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Marnie Cortez

Principal Engineering Lab Technician

Research Areas:
Biomass Feedstock National User Facility ; Bioenergy Technologies

Biography:
Marnie M. Cortez is a laboratory technician at the Idaho National Laboratory. She serves as librarian for the Bioenergy Feedstock Library, the cornerstone tool for effectively evaluating the impacts of feedstock quality characteristics, formulation, preprocessing, and pre-conversion on bioenergy production efficiency and conversion costs. She holds an associate of applied science degree from Eastern Idaho Technical College and has earned additional credit in science-related subjects at Idaho State University and University of Idaho.

Education:

​A.A., Applied Science - Eastern Idaho Technical College

Publications:

Drought effects on composition and yield for corn stover, mixed grasses, and Miscanthus as bioenergy feedstocks, Rachel Emerson, Amber Hoover, Allison Ray, Jeffrey Lacey, Marnie Cortez, Courtney Payne, Doug Karlen, Stuart Birrell, David Laird, Robert Kallenbach, Josh Egenolf, Matthew Sousek, Thomas Voigt, Biofuels, 2014.

 

Surface Analysis of Particulates from Laboratory Hood Exhaust Manifold, Gary S. Groenewold, Marnie M. Cortez, Anita K. Gianotto, Garold L. Gresham, John E. Olson, Robert V. Fox, Byron M. White, William F. Bauer, Recep Avci, Muhammedin Deliorman and Eric Williams. Surface and Interface Analysis, 2007.

 

Data for First Responder Use of Colorimetric Detectors, Keith A. Daum, Sandra L. Fox, Carla J. Miller and Marnie M. Cortez, External Report: INL/EXT-07-12644, 2007.

 

Characterization of Interlayer Cs+ in Clay Samples Using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry with Laser Sample Modification, G. S. Groenewold, R. Avci, C. Karahn, K. Lefebre, R. V. Fox, M. M. Cortez, A. K. Gianotto, J. Sunner, and W. L. Manner, Analytical Chemistry A, 2004.

 

Surface Characterization of Sequential Aqueous Extract Residues Using SIMS, Gary S. Groenewold, Marnie M. Cortez, Robert V. Fox, Anita K. Gianotto, Recep Avci, and Cem Karahan, 2004.

 

Surface Analysis of Particulates Collected from Laboratory Hood Exhaust Ducts, Gary S. Groenewold, Marnie M. Cortez, Anita K. Gianotto, 2004.

 

Static SIMS Analysis of Carbonate on Basic Alkali-Bearing Surfaces, A. D. Shaw, M. M. Cortez, A. K. Gianotto, A. D. Appelhans, J. E. Olson, C. Karahan, R. Avci and G. S. Groenewold, Surface and Interface Analysis, 2003; 35: 310-317.

 

Sr Incorporation into Calcite Generated by Bacterial Ureolysis, Yoshiko Fujita, George D. Redden, Jani C. Ingram, Marnie M. Cortez, and Robert W. Smith,  Analytical Chemistry A, 2003.

 

Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethylene and Carbon Tetrachloride at Iron Oxides and Basalt Minerals, J. C. Ingram, M. M. Cortez, D. L. Bates, M. O. McCurry, Nuclear Site Remediation, First Accomplishments of the Environmental Management Science Program,  ACS Symposium Series 778, Eds. P. G. Eller, W. R. Heineman, ACS, Washington D.C., 2001, pp 267-281.

Presentations:

Poster Presentation entitled “Impact of Drought on Composition and Sugar Yeilds from Dilute-Acid Pretreatment and Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Miscanthus, Mixed Perennial Grasses, and Switchgrass”, Amber Hoover, Rachel Emerson, Allison Ray, Daniel Stevens, Jeffery Lacey, Marnie Cortez, Courtney Payne, Robert Kallenbach, Matthew Sousek and Rodney Farris. 37th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemiclas, San Diego, CA, April, 2015.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Biomass Resource Library Physical Inventory”, Addison Yancey, Marnie Cortez, Jaya Tumuluru and Chris Wright. Idaho Falls, Idaho, July, 2013.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Biomass Resource Library and Data System”, Gary Gresham, Rachel Emerson, Marnie Cortez, Jared Abodeely and David Muth. Biomass 2011, Maryland, July, 2011.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Detection of Phosphoryl Compounds on Mineral Surfaces: Mass Spectrometric Signature, Exposure and Persistance”, Marnie M. Cortez, G. S. Groenewold.  238th American Chemical   Society National Meeting and Exposition, Washington, DC, August, 2009.

