Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Harvard MRSEC Publications, 2016 (DMR-1420570)

IRG 1: Mechanics of Soft Materials under Large Deformation

  1. Primary MRSEC support (IRG1)
    1. Wang, X., S.A. Koehler, J.N. Wilking, N.N. Sinha, M.T. Cabeen, S. Srinivasan, A. Seminara, S. Rubinstein, Q. Sun, M.P. Brenner, and D.A. Weitz, "Probing phenotypic growth in expanding Bacillus subtilis biofilms," Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 100 (10), 4607-4615 (2016).
    2. Yamaguchi, T., Y. Sawae, and S.M. Rubinstein, "Effects of loading angles on stick-slip dynamics of soft sliders," Extreme Mechanics Letters 9, 331-335 (2016).
    3. Brassart, L., Q. Liu, and Z. Suo, "Shear, dilation, and swap: Mixing in the limit of fast diffusion," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 96, 48-64 (2016).
    4. Illeperuma, W.R.K., P. Rothemund, Z. Suo, and J.J. Vlassak, "Fire-resistant hydrogel-fabric laminates: A simple concept that may save lives," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (3), 2071-2077 (2016).
    5. Tang, J., J. Li, J.J. Vlassak, and Z. Suo, "Adhesion between highly stretchable materials," Soft Matter 12 (4), 1093-1099 (2016).
  2. Partial MRSEC support (IRG1)
    1. Jeon, I., J. Cui, W.R.K. Illeperuma, J. Aizenberg, and J.J. Vlassak, "Extremely stretchable and fast self-healing hydrogels," Advanced Materials 28 (23), 4678-4683 (2016).
    2. Park, K.-C., P. Kim, A. Grinthal, N. He, D. Fox, J.C. Weaver, and J. Aizenberg, "Condensation on slippery asymmetric bumps," Nature 531 (7592), 78-82 (2016).
    3. Sunny, S., G. Cheng, D. Daniel, P. Lo, S. Ochoa, C. Howell, N. Vogel, A. Majid, and J. Aizenberg, "Transparent antifouling material for improved operative field visibility in endoscopy," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (42), 11676-11681 (2016).
    4. Marbach, S., K. Alim, N. Andrew, A. Pringle, and M.P. Brenner, "Pruning to increase Taylor dispersion in physarum polycephalum networks," Physical Review Letters 117 (17), 178103 (2016).
    5. Zwicker, D., A. Murugan, and M.P. Brenner, "Receptor arrays optimized for natural odor statistics," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (20), 5570-5575 (2016).
    6. Jensen, K.H., K. Berg-Sørensen, H. Bruus, N.M. Holbrook, J. Liesche, A. Schulz, M.A. Zwieniecki, and T. Bohr, "Sap flow and sugar transport in plants," Reviews of Modern Physics 88 (3), 035007 (2016).
    7. Carlson, A. and L. Mahadevan, "Similarity and singularity in adhesive elastohydrodynamic touchdown," Physics of Fluids 28 (1), 011702 (2016).
    8. Chung, J.Y., I. Regev, and L. Mahadevan, "Spontaneous exfoliation of a drying gel," Soft Matter 12 (37), 7855-7862 (2016).
    9. Saintyves, B., T. Jules, T. Salez, and L. Mahadevan, "Self-sustained lift and low friction via soft lubrication," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (21), 5847-5849 (2016).
    10. Wei, Z. and L. Mahadevan, "A geometric model for the periodic undulation of a confined adhesive crack," Soft Matter 12 (6), 1778-1782 (2016).
    11. Xu, B.B., Q. Liu, Z. Suo, and R.C. Hayward, "Reversible electrochemically triggered delamination blistering of hydrogel films on micropatterned electrodes," Advanced Functional Materials 26 (19), 3218-3225 (2016).

