Research Findings

Publications

Macromolecules of the cell: a polymer science viewpoint
https://doi.org/10.1002/pi.6148
Kozawa, Susan K., Wnek, Gary E.
Polymer International, November 4, 2020

Exploiting phase transitions in polymer bilayer actuators
https://doi.org/10.1002/aisy.202000177
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
http://doi.org/10.1089/soro.2020.0021
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
doi.org/10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00289
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
doi.org/10.3390/polym12051021
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
doi.org/10.1039/D0TB00980F
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
doi.org/10.1021/acsapm.0c00263
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
doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c02683
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
doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b04336
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
doi.org/10.1002/ijch.201900098
Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C. Isr. J. Chem. 2020, 60, 100-107

Bio-mimetic Polymers
doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.109370
Bruns, Nico; Scheibel, Thomas (guest editors)
European Polymer Journal, Volume 122, 5 January 2020, 109370

Melt-Spun Nanocomposite Fibers Reinforced with Aligned Tunicate Nanocrystals
doi:10.3390/polym11121912
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
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-95972-6_25
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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