1. Lyotropic liquid crystals as templates for advanced materials. Y. Saadat, O. Q. Imran, C. O. Osuji, R. Foudazi. Accepted, Journal of Materials Chemistry A (2021).
  2. Film Thickness and Composition Effects in Symmetric Ternary Block Copolymer/Homopolymer Blend Films: Domain Spacing and Orientation. K. Toth, S. Bae, C. O. Osuji, K. G. Yager, G. S. Doerk. Accepted, Macromolecules (2021).
  3. Plasmonic Sensing from Vertical Au Coated ZnO Nanorod Arrays Templated by Block Copolymers. U. R. Gabinet, C. O. Osuji. ACS Applied Nano Materials, (2021). doi:10.1021/acsanm.1c01663
  4. Soft robotic constrictor for in vitro modeling of dynamic tissue compression. J. Paek, J. W. Song, E. Ban, Y. Morimitsu, C. O. Osuji, V. B. Shenoy, D. D. Huh. Scientific Reports 11, 16478 (2021). doi:10.1038/s41598-021-94769-2
  5. 100th Anniversary of Macromolecular Science Viewpoint: Opportunities for Liquid Crystal Polymers in Nanopatterning and Beyond. C. Lee, C. O. Osuji. ACS Macro Letters, (2021). doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00350
  6. Nanocomposites of 2D-MoS2 exfoliated in thermotropic liquid crystals. U. R. Gabinet, C. Lee, R. Poling-Skutvik, D. Keane, N. K. Kim, R. Dong, Z. Vicars, Y. Cai, A. Thosar, A. Grun, S. M. Thompson, A. J. Patel, C. R. Kagan, R. J. Composto, C. O. Osuji. ACS Materials Letters 3, (6), 704–712 (2021). doi:10.1021/acsmaterialslett.1c00222
  7. Rapid Fabrication by Lyotropic Self-Assembly of Thin Nanofiltration Membranes with Uniform 1 Nanometer Pores. Y. Zhang, R. Dong, U. R. Gabinet, R. Poling-Skutvik, N. K. Kim, C. Lee, O. Q. Imran, X. Feng, C. O. Osuji. ACS Nano 15, (5), 8192–8203 (2021). doi:10.1021/acsnano.1c00722
  8. Effects of Labile Mesogens on the Morphology of Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers in Thin Films. C. Lee, D. Ndaya, R. Bosire, U. R. Gabinet, J. Sun, P. Gopalan, R. Kasi, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules 54, (7), 3223–3231 (2021) doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.1c00100
  9. Simple production of cellulose nanofibril microcapsules and the rheology of their suspensions. A. P. Dhand, R. Poling-Skutvik, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter 17, 4517-4524 (2021). doi: 10.1039/D1SM00225B [pre-print: arXiv:1912.03231]


  1. Switchable Electrohydrodynamic Capillary Bridges. T. Ma, D. Dsouza, M. Signorelli, K. Ryerson, M. Loewenberg, C. O. Osuji, J. P. Singer. ChemRxiv doi:10.26434/chemrxiv.13360394.v1
  2. Nanoscale Thickness Control of Nanoporous Films Derived from Directionally Photopolymerized Mesophases. O. Q. Imran, N. K. Kim, L. Bodkin, G. E. Dwulet, X. Feng, K. Kawabata, M. Elimelech, D. L. Gin, C. O. Osuji. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2001977 (2020). doi:10.1002/admi.202001977
  3. High-throughput morphology mapping of self-assembling ternary polymer blends. K. Toth, C. O. Osuji, K. G. Yager, G. S. Doerk. RSC Advances, 10, 42529 (2020). doi:10.1039/d0ra08491c [Brookhaven National Lab news highlight]
  4. Yielding and bifurcated aging in nanofibrillar networks. R. Poling-Skutvik, E. McEvoy, V. Shenoy, C. O. Osuji. Physical Review Materials, 4, 102601(R) (2020). doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.102601
  5. Relating Selectivity and Separation Performance of Lamellar Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Membranes to Nanosheet Stacking Behavior. X. Lu, U. R. Gabinet, C. Ritt, X. Feng, A. Deshmukh, K. Kawabata, M. Kaneda, S. Hashmi, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Environmental Science & Technology 54 (15), 9640-9651 (2020). doi:10.1021/acs.est.0c02364
  6. Sustainable manufacturing of sensors onto soft systems using self-coagulating conductive Pickering emulsions. S. Y. Kim, Y. Choo, R. A. Bilodeau, M. C. Yuen, G. Kaufman, D. S. Shah, C. O. Osuji, R. Kramer-Bottiglio. Science Robotics 5, (39), eaay3604 (2020). doi:10.1126/scirobotics.aay3604
  7. Correlation of droplet elasticity and volume fraction effects on emulsion dynamics. R. Poling-Skutvik, X. Di, C. O. Osuji. [pre-print: arXiv:1912.03231]. Soft Matter 16, 2574-2580 (2020). doi:10.1039/C9SM02394A
  8. Shaping and Locomotion of Soft Robots using Filament Actuators made from Liquid Crystal Elastomer-Carbon Nanotube Composites. J. Liu, Y. Gao, H. Wang, R. Poling-Skutvik, C. O. Osuji, S. Yang. Advanced Intelligent Systems 1900163 (2020). doi:10.1002/aisy.201900163
  9. Electrospray Deposition Tool: Creating Compositionally Gradient Libraries of Nanomaterials. K. Toth, K. Yager, C. O. Osuji, G. Doerk. Review of Scientific Instruments 91, 013701 (2020). doi: 10.1063/1.5129625


  1. Aligned Morphologies in Near-Edge Regions of Block Copolymer Thin Films. M. Basutkar, P. W. Majewski, G. Doerk, K. Toth, C. O. Osuji, A. Karim, K. Yager. Macromolecules 52, (19), 7224–7233 (2019). doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01703
  2. Precise nanofiltration in a fouling-resistant self-assembled membrane with water-continuous transport pathways. X. Feng, Q. Imran, Y. Zhang, L. Sixdenier, X. Lu, G. Kaufman, U. R. Gabinet, K. Kawabata, M. Elimelech, C. O. Osuji. Science Advances, 5 (8), eaav9308 (2019). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav9308 
  3. Single crystal texture by directed molecular self-assembly along dual axes. X. Feng, K. Kawabata, M. G. Cowan, G. E. Dwulet, K. Toth, L. Sixdenier, A. Haji-Akbari, R. D. Noble, M. Elimelech, D. L. Gin, C. O. Osuji. Nature Materials (2019). doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0389-1
  4. Optical materials and metamaterials from nanostructured soft matter. U. R. Gabinet, C. O. Osuji. Nano Research 12 (9), 2172–2183(2019) doi: 10.1007/s12274-019-2437-1 
  5. Creating Aligned Nanopores by Magnetic Field Processing of Block Copolymer/Homopolymer Blends. Y Rokhlenko, D Moschovas, C Miskaki, EP Chan, A Avgeropoulos, Chinedum O. Osuji. ACS Macro Letters 8 (3), 261-266 (2019). doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.9b00043
  6. The Effects of Magnetic Field Alignment on Lithium Ion Transport in a Polymer Electrolyte Membrane with Lamellar Morphology. P. W. Majewski, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji. Polymers 2019, 11 (5), 887; doi:10.3390/polym11050887
  7. Tuning the permselectivity of polymeric desalination membranes via control of polymer crystallite size. Xinglin Lu, Xunda Feng, Yi Yang, Jin Jiang, Wei Cheng, Caihong Liu, Manesh Gopinadhan, Chinedum O. Osuji, Jun Ma, Menachem Elimelech. Nature Communications 10, 2347 (2019). doi:10.1038/s41467-019-10132-0


  1. 3D Compatible Sacrificial Nanoimprint Lithography for Tuning the Wettability of Thermoplastic Materials. M. Hasan, I. Shajahan, M. Gopinadhan, J. Ketkaew, A. Anesgart, C. Cho, S. Chopra, M. Higgins, S. Reyes, J. Schroers, C. O. Osuji, J. P. Singer. Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing (2018). doi:10.1115/1.404153
  2. Self-Assembly of an Ultrahigh-χ Block Copolymer with Versatile Etch Selectivity. K. Azuma, J. Sun, Y. Choo, Y. Rokhlenko, J. H. Dwyer, B. Schweitzer, T. Hayakawa, C. O. Osuji, P. Gopalan. Macromolecules51 (16), 6460–6467 (2018). doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01409
  3. Atomic Imprinting Into Metallic Glasses. R. Li, Z. Chen, A. Datye, G. H. Simon, J. Ketkaew, E. Kinser, Z. Liu, C. Zhou, O. E. Dagdeviren, S. Sohn, J. P. Singer, C. O. Osuji, J. Schroers, U. D. Schwarz. Communications Physics 1, Article number: 75 (2018). doi:10.1038/s42005-018-0076-6
  4. Fabrication of a Desalination Membrane with Enhanced Microbial Resistance through Vertical Alignment of Graphene Oxide. X. Lu, X. Feng, X. Zhang, M. N. Chukwu, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Environmental Science & Technology Letters (2018). doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.8b0036
  5. Sub-10 nm Self-Assembly of Mesogen-Containing Grafted Macromonomers and Their Bottlebrush Polymers. Y. Rokhlenko, K. Kawamoto, J. A. Johnson, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules 51 (10), 3680–3690 (2018). doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.8b00261
  6. Janus Graft Block Copolymers: Design of Polymer Architecture for Independently Tuned Nanostructures and Polymer Properties. Z. Guo, A. Le, X. Feng, Y. Choo, B. Liu, D. Wang, Z. Wan, Y. Gu, J. Zhao, V. Li, C. O. Osuji, J. A. Johnson, M. Zhong. Angewandte Chemie 57 (28) 8493-8497 (2018). doi:10.1002/anie.201802844
  7. Facile protein immobilization using engineered surface active biofilm proteins. D. Williams, G. Kaufman, H. Izadi, A. Gahm, S. Prophet, T. K. Vanderlick, C. O. Osuji, L. Regan. ACS Applied Nano Materials 1 (6), 2483–2488 (2018). doi:10.1021/acsanm.8b00520
  8. Pathway-engineering for highly-aligned block copolymer arrays. Y. Choo, P. W. Majewski, M. Fukuto, C. O. Osuji, K. G. Yager. Nanoscale 10, 416-427 (2018). doi:10.1039/C7NR06069F
  9. Directed assembly of hybrid nanomaterials and nanocomposites. S. Zhang, C. I. Pelligra, X. Feng, C. O. Osuji. Advanced Materials 1705794 (2018). doi:10.1002/adma.201705794
  10. Evaluating dispersant stabilization of colloidal suspensions from the scaling behavior of gel rheology and adsorption measurements. F. Khalkhal, A. Negi, J. Harrison, C. D. Stokes, D. L. Morgan, C. O. Osuji. Langmuir 34 (3), 1092–1099 (2018). doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03343


