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Nathalie Tufenkji

Assistant Professor

nathalie tufenkji

Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Biocolloids and Surfaces Associate Director, Brace Center for Water Resources Management

Department of Chemical Engineering

Wong Building, Rm 4300
3610 University Street
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2B2

Tel.: 514 398-2999
Fax: 514 398-6678
nathalie [dot] tufenkji [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

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Research Interests

Bioadhesion
Biosensors
Environmental Nanotechnology
Environmental Biotechnology
Our research focuses on the fundamental aspects of cell, microbe, and protein attachment to surfaces. These processes are important in a wide range of environmental applications such as groundwater contamination, water treatment (e.g., membrane filtration), and food safety, as well as several biomedical applications (e.g., development of biomaterials and prevention of disease).

For more information regarding our research and opportunities to join our team, please visit our Biocolloids Research Group Website.

Recent Publications

Raychoudhury T, Tufenkji N, Ghoshal S.
Aggregation and deposition kinetics of carboxymethyl cellulose-modified zero-valent iron nanoparticles in porous media. Water Res. 2012 Apr 15;46(6):1735-44. Epub 2011 Dec 30.

Petosa AR, Brennan SJ, Rajput F, Tufenkji N.
Transport of two metal oxide nanoparticles in saturated granular porous media: role of water chemistry and particle coating. Water Res. 2012 Mar 15;46(4):1273-85. Epub 2011 Dec 22.

Tripathi S, Champagne D, Tufenkji N.
Transport Behavior of Selected Nanoparticles with different Surface Coatings in Granular Porous Media coated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm. Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Fatisson J, Quevedo IR, Wilkinson KJ, Tufenkji N.
Physicochemical characterization of engineered nanoparticles under physiological conditions: effect of culture media components and particle surface coating. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces. 2012 Mar 1;91:198-204. Epub 2011 Nov 6.

Harmidy K, Tufenkji N, Gruenheid S.
Perturbation of host cell cytoskeleton by cranberry proanthocyanidins and their effect on enteric infections. PLoS One. 2011;6(11):e27267. Epub 2011 Nov 4.

Asadishad B, Ghoshal S, Tufenkji N.
Method for the direct observation and quantification of survival of bacteria attached to negatively or positively charged surfaces in an aqueous medium. Environ Sci Technol. 2011 Oct 1;45(19):8345-51. Epub 2011 Sep 2.

Hidalgo G, Chan M, Tufenkji N.
Inhibition of Escherichia coli CFT073 fliC expression and motility by cranberry materials. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2011 Oct;77(19):6852-7. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

Hosseinidoust Z, Van de Ven TG, Tufenkji N.
Bacterial capture efficiency and antimicrobial activity of phage-functionalized model surfaces. Langmuir. 2011 May 3;27(9):5472-80. Epub 2011 Mar 31.

Publications - Nathalie Tufenkji

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