Slawo Lomnicki

    Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University 

    LSU Superfund Research Materials Core leader

    Office: 1251 Energy Coast & Environment 

    Phone: 225-578-8147

    Email:  slomni1@lsu.edu
    Website: http://chemistry.lsu.edu/site/People/Faculty/Slawomir%20Lomnicki/item1792.html

    Research Interest, Expertise:

    • Homogeneous catalysis
    • Combustion processes
    • Reactivity  and properties of nanoparticles
    • Biological interactions of nanoparticles

    Selected Publications:


    Potter, P., Dellinger, B., Lomnicki, S. 2016. Contribution of aluminas and aluminosilicates to the formation of PCDD/Fs on fly ashes.Chemosphere. 144: 2421-2426. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2015.11.009


    Reed, J.R., Cruz, A.L., Lomnicki, S.M., Backes, W.L. 2015. Inhibition of Cytochrome P450 2B4 by Environmentally Persistent Free Radical-Containing Particulate Matter. Biochem Pharmacol. 95(2):126-32. Doi: 10.1016/j.bcp.2015.03.012. PMCID:

    Sussan, T.E., Gajghate, S., Thimmulappa, R.K., Ma, J., Kim, J.H., Sudini, K., Consolini, N., Cormier, S.A., Lomnicki, S., Hasan, F., Pekosz, A., Biswal, S. 2015. Exposure to Electronic Cigarettes Impairs Pulmonary Anti-Bacterial and Anti-Viral Defenses in a Mouse Model. PLoS One.10(2):e0116861. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116861. PMCID: PMC4317176

    Jaligama, S., Chen, Z., Saravia, J., Yadav, N., Lomnicki, S., Dugas, T., Cormier, S.A. 2015. Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Crude Oil Burnoff Particulate Matter Induces Pulmonary Inflammation and Alters Adaptive Immune Response. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49 (14):8769–8776. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b01439. Publication Date (Web): June 26, 2015.

    Reed, J. R., dela Cruz, A. L. N., Lomnicki, S. M., & Backes, W. L. 2015. Environmentally persistent free radical-containing particulate matter competitively inhibits metabolism by cytochrome P450 1A2. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 289(2), 223-230. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.taap.2015.09.021


    Kiruri , L., Khachatryan, L., Dellinger, B., and Lomnicki, S. 2014. Effect of Copper Oxide Concentration on the Formation and Persistency of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFRs) in Particulates. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (4): 2212–2217. Doi: 10.1021/es404013g. PMCID: PMC3983329

    Lomnicki, S., Gullett, B, Stöger,T., Kennedy, I., Diaz, J., Dugas, T.R., Varner, K., Carlin, D., Dellinger, B., and Cormier, S.A. 2013. Combustion By-Products and their Health Effects - Combustion Engineering and Global Health in the 21st Century: Issues and Challenges. International Journal of Toxicology. 33(1):3-13. Doi: 10.1177/1091581813519686. PMCID: PMC3944372

    Reed, J.R., Cawley, G.F., Ardoin, T.G., Dellinger, B., Lomnicki, S., Hasan, F., Kiruri, L.W.,  Backes, W.L. 2014. Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals Inhibit Cytochromes P450 Activity in Rat Liver Microsomes. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. Doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2014.03.021. PMCID:PMC4049543


    dela Cruz, A.L, Cook, R.L., Dellinger, B.H., Lomnicki, S.M., Donnelly, Kirby C., Kelley, M. A., Cosgriff, D. 2013. Assessment of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals in Soils and Sediments from Three Superfund Sites. Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts.16(1):44-52. Doi: 10.1039/C3EM00428G. PMCID: PMC3907510

    Herring, M.P., Potter, P.M., Wu, H., Lomnicki, S. and Dellinger, B. 2013. Fe2O3 nanoparticle mediated molecular growth and soot inception from the oxidative pyrolysis of 1-methylnaphthalene. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 34(1):1749-1757. Doi:10.1016/j.proci.2012.07.057.

    Herring, P., Khachatryan, L., Lomnicki, S., Dellinger, B. 2013. Paramagnetic centers in particulate formed from the oxidative pyrolysis of 1-methylnaphthalene in the presence of Fe(III)2O3 nanoparticles.Combustion and Flame. 160(12):2996–3003.

    Kelley, M.A., Hebert, V.Y., Thibeaux, T.M., Orchard, M.A., Hasan, F., Cormier, S.A., Thevenot, P.T., Lomnicki, S.M., Varner,K.J., Dellinger, B, Latimer, B.M., Dugas, T.R. 2013. Model Combustion-Generated Particulate Matter Containing Persistent Free Radicals Redox Cycle to Produce Reactive Oxygen Species. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 26(12):1862-71. Doi: 10.1021/tx400227s.

    Kiruri, L., Dellinger, B., and Lomnicki, S. 2013. Tar Balls from Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill: Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFR) Formation During Crude Weathering. Environmental Science and Technology. 47(9):4220-6. Doi: 10.1021/es305157w.

