77. Thomas, J.A.; Hinton, Z.R.; Korley, L.T.J.; Peptide–Polyurea Hybrids: A Platform for Tunable, Thermally-Stable, and Injectable Hydrogels, Soft Matter, 2023, 19, 7912-7922

DOI: 10.1039/D3SM00780D

76. Jang, D.; Beckett, L.E.; Keum, J.; Korley, L.T.J.; Leveraging Peptide-Cellulose Interactions to Tailor the Hierarchy and Mechanics of Peptide-polymer Hybrids, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2023, 11, 5594-5606

DOI: 10.1039/d3tb00079f

75. Korley, L.T.J.; McNeil, A.J.; Coates, G.W.; Challenges and Opportunities in Sustainable Polymers, Accounts of Chemical Research, 202255(18), 2543-2544


74. Kim, D.; Hinton, Z.R.; Bai, P.; Korley, L.T.J.; Epps, T.H., III; Lobo, R.F.; Metathesis, Molecular Redistribution of Alkanes, and the Chemical Upgrading of Low-Density Polyethylene, Applied Catalysis B – Environmental, 2022, 318(5), 121873

DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2022.121873

73. Hinton, Z.R.; Kots, P.A.; Vlachos, D.G.; Soukaseum, M.; Epps, T.H., III; Korley, L.T.J. Antioxidant-Induced Catalyst Transformations in the Hydrocracking of Polyethylene WasteGreen Chemistry2022Invited Inside Journal Cover

DOI: 10.1039/D2GC02503E

72. Hinton, Z.R.; Talley, M.R; Kots, P.A.; Le, A.V.; Zhang, T.; Mackay, M.E.; Kunjapur, A.M; Bai, P.; Vlachos, D.G.; Watson, M.P.; Berg, M.C.; Epps, T.H., III; Korley, L.T.J. Innovations Toward the Valorization of Waste Plastics, Annual Review of Materials Research, 2022, 52:1, 249-280, Invited Article

DOI: 10.1146/annurev-matsci-081320-032344

71. Pandala, N.; LaScola, M.; Hinton, Z.R.; Korley, L.T.J.; Lavik, E. Finding the sweet spot: a library of hydrogels with tunable degradation for tissue model development; Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2022,10, 2194-2203

DOI: 10.1039/D1TB02436A

70. Redondo, A.; Mortensen, N.; Djeghdi, K.; Jang, D.; Ortuso, Roberto; Weder, C.; Korley, L.T.J.; Steiner, U.; Gunkel, I. Comparing percolation and alignment of cellulose nanocrystals for the reinforcement of polyurethane nanocomposites, ACS Applied Materials and Interface 2022, 14(5), 7270–7282

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c21656 

69. Epps, T.H., III; Korley, L.T.J.; Yan, T.; Beers, K.L.; Burt, T.M. Sustainability of Synthetic Plastics: Considerations in Materials Life-Cycle Management, JACS Au 20222, 1, 3-11

DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00191

68. Korley, L.T.J.; Ware, T.H. Introduction to Special Topic: Programmable liquid crystal elastomers. Journal of Applied Physics 2021, 130, 220401


67. Pandala, N.; LaScola, M.A.; Tang, Y.; Bieberich, M.; Korley, L.T.J.; Lavik, E. Screen printing tissue models using chemically. cross-linked hydrogel systems: a simple approach to efficiently make highly tunable matrices, ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering 2021, 7(11), 5007–5013.

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00902

66. Jang, D.; Thompson, C.B.; Chatterjee, S.; Korley, L.T.J. Engineering bio-inspired peptide–polyurea hybrids with thermo-responsive shape memory behaviour. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 2021, 6(12), 1003-1015.

DOI: 10.1039/D1ME00043H

65. Van de Voorde, K.M.; Korley L.T.J.;  Pokorski J.K. Confinement and Composition Effects on the Degradation Profile of Extruded PLA/PCL Nonwoven Fiber Blends. ACS Applied Polymer Materials 20213(8), 3878-3890.

DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.1c00454

64. Vance B.C.; Kots P.A.; Wang C.; Hinton Z.R.; Quinn C.M.; Epps, T.H.; Korley, L.T.J.; Vlachos D.G. Single pot catalyst strategy to branched products via adhesive isomerization and hydrocracking of polyethylene over platinum tungstated zirconia. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 2021, 299: 120483.

DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120483

63. Korley, L.T.J.; Epps, T.H.; Helms, B.A.; Ryan, A.J. Toward polymer upcycling—adding value and tackling circularity. Science 2021, 373(6550), 66-69.

