Publications

Technical Book Chapters
F. L. de los Reyes III (2010).  Chapter 8. Foaming.  In The Microbial Ecology of Activated Sludge.  R. J. Seviour and P. H. Nielsen (eds). pp. 215-258.  IWA Publishing, London.

M. Barlaz, B. F. Staley, and F. L. de los Reyes III. (2009).  Chapter 12.  Microbiology of Landfills.  In Environmental Microbiology,  R. Mitchell, ed. Wiley Publishers.

F. L. de los Reyes III (2009).  Chapter 59. Foam in Wastewater Treatment Facilities. In Handbook of hydrocarbon microbiology: microbial interactions with hydrocarbons, oils, fats and related hydrophobic substrates and products.  K. N. Timmis (ed.) Springer.

Refereed Journal Publications

Tung-Thompson, G., D. A. Libera, F. L. de los Reyes III, and L-A. Jaykus (2015). Aerosolization of a Human Norovirus Surrogate, Bacteriophage MS2, during Simulated Vomiting. PLoS One, Published: August 19, 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134277

Baculi, R. Q., N. B. Lantican, F. L. de los Reyes III, and A. K. Raymundo (2015). Prokaryotic Community Analysis of a Hyperalkaline Spring in the Philippines as Determined from 16S rDNA Clone Library. Journal of Science, 44 (1): 7-18.

de los Reyes, F. L. III, Joseph Weaver, and Ling Wang (2015). A Methodological Framework for Linking Bioreactor Function to Microbial Communities and Environmental Conditions. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 33: 112-118.

Mota, C. R., M. A. Head, J. C. Williams, L. Eland, J. J. Cheng, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2014). Structural Integrity Affects Nitrogen Removal Activity of Granules in Semi-Continuous Reactors. Biodegradation, 25: 923-934

Rogers, T. W., F. L. de los Reyes III, W. J. Beckwith, and R. C. Borden (2014).  Power Earth Auger Modification for Waste Extraction from Pit Latrines. Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development, 4:72-80.

He, X., F. L. de los Reyes III, M. P. Leming, L. O. Dean, S. Lappi, and J. J. Ducoste (2013). Mechanisms of FOG Deposit Formation in Sewer Lines. Water Research, 47:4451-4459.

Wang, L., T. N. Aziz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2013). Determining the Limits of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Waste Activated Sludge with Grease Interceptor Waste. Water Research, 47: 3835-3844.

Mota, C. R., M. J. So, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012). Identification of Nitrite-Reducing Bacteria Using Sequential mRNA Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization and Fluorescence-Assisted Cell Sorting. Microbial Ecology, 64: 256-267.

Zhang, S. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012).  Effect of Penicillin on Nitrite Oxidizing Bacteria in Activated Sludge. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 166: 1983-1990.

Long, H., T. Aziz, F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. J. Ducoste (2012).  Anaerobic co-digestion of Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG):  A Review of Gas Production and Process Limitations. Process Safety and Environmental Management, 90: 231-245.

Staley, B. F., F. L. de los Reyes III, and M. A. Barlaz (2012). Comparison of Bacteria and Archaea communities in mixed refuse, individual refuse components and leachate. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 79: 465-473.

He, X., and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012).  Physico-Chemical Characterization of Grease Interceptors with and without Biological Product Addition. Water Environment Research, 84: 195-201.

He, X., M. Iasmin, L. Dean, S. Lappi, J. J. Ducoste and F. L. de los Reyes III (2011).  Evidence for How Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Deposits Form in Sewer Lines.  Environmental Science and Technology, 45(10): 4385-4391.

Staley, B. F., F. L. de los Reyes III, and M. A. Barlaz (2011).  The Effect of Spatial Differences in Microbial Activity, pH and Substrate Levels on Methanogenesis Initiation in Refuse. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(7): 2381-2391.

Staley, B. F., P. E. Saikaly, F. L. de los Reyes III, and M. A. Barlaz (2011). Critical Evaluation of Solid Waste Sample Processing for DNA-based Microbial Community Analysis. Biodegradation, 22(1): 189-204.

Lantican, N.C., M.G.Q. Diaz, J.J. L. Cantera, F. L. de los Reyes III, and A. K. Raymundo (2011). Microbial Community of a Volcanic Mudspring in the Philippines, as Revealed by 16S rRNA Gene Sequence Analysis and Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization. World Journal of Microbiology and Technology, 27 (4): 859-867.

Saikaly, P. E., K. Hicks, M. A. Barlaz, and F. L. de los Reyes III.  (2010). Transport Behavior of Surrogate Biological Warfare Agents in a Simulated Landfill: Effect of Leachate Recirculation and Water Infiltration. Environmental Science and Technology, 44: 8622-8628.

de los Reyes III, F. L. (2010). Challenges in Determining Causation in Structure-Function Studies using Molecular Techniques. Water Research, 44: 4948-4957.

Bright, T. M., W. Hunt, F. L. de los Reyes III, and M. Burchell (2010).  Impact of Stormwater Runoff on Clogging and Fecal Bacteria Reduction in Sand Columns. ASCE J. Environmental Engineering, 136: 1435-1441.

Gulez, G. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2009).  Multiple Approaches to Assess Filamentous Growth in Activated Sludge under Different Carbon Source Conditions. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 106: 682-691.

Lou, I. C. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2008), Clarifying the Roles of Kinetics and Diffusion in Activated Sludge Filamentous Bulking. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 101 (2): 327-336.

Saikaly, P. E., M. A. Barlaz, F. L. de los Reyes III (2007). Detection and Quantification of Surrogate Biological Warfare Agents in Building Debris and Leachate using Quantitative Real-Time PCR. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73 (20): 6557-6565.

Williams, J. C. and F.L. de los Reyes III(2006), Microbial Community Structure of Activated Sludge during Aerobic Granulation in an Annular Gap Bioreactor.  Water Science and Technology, 54 (1): 139–146.

Mota, C. R., M. Head, J. Ridenoure, J. Cheng, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2005). Effects of Aeration Cycles on Nitrifying Bacterial Populations and Nitrogen Removal in Intermittently Aerated Reactors. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 71 (12):8565-8572.

Lou, I. C. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2005).  Substrate Uptake Tests and Quantitative FISH Show Differences in Kinetic Growth of Filaments and Floc-Formers in Activated Sludge.  Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 92 (6):729-739.

Mota, C. R., J. Ridenoure, J. Cheng, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2005). High Levels of Nitrifying Bacteria in Intermittently Aerated Reactors Treating High Ammonia Wastewater.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 54 (3):391-400.

Keith, J. L., J. G. Boyer, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2005), Changes in the rRNA Levels of Specific Microbial Groups in Activated Sludge during Sample Handling and Storage.  Letters in Applied Microbiology. 41 (2): 208-215.

Lou, I. C. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2005), Integrating Decay, Storage, Kinetic Selection, and Filamentous Backbone Factors in a Bacterial Competition Model, Water Environment Research, 77(3): 287-296.

Angenent, L. T., F. L. de los Reyes, D. B. Oerther, and K. McMahon (2005), Molecular Methods in Biological Systems.  Water Environment Research. September/October. 77 (6). 718-779.

Liao, J., I. Lou, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004), Relationship of Species-Specific Filament Levels to Filamentous Bulking in Activated Sludge, Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 70 (4): 2420-2428.

de los Reyes, F. L., D. B. Oerther, and L. Angenent (2004), Molecular Methods in Biological Systems.  Water Environment Research. September/October. 76 (6). 605-667.

de los Reyes, F. L., D. B. Oerther, and L. Angenent (2003), Molecular Methods in Biological Systems.  Water Environment Research. September/October. 75 (5). 65-139.

de los Reyes, F. L. III and L. Raskin (2002), Microbial Communities in Foaming and Non-Foaming Full-Scale Activated Sludge Systems. Water Environment Research. 74 (5): 437-449.

Doby, T. A., D. H. Loughlin, F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. J. Ducoste (2002), Optimization of Activated Sludge Designs Using a Genetic Algorithm. Water Science and Technology. 45 (6): 187-198.

de los Reyes, F. L. III and L. Raskin (2002), The Role of Filamentous Microorganisms in Activated Sludge Foaming:  Relationship of Mycolata Levels to Foaming Formation and Stability. Water Research. 36 (2): 445-459.

Oerther, D.B. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2002),  Molecular Methods in Biological Systems.  Water Environment Research. July/August. 74(5). 71-105.

Oerther, D. B., F.L. de los Reyes III, M.F. de los Reyes, and L. Raskin (2001), Quantifying Filamentous Microorganisms in Activated Sludge Before, During, and After an Incident of Foaming by Oligonucleotide Probe Hybridizations and Antibody Staining. Water Research. 35 (14): 3325-3336.

Oerther, D.B. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2001), Molecular Methods in Biological Systems.  Water Environment Research. September/October. 73 (5). 116-150.

Oerther, D. B., F. L. de los Reyes III, M. Hernandez, and L. Raskin (1999), Simultaneous Oligonucleotide Probe Hybridization and Immunostaining for In Situ Detection of Gordona species in Activated Sludge.  FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 29: 129-136.

Oerther, D. B., F. L. de los Reyes III, and L. Raskin (1999), Interfacing Phylogenetic Oligonucleotide Probe Hybridizations with Representations of Microbial Populations and Specific Growth Rates in Mathematical Models of Activated Sludge Processes. Water Science and Technology. 39 (1):11-20.

de los Reyes, M.F., F.L. de los Reyes III, M. Hernandez, and L. Raskin (1998),  Quantification of Gordona amarae Strains in Foaming Activated Sludge and Anaerobic Digester Systems Using Phylogenetic Hybridization Probes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 64 (7):2503-2512.

de los Reyes, F.L. III, M.F. de los Reyes, M. Hernandez, and L. Raskin (1998), Characterization of Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge Systems Using Oligonucleotide Hybridization Probes and Antibody Probes. Water Science and Technology. 37 (4-5):485-493.

de los Reyes, F.L. III, W. Ritter, and L. Raskin (1997), Group-Specific Small Subunit Hybridization Probes to Characterize Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge Systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 63 (3):1107-1117.

 

Essays in Popular Science Books/ Other Articles (not refereed; Philippine Star articles appear in the Star Science columns, a weekly science column in the Phil. Star, one of the major dailies in the Philippines; circulation of 251,000 daily, www.philstar.com)

de los Reyes, F. L. (2015). Just another shitty day- Adventures of a fecal sludge scientist. Medium.com, Feb. 2015.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2013).  Ethics in publishing: Authorship. Philippine Star, May, 2013.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2012).  The challenge of dealing with human fecal matter. Philippine Star, December 20, 2012.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2012). How to raise a scientist.  Philippine Star, August 2, 2012.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2012). Environmental science in service of the poor: The science behind Green Kalinga.  Philippine Star, January 26 and Feb. 2, 2012.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2012). Speech at the Philippine Science High School Honors Convocation.  Philippine Star, January 12 and 19, 2012.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2011). Sustainable Sanitation for the Urban Poor. Water Leader, Issue 3, pp. 26-27. Institute of Water Policy, National University of Singapore.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2011). This unscientific age? Philippine Star, February 10, 2011.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2010). 10,000 hours of practicing science.  Philippine Star, August 28, 2010. Also In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines (2013) G. Padilla-Concepcion, ed. Volume 2.  pp. 84-86. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

de los Reyes, F. L. and Mia C. de los Reyes (2010). BP Oil Spill: By the numbers.  Philippine Star, August 5, 2010. Also In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines, G. Padilla-Concepcion (2013), ed. Volume 2.  pp. 182-183. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2010).  A hitchhiker’s guide to a warming earth. Philippine Star, June 16, 2010. Also In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines (2013), G. Padilla-Concepcion, ed. Volume 2.  pp. 198-200. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2010). The successful scientist’s “non-scientific” skills. Philippine Star, April 15, 2010. Also In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines (2013), G. Padilla-Concepcion, ed. Volume 2.  pp. 79-80. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2010). The science of pink public urinals. Philippine Star, February 11, 2010. Also In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines (2013), G. Padilla-Concepcion, ed. Volume 2.  pp. 194-195. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2009). Resilience. Philippine Star, November 26, 2009. Also In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines (2013), G. Padilla-Concepcion, ed. Volume 2.  pp. 190-193. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2009). Waging war against nature: the folly of engineering without understanding. Philippine Star, October 15, 2009. Also In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines, G. Padilla-Concepcion (2013), ed. Volume 2.  pp. 196-197. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