    Patterson, M.C., Keilbart, N.D., Kiruri, L.W., Thibodeaux, C.A., Lomnicki, S., Kurtz, R.L, Poliakoff, E.D., Dellinger, B., and Sprunger, P.T. 2013. EPFR formation from phenol adsorption on Al2O3 and TiO2: EPR and EELS studies. Journal of Chemical Physics. 422:277-282. Doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2012.12.003. PMCID: PMC3891583

    Saravia, J., Lee, G.I., Lomnicki, S., Dellinger, B., and Cormier, S.A. 2013. Particulate matter containing environmentally persistent free radicals and adverse infant respiratory health effects: A review. Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology. 27(1):56-68. Doi: 10.1002/jbt.21465. PMCID: PMC3580159

    Saravia, J.,You, D.,Thevenot, P., Lee, G. I., Shrestha, B., Lomnicki, S., Cormier, S.A. 2013. Early-life exposure to combustion-derived particulate matter causes pulmonary immunosuppression. Mucosal Immunol. Doi:10.1038/mi.2013.88. PMCID: PMC3999175 


    dela Cruz A.L., Cook R.L., Lominicki, S.M., & Dellinger, B. 2012. Effect of Low Temperature Thermal Treatment on Soils Contaminated with Pentachlorophenol and Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals. Environmental Science & Technology. 46 (11): 5971–5978. Doi: 10.1021/es300362k. PMCID:PMC3381800 

    Nganai, S., Lomnicki, S., and Dellinger, B. 2012. Formation of PCDD/Fs from Oxidation of 2-Monochlorophenol over an Fe203/silica Surface. Chemosphere. 88(3):371-376. Doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.03.060. PMCID: PMC3361902

    Saravia, J., Lee G.I, Lomnicki, S., Dellinger,B., Cormier, S.A. 2012. Particulate Matter Containing Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals and Adverse Infant Respiratory Health Effects: A Review .J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 27(1):56-68. Doi: 10.1002/jbt.21465. PMCID: PMC3580159

    Vejerano, E., Lomnicki, S., & Dellinger, B. 2012. Formation and Stabilization of Combustion-Generated, Environmentally Persistent Radicals on Ni(II)O Supported on a Silica Surface.Environmental Science & Technology. 46(17): 9406-9411.Doi: 10.1021/es301136d. PMCID:PMC3597086

    Vejerano, E., Lomnicki, S., & Dellinger, B. 2012. Lifetime of Combustion-Generated Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals on Zn(II)O  and other Transition Metal Oxides. J. Environ. Monit.14(10): 2803-2806.Doi:10.1039/C2EM30545C.  


    Balakrishna, S., Saravia, J., Thevenot, P., Ahlert, T., Lominiki, S., Dellinger, B., & Cormier, S.A. 2011. Environmentally persistent free radicals induce airway hyperresponsiveness in neonatal rat lungs. Part Fibre Toxicol. 8:11. Doi: 10.1186/1743-8977-8-11. PMCID:PMC3061909

    dela Cruz, A.L., Gehling, W., Lomnicki S.M., Cook, R.L., & Dellinger, B. 2011. Detection of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals at a Superfund Wood Treating Site. Environmental Science and Technology. 45(15):6356-65. Doi: 10.1021/es2012947. PMCID:PMC3167238

    Kelley, M.A., Thibeaux, T., Hebert, V., Cormier, S.A., Lomnicki, S., Dillinger, B., Dugas, T. 2011. Model Particulate Matter Containing Persistent Free Radicals Exhibit Reactive Oxygen Species Production.Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 51(1):S134.

    Khachatryan L, Vejerano E, Lomnicki S, & Dellinger B. 2011. Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals (EPFRs). Generation of Reactive Oxygen Species in Aqueous Solutions.Environ Sci Technol. 45(19): 8559-8566. Doi: 10.1021/es201309c. PMCID: PMC3230252

    Lord, K., Moll, D., Lindsey, J.K., Mahne, S., Raman, G., Dugas, T., Cormier, S., Troxlair, D., Lomnicki, S., Dellinger, B., & Varner, K. 2011. Environmentally persistent free radicals decrease cardiac function before and after ischemia/reperfusion injury in vivo. J Recept Signal Transduct Res. 31(2):157-67. Doi: 10.3109/10799893.2011.555767. PMCID:PMC3152960

    Nganai, S., Lomnicki, S., & Dellinger, B. 2011. Formation of PCDD/Fs from the Copper Oxide-Mediated Pyrolysis and Oxidation of 1,2-Dichlorobenzene. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45(3): 1034-1040. Doi: 10.1021/es102948f.

    Patterson, M.C., Keilbart, N.D., Kiruri, L.W., Thibodeaux, C.A., Lomnicki, S., Kurtz, R.L., Poliakoff, E.D., Dellinger, B., Sprunger, P.T. 2011. EPFR formation from phenol adsorption on AI203 and Ti02: EPR and EELS studies.Chem Phys. 422: 277-282. Doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2011.03.031. PMCID:PMC3891583

    Vejerano, E., Lomnicki, S., & Dellinger, B. 2011. Formation and Stabilization of Combustion-Generated Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals on an Fe(III)2O3/Silica Surface. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45(2): 589-594. Doi: 10.1021/es102841s.


    Fahmy, B., Ding, L., You, D., Lomnicki, S., Dellinger, B., & Cormier, S. A. 2010. In Vitro and in Vivo Assessment of Pulmonary Risk Associated with Exposure to Combustion Generated Fine Particles. Environ.Toxicology and Pharmacology. 29(2):173-82. Doi:10.1016/j.etap.2009.12.007. PMCID:PMC2848491

    Lomnicki ,S.M., Wu, H., Poliakoff E.D., McCarley R.L., & Dellinger B. 2010. Size-Selective Synthesis of Immobilized Copper Oxide Nanoclusters on Silica.Mat. Sci. Eng: B. 175:136-142.

    Truong, H., Lomnicki S., & Dellinger B. 2010. Potential for Misidentification of Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals as Molecular Pollutants in Particulate Matter.Environ. Sci. Technol. 44(6):1933-1939. Doi: 10.1021/es902648t.