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Life in the dark: far-red absorbing cyanobacteria extend photic zones deep into terrestrial caves.

Environ Microbiol 2020 Mar 9;22(3):952-963. Epub 2019 Sep 9.

Department of Biology, University of Akron, Akron, OH, 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14774DOI Listing
March 2020

Digital hyperextension has no influence on the active self-drying of gecko adhesive subdigital pads.

J Exp Zool A Ecol Integr Physiol 2020 Feb 19;333(2):118-125. Epub 2019 Nov 19.

Gecko Adhesion Research Group, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jez.2332DOI Listing
February 2020

Thin Plasma-Polymerized Coatings as a Primer with Polyurethane Topcoat for Improved Corrosion Resistance.

Langmuir 2020 Feb 27;36(4):837-843. Epub 2020 Jan 27.

Department of Polymer Science , The University of Akron , 170 University Circle , Akron , Ohio 44325-3909 , United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02589DOI Listing
February 2020

Structure and Dynamics of Nanoconfined Water Between Surfactant Monolayers.

Langmuir 2020 Jan 26;36(1):447-455. Epub 2019 Dec 26.

Biological Physics and Soft Matter Group, Department of Physics , King's College London , London WC2R 2LS , United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b03130DOI Listing
January 2020

The moth specialist spider uses prey scales to increase adhesion.

J R Soc Interface 2020 Jan 29;17(162):20190792. Epub 2020 Jan 29.

Department of Biology and Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0792DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7014792PMC
January 2020

Mechanism of UVA Degradation of Synthetic Eumelanin.

Biomacromolecules 2019 Dec 25;20(12):4593-4601. Epub 2019 Nov 25.

Department of Polymer Science , The University of Akron , Akron , Ohio 44325 , United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.9b01433DOI Listing
December 2019

Linking energy loss in soft adhesion to surface roughness.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2019 12 26;116(51):25484-25490. Epub 2019 Nov 26.

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261;

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1913126116DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6925979PMC
December 2019

Competition between delamination and tearing in multiple peeling problems.

J R Soc Interface 2019 Nov 27;16(160):20190388. Epub 2019 Nov 27.

Laboratory of Bio-Inspired and Graphene Nanomechanics, Department of Civil, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering, Università di Trento, via Mesiano, 77, I-38123 Trento, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0388DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6893497PMC
November 2019

Going Out on a Limb: How Investigation of the Anoline Adhesive System Can Enhance Our Understanding of Fibrillar Adhesion.

Integr Comp Biol 2019 07;59(1):61-69

Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3908, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz012DOI Listing
July 2019

A Physical Model Approach to Gecko Adhesion Opportunity and Constraint: How Rough Could It Be?

Integr Comp Biol 2019 07;59(1):203-213

Integrated Bioscience Program, Department of Biology, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icz029DOI Listing
July 2019

Viscosity Attunes the Adhesion of Bioinspired Low Modulus Polyester Adhesive Sealants to Wet Tissues.

Biomacromolecules 2019 Jul 18;20(7):2577-2586. Epub 2019 Jun 18.

Department of Polymer Science , The University of Akron , Akron , Ohio 44325 , United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00383DOI Listing
July 2019

Developing Noniridescent Structural Color on Flexible Substrates with High Bending Resistance.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2019 Jun 29;11(23):21159-21165. Epub 2019 May 29.

Department of Polymer Science , The University of Akron , Akron , Ohio 44325 , United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b04560DOI Listing
June 2019

Comparative and functional analysis of the digital mucus glands and secretions of tree frogs.

Front Zool 2019 13;16:19. Epub 2019 Jun 13.

1Experimental Zoology Group, Department of Animal Sciences, Wageningen University & Research, De Elst 1, Wageningen, 6708 WD The Netherlands.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12983-019-0315-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6563374PMC
June 2019

Crystallinelike Ordering of Confined Liquids at the Moving Contact Line.

