CNSE Spotlight

NDSU RESEARCHERS RECOGNIZED FOR TOP-CITED
SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

September 4, 2008 – Fargo, N.D. – Six scientific articles by researchers in the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University (NDSU) appear among the most cited articles published in Volume 23 of Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm.

Most-Cited Articles listed are based on data from Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report 2008. When scientists conduct research, they often refer to groundbreaking work published by other researchers as they conduct experiments and publish results of research that add to the body of scientific knowledge.

The most cited articles and authors include:
“Laboratory screening of coating libraries for algal adhesion,” authored by Franck Casse, University of Birmingham, UK; Eraldo Ribeiro, Florida Institute of Technology; Abdullah Ekin and Dean Webster, North Dakota State University; and James Callow and Maureen Callow, University of Birmingham, UK, published July 2007.

“Combinatorial materials research applied to the development of new surface coatings V. Application of a spinning waterjet for the semi-high throughput assessment of the attachment strength of marine fouling algae,” authored by Franck Casse, University of Birmingham, UK; Shane Stafslien and James Bahr, NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering; and John Finlay, James Callow and Maureen Callow, University of Birmingham, UK, published March 2007.

“Adhesion study of silicone coatings: the interaction of thickness, modulus and shear rate on adhesion force,” authored by Jongsoo Kim, Bret Chisholm and James Bahr, NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, published March 2007.

“Combinatorial materials research applied to the development of new surface coatings III. Utilisation of a high-throughput multiwell plate screening method to rapidly assess bacterial biofilm retention on antifouling surfaces,” authored by Shane Stafslien, Justin Daniels, Bret Chisholm and David Chistianson, NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, published January 2007.

“Combinatorial materials research applied to the development of new surface coatings IV. A high-throughput bacterial biofilm retention and retraction assay for screening fouling-release performance of coatings,” authored by Stane Stafslien, Justin Daniels, Bret Mayo, David Chistianson, Bret Chisholm, Abdullah Ekin and Dean Webster, NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, and by Geoffrey Swain, Florida Institute of Technology, published January 2007.

“Minireview: Combinatorial approaches for the design of novel coating systems,” by Dean Webster, NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, and Bret Chisholm and Shane Stafslien, NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering, published June 2007.

The Combinatorial Materials Research Laboratory at NDSU’s CNSE uses robotics and serves among the most well-equipped academic laboratories in the world for conducting polymer and surface coating research using a combinatorial approach. The lab also uses instrumentation built in-house by engineering staff at NDSU. The lab is involved in research projects sponsored by both the U.S. government and industry and conducts ongoing research in marine coatings, antimicrobial coatings, bioactive polymers and coatings, coatings for corrosion protection, and hybrid organic-inorganic coatings. In addition, the Bioactive Materials Research Laboratory at CNSE researches biomedically-relevant coatings and materials, as well as coatings designed to be used in the marine environment.

At CNSE, Chisholm serves as senior research scientist who directs the Combinatorial Materials Research Laboratory; Stafslien serves as senior research specialist; Bahr, senior research engineer; Christianson, Daniels, and Mayo as research specialists; and Webster, professor, NDSU Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials.

About Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research
Biofouling is an international, multi-disciplinary journal providing a forum for publishing pure and applied work on microbial, plant or animal fouling and its control, as well as studies of all kinds on bioadhesion and biofilms, including biofouling of medical and dental equipment and implants.

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