Undergraduate Student Publications

The following publications have been co-authored by MSE undergraduate students:


Foucher, A.C., Yang, S., Rosen, D.J., Lee, J.D., Huang, R., Jiang, Z., Barrera, F.G., Chen, K., Hollyer, G.G., Friend, C.M. and Gorte, R.J., Murray, C.B., Stach, E.A., 2022. “Synthesis and Characterization of Core-Shell Cu-Ru, Cu-Rh, and Cu-Ir Nanoparticles.”  Journal of the American Chemical Society. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/jacs.2c02538


S.S. Welborn, J.S. Corsi, L. Wang, A. Lee, J. Fu, and E. Detsi: “Effects of Side Reactions on the Kinetics of Nanoporous Gold Formation Revealed by Real-Time X-ray Scattering during Electrolytic Dealloying.” Journal of Materials Chemistry A;2021 Emerging Investigator Issue 9 (2021).  https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/ta/d1ta04822h

S.S. Welborn, A. Simafranca, Z. Wang, H. Wei, and E. Detsi: “Chelation-Mediated Synthesis of Nanoporous Gold at Near-Neutral pH and Room Temperature by Free Corrosion Dealloying of Gold-Copper Alloy Driven by Oxygen Reduction.” Scripta Materialia 200 (2021). https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1359646221001810

Rakshit, A. Pakhare, O. Ruiz, R. Khoshi, E. Detsi, H. He, V. Sethuraman, and S. Nadimpalli: “Measurement of Volume Changes and Associated Stresses in Ge Electrodes Due to Na/Na+ Redox Reactions.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 168 (2021). https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/1945-7111/abd5fc

Joshua Chen, Adrian Balan, Paul Masih Das, Jothi Priyanka Thiruraman, Marija Drndić. Science Direct, j.ultramic.Vol 231.2020. 113249.  “Computer vision AC-STEM automated image analysis for 2D nanopore applications.” Science Direct

Yung-Chien ChouJoshua ChenChih-Yuan Lin, Marija Drndić. J. Chem Phys. 154, 105102 (2021) “Engineering Adjustable two-pore devices for parallel ion transport and DNA translocations”: The Journal of Chemical Physics: Vol 154, No 10. doi.org/10.1063/5.0044227

B. A. Paren, B. A. Thurston, Arjun Kanthawar, W. J. Neary, A. Kendrick, M. Maréchal, J. G. Kennemur, M. J. Stevens,* A. L. Frischknecht,* K. I. Winey*, Chemistry of Materials, 33, 6041-6051, 2021.  “Fluorine-free precise polymer electrolyte for efficient proton transport: Experiments and simulations.”  https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.1c01443

A. Staiger, B. A. Paren, R. Zunker, Son Hoang, M. Häußler, K. I. Winey*, Stefan Mecking*, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 143, 16725–16733. 2021.  “Anhydrous proton transport within phosphonic acid layers in monodisperse telechelic polyethylenes.”  https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.1c08031

“Interfacial Compatibilization in Ternary Polymer Nanocomposites: Comparing Theory and Experiments”  S. M. Maguire, N. Krook, A. Kulshreshtha, C. Bilchak, R. Brosnan, A. Pana, P. Rannou, M. Maréchal, K. Ohno, A. Jayaraman, R. Composto. Macromolecules 54, 797-811, 2021

“Effect of Nanoscale Confinement on Polymer Infiltrated Scaffold Metal Composites”. SM Maguire, CR Bilchak, JS Corsi, S Welborn, T. Tsaggaris, J Ford, E Detsi, Z Fakraai, RJ Composto.   ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13, 44893-44903, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.1c12491



C. Francisco Buitrago, James F. Pressly,  Anita S. Yang, Peter A. Gordon, Robert A. Riggleman, Bharath Natarajan and Karen I. Winey. Soft Matter, 2020, Advance Article. “Creep attenuation in glassy polymer nanocomposites with variable polymer–nanoparticle interactions.”

Lu Yan, Lauren Hoang, and Karen I. Winey. Macromolecules 2020 53 (5), 1777-1784. “Ionomers from Step-Growth Polymerization: Highly Ordered Ionic Aggregates and Ion Conduction”
DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b02220

Zhifeng Zhang, Xingdu Qiao, Bikashkali Midya, Kevin Liu, Jingbo Sun, Tianwei Wu, Wenjing Liu, Ritesh Agarwal, Josep Miquel Jornet, Stefano Longhi, Natalia M. Litchinitser, Liang Feng. “Tunable topological charge vortex microlaser,”  Science, Vol. 368, Issue 6492, 2020.


Chu, W.-Y.; Culakova, Z.; Wang, B. T.; Goldberg, K. I. Acid-Assisted Hydrogenation of CO2 to Methanol in a Homogeneous Catalytic Cascade System. ACS Catal. 2019, 9, 10, 9317-9326

Pröschel, J. Chacko, R. Whitaker, M.A. U Chen, and E. Detsi: “Visible Light Plasmonic Heating-Enhanced Electrochemical Current in Nanoporous Gold Cathodes.” Journal of The Electrochemical Society 166 (2019). https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1149/2.0601904jes


Trigg, E.B., Gaines, T.W., Maréchal, M., Moed, D.E., Rannou, P., Wagener, K.B., Stevens, M.J. & Winey, K.I. “Self-assembled highly ordered acid layers in precisely sulfonated polyethylene produce efficient proton transport.” Nature Mater 17, 725–731 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-018-0097-2

O. Ruiz, M. Cochrane, M. Li, Y. Yan, K. Ma, J. Fu, Z. Wang, S.H. Tolbert, V.B. Shenoy, and E. Detsi*: “Enhanced Cycling Stability of Macroporous Bulk Antimony-Based Sodium-Ion Battery Anodes Enabled through Active/Inactive Composites.” Advanced Energy Materials 8 (2018). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aenm.201801781

“Temperature-Dependent Nanoparticle Dynamics in Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Gels”  Parrish, E; Seeger, SC; Composto, RJ.  Macromolecules, 2018, 51, 10, 3597-3607.


“Intracellular Nanoparticle Dynamics Affected by Cytoskeletal Integrity” Grady, ME; Parrish, E; Caporizzo, MA; Seeger, SC, Composto, RJ; Eckmann, DM. Soft Matter, 13(9), 1873-1880, (2017). https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28177340/


Jun, Brian M.; Serra, Francesca; Xia, Yu; Kang, Hong Suk and Yang, S.*, “Fabrication of Free-Standing, Self-aligned, High-Aspect-Ratio Synthetic Ommatidia”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (45), 30671–30676

L. R. Middleton, E. B. Trigg, E. Schwartz, K. L. Opper, T. W. Baughman, K. B. Wagener, K. I. Winey*, Macromolecules, 49, 8209-8218, 2016. “Role of periodicity and acid chemistry on the morphological evolution and strength in precise polyethylenes.”

P. J. Griffin, G. B. Salmon, J. Ford, K. I. Winey*, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 54, 254-262, 2016. “Predicting the solution morphology of a sulfonated pentablock copolymer in binary solvent mixtures.”

Xia, Y.; Cedillo-Servin, G.; Kamien, R. D. and Yang, S.*, “Guided Folding of Nematic Liquid Crystal Elastomer Sheets into 3D by Patterned 1D Micro-channels,” Adv. Mater., 2016, 28 (43), 9637–9643



Direct Observation of Metal-Insulator Transition in Single-Crystalline Germanium Telluride Nanowire Memory Devices Prior to Amorphization.” Pavan Nukala, Rahul Agarwal, Xiaofeng Qian, Moon Hyung Jang, Sajal Dhara, Karthik Kumar, A. T. Charlie Johnson, Ju Li, and Ritesh Agarwal.  Nano Letters 2014 14 (4), 2201-2209

R. M. Mutiso, M. C. Sherrott, A. R. Rathmell, B. J. Wiley, K. I. Winey*, ACS Nano, 7, 7654-7663, 2013.
“Integrating simulations and experiments to predict sheet resistance and optical transmittance in nanowire films for transparent conductors.”

R. M. Mutiso, M. C. Sherrott, K. I. Winey*, Physical Review B, 86, 214306, 2012.
“Simulations and theory of the effect of filler size dispersity on electrical conductivity in rod networks.”

“Bimolecular Integrin-Peptide Interactions Quantified Using Peptide-Functionalized

Dextran-Coated Microparticles” J. Sun*, J. Vranic*, R. J. Composto, C. Streu, P. C. Billings, J. S. Bennett, J. W. Weisel, R. I. Litvinov.  Integrative Biology, 4, 84-92, (2012).

“Variable Temperature Spectroscopy of As-Grown and Passivated CdS Nanowire Optical Waveguide Cavities”
Lambert K. van Vugt, Brian Piccione, Chang-Hee Cho, Carlos Aspetti, Aaron D. Wirshba, and Ritesh Agarwal
The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2011 115 (16), 3827-3833

Ombelli, M; Costello, L; Postle, C; Anantharaman, V; Meng, QC; Composto, RJ; Eckmann, DM; “Competitive protein adsorption on polysaccharide and hyaluronate modified surfaces”. Biofouling, 17, 505-518, (2011).

L. K. Van Vugt, B. Piccione, C.H. Cho, C. Aspetti, A. Wirshbha and R. Agarwal*, “Variable Temperature Spectroscopy of as-grown and Passivated CdS Nanowire Optical Waveguide Cavities”,  J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 3827 (2011).
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