DOI: 10.1126/science.abg4503

62. Amitrano, A.; Mahajan, J.S.; Korley, L.T.J.; Epps, T.H. Estrogenic activity of lignin-derivable alternatives to bisphenol A assessed via molecular docking simulations. RSC Advances 2021, 11(36), 22149-22158.

DOI: 10.1039/D1RA02170B

61. Beckett, L.E.; Lewis, J.T.; Tonge, T.K.; Korley, L.T.J. Enhancement of the Mechanical Properties of Hydrogels with Continuous Fibrous Reinforcement. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 20206(10), 5453–5473.

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00911

60. Mahajan, J.S.; O’Dea, R.M.; Norris, J.B.; Korley, L.T.J.; Epps, III, T.H. Aromatics from Lignocellulosic Biomass: A Platform for High-Performance Thermosets. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 20208(40), 15072–15096.

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.0c04817

59. Thompson, C.B.; Korley, L.T.J. 100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Engineering Supramolecular Materials for Responsive Applications—Design and Functionality. ACS Macro Lett. 20209(9), 1198–1216.

DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00418

58. Hore, M.J.A.; Korley, L.T.J.; Kumar, S.K. Introduction to Special Topic: Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles. Journal of Applied Physics 2020, 128, 030401. 


57. Redondo, A.; Jang, D.; Korley, L.T.J.; Gunkel, I.; Steiner, U. Electrospinning of Cellulose Nanocrystal-Reinforced Polyurethane Fibrous Mats. Polymers 2020, 12(5), 1021.


56. Van de Voorde, K.M.; Pokorski, J.K.;  Korley, L.T.J. Exploring morphological effects on the mechanics of blended PLA/PCL extruded fibers fabricated using multilayer coextrusion. Macromolecules 202053(13), 5047–5055.


55. Redondo, A.; Chatterjee, S.; Brodard, B.; Korley, L.T.J.; Weder, C.; Gunkel, I.; Steiner, U. Melt-Spun Nanocomposite Fibers Reinforced with Aligned Tunicate Nanocrystals. Polymers 2019, 11, 1912.


54. Brannum, M.T.; Auguste, A.D.; Donovan, B.R.; Godman, N.P.; Matavulj, V.M.; Steele, A.M.; Korley, L.T.J.; Wnek, G.E.; White, T.J. Deformation and Elastic Recovery of Acrylate-Based Liquid Crystalline Elastomers. Macromolecules 2019, 52(21), 8248-8255.


53. Wang, C.; Brown, G.; Burris, D.; Korley, L.T.J.; Epps, III, T. The Coating Architects: Manipulating Multi-Scale Structures in Polymer Coatings to Optimize Interfacial Properties. ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2019, 1(9), 2249-2266.

DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.9b00302 

52. Thompson, C.B.; Chatterjee, S.; Korley, L.T.J. Gradient Supramolecular Interactions and Tunable Mechanics in Polychaete Jaw Inspired Supramolecular Interpenetrating Networks. European Polymer Journal 2019,116, 201-209. 


51. Brannum, M.L.; Steele, A.B.; Venetos, M.C.; Korley, L.T.J.; Wnek, G.E.; White, T.J. Light Control with Liquid Crystalline Elastomers. Advanced Optical Materials 2019, 7(6), 1801683. 

DOI: 10.1002/adom.201801683 

50. Alexander, S. L. M.; Korley, L. T. J. Restricting molecular mobility in polymer nanocomposites with self-assembling low molecular weight gel additives. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 201810, 43040–43048.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b15112

49. Prévôt, M. E.; Andro, H.; Alexander, S.L.M.; Ustunel, S.; Zhu, C.; Nikolov, Z.; Rafferty, S. T.; Brannum, M.T.; Kinsel, B.; Korley, L.T.J.; Freeman, E.J.; McDonough, J.A.; Clements, R.J.; Hegmann, E. Liquid crystal elastomer foams with elastic properties specifically engineered as biodegradable brain tissue scaffolds. Soft Matter 2018, 14, 354 – 360. 

DOI: 10.1039/c7sm01949a 

48. Alexander, S. L. M.; Korley, L.T.J. Nucleation effects of high molecular weight polymer additives on low molecular weight gels. Invited Article, Polymer Journal 2018, 50, 775-786.

DOI: 10.1038/s41428-018-0076-0

47. Matolyak, L.E.; Thompson, C. B.; Li, B.; Keum, J.; Cowen, J.; Tomazin, R.; Korley, L.T.J. Secondary Structure Mediated Hierarchy and Mechanics in Polyurea-Peptide Hybrids. Biomacromolecules 2018, 19 (8), 3445–3455.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00762

46. Prévôt, M.E.; Bergquist, L. E.; Sharma, A.; Mori, T.; Gao, Y.; Bera, T.; Zhu, C.; Leslie, M.T.; R.; Korley, L.T.J.; Freeman, E.J.; McDonough, J. A.; Clements, R.J.; Hegmann, E. New developments in 3D liquid crystal elastomers scaffolds for tissue engineering: from physical template to responsive substrate. Proc. of SPIE 2017, 10361,103610T-11.

DOI: 10.1117/12.2275338

45. Matolyak, L.E.; Keum, J. K.; Van de Voorde, K.M.; Korley, L.T.J. Synthetic Approach to Tailored Physical Associations in Peptide-Polyurea/Polyurethane Hybrids. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 2017, 15, 7607-7617. 

DOI: 10.1039/c7ob01352c 

44. Alexander, S.L.M.; Ahmadmehrabi, S.; Korley, L.T.J. Programming Shape and Tailoring Transport: Advancing Hygromorphic Bilayers with Aligned Nanofibers. Soft Matter 2017, 13, 5589 – 5596.

DOI: 10.1039/C7SM00962C 

43. Jordan, A.M.; Kim, S.-E.; Van de Voorde, K.M.; Porkoski, J.; Korley, L.T.J. In Situ Fabrication of Fiber Reinforced Three-Dimensional Hydrogel Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering20173(8), 1869-1879.

DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00229

42. Alexander, S.L.M.; Matolyak, L.E.; Korley, L.T.J. Intelligent nanofiber composites: Dynamic communication between materials and their environment. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Invited Feature Article 2017,  302, 1700133.

DOI: 10.1002/mame.201700133

41. Thompson, C.B.; Korley, L.T.J. Harnessing Supramolecular and Peptidic Self-Assembly for the Construction of Reinforced Polymeric Tissue Scaffolds. Bioconjugate Chemistry (Invited Review) 201728 (5), 1325-1339.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.7b00115

40. Gu, T.; Kawamato, K.; Zhong, M.; Chen, M.; Hore, M.J.A.; Jordan, A.M.; Olsen, B.A.; Korley, L.T.J.; Johnson, J.A. Semi-batch monomer addition as a general method to tune and enhance the mechanics of polymer networks via loop defect control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2017114 (19), 4875-4880.

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1620985114

39. Kim, S.-E.; Jordan, A.M; Korley, L.T.J.; Porkoski, J. Drawing in poly (ε-caprolactone) Fibers: Tuning Mechanics, Fiber Dimensions and Surface-Modification for Biomedical Applications. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 20175,  4499-4506.

DOI: 10.0139/C7TB00096K

38. Chen, M.; Gu, Y.; Singh, A.; Zhong, M.; Jordan, A.M.; Biswas, S.; Korley, L.T.J.; Balazs, A.; Johnson, J. Living additive manufacturing: transformation of parent gels into diversely functionalized daughter gels made possible by visible light photo-redox catalysis. ACS Central Science, 20173(2), 124-134.

DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00335 

37. Alexander, Symone L.M.; Korley, L.T.J. Tunable hygromorphism: structural implications of low molecular weight gels and electrospun nanofibers in bilayer composites. Soft Matter2017,13, 283-291.

DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00749J 

36. Sharma, A.; Mori, T.; Mahnen, C.J.; Everson, H.R.; Leslie, M.T.; Nielsen, A.d.; Lussier, L.; Zhu, C.; Hegmann, T.; McDonough, T.; Freeman, E.J.; Korley, L.T.J.; Clements, R.J.; Hegmann, R.  Effects of structural variations on the cellular response and mechanical properties of biocompatible, biodegradable, and porous smectic liquid crystal elastomers. Macromolecular Bioscience 201717, 1600278.

DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201600278

35. Matolyak, L.; Keum, J.; Korley, L.T.J. Molecular Design: Network Architecture and Its Impact on the Organization and Mechanics of Peptide-Polyurea Hybrids. Biomacromolecules201617, 3931-3939.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.6b01309

34. Lenart, W.; Jang, K.-S.; Jordan, A.M.; Baer, E.; Korley, L.T.J. Mechanically Tunable Dual-Component Polyolefin Fiber Mats via Two-Dimensional Multilayer Coextrusion. Polymer2016103, 328-336.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.09.060

33. Jordan, A.M.; Viswanath, V.; Kim, S-E.; Porkoski, J.; Korley, L.T.J.  Processing and Surface Modification of Polymer Nanofibers for Biological Scaffolds: A Review. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, 4, 5958-5974.