de los Reyes, F. L. and J. DeCarolis (2009).  Calculating the Environmental Impact of Human Activity. Philippine Star, October 29, and November 5, 2009. Also In Science Philippines: Essays on Science (2013), G. Padilla-Concepcion, ed. Volume 2.  pp. 184-186. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

 de los Reyes, F. L. (2008). Reflections of a Balik-Scientist. Philippine Star, August 21, 2008.

de los Reyes, F. L. (2008). A Summary of New Molecular Microbial Ecology Tools. Philippine Star, May 22/29, 2008. (two-part series).

de los Reyes, F. L. (2008). Advice to the Young Filipino Scientist. Philippine Star, April 10, 2008.

F. L. de los Reyes III.  (2008).  How good microorganisms clean our wastes: What happens when you flush? In Selected Essays on Science and Technology for Securing a Better Philippines, G. Padilla-Concepcion, E. Padlan and C. Saloma, editors. Volume 2.  pp. 374-377. University of the Philippines Press, Quezon City.

Head, M. A., J. A. Ridenoure, C. R. Mota, F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. J. Cheng (2005).  Intermittent Aeration for Nitrogen Removal from Swine Wastewater.  Industrial Wastewater. August/September. 4 (4). 9-12.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers with Proceedings (underlined author is presenter)

Rogers, T. W., W. Beckwith, T. E. Sisco, and F. L. de los Reyes III. Modified Earth Auger for Pit Latrine Desludging in Developing Countries. 89th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2015), Chicago, IL. Sept. 2015. Accepted.

Wang, L., E. Hossen, T. N. Aziz, J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III. Who’s Doing All the Work? Using 16S Metagenomics to Determine Microbial Population Shifts Associated with a 336% Boost in Methane Yield During Anaerobic Co-Digestion. 89th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2015), Chicago, IL. Sept. 2015. Accepted.

Manavi, R., F. L. de los Reyes, J. Levis, R. Ranjithan, and J. Ducoste. Coupling fluid dynamics with kinetic modeling to quantify the effects of photosynthetic bioreactor design and operation on yield performance (2015). 249th ACS National Meeting. Denver, CO. March 22-26,

Sisco, T. E., T. Rogers, W. Beckwith, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2015). The Excrevator for Pit Emptying: Lab Tests and Field Studies. HumTech 2015, Boston, MA. May 12-14, 2015.

Wang, L., E. Hossein, T. N. Aziz, J. Ducoste, M. Bullard, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2014).  Pulse Feeding of Anaerobic Digesters to Increase Community Resistance.  IWA Biennial Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.  September 2014.

Wang, L., E. Hossein, T. N. Aziz, J. Ducoste, M. Bullard, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2013). Creating Resilient Anaerobic Co-Digestion Reactors, 86th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2012), Chicago, IL.  Oct. 2013.

Hurley, F. J. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2013). Effect of Kenaf on Performance of Activated Sludge Reactors. 86th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2012), Chicago, IL.  Oct. 2013.

Kopf, K. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012). Quantification of the Denitrification Genes nosZ and nirS in a Full Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant Using qPCR, 85th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2012), New Orleans, LA.  Oct. 2012.

Karami, B., J. J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012). Aerobic Granulation can be Induced by Shear Variability, 85th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2012), New Orleans, LA.  Oct. 2012.

Wang, L., T. N. Aziz, J. J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012) Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Sewage Sludge with Grease Trap Waste, 85th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2012), New Orleans, LA.  Oct. 2012.

So, M. J,. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012) Who’s Doing What in Activated Sludge: Relating microbial function to identity using a novel molecular method, 85th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2012), New Orleans, LA.  Oct. 2012.

He, X.,  F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. J. Ducoste (2012) Mechanisms of Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) Deposit Formation in Sewer Lines, 85th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2012), New Orleans, LA.  Oct. 2012.

*Sobremisana, A., F. L. de los Reyes III and J. J. Ducoste (2011) Combined CFD, Floc Aggregation, and Microbial Growth Kinetics Modeling for Carbon and Nitrogen Removal.  84th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2011), Los Angeles, CA.  Oct. 2011.

*He, X., and F. L. de los Reyes III (2010) Microbial Ecology of Grease Interceptors for Removing Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) in Sewer Lines.  83rd Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2010), New Orleans, LA.  Oct. 2-6, 2010.

de los Reyes III, F. L., M. J. So,  M. Johnson, L. D. le Roux (2010) Microbial Structure-Function Analysis of a Full Scale Biotrickling Filter for Treating Municipal WWTP Odors. International Water Association Leading Edge Technology Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  June 2-4, 2010.

de los Reyes III, F. L.  (2010) Analyzing the assumptions of structure-function studies using molecular biological techniques: challenges in determining causation.  IWA Water Research Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.  April 11-14.

de los Reyes III, F. L.  (2010) Integrating mathematical modeling and ‘molecular’ measurements of microbial biomass and in situ growth rates of filaments in activated sludge. IWA Water Research Conference, Lisbon, Portugal.  April 11-14.

Saquing, C., Saquing, J., de los Reyes, F. L., and S. A. Khan (2008) Surfactant-Assisted Electrospun Metal Nanoparticle-Polysaccharide Based Polymer Blend Nanofibers for Biomedical Applications.  American Institute of ChE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Nov. 16-21, 2008.

*Nguyen, V. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2008). Quantifying In Situ Growth Rate of Filaments and Floc-Formers in Activated Sludge. 81th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2008), October 21-25, Chicago, IL.

Hong, H., J. C. Williams, J. Hsieh, J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2008).  Monitoring Microbial Shifts During Activated Sludge Floc and Aerobic Granule Development. 81th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2008), October 21-25, Chicago, IL.

Hong, H., J. C. Williams, J. Hsieh, J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2008).  Floc size Control and Microbial Shifts in Couette Bioreactors.  International Water Association Leading Edge Technologies Conference, June 2008, Zurich, Switzerland.

Hong, H., C. R. Mota, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2008).  Do Some Ammonia Oxidizers Perform Nitrite Reduction? A Molecular Analysis of nirS Expression.  International Water Association Young Investigators Conference, July 2008, Berkeley, CA.

DiBiase, W., H. Hilger, T. Steck, C. Wang, F. L. de los Reyes III, L. Holmes, S. Mandjiny, S. Luster-Teasley, K. Schimmel (2007). Multi-campus Design and Implementation of Problem-Based-Learning Courses in Environmental Biotechnology with Interdisciplinary Learning and Internship Opportunities.  ASEE Conference, June, Hawaii.

*Lou, I. C. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2006), A New Framework for Analyzing Filamentous Bulking in Activated Sludge: Roles for Kinetics and Diffusion,  79th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2006), October 21-25, Dallas, TX.

*Hoyle, L., P. Pitt, A. Stone, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2006), Investigating Steam Application for Reducing Foaming in Activated Sludge, 79th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2006), October 21-25, Dallas, TX.

Head, M. A., C. R. Mota, J. A. Ridenoure, F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. J. Cheng (2005) Intermittent Aeration for Nitrogen Removal from High-Ammonia Wastewater through Nitrification and Denitrification in a Single Reactor, Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Animal, Agricultural and Food Processing Wastes (ISAAFPW), Oct. 5-7, Durham, NC. pp. 260-267.

*Gulez, G. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2005), What Do Filaments Like to Eat?  Using DGGE to Determine the Effects of Carbon Source and Seed Sludge on Filamentous Growth, 78th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2005), October 2-6, Washington D.C.  CD-ROM, 10 pages.

Head, M. A., C. R. Mota, J. A. Ridenoure, F. L. de los Reyes III, J. J. Cheng (2005), Intermittent Aeration for Nitrogen Removal from Anaerobically Pretreated Swine Wastewater in an intermittent Aeration Process, Proceedings of American Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference, July 17-20, Tampa, FL. CD-ROM, 10 pages.

*** Head, M. A., J.C. Williams, C.R. Mota, F.L. de los Reyes III, J.J. Cheng (2005), Nitrogen Removing Activity of Granules in Intermittent Aeration Reactors Treating High-Ammonia Wastewater, 4th International Water Association Specialized Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Systems, July 17-20, Gold Coast, Australia. CD-ROM, 8 pages.

***Williams, J. C. and F.L. de los Reyes III(2005), Microbial Community Structure of Activated Sludge During Aerobic Granulation in an Annular Gap Bioreactor, 4th International Water Association Specialized Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Systems, July 17-20, Gold Coast, Australia. Awarded Best Student Poster for Session 1., CD-ROM, 8 pages.

*** Lou, I. C. and F.L. de los Reyes III(2005), Substrate Uptake Tests and Quantitative FISH Show Differences in Kinetic Growth of Bulking and Non-Bulking Activated Sludge, 4th International Water Association Specialized Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Systems, July 17-20, Gold Coast, Australia. CD-ROM, 8 pages.

***Gulez, G. and F.L. de los Reyes III(2005), Effects of Carbon Sources and Inocula on the Growth of Filaments in Activated Sludge, 4th International Water Association Specialized Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Systems, July 17-20, Gold Coast, Australia. CD-ROM, 8 pages.

***Mota,C. R.,M.A. Head, J. Ridenoure, J.J. Cheng, and F.L. de los Reyes III(2005), Effects of Aeration Cycles on Nitrifying Cycles on Nitrifying Bacterial Populations and Nitrogen Removal in Intermittently-Aerated Reactors, 4th International Water Association Specialized Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Systems, July 17-20, Gold Coast, Australia. CD-ROM, 8 pages.

*Lou, I. C. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004), Determining Growth Rate, Yield, and Maintenance Coefficient of Filaments and Floc Formers Using Substrate Uptake Tests and Metabolic Modeling, 77th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2004), October 2-6, New Orleans, LA. CD-ROM, 10 pages.

*Mota, C. R., J. Ridenoure, J. Cheng, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004) Effects of Aeration Cycles on Populations of Nitrifying Bacteria and Nitrogen Removal in Intermittently-Aerated Reactors, 77th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2004), October 2-6, New Orleans, LA. CD-ROM, 10 pages.

*Skidmore, M. B. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004), Heat Treatment Combined With Cation Addition to Improve the Dewaterability of Biosolids, 77th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2004), October 2-6, New Orleans, LA. Awarded Best Poster. CD-ROM, 10 pages.

*Ridenoure, J. C., C. R. Mota, J. Cheng, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004) Optimization of Intermittent Aeration for Nitrogen Removal from Swine Wastewater, 77th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2004), October 2-6, New Orleans, LA. 10 pages, CD-ROM.

*Liao, J., I. Lou, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003),  Quantifying Filamentous Bulking Thresholds using Molecular and Reactor Studies, 76th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2003),  October 12-16, Los Angeles, CA. 10 pages, CD-ROM.

*Mota, C. R., Z. Hu, J.  Cheng, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003), Population Dynamics of Nitrifying Bacteria in Intermittently-Aerated Reactors Treating High Nitrogen Wastewater, 76th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition (WEFTEC 2003), October 12-16, Los Angeles, CA. 10 pages, CD-ROM.

Ridenoure, J., C. R. Mota,  F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. Cheng (2003), Optimization of Nitrogen Removal from Anaerobically-pretreated Swine Wastewater in Intermittent Aeration Tanks, Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Animal, Agricultural and Food Processing Wastes (ISAAFPW), October 12-15, Durham, NC. CD-ROM, 12 pages.

*Lou, I. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2002), Modeling the Competition Between Filaments and Floc Formers: Integrating Storage, Kinetic Selection, and Filamentous Backbone Theory, 75th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition  (WEFTEC 2002), September 28-October 2, Chicago, IL (Activated Sludge Research Symposium). 10 pages, CD-ROM.

*Liao, J., J. Keith, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2001), Characterization of Filamentous Bulking in Activated Sludge Using Oligonucleotide Hybridization Probes, Research Symposium (Molecular Methods in Research), 74th Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition  (WEFTEC 2001), October 13-17, Atlanta, GA. 10 pages, CD-ROM.

**Doby, T. A., D. H. Loughlin, J. J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2001), Optimization of Activated Sludge Designs Using a Genetic Algorithm, Proceeedings of 5th Kollekolle Seminar on Modeling of Activated Sludge Processes Theory and Practice.  September 10-12, Copenhagen, Denmark: pp. 217-229.

***de los Reyes, F. L. III and L. Raskin (2001), Microbial Community Structure in Foaming and Non-foaming Full Scale Activated Sludge Plants, Proc. 3rd International Water Association Specialized Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Systems, June 13-15, Rome, Italy: pp. 385-392.

***de los Reyes, F. L. III, J. Cheng, C. E. Fonner, J. Liao, and J. Keith (2001), Performance and Microbial Community Structure During Startup of a Single Reactor Nitrogen Removal Activated Sludge System, 3rd International Water Association Specialized Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Systems, June 13-15, Rome, Italy. Paper No. 111, 4 pages.

*de los Reyes, F. L. III and L. Raskin (2000), The Relationship of Filament Levels to Foaming in Activated Sludge Determined by Oligonucleotide Probe Hybridizations, Research Symposium (Sustainability and Excellence in Environmental Research), Proc. 73rd Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition  (WEFTEC 2000), October 14-18, Anaheim, CA, (Rated top abstract), 9 pages (CD-ROM).

de los Reyes, F. L. III and L. Raskin (1999), Characterizing Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge Systems Using Molecular Techniques,  Proc. 72nd Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition  (WEFTEC 99), October 9-13, New Orleans, LA. (First Place, Ph.D Student Paper Competition), 5 pages (CD-ROM).

*de los Reyes, F. L. III and L. Raskin (1998), Population Dynamics of Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge Systems: Toward an Integrated Theory, Research Symposium, Proc. 71st Water Environment Federation Annual Conference and Exposition  (WEFTEC 98), October 4-7, Orlando FL, 1: 281-296.

**Oerther, D. B., F. L. de los Reyes III, and L. Raskin (1998), Interfacing Phylogenetic Oligonucleotide Probe Hybridizations with Representations of Biomass in Mechanistic Mathematical Models of Activated Sludge, Proc. Modeling and Microbiology of Activated Sludge Processes, March 16-18, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 pages.

***de los Reyes, F.L. III, M.F. de los Reyes, M. Hernandez, and L. Raskin (1997), Characterization of Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge Systems Using Oligonucleotide Hybridization Probes and Antibody Probes, Proc. Second International Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Processes, July 21-23, Berkeley, CA, pp. 283-291.

***de los Reyes, M.F., F.L. de los Reyes III, M. Hernandez, and L. Raskin (1997), Identification and Quantification of Gordona amarae Strains in Activated Sludge Systems Using Comparative rRNA Sequence Analysis and Phylogenetic Hybridization Probes, Proc. Second International Conference on Microorganisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Processes, July 21-23, Berkeley, CA, pp. 677-680.

Raskin, L., D. Zheng, M. E. Griffin, and F. L. de los Reyes III (1995), Molecular Studies of Microbial Population Dynamics in Anaerobic Biological Treatment Systems. 9th Forum for Applied Biotechnology, Gent, Belgium, Sept. 27-29. also in Med. Fac. Landbouww. Univ. Gent, 60: 2619-2626.

de los Reyes, F.L. III and R.R. Dague (1995), Effects of Seed Concentration and Organic Loading on the Start-up of the Anaerobic Sequencing Batch Reactor. Proc. 68th  Water Environment Federation Annual Copnference and Exposition (WEFTEC), Miami Beach, Florida. October 21-25. (Third Place, MS Student Paper Competition).

de los Reyes, F.L. III and R.R. Dague (1995), Effects of Initial Seed Concentration on the Start-up of the Anaerobic Sequencing Batch Reactor. Proc. 50th Purdue Industrial Waste Conference, Ann Arbor Press Inc., Chelsea, MI. 449-459.

 Conference Presentations and Posters (abstracts have undergone evaluation)

Wang, L., E. Hossen, T. N. Aziz, J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2015). How to Train Your Digester: Using Step and Pulse Feedings to Increase Community Resistance and Methane Yield. Air and Waste Management Association 108th Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 22-25, Raleigh, NC.

de los Reyes, F. L. III, J. Weaver, L. Wang (2015) A Methodological Framework for Linking Bioreactor Function to Microbial Communities and Environmental Conditions. AEESP Conference, June 13-16, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Rogers, T., T. E. Sisco, W. Beckwith, F. L. de los Reyes III (2015) The Excrevator for Emptying Pit Latrines in Developing Countries. AEESP Conference, June 13-16, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Wang, L., E. Hossein, T. Aziz, J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2015) How to Train Your Digester: Step and Pulse Feeding for Grease Interceptor Waste Treatment. American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition, June 8-10. Anaheim, CA. (invited for winning the 2014 NC Safewater Poster Competition).

Rogers, T., W. Beckwith, T. E. Sisco, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2015) Modified Earth Auger for the Removal of Variable Wastes in Pit Latrines and Septic Tanks, Fecal Sludge Management 3, January 19-23, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hurley, F. J., Hodge, D., Johnson, T., and F. L. de los Reyes III (2014) The Effects of Kenaf on the Performance of Continuous-Flow Benchtop Reactors Treating Municipal Wastewater, NC Safewater Annual Conference, Winston-Salem, November.

de los Reyes, F. L. III, T. N. Aziz, L. Wang, E. Hossen (2013) Optimizing Anaerobic Co-digestion of Grease Interceptor Waste: Limits, Resilience, and Techno-Economic Assessment, BioEnergy Symposium 2013, UNC Charlotte, April 9, 2013.

Tung, G., D. A. Libera, F. L. de los Reyes III, and L. A. Jaykus (2013) Modeling Norovirus Transmission from an Episode of Vomiting, 2013 Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection, July 28-31, Charlotte, NC.

Wang, L., E. Hossen, T. Aziz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2013) Determining the limits of anaerobic co-digestion: maximizing methane yield from food wastes, 33rd Annual Philippine American Academy of Scientists and Engineers Meeting and Symposium, Laoag City, Philippines, Jan. 29- Feb. 2.

Wahlen, Jory B.; de los Reyes, Francis L.; Frey H. C. (2012) Quantification of Pathogens in Graywater Using Molecular Approaches.” Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 9 (Winner of SRA and Microbial Risk Analysis Specialty Group Student Merit Award Competition).

Borden, R., T. Rogers, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012) Hygienic Pit Emptying Using a Low Cost Extraction Auger. Fecal Sludge Management Conference 2, Oct. 31- Nov. 2, Durban, South Africa.

de los Reyes, F. L. III , K. Kopf, and M. J. So (2012) Insights from Molecular Methods for Analyzing Nitrogen Removal. 2012 NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference, Nov. 11-14, Raleigh, NC.

Aziz, T., L. Wang, J. H. Long, F., F. L. de los Reyes III, J. J. Ducoste (2012) Sustainable Energy from Grease Interceptor Waste Digestion. 2012 NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference, Nov. 11-14, Raleigh, NC.

He, X., F. L. de los Reyes III, J. J. Ducoste (2012) A Comprehensive Mechanistic Model Showing How Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Deposits Form in Sewer Lines. 2012 NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference, Nov. 11-14, Raleigh, NC.

F. L. de los Reyes III, M. Z. Vazques-Pineiro, H. House (2012) Performance and Microbial Community Structure of an Onsite Plant/Soil-based Water Reuse System. 2012 NC WRRI Conference, March 27-28, 2012, Raleigh, NC.

He, X., F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. Ducoste (2012) Mechanisms of FOG Deposit Formation in Sewer Lines. 2012 NC WRRI Conference, March 27-28, 2012, Raleigh, NC.

Staley, B. F., M. A. Barlaz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2011) Enhancing methane capture for energy generation by understanding methanogenesis initiation and microbial ecological succession in landfills.  31st Annual PAASE (Philippine-American Academy of Scientists and Engineers) Meeting, University of the Philippines Science Complex, June 15-17, 2011.

Staley, B.F., F. L. de los Reyes III, and M. A. Barlaz (2011)  Environmental and Spatial Factors Affecting Methanogenesis Initiation in Solid Waste.  AEESP Annual Conference, Tampa, Florida.  July 2011.

de los Reyes, F. L. III (2010), A Causation Framework for Molecular Microbiology and Engineering, 2010 Philippine-American Association of Scientists and Engineers Annual Meeting, May 29-31, 2010, University of Wisconsin, WI.

He, X., M. Carpenter, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2010) Microbial and Chemical Characterization of Grease Interceptors for Removing Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) in Sewer Systems. IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  June 2-4, 2010.
Sobremisana, A., F. L de los Reyes III, and J. J. Ducoste (2010) A Numerical Approach for Modeling Carbon and Nitrogen Removal under the Influence of Floc Size Distribution. IWA Leading Edge Technology Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  June 2-4, 2010.

*Vázquez, M. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2010) Performance and Microbial Community Structure of an Onsite Soil/Plant-Based Wastewater Reuse System. American Society for Microbiology 110th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 23-27.

*So, M. J., and F. L. de los Reyes III (2010) Separating Nitrite-Reducing Bacteria in Mixed Culture Samples using Sequential mRNA Fluorescence in situ Hybridization and Fluorescence-Assisted Cell Sorting (SmRFF). American Society for Microbiology 110th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 23-27.

*Raymundo, A. K., N. Lantican, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2010) Comparing Two Methods of Analyzing Microbial Communities from Extreme Environments. American Society for Microbiology 110th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, May 23-27.

le Roux, L., M. E. Johnson, M. J. So, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2010) Use of Molecular Tools to to Identify Microbial Communities in a Full Scale Biotrickling Filter Treating Odors from a Municipal WWTP, WEF/A&WMA Odor and Pollutants 2010, Charlotte, NC, March 21-24, 2010.

le Roux, L., M. E. Johnson, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2009) Biotrickling Filters for Municipal Odor Control- the Next Step, Biosolids, Odor, and Corrosion Conference, Texas Water Environment Association, San Marcos, TX, Aug. 27-28.

Wellborn, L. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2008) Assessing water quality and sanitation in GK villages in the Philippines: Lessons from the field, Conference on Sustainable and Safe Drinking Water in Developing and Developed Countries: Where Science Meets Policy, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC, November 5-6, 2008.

*Lantican, N., F. L. de los Reyes III, R. H. Oane, C. M. Vera Cruz, and A. K. Raymundo (2008) Microbial Community Assessment of Mt. Makiling Mudspring, Laguna, Philippines, as revealed by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization Analysis, Philippine Society for Microbiology Annual Meeting, Boracay, Philippines, May 7-9, 2008.
*Hicks, K., N. R. Smith, M. J. So, R. C. Borden, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2008) Optimizing DNA extraction and Sample Size of Groundwater Sediment for Molecular Biological Analysis, American Society for Microbiology 108th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 1-5, 2008.
*Staley, B. F., M. J. So,  F. L. de los Reyes III, M. A. Barlaz (2008) Microbial Function and Resilience during Shock Loading of High Substrate Waste, American Society for Microbiology Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 1-5, 2008.

*Staley, B. F., F. L. de los Reyes III, M. A. Barlaz (2008) The Effect of Environmental Selection Mechanisms on Microbial Succession  During Refuse Decomposition, American Society for Microbiology Annual Conference, Boston, MA, June 1-5, 2008.