Phys Rev Lett 2019 Mar;122(12):128004

The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.128004DOI Listing
March 2019

Spectroscopic evidence for acid-base interaction driven interfacial segregation.

Phys Chem Chem Phys 2019 Jan;21(5):2513-2518

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c8cp06963hDOI Listing
January 2019

Direct Observation of the Interplay of Catechol Binding and Polymer Hydrophobicity in a Mussel-Inspired Elastomeric Adhesive.

ACS Cent Sci 2018 Oct 9;4(10):1420-1429. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acscentsci.8b00526DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6202650PMC
October 2018

In Situ Nanoscale Characterization of Water Penetration through Plasma Polymerized Coatings.

Langmuir 2018 08 6;34(33):9634-9644. Epub 2018 Aug 6.

X-ray Science Division , Argonne National Laboratory , Argonne , Illinois 60439 , United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01646DOI Listing
August 2018

Role of Hygroscopic Low Molecular Mass Compounds in Humidity Responsive Adhesion of Spider's Capture Silk.

Biomacromolecules 2018 07 27;19(7):3048-3057. Epub 2018 Jun 27.

Department of Polymer Science , The University of Akron , Akron , Ohio 44325-3909 , United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00602DOI Listing
July 2018

Silk structure rather than tensile mechanics explains web performance in the moth-specialized spider, Cyrtarachne.

J Exp Zool A Ecol Integr Physiol 2018 Jul 10. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Department of Biology, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jez.2212DOI Listing
July 2018

Hygroscopic compounds in spider aggregate glue remove interfacial water to maintain adhesion in humid conditions.

Nat Commun 2018 05 22;9(1):1890. Epub 2018 May 22.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04263-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5964112PMC
May 2018

Interstitial Water Enhances Sliding Friction.

Langmuir 2018 04 20;34(13):4084-4094. Epub 2018 Mar 20.

Department of Polymer Science , The University of Akron , Akron , Ohio 44325-3909 , United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00100DOI Listing
April 2018

Tuning orb spider glycoprotein glue performance to habitat humidity.

J Exp Biol 2018 03 26;221(Pt 6). Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Department of Biology, Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.161539DOI Listing
March 2018

Hydrogen bond directed surface dynamics at tactic poly(methyl methacrylate)/water interface.

Soft Matter 2017 Nov;13(45):8556-8564

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c7sm01959aDOI Listing
November 2017

Continuous production of polymer nanoparticles using a membrane-based flow cell.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2017 Sep 17;501:150-155. Epub 2017 Apr 17.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2017.04.044DOI Listing
September 2017

Bioinspired bright noniridescent photonic melanin supraballs.

Sci Adv 2017 09 15;3(9):e1701151. Epub 2017 Sep 15.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1701151DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5600532PMC
September 2017

Insight on Structure of Water and Ice Next to Graphene Using Surface-Sensitive Spectroscopy.

ACS Nano 2017 05 2;11(5):4899-4906. Epub 2017 May 2.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.7b01499DOI Listing
May 2017

Adhesion modulation using glue droplet spreading in spider capture silk.

J R Soc Interface 2017 05;14(130)

Department of Polymer Science, Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2017.0228DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5454309PMC
May 2017

Influence of substrate modulus on gecko adhesion.

Sci Rep 2017 03 13;7:43647. Epub 2017 Mar 13.

University of Akron, Department of Polymer Science, Akron, OH, 44235 USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep43647DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5347379PMC
March 2017

Delaying Frost Formation by Controlling Surface Chemistry of Carbon Nanotube-Coated Steel Surfaces.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2017 Feb 8;9(7):6512-6519. Epub 2017 Feb 8.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b11531DOI Listing
February 2017

Scaling down for a broader understanding of underwater adhesives - a case for the Caulobacter crescentus holdfast.

Soft Matter 2016 Nov;12(45):9132-9141

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6sm02163hDOI Listing
November 2016

Superhydrophobicity of the gecko toe pad: biological optimization versus laboratory maximization.

Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci 2016 Aug;374(2073)

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2016.0184DOI Listing
August 2016

Ice-like water supports hydration forces and eases sliding friction.

Sci Adv 2016 08 26;2(8):e1600763. Epub 2016 Aug 26.

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1600763DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5001812PMC
August 2016

Effect of Surface Energy on Freezing Temperature of Water.

ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2016 Jul 1;8(27):17583-90. Epub 2016 Jul 1.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b02094DOI Listing
July 2016

Gecko Adhesion on Wet and Dry Patterned Substrates.

PLoS One 2015 22;10(12):e0145756. Epub 2015 Dec 22.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0145756PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4687937PMC
June 2016

Sticking to the story: outstanding challenges in gecko-inspired adhesives.

J Exp Biol 2016 Apr;219(Pt 7):912-9

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.080085DOI Listing
April 2016

Interfacial Water at Polyurethane-Sapphire Interface.

Langmuir 2015 Nov 2;31(45):12401-7. Epub 2015 Nov 2.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b03263DOI Listing
November 2015

Spiders Tune Glue Viscosity to Maximize Adhesion.

ACS Nano 2015 Nov 2;9(11):11472-8. Epub 2015 Nov 2.

Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech , Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b05658DOI Listing
November 2015

Composition and Function of Spider Glues Maintained During the Evolution of Cobwebs.

Biomacromolecules 2015 Oct 10;16(10):3373-80. Epub 2015 Sep 10.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.biomac.5b01040DOI Listing
October 2015

Thermal Behavior of Long-Chain Alcohols on Sapphire Substrate.

Langmuir 2015 Jun 2;31(23):6306-13. Epub 2015 Jun 2.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01330DOI Listing
June 2015

Bio-Inspired Structural Colors Produced via Self-Assembly of Synthetic Melanin Nanoparticles.

ACS Nano 2015 May 12;9(5):5454-60. Epub 2015 May 12.

†Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b01298DOI Listing
May 2015

Self-drying: a gecko's innate ability to remove water from wet toe pads.

PLoS One 2014 23;9(7):e101885. Epub 2014 Jul 23.

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America.

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http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0101885PLOS
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4108337PMC
April 2015

NMR spectroscopy reveals the presence and association of lipids and keratin in adhesive gecko setae.

Sci Rep 2015 Apr 22;5:9594. Epub 2015 Apr 22.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep09594DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5386106PMC
April 2015

Consequences of water between two hydrophobic surfaces on adhesion and wetting.

Langmuir 2015 Mar 20;31(8):2398-406. Epub 2015 Feb 20.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la504564wDOI Listing
March 2015

Ubiquitous distribution of salts and proteins in spider glue enhances spider silk adhesion.

Sci Rep 2015 Mar 12;5:9030. Epub 2015 Mar 12.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep09030DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4357010PMC
March 2015

Adhesion properties of catechol-based biodegradable amino acid-based poly(ester urea) copolymers inspired from mussel proteins.

Biomacromolecules 2015 Jan 26;16(1):266-74. Epub 2014 Nov 26.

Departments of †Polymer Science and ‡Biomedical Engineering, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm501456gDOI Listing
January 2015

Adsorption and viscoelastic analysis of polyelectrolyte-surfactant complexes on charged hydrophilic surfaces.

Langmuir 2015 Jan 15;31(3):1026-37. Epub 2015 Jan 15.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/la5043052
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January 2015

Reduction of water surface tension significantly impacts gecko adhesion underwater.

Integr Comp Biol 2014 Dec 17;54(6):1026-33. Epub 2014 Jun 17.

*Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA; Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icb/icu066DOI Listing
December 2014

Molecular structure of poly(methyl methacrylate) surface II: Effect of stereoregularity examined through all-atom molecular dynamics.

Langmuir 2014 Nov 24;30(43):12775-85. Epub 2014 Oct 24.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la5023328DOI Listing
November 2014

The effect of a solid surface on the segregation and melting of salt hydrates.