DOI: 10.1039/c6tb01303a

32. Jang, K-S.; Korley, L.T.J. Phase diagrams of thermally-stable, polymer-dispersed liquid crystals: exploring the impact of chain length and chemical structure. Polymer Engineering and Science2016, 56(4), 388-393.

DOI: 10.1002/pen.24264 

31. Jordan, A.M.; Marotta, T.; Korley, L.T.J. Reducing Environmental Impact: Solvent and PEO Reclamation During Production of Melt-Extruded PCL Nanofibers. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 20153(11), 2994-3003.

DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b01019 

30. Wanasekara, N.D.; Matolyak, L.; Korley, L.T.J. Tunable Mechanics in Electrospun Composites via Hierarchical Organization. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 201547(41), 22970-22979.

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b06230

29. Monemian, S.; Korley, L.T.J. Exploring the Role of Supramolecular Associations in Mechanical Toughening of Interpenetrating Polymer Networks. Macromolecules, 201548(19) 7146-7155. 

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01752 

28. Jordan, A.M.; Korley, L.T.J. Toward a Tunable Fibrous Scaffold: Structural Development during Uniaxial Drawing of Coextruded Poly(caprolactone) Fibers.  Macromolecules, 201548 (8), 2614–2627. 

DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00370 

27. Sharma, A.; Neshat, A.; Mahnen, C.J.; Nielsen, A.d.; Snyder, J.; Stankovich, T.L.; Daum, B.G.; LaSpina, E.M.; Beltrano, G.; Li, S.;  Park, B.-W.; Clements, R.J.; Freeman, E.J.; Malcuit, C.; McDonough, J.A.; Korley, L.T.J.; Hegmann, T.;  Hegmann, E. Biocompatible, biodegradable and porous liquid crystal elastomer scaffolds for spatial cell cultures. Macromolecular Bioscience 2015,15, 200–214.

DOI: 10.1002/mabi.201400325 

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26. Johnson, J.C., Korley, L.T.J., Tsige, M. Coarse-Grained Modeling of Peptidic/PDMS Triblock Morphology.  The Journal of Physical Chemistry B2014, 118(47), 13718-13728.  

DOI: 10.1021/jp506553v. 

25. Monemian, S.; Jang, K-S.; Ghassemi, H.; Korley, L.T.J. Probing the interplay of ultraviolet crosslinking and non-covalent interactions in supramolecular elastomers. Macromolecules 201447(16), 5633-5642. 

DOI: 10.1021/ma501183a

24. Kim, S-E.; Wang, J.; Jordan, A.; Korley, L.T.J.; Baer, E.; Pokorski, J. Surface Modification of Melt Extruded Poly(ε-caprolactone) Nanofibers: Toward a New Scalable Biomaterial Scaffold. ACS MacroLetters 2014, 3(6), 585–589. 

DOI: 10.1021/mz500112d 

23. Jang, K-S.; Johnson, J.C.; Hegmann, T.; Hegmann, E.; Korley, L.T.J. Biphenyl-based Liquid Crystals for Elevated Temperature Processing with Polymers. Liquid Crystals 2014, 41(10), 1473-1482.

DOI: 10.1080/02678292.2014.926405 

22. Jordan, A.M.; Lenart, W.; Carr, J.; Baer, E.; Korley, L.T.J. Structural evolution during mechanical deformation in high-barrier PVDF-TFE/PET multilayer films using in-situ X-ray techniques. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 20146(6), 3987-3994.

DOI: 10.1021/am4053893 

 21. Wang, J.; Langhe, D.; Ponting, M.; Wnek, G.E.; Korley, L.T.J; Baer, E. Manufacturing of Polymer Continuous Nanofibers using a Novel Co-extrusion and Multiplication Technique. Polymer 2014, 55(2), 673-685.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.12.025 

20. Johnson, J.C.; Wanasekara, N.D.; Korley, L.T.J. Influence of secondary structure and hydrogen-bonding arrangement on the mechanical properties of peptidic-polyurea hybrids. J. Mater. Chem. B. 2014, 2, 2554-2561.

DOI: 10.1039/C3TB21476A0

19. Wojtecki, R.J.; Wu, Q.; Johnson, J.C.; Ray, D.E.; Korley, L.T.J; Rowan, S.J. Optimizing the formation of 2,6-bis(N-alkyl-benzimidazolyl)pyridine-containing [3]catenates through component design. Chemical Science 20134(12), 4440-4448. 

DOI: 10.1039/C3SC52082J 

18. Burt, T.M.; Monemian, S.; Jordan, A.M.; and Korley, L.T.J. Thin Film Confinement of Spherical Block Copolymers via Forced Assembly Co-extrusion. Soft Matter 20139(17), 4381-4385. 

