidative stress in sheepshead minnow larvae exposed to Corexit 9500® or its component surfactant, DOSS." Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 194 (January 2018): 10-17. Full Text

Farner Budarz, J, Cooper, EM, Gardner, C, Hodzic, E, Ferguson, PL, Gunsch, CK, and Wiesner, MR. "Chlorpyrifos degradation via photoreactive TiO2 nanoparticles: Assessing the impact of a multi-component degradation scenario." Journal of hazardous materials (December 11, 2017). Full Text

Kassotis, CD, Kollitz, EM, Ferguson, PL, and Stapleton, HM. "Nonionic Ethoxylated Surfactants Induce Adipogenesis in 3T3-L1 Cells." Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology (November 2, 2017). Full Text

Hollender, J, Schymanski, EL, Singer, HP, and Ferguson, PL. "Nontarget Screening with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry in the Environment: Ready to Go?." Environmental science & technology 51.20 (October 2017): 11505-11512. Full Text

Ferguson, PL, and Stapleton, HM. "Comment on "Mutagenic Azo Dyes, Rather Than Flame Retardants, Are the Predominant Brominated Compounds in House Dust"." Environmental science & technology 51.6 (March 10, 2017): 3588-3590. Full Text

Barzen-Hanson, KA, Roberts, SC, Choyke, S, Oetjen, K, McAlees, A, Riddell, N, McCrindle, R, Ferguson, PL, Higgins, CP, and Field, JA. "Discovery of 40 Classes of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Historical Aqueous Film-Forming Foams (AFFFs) and AFFF-Impacted Groundwater." Environmental science & technology 51.4 (February 2017): 2047-2057. Full Text

Bisesi, JH, Robinson, SE, Lavelle, CM, Ngo, T, Castillo, B, Crosby, H, Liu, K, Das, D, Plazas-Tuttle, J, Saleh, NB, Ferguson, PL, Denslow, ND, and Sabo-Attwood, T. "Influence of the Gastrointestinal Environment on the Bioavailability of Ethinyl Estradiol Sorbed to Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes." Environmental science & technology 51.2 (January 2017): 948-957. Full Text

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


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.