Title page for ETD etd-05212013-115309


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kargar, Mehdi
Author's Email Address
URN etd-05212013-115309
Title Controlling Microbial Adhesion to the Surfaces Using Topographical Cues
Degree Master of Science
Department Mechanical Engineering
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bahareh Behkam Committee Chair
Amrinder S. Nain Committee Member
Mark R. Paul Committee Member
Keywords
  • Bioadhesion
  • Soft membrane
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Nanofibers
Date of Defense 2013-05-08
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Abstract
The state of adhesion of bacteria to nanofiber-textured model surfaces is analyzed at single-cell level. The results reveal similarities between the effect of topography on bacteria-surface interactions and vesicle-surface interactions. The results are discussed in the context of controlling bacterial adhesion to surfaces using nanofibrous topographical features.
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