Soft Materials and Interfaces at UK


Here you will find our published work. Clicking on the title will bring you to the article webpage and the abstract. Please contact us if you are interested in an article or have any comments.





Temperature-dependent soft wetting on amorphous, uncrosslinked polymer surfaces. K. Chaudhuri, J.T. Pham. Soft Matter (2022).


Erodible thermogelling hydrogels for localized mