Research Findings


Macromolecules of the cell: a polymer science viewpoint
Kozawa, Susan K., Wnek, Gary E.
Polymer International, November 4, 2020

Exploiting phase transitions in polymer bilayer actuators
Muff, Livius; Weder, Christoph
Advanced Intelligence Systems, 2020,2000177

An analysis of peristaltic locomotion for maximizing velocity or minimizing cost of transport of worm-like robots
Kandhari, Akhil; Chiel, Hillel; Quinn, Roger; Daltorio, Kathryn
Soft Robotics, August 25, 2020 (on-line prior to print publication)

Exploring Morphological Effects on the Mechanics of Blended Poly(lactic acid)/Poly(ε-caprolactone) Extruded Fibers Fabricated Using Multilayer Coextrusion
Van de Voorde, K.M.; Pokorski, J.K,;  Korley, L.T.J.
Macromolecules 2020, 53, 13, 5047–5055

Electrospinning of Cellulose Nanocrystal-Reinforced Polyurethane Fibrous Mats
Redondo, A.; Jang, D.; Korley, L.T.J.; Gunkel, I.; Steiner, U.
Polymers, 2020, 12, 1021

Mechanically Adaptive Implants Fabricated with poly(2-hydroxy-ethyl methacrylate-) based negative photoresists
Monney, B., Hess-Dunning, A., Gloth, P., Capadona, J.R., Weder, C.
J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, 8, 3014, 6309–6492

Surfactant -free Latex Nanocomposites Stabilized and Reinforced by Hydrophobically Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals
Zhang, Y., Yang, H., Naren, N., Rowan, S.J.
ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2020, 2, 6, 2291–2302

Highly Expandable Foam for Lithographic 3-D Printing
Wirth, D.M., Jaquez, A., Gandarilla, S., Hochberg, J.D., Church, D., Pokorski, J.
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 16, 19033–19043

Highly Cross-Linked, Physiologically Responsive, Mechanically Adaptive Polymer Networks Made by Photopolymerization
Monney, B., Dibble, A.G., Moatsou, D., Weder, C.,
ACS Omega 2020, 5, 6, 3090–3097

Combining Chemistry, Materials Science, Inspiration from Nature, and Serendipity to Develop Stimuli‐Responsive Polymeric Materials
Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C. Isr. J. Chem. 2020, 60, 100-107

Bio-mimetic Polymers
Bruns, Nico; Scheibel, Thomas (guest editors)
European Polymer Journal, Volume 122, 5 January 2020, 109370

Melt-Spun Nanocomposite Fibers Reinforced with Aligned Tunicate Nanocrystals
Redondo, Alexandre; Chatterjee, Sourav; Brodard, Pierre; Korley, LaShanda T.J.; Weder, Christoph; Gunkel, Ilja; Steiner, Ullrich,  Polymers, 2019, 11(12), 1912

Enhanced elasticity in poly(acrylic acid) gels via sunthesis in the presence of high concentrations of select salts
doi: 01.1039/C9SM01101C
Walker, A.; Vratsanos, M.; Kozawa, Susan; Askew, T.; Hemmendinger, K.; McGrail, B.; Bedford, N.; Wnek, G.,
Soft Matter, 2019,15, 7596-7604

Design and fabrication of a low-cost pilot-scale melt-processing system
doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2019.121802
Wirth, David M; Pokorski, Jonathan K.,
Polymer, 181 (2019) 121802

Turning in worm-like robots;  the geometry of slip elimination suggests nonperiodic waves
doi: 10.1089/soro.2018.0080
Kandhari, Akhil; Wang, Yifan; Chiel, Hillel J.; Daltorio, Kathryn A.
Soft Robotics, 2019, 6, 4, 560-577

Gradient supramolecular interactions and tunable mechanics in polychaete jaw inspired semi-interpenetrating networks
doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolmj.2019.04.015
Thompson, Chase B.; Chatterjee, Sourav; Korley, LaShanda T.J.
European Polymer Journal, 2019, 116, 201-209

Effect of processing conditions on the mechanical properties of bio-inspired mechanical gradient nanocomposites
doi: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.03.022
Zhang, Y.; Edelbrook, A.N.; Rowan, S.J.
European Polymer Journal, 2019, 115, 107-114

Design and actuation of a fabric-based worm-like robot
doi: 10.3390/biomimetics4010013
Kandhari, Akhil; Mehringer, Anna; Chiel, Hillel J.; Quinn, Roger D.; Daltorio, Kathryn A.
Biomimetics 2019, 4,1, 13

Distributed sensing for soft worm robot reduces slip for locomotion in confined environments
Kandhari, Akhil; Stover M; Dalleska, R; Chiel, Hillel J; Quinn, Roger D.; Kaltorio, Kathryn A.  In: Vouloutsi V. et al. (eds) Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Living Machines 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10928. Springer, Cham. pp.236-248

Body stiffness in orthogonal directions oppositely affects worm-like robot turning and straight-line locomotion
doi: 10.1088/1748-3190/aaa342
Kandhari, Akhil; Huang, Y; Daltorio Kathryn A; Quinn, Roger D,
Bioinspir. Biomim. 2018, 13, 026003

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