Katharina Stapelmann

Assistant 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.


Differential Effect of Non-Thermal Plasma RONS on Two Human Leukemic Cell Populations
Mohamed, H., Gebski, E., Reyes, R., Beane, S., Wigdahl, B., Krebs, F. C., … Miller, V. (2021), CANCERS, 13(10), 2437. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13102437
Following O and OH in He/O2 and He/H2O gas mixtures - from the gas phase through the liquid phase to modifications on a biological sample
Stapelmann, K., Myers, B., Quesada, M. J. H., Lenker, E., & Ranieri, P. J. (2021), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ac18ec
Measuring plasma-generated center dot OH and O atoms in liquid using EPR spectroscopy and the non-selectivity of the HTA assay
Myers, B., Ranieri, P., Smirnova, T., Hewitt, P., Peterson, D., Quesada, M. H., … Stapelmann, K. (2021), JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D-APPLIED PHYSICS, 54(14). https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/abd9a6
Plasma agriculture: Review from the perspective of the plant and its ecosystem
Ranieri, P., Sponsel, N., Kizer, J., Rojas‐Pierce, M., Hernández, R., Gatiboni, L., … Stapelmann, K. (2021), Plasma Processes and Polymers, 9. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.202000162
Advances in Plasma Oncology toward Clinical Translation
Lin, A., Stapelmann, K., & Bogaerts, A. (2020), Cancers. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers12113283
Catalytic oxidation of small organic molecules by cold plasma in solution in the presence of molecular iron complexes
Smilowicz, D., Kogelheide, F., Schone, A. L., Stapelmann, K., Awakowicz, P., & Metzler-Nolte, N. (2020), SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-78683-7
Characterisation of volume and surface dielectric barrier discharges in N 2 –O 2 mixtures using optical emission spectroscopy
Kogelheide, F., Offerhaus, B., Bibinov, N., Krajinski, P., Schücke, L., Schulze, J., … Awakowicz, P. (2020), Plasma Processes and Polymers, 17(6), 1900126. https://doi.org/10.1002/ppap.201900126
GSH Modification as a Marker for Plasma Source and Biological Response Comparison to Plasma Treatment
Ranieri, P., Mohamed, H., Myers, B., Dobossy, L., Beyries, K., Trosan, D., … Stapelmann, K. (2020), Applied Sciences, 10(6), 2025. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10062025
The role of humidity and UV-C emission in the inactivation of B. subtilis spores during atmospheric-pressure dielectric barrier discharge treatment
Kogelheide, F., Voigt, F., Hillebrand, B., Moeller, R., Fuchs, F., Gibson, A. R., … Fiebrandt, M. (2020), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 53(29), 295201. https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6463/ab77cc
Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) differently affects migration and differentiation of keratinocytes via hydrogen peroxide and nitric oxide-related products
Balzer, J., Demir, E., Kogelheide, F., Fuchs, P. C., Stapelmann, K., & Oplaender, C. (2019), CLINICAL PLASMA MEDICINE, 13, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpme.2018.11.001

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