  1. Photoresponsive and magnetoresponsive graphene oxide microcapsules fabricated by droplet microfluidics. G. Kaufman, K. A. Montejo, A. Michaut, P. W. Majewski, C. O. Osuji. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9 (50), 44192–44198 (2017). doi:10.1021/acsami.7b14448
  2. Flat drops, elastic sheets and microcapsules by interfacial assembly of a bacterial biofilm protein, BslA. G. Kaufman, W. Liu, D. M. Williams, Y. Choo, M. Gopinadhan, N. Samudrala, R. Sarfati, E. C. Y. Yan, L. Regan, and C. O. Osuji, Langmuir33 (47) 13590–13597 (2017). doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03226
  3. Directing block copolymer self-assembly with permanent magnets: photopatterning microdomain alignment and generating oriented nanopores. M. Gopinadhan, Y. Choo, L. H. Mahajan, G. Kaufman, D. Ndaya, Y. Rokhlenko, R. M. Kasi, C. O. Osuji. Molecular Systems Design & Engineering2, 549-559 (2017). doi:10.1039/C7ME00070G
  4. Enhanced antibacterial activity through the controlled alignment of graphene oxide nanosheets. X. Lu, X. Feng, J. R. Werber, C. Chu, I. Zucker, J-H. Kim, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114 (46) E9793–E9801 (2017). doi:10.1073/pnas.1710996114
  5. Hexagonally ordered arrays of a-helical bundles formed from peptide-dendron hybrids. D. A. Barkley,Y. Rokhlenko, J. E. Marine, R. David, D. Sahoo, M. D. Watson, T. Koga, C. O. Osuji, J. G. Rudick. Journal of the American Chemical Society139 (44), 15977–15983 (2017). doi: 10.1021/jacs.7b09737
  6. Controlling orientational order in block copolymers using low intensity magnetic fields. M. Gopinadhan, Y. Choo, K. Kawabata, G. Kaufman, X. Feng, X. Di, Y. Rokhlenko, L. H. Mahajan, D. Ndaya, R. M. Kasi, C. O. Osuji. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences114 (45), E9437–E9444 (2017). doi:10.1073/pnas.1712631114
  7. Polymer nanosheets from supramolecular assemblies of conjugated linoleic acid – high surface area adsorbents from renewable materials. X. Feng, K. Kawabata, D. Whang, C. O. Osuji. Langmuir 33 (40), 10690–10697 (2017). doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02467
  8. Loss of Phospholipid Membrane Integrity Induced by Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials.I. Zucker, J. R. Werber, Z. S. Fishman, S. M. Hashmi, U. R. Gabinet, X. Lu, C. O. Osuji, L. D. Pfefferle, M. Elimelech. Environmental Science & Technolgy Letters 4 (10), 404–409 (2017). doi:10.1021/acs.estlett.7b00358
  9. Smart cellulose nanofluids produced by tunable hydrophobic association of polymer grafted cellulose nanocrystals. Y. R. Lee, D. Park, S. K. Choi, M. Kim, H. S. Baek, J. Nam, C. B. Chung, C. O. Osuji, J. W. Kim. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (36), 31095–31101 (2017). doi:10.1021/acsami.7b08783
  10. Optically Active Elastomers from Liquid Crystalline Comb Copolymers with Dual Physical and Chemical Crosslinks. L. H. Mahajan, D. Ndaya, M. Gopinadhan, P. Deshmukh, X. Peng, C. O. Osuji, R. M. Kasi. Macromolecules50 (15), 5929–5939 (2017). doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.7b01157
  11. Highly stiff yet elastic microcapsules incorporating cellulose nanofibrils. G. Kaufman, S. Mukhopadhyay, Y. Rokhlenko, S. Nejati, R. Boltyanskiy, Y. Choo, M. Loewenberg, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter13, 2733-2737 (2017). doi:10.1039/C7SM00092H
  12. Implications of Grain Size Variation in Magnetic Field Alignment of Block Copolymer Blends. Y. Rokhlenko, P. W. Majewski, S. R. Larson, P. Gopalan, K. G. Yager, C. O. Osuji. ACS Macro Letters6, 404-409 (2017). doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.7b00036 [pre-print: arXiv:1703.07508]
  13. Highly Selective Vertically Aligned Nanopores in Sustainably Derived Polymer Membranes by Molecular Templating. X. Feng, K. Kawabata, G. Kaufman, M. Elimelech, C. O. Osuji. ACS Nano11 (4), 3911–3921 (2017). doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b00304
  14. Post-Fabrication Modification of Electrospun Nanofiber Mats with Polymer Coating for Membrane Distillation Applications. E. Shaulsky, S. Nejati, C. Boo, F. Perreault, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Journal of Membrane Science530, 158-165 (2017). doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2017.02.025
  15. Multi-Scale Assembly of Polythiophene-Surfactant Supramolecular Complexes for Charge Transport Anisotropy. D. Bilger, A. Sarkar, C. Danesh, M. Gopinadhan, G. Braggin, J. Figueroa, T. V. Pham, D. Chun, Y. Rao, C. O. Osuji, M. Stefik, S. Zhang. Macromolecules 50 (3), 1047 (2017). doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02416


  1. Dual-Functionality Fullerene and Silver Nanoparticle Antimicrobial Composites via Block Copolymer Templates. K. J. Moor, C. O. Osuji, J.-H. Kim. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 8 (49), 33583-33591 (2016). doi:10.1021/acsami.6b10674
  2. Effect of Final Monomer Deposition Steps on Molecular Layer-by-Layer Polyamide Surface Properties. M. E. Tousley, D. L. Shaffer, J.-H. Lee, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Langmuir 32 (42), 10815-10823 (2016). doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02746
  3. Fabrication of Modularly Functionalizable Microcapsules Using Protein-based Technologies. A. Schloss, W. Liu, D. Williams, G. Kaufman, H. Hendrickson, B. Rudshteyn, L. Fu, H. Wang, V. Batista, C. Osuji, E. Yan, L. Regan. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 2 (11), 1856-1861 (2016). doi:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00447
  4. Isomeric Effect Enabled Thermally Driven Self-Assembly of Hydroxystyrene-Based Block Copolymers. C. Kanimozhi, M. Kim, S. R. Larson, J. W. Choi, Y. Choo, D. P. Sweat, C. O. Osuji, P. Gopalan. ACS Macro Letters 5, 833-838 (2016). doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00376
  5. Materials for next-generation desalination and water purification membranes. J. R. Werber, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Nature Reviews Materials, 16018 (2016). doi:10.1038/natrevmats.2016.18
  6. Strong Orientational Coupling of Block Copolymer Microdomains to Smectic Layering Revealed by Magnetic Field Alignment. M. Gopinadhan, Y. Choo, C. O. Osuji. ACS Macro Letters 5 (3), 292-296 (2016). doi:10.1021/acsmacrolett.5b00924 [pre-print arXiv:1509.02961]
  7. Thin polymer films with continuous vertically aligned 1-nm pores fabricated by soft confinement. X. Feng, S. Nejati, M. G. Cowan, M. E. Tousley, B. R. Wiesenauer, R. D. Noble, M. Elimelech, D. L. Gin, C. O. Osuji. ACS Nano 10 (1), 150-158 (2016). doi:10.1021/acsnano.5b06130
  8. Guided Evolution of Bulk Metallic Glass Nanostructures: A Platform for Designing 3D Electrocatalytic Surfaces. G. Doubek, R. C. Sekol, J. Li, E. Moy, S. Nejati, W. C. Reid, M. Carmo, M. Linardi, E. Kinser,Y. Liu, C. O. Osuji, J. Schroers, S. Mukherjee, A. D. Taylor. Advanced Materials28 (10), 1940-1944 (2016). doi:10.1002/adma.201504504
  9. Sequential Deposition of Block Copolymer Thin Films and Formation of Lamellar Heterolattices by Electrospray Deposition. Y. Choo, H. Hu, K. Toth, C. O. Osuji. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 54 (2), 247-253 (2016). doi:10.1002/polb.23913
  10. Rapid fabrication of ZnO nanorod arrays with controlled spacing by micelle-templated solvothermal growth. C. Pelligra, K. Toth, H. Hu, C. O. Osuji. Nanoscale 8 (1), 149-156 (2016). doi:10.1039/C5NR07914D
  11. Rheology of Cellulose Nanofibrils in the Presence of Surfactants. N. Quennouz, S. Hashmi, H-S. Choi, J. W. Kim, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter 12 (1) , 157-164 (2016). doi:10.1039/C5SM01803J


  1. Magnetic Alignment of Block Copolymer Microdomains by Intrinsic Chain Anisotropy. Y. Rokhlenko, K. Zhang, M. Gopinadhan, S. R. Larson, P. W. Majewski, K. G. Yager, P. Gopalan, C. S. O’Hern, C. O. Osuji. Physical Review Letters 115, 258302 (2015). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.258302. Featured here as a Focus Story in Physics. [pre-print arXiv:1509.01292]
  2. Multiscale Patterning of a Metallic Glass using Sacrificial Imprint Lithography. J. P. P. Singer, C. I. Pelligra, N. Kornblum, Y. Choo, M. Gopinadhan, P. Bordeenithikasem, J. Ketkaew, S. F. Liew, H. Cao, J. Schroers, C. O. Osuji. Microsystems and Nanoengineering 1, 15040 (2015). doi:10.1038/micronano.2015.40
  3. Phase Behavior of Polylactide-Based Liquid Crystalline Brushlike Block Copolymers. Y. Choo, L. H. Mahajan, M. Gopinadhan, D. Ndaya, P. Deshmukh, R. M. Kasi, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules48 (22), 8315–8322 (2015). doi:10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02009
  4. Selectivity and Mass Transfer Limitations in Pressure-Retarded Osmosis at High Concentrations and Increased Operating Pressures. A. P. Straub, C. O. Osuji, T. Y. Cath, M. Elimelech. Environmental Science and Technology 49 (20), 12551-12559 (2015). doi:10.1021/10.1021/acs.est.5b01317
  5. Nanoscale Size Effects in Crystallization of Metallic Glass Nanorods. S. Sohn, Y. Jung, Y. Xie, C. O. Osuji, J. Schroers, J. J. Cha. Nature Communications 6, 8157 (2015). doi:10.1038/ncomms9157
  6. Production of Amorphous Nanoparticles by Supersonic Spray-drying with a Microfluidic Nebulator. E. Amstad, M. Gopinadhan, C. Holtze, C. O. Osuji, M. P. Brenner, F. Spaepen, D. A. Weitz. Science 349 (6251), 956-960, (2015). doi:10.1126/science.aac9582
  7. Elements Provide a Clue: Nanoscale Characterization of Thin-Film Composite Polyamide Membranes. X. Lu, S. Nejati, Y. Choo, C. O. Osuji, J. Ma, M. Elimelech. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (31), 16917-16922, (2015). doi:10.1021/acsami.5b05478
  8. Soft Microcapsules with Highly Plastic Shells Formed by Interfacial Polyelectrolyte-Nanoparticle Complexation. G. Kaufman, S. Nejati, R. Sarfati, R. Boltyanskiy, M. Loewenberg, E. R. Dufresne, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter 11 (38), 7478-7482, (2015). doi:10.1039/C5SM00973A
  9. Experimental evidence for proposed transformation pathway from inverse hexagonal to inverse diamond cubic phase from oriented lipid samples. A. M. Squires, S. Akbar, M. Tousley, Y. Rokhlenko, J. P. Singer, and C. O. Osuji. Langmuir 31 (28), 7707-7711, (2015). doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01676
  10. Continuous and patterned deposition of functional block copolymer thin films using electrospray. H. Hu, K. Toth, M. Kim, P. Gopalan, C. O. Osuji. MRS Communications 5 (2), 235-242, (2015). doi:10.1557/mrc.2015.37
  11. Engineering flat sheet microporous PVDF films for membrane distillation. S. Nejati, C. Boo , C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Journal of Membrane Science 492, 355-363, (2015). doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2015.05.033
  12. Structural Diversity of Arthropod Biophotonic Nanostructures Spans Amphiphilic Phase-Space. V. Saranathan, A. Seago, A. Sandy, S. Narayanan, S. G. J. Mochrie, E. R. Dufresne, H. Cao, C. O. Osuji, R. Prum. Nano Letters 15 (6), 3735-3742, (2015). doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b00201
  13. Physical Continuity and Vertical Alignment of Block Copolymer Domains by Kinetically Controlled Electrospray Deposition. H. Hu, Y. Choo, X. Feng, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 36 (13), 1290-1296 (2015). doi:10.1002/marc.201500099
  14. Domain Orientation in Bulk Block Copolymers. M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji. Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg). (2015). doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36199-9_81-1
  15. Shear accelerated crystallization in a supercooled atomic liquid. Z. Shao, J. P. Singer, Y. Liu, Z. Liu, H. Li, M. Gopinadhan, C. S. O’Hern, J. Schroers, C. O. Osuji. Physical Review E 91, 020301(R) (2015) doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.91.020301 [pre-print arXiv: 1407.2078].
  16. Nanoimprinting Sub-100 nm Features in a Photovoltaic Nanocomposite using Durable Bulk Metallic Glass Molds. J. P. Singer, M. Gopinadhan, Z. Shao, A. D. Taylor, J. Schroers, C. O. Osuji. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7 (6), 3456–3461 (2015). doi:10.1021/am507368g
  17. Mesenchymal Stromal Cells form Vascular Tubes when Placed in Fibrin Sealant and Accelerate Wound Healing in Vivo. J. J. Mendez, M. Ghaedi, A. Sivarapatna, S. Dimitrievska, Z. Shao, C. O. Osuji, D. M. Steinbacher, D. J. Leffell, L. Niklason. Biomaterials 40, 61-71 (2015). doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.11.011


  1. Scalable Fabrication of Polymer Membranes with Vertically Aligned 1-nm Pores by Magnetic Field Directed Self-Assembly. X. Feng, M. E. Tousley, M. G. Cowan, B. R. Wiesenauer, S. Nejati, Y. Choo, R. D. Noble, M. Elimelech, D. L. Gin, C. O. Osuji. ACS Nano 8 (12), 11977–11986 (2014). doi:10.1021/nn505037b
  2. Role of HF in Oxygen Removal from Carbon Nanotubes: Implications for High Performance Carbon Electronics. X. Li, J-S. Hung, S. Nejati, L. McMillon, S. Huang, C. O. Osuji, N. Hazari, A. D. Taylor. Nano Letters 14 (11), 6179–6184 (2014). doi:10.1021/nl502401c
  3. Omniphobic Membrane for Robust Membrane Distillation. S. Lin, S. Nejati, C. Boo, Y. Hu, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Environmental Science & Technology Letters 1 (11), 443–447 (2014). doi:10.1021/ez500267p
  4. Rational Design of a Block Copolymer with a High Interaction Parameter. D. P. Sweat, M. Kim, S. R.Larson, J. W. Choi, Y. Choo, C. O. Osuji, P. Gopalan. Macromolecules 47 (19), 6687–6696 (2014). doi:10.1021/ma501597g
  5. Aligned Nanostructured Polymers by Magnetic Field Directed Self-Assembly of a Polymerizable Lyotropic Mesophase. M. E. Tousley, X. Feng, M. Elimelech, C. O. Osuji, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 6 (22), 19710-19717 (2014). doi:10.1021/am504730b
  6. Use of the Gabor Filter for Edge Detection in the Analysis of Zinc Oxide Nanowire Images. B. E. Scanley, T. E. Sadowski, C. I. Pelligra, M. E. Kreider, C. O. Osuji. Microscopy and Microanalysis 20 (S3), 830-831 (2014). doi:10.1017/S143192761400587X
  7. Morphology Development in Thin Films of a Lamellar Block Copolymer Deposited by Electrospray. H. Hu, J. P. Singer, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules 47 (16), 5703–5710 (2014). doi:10.1021/ma500376n
  8. Single-step microfluidic fabrication of soft monodisperse polyelectrolyte microcapsules by interfacial complexation. G. Kaufman, R. Boltyanskiy, S. Nejati, A. R. Thiam, M. Loewenberg, E. R. Dufresne, C. O. Osuji. Lab on a Chip 14 (18), 3494-3497 (2014). doi:10.1039/C4LC00482E
  9. Scalable high-fidelity growth of semiconductor nanorod arrays with controlled geometry for photovoltaic devices using block copolymers. C. I. Pelligra, S. Huang, J. P. Singer, A. T. Mayo, R. R. Mu, C. O. Osuji. Small 10 (21), 4304-4309 (2014). doi:10.1002/smll.201400956
  10. Thermally Switchable Aligned Nanopores by Magnetic-Field Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers. M. Gopinadhan, P. Deshmukh, Y. Choo, P. W. Majewski, O. Bakajin, M. Elimelech, R. M. Kasi, C. O. Osuji. Advanced Materials 26 (30), 5148-5154 (2014). doi: 10.1002/adma.201401569
  11. Poly(ethyleneimine)-based Polymer Blends As Single-ion Lithium Conductors. R. P. Doyle, X. Chen, M. Macrae, A. Srungavarapu, L. J. Smith, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji, S. Granados-Focil. Macromolecules 47 (10), 3401–3408 (2014). doi:10.1021/ma402325a
  12. Molecular Design of Liquid Crystalline Brush-Like Block Copolymers for Magnetic Field Directed Self-Assembly: A Platform for Functional Materials. P. Deshmukh, M. Gopinadhan, Y. Choo, S-K. Ahn, P. W. Majewski, S. K. Yoon, O. Bakajin, M. Elimelech, C. O. Osuji, R. M. Kasi. ACS Macro Letters 3, 462-466 (2014). doi:10.1021/mz500161k
  13. Hybrid Pressure Retarded Osmosis – Membrane Distillation System for Power Generation from Low-Grade Heat: Thermodynamic Analysis and Energy Efficiency. S. Lin, N. Y. Yip, T. Cath, C. O. Osuji, M. Elimelech. Environmental Science & Technology 48 (9), 5306-5313 (2014). doi:10.1021/es405173b
  14. Directed Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers: A Tutorial Review of Strategies for Enabling Nanotechnology with Soft Matter. H. Hu, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter10 (22), 3867-3889 (2014). doi:10.1039/C3SM52607K
  15. Viscoelasticity of a colloidal gel during dynamical arrest: evolution through the critical gel and comparison with a soft colloidal glass. A. Negi, C. G. Redmon, S. Ramakrishnan, C. O. Osuji. Journal of Rheology 58 (5), 1557 (2014) [pre-print arXiv:1401.8018]. doi:10.1122/1.4883675


  1. Large Area Vertical Alignment of ZnO Nanowires in Semiconducting Polymer Thin Films Directed by Magnetic Fields. C. I. Pelligra, P. W. Majewski, C. O. Osuji. Nanoscale 5, 10511-10517 (2013). doi:10.1039/C3NR03119E
  2. Finite size effects in the crystallization of a bulk metallic glass. M. Gopinadhan, Z. Shao, Y. Liu, S. Mukherjee, R. C. Sekol, G. Kumar, A. D. Taylor, J. Schroers, C. O. Osuji. Applied Physics Letters 103, 111912 (2013). doi:10.1063/1.4821032
  3. Hierarchically Self-Assembled Photonic Materials from Liquid Crystalline Random Brush Copolymers. P. Deshmukh, S-K. Ahn, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji, R. M. Kasi. Macromolecules 46 (11), p. 4558–4566 (2013). doi:10.1021/ma400846y
  4. Monoliths of Semiconducting Block Copolymers by Magnetic Alignment. H. Tran, M. Gopinadhan, P. W. Majewski, R. Shade, V. Steffes, C. O. Osuji, L. Campos. ACS Nano 7 (6), p. 5514-5521 (2013). doi:10.1021/nn401725a
  5. Size-Dependent Viscosity in the Super-Cooled Liquid State of a Bulk Metallic Glass. Z. Shao, M. Gopinadhan, G. Kumar, S. Mukherjee, Y. H. Liu, C. O’Hern, J. Schroers, C. O. Osuji. Applied Physics Letters 102, 221901 (2013). doi:10.1063/1.4808342
  6. Role of Interparticle Attraction in the Yielding Response of Microgel Suspensions. Z. Shao, A. Negi, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter 9 (22), p. 5492 – 5500 (2013). doi:10.1039/C3SM50209K
  7. Understanding anisotropic transport in self-assembled membranes and maximizing ionic conductivity by microstructure alignment. P. W. Majewski, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter 9 (29), p. 7106-7116 (2013). doi:10.1039/C3SM50320H
  8. Continuous Equilibrated Growth of Ordered Block Copolymer Thin Films by Electrospray Deposition. H. Hu, S. Rangou, M. Kim, P. Gopalan, V. Filiz, A. Avgeropoulos, C. O. Osuji. ACS Nano7 (4), p. 2960-2970 (2013). doi:10.1021/nn400279a
  9. Order-Disorder Transition and Alignment Dynamics of a Block Copolymer Under High Magnetic Fields by In Situ X-Ray Scattering. M. Gopinadhan, P. W. Majewski, Y. Choo, C. O. Osuji. Physical Review Letters 110, 078301 (2013). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.078301[pre-print arXiv:1207.1626v1]


