About Dr. Maier

Professor Raina M. Maier

Phone (520) 621-7231
Fax (520) 621-1647
Office: FCS 322

Email: rmaier@ag.arizona.edu


 

Research: To learn about Dr. Maier's research, please click here.

 

Education:

1983-1988 Ph.D., Microbiology, 1988, Rutgers University
1975-1979

B.A., Biology/Chemistry, 1979, University of Minnesota 

Employment:

2000-present  Professor, Soil, Water and Environmental Science; Pharmacology and Toxicology; BIO5 Institute; Member, Microbiology  Graduate Program; University of Arizona.
1995-2000 Associate Professor, University of Arizona.
1991-1995 Assistant Professor, University of Arizona.
1988-1990 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Iowa State University
1983-1988 Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, Rutgers University.


Honors:

2008  UA Graduate and Professional Student Council 1st Place Award - Outstanding Diversity in a Graduate Program
2008 Invited reviewer for the NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Grant Program Panel
2008 Invited reviewer NSF panel Microbial Interactions & Processes/Microbial Observatories
2007    Research Faculty of the Year, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Univ. of Arizona
2007 Invited reviewer for the NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Grant Program Panel
2007 Invited reviewer for Department of Soil and Water Science, University of  Florida
2007 Invited reviewer NSF panel Microbial Interactions & Processes/Microbial Observatories
2005 Appointed to Editorial Board of Biodegradation
2005 Invited reviewer for DOE UMTRA Field Research Program
2004 Article featured as "Science In Action" Release from ASA-CSSA-SSSA
2004 Best article award (featured in ASM News) from American Society for Microbiology
2004 Invited reviewer for DOE panel “NABIR Community Dynamics”
2004 Invited reviewer for DOE panel “Integrative Studies”
2003 Invited to participate in the ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Program
2003 Invited reviewer for NSF panel “Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles”
2002 Appointed Associate Director, University of Arizona NIEHS Superfund Program
2002 Invited reviewer for NSF panel “Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles”
2002 Invited reviewer for NIH SBIR panel “Innovative technologies for Hazardous Waste Site Remediation and Monitoring”
1999 Invited Discussion Leader for Gordon Conference on Environmental Microbiology
1998 Appointed to Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology
1996 Univ. of Arizona Environmental Science Organization Teacher of the Year Award
1995 Appointed Member of the Journal of Environmental Quality Editorial Board  
1994 Elected Chair of the Soil Science Society of America S-3 Bioremediation Working Group
1993 Elected Vice-Chair of the Soil Science Society of America S-3 Bioremediation Working Group
1992 Appointed Co-Coordinator of the United States Department of Energy Subsurface Science Program, Multiphase Fluid Flow Subprogram
1988 Election to full member of Sigma Xi
1986

Theobald Smith Society Scholarship (Chapter of American Society for Microbiology)

 

Patents:


Stanghellini, M.E., R.M. Miller, S.L. Rasmussen, D-H. Kim, and Y. Zhang.  1998.  Microbially Produced Rhamnolipid (Biosurfactants) for the Control of Plant Pathogenic Zoosporic Fungi.  U.S. Patent No. 5,767,090.

Publications: To see a list of Dr. Maier's publications, please click here.