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Publications in Refereed Journals

1.      Long, T. and R. M. Ford, “Enhanced Transverse Migration of Bacteria by Chemotaxis in a Porous T-Sensor”, Environmental Science & Technology, 2009 in press

2.      Wang, M., R. M. Ford and R. W. Harvey, Coupled Effect of Chemotaxis and Growth on Microbial Distributions in Organic-Amended Aquifer Sediments: Observations from Laboratory and Field Studies, Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42 (10), pp 3556–3562

3.      Lanning, L., R. M. Ford and T. Long,  “Bacterial Chemotaxis Transverse to Axial Flow in a Microfluidic Channel,” Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 2008, 100 (4) 653-663

4.      Kusy, K. and R. M. Ford, “Monte Carlo Simulations Derived from Direct Observations of Individual Bacteria Inform Macroscopic Migration Models at Granular Porous Media Interfaces,” Environmental Science & Technology, 41 (2007) 6403-6409

5.      Wood, B.D. and R.M. Ford, “Biological processes in porous media: From the pore scale to the field,” Advances in Water Resources, 30 (2007) 1387-1391. 

6.      Ford, R.M. and R.W. Harvey, “Role of chemotaxis in the transport of bacteria through porous media,” Advances in Water Resources, 30 (2007) 1608-1617. 

7.      Olson, M., R. Ford, J. Smith and E. Fernandez, "Mathmatical modeling of chemotactic bacterial transport through a two-dimensional heterogeneous porous medium," Bioremediation Journal, 10 (2006) 13-23.  DOI: 10.1080/10889860600842886

8.      Olson, M.S., R.M. Ford, J.A. Smith, and E.J. Fernandez, Analysis of column tortuosity for MnCl2 and bacterial diffusion using magnetic resonance imaging. Environmental Science & Technology, 2005. 39(1): p. 149-154.

9.      Kohlmeier, S., T.H.M. Smits, R.M. Ford, C. Keel, H. Harms, and L.Y. Wick, Taking the fungal highway: Mobilization of pollutant-degrading bacteria by fungi. Environmental Science & Technology, 2005. 39(12): p. 4640-4646.

10.  Olson, M.S., R.M. Ford, J.A. Smith, and E.J. Fernandez, Quantification of bacterial chemotaxis in porous media using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 2004. 228: p. U612-U612.

11.  Olson, M.S., R.M. Ford, J.A. Smith, and E.J. Fernandez, Ouantification of bacterial chemotaxis in porous media using magnetic resonance imaging. Environmental Science & Technology, 2004. 38(14): p. 3864-3870.

12.  Sherwood, J.L., J.C. Sung, R.M. Ford, E.J. Fernandez, J.E. Maneval, and J.A. Smith, Analysis of bacterial random motility in a porous medium using magnetic resonance imaging and immunomagnetic labeling. Environmental Science & Technology, 2003. 37(4): p. 781-785.

13.  Jin, M.H., R.M. Ford, and P.T. Cummings, A numerical method for solving a scalar advection-dominated transport equation with concentration-dependent sources. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 2003. 27(10): p. 1405-1419.

14.  Chen, K.C., R.M. Ford, and P.T. Cummings, Cell balance equation for chemotactic bacteria with a biphasic tumbling frequency. Journal of Mathematical Biology, 2003. 47(6): p. 518-546

