Civil and Architectural Engineering
Ph.D., Univ. of Memphis, Biology (Environmental Toxicology), 1986-1991
M.S., Louisiana State Univ., Plant Physiology - Biochemistry, 1983-1986
B.A., Hope College , Biology, 1979-1983
1996 – present, Assistant Professor
1991-1992 Clemson Univ. , Dept. of Environ. Toxicology & Chem.
1993 – present, Research Biologist, U.S.G.S., Water Resource Division, Nashville , TN
Office: 108C Torrence Hall
Tom D. Byl, Roger Painter, and Valetta Watson. (accepted) Application of the RTD-Biodegradation model to predict the transport and fate of toluene in laboratory karst systems. (Accepted to the Journal of Contaminant Hydrology)
King, Lashun K., Painter, Roger D., and Byl, Tom D., 2005. Adaptation Of The Residence Time Distribution (RTD)-Biodegradation Model To Quantify Peroxide-Enhanced Fuel Biodegradation In A Single Karst Well. In ed.Eve Kuniansky, U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Rapid City, South Dakota. Sept. 12-15, 2005. USGS Scientific Investigation Report 2005-5160, page 174-179.
Painter, Roger D., Kochary, Shawkat, and Byl, Tom D., 2005. Free-Living Bacteria And Attached Bacteria:
Which Contributes More To Bioremediation? In ed.Eve Kuniansky, U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Rapid City, South Dakota. Sept. 12-15, 2005. USGS Scientific Investigation Report 2005-5160, page 180-187.
Sample Scientific And Professional Societies
President of the Mid-South Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Editor of the Journal of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (the 2nd most cited journal in the environmental field)
Member SETAC , AWRA
Honors And Awards
Recipient of the Dean’s Award, Recipient of USGS STAR Awards, 1998, 1999, and 2000
Sample Professional Development Activities
U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group meetings regularly, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry national and regional conferences yearly
Sample Institutional And Professional Service
Served on a panel for the Dept of Interior, to look at ways to use molecular techniques to address environmental microbial issues in the next decade.