Recently-released articles in CBS News and Cornell News describe a type of nanoscale surface that bacteria can’t stick to and holds promise for applications in the food processing, medical and even shipping industries. “It’s probably one of the lowest-cost possibilities to manufacture a nanostructure on a metallic surface,” said Carmen Moraru, Cornell University associate professor of food science and the paper’s senior author. Guoping Feng, a research associate in Moraru’s lab, is the paper’s first author. The work was done in collaboration with researchers at RPI.
The scanning electron microscope images were obtained in the CCMR Shared Facilities, utilizing the Keck SEM in Clark Hall. This work was published in Biofouling, cited below.
Guoping Feng, Yifan Cheng, Shu-Yi Wang, Lillian C. Hsu, Yazmin Feliz, Diana A. Borca-Tasciuc, Randy W.
Worobo & Carmen I. Moraru (2014) Alumina surfaces with nanoscale topography reduce attachment and biofilm formation
by Escherichia coli and Listeria spp., Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 30:10, 1253-1268, DOI: