Publications from the Department of Chemical Engineering faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2023

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Development of a porous layer-by-layer microsphere with branched aliphatic hydrocarbon porogens, Farah Shahjin, Milankumar Patel, Mahmudul Hasan, Jacob D. Cohen, Farhana Islam, Md Ashaduzzaman, Mohammad Ullah Nayan, Mahadevan Subramaniam, You Zhou, Irene Andreu, Howard E. Gendelman, and Bhavesh D. Kevadiya

Submissions from 2022

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Critical new insights into the binding of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to albumin protein, Jessica L. Alesio, Angela L. Slitt, and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Computing Individual Area per Head Group Reveals Lipid Bilayer Dynamics, Michael L. Greenfield, Lenore M. Martin, and Faramarz Joodaki

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Generation and Computational Characterization of a Complex Staphylococcus aureus Lipid Bilayer, Faramarz Joodaki, Lenore M. Martin, and Michael L. Greenfield

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Modeling energy depletion in rat livers using Nash equilibrium metabolic pathway analysis, Angelo Lucia, Emily Ferrarese, and Korkut Uygun

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Replacement per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are potent modulators of lipogenic and drug metabolizing gene expression signatures in primary human hepatocytes, Emily Marques, Marisa Pfohl, Wei Wei, Giuseppe Tarantola, Lucie Ford, Ogochukwu Amaeze, Jessica Alesio, Sangwoo Ryu, Xuelian Jia, Hao Zhu, Geoffrey D. Bothun, and Angela Slitt

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Transformation of Lipid Vesicles into Micelles by Adding Nonionic Surfactants: Elucidating the Structural Pathway and the Intermediate Structures, Igor Kevin Mkam Tsengam, Marzhana Omarova, Elizabeth G. Kelley, Alon McCormick, Geoffrey D. Bothun, Srinivasa R. Raghavan, and Vijay T. John

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PFAS fluidize synthetic and bacterial lipid monolayers based on hydrophobicity and lipid charge, Aleksandra Naumann, Jessica Alesio, Monika Poonia, and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Hydrophobically modified chitosan biopolymer connects halloysite nanotubes at the oil-water interface as complementary pair for stabilizing oil droplets, Olasehinde Owoseni, Yang Su, Srinivasa Raghavan, Arijit Bose, and Vijay T. John

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Organic Anion Detection with Functionalized SERS Substrates via Coupled Electrokinetic Preconcentration, Analyte Capture, and Charge Transfer, Monika Poonia, Timo Küster, and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Multipolymer microsphere delivery of SARS-CoV-2 antigens, Farah Shahjin, Milankumar Patel, Jatin Machhi, Jacob D. Cohen, Mohammad Ullah Nayan, Pravin Yeapuri, Chen Zhang, Emiko Waight, Mahmudul Hasan, Mai Mohamed Abdelmoaty, Prasanta K. Dash, You Zhou, Irene Andreu, Howard E. Gendelman, and Bhavesh D. Kevadiya

Submissions from 2021

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A Spin-Coated Hydrogel Platform Enables Accurate Investigation of Immobilized Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Matthew Card, Mitchell Gravely, S. Zahra M. Madani, and Daniel Roxbury

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Nanoparticle dynamics in semidilute polymer solutions: Rings versus linear chains, Renjie Chen, Shivraj B. Kotkar, Ryan Poling-Skutvik, Michael P. Howard, Arash Nikoubashman, Jacinta C. Conrad, and Jeremy C. Palmer

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Using Microemulsion Phase Behavior as a Predictive Model for Lecithin-Tween 80 Marine Oil Dispersant Effectiveness, Louis G. Corcoran, Brian A. Saldana Almaraz, Kamilah Y. Amen, Geoffrey D. Bothun, Srinivasa R. Raghavan, Vijay T. John, Alon V. McCormick, and R. Lee Penn

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Development of nanoparticle-based orodispersible palatable pediatric formulations, Yanping Deng, Lian Shen, Yan Yang, and Jie Shen

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Simple production of cellulose nanofibril microcapsules and the rheology of their suspensions, Abhishek P. Dhand, Ryan Poling-Skutvik, and Chinedum O. Osuji

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Dominant Entropic Binding of Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) to Albumin Protein Revealed by 19F NMR, Michael Fedorenko, Jessica Alesio, Anatoliy Fedorenko, Angela L. Slitt, and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Albumin protein coronas render nanoparticles surface active: consonant interactions at air–water and at lipid monolayer interfaces, Nasim Ganji and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Multispectral Fingerprinting Resolves Dynamics of Nanomaterial Trafficking in Primary Endothelial Cells, Mitchell Gravely and Daniel Roxbury

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Development of Spray-Dried Cyclodextrin-Based Pediatric Anti-HIV Formulations, Ryan Ivone, Ashvin Fernando, Brenton DeBoef, Samantha A. Meenach, and Jie Shen

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Recent Advances in 3D Printing for Parenteral Applications, Ryan Ivone, Yan Yang, and Jie Shen

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Computational Study of Helical and Helix-Hinge-Helix Conformations of an Anti-Microbial Peptide in Solution by Molecular Dynamics and Vibrational Analysis, Faramarz Joodaki, Lenore M. Martin, and Michael L. Greenfield

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In situ SERS detection of dissolved nitrate on hydrated gold substrates, Timo Küster and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Single-Chirality Near-Infrared Carbon Nanotube Sub-Cellular Imaging and FRET Probes, Rachel Langenbacher, Januka Budhathoki-Uprety, Prakrit V. Jena, Daniel Roxbury, Jason Streit, Ming Zheng, and Daniel A. Heller

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Free-Standing, Thin-Film Sensors for the Trace Detection of Explosives, Peter P. Ricci and Otto J. Gregory

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Sensors for the Detection of Ammonia as a Potential Biomarker for Health Screening, Peter P. Ricci and Otto J. Gregory

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A Wearable Optical Microfibrous Biomaterial with Encapsulated Nanosensors Enables Wireless Monitoring of Oxidative Stress, Mohammad Moein Safaee, Mitchell Gravely, and Daniel Roxbury

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Dynamics of Flexible Viruses in Polymer Solutions, Maxwell Smith, Ryan Poling-Skutvik, Ali H. Slim, Richard C. Willson, and Jacinta C. Conrad

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Advances in lipid-based nanoparticles for cancer chemoimmunotherapy, Tianqi Wang, Yusuke Suita, Saradha Miriyala, Jordan Dean, Nikos Tapinos, and Jie Shen

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A Long-Acting Curcumin Nanoparticle/In Situ Hydrogel Composite for the Treatment of Uveal Melanoma, Lingxiao Xie, Weizhou Yue, Khaled Ibrahim, and Jie Shen

Submissions from 2020

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Carbon Black Templated Gold Nanoparticles for Detection of a Broad Spectrum of Analytes by Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering, Akram Abbasi, Tania Thalyta Silva De Oliveira, Geoffrey D. Bothun, and Arijit Bose

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Sulfite activation changes character of ferrate resultant particles, Bradley M. Bzdyra, Charles D. Spellman Jr., Irene Andreu, and Joseph E. Goodwill

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Targeted and Stimulus-Responsive Delivery of Surfactant to the Oil-Water Interface for Applications in Oil Spill Remediation, Azeem Farinmade, Olakunle Francis Ojo, James Trout, Jibao He, Vijay John, Diane A. Blake, Yuri M. Lvov, Donghui Zhang, Duy Nguyen, and Arijit Bose

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Representing polymer molecular structure using molecular simulations for the study of liquid sorption and diffusion, Michael L. Greenfield

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The impact of an oil droplet on an oil layer on water, Dohyung Kim, Jinseok Lee, Arijit Bose, Ildoo Kim, and Jinkee Lee

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Phase behavior of mixtures involving glassy materials, Angelo Lucia and Arthur S. Gow

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The Response of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 to Micro-/Nano polyethylene Particles - Investigation of a Key Anthropogenic Stressor, Mary C. Machado, Gina V. Vimbela, Tania T. Silva-Oliveira, Arijit Bose, and Anubhav Tripathi

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A Magnetically Responsive Hydrogel System for Controlling the Timing of Bone Progenitor Recruitment and Differentiation Factor Deliveries, S. Zahra M. Madani, Anne Reisch, Daniel Roxbury, and Stephen M. Kennedy

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Carbon Nanotube–Liposome Complexes in Hydrogels for Controlled Drug Delivery via Near-Infrared Laser Stimulation, S. Zahra M. Madani, Mohammad Moein Safaee, Mitchell Gravely, Carolynn Silva, Stephen Kennedy, Geoffrey D. Bothun, and Daniel E. Roxbury

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Radiofrequency and Near-Infrared Responsive Core-Shell Nanostructures Using Layersome Templates for Cancer Treatment, Animesh Pan, Md Golam Jakaria, Samantha A. Meenach, and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Continuous Monitoring of TATP Using Ultrasensitive, Low-Power Sensors, Peter P. Ricci and Otto J. Gregory

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ITO:SiC Ceramic Matrix Composite Thermocouples for Engine Components, Kevin Rivera and Otto J. Gregory

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Banning carbon nanotubes would be scientifically unjustified and damaging to innovation, Daniel E. Roxbury and et al

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A comparison of centrifugation and tangential flow filtration for nanoparticle purification: A case study on acetalated dextran nanoparticles, Nishan K. Shah, Ryan Ivone, Jie Shen, and Samantha A. Meenach

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Interaction of Cyanobacteria with Nanometer and Micron Sized Polystyrene Particles in Marine and Fresh Water, Tania Thalyta Silva De Oliveira, Irene Andreu, Mary C. Machado, Gina Vimbela, Anubhav Tripathi, and Arijit Bose

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Modeling eco-industrial networks—A representative literature review and design requirements, Manbir Sodhi, Fabian Schulze, Callum Bissett, and Mercedes Rivero-Hudec

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Efficient inhibition of uveal melanoma via ternary siRNA complexes, Lingxiao Xie, Yan Yang, and Jie Shen

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A tunable extruded 3D printing platform using thermo-sensitive pastes, Yan Yang, Xiaoyue Wang, Xiao Lin, Lingxiao Xie, Ryan Ivone, Jie Shen, and Gensheng Yang

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Rheological and microstructural characterization of aqueous suspensions of carbon black and reduced graphene oxide, Yuzi Zhang, Joseph P. Sullivan, and Arijit Bose

Submissions from 2019

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Massive and sustained enhancement of the electrical conductivity of polystyrene using multilayer graphene at Low loadings, and carbon black as a dispersion aid, A. Abbasi and Arijit Bose

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Ultrasonic Generation of Pulsatile and Sequential Therapeutic Delivery Profiles from Calcium-Crosslinked Alginate Hydrogels, Tania Emi, Kendra Michaud, Emma Orton, Grace Santilli, Catherine Linh, Meaghan O'Connell, Fatima Issa, and Stephen Kennedy

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Does the Solvent in a Dispersant Impact the Efficiency of Crude-Oil Dispersion, Jay C. Fernandes, Niti R. Agrawal, Futoon O. Aljirafi, Geoffrey D. Bothun, Alon V. Mccormick, Vijay T. John, and Srinivasa R. Raghavan

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Biomolecular Functionalization of a Nanomaterial to Control Stability and Retention within Live Cells, Mitchell Gravely, Mohammad Moein Safaee, and Daniel E. Roxbury

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Friction and normal forces of model friction modifier additives in simulations of boundary lubrication, Michael L. Greenfield and Hiroko Ohtani

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Optical Voltammetry of Polymer-Encapsulated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Christopher P. Horoszko, Prakrit V. Jena, Daniel Roxbury, Slava V. Rotkin, and Daniel A. Heller

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Transport of liquid and supercritical CO2 and selected organic solvents through surface modified mesoporous γ-alumina and titania membranes, Tashfin Hossain, Geoffrey D. Bothun, and Shamsuddin Ilias

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Planarity and out-of-plane vibrational modes of tryptophan and tyrosine in biomolecular modeling, Faramarz Joodaki, Lenore M. Martin, and Michael L. Greenfield

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A multi-scale computational approach to understanding cancer metabolism, Angelo Lucia and Peter A. Dimaggio

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A cubic equation of state for compounds with no critical point: Application to asphaltenes, Angelo Lucia and Arthur S. Gow

Magnetoliposome-integrated hydrogels for delayed and triggered deliveries, S. Zahra M. Madani, Anne Reisch, Emily Hughes, Geoffrey D. Bothun, and Stephen M. Kennedy

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Stoppers and Skins on Clay Nanotubes Help Stabilize Oil-in-Water Emulsions and Modulate the Release of Encapsulated Surfactants, Olakunle Francis Ojo, Azeem Farinmade, James Trout, Marzhana Omarova, Jibao He, Vijay John, Diane A. Blake, Yuri M. Lvov, Donghui Zhang, Duy Nguyen, and Arijit Bose

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Biofilm Formation by Hydrocarbon-Degrading Marine Bacteria and Its Effects on Oil Dispersion, Marzhana Omarova, Lauren T. Swientoniewski, Igor Kevin Mkam Tsengam, Diane A. Blake, Vijay John, Alon McCormick, Geoffrey D. Bothun, Srinivasa R. Raghavan, and Arijit Bose

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Orthogonal Sensors for the Trace Detection of Explosives, Peter P. Ricci, Andrew S. Rossi, and Otto J. Gregory

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Trace Detection of Explosives Using Metal Oxide Catalysts, Andrew S. Rossi, Peter Ricci, and Otto J. Gregory

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Single-entity electrochemistry of nanoemulsion: The nanostructural effect on its electrochemical behavior, Shashika Gunathilaka Sabaragamuwe, Dylan Conti, Surendra Raj Puri, Irene Andreu, and Jiyeon Kim

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Enhancing the Thermal Stability of Carbon Nanomaterials with DNA, Mohammad Moein Safee, Mitchell Gravely, Adeline Lamothe, Megan McSweeney, and Daniel E. Roxbury

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Enhancement of macrophage uptake via phosphatidylserine-coated acetalated dextran nanoparticles, Nishan K. Shah, Sweta K. Gupta, Zimeng Wang, and Samantha A. Meenach

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Routes of administration for nanocarriers, Nishan K. Shah, Elisa A. Torrico Guzmán, Zimeng Wang, and Samantha A. Meenach

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Sustained release of a model water-soluble compound via dry powder aerosolizable acetalated dextran microparticles, Nishan K. Shah, Zimeng Wang, Sweta K. Gupta, Andrew Le Campion, and Samantha A. Meenach

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Near-infrared optics of nanoparticles embedded silica thin films, Yanpei Tian, Alok Ghanekar, Lijuan Qian, Matthew Ricci, Xiaojie Liu, Gang Xiao, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng

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Development and Evaluation of Paclitaxel-Loaded Aerosol Nanocomposite Microparticles and Their Efficacy against Air-Grown Lung Cancer Tumor Spheroids, Elisa A. Torrico Guzmán, Qihua Sun, and Samantha A. Meenach

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Fabrication and evaluation of dental fillers using customized molds via 3D printing technology, Yan Yang, Haichao Li, Yingying Xu, Yichen Dong, Weiguang Shan, and Jie Shen

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Rapid preparation of spherical granules via the melt centrifugal atomization technique, Yan Yang, Nan Zheng, Xiaoyue Wang, Ryan Ivone, Weiguang Shan, and Jie Shen

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Mechanistic study on rapid fabrication of fibrous films via centrifugal melt spinning, Yan Yang, Nan Zheng, Yanjun Zhou, Weiguang Shan, and Jie Shen

Submissions from 2018

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Attachment of Alcanivorax borkumensis to Hexadecane-In-Artificial Sea Water Emulsion Droplets, Akram Abbasi, Geoffrey D. Bothun, and Arijit Bose

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Phospholipid Bilayer Softening Due to Hydrophobic Gold Nanoparticle Inclusions, Saptarshi Chakraborty, Akram Abbasi, Geoffrey D. Bothun, Michihiro Nagao, and Christopher L. Kitchens

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An optical nanoreporter of endolysosomal lipid accumulation reveals enduring effects of diet on hepatic macrophages in vivo, Thomas V. Galassi, Prakrit V. Jena, Janki Shah, Geyou Ao, Elizabeth Molitor, Yaron Bram, Angela Frankel, Jiwoon Park, Jose Jessurun, Daniel S. Ory, Adriana Haimovitz-Friedman, Daniel Roxbury, Jeetain Mittal, Ming Zheng, Robert E. Schwartz, and Daniel A. Heller

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Surface Activity of Poly(ethylene glycol)-Coated Silver Nanoparticles in the Presence of a Lipid Monolayer, Nasim Ganji, Iftheker A. Khan, and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Dynamic optical response of SU-8 upon UV treatment, Alok Ghanekar, Matthew Ricci, Yanpei Tian, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng

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Strain-induced modulation of near-field radiative transfer, Alok Ghanekar, Matthew Ricci, Yanpei Tian, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng

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Near-field thermal rectification devices using phase change periodic nanostructure, Alok Ghanekar, Yanpei Tian, Matthew Ricci, Sinong Zhang, Otto Gregory, and Yi Zheng

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Behavior of Marine Bacteria in Clean Environment and Oil Spill Conditions, Michael P. Godfrin, Maswazi Sihlabela, Arijit Bose, and Anubhav Tripathi

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Hydrodynamic relaxations in dissipative particle dynamics, J. S. Hansen, Michael L. Greenfield, and Jeppe C. Dyre

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Design analysis of hybrid silicon-on-nothing photonic crystal-nanoantenna structures for engineering of midinfrared radiative properties, Devon Jensen, Jihwan Song, Dongchoul Kim, Jungchul Lee, Geofferey D. Bothun, Arijit Bose, and Keunhan Park

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ROSE bitumen: Mesoscopic model of bitumen and bituminous mixtures, Claire A. Lemarchand, Michael L. Greenfield, Jeppe C. Dyre, and J. S. Hansen

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Metabolic pathway analysis using a nash equilibrium approach, Angelo Lucia, Peter A. DiMaggio, and Diego Alonso-Martinez

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On the explicit use of enzyme-substrate reactions in metabolic pathway analysis, Angelo Lucia, Edward Thomas, and Peter A. DiMaggio

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DNA Sequence Mediates Apparent Length Distribution in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Mohammad Moein Safaee, Mitchell Gravely, Caroline Rocchio, Matthew Simmeth, and Daniel E. Roxbury

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Microstructural characteristics of surfactant assembly into a gel-like mesophase for application as an oil spill dispersant, Olasehinde Owoseni, Yueheng Zhang, Marzhana Omarova, Xin Li, Jyotsana Lal, Gary L. McPherson, Srinivasa R. Raghavan, Arijit Bose, and Vijay T. John

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Diffusion barrier coatings for CMC thermocouples, Kevin Rivera, Matt Ricci, and Otto Gregory

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Quantitative self-assembly prediction yields targeted nanomedicines, Yosi Shamay, Janki Shah, Mehtap Işlk, Aviram Mizrachi, Josef Leibold, Darjus F. Tschaharganeh, Daniel Roxbury, Januka Budhathoki-Uprety, Karla Nawaly, James L. Sugarman, Emily Baut, Michelle R. Neiman, Megan Dacek, Kripa S. Ganesh, Darren C. Johnson, Ramya Sridharan, Karen L. Chu, Vinagolu K. Rajasekhar, Scott W. Lowe, John D. Chodera, and Daniel A. Heller

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Advances in drug delivery related biosensors and medical devices, Jie Shen and Diane J. Burgess

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Understanding pore-level phenomena of n-alkanes at high pressures, Edward Thomas and Angelo Lucia

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A Review of Tunable Wavelength Selectivity of Metamaterials in Near-Field and Far-Field Radiative Thermal Transport, Yanpei Tian, Alok Ghanekar, Matt Ricci, Mikhail Hyde, Otto J. Gregory, and Yi Zheng

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A Magnetically Responsive Biomaterial System for Flexibly Regulating the Duration Between Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokine Deliveries, Anita E. Tolouei, Nihan Dügler, Rosa Ghatee, and Stephen Kennedy

Submissions from 2017

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Near-Infrared Responsive Gold-Layersome Nanoshells, Akram Abbasi, Keunhan Park, Arijit Bose, and Geoffrey D. Bothun

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Anionic and Cationic Silver Nanoparticle Binding Restructures Net-Anionic PC/PG Monolayers with Saturated or Unsaturated Lipids, G. D. Bothun, N. Ganji, I. A. Khan, A. Xi, and C. Bobba

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Development of Aerosol Phospholipid Microparticles for the Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension, Sarah Brousseau, Zimeng Wang, Sweta K. Gupta, and Samantha A. Meenach

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A Carbon Nanotube Optical Sensor Reports Nuclear Entry via a Noncanonical Pathway, Januka Budhathoki-Uprety, Rachel E. Langenbacher, Prakrit V. Jena, Daniel Roxbury, and Daniel A. Heller

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Single Nanotube Spectral Imaging To Determine Molar Concentrations of Isolated Carbon Nanotube Species, Thomas V. Galassi, Prakrit V. Jena, Daniel E. Roxbury, and Daniel A. Heller