1. Neri, M; Kang, JY; Zuidema, JM; Gasparello, J; Finotti, A; Gambari, R; Sailor, MJ; Bertucci, A; and Crradini, R. "Tuning the Loading and Release Properties of MicroRNA-Silencing Porous Silicon Nanoparticles by Using Chemically Diverse Peptide Nucleic Acid Payloads." ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2022 8 (10), 4123-4131. DOI:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00431
  2. Jeong, M; Jung, YA; Yoon, J; Kang, JY; Lee, SH; Back, W; Kim, H; Sailor, MJ; Kim, D; and Park, HH. "Porous Silicon-Based Nanomedicine for Simultaneous Management of Joint Inflammation and Bone Erosion in Rheumatoid Arthritis." ACS Nano 2022 16 (10), 16118-16132. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c04491
  3. Wang, Y; Chen, AA; Balto, KP; Xie, Y; Figueroa, JS; Pascal, TA; and Tao, AR. "Curvature-Selective Nanocrystal Surface Ligation Using Sterically-Encumbered Metal-Coordinating Ligands" ACS Nano 2022, 16 (8), 12747-12754. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.2c04595
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  5. Lee, DJ; Yu, X; Sikma, RE; Li, M; Cohen, SM; Cai, G; and Chen, Z. "Holistic Design Consideration of Metal–Organic Framework-Based Composite Membranes for Lithium–Sulfur Batteries." ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2022, 14, 30, 34742–34749. DOI10.1021/acsami.2c08404
  6. Kleinschmidt, AT; Chen, AX; Pascal, TA, Lipomi, DJ. ""Computational Modeling of Molecular Mechanics for the Experimentally Inclined."" Chem. Mater. 2022. 34 (17), 7620-7634
    DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c00292"
  7. Cai, G; Holoubek, J; Li, Mingqian,: Gao H; Yin, Y; Yu S; Liu, H; Pascal, TA; Liu, P; Chen, Z*. Solvent Selection Criteria for Temperature-Resilient Lithium–Sulfur Batteries, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2022, 119 (28). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2200392119
  8. Bluschke, M; Basak, R; Barbour, A; Warner, AN, Fursich, K; Wilkins, S; Roy, S; Lee, J; Christiani, G; Logvenov, G; Minola, M; Keimer, B; Mazzoli, C, Benckiser, E; Frano, A. "Imaging meosscopic antiferromagnetic spin textures in the dilute limit from single-geometry resonant coherent x-ray diffraction." Science Advances. 2022. 8 (29). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abn6882
  9. Han, K; Na, Y; Zhang, L; Tezcan, FA. “Dynamic, Polymer-Integrated Crystals for Efficient, Reversible Protein Encapsulation.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144 (23), 10139-10144. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.2c02584
  10. Sayahpour, B; Hirsh, H; Parab, S; Nguyen, LHB; Zhang, MH; Meng, YS. "Perspective: Design of cathode materials for sustainable sodium-ion batteries." MRS Energy & Sustainability. 2022. DOI: 10.1557/s43581-022-00029-9
  11. Guo, K.; Alba, M.; Chin, G. P.; Tong, Z.; Guan, B.; Sailor, M. J.; Voelcker, N. H.; Prieto-Simón, B., Designing Electrochemical Biosensing Platforms Using Layered Carbon-Stabilized Porous Silicon Nanostructures. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14 (13), 15565-15575.
  12. Abbasi P, Barrone M ,Valdespino-Padilla D, Salev P, Kim T, Paik H, Jáuregui M, Schuller IK, Schlom DG, Pascal TA and Fenning DP. "Ferroelectric Modulation of Surface Electronic States in epitaxial BaTiO3 for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Activity", Nano Letters, May 2022, doi://10.1021/acs.nanolett.2c00047
  13. Yilong Zhou, Tsung-Yeh Tang, Brian Hyun-jong Lee, and Gaurav Arya. "Tunable Orientation and Assembly of Polymer-Grafted Nanocubes at Fluid-Fluid Interfaces." ACS Nano Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c10416
  14. Brian Hyun-jong Lee and Gaurav Arya. “Assembly mechanism of surface-functionalized nanocubes.” Nanoscale 14, no. 10 (2022): 3917-3928. DOI: 10.1039/d1nr07995f
  15. Wen X, Wang S, Ramji R, Butler LO, Bagdagulyan Y, Kishishita A, Golden JA, Rheingold AL,  Kim S-K, Goddard III WA and Pascal TA, "Complete Inhibition of Nucleation by a Micromolar Protein Additive", Cell Reports Physical Sciences, 3, 100723, February 16, 2022.
  16. Baharak Sayahpour, Hayley Hirsh, Shuang Bai, Noah B. Schorr, Timothy N. Lambert, Matthew Mayer, Wurigumula Bao, Diyi Cheng, Minghao Zhang, Kevin Leung, Katharine L. Harrison, Weikang Li, Ying Shirley Meng. "Revisiting Discharge Mechanism of CFx as a High Energy Density Cathode Material for Lithium Primary Battery." Advanced Energy Materials. December 29, 2021. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.202103196
  17. Krista P. Balto, Milan Gembicky, Arnold L. Rheingold, and Joshua S. Figueroa. "Crystalline Hydrogen-Bonding Networks and Mixed-Metal Framework Materials Enabled by an Electronically Differentiated Heteroditopic Isocyanide/Carboxylate Linker Group." Inorganic Chemistry 2021 60 (16), 12545-12554. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.1c01804
  18. Hayley S. Hirsh, Baharak Sayahpour, Ashley Shen, Weikang Li, Bingyu Lu, Enyue Zhao, Minghao Zhang, Ying Shirley Meng. "Role of electrolyte in stabilizing hard carbon as an anode for rechargeable sodium-ion batteries with long cycle life." Energy Storage Materials, Volume 42, 2021. DOI: 10.1016/j.ensm.2021.07.021.
  19. Li, MQ; Chen, Z. "Thermo-responsive polymers for thermal regulation in electrochemical energy devices." Journal of Polymer Science. October 15, 2021.
  20. Zhu, J; Avakyan, N; Kakkis, A; Hoffnagle, AM; Han, K; Li, Y; Zhang, Z; Choi, TS; Na, Y; Yu, C-J; Tezcan, FA. “Protein Assembly by Design.” Chem. Rev. 2021, 121 (22), 13701-13796. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.1c00308
  21. Tod A. Pascal and William A. Goddard. "Entropic Stabilization of Water at Graphitic Interfaces." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2021 12 (37), 9162-9168. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.1c02609
  22. Chen, AA; Do, A; Pascal, TA. "The phase diagram of carbon dioxide from correlation functions and a many-body potential." J. Chem. Phys. 155, 024503 (2021);
  23. Cai, GR; Yin, YJ; Xia, DW; Chen, AA; Holoubek, J; Scharf, J; Yang, YYC; Koh, KH; Li, MQ; Davies, DM; Mayer, M; Han, TH; Meng, YS; Pascal, TA; Chen, Z. "Sub-nanometer confinement enables facile condensation of gas electrolyte for low-temperature batteries." Nat Commun 12, 3395 (2021).
  24. Lee, Brian Hyun-jong, Nicholas A. Kotov, and Gaurav Arya. "Reconfigurable Chirality of DNA-Bridged Nanorod Dimers." ACS nano (2021). DOI:10.1021/acsnano.1c04326
  25. Jiajing Zhou, Matthew N. Creyer, Amanda Chen, Wonjun Yim, René P. M. Lafleur, Tengyu He, Zhixing Lin, Ming Xu, Pedram Abbasi, Jianfeng Wu, Tod A. Pascal, Frank Caruso, and Jesse V. Jokerst, Stereoselective Growth of Small Molecule Patches on Nanoparticles, Journal of the American Chemical Society Article ASAP, DOI:10.1021/jacs.1c04272
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  27. Hyeseung Chung, Zachary Lebens-Higgins, Baharak Sayahpour, Carlos Mejia, Antonin Grenier, Gabrielle E. Kamm, Yixuan Li, Ricky Huang, Louis F. J. Piper, Karena W. Chapman, Jean-Marie Doux, Ying Shirley Meng. “Experimental considerations to study Li-excess disordered rock salt cathode materials” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2021, 9, 1720-1732. DOI: 10.1039/D0TA07836K
  28. Yi-Sheng Lu, Sanahan Vijayakumar, Arnaud Chaix, Brian R. Pimentel, Kyle C. Bentz, Sheng Li, Adriano Chan, Charlotte Wahl, James S. Ha, Deborah E. Hunka, Gerry R. Boss, Seth M. Cohen, and Michael J. Sailor, Remote Detection of HCN, HF, and Nerve Agent Vapors Based on Self-Referencing, Dye-Impregnated Porous Silicon Photonic Crystals, ACS Sensors 2021, 6, 418. DOI:10.1021/acssensors.0c01931



  1. Li, MH; Mei, JY; Friend, J; and Bae, J. “Acousto‐Photolithography for Programmable Shape Deformation of Composite Hydrogel Sheets.” Small, 2022,
  2. Zhao, JY; Song, S; Mu, X; Jeong, SM; and Bae, J. "Programming mechanoluminescent behaviors of 3D printed cellular structures." Nano Energy, vol. 103, 2022,
  3. Chan, SK; Zhao, ZC; Penziner, S; Khong, E; Pride, D; Schooley, RT; and Steinmetz, NF. “Isolation of a Peptide That Binds to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Lytic Bacteriophage.” ACS Omega, vol. 7, no. 42, 2022, pp. 38053–60,
  4. Hochberg, JD; Wirth, DM; Pokorski, JK. "Surface-Modified Melt Coextruded Nanofibers Enhance Blood Clotting In Vitro." Macromol Biosci. 2022 Sep 19:e2200292. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.202200292.