  1. Synthesis and Suspension Rheology of Titania Nanoparticles Grafted With Zwitterionic Polymer Brushes. Z. Shao, Y-J. Yang, H-S. Lee, J-W. Kim, C. O. Osuji, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 386 (1), 135-140 (2012). doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2012.06.085
  2. Stable Sequestration of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Self-Assembled Aqueous Nanopores. M. S. Mauter, M. Elimelech, C. O. Osuji. Journal of the American Chemical Society 134 (9), 3950-3953 (2012). doi:10.1021/ja209847u
  3. Magnetic Field Alignment of a Diblock Copolymer Using a Supramolecular Route. M. Gopinadhan, P. W. Majewski, E. S. Beach, C. O. Osuji. ACS Macro Letters 1 (1), 184-189 (2012). doi:10.1021/mz2001059
  4. Cholesteric Mesophase in Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Influence of Mesogen Interdigitation and Motional Decoupling.” S.-K. Ahn, M. Gopinadhan, P. Deshmukh, R. K. Lakhman, C. O. Osuji, R. M. Kasi. Soft Matter 8, 3185-3191 (2012). doi:10.1039/C2SM07115K
  5. Directed Self-Assembly of Hybrid Oxide/Polymer Core-Shell Nanowires with Transport Optimized Morphology for Photovoltaics. S. Zhang, C. I. Pelligra, G. Keskar, J. Jiang, P. W. Majewski, A. D. Taylor, S. Ismail-Beigi, L. D. Pfefferle, C. O. Osuji. Advanced Materials 24 (1), 82-87 (2012). doi:10.1002/adma.201103708
  6. Magnetic Field Alignment of Block Copolymers and Polymer Nanocomposites: Scalable Microstructure Control in Functional Soft Materials. P. W. Majewski, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 50, (1), 2-8 (2012). doi: 10.1002/polb.22382


  1. Liquid Crystalline Order and Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy in Magnetically Doped Semiconducting ZnO Nanowires. S. Zhang, C. I. Pelligra, G. Keskar, P. Majewski, F. Ren, L. Pfefferle, C. O. Osuji. ACS Nano 5 (10), 8357-8364 (2011). doi:10.1021/nn203070d
  2. Lyotropic Self-Assembly of High-Aspect-Ratio Semiconductor Nanowires of Single-Crystal ZnO. S. Zhang, P. Majewski, G. Keskar, L. Pfefferle, C. O. Osuji. Langmuir 27 (18), 11616-11621 (2011). doi:10.1021/la200703u
  3. Antifouling Ultrafiltration Membranes via Post-Fabrication Grafting of Biocidal Nanomaterials. M. Mauter, Y. Wang, K. Okemgbo, C. O. Osuji, E. Giannelis, M. Elimelech. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 3 (8), 2861-2868 (2011). doi:10.1021/am200522v
  4. Tailoring Crystallization Behavior of PEO Based Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers through Variation in Liquid Crystalline Content. Y. Zhou, S-K. Ahn, R. K. Lakhman, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji, R. Kasi. Macromolecules 44 (10), 3924-3934 (2011). doi: 10.1021/ma102922u
  5. Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polymer Networks: Exploiting Nanoscale Smectic Polymorphism to Design Shape Memory Polymers. S-K. Ahn, P. Deshmukh, M. Gopinadhan, C. O. Osuji, R. M. Kasi. ACS Nano 5 (4), 3085 (2011). doi:10.1021/nn200211c