*Hicks, K., N. R. Smith, M. J. So, R. C. Borden, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2007) Optimizing Sampling and Handling of Groundwater and Soil for Molecular Biological Analysis, SERDP-ESTCP Conference, Washington D. C., Dec. 4-7 2007.

*Saikaly, P. E., M. A. Barlaz, F. L. de los Reyes III (2007) Detection and Quantification of Surrogate Biological Warfare Agents in Refuse and Leachate using Quantitative PCR. SERDP-ESTCP Conference, Washington D. C., Dec. 4-7 2007.

Staley, B. F., F. L. de los Reyes III, M. A. Barlaz (2007), Microbial Community Profiling of Municipal Solid Waste at Different Stages of Degradation, 11th Sardinia International Solid Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Oct 1- 5, Cagliari, Italy.

DiBiase, W. H. Hilger, T. Steck, C. Wang, F. L. de los Reyes III*, L. Holmes, S. Mandjiny, S. Luster-Teasley, K. Schimmel (2007) Problem-Based-Learning Courses in Environmental Biotechnology with Interdisciplinary Learning:  Results from a Multi-Campus Program, AEESP Conference, July 17, 2007, Blacksburg, VA.

Staley, B. F., F. L. de los Reyes III, M. A. Barlaz (2007), Increasing Landfill Sustainability: Manipulation of Microbial Community Demographics to Control CH4 Production, AEESP Conference, July 17, 2007, Blacksburg, VA.

Saikaly, P. E., M. A. Barlaz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2007) An interdisciplinary approach to study the fate and transport of surrogate biological warfare agents in a simulated landfill, AEESP Conference, July 17, 2007, Blacksburg, VA.

*Saikaly, P. E., M. A. Barlaz, F. L. de los Reyes III (2007) Detection and Quantification of Surrogate Biological Warfare Agents in Refuse and Leachate using SYBR Green 1 Real-Time PCR.  ASM Biodefense Meeting, March 2007, Wash. DC.

*Mota, C. R. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2006), Simultaneous In–Situ Identification of Denitrifying and Nitrifying Bacteria in Activated Sludge, 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 20-25, Vienna, Austria.

*Staley, B. F., M. A. Barlaz, J. C. Ellis, P. E. Saikaly and F. L. de los Reyes III (2006) Impact of DNA Extraction Methods on Microbial Diversity in Municipal Solid Waste, 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 20-25, Vienna, Austria.

Staley, B. F., M. A. Barlaz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2006),  Optimization of Nucleic Acid Extraction Methods from Municipal Solid Waste to Enhance Yield and Minimize Microbial Community Bias, Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium, June 14-16, 2006, North of the Arctic circle in Gällivare, Sweden

Mota, C. R. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2006), In Situ Identification of Active Nitrite Reducers Using Oligonucleotide Probes Targeting nirS mRNA, 106th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 21-25, Orlando, FL.

Staley, B. F., M. A. Barlaz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004) Analysis of Methanogen Community Structure During Residential Food Waste Decomposition in a Simulated Landfill, 10th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion, August 29-Sept. 2, Montreal, Canada.

de los Reyes, F. L. III, J. Cheng, C. R. Mota, J. Williams, and J. Ridenoure (2004), Performance and Microbiology of Swine Wastewater Biotreatment Reactors, USDA-CSREES National Water Quality Conference: Integrating Research, Extension and Education, January 11-14, 2004 in Clearwater, Florida, USA.

*de los Reyes, F. L. III (2003)  “Causative” microorganisms in wastewater treatment systems: Concepts and case studies, 2003 Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Conference, June 24- August 1, New London, CT.

*Mota, C. M. , Z. Hu, J. Cheng and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003),  Detection of Unusually High Levels of Nitrifying Bacteria in Reactors Treating High Nitrogen Wastewater, 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 19-23,  Washington D.C.

*Lou, I. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003),  Estimation of Kinetic Parameters in Bulking and Non-Bulking Sludge: Effects on Competion Between Filaments and Flor-Formers, 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 19-23, Washington D.C.

*Williams, J. C. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003),  Detection of Paracoccus pantotrophus as an Indicator of Simultaneous Nitrification-Denitrification in Intermittently Aerated Reactors, 103rd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 19-23, Washington D.C.

*Keith, J. E., J. Leder, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2002), Detection and Quantification of an Environmentally Versatile Bacillus strain Using Hybridization Probes Targeting the 16S rRNA and 16S-23S rRNA Spacer Region, 102nd General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, May 19-23, Salt Lake City, UT.

Doby, T. A., D. H. Loughlin, F. L. de los Reyes III, and J. J. Ducoste (2002), Use of Design Scenarios and Chance-Constrained Genetic Algorithm for Wastewater Treatment Plant Design, 1st Annual Environmental & Water Resources Systems Analysis (EWRSA) Symposium, in conjunction with the Water 2002 EWRI Conference, May 19-22, Roanoke, VA.

Doby, T., D. Loughlin, J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2001), Optimization of Wastewater Treatment Unit Processes Using a Distributed Genetic Algorithm, Environmental and Water Resources Institute/ASCE World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, May 20-24, Orlando FL.

de los Reyes, F. L. III, D. Rothauszky, and L. Raskin (1998), From Nocardia to Gordona:  Combining Molecular and Engineering Approaches to Study Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge, 19th Annual Illinois Water Environment Association Conference, March 24-26 1998, Rockford, IL. (Best Student Paper Award), 12 pages.

*Rothauszky, D., F.L. de los Reyes III, and L. Raskin (1998), Simultaneous In Situ Detection And Quantification Of Two Filamentous Foam-Formers In Activated Sludge Systems, Eighth International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, August 9-14, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Abstr. No. 68, p. 286.

*de los Reyes, F.L. III, W. Ritter, L. Raskin and R.I. Amann (1996), Group-Specific Small Subunit Hybridization  Probes to Characterize Filamentous Foaming in Activated Sludge Systems, 96th American Society of Microbiology (ASM) General Meeting, New Orleans, LA., May 19-24, Abstr. No. Q37, p.391.

