University of California, Riverside

Kawai Tam



Publications and Presentations


      • K. Tam, “Interviewing Tips”, Engineers Without Borders - University of California, Riverside, invited guest speaker, Feb. 6, 2014, Riverside, CA.
    • K. Tam, “Silica Removal in Brackish Water”, Southern California World Water Forum College Grant Program, invited guest speaker, kick-off event Oct. 7, 2011, Los Angeles, CA.
  • K. Tam, C. T. Ho, J-H. Lee, M. Lai, C. H. Chang, Y. Rheem, W. Chen, H-G. Hur, N. V. Myung, “Growth mechanism of amorphous selenium nanoparticles synthesized by Shewanella sp. HN-41”, Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, 74(4), 696-700, 2010.
  • K. Tam, “Sustainability – An Overview”, Global Climate Change Workshop, College of Engineering – Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT), Riverside, CA, Oct. 2009. http://www.cert.ucr.edu/gcworkshop.html
  • K. Tam, N. Kinsinger, P. Ayala, F. Qi, W. Shi, N. V. Myung, ”Real-time monitoring of Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation using quartz crystal microbalance”, Caries Research, 41, 474-483, 2007.
  • K. Tam, P. Ayala, N. Kinsinger, N. V. Myung, ”Real-time monitoring of Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation using quartz crystal microbalance”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2005 Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, Nov. 2005
  • P. Ayala, K. Tam, N. Kinsinger, F. Qi and N. V. Myung, ”Piezoelectric QCM for dental biofilm monitoring”, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNS) National conference, Denver, CO, Sept. 2005
  • K. Tam, M. R. Matsumoto, J. D. Sheppard, “A kinetic model for suspended and attached growth of a defined mixed culture”, Biotechnology Progress, 21(3), 720 – 727, 2005.
  • K. Tam, C.H. Yang, D. E. Crowley, M. R. Matsumoto, J.D. Sheppard, “Comparison of PCR-DGGE and selective plating methods for monitoring the dynamics of a mixed culture population in synthetic brewery wastewater”, Biotechnology Progress, 21(3), 712 – 719, 2005.
  • P. Ayala, K. Tam, N. Kinsinger, F. Qi, N. V. Myung, “ Piezoelectric QCM for dental biofilm monitoring“ American Society of Microbiology (ASM), 7th International Meeting on Microbial Epidemiological Markers, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 2005.
  • J. Kreth, E. Hagerman, K. Tam, J. Merritt, B. M. Wu, N. V. Myung, W. Shi, F. Qi, ''Quantitative analyses of Streptococcus mutans biofilms with quartz crystal microbalance, microjet impingement, and confocal microscopy,'' Biofilms, 1, 277-284, 2004.
  • K. Tam, M.R. Matsumoto, J.D. Sheppard, “The use PCR-DGGE for monitoring population dynamics in a mixed culture treatment system”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) 2000 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 2000.
  • K. Tam, J.D. Sheppard, M.R. Matsumoto, “Mixed culture behavior in a brewery wastewater bioremediation process”, AIChE 1997 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California, November 1997
  • K. Tam, J.D. Sheppard, "Brewery wastewater treatment using a Self-Cycling Fermentation process”, 46th Annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, October 1996.
  • D. Mulligan, K. Tam, D. Berk, "A study of supported molybdenum catalysts for the reduction of SO2 with CH4 - effect of sulphidation method", Can. J. Chem. Eng., 73, 351-356, 1995.

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