Katharina Stapelmann

Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering

  • 919-515-5987
  • Burlington Laboratory 2114

Education

Dr.-Ing. (Ph.D.) 2013

Electrical Engineering

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Dipl.-Ing. (M.S.) 2009

Electrical Engineering

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Research Description

Dr. Stapelmann studies the interactions of technical plasmas with biological systems on a macromolecular level. Her focus is on the characterization and optimization of plasma discharges used for biomedical applications and the understanding and improvement of plasmas used e.g. in medicine. The applications range from wound healing to air purification, sterilization of medical instruments as well as for planetary protection purposes. Furthermore, plasma-liquid interactions and plasma discharges in liquids belong to the repertoire.

Publications

Inactivation of B. subtilis spores by low pressure plasma-influence of optical filters and photon/particle fluxes on the inactivation efficiency
Fiebrandt, M., Hillebrand, B., Lackmann, J. W., Raguse, M., Moeller, R., Awakowicz, P., & Stapelmann, K. (2018), Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics, 51(4).
Investigating the Detrimental Effects of Low Pressure Plasma Sterilization on the Survival of Bacillus subtilis Spores Using Live Cell Microscopy
Fuchs, F.M., Raguse, M., Fiebrandt, M., Madela, K., Awakowicz, P., Laue, M., Stapelmann, K., & Moeller, R. (2017), Journal of Visualized Experiments, .
Elucidation of plasma-induced chemical modifications on glutathione and glutathione disulphide
Klinkhammer, C., Verlackt, C., Smilowicz, D., Kogelheide, F., Bogaerts, A., Metzler-Nolte, N., Stapelmann, K., Havenith, M., & Lackmann, J. W. (2017), Scientific Reports, 7.
Spatially resolved measurements of the physical plasma parameters and the chemical modifications in a twin surface dielectric barrier discharge for gas flow purification
Offerhaus, B., Lackmann, J., Kogelheide, F., Bracht, V., Smith, R., Bibinov, N., Stapelmann, K., & Awakowicz, P. (2017), Plasma Processes and Polymers, .
A combined low-pressure hydrogen peroxide evaporation plus hydrogen plasma treatment method for sterilization - Part 2: An intercomparison study of different biological systems
Lackmann, J., Fiebrandt, M., Raguse, M., Kartaschew, K., Havenith, M., Bandow, J. E., Moeller, R., Awakowicz, P., & Stapelmann, K. (2017), Plasma Processes and Polymers, 14(8), 1600199.
A combined low-pressure hydrogen peroxide evaporation plus hydrogen plasma treatment method for sterilization - Part 1: Characterization of the condensation process and proof-of-concept
Stapelmann, K., Fiebrandt, M., Raguse, M., Lackmann, J., Postema, M., Moeller, R., & Awakowicz, P. (2017), Plasma Processes and Polymers, 14(8), 1600198.
Micro-plasmoids in self-organized filamentary dielectric barrier discharges
Engelhardt, M., Kogelheide, F., Stapelmann, K., Bibinov, N., & Awakowicz, P. (2017), Plasma Processes and Polymers, 14(7).
VUV absorption spectroscopy of bacterial spores and DNA components
Fiebrandt, M., Lackmann, J., Raguse, M., Moeller, R., Awakowicz, P., & Stapelmann, K. (2017), Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 59(1), 014010.
Testing the effects of low-temperature plasma-sterilization on Mars analog soil samples intermixed with Deinococcus radiodurans
Schirmack, J., Fiebrandt, M., Stapelmann, K., & Schulze-Makuch, D. (2016), Life, 6(2), 22.
Understanding of the importance of the spore coat structure and pigmentation in the Bacillus subtilis spore resistance to low-pressure plasma sterilization
Raguse, M., Fiebrandt, M., Denis, B., Stapelmann, K., Eichenberger, P., Driks, A., Eaton, P., Awakowicz, P., & Moeller, R.,. (2016), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics , 49(28), 285401.

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