Other Conference Presentations (Abstracts and Posters, not peer reviewed, mostly state/local conferences)

Hurley, F. J., and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012)  Effects of Powdered Kenaf Supplementation on Activated Sludge. NC American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Nov. 12-13, Raleigh, NC.

Hossen, E., T. N. Aziz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2012) Resilience of Anaerobic Co-Digestion of TWAS and Grease Interceptor Waste. NC American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference, Nov. 12-13, Raleigh, NC.

He, X., J. Ducoste, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2011) Mechanisms of FOG Deposit Formation. NC American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference, November 13-16, Concord, NC. (First Place, Poster Competition)

Wang, L. T. Aziz, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2011) Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Trap Waste. NC American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference, November 13-16, Concord, NC. (Second Place, Poster Competition).

He, X., M. Carpenter, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2009) Characterization of Grease Interceptors for Removing Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) in Sewer Systems. NC American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference, November 15-18, Raleigh, NC.

Sobremisana, A., F. L de los Reyes III, and J. J. Ducoste (2009) Simultaneous Modeling Carbon and Nitrogen Removal under the Influence of Floc Size Distribution. NC American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference, November 15-18, Raleigh, NC.

Hong, H., C. R. Mota, and F. L. de los Reyes III (2007), Ammonia oxidizers that also reduce nitrite: using SmRFF and 16S rRNA FISH to identify unique bacteria in activated sludge.  2007 NC AWWA/WEA Conference, December 3-5, Charlotte, NC (Second Place, Student Poster Competition).

de los Reyes, F. L., J. Ducoste, M. Hyman, C. Mota, D. Aslett, and H. Hong (2007), New Approaches in Determining the Spatial and Metabolic Interactions of Nitrogen-Transforming Bacteria in Microbial Flocs, NSF MO/MIP Meeting, Mar. 1, Washington, DC.

Skidmore, M. B. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004), Cell Disruption to Improve the Dewaterability of Biosolids, NC American WaterWorks Association/Water Environment Association Annual Conference, November 13-15, Charlotte, NC.  (First Place, Student Poster Competition)

Mota, C. R. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004), Effects of Aeration Cycles on Nitrogen Removal and Populations of Nitrifying Bacteria in Intermittently-Aerated Reactors Treating Swine Wastewater, 2004 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 13-15, Charlotte, NC. (Second Place, Student Poster Competition).

Gulez, G. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004), What do Filaments like to Eat?, 2004 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 13-15, Charlotte, NC. (Third Place, Student Poster Competition).

de los Reyes, F. L. III (2004), Environmental Engineering Meets Microbiology: Molecular Techniques for Investigating Biological Systems, 2004 Philippine-American Association of Scientists and Engineers Annual Meeting, August 13-14, 2004, University of Maryland, MD.

Skidmore, M. B. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2004), Improving the Dewaterability of Biosolids Using Heat Treatment Combined With Cation Addition, NC Water Resources and Research Institute Annual Conference, March 30-31 (First Place, Student Poster Competition).

Williams, J. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003), Evaluation of a Couette-Taylor Device to Study Simultaneous Nitrification and Denitrification in Activated Sludge, 2003 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 16-19, Greensboro, NC. (First Place, Student Poster Competition).

Mota, C. R. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003),  Detection of Unusually High Levels of Nitrifying Bacteria in Reactors Treating High Nitrogen Wastewater, 2003 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 16-19, Greensboro, NC. (Second Place, Student Poster Competition).

Lou, I. C. and F. L. de los ReyesIII (2003), Estimating Kinetic Parameters of Bulking and Non-Bulking Sludge Using Respirometry and Reactor Studies, 2003 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 16-19, Greensboro, NC.

Mota, C. R., J. Cheng,  and F. L. de los Reyes III (2003) Quantifying Nitrifying Bacteria in Bioreactors Treating Swine Wastewater, 2003 Quad Conference, March 29-30, Blacksburg, VA.

de los Reyes, F. L. III (2002), Molecular Techniques for Investigating Biological Treatment Systems: Lessons and Potentials, 2002 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 17-20, Winston-Salem, NC.

Liao, J. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2002), Determining the In Situ Biomass of Bulking Causing Filamentous Bacteria in Activated Sludge,2002 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 17-20, Winston-Salem, NC.

Lou, I. C. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2002), Modeling the Competition Between Filaments and Floc Formers in Activated ,2002 NC WWA/WEA Annual Conference, November 17-20, Winston-Salem, NC.

Keith, J. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2002), Sampling Issues in Molecular Quantification of Microbial Populations, 2002 Quad Conference, February 9-10, Chapel Hill, NC.

Keith, J. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2001), The NCSU Wastewater Treatment Plant Survey: or A Biologist in Engineering Country, NC West Piedmont AWWA/WEA Section Annual Meeting, August 16, Charlotte, NC.

Keith, J. and F. L. de los Reyes III (2000), A Biologist in Engineer’s Country: A Survey of Microorganisms and Operational Problems in NC WWTPs, 2000 NC WEA/AWWA Annual Conference, November 12-15, Charlotte, NC. (Third Place, Student Poster Competition).

de los Reyes, F. L. III and L. Raskin (1999), The Role of Filaments in Activated Sludge Foaming: Insights from Oligonucleotide Probe Hybridization Studies, AEESP Research Frontiers, July 31-August 3, State College, PA.

Oerther, D.B., F. L. de los Reyes III, M. F. de los Reyes, and L. Raskin (1998), Quantifying A Seasonal Incident Of Biological Foaming At A Full Scale Wastewater Treatment Plant, Fourth Annual Midwestern Microbial Ecology Meeting, July 11-12, Lansing, MI.

Mau, M., J. Crawford, D. Zheng, F. L. de los Reyes III, D. Oerther, J. Danalewich, G. Thompson, and L. Raskin (1998), Microbial Ecology of Wastewater Treatment and Agricultural Soil Systems, Environmental Horizons 98, April 21, Urbana-Champaign, IL.