Mark Hernandez
Professor • Registered P.E. (California)

Department: Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering

Education: B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley (1986, 1988, 1994, 1996)
Teaching: CVEN 5/4484 Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology, AREN 2110 Thermodynamics, CVEN 3434 Applied Ecology, GEEN 1400 Freshman Projects
Research: Forensic Environmental Microbiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology of Natural and Engineered Systems: Aerobiology, Disinfection and Corrosion

Office: SEEC S296D

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Great Minds in STEM Foundation, Educator of the Year Award, 2012 Video 
  • President’s Commendation for Advancing Diversity, University of Colorado System, 2008
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, Diversity and Equity Award, 2008
  • Registered Professional Civil Engineer: State of California License # C 054989
  • University of Colorado, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Teaching Award, 2003
  • AEESP advisor to Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2001
  • University of Colorado, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Young Researcher Award, 2000
  • Charles & Anne Lindbergh Foundation, Environmental Research Fellowship, 1998
  •  National Science Foundation, CAREER Award, 1997
  • Water Environment Federation, Robert A. Canham Award, 1992
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship, 1989
  • University of California, Regents Fellowship, 1988
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Golden Gate Award, 1986

Recent Publications:
** denotes work done in collaboration with graduate students
* denotes work done in collaboration with undergraduate students

  • McCabe, K., Lachenrdo, E.J., *Albino-Flores I., *Sheehan, E., and Hernandez M., (2011) LacI(Ts)-Regulated Expression as an In Situ Intracellular Biomolecular Thermometer, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 (9): 2863
  • Angenent, L., Kelly, S., *St. Amand, A., Pace, N., and Hernandez, M. (2005) Molecular identification of potential Pathogens in the air and water of a hospital therapy pool.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 102: 4860
  • Kujundzic, E., Angenent, L., *Zander, D., Henderson, D., Miller, S.L., and Hernandez, M (2005)   Effects of Hybrid HEPA-UV on Airborne Bacteria Concentrations in an Indoor Therapy Pool Building.  J.  Air and Waste Management Association.  55:210
  • Gruden, C. L., Abu-Dalo, M., *Fevig, S. and Hernandez, M. (2003) CTC (5-cyano-2,3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride) reduction in mesophilic anaerobic digesters: measuring redox behavior, differentiating abiotic reduction, and comparing FISH response as an activity indicator. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 52(1):59
  • Hernandez M. and *Swartz M. (2001) “Review of Airborne Microbiological Contamination on Commercial Aircraft.”   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes for Occupational Health and Safety, US Govt. Report (CDC/NIOSH DO # 0009936697).
  • Peccia, J., *Werth, H., Miller, S. L., and Hernandez., M. (2001) “The Effect of Relative Humidity on the UV-induced Induced Inactivation of Airborne Bacteria”.  Aerosol Science and Technology 35(3):728.
  • Hernandez, M., Miller, S.L., *Landfear, D., and Macher, J.M.  (1999) “A Combined Fluorochrome Method for Quantitation of Metabolically Active and Inactive Airborne Bacteria”. Aerosol Science and Technology, 30:145.