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Researcher: Daniel Noguera

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Areas of Expertise
  • Construction engineering and management
  • Environmental engineering and science
  • Geological engineering
  • Structural engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Materials for constructed facilities
  • Water resources engineering and science
  • Environmental chemistry and technology
  • Bioenergy
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Biological nutrient removal
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biodegradation pathways
  • Nitrification in chloraminated water
  • Microbial ecology of biological nutrient removal and drinking water distribution systems
  • Microorganisms involved in biological phosphorus removal and in simultaneous nitrification/denitrification
  • Quality of drinking water
  • Microbial ecology of the biofilms that form in chloraminated distribution systems
  • Bioremediation
Web Site Daniel Noguera's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20110171496 - Light-powered microbial fuel cells, published July 2011.
  • 20080213632 - Light-powered microbial fuel cells, published September 2008.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Utilization of artificial recharged effluent as makeup water for industrial cooling system: corrosion and scaling. Wei L, Qin K, Zhao Q, Noguera DR, Xin M, Liu C, Keene N, Wang K, Cui F. Water Sci Technol. 2016;73(10):2559-69. doi: 10.2166/wst.2016.115.

  • Ancestral genome reconstruction identifies the evolutionary basis for trait acquisition in polyphosphate accumulating bacteria. Oyserman BO, Moya F, Lawson CE, Garcia AL, Vogt M, Heffernen M,Noguera DR, McMahon KD. ISME J. 2016 Apr 29. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.67. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Structural and biochemical characterization of the early and late enzymes in the lignin β-Aryl ether cleavage pathway from sphingobium sp. SYK-6. Pereira JH, Heins RA, Gall DL, McAndrew RP, Deng K, Holland KC, Donohue TJ, Noguera DR, Simmons BA, Sale KL, Ralph J, Adams PD. J Biol Chem. 2016 May 6;291(19):10228-38. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.700427. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

  • Structural basis of stereospecificity in the bacterial enzymatic cleavage of β-Aryl ether bonds in lignin. Helmich KE, Pereira JH, Gall DL, Heins RA, McAndrew RP, Bingman C, Deng K, Holland KC, Noguera DR, Simmons BA, Sale KL, Ralph J, Donohue TJ, Adams PD, Phillips GN Jr. J Biol Chem. 2016 Mar 4;291(10):5234-46. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M115.694307. Epub 2015 Dec 4.

View Daniel Noguera's publications at ResearchGate.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Intra-University: Bacteriology, Program Cellular & Molecular Biology, Chemical & Biological Engineering, BACTER Institute
  • Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research
  • Duke University, Marine Lab
  • USDA, Forest Products Laboratory
Research Tools
Research Facilities
  • The Noguera Environmental Biotechnology Lab
  • Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-7783
Current University UW–Madison
Department Civil and Environmental Engineering
Title Professor
Other Appointments
Steering Committee, Biotechnology Training Program
Faculty Member, Environmental Chemistry & Technology Program
Researcher, Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research
Address Line 1 3216 Engineering Hall
Address Line 2 1415 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Los Andes (Colombia), Civil Engineering, 1987
Master's Degree
M.S., University of Los Andes (Colombia), Civil Engineering, 1989
M.S., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Environmental Engineering, 1991
PhD Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Environmental Engineering, 1996
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing