Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Camesano, T.A. and Logan, B.E. Influence of Fluid velocity and Cell Concentration on the Transport of Motile and Non-motile Bacteria in Porous Media. Environmental Science & Technology. 1998, 32:1699-1708.
  2. Logan, B.E., Camesano, T.A., DeSantis, A.A., Unice, K.M., and J.C. Baygents. Comment on "A Method for Calculating Bacterial Deposition Coefficients Using the Fraction of Bacteria Recovered from Laboratory Columns". Environmental Science & Technology. 1999, 33:1316-1317.
  3. Camesano, T.A., Unice, K.M., and B.E. Logan. Blocking and Ripening of Colloids in Porous Media: Implications for Bacterial Transport. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 1999, 160:291-307.
  4. Camesano, T.A. and R. Nagarajan. Micelle Formation and CMC of Gemini Surfactants: A Thermodynamic Model. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 2000, 167: 165-177.
  5. Camesano, T.A., Natan, M.J., and Logan, B.E. Imaging Modified Bacterial Cells Using Atomic Force Microscopy. Langmuir. 2000, 16:4563-4572.
  6. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. Probing Bacterial Electrosteric Interactions Using Atomic Force Microscopy. Environmental Science & Technology. 2000, 34: 3354-3362.
  7. Camesano, T.A. and K.J. Wilkinson. Single molecule study of xanthan conformation using atomic force microscopy. Biomacromolecules. 2001, 2:1184-1191.
  8. Abu-Lail, N.I. and T.A. Camesano. Elasticity of Pseudomonas putida KT2442 biopolymers probed with single-molecule force microscopy. Langmuir, 2002, 18:4071-4081.
  9. Camesano, T.A. and N.I. Abu-Lail. Heterogeneity in bacterial surface polysaccharides, probed on a single-molecule basis. Biomacromolecules, 2002, 3:661-667.
  10. Abu-Lail, N.I. and T.A. Camesano. Role of lipopolysaccharides in the adhesion, retention, and transport of Escherichia coli JM109. Environmental Science & Technology, 2003, 37, 2173-2183.
  11. Abu-Lail, N.I., Camesano, T.A. Role of ionic strength on the relationship of biopolymer conformation, DLVO contributions, and steric interactions to bioadhesion of Pseudomonas putida KT2442. Biomacromolecules, 2003, 4, 1000-1012.
  12. Abu-Lail, N.I., Camesano, T.A. Polysaccharide properties probed with atomic force microscopy, Journal of Microscopy (Oxford), 2003, 212, 217-238.
  13. Dupres, V., Camesano, T.A., Langevin, D., Guenoun, P., Checco, A. Atomic force microscopy imaging of hair. Correlations between surface potential and wetting at the nanometer scale. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2004, 269, 329-335.
  14. Abu-Lail, N.I., Camesano, T.A. Atomic force microscope and single-molecule force microscopy studies of biopolymers (Invited review), Schwarz, J.A.; Contescu, C.I.; Putyera, K. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2004, 119-131, Dekker, New York, NY.
  15. Emerson, R.J. IV and T.A. Camesano. A nanoscale investigation of pathogenic microbial adhesion in biomaterial systems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, In Press.

Presentations

  1. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. The Effect of Ultra Pure Water Flushing on Bacterial Transport in Natural Sediments. 4th Annual Arizona Environmental Studies Conference, Flagstaff, AZ. March, 1996.
  2. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. The Effect of Ultra Pure Water Flushing on Bacterial Transport in Natural Sediments. Hazardous Substances Research Center /Waste-management Education and Research Consortium Joint Conference on the Environment. May 21-23, 1996. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  3. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. Enhanced Bacterial Transport Through the Manipulation of Flow Velocity and Ionic Strength in Natural Sediments. American Geophysical Union 1996 Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 1996. San Francisco, CA.
  4. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. Transport and Attachment of Bacteria in Porous Media: Blocking and Filter Ripening. American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, February 12-17, 1998. Philadelphia, PA.
  5. Camesano, T.A. Probing Bacterial Cell Morphology and Adhesion Forces with Atomic Force Microscopy. First Environmental Symposium. Center for Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry, April 18, 1998. The Pennsylvania State University, Universtity Park, PA
  6. Camesano, T.A., Musick, M.D., Natan, M.J., and Logan, B.E. Probing Bacterial Cell Morphology and Adhesion Forces with Atomic Force Microscopy. American Society for Microbiology 98th General Meeting, May 17-21, 1998. Atlanta, GA.
  7. Camesano, T.A., Musick, M.D., Natan, M.J., and Logan, B.E. Probing Bacterial Cell Morphology and Adhesion Forces with Atomic Force Microscopy. 72nd American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. The Pennsylvania State University, June 21-24, 1998. University Park, PA.
  8. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. Correlating Bacterial Transport in Porous Media with Adhesion Forces. NIEHS/EPA Superfund Research Meeting. October 26-27, 1998. Berkeley, CA.
  9. Camesano, T.A. and R. Nagarajan. Modeling the Aggregation Behavior of Cationic Gemini Surfactants in Aqueous Solutions. American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1998 Annual Meeting. Nov. 15-20, 1998. Miami Beach, FL.
  10. Camesano, T.A. and R. Nagarajan. Modeling the solubilization properties of bis(quaternary ammonium bromide) gemini surfactants in aqueous solutions. American Chemical Society Annual Meeting. March 21-25, 1999. Anaheim, CA.
  11. Camesano, T.A., Natan, N.J., Musick, M.D., and Logan, B.E. Atomic Force Microscope Phase-Imaging and Force Measurements of Adhesion-Modified Bacterial Cells. American Chemical Society Annual Meeting. March 21-25, 1999. Anaheim, CA.
  12. DeSantis, A.A., Camesano, T.A., and B.E. Logan. Effect of Fluid Velocity and Cell Concentration on Motile Microbial Migration in Porous Media. 217th American Chemical Society National Meeting. March 21-25, 1999. Anaheim, CA.
  13. Camesano, T.A. and R. Nagarajan. Modeling the Aggregation and Solubilization Behavior of Gemini Surfactants in Aqueous Solutions. March 26-27, 1999. The Fourteenth Annual Graduate Exhibition. The Pennsylvania State University. University Park, PA.
  14. Camesano, T.A. Using Atomic Force Microscopy and Optical Trapping Techniques to Probe Bacterial-Surface Interactions. The Second Environmental Research Symposium. April 10, 1999. The Center for Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  15. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. Measuring and Modeling Bacterial Adhesion to Surfaces. 1999 Pennsylvania Water Environment Association Conference. June 6-9, 1999. Hershey, PA. (Invited)
  16. Camesano, T.A. and B.E. Logan. Measuring Bacterial Interaction Forces Using Atomic Force Microscopy and Implications for Bacterial Adhesion in Porous Media. Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Research Frontiers Conference. August 1-3, 1999. University Park, PA.
  17. Camesano, T.A. and R. Nagarajan. Micellization and Solubilization of Various Types of Gemini Surfactants. 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting. August 22-25, 1999. New Orleans, LA.
  18. Camesano, T.A., DeSantis, A.A., Baygents, J.C., and B.E. Logan. Measuring Bacterial Interaction Forces Using Atomic Force Microscopy and Implications for Bacterial Adhesion in Porous Media. 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting. August 22-25, 1999. New Orleans, LA.
  19. Camesano, T.A., DeSantis, A.A., Baygents, J.C., and B.E. Logan. Probing Bacterial Adhesion Forces Using Atomic Force Microscopy. AIChE 1999 Annual Meeting. October 31-November 5, 1999. Dallas, TX.
  20. Camesano, T.A. and K.J. Wilkinson. Biopolymer Conformation Studies Using Atomic Force Microscopy. 220th American Chemical Society Meeting, August 20-24, 2000. Washington, D.C.
  21. Camesano, T.A. and K.J. Wilkinson. Biopolymer Conformation Studies Using Atomic Force Microscopy. AIChE 2000 Annual Meeting. November 12-17, 2000. Los Angeles, CA.
  22. Camesano, T.A., Khan, J., and N. Abu-Lail. Single-Molecule Study of Bacterial Polysaccharide Conformation Using Atomic Force Microscopy. 221st American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 1-5, 2001. San Diego, CA.
  23. Camesano, T.A., Abu-Lail, N., and J. Khan. Single-Molecule Force Spectroscopy and AFM Imaging to Investigate Biopolymers. 222nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 26-30, 2001. Chicago, IL.
  24. Camesano, T.A. and Abu-Lail, N.I. The role of flexible and rigid biopolymers in bacterial adhesion: implications for soil surfaces. AGU Fall Meeting, December 10-14, 2001, San Francisco, CA (Invited).
  25. Camesano, T.A. and Abu-Lail, N.I. Adhesion of bacterial cells and bacterial polysaccharide conformation probed using single-molecule techniques. 223rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 4-7, 2002. Orlando, FL (Invited).
  26. Camesano, T.A. and Abu-Lail, N.I. Adsorption of bacterial cells at liquid/solid interfaces mediated by cell surface macromolecules. 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 23-27, 2003. New Orleans, LA (Invited).
  27. Camesano, T.A., Abu-Lail, N.I., Arora, B.S., Abu-Lail, L.I., Pouliot, J.M., Bell, C.H., Nelson, K.E., Ginn, T.R. The role of extracellular polysaccharides in bacterial adhesion. 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 23-27, 2003. New Orleans, LA.
  28. Camesano, T.A. The role of extracellular polysaccharides and other biopolymers on bacterial adhesion. Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Adhesion, Gordon Research Conference, July 27 - August 1, 2003. Salve Regina University, RI.
  29. Camesano, T.A. CAREER: Molecular-scale interactions between microbes and surfaces in the environment. 1st NSF CAREER Awardee Mentoring and Networking Conference, January 21-23, 2004. National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA (Invited).

Presentations by Students

  1. Abu-Lail, N. 1 and T.A. Camesano. Effect of bacterial extracellular polymers on non-DLVO interaction forces. AIChE 2001 Annual Meeting. November 4-9, 2001. Reno, NV.
  2. Pouliot, J.M., Wilkinson, K.J., and T.A. Camesano. Single-molecule study of the conformation of an adsorbed biopolymer, schizophyllan: Effect of substrate properties. 223rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 4-7, 2002. Orlando, FL.
  3. Abu-Lail, N.I. 1 and T.A. Camesano. Properties of Escherichia coli JM109 surface polymers probed with single-molecule force microscopy. 223rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 4-7, 2002. Orlando, FL. (Winner of student poster contest award)
  4. Abu-Lail, N.I. 1 and T.A. Camesano. Elasticity and heterogeneity of biopolymers probed with single-molecule force spectroscopy. 76th Colloid and Surface Science Symposium. June 23-26. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
  5. Emerson, R.J. IV1 and T.A. Camesano. 224th Characterization of bacterial and fungal adhesion in biomaterial systems using atomic force microscopy. American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 18-22, 2002. Boston, MA.
  6. Abu-Lail, N.I. 1 and T.A. Camesano. Chemical force microscopy measurements on bacterial cells. 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 18-22, 2002. Boston, MA.
  7. Pistorino, M. 2, Miller, I. 2, Brancato, A. 2, Durand, A., Leonard, M., and T.A. Camesano. Development of an emulsion-based drug delivery system. 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 18-22, 2002. Boston, MA.
  8. Nelson, K.1, Camesano, T., Ginn, T., Abu-Lail, N.1, Abu-Lail, L.2 Preliminary quantification of the effects of bacterial polymers on attachment and transport in porous media. ISSM02 (International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology), September 8 - 13, 2002. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  9. Pistorino, M.2, Miller, I.2, Brancato, A.2, Durand, A., Leonard, M., and T.A. Camesano. Development of an emulsion-based drug delivery system. AIChE 2002 Fall Annual Meeting, November 3-8, 2002. Indianapolis, IN.
  10. Pouliot, J.M.2, Wilkinson, K.J., and T.A. Camesano. Single-molecule study of the conformation of an adsorbed biopolymer, schizophyllan: Effect of substrate properties. AIChE 2002 Fall Annual Meeting, November 3-8, 2002. Indianapolis, IN.
  11. Emerson, R.J. IV. 1, Camesano, T.A. Characterization of bacterial and fungal adhesion in biomaterial systems using atomic force microscopy. 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 23-27, 2003. New Orleans, LA. (Winner- Award of Excellence from the ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry).
  12. Emerson, R.J. IV. 1, Camesano, T.A. Characterization of biomaterial surface properties using pathogenic microbes immobilized on AFM cantilevers. American Society for Microbiology 103rd General Meeting, May 18-22, 2003. Washington, D.C.
  13. Abu-Lail, N.I.1 and T.A. Camesano. Role of ionic strength on the relationship of biopolymer conformation, DLVO contributions, and steric interactions to bioadhesion of Pseudomonas putida KT2442. American Society for Microbiology 103rd General Meeting, May 18-22, 2003. Washington, D.C.
  14. Abu-Lail, N.I.1 and T.A. Camesano. Biopolymer role in bacterial adhesion: An AFM study. 77th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 15-18, 2003. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  15. Abu-Lail, N.I.1 and T.A. Camesano. Probing the properties E. coli JM109 surface biopolymers with AFM. 77th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, June 15-18, 2003. Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.
  16. Emerson, R.J. IV1 and T.A. Camesano. Prevention of biofilm formation on medical devices by nanoscale analysis of cell-biomaterial and cell-cell interactions. ASM Conference on Biofilms, 2003. November 1-6, 2003. Victoria, British Columbia.
  17. Abu-Lail, N.I. 1 and T.A. Camesano. The Effect of ionic strength, polarity, biopolymer conformation and heterogeneity on the adhesion of Pseudomonas putida KT2442 to silicon nitride AFM yips. AIChE 2003 Annual Meeting, November 16-21, 2003. San Francisco, CA.
  18. Bell, C.H.2 and T.A. Camesano. Pseudomonas putida KT2442: An investigation of adhesion behavior. AIChE 2003 Annual Meeting, November 16-21, 2003. San Francisco, CA. (Winner- 1st Place Student Poster Competition, Environmental Division).

1 = graduate student; 2 = undergraduate student

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