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Presentations at Technical Meetings:
1996-present

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  1. Wang, Meng and R. M. Ford, “Bacterial Chemotaxis Through a Sand Plug in Response to a Growth-dependent Chemoattractant Gradient”, Gordon Research Conferences on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, Adover, NH, Jul 30-Aug 4, 2006.

  2. Smith, L.V. (presenter), L.K., Tamm and R.M. Ford, “The Role of Flagella in the Attachment of Escherichia coli to a Quartz Surface,” American Society for Microbiology General Meeting,, Orlando, FL, May 21-25, 2006.

  3.  Narayanaswami, K. (speaker), R. M. Ford and B.D. Wood “Predicting Enhanced Dispersion of Bacteria Due to Chemotaxis Using Volume Averaging Methods,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, October 31- November 7-12, 2005.

  4. Kusy, K. and R.M. Ford (speaker), “Partitioning of Chemotactic Bacteria at Interfaces of Porous Media and Aqueous Solutions,” Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, October 16-19, 2005. Abstract No: 93434 published in GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 37, No. 7.

  5. Kusy, K. (speaker), and R.M. Ford, “Investigation of Bacterial Motility in Heterogeneous Environments,” American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, November 7-12, 2004.  

  6. Olson, M.S. (speaker), R.M. Ford, J.A. Smith and E.J. Fernandez, “Quantification of Bacterial Chemotaxis in Porous Media Using MRI,” American Chemical Society National Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2004. ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Paper Award.

  7. Olson, M.S., J.A. Smith (presenter), R.M. Ford and E.J. Fernandez, “Quantifying Bacterial Chemotaxis to TCE in Porous Media Using MRI,” Battelle Fourth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA, May 2004. Student Paper Competition Winner.

  8. Olson, M.S. (speaker), J.A. Smith, R.M Ford and E.J. Fernandez, “Effect of Porous Media Particle Size on Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis,” American Geophysical Union National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2003.

  9. Mills, A.L., J.S. Herman, R.M. Ford, and G.M. Hornberger, “Functional redundancy promotes functional stability in diverse microbial bioreactor communities.” 33rd International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 7-10, 2003.

  10. Olson, M. S., (speaker) J. A. Smith, R. M. Ford and E. J. Fernandez, “Comparison of Tortuosity Values for MnCl2 and Bacterial Diffusion in a Packed Column using MRI,” American Geophysical Union National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 6-10, 2002.

  11. Burnsed, Myles M. (presenter), Larry M. Lanning and Roseanne M. Ford, "Observation of Bacterial Chemotaxis in a T-Sensor," American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, November 4-8, 2002 Awarded first-place in Student Poster Contest.

  12. Olson, M. S. (speaker), J. A. Smith, R. M. Ford and E. J. Fernandez, “Analysis of Bacterial Random Motility and Chemotaxis in Porous Media using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),”AEESP/AAEE Conference, Toronto, Canada, August, 10-14 2002.

  13. Mills, A., R. Ford, J. Vallino, J. Herman, and G. Hornberger (presented by L. Parsons), “Microbial Fingerprints of Community Structure Correlate with Changes in Ecosystem Function Induced by Perturbing the Redox Environment,” Gordon Research Conference on Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics, Tilton, NH, June 9-14, 2002.

  14. Olson, M. S. (presenter), J. A. Smith, R. M. Ford and E. J. Fernandez, "Measurement of Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis in Porous Media Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),” American Geophysical Union National Meeting, Washington, DC, May 26-31, 2002.

  15. Lanning, L. M. (presenter), and R. M. Ford, "Bacterial Transport in Microfabricated Glass Networks," University of Virginia Biotechnology Training Program Symposium: Connecting Cell Behaviors to Manufactured Therapeutics, Charlottesville, VA, April 11, 2002.

  16. Mills, A., R. Ford, J. Vallino, J. Herman, and G. Hornberger, “Microbial Fingerprints of Community Structure Correlate with Changes in Ecosystem Function Induced by Perturbing the Redox Environment,” American Geophysical Union National Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 10-14, 2001.

  17. McClaine, J. M. and R. M. Ford, "Relating Attachment Rates in Parallel-Plate Chamber Experiments to Collision Efficiencies in Porous Media for Motile Bacteria," AIChE Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, November 4-9, 2001.