IRG 2: Digital Assembly of Soft Materials

  1. Primary MRSEC support (IRG2)
    1. Hu, Y., You, J.-O., and J. Aizenberg, "Micropatterned hydrogel surface with high-aspect-ratio features for cell guidance and tissue growth," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (34), 21939-21945 (2016).
    2. Phillips, K.R., G.T. England, S. Sunny, E. Shirman, T. Shirman, N. Vogel, and J. Aizenberg, "A colloidoscope of colloid-based porous materials and their uses," Chemical Society Reviews 45 (2), 281-322 (2016).
    3. Amstad, E., M. Chemama, M. Eggersdorfer, L.R. Arriaga, M.P. Brenner, and D.A. Weitz, "Robust scalable high throughput production of monodisperse drops," Lab on a Chip 16 (21), 4163-4172 (2016).
    4. Gladman, Sydney A., E.A. Matsumoto, R.G. Nuzzo, L. Mahadevan, and J.A. Lewis, "Biomimetic 4D printing," Nature Materials 15, 413-418 (2016).
    5. Wang, A., R.F. Garmann, and V.N. Manoharan, "Tracking E. coli runs and tumbles with scattering solutions and digital holographic microscopy," Optics Express 24 (21), 23719-23725 (2016).
    6. Wang, A., R. McGorty, D.M. Kaz, and V.N. Manoharan, "Contact-line pinning controls how quickly colloidal particles equilibrate with liquid interfaces," Soft Matter 12 (43), 8958-8967 (2016).
    7. Beller, D.A. and D.R. Nelson, "Plastic deformation of tubular crystals by dislocation glide," Physical Review E 94 (3), 033004 (2016).
    8. Amstad, E., F. Spaepen, and D.A. Weitz, "Stabilization of the amorphous structure of spray-dried drug nanoparticles," The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120 (34), 9161-9165 (2016).
    9. Massenburg, S.S., E. Amstad, and D.A. Weitz, "Clogging in parallelized tapered microfluidic channels," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 20 (6), 1-5 (2016).
  2. Partial MRSEC support (IRG2)
    1. Huntley, M.H., A. Murugan, and M.P. Brenner, "Information capacity of specific interactions," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (21), 5841-5846 (2016).
    2. Perkinson, J.C., M.J. Aziz, M.P. Brenner, and M. Holmes-Cerfon, "Designing steep, sharp patterns on uniformly ion-bombarded surfaces," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (41), 11425-11430 (2016).
    3. Tanaka, H., Z. Zeravcic, and M.P. Brenner, "Mutation at expanding front of self-replicating colloidal clusters," Physical Review Letters 117 (23), 238004 (2016).
    4. Goldfain, A.M., R.F. Garmann, Y. Jin, Y. Lahini, and V.N. Manoharan, "Dynamic measurements of the position, orientation, and DNA content of individual unlabeled bacteriophages," The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 120 (26), 6130-6138 (2016).
    5. Perry, R.W. and V.N. Manoharan, "Segregation of 'isotope' particles within colloidal molecules," Soft Matter 12 (11), 2868-2876 (2016).
    6. Rahmani, A.M., A. Wang, V.N. Manoharan, and C.E. Colosqui, "Colloidal particle adsorption at liquid interfaces: Capillary driven dynamics and thermally activated kinetics," Soft Matter 12 (30), 6365-6372 (2016).
    7. Zhang, L., L.-H. Cai, P.S. Lienemann, T. Rossow, I. Polenz, Q. Vallmajo-Martin, M. Ehrbar, H. Na, D.J. Mooney, and D.A. Weitz, "One-step microfluidic fabrication of polyelectrolyte microcapsules in aqueous conditions for protein release," Angewandte Chemie 128 (43), 13668-13672 (2016).
    8. Chen, Q., S. Utech, D. Chen, R. Prodanovic, J.-M. Lin, and D.A. Weitz, "Controlled assembly of heterotypic cells in a core-shell scaffold: Organ in a droplet," Lab on a Chip 16 (8), 1346-1349 (2016).
    9. Choi, C.H., H. Lee, A. Abbaspourrad, J.H. Kim, J. Fan, M. Caggioni, C. Wesner, T. Zhu, and D.A. Weitz, "Triple emulsion drops with an ultrathin water layer: High encapsulation efficiency and enhanced cargo retention in microcapsules," Advanced Materials 28 (17), 3340-3344 (2016).
    10. do Nascimento, D.F., L.R. Arriaga, M. Eggersdorfer, R. Ziblat, M.d.F.V. Marques, F. Reynaud, S.A. Koehler, and D.A. Weitz, "Microfluidic fabrication of pluronic vesicles with controlled permeability," Langmuir 32 (21), 5350-5355 (2016).
    11. Lee, H., C.H. Choi, A. Abbaspourrad, C. Wesner, M. Caggioni, T. Zhu, and D.A. Weitz, "Encapsulation and enhanced retention of fragrance in polymer microcapsules," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 4007-4013 (2016).
    12. Ofner, A., D.G. Moore, P.A. Rühs, P. Schwendimann, M. Eggersdorfer, E. Amstad, D.A. Weitz, and A.R. Studart, "High-throughput step emulsification for the production of functional materials using a glass microfluidic device," Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 218 (2), 1600472 (2016).
    13. Xu, Z., X. Huang, P. Wang, H. Wang, and D.A. Weitz, "Optimization and development of a universal flow-based microfluidic gradient generator," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 20 (6), 1-10 (2016).

IRG 3: Controlling and Using Instabilities in Soft, Elastic Materials: Melded-Function, Non-Linear, Devices

  1. Primary MRSEC support (IRG3)
    1. Yang, D., L. Jin, R.V. Martinez, K. Bertoldi, G.M. Whitesides, and Z. Suo, "Phase-transforming and switchable metamaterials," Extreme Mechanics Letters 6, 1-9 (2016).
    2. Huang, J., J. Yang, L. Jin, D.R. Clarke, and Z. Suo, "Pattern formation in plastic liquid films on elastomers by ratcheting," Soft Matter 12 (16), 3820-3827 (2016).
    3. Raney, J.R., N. Nadkarni, C. Daraio, D.M. Kochmann, J.A. Lewis, and K. Bertoldi, "Stable propagation of mechanical signals in soft media using stored elastic energy," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (35), 9722-9727 (2016).
    4. Overvelde, J.T.B., T.A. de Jong, Y. Shevchenko, S.A. Becerra, G.M. Whitesides, J.C. Weaver, C. Hoberman, and K. Bertoldi, "A three-dimensional actuated origami-inspired transformable metamaterial with multiple degrees of freedom," Nature Communications 7, 10929 (2016).
    5. Wehner, M., R.L. Truby, D.J. Fitzgerald, B. Mosadegh, G.M. Whitesides, J.A. Lewis, and R.J. Wood, "An integrated design and fabrication strategy for entirely soft, autonomous robots," Nature 536 (7617), 451-455 (2016).
    6. Duduta, M., R.J. Wood, and D.R. Clarke, "Multilayer dielectric elastomers for fast, programmable actuation without prestretch," Advanced Materials 28 (36), 8058-8063 (2016).
  2. Partial MRSEC support (IRG3)
    1. Babaee, S., J.T.B. Overvelde, E.R. Chen, V. Tournat, and K. Bertoldi, "Reconfigurable origami-inspired acoustic waveguides," Science Advances 2 (11), e1601019 (2016).
    2. Babaee, S., N. Viard, P. Wang, N.X. Fang, and K. Bertoldi, "Harnessing deformation to switch on and off the propagation of sound," Advanced Materials 28 (8), 1631-1635 (2016).
    3. Javid, F., J. Liu, J. Shim, J.C. Weaver, A. Shanian, and K. Bertoldi, "Mechanics of instability-induced pattern transformations in elastomeric porous cylinders," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 96, 1-17 (2016).
    4. Javid, F., P. Wang, A. Shanian, and K. Bertoldi, "Architected materials with ultra-low porosity for vibration control," Advanced Materials 28 (20), 5943-5948 (2016).
    5. Liu, J., T. Gu, S. Shan, S.H. Kang, J.C. Weaver, and K. Bertoldi, "Harnessing buckling to design architected materials that exhibit effective negative swelling," Advanced Materials 28 (31), 6619-6624 (2016).
    6. Overvelde, J.T.B., D.M.J. Dykstra, R. de Rooij, J. Weaver, and K. Bertoldi, "Tensile instability in a thick elastic body," Physical Review Letters 117 (9), 094301 (2016).
    7. Taylor, M., I. Gözen, S. Patel, A. Jesorka, and K. Bertoldi, "Peridynamic modeling of ruptures in biomembranes," PLOS ONE 11 (11), e0165947 (2016).
