My interdisciplinary studies focus on the development of the wetted wall cyclone aerosol collector technology to monitor potential health hazards and improve surveillance efforts by collecting aerosols released from agricultural and industrial facilities and modeling particle dispersion. Within a coal mining industry study we aim to determine the influence of particle size distribution, chemical composition and morphology of airborne respirable mine dusts and diesel particulates on lung disease. My projects involve fluid mechanics, computational flow modeling and metagenomics to study biofilms in oil fields and nuclear reactors and mitigate microbial contamination in drilling equipment, hydraulic fracturing water and cooling systems.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles33
  • Zhang, M., Wang, H., Foster, E. R., Nikolov, Z. L., Fernando, S. D., & King, M. D (2022). Binding behavior of spike protein and receptor binding domain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus at different environmental conditions. Scientific Reports. 12(1), 789.
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  • Baig, T. A., Zhang, M., Smith, B. L., & King, M. D (2022). Environmental Effects on Viable Virus Transport and Resuspension in Ventilation Airflow. Viruses. 14(3), 616-616.
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  • Fearing, A., Kalbasi-Ashtari, A., Zuniga, A., Pak, H., Haglund, J., Kim, H. Y., & King, M (2020). Performance of two shrouded probes for the collection of liquid aerosols in a wind tunnel optimized for high air speeds. Aerosol Science and Technology. 54(8), 972-982.
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  • Yu, X., Kish, L. B., Seguin, J., & King, M. D. (2020). Ternary Fingerprints with Reference Odor for Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing.. Biosensors (Basel). 10(8), 93-93.
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  • KISH, L. B., CHENG, M., KIM, J. U., SEO, S., KING, M. D., YOUNG, R., DER, A., & SCHMERA, G (2022). ESTIMATION OF DETECTION LIMITS OF THE PHAGE-INVASION BASED IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA. The Random and Fluctuating World. 265-268. World Scientific.
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  • KISH, L. B., SCHMERA, G., KING, M. D., CHENG, M., YOUNG, R., & GRANQVIST, C. G. (2008). FLUCTUATION-ENHANCED CHEMICAL/BIOLOGICAL SENSING AND PROMPT IDENTIFICATION OF BACTERIA BY SENSING OF PHAGE-TRIGGERED ION CASCADE (SEPTIC). FRONTIERS IN ELECTRONICS. Spectral Sensing Research for Water Monitoring Applications and Frontier Science and Technology for Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defense. 269-276. World Scientific.
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Conference Papers11
  • Caya, A., King, M., Wooldridge, C., Maestre, J. P., & Kinney, K. (2014). Characterization of the microbial community aerosolized in showers. Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. 192-195.
  • Kassab, A. S., Ugaz, V. M., King, M. D., & Hassan, Y. A. (2012). Dynamic Measurements of Micro-Meter Particle Detachment on Glass Surfaces. Volume 7: Fluids and Heat Transfer, Parts A, B, C, and D, ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. 7(PARTS A, B, C, D), 959-964.
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  • Meng, F., King, M. D., Hassan, Y. A., & Ugaz, V. M. (2012). Microfluidically enabled high-throughput monitoring of environmental nanoparticles. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2012. 1426-1428.
  • King, M., Kassab, A., Haglund, J., & McFarland, A (2011). Bioaerosol sampling with the wetted wall cyclone in a laboratory and different indoor environments. 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011. 4, 2856-2857.
  • King, M., Ugaz, V., Haglund, J., Asea, A., & Hassan, Y. (2011). Development of an environmental particle collector system for continuous sampling of ultrafine aerosols. 12th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate 2011. 4, 2858-2859.
Repository Documents / Preprints4
  • Chang, H., Kish, L. B., King, M. D., & Kwan, C. (2009). Binary Fingerprints at Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing.
  • Kish, L. B., Chang, H. C., King, M. D., Kwan, C., Jensen, J. O., Schmera, G., ... Granqvist, C. G. (2009). Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing for Biological Agent Detection and Identification.
  • Chang, H., Kish, L. B., King, M. D., & Kwan, C. (2009). Fluctuation-Enhanced Sensing of Bacterium Odors.
  • Chang, H., Kish, L. B., King, M. D., & Kwan, C. (2009). Identification of Bacteria by Patterns Generated from Odor Spectra.
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Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Mechanical Engineering; 3123 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-3581