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Don Maiers

Laboratory Manager

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Donald T. Maiers performs laboratory management in the research and development environment for approximately 30 biotechnology and materials characterization laboratories within the EES&T Directorate. He has made key contributions to the development of the Conduct of Research procedure for the laboratory, which defines roles, responsibilities, authorities, and accountabilities (R2A2s) for staff and research management as well as the standards and expectations for conducting research.

Prior to his position as a  laboratory manager, he was the manager for INL's biotechnology organization. He led a team of microbiologists, chemical engineers, biochemists, and bioinformaticians to develop department business plans and marketing strategies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and secondary education from University of Wisconsin and had pursued graduate course work at Sam Houston State University and Idaho State University. In addition to his INL assignments, he also worked on a six-month outplant assignment to DOE Office of Science and Technology in Washington, D.C. This assignment enabled him to establish a strong network of industry researchers and managers, and federal program managers.


​B.S., Biology and Secondary Education - University of Wisconsin


​Bell, M. J., Ellis, D. E., Gannon, D. J., Klecka, G. M., Licarta, J., Maiers D. T., Major D. W., Solvo, J. J., Sayles, G. D., Vogel, C. M., Woodworth, R. (1998)  RTDF bioremediation of chlorinated solvents consortium.  Poster at CONSOIL '98, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 1998.  Paper published in:  "Contaminated Soil '98", pp. 727-728.  Thomas Telford Publishing, London.


Breckenridge, R.P., D.T.  Maiers, and P.L. Wichlacz, "Role of Natural Processes and Risk in Environmental Remediation Decisions."  Paper published in Proceedings from Eco-Informa '96: Global Networks for Environmental Information, v. 10, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November, 1996. pp.435-440. Published by Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM), Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Barnes, J.M., A.E. Torma, P.A. Pryfogle, and D.T. Maiers, "Biosorption of Heavy Metals from Uranium Mill Tailing Effluents." Proceedings for Reclamation 2000:  Technologies for Success.  Eds. W. Oaks and J. Bowden, The American Society of Surface Mining and Reclamation, Princeton, WV, pp. 141-150, 1991.


Pryfogle, P.A., D.T. Maiers, P.L. Wichlacz, and J.H. Wolfram, 1989, "Biosorption of Molybdenum and Chromium."  118th Meeting of the Society of Mining Engineers, Las Vegas Nevada, edited by B.J. Scheiner, F.M. Doyle, and S.K. Kawatra, Chapter 25, pp. 201-207.


Maiers, D.T., P.L. Wichlacz, P.A. Pryfogle, and S.J. Morrison, "Biotechnological Applications to the Remediation of Uranium Mill and Mine Tailings:  Preliminary Study." Informal Report, INEL, EG&G Idaho, Inc., DOE Contract No.:  DE-AC07-76ID01570, Report No: EGG-BEG-8344, 25 pp., 1988.


Maiers, D.T., P.L. Wichlacz, D.L. Thompson, and D.F. Bruhn, 1988, "Selenate Reduction by Bacteria from a Selenium-Rich Environment." Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Oct. 1988, pp. 2591-2593.


Maiers, D.T., P.L. Wichlacz, and P.A. Pryfogle, "Metal Solubilization from MSW Ash and Bioaccumulation of Metal Ions." EG&G Idaho Internal Report for the U.S. DOE, 30 pp, Dec. 1985.


Maiers, D.T., J.H. Wolfram, and P.L. Wichlacz, "Metal Solubilization from MSW Ash and Biosorption of Metal Ions." EG&G Idaho Internal Report for U.S. DOE, 66 pp., Sep. 1985.


Maiers, D.T., and J.H. Wolfram, "Metals in Municipal Solid Waste." EG&G Idaho Internal Report for U.S. DOE, 24 pp., Oct. 1984.


​"Microbially Mediated Selenate Reduction," presented at the 118th Meeting of the Society of the Mining Engineers, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 27-March 2, 1989.


"Microbial Reduction of Selenate," presented at the Idaho Academy of Sciences, 28th Annual Meeting held at Northwest Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho, April 17-19, 1986.

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