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Investigating the effect of oil spills
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Liana Vaccari

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

220 South 33rd Street
311A Towne Building
Philadelphia , PA  19104  

lvaccari@seas.upenn.edu

Project List:

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Graduate Student - PhD Level

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies (DROPPS)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Graduate Student - PhD Level, GoMRI Scholar

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2

2016

Murphy, D., Gemmell, B., Vaccari, L., Li, C., Bacosa, H., Evans, M., et al. (2016). An in-depth survey of the oil spill literature since 1968: Long term trends and changes since Deepwater Horizon. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 113(1-2), 371–379.

2015

Vaccari, L., Allan, D. B., Sharifi-Mood, N., Singh, A. R., Leheny, R. L., & Stebe, K. J. (2015). Films of bacteria at interfaces: three stages of behaviour. Soft Matter, 11(30), 6062–6074.

Conference Presentations - 18

2017

Niepa, T., Vaccari, L., Leheny, R., Goulian, M., Lee, D., & Stebe, K. (2017). Films of Bacteria at Interfaces (FBI) as Protective Layers against Interfacial Stress. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Vaccari, L., Molaei, M., Leheny, R., & Stebe, K. (2017). Bacteria and Transport of Colloids at Fluid Interfaces. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Vaccari, L., Molaei, M., Leheny, R., & Stebe, K. (2017). Bacteria and Transport of Colloids at Fluid Interfaces. In Society of Rheology 88th Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL : 02/12/17-02/16/17.

2016

Murphy, D. W., Gemmell, B., Vaccari, L., Li, C., Bacosa, H., Evans, M., et al. (2016). A Survey of the Oil Spill Literature: Trends since 1968 and Changes since Deepwater Horizon. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Niepa, T., Vaccari, L., Leheny, B., Goulian, M., Stebe, K. J., & Lee, D. (2016). Films of bacteria at Interfaces (FBI) formation: A dynamic response to interfacial stress. In Gordon Research Conference: 2016 Biointerface Science. Les Diablarets, Switzerland : 06/12/16-06/17/16: Poster.
Niepa, T., Vaccari, L., Sharifi-Mood, N., Leheny, R., Goulian, M., Lee, D., et al. (2016). Differential Response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells to Interfacial Stress. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Niepa, T., Vaccari, L., Sharifi-Mood, N., Leheny, R., Goulian, M., Lee, D., et al. (2016). Differential Response of Pseudomonas aeruginosa cells to Interfacial Stress. In National Society of Black Engineer Conference/Academic and Research Leadership Symposium. Boston, MA : 03/23/16-03/27/16: Poster.
Vaccari, L., Niepa, T. H., Molaei, M., Sharifi-Mood, N., Leheny, R., & Stebe, K. (2016). Complex colloidal motion at oil-water interfaces with bacteria. In 90th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium. Cambridge, MA : 06/05/16-06/08/216.

2015

Niepa, T. H. R., Vaccari, L., Goulian, M., Koo, H., Stebe, K., & Lee, D. (2015). Bacterial Response to Interfacial Stress in a Model of Hydrocarbon Bioremediation. In 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT : 11/08/15-11/13/15.
Niepa, T. H. R., Vaccari, L., Park, S., Liu, I., Goulian, M., Lee, D., et al. (2015). Bacterial response to interfacial stress in a model of hydrocarbon bioremediation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Vaccari, L., Tran, L., Niepa, T. H. R., Sheng, J., Erdner, D., Goulian, D., et al. (2015). Effect of Bacteria and Diatom Interactions on Mechanical Properties of Oil-Water Interfaces. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.

2014

Allan, D., Vaccari, L., Firester, D., Singh, A., Sheng, J., Reich, D., et al. (2014). Microrheology studies of the mechanical evolution of interfacial protein layers and biofilms. In The Society of Rheology 86th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA : 10/05/2014-10/09/2014.
Molaei, M., Jalali-Mousavi, M., Vaccari, L., Stebe, K., & Sheng, J. (2014). Bacterial locomotion near oil-water interface. In 88th ACS 2014 Colloid & Surface Science Symposium. Philadelphia, PA : 6/22/2014-06/25/2014.
Vaccari, L., Allan, D., Sharifi-Mood, N., Sheng, J., Goulian, M., Leheny, R., et al. (2014). Measuring moduli of elastic biolfilms at oil-water interfaces by pendant drop method. In The Society of Rheology 86th Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA : 10/05/2014-10/09/2014.
Vaccari, L., Allan, D., Sharifi-Mood, N., Sheng, J., Goulian, M., Leheny, R., et al. (2014). Mechanics of biofilms at oil-water interfaces, Platform Presentation. In 88th ACS 2014 Colloid & Surface Science Symposium. Philadelphia, PA : 6/22/2014-06/25/2014.

2013

Sheng, J., Jalali-Mousavi, M., Molaei, M., Vaccari, L., & Stebe, K. (2013). Bacterial motility near the sheared complex boundaries using DHM + microfluidics platform. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Vaccari, L., Shieh, W., Sheng, J., Wattenbarger, M., & Stebe, K. (2013). Biofilms at oil-water interfaces and their mechanical consequenses. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Vaccari, L., Stebe, K., Cavallaro, M., Yao, L., & Botto, L. (2013). Microparticle assembly at fluid interfaces. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.