  18. Smith, L. V. (speaker), R. M. Ford, M. L. Wagner and L. K. Tamm, "The Initial Adhesion of Motile Bacteria to Surfaces," In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Sixth International Symposium, San Diego, CA, June 3-7, 2001. Awarded third place in Student Paper Competition.

  19. Smith L. V., R. M. Ford, M. L. Wagner, and L. K. Tamm, "Using TIRAF Microscopy to Examine the Interaction Between a Bacterium and a Surface," AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2000.

  20. McClaine J. M. and R. M. Ford, "Use of a Parallel-Plate Flow Chamber to Characterize the Adhesion of Motile and Nonmotile Bacteria to a Glass Collector," AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2000.

  21. Sherwood J. L., J. C. Sung, R. M. Ford, E. J. Fernandex and J. E. Maneval, "MRI Analysis of Bacterial Random Motility in a Packed-Bed of Spherical Particles," AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2000.

  22. Lanning L. and R. M. Ford, "Quantitative Characterization of Bacterial Transport in Etched Flat-Plate Glass Micromodels," AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 15, 2000.

  23. Ford, R. M., "Quantitative Analysis of Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis," Gordon Research Conference on Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics, Tilton, NH, June 11-16, 2000. Invited talk.

  24. Ford, R. M., "Quantification of Bacterial Migration in Bioremediation Technologies," International Groundwater Engineering Conference sponsored by IBM Corporate Environmental Engineering, Herndon, VA, November 16-17, 1999.

  25. Vigeant, M. A. S., Smith, L. V., M. L. Wagner, L. K. Tamm and R. M. Ford, "Investigating the Interactions of Motile Bacteria with Various Solid Surfaces by TIRAF Microscopy," AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 31-November 5, 1999

  26. Smith, L. V., M. A. S. Vigeant, M. L. Wagner, L. K. Tamm and R. M. Ford, "Bacterial Surface Properties and their Effect on the Initial Steps of Adhesion," AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 31-November 5, 1999.

  27. Ford, R. M., "From Microscopic Random Walks to Macroscopic Transport Equations for Motile Bacteria," AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 31-November 5, 1999, Invited talk.

  28. Lewus, P. and R. M. Ford, "Integration of Temperature and Chemical Signals by Motile Thermophilic Microorganisms," AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 31-November 5, 1999.

  29. Wingfield, J. M. and R. M. Ford, "Simulation of Bacterial Migration Transverse to Fluid Flow in Porous Media," AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 31-November 5, 1999.

  30. Sherwood, J. L., J. C. Sung, D. B. Sulmon, J. E. Maneval, E. J. Fernandez, J. A. Smith and R. M. Ford, "The Effect of Chemotaxis on Bacterial Distributions in Packed Columns containing Residual Benzene," AIChE Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, October 31-November 5, 1999.

  31. Reddy, H.L. and R.M. Ford, "Influence of Rotational Shear on the Random Motility of Escherichia coli at Laminar Flowrates," 3rd International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology , Vail, CO, August 22-27, 1999.

  32. Ford, R. M., K.C. Chen, P. T Cummings and L.M. Lanning, "Transport of Motile Bacteria through a Model Porous Network," 3rd International Symposium on Subsurface Microbiology , Vail, CO, August 22-27, 1999.

  33. Smith, L. V., M. A. S. Vigeant, M. L. Wagner, L. K. Tamm and R. Ford, "How is the Adhesion of Motile Bacteria Influenced by Solution Conditions and Bacterial Surface Properties?" 73rd ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, June 13-16, 1999.

  34. Wingfield, J. and R. Ford, "Modeling Transport of Motile and Chemotactic Bacteria in Laboratory Columns," In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Fifth International Symposium, San Diego, CA, April 19-22, 1999.

  35. Sung, J., E. J. Fernanadez and R. M. Ford, "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis of Bacterial distributions in Porous Media," AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 15-20, 1998.

  36. Lewus, P. and R. Ford, "Chemotaxis of the Hyperthermophilic Eubacterium Thermotoga maritima," AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 15-20, 1998.

  37. Vigeant, M., R. Ford, M. Wagner and L. Tamm "Measurement of the distance between a Motile Bacterium and a Surface at Different Ionic Strengths using TIRAF Microscopy," AIChE Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 15-20, 1998.

  38. Ford, R. M. and P. T. Cummings, "Mathematical Model for Integrating the Chemotactic Response of E. coil Bacteria to Competing Signals from an Attractant and a Repellent," Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications-Workshop on Mathematical Biology, Minneapolis, MN, September 7-11, 1998.

