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Researcher: Ferencz Denes

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Areas of Expertise
  • Agriculture
  • Management
  • Food and bioprocess
  • Machinery systems
  • Natural resources
  • Fibers
  • Plasma-enhanced synthesis and surface modification of materials
  • Immobilization of active biomolecules onto plasma-functionalized surfaces
  • Deposition of anti-fouling and anti-microbial surface layers
  • Development of novel non-equilibrium plasma tools
  • Plasma-enhanced synthesis of nanoparticle systems
Web Site Ferencz Denes' Department of Biological Systems Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 9,107,858 - Dendritic cell targeting compositions and uses thereof, issued August 2015.
  • 8,029,902 - Plasma-enhanced functionalization of substrate surfaces with quaternary ammonium and quaternary phosphonium groups, issued October 2011.
  • 7,901,744 - Rf plasma-enhanced deposition of fluorinated films, issued March 2011.
  • 7,862,782 - Apparatus and methods for producing nanoparticles in a dense fluid medium, issued January 2011.
  • 7,807,112 - Colloidal nanoparticles and apparatus for producing colloidal nanoparticles in a dense medium plasma, issued October 2010.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20100278919 - Dendritic cell targeting compositions and uses thereof, published November 2010.
  • 20100021654 - Plasma-enhanced functionalization of inorganic oxide surfaces, published January 2010.
  • 20090123639 - Rf plasma-enhanced deposition of fluorinated films, published May 2009.
  • 20080169182 - Apparatus and methods for producing nanoparticles in a dense fluid medium, published July 2008.
  • 20080138626 - Plasma-enhanced functionalization of substrate surfaces with quaternary ammonium and quaternary phosphonium groups, published June 2008.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Long-term reduction in poly(dimethylsiloxane) surface hydrophobicity via cold-plasma treatments. Larson BJ, Gillmor SD, Braun JM, Cruz-Barba LE, Savage DE, Denes FS, Lagally MG. Langmuir. 2013 Oct 22;29(42):12990-6. doi: 10.1021/la403077q. Epub 2013 Oct 9.

  • Dna/ad5 vaccination with siv epitopes induced epitope-specific cd4⁺ t cells, but few subdominant epitope-specific cd8⁺ t cells. Vojnov L, Bean AT, Peterson EJ, Chiuchiolo MJ, Sacha JB, Denes FS, Sandor M, Fuller DH, Fuller JT, Parks CL, McDermott AB, Wilson NA, Watkins DI. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 6;29(43):7483-90. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.07.048. Epub 2011 Aug 10.

  • New strategy for synthesis and functionalization of carbon nanoparticles. Jiang H, Chen F, Lagally MG, Denes FS. Langmuir. 2010 Feb 2;26(3):1991-5. doi: 10.1021/la9022163.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Intra-University Collaboration:  Food Microbiology and Toxicology, Material Science and Engineering, School of Veterinary Medicine, The Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research Tools
Research Facilities
  • Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-8266
Current University UW–Madison
Department Biological Systems Engineering
Title Emeritus Associate Professor
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 Room 101
Address Line 2 1410 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., “Gh. Asachi” Polytechnical Institute, Jassy-Romania, 1965
Master's Degree
PhD Ph.D., “Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Jassy-Romania, 1972
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Method and Apparatus for Producing Colloidal Nanoparticles in a Dense Medium Plasma

Plasma-Enhanced Functionalization of Carbon-Containing Substrates

Device and Method for Plasma Modification of Materials at Atmospheric Pressure

Method for Disinfecting Liquids in a Dense Fluid Plasma Reactor

Plasma-Enhanced Functionalization of Inorganic Oxide Surfaces

Plasma Treatment within Dielectric Fluids

Plasma-Enhanced Functionalization of Substrate Surfaces with Quaternary Ammonium and Phosphonium Groups

Plasma-Aided Treatment of Surfaces Against Bacterial and Biofilm Deposition

Process for Intercalation of Spacer Molecules between Substrates and Active Biomolecules

Method of Treating Surfaces to Create Extremely Hard Carbon Films

Simplified Apparatus and Methods for Producing Nanoparticles in a Dense Fluid Medium

Nanoparticles That Target Dendritic Cells