Katharina Stapelmann

Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering

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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.


Analysis of the effects of complex electrode geometries on the energy deposition and temporally and spatially averaged electric field measurements of surface dielectric barrier discharges
Trosan, D., Walther, P., McLaughlin, S., Salvi, D., Mazzeo, A., & Stapelmann, K. (2023), Plasma Processes and Polymers. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202300133
Foundations of plasma standards
Alves, L. L., Becker, M. M., Dijk, J., Gans, T., Go, D. B., Stapelmann, K., … Kushner, M. J. (2023). [Review of , ]. PLASMA SOURCES SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 32(2). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/acb810
Plasma surface ionization wave interactions with single channels
Morsell, J. K., Trosan, D., Stapelmann, K., & Shannon, S. (2023), Plasma Sources Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/acf9c9
Reaction mechanism for atmospheric pressure plasma treatment of cysteine in solution
Polito, J., Quesada, M. J. H., Stapelmann, K., & Kushner, M. J. (2023), JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 56(39). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ace196
Direct Numerical Simulation of Bubble Formation Through a Submerged "Flute" With Experimental Validation
Pillai, N., Sponsel, N. L., Stapelmann, K., & Bolotnov, I. A. (2022), JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 144(2). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4052051
Electric discharge initiation in water with gas bubbles: A time scale approach
Sponsel, N. L., Gershman, S., Quesada, M. J. H. J., Mast, J. T., & Stapelmann, K. (2022), JOURNAL OF VACUUM SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY A, 40(6). https://doi.org/10.1116/6.0001990
Low-Temperature Plasma for Biology, Hygiene, and Medicine: Perspective and Roadmap
Laroussi, M., Bekeschus, S., Keidar, M., Bogaerts, A., Fridman, A., Lu, X., … Yusupov, M. (2022), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON RADIATION AND PLASMA MEDICAL SCIENCES, 6(2), 127–157. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRPMS.2021.3135118
Plasma breakdown in bubbles passing between two pin electrodes
Pillai, N., Sponsel, N. L., Mast, J. T., Kushner, M. J., Bolotnov, I. A., & Stapelmann, K. (2022), JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 55(47). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ac9538
Plasma-driven biocatalysis: In situ hydrogen peroxide production with an atmospheric pressure plasma jet increases the performance of OleT(JE) when compared to adding the same molar amount of hydrogen peroxide in bolus
Wapshott-Stehli, H. L., Myers, B. G., Quesada, M. J. H., Grunden, A., & Stapelmann, K. (2022, February 3), PLASMA PROCESSES AND POLYMERS, Vol. 2. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202100160
Atomic oxygen density determination in the effluent of the COST reference source using in situ effective lifetime measurements in the presence of a liquid interface
Myers, B., Barnat, E., & Stapelmann, K. (2021), JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 54(45). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ac1cb5

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