  5. "Church, DC; Davis, E; Caparco, AA; Takiguchi, L; Chung, YH; Steinmetz, NF; Pokorski, JK.
    "Polynorbornene-based bioconjugates by aqueous grafting-from ring-opening metathesis polymerization reduce protein immunogenicity." Cell Reports Physical Science. 2022, 101067, 2666-3864. DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2022.101067."
  6. Chan, SK; Zhao, Z; Penziner, S; Khong, E; Pride, D; Schooley, RT; Steinmetz, NF. "Isolation of a Peptide That Binds to Pseudomonas aeruginosa Lytic Bacteriophage." ACS Omega. 2022, XXXX, XXX, XXX-XXX. DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.2c05539
  7. Church, DC; Davis, E; Caparco, AA; Takiguchi, L; Chung, YH; Steinmetz, NF; Pokorski, JK. "Polynorbornene-based bioconjugates by aqueous grafting-from ring-opening metathesis polymerization reduce protein immunogenicity." Cell Reports Physical Science. 2022, 101067, 2666-3864. DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2022.101067.
  8. Hochberg, JD; Wirth, DM; Pokorski, JK. "Surface-Modified Melt Coextruded Nanofibers Enhance Blood Clotting In Vitro." Macromol Biosci. 2022 Sep 19:e2200292. DOI: 10.1002/mabi.202200292.
  9. Monroy-Borrego, AG; Steinmetz, NF. "Three methods for inoculation of viral vectors into plants. Front. Plant Sci. 2022. 13.963756. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.963756.
  10. Gonzalez-Gamboa, I; Caparco, AA; McCaskill, JM; Steinmetz, NF. "Bioconjugation strategies for Tobacco mild green mosaic virus." ChembioChem. 2022. DOI: 10.1002/cbic.202200323
  11. Zhao, J; Ma, Y; Steinmetz, NF; Bae, J. "Toward Plant Cyborgs: Hydrogels Incorporated onto Plant Tissues Enable Programmable Shape Control." ACS Macro Lett. 2022, 11, 961-966. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.2c00282
  12. Jiayu Zhao, Jinhye Bae*, "Microphase Separation-Driven Sequential Self-Folding of Nanocomposite Hydrogel/Elastomer Actuators", Advanced Functional Materials, 2022, 2200157.
  13. Soo Khim Chan, Nicole Steinmetz (2022) Isolation of Tabacco Mosaic Virus-Binding Peptides for Biotechnology Applications. ChemBioChem.
  14. Yi Zheng, Yangdong Wang, Fan Zhang, Shaomin Zhang, Kiryl D. Piatkevich, Nanjia Zhou, Jonathan K. Pokorski. "Coagulation Bath-Assisted 3D Printing of PEDOT:PSS with High Resolution and Strong Substrate Adhesion for Bioelectronic Devices." Advanced Materials Technology. February 20, 2022.
  15. Zhuohong Wu, Jiajing Zhou, Christian Isalomboto Nkanga, Zhicheng Jin, Tengyu He, Raina M. Borum, Wonjun Yim, Jingcheng Zhou, Yong Cheng, Ming Xu, Nicole F. Steinmetz*, and Jesse V. Jokerst* (2022) One-Step Supramolecular Multifunctional Coating on Plant Virus Nanoparticles for Bioimaging and Therapeutic Applications. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Articles ASAP. 
  16. Wonjun Yim, Kathryn Takemura, Jiajing Zhou, Jingcheng Zhou, Zhicheng Jin, Raina M. Borum, Ming Xu, Yong Cheng, Tengyu He, William Penny, Bill R. Miller, and Jesse V. Jokerst. "Enhanced Photoacoustic Detection of Heparin in Whole Blood via Melanin Nanocapsules Carrying Molecular Agents." ACS Nano 2022 16 (1), 683-693. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.1c08178
  17. Shin M.D.*, Hochberg J.D., Pokorski J.K., Steinmetz N.F. (2021) Bioconjugation of Active Ingredients to Plant Viral Nanoparticles Is Enhanced by Preincubation with a Pluronic F127 Polymer Scaffold. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 
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  20. Ortega-Rivera, OA; Shukla, S; Shin, MD; Chen, A; Beiss, V; Moreno-Gonzalez, MA; Zheng, Y; Clark, AE; Carlin, AF; Pokorski, JK; Steinmetz, NF. "Cowpea Mosaic Virus Nanoparticle Vaccine Candidates Displaying Peptide Epitopes Can Neutralize the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus." ACS Infectious Diseases. November 12, 2021. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.1c00410
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Publications resulting from work that was enabled by access to our facilities (IMCF)

  1. Alves, LS; Chen, LF; Lemmon, CE; Gembicky, M; Xu, M; and Schimpf, AM. "PEG-Infiltrated Polyoxometalate Frameworks with Flexible Form-Factors." ACS Materials Letters. 2022 4 (10), 1937-1943. DOI: 10.1021/acsmaterialslett.2c00393
  2. "Chung, H; Li, Y; Zhang, M; Grenier, A; Mejia, C; Cheng, D; Sayahpour, B; Song, C; Shen, MH; Huang, R; Wu, EA; Chapman, KW; Kim, SJ and Meng, YS. ""Mitigating Anisotropic Changes in Classical Layered Oxide Materials by Controlled Twin Boundary Defects for Long Cycle Life Li-Ion Batteries.""
    Chem. Mater. 2022, 34, 16, 7302–7312. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.2c01234"
  3. John Holoubek, Kangwoon Kim, Yijie Yin, Zhaohui Wu, Haodong Liu, Mingqian Li, Amanda Chen, Hongpeng Gao, Guorui Cai, Tod A. Pascal, Ping Liu, Zheng Chen, ""Electrolyte Design Implications of Ion-Pairing in Low-Temperature Li Metal Batteries"", Energy and Environmental Science, 2022, 15, 1647 - 1658. DOI"
  4. Yan, Q; Ko, S-T; Dawson, A; Agyeman-Budu, D; Whang, G; Zhao, Y; Qin, M; Dunn, BS; Nelson Weker, J; Tolbert, SH; Luo, J. "Thermodynamics-driven interfacial engineering of alloy-type anode materials." Cell Rep. Phys. Sci. 2022, 3 (1), 100694. DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100694
  5. Y. Chen, M. A. T. Marple, D. H. S. Tan, S. Ham, B. Sayahpour, W. Li, H. Yang, J. B. Lee, H. J. Hah, E. A. Wu, J. Doux, J. Jang, P. Ridley, A. Cronk, G. Deysher, Z. Chen* and Y. S. Meng*. "Investigating Dry Room Compatibility of Sulfide Solid-State Electrolytes for Scalable Manufacturing." J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 7155-7164.
  6. Honigfort, DJ.; Altman, MO; Gagneux, P; Godula, K. "Glycocalyx crowding with mucin mimetics strengthens binding of soluble and virus-associated lectins to host cell glycan receptors." Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 2021, 118 (40), e2107896118. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2107896118
  7. Zhou, JJ; Xu, M; Jin, ZC; Borum, RM; Avakyan, N; Cheng, Y; Yim, W; He, TY; Zhou, JC; Wu, ZH; Mantri, Y; Jokerst, JV. "Versatile Polymer Nanocapsules via Redox Competition." Angewadte Chemie-International Edition. December 6, 2021.
  8. Jung, H; Schimpf, AM. "Photochemical reduction of nanocrystalline maghemite to magnetite." Nanoscale. October 28, 2021. DOI
  9. Runser, R; Kodur, M; Skaggs, JH; Cakan, DN; Foley, JB; Finn, M; Fenning, DP; Lipomi, DJ. "Stability of Perovskite Films Encapsulated in Single- and Multi-Layer Graphene Barriers." ACS Applied Energy Materials. September 27, 2021. doi/full/10.1021/acsaem.1c02240
  10. Davies, D. M.; Yang, Y.; Sablina, E. S.; Yin, Y.; Mayer, M.; Zhang, Y.; Olguin, M.; Lee, J. Z.; Lu, B.; Damien, D.; Borodin, O.; Rustomji, C. S.; Meng, Y. S., A Safer, Wide-Temperature Liquefied Gas Electrolyte Based on Difluoromethane. J. Power Sources 2021, 493, 229668.

Conference papers:

  1. Jean-Marie Doux, Ying Shirley Meng “Advanced Characterization and Diagnosis of Sulfide Based Solid Electrolytes and Their Interfaces”, Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring/Fall Meeting 2020, S.EN12.08.01


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