    8. Zárate, Y., S. Babaee, S.H. Kang, D.N. Neshev, I.V. Shadrivov, K. Bertoldi, and D.A. Powell, "Elastic metamaterials for tuning circular polarization of electromagnetic waves," Scientific Reports 6, 28273 (2016).
    9. Shian, S. and D.R. Clarke, "Electrical tunable window device," Optics Letters 41 (6), 1289-1292 (2016).
    10. Shian, S. and D.R. Clarke, "Electrically-tunable surface deformation of a soft elastomer," Soft Matter 12 (13), 3137-3141 (2016).
    11. Capulli, A.K., L.A. MacQueen, B.B. O'Connor, S. Dauth, and K.K. Parker, "Acute pergolide exposure stiffens engineered valve interstitial cell tissues and reduces contractility in vitro," Cardiovascular Pathology 25 (4), 316-324 (2016).
    12. Capulli, A.K., L.A. MacQueen, S.P. Sheehy, and K.K. Parker, "Fibrous scaffolds for building hearts and heart parts," Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 96, 83-102 (2016).
    13. Kujala, V.J., F.S. Pasqualini, J.A. Goss, J.C. Nawroth, and K.K. Parker, "Laminar ventricular myocardium on a microelectrode array-based chip," Journal of Materials Chemistry B 4 (20), 3534-3543 (2016).
    14. Dudte, L.H., E. Vouga, T. Tachi, and L. Mahadevan, "Programming curvature using origami tessellations," Nature Materials 15, 583-588 (2016).
    15. Park, S.J., M. Gazzola, K.S. Park, S. Park, V. Di Santo, E.L. Blevins, J.U. Lind, P.H. Campbell, S. Dauth, A.K. Capulli, F.S. Pasqualini, S. Ahn, A. Cho, H. Yuan, B.M. Maoz, R. Vijaykumar, J.-W. Choi, K. Deisseroth, G.V. Lauder, L. Mahadevan, and K.K. Parker, "Phototactic guidance of a tissue-engineered soft-robotic ray," Science 353 (6295), 158-162 (2016).
    16. Yang, C.H., B. Chen, J. Zhou, Y.M. Chen, and Z. Suo, "Electroluminescence of giant stretchability," Advanced Materials 28 (22), 4480-4484 (2016).
    17. Gonidec, M., M.M. Hamedi, A. Nemiroski, L.M. Rubio, C. Torres, and G.M. Whitesides, "Fabrication of nonperiodic metasurfaces by microlens projection lithography," Nano Letters 16 (7), 4125-4132 (2016).
    18. Hamedi, M.M., V.E. Campbell, P. Rothemund, F. Güder, D.C. Christodouleas, J.F. Bloch, and G.M. Whitesides, "Electrically activated paper actuators," Advanced Functional Materials 26 (15), 2446-2453 (2016).


  1. Primary MRSEC support (Seed)

    There were no primary supported Seed publications citing the Harvard MRSEC (DMR-1420570) during 2016.

  2. Partial MRSEC support (Seed)
    1. Lee, D., B. Zhao, E. Perim, H. Zhang, P. Gong, Y. Gao, Y. Liu, C. Toher, S. Curtarolo, J. Schroers, and J.J. Vlassak, "Crystallization behavior upon heating and cooling in Cu50Zr50 metallic glass thin films," Acta Materialia 121, 68-77 (2016).
    2. Perim, E., D. Lee, Y. Liu, C. Toher, P. Gong, Y. Li, W.N. Simmons, O. Levy, J.J. Vlassak, and J. Schroers, "Spectral descriptors for bulk metallic glasses based on the thermodynamics of competing crystalline phases," Nature Communications 7 (12315), (2016).

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