 

Poster presentation entitled “ Surface Analysis of Particulates from Laboratory Hood Exhaust Manifold”, Marnie M. Cortez, G.S. Groenewold.  238th American Chemical Sosciety National Meeting and Expostition, Washington, DC,  August, 2009.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Modification of Metal Contaminants on Porous Oxide Surfaces by Use of Laser Irradiation”, Marnie M. Cortez, A. K, Gianotto, R. Avci, M. Deliorman, E.   Williams, G. S. Groenewold and R.V. Fox.  62nd Northwest Regional of the American Chemical  Society, Boise, Idaho, June, 2007.

 

Poster presentation entitled “ Surface Characterization of Sequential Aqueous Extraction Residues Using SIMS”, Marnie M. Cortez, Robert V. Fox, Anita K. Gianotto, Cem Karahan, Recep Avci, and Gary S. Groenewold. Northwest Regional American Chemical Society, Bozeman, MT, June, 2003.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Characterization of Bacterial Cell Surface Structures”, Jani C. Ingram, Marnie M. Cortez, William F. Bauer. American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Orlando, Florida, June, 2002.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry of Biotic and Abiotic Co-precipitation of Strontium and Calcium Carbonate”, Marnie M. Cortez, Jani c. Ingram, Yoshiko Fujita, and Recep Avci, 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA., August, 2002.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Investigation of Strontium Incorporation into Biotically and Abiotically Precipitated-Calcium Calcite Using Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry”,  Jani C. Ingram, Yoshiko Fujita, Marnie M. Cortez, Recep Avci, George Redden, Pittsburgh Conference 2001, New Orleans, LA.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Calcite Precipitation and Trace Metal Partitioning in Groundwater and the Vadose Zone: Remediation of Strontium-90 and Other Divalent Metals and Radionuclides in Arid Western Environments”, F.S. Colwell, R.W. Smith, F.G. Ferris, J.C. Ingram, A.L. Reysenbach, M.M. Cortez, Y. Fujita, J.L. Taylor, T.L Tyler, and M.E. Delwich, 2001.

 

Oral presentation entitled “Characterization of Cesium and Uranium Species on Soil Surfaces”, J. C. Ingram, M. M. Cortez, G. S. Groenewold, B. J. Mincher, R. V. Fox, Pittsburgh Conference 2001, New Orleans, LA.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Characterization of the Surface Chemistry of Metal and Radionuclide Species on Soil” J. C. Ingram, M. M. Cortez, G. S. Groenewold, B. J. Mincher, D. D. Siemer, R. V. Fox, Joint 55th NORM/16th Rocky Mountain Regional ACS Meeting, Idaho Falls, ID, June 2000.

 

Poster presentation entitled “Static SIMS Detection of Cell Membrane Biomolecules”, J. C. Ingram, M. M. Cortez, G. S. Groenewold, W. F. Bauer, R. M. Lehman, S. P. O’Connell, 47th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Meeting in Dallas, TX, June 1999.

 

Poster entitled “Degradation of Trichloroethylene and Carbon Tetrachloride at Iron Oxides and Basalt”, J. C. Ingram, M. M. Cortez, D. L. Bates, M. O. McCurry, 218th American Chemical Society Meeting in New Orleans, LA, August 1999 at the symposium entitled the “First Accomplishments of the DOE EMSP”.

 

Oral presentation entitled “Surface Chemistry of Basalt and Related Minerals”, J. C. Ingram, G. S. Groenewold, M. M. Cortez, D. L. Bates, M. O. McCurry, S. C. Ringwald, J. E. Pemberton, 46th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Orlando, FA June 1998.

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