J Am Chem Soc 2014 Oct 14;136(42):14811-20. Epub 2014 Oct 14.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja5067866DOI Listing
October 2014

The role of surface chemistry in adhesion and wetting of gecko toe pads.

Sci Rep 2014 Oct 17;4:6643. Epub 2014 Oct 17.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep06643DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4200409PMC
October 2014

Direct solvation of glycoproteins by salts in spider silk glues enhances adhesion and helps to explain the evolution of modern spider orb webs.

Biomacromolecules 2014 Apr 11;15(4):1225-32. Epub 2014 Mar 11.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bm401800yDOI Listing
April 2014

Interfacial segregation in polymer blends driven by acid-base interactions.

Langmuir 2013 Dec 11;29(51):15727-31. Epub 2013 Dec 11.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la403418hDOI Listing
December 2013

Melting of linear alkanes between swollen elastomers and solid substrates.

Langmuir 2013 Oct 17;29(39):12168-75. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron , Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la402884gDOI Listing
October 2013

Changes in the adhesive properties of spider aggregate glue during the evolution of cobwebs.

Sci Rep 2011 21;1:41. Epub 2011 Jul 21.

Department of Polymer Science, Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep00041DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3216528PMC
August 2013

Freezing and melting of salt hydrates next to solid surfaces probed by infrared-visible sum frequency generation spectroscopy.

J Am Chem Soc 2013 Jun 29;135(23):8496-9. Epub 2013 May 29.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja403437cDOI Listing
June 2013

Influence of substrate elasticity on droplet impact dynamics.

Langmuir 2013 Apr 26;29(14):4520-4. Epub 2013 Mar 26.

General Electric Global Research, Niskayuna, New York 12309, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la304767tDOI Listing
April 2013

Surface wettability plays a significant role in gecko adhesion underwater.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2013 Apr 1;110(16):6340-5. Epub 2013 Apr 1.

Integrated Bioscience Program, and Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1219317110DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3631644PMC
April 2013

Cobweb-weaving spiders produce different attachment discs for locomotion and prey capture.

Nat Commun 2012 ;3:1106

Department of Polymer Science, Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms2099DOI Listing
February 2013

Freezing of water next to solid surfaces probed by infrared-visible sum frequency generation spectroscopy.

J Am Chem Soc 2013 Feb 6;135(7):2734-40. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja311648qDOI Listing
February 2013

Dynamic Monte Carlo modeling of exciton dissociation in organic donor-acceptor solar cells.

J Chem Phys 2012 Jul;137(1):014903

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4731698DOI Listing
July 2012

Interfacial properties of free-standing poly(3-hexylthiophene) films.

J Chem Phys 2012 Jul;137(4):044703

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4736571DOI Listing
July 2012

Contact of oil with solid surfaces in aqueous media probed using sum frequency generation spectroscopy.

Langmuir 2012 Feb 25;28(5):2567-73. Epub 2012 Jan 25.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la203228tDOI Listing
February 2012

Dynamics of ice nucleation on water repellent surfaces.

Langmuir 2012 Feb 30;28(6):3180-6. Epub 2012 Jan 30.

General Electric Global Research, Niskayuna, New York 12309, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la2045256DOI Listing
February 2012

Spider silk inspired functional microthreads.

Langmuir 2012 Jan 20;28(4):2206-10. Epub 2011 Dec 20.

Department of Polymer Science, Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la203275xDOI Listing
January 2012

Carbon nanotube-based robust steamphobic surfaces.

Langmuir 2011 Dec 22;27(24):14726-31. Epub 2011 Nov 22.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la2041168DOI Listing
December 2011

Direct measurement of acid-base interaction energy at solid interfaces.

Langmuir 2010 Dec 8;26(23):17804-7. Epub 2010 Nov 8.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la103591fDOI Listing
December 2010

Cooperative adhesion and friction of compliant nanohairs.

Nano Lett 2010 Nov 12;10(11):4509-13. Epub 2010 Oct 12.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, United States.

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http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl102398w
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November 2010

Viscoelastic solids explain spider web stickiness.

Nat Commun 2010 May 17;1:19. Epub 2010 May 17.

Department of Polymer Science, Integrated Bioscience Program, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3909, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms1019DOI Listing
May 2010

Effect of surface freezing on meniscus relaxation in side chain comb polymers.

Phys Rev Lett 2010 Apr 30;104(13):137801. Epub 2010 Mar 30.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.137801DOI Listing
April 2010

Supercontraction forces in spider dragline silk depend on hydration rate.

Zoology (Jena) 2009 23;112(5):325-31. Epub 2009 May 23.

Department of Biology, Integrated Bioscience Program, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3908, USA.

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November 2009

How super is supercontraction? Persistent versus cyclic responses to humidity in spider dragline silk.

J Exp Biol 2009 Jul;212(Pt 13):1981-9

Department of Biology, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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July 2009

Spider silk as a novel high performance biomimetic muscle driven by humidity.

J Exp Biol 2009 Jul;212(Pt 13):1990-4

Department of Biology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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July 2009

Superhydrophobic conductive carbon nanotube coatings for steel.

Langmuir 2009 Apr;25(8):4311-3

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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April 2009

Interfacial structure and melting temperature of alcohol and alkane molecules in contact with polystyrene films.

J Phys Chem B 2009 Mar;113(9):2739-47

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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March 2009

Understanding rubber friction in the presence of water using sum-frequency generation spectroscopy.

J Chem Phys 2009 Jan;130(2):024702

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January 2009

Partial crystallinity in alkyl side chain polymers dictates surface freezing.

Phys Rev Lett 2008 Aug 7;101(6):065505. Epub 2008 Aug 7.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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August 2008

Comment on "How water meets a hydrophobic surface".

Phys Rev Lett 2008 Jul 18;101(3):039601; author reply 039602. Epub 2008 Jul 18.

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July 2008

Sticky gecko feet: the role of temperature and humidity.

PLoS One 2008 May 14;3(5):e2192. Epub 2008 May 14.

Department of Biology, Program in Integrated Bioscience, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States of America.

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May 2008

Gecko-inspired carbon nanotube-based self-cleaning adhesives.

Nano Lett 2008 Mar 12;8(3):822-5. Epub 2008 Feb 12.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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March 2008

Dynamic interfacial tension at the oil/surfactant-water interface.

Langmuir 2007 Sep 24;23(20):9929-32. Epub 2007 Aug 24.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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September 2007

Carbon nanotube-based synthetic gecko tapes.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007 Jun 19;104(26):10792-5. Epub 2007 Jun 19.

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June 2007

Template-induced enhanced ordering under confinement.

Langmuir 2005 Nov;21(23):10316-9

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November 2005

Confinement-induced ordering of alkanes between an elastomer and a solid surface.

Phys Rev Lett 2005 Oct 5;95(15):154301. Epub 2005 Oct 5.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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October 2005

Rupture of a two-dimensional alkane crystal.

Phys Rev Lett 2005 Sep 9;95(11):117801. Epub 2005 Sep 9.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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September 2005

Synthetic gecko foot-hairs from multiwalled carbon nanotubes.

Chem Commun (Camb) 2005 Aug 5(30):3799-801. Epub 2005 Jul 5.

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA.

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August 2005

Molecular structure of an alkyl-side-chain polymer-water interface: origins of contact angle hysteresis.

Langmuir 2004 Sep;20(20):8625-33

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Ohio 44325-3909, USA.

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September 2004

Structure of poly(methyl methacrylate) chains adsorbed on sapphire probed using infrared-visible sum frequency generation spectroscopy.

Langmuir 2004 Aug;20(17):7183-8

Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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August 2004

Infrared-visible sum frequency generation spectroscopic study of molecular orientation at polystyrene/comb-polymer interfaces.

J Am Chem Soc 2003 Sep;125(37):11283-90

Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio 44325, USA.

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September 2003