Articles (selected)


Barton LL, Staicu LC. “Do siderophores have a physiological role in anaerobic sulfate-reducing bacteria?”. Biometals (under review).

Staicu LC, Ackerson C, van Hullebsuch ED. “Microbial biominerals: Towards new functions and resource recovery”. Front Microbiol 12:796374 (read)

Staicu LC, Wojtowicz P J, Bargano D, Posfai M, Molnar Z, Ruiz-Agudo E, Gallego JL. “Bioremediation of a polymetallic, arsenic-dominated reverse osmosis reject stream”. Lett Appl Microbiol DOI: 10.1111/lam.13578 (read)

Staicu LC, Barton LL (2021) “Selenium respiration in anaerobic bacteria: does energy generation pay off?” J Inorg Biochem 222, 111509 (read).

Staicu LC, Stolz JF (2021) “Microbes vs. metals: Harvest and recycle”. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 97(5) (read)


Staicu LC, Wojtowicz PJ, Pósfai M, Pekker P, Gorecki A, Jordan FL, Barton LL. (2020) “PbS biomineralization using cysteine: Bacillus cereus and the sulfur rush”. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 9(96) (read)

Staicu LC, Bajda T, Drewniak L, Charlet L. (2020) “Power generation: Feedstock for high-value sulfate minerals”. Minerals 10 (2), 188. (read)

Kisser J, Wirth M, De Gusseme B, Van Eekert M, Zeeman G, Schoenborn A, Vinneras B, Finger DC, Kolbl Repinc S, Griessler Bulc T, Bani A, Pavlova P, Staicu LC, Atasoy M, Cetecioglu Z, Kokko M, Haznedaroglu BZ, Hansen J, Istenic D, Canga E, Malamis S, Camilleri-Fenech M, Beesley. (2020) “A review of nature-based solutions for resource recovery in cities”. Blue-Green Systems 2, 138-172. (read)


Cordoba P, Staicu LC. (2018) “Flue Gas Desulfurization effluents: an unexploited selenium resource”. Fuel 223, 268-276. (read)

Staicu LC, Morin-Crini N, Crini G. (2017) “Desulfurization: Critical step towards enhanced selenium removal from industrial effluents”. Chemosphere 117, 111-119. (read)

Ni TW*, Staicu LC*, Nemeth R*, Schwartz C, Crawford D, Seligman J, Hunter WJ, Pilon-Smits EAH, Ackerson CJ. (2015) “Progress toward clonable inorganic nanoparticles”. Nanoscale 7, 17320-17327. *Co-first authors (read)

Staicu LC, van Hullebusch ED, Oturan MA, Ackerson CJ, Lens PNL. (2015) “Removal of colloidal biogenic selenium from wastewater”. Chemosphere 125, 130-138. (read)

Staicu LC, Ackerson CJ, Cornelis P, et al. (2015) “Pseudomonas moraviensis subsp. stanleyae, a bacterial endophyte of hyperaccumulator Stanleya pinnata, is capable of efficient selenite reduction to elemental selenium under aerobic conditions”. J Appl Microbiol 119, 400-410. (read)

Noblitt SD, Staicu LC, Ackerson CJ, Henry CS. (2014) “Sensitive, selective analysis of selenium oxoanions using microchip electrophoresis with contact conductivity detection”. Anal Chem 86, 8425-8432. (read)


2015. Staicu LC. “Production of colloidal biogenic selenium and removal by different coagulation-flocculation approaches”. CRC Press/Balkema. Leiden, the Netherlands, ISBN 978-1-138-02819-7, pp. 148. (read)

Book chapters

2019. Staicu LC, Simon S, Guibaud G, Shakeri Yekta SS, Calli B, Bartacek J, Fermoso FG, van Hullebusch ED. “Biogeochemistry of trace elements in anaerobic digesters”. In: Trace elements in anaerobic biotechnologies, Fermoso FF et al. (Eds.), IWA, pp. 23-50, London, UK. (read)

2017. Staicu LC, Oremland RS, Tobe R, Mihara H. “Bacteria vs. selenium: A view from the inside out”. In: Selenium in plants, Eds. Pilon-Smits EAH, Winkel L, Lin ZQ, Springer, pp. 79-108, Berlin (read)

2017. Staicu LC, Barton LL. “Microbial metabolism of selenium – for survival or profit”. In: Bioremediation of selenium contaminated wastewaters, van Hullebusch ED (Ed.), Springer, pp. 1-31. (read)

2017. Staicu LC, van Hullebusch ED, Rittmann BE, Lens PNL. “Industrial selenium pollution. Sources and biological treatment technologies”. In: Bioremediation of selenium contaminated wastewaters, van Hullebusch ED (Ed.), Springer, pp. 75-101. (read)