DOI: 10.1039/C3SM27797F 

17. Wanasekara, N.W.; , Korley, L.T.J. Toward Tunable and Adaptable Polymer Nanocomposites. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 201351(7), 463-467.  

DOI: 10.1002/polb.23253

16. Burt, T.M.; Jordan, A.M.; and Korley, L.T.J. Investigating Interfacial Contributions on the Layer-thickness Dependent Mechanical Response of Confined Self-assembly via Forced Assembly. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 20139(17), 4381-4385.

DOI: 10.1002/macp.201200588

15. Wanasekara, N.W.; Stone, D.A.; Wnek, G.E., Korley, L.T.J. Stimuli-responsive and Mechanically-switchable Electrospun Composites. Macromolecules 201245(22), 9092–9099.

DOI: 10.1021/ma301896u 

14. Burt, T.M.; Jordan, A.M.; and Korley, L.T.J. Towards Anisotropic Materials via Forced Assembly Co-extrusion. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 20124(10), 5155–5161. 

DOI: 10.1021/am301072s

13. Johnson, J.C; Korley, L.T.J. Enhanced Mechanical Function with Nature’s Building Blocks: Amino Acids. Soft Matter 2012(45), 11431-11442.

DOI: 10.1039/C2SM26185E

12. Lai, C-Y.; Hiltner, A.; Baer, E.; Korley, L.T.J. The Deformation of Confined Poly(ethylene oxide) in Multilayer Films. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2012,  4 (4), 2218–2227.  

DOI: 10.1021/am300240r 

11.  Johnson, J.C.; Wanasekara, N.D.; Korley, L.T.J. Utilizing Peptidic Ordering in the Design of Hierarchical Polyurethane/ureas. Biomacromolecules 201213 (5), 1279–1286  

DOI: 10.1021/bm201800v

10. Stone, D.A.; Wanasekara, N.W.; Jones, D.;  Wheeler, N.R., Wilusz, E.; Zukas, W., Wnek, G.E., Korley, L.T.J. All-Organic, Stimuli-responsive Polymer Composites with Electrospun Fiber Fillers. ACS Macro Letters 20121, 80-83.   

DOI: 10.1021/mz200049v

9. Burt, T.M.; Keum, J.; Hiltner, A.; Baer, E. and Korley, L.T.J.  Confinement of Elastomeric Block Copolymers via Forced Assembly Co-extrusion. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 20123(12), 4804-4811.

DOI: 10.1021/am201297f

8. Stone, D.A.;Hsu, L.; Wheeler, N.R., Wilusz, E.; Zukas, W., Wnek, G.E., Korley, L.T.J. Mechanical Enhancement via Self-Assembled Nanostructures in Polymer Nanocomposites. Soft Matter 20117, 2449 – 2455.

DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01262A

7. Stone, D.A.; Korley, L.T.J. Bioinspired Polymeric Nanocomposites. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9217–9226. Cover    

DOI: 10.1021/ma101661p

6. Kamperman, M; Korley, L.T.J; Yau, B.; Johansen, K.M.; Joo, Y.L.; Wiesner, U. Nanomanufacturing of Continuous Composite Nanofibers with Confinement-induced Morphologies. Polymer Chemistry 20101, 1001-1004.   

DOI: 10.1039/C0PY00146E 

5. Ponting, M.; Abernathy, T.; Korley, L.T.J.; Hiltner, A.; Baer, E. Gradient Multilayer Films by Forced Assembly Coextrusion. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research (special contribution in honor of Don Paul’s 65th Birthday) 201049 (23), 12111–12118.   

DOI: 10.1021/ie100321h

4. Waletzko, R.S.; Korley, L.T.J.; Pate, B.D.; Thomas, E.L.; Hammond, P.T. Role of Increased Crystallinity in Deformation-Induced Structure of Segmented Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers with PEO- and PEO-PPO-PEO Soft Segments and HDI Hard Segments. Macromolecules200942, 2041–2053.

DOI: 10.1021/ma8022052 

3.  Korley, L.T.J.; Liff, S.M.; Kumar, N.; McKinley, G.H.; Hammond, P.T. Preferential Association of Segment Blocks in Polyurethane Nanocomposites. Macromolecules 2006, 39(20), 7030-7036.   

DOI: 10.1021/ma061383

2. Korley, L.T.J.; Pate, B.D.; Thomas, E.L.; Hammond, P.T. Effect of the Degree of Soft and Hard Segment Ordering on the Morphology and Mechanical Behavior of Semicrystalline Segmented Polyurethanes. Polymer 2006, 47(9), 3073-3082.

DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.02.093 

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