User:Philip McIntosh

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Philip McIntosh (an artistic interpretation)
Philip McIntosh (an artistic interpretation)

I have more than thirty years of experience as an equipment reliability engineer, scientific investigator, writer, and educator. I currently teach secondary math and science in Colorado. I learned about OpenWetWare from via the Make Magazine RSS feed, and I've joined because I want to contribute.


  • M.A. Biological Science, UT Austin
  • B. Sci. Botany & Chemistry, Texas State University
  • AAAS, Aircraft Electrical Systems, Community College of the Air Force

Research interests

  1. Mycology
  2. Hydroponics
  3. Process Control


  1. McIntosh, P., Sure to grow: A new growing medium, Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses, No. 106, 47-51 [2009]
  1. McIntosh, P., High school horticulture gets into hydroponics, Maximum Yield USA, April, pp. 54-56 [2009]
  1. McIntosh, P., Roots and rooting media: Part III, Maximum Yield USA, V. 9(10), pp. 76-80 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., Roots and rooting media: Part II, Maximum Yield USA, V. 9, No. 9, pp. 74-78 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., Roots and rooting media: Part I; Maximum Yield USA, V 9, No. 8, pp. 74-80 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., Artificial lighting: powered by the sun; Maximum Yield USA, V 9, No. 7, pp90-95 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., Viruses in hydroponic plants; Maximum Yield USA, v 9, No. 5, pp. 62-68 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., pH basics; Maximum Yield USA, v 9, No. 4, pp. 104-110 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., Ultraviolet sterilization of hydroponic process fluids; Maximum Yield USA, v 9, No. 3, 72-78 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., Hydro-Pure growers: High end gourmet lettuce; Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses, No. 100, 29-32 [2008]
  1. McIntosh. P., CSS potato farms: High altitude, high-tech tubers; Practical Hydroponics and Greenhouses, No. 98, 23-26 [2008]
  1. McIntosh, P., Math Wars: A guide for parents and teachers (book review); Mathematics in the Middle School, v 11, p. 352 [2006]
  1. McIntosh, P., Hydroponics: A practical guide for the soilless grower (book review); The Growing Edge, v 17, p. 57 [2005]
  1. McIntosh, P., Hydroponics on the high plains: SunBlest Farms; The Growing Edge, v 16, pp. 26–28 [2005]
  1. Kinney, J, Woertz, J, McIntosh, N. D. P., and Szaniszlo, P. J., Removal of toluene in a vapor-phase bioreactor containing a strain of the dimorphic black yeast Exophiala lecani-corni; Biotechnology and Bioengineering, v. 75, p. 550-558 [2001]
  1. McIntosh, N. D. P., and Szaniszlo, P. J. Chromium uptake and affect on root-associated ferric chelate reductase activity in Cucumis sativum (cucumber) and Brassica juncea (Indian mustard), in, Mobilization and uptake of actinides and heavy metal analogs by agricultural plants (UTA96–0043); Hossner, L. R., ed.; College Station, Texas A&M University [1998]
  1. McIntosh, P., Biology of the fungi (book review); Inoculum, v. 49, p. 7 [1998]
  1. McIntosh, P., Plant nutrition manual (book review); The Growing Edge, v. 10, p. 86-87 [1998]
  1. McIntosh, P. and Carleton, S., Take steps to improve maintenance project management: balancing chaos and control, Plant Engineering, v. 51 p. 174-175 [1997]
  1. McIntosh, P., Plants and metals (meeting report); Trends in Plant Science, v. 2, p. 451 [1997]
  1. McIntosh, P., Rhizofiltration: Clean water from hydroponic plants; The Growing Edge, v. 9, p. 62-66
    <biblio>1996 McIntosh, N. D. P., A predictive maintenance analysis of high-speed spindles; Proceedings of the Vibration Institute 20th Annual Meeting, pp. 15-20 [1997]
  1. Ouvreloeil, T. and McIntosh, P., A waylube performance comparison using a telescopic ball bar, Proceedings of the American Society of Precision Engineering 1995 Annual Meeting, v. 12, pp. 31-34 [1995]
  1. McIntosh, P., The biotechnology of malting and brewing (book review); Brewing Techniques, v. 3, p. 68 [1995]
  1. McIntosh, P., New world drugs in old world mummies; Ancient American, v. 2, p. 13-14 [1995]
  1. McIntosh, N. D. P., Observations on the Rivas method of cactus culture; Cactus and Succulent Journal (US), v. 166, p. 132-135 [1994]
  1. McIntosh, N. D. P., Sterilizing horticultural soils with microwaves; The Growing Edge, v. 5., p. 31-32 [1993]

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