  1. Anisotropic Ionic Conductivity in Block Copolymer Membranes by Magnetic Field Alignment. P. W. Majewski, M. Gopinadhan, W-S. Jang, J. L. Lutkenhaus, C. O. Osuji. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132 (49), 17516-17522 (2010). doi:10.1021/ja107309p
  2. Nanocomposites of Vertically Aligned SWNTs by Magnetic Alignment and Polymerization of a Lyotropic Precursor. M. S. Mauter, M. Elimelech, C. O. Osuji. ACS Nano 4 (11), 6651-6658 (2010). doi:10.1021/nn102047j
  3. Stimuli-Responsive Smart Gels Realized via Modular Protein Design. T. Z. Grove, C. O. Osuji, J. D. Forster, E. R. Dufresne, L. Regan. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132 (40), 14024–14026 (2010). doi:10.1021/ja106619w
  4. Lyotropic Hexagonal Ordering in Aqueous Media by Conjugated Hairy-rod Supramolecules. S. Zhang, L. P. Pfefferle, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules 43 (18), 7549-7555 (2010). doi:10.1021/ma101328p
  5. Smectic Demixing in the Phase Behavior and Self-Assembly of a Hydrogen-Bonded Polymer with Mesogenic Side Chains. M. Gopinadhan, E. Beach, P. Anastas, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules 43 (16), 6646-6654 (2010). doi:10.1021/ma1006667
  6. Structure, Function, and Self-Assembly of Single Network Gyroid (I4132) Photonic Crystals in Butterfly Wing Scales. V. Saranathan, C. O. Osuji, S. G. J. Mochrie, H. Noh, S. Narayanan, A. Sandy, E. R. Dufresne, R. Prum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, 11676-11681 (2010). doi:10.1073/pnas.0909616107
  7. Time resolved viscoelastic properties during structural arrest and aging of a colloidal glass. A. Negi and C. O. Osuji. Physical Review E 82, 031404 (2010). doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.031404
  8. Alignment of Self-Assembled Structures in Block Copolymer Films by Solvent Vapor Permeation. C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules 43 (7), 3132-3135 (2010). doi:10.1021/ma100066e
  9. Facile Alignment of Amorphous Poly(ethylene oxide) Microdomains in a Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymer Using Magnetic Fields: Towards Ordered Electrolyte Membranes. M. Gopinadhan, P. W. Majewski, C. O. Osuji. Macromolecules 43 (7), 3286-3293 (2010). doi:10.1021/ma9026349
  10. Controlled Alignment of Lamellar Lyotropic Mesophases by Rotation in a Magnetic Field. P. W. Majewski, C. O. Osuji. Langmuir 26 (11), 8737-8742 (2010). doi:10.1021/la100285j
  11. Dynamics of a colloidal glass during stress-mediated structural arrest. A. Negi and C. O. Osuji. Europhysics Letters 90, 28003 (2010). doi:10.1209/0295-5075/90/28003
  12. Physical aging and relaxation of residual stresses in a colloidal glass following flow cessation. A. Negi and C. O. Osuji. Journal of Rheology 54 (5), 943-958 (2010). doi:10.1122/1.3460800


  1. Non-degenerate magnetic alignment of self-assembled mesophases. P. W. Majewski, C. O. Osuji. Soft Matter 5, 3414 (2009).  doi:10.1039/b910705c
  2. Dynamics of Internal Stresses and Scaling of Strain Recovery in an Aging Colloidal Gel. A. Negi and C. O. Osuji. Physical Review E 80, 010404(R) (2009). doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.80.010404


  1. New Insights on Fumed Colloidal Rheology – Shear Thickening and Vorticity Aligned Structures in Flocculating Dispersions. A. Negi and C. O. Osuji. Rheol. Acta48 871-881 (2009) doi:10.1007/s00397-008-0341-9.


  1. Highly Anisotropic Vorticity Aligned Structures in a Shear Thickening Attractive Colloidal System. C. O. Osuji, D. Weitz. Soft Matter 4, 1388 (2008) doi:10.1039/b716324j.
  2. Shear Thickening and Scaling of the Elastic Modulus in a Fractal Colloidal System with Attractive Interactions. C. O. Osuji, C. Kim and D. A. Weitz. Physical Review E 77, 060402(R) (2008). doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.77.060402


  1. Supramolecular Microphase Separation in a Hydrogen Bonded Liquid Crystalline Comb Copolymer in the Melt State. C. O. Osuji, C-Y. Chao, C. K. Ober, E. L. Thomas. Macromolecules 39 (9), 3114-3117 (2006). doi:10.1021/ma052547


  1. Alignment of Self-Assembled Hierarchical Microstructure in Liquid Crystalline Diblock Copolymers Using High Magnetic Fields. C. O. Osuji, P. Ferreira, G. P. Mao, C. K. Ober, E. L. Thomas. Macromolecules 37 (26), 9903-9908 (2004). doi:10.1021/ma0483064
  2. Orientational switching of mesogens and microdomains in hydrogen-bonded side-chain liquid-crystalline block copolymers using AC electric fields. C-Y. Chao, C. O. Osuji, X. F. Li, C. K. Ober and E. L. Thomas. Advanced Functional Materials 14 (4), 364-370, 2004. doi:10.1002/adfm.200305159


  1. Temperature Dependent Photonic Bandgap in a Self-Assembled Hydrogen Bonded Liquid Crystalline Diblock Copolymer. C. O. Osuji, C-Y. Chao, I. Bita, C. K. Ober, E. L. Thomas. Advanced Functional Materials 12 (11-12), 753-758, 2002. doi:10.1002/adfm.200290003


  1. Understanding and controlling the morphology of styrene-isoprene side group liquid crystalline diblock copolymers. C. O. Osuji, J. T. Chen, G. P. Mao, C. K. Ober and E. L. Thomas. Polymer 41 (25), 8897-8907 (2000). doi:10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00233-0


  1. Structure development in side group liquid crystalline diblock copolymers. C. O. Osuji, J. T. Chen, G. P. Mao, C. K. Ober and E. L. Thomas. In Morishima Y, Norisuye T, Tashiro K, editors. Molecular Interactions and Time-Space Organization in Macromolecular Systems, Berlin: Springer, 1999. p. 9-28.
  2. Transverse cylindrical microdomain orientation in an LC diblock copolymer under oscillatory shear. C. O. Osuji, G. P. Mao, C. K. Ober and E. L. Thomas. Macromolecules 32 (22), 7703-7706, 1999. doi:10.1021/ma991155y


  1. Effect of the monomer ratio on the strengthening of polymer phase boundaries by random copolymers. C. A. Dai, C. O. Osuji, K. D. Jandt, B. J. Dair, C. K. Ober, E. J. Kramer and C. Y. Hui. Macromolecules 30 (22), 6727-6736, 1997. doi:10.1021/ma960543m