  39. Ford, R. M., K. C. Chen and P. T. Cummings, "Macroscopic-Level Parameters for Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis Derived from Cell Balance Equations which Incorporate Microscopic-Level Swimming Behavior," Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications-Workshop on Mathematical Biology, Minneapolis, MN, September 7-11, 1998. Invited talk.

  40. Vigeant, M.A., M. L. Wagner, L. K. Tamm and R. M. Ford, "Measurement of the Distance Between Bacteria and a Quartz Surface using TIRAF Microscopy," Gordon Research Conference on Science of Adhesion, Tilton, NH, August 2-7, 1998.

  41. Vigeant, M. and R. Ford, "Analysis of the Distance Between Nonmotile and Motile E. coli and a Surface using TIRAF Microscopy," ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, June 21-24, 1998.

  42. Smith, L. V., R. M. Ford and A. L. Mills, "Bench-Scale Evaluation of a Strategy for the Bioremediation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Elizabeth River Sediments", American Geophysical Union National Meeting, Boston, MA May 25-29, 1998.

  43. Ford, R. M., "Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis in Porous Media," American Society for Microbiology, Atlanta, GA, May 17-21, 1998. Invited talk.

  44. Jin, M., R. M. Ford, and P. T. Cummings, "An Accurate and Efficient Numerical Scheme for an Advection Equation with Source Terms," American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December 8-12, 1997.

  45. Vigeant, M. and R. Ford, "The Relationship between E. coli Swimming Behavior and Bacterium/Surface Separation Distance," AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 16-21, 1997.

  46. Lewus, P. and R. Ford, "Cellular Dynamics Simulation of Bacterial Motility in Laminar Flow," AIChE Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, November 16-21, 1997.

  47. Ford, R. M., "Quantification of Bacterial Transport Processes in Subsurface Environments," National Water Research Institute Research Advisory Board, Fall Project Review Meeting, Newport, Beach, CA, October 24-26, 1997.

  48. Ford, R. M. and P. T. Cummings, "Quantitative Characterization of Bacterial Migration Through Porous Media," In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, 4th International Symposium, New Orleans, LA, April 29-May 1, 1997.

  49. Ford, R. M., "Quantification of Bacterial Transport Processes in Subsurface Environments," National Water Research Institute Research Advisory Board, Spring Project Review Meeting, Newport, Beach, CA, April 18-20, 1997.

  50. Ford, R. M., "Bacterial Migration in Porous Media," Porous Media Processes-Linking the Pore and Continuum Scales through Theory, Direct Modeling and Direct Experimentation, First Ever Workshop, Los Alamos, NM, April 2-4, 1997.

  51. Vigeant, M. and R. Ford, "The Effect of Ionic Strength on the Interaction of E. coli with a Glass Surface as Observed with a Three Dimensional Tracking Microscope," AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 10-15, 1996.

  52. Reddy, H. and R. Ford, "Chemotaxis of E. coli in Laminar Flow," AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 10-15, 1996.

  53. Sung, J., P. Lewus, L. Smith, A. Mills and R. Ford , "Effect of Bacterial Migration on Fate and Transport of Creosote in River Sediment Microcosms," AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 10-15, 1996.

  54. Cummings, P. T. and R. M. Ford, "In situ Bioremediation: Quantification, Simulation and Design," Information Technology for Environmental Solutions -An International Conference, IBM Almaden Research Center, San Jose, CA, October 29-30, 1996.Chen, K., R. Ford and P. Cummings, "Model for Bacterial Transport in Capillary Tubes," AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 10-15, 1996.

  55. Sung, J. C. and R. M. Ford, "Modeling Bacterial Migration and its Effects on the in situ Biodegradation of Naphthalene in Creosote Contaminated River Sediments under Aerobic and Anaerobic Conditions," I&EC Special Symposium, American Chemical Society, Birmingham, AL, September 9-12, 1996.

  56. Jin, M-H., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "Numerical Simulation of Fate and Transport of Bacteria and Contaminant in Large-Scale Systems with Heterogeneity," I&EC Special Symposium, American Chemical Society, Birmingham, AL, September 9-12, 1996.

  57. Ford, R. M., "Quantitative Studies of Bacterial Motility and Chemotaxis," Gordon Research Conference on Theoretical Biology and Biomathematics, Tilton, NH, June 9-13, 1996. Invited talk.

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