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Investigating the effect of oil spills
on the environment and public health.
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Tagbo Herman Niepa

University of Pennsylvania

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

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

tniepa@seas.upenn.edu

Project List:

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

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Post-Doc

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

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Post-Doc

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 3

2017

Kim, D., Sengupta, A., Niepa, T. H. R., Lee, B. - H., Weljie, A., Freitas-Blanco, V. S., et al. (2017). Candida albicans stimulates Streptococcus mutans microcolony development via cross-kingdom biofilm-derived metabolites. Sci. Rep., 7, 41332.

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.
Niepa, T. H. R., Hou, L., Jiang, H., Goulian, M., Koo, H., Stebe, K. J., et al. (2016). Microbial Nanoculture as an Artificial Microniche. Sci. Rep., 6, 30578.

Conference Presentations - 13

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.

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.
Niepa, T. H. R., Hou, L., Jiang, H., Goulian, M., Koo, H., Stebe, K., et al. (2016). Microbial Nanoculture as an Artificial Microcolony. In 6th ASM Conference on Beneficial Microbes. Seattle, WA : 09/09/16-09/12/16: 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. (2015). Controlling the Metabolic Activity of Bacterial Cells By Physico-Chemical Factors. In 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT : 11/08/15-11/13/15: Poster.
Niepa, T. H. R., Hou, L., Goulian, M., Koo, H., Stebe, K., & Lee, D. (2015). Selectively Permeable Robust Microbial Nanoculture System. In 2015 AICHE Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT : 11/08/15-11/13/15.
Niepa, T. H. R., Hou, L., Goulian, M., Koo, H., Stebe, K., & Lee, D. (2015). Selectively Permeable Robust Microbial Nanoculture System. In 7th ASM Conference on Biofilms. Chicago, IL : 10/24/15-10/29/15: Poster.
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.