  1. Mills, A. L., J. S. Herman, R. M. Ford, and G. M. Hornberger, “Functional redundancy promotes functional stability in diverse microbial bioreactor communities.” SAE Technical Paper Series No.2003-01-2509.
  2. Sherwood, J. L., J. C. Sung, R. M. Ford, E. J. Fernandez, J.E. Maneval and J. A. Smith, "Analysis of Bacterial Random Motility in a Porous Medium Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Immunomagnetic Labeling," Environmental Science & Technology, 37 (2003) 781-785.
  3. Smith, L.V., L. K. Tamm and R. M. Ford, "Explaining non-zero separation distances between attached bacteria and surfaces measured by total internal relection aqueous fluorescence microscopy," Langmuir, 18 (2002) 5247-5255.
  4. Vigeant, M. A. S., R. M. Ford, M. Wagner and L. K. Tamm "Reversible and irreversible adhesion of motile E. coli bacteria analyzed by TIRAF microscopy," Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 68 (2002) 2794-2801.
  5. Lanning, Larry, M. and R. M. Ford, "Glass Micromodel Study of Bacterial Dispersion in Spatially Periodic Porous Networks," Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 78 (2002) 556-566.
  6. McClaine, J. W. and R. M. Ford, "Reversal of flagellar rotation is important in initial attachment of Escherichia coli to glass in a dynamic system in high- and low-ionic-strength buffers," Appl.Environ. Microbiol., 68 (2002) 1280-1289.
  7. McClaine, J. W. and R. M. Ford, "Characterizing the Adhesion of Motile and Nonmotile Escherichia coli to a Glass Surface Using a Parallel Plate Flow Chamber," Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 78 (2002) 179-189.
  8. Lewus, P. and R. M. Ford, “Quantification of Random Motility and Chemotaxis Bacterial Transport Coefficients using Individual-Cell and Population-Scale Assays,” Biotechnol. Bioeng, 75 (2001) 292-304.
  9. Margot A.-S. Vigeant, Michael Wagner, Lukas K. Tamm, and Roseanne M. Ford, "Nanometer Distances between Swimming Bacteria and Surfaces Measured by Total Internal Reflection Aqueous Fluorescence Microscopy" Langmuir, 17 (2001), 2235-2242.
  10. Greenbaum, E., S.L. Blankinship, J.W. Lee, and R.M. Ford, Solar photobiochemistry: Simultaneous photoproduction of hydrogen and oxygen in a confined bioreactor. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2001. 105(17): p. 3605-3609.

  11. Armitage, J., T. Pitta, M. Vigeant, H. Packer and R. Ford, "Transformations in Flagellar Structure in Rhodobacter sphaeroides and their Possible Relationship to Changes in Swimming Speed." J. Bacteriol., 181 (1999) 4825-4833.
  12. Lewus, P. and R. M. Ford, "Temperature-Sensitive Motility of Sulfolobus acidocaldarious Influences Population Distribution in Extreme Environments," J. Bacteriol., 181 (1999) 4020-4025.
  13. Chen, K. C., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "Spatial Effect of Tumbling Frequencies for Motile Bacteria on Cell Balance Equations," Chem. Eng. Sci., 54 (1999) 593-617.
  14. Chen, K. C., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "Perturbation Expansion of Alt’s Cell Balance Equations Reduces to Segel’s 1D Equations for Shallow Chemoattractant Gradients," SIAM J. Appl. Math., 59 (1999) 35-57.
  15. Chen, K. C., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "Mathematical Models for Motile Bacterial Transport in Cylindrical Tubes," J. theor. Biol., 195 (1998) 481-504.
  16. Chen, K. C., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "The Global Turning Probability Density Function for Motile Bacteria and Its Applications, " J. Theor. Biol., 195 (1998) 139-155.
  17. Duffy, K. J., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "Residence Time Calculation for Chemotactic Bacteria within Porous Media," Biophys. J., 73 (1997) 2930-2936.
  18. Vigeant, M. A. S. and R. M. Ford, "Interactions Between Motile E. coli and Glass with Varying Ionic Strength, as Observed with a Three-dimensional Tracking Microscope," Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 63 (1997) 3474-3479.
  19. Duffy, K. J. and R. M. Ford, "Turn Angle and Run Time Distributions Characterize Swimming Behavior for Pseudomonas putida," J. Bacteriol., 179 (1997) 1428-1430.
  20. Frymier, P. D. and R. M. Ford "Analysis of Bacterial Swimming Speed Approaching a Solid-Liquid Interface," AIChE Journal, 43 (1997) 1341-1347.
  21. Barton, J. W. and R. M. Ford, "Mathematical Model for Characterization of Bacterial Migration Through Sand Cores," Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 53 (1997) 487-496.
  22. Brosilow, B. J., R. M. Ford, S. S. Sarman, and P. T. Cummings, "Numerical Solution of Transport Equations for Bacterial Chemotaxis," SIAM J. Appl. Math., 56 (1996) 1639-1663.
  23. Reddy, H. L. and R. M. Ford, "Analysis of Biodegradation and Bacterial Transport: Comparison of Models with Kinetic and Equilibrium Bacterial Adsorption," J. Contam. Hydrol, 22 (1996) 271-287.
  24. Barton, J. W. and R. M. Ford, "Determination of Effective Random Motility Coefficient for Bacterial Migration through Sand Cores" Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 61 (1995) 3329-3335.
  25. Frymier, P. D., R. M. Ford, H. C. Berg and P. T. Cummings, "Three-dimensional tracking of motile bacteria near a solid planar surface," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci USA, 92 (1995) 6195-6199.
  26. Duffy, K. J., P. T. Cummings and R. M. Ford, "Random Walk Calculations for Bacterial Migration in Porous Media," Biophys. J., 68 (1995) 800-806.
  27. Strauss, I., P. D. Frymier, C. M. Hahn and R. M. Ford "Analysis of Bacterial Migration: II. Studies of Multiple Attractant Gradients," AIChE Journal 41 (1995) 402-414.
  28. Frymier, P. D., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "Analysis of Bacterial Migration: I. Numerical Solution of Balance Equation," AIChE Journal 40 (1994) 704-715.
  29. Mercer, J. R., R. M. Ford, J. L. Stitz and C. Bradbeer, "Growth Rate Effects on Fundamental Transport Properties of Bacterial Populations," Biotechnol. Bioeng. 42 (1993) 1277-1286.
  30. Frymier, P. D., R. M. Ford and P. T. Cummings, "Cellular Dynamics Simulations of Bacterial Chemotaxis," Chem. Eng. Sci. 48 (1993) 687-699.
  31. Ford, R. M. and P. T. Cummings, "On the Relationship Between Cell Balance Equations for Chemotactic Cell Populations," SIAM J. Appl. Math. 52 (1992) 1426-1441.
  32. Ford, R. M. and D. A. Lauffenburger, "A Simple Expression for Quantifying Bacterial Chemotaxis Using Capillary Assay Data: Application to the Analysis of Enhanced Chemotactic Responses from Growth-Limited Cultures," Math. Biosci. 109 (1992) 127-149.
  33. Ford, R. M., B. R. Phillips, J. A. Quinn, and D. A. Lauffenburger, "Stopped-Flow Chamber and Image Analysis System for Quantitative Characterization of Bacterial Population Migration: Motility and Chemotaxis of E. coli K12 to Fucose," Microbial Ecology 22 (1991) 127-138.
  34. Ford, R. M. and D. A. Lauffenburger, "Analysis of Chemotactic Bacterial Distributions in Population Migration Assays Using a Mathematical Model Applicable to Steep or Shallow Attractant Gradients," Bull. Math. Biol. 53 (1991) 721-749.
  35. Ford, R. M. and D. A. Lauffenburger, "Measurement of Bacterial Random Motility and Chemotaxis Coefficients: II. Application of Individual Cell-Based Mathematical Model," Biotechnol. Bioeng. 37 (1991) 661-672.
  36. Ford, R. M., B. R. Phillips, J. A. Quinn, and D. A. Lauffenburger, "Measurement of Bacterial Random Motility and Chemotaxis Coefficients: I. Stopped-Flow Diffusion Chamber Assay," Biotechnol. Bioeng. 37 (1991) 647-660.
  37. Lauffenburger, D. A., M. Rivero, F. Kelly, R. Ford, and J. DiRienzo, "Bacterial Chemotaxis - Cell Flux Model, Parameter Measurement, Population Dynamics, and Genetic Manipulation," Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 506 (1987) 281-295.
  38. Givler, R. M., P. Dhurjati, and M. T. Klein, "A Model Compound Study of a Strategy for the Selective Microbial Pretreatment of Lignin," Chem. Eng. J. 30 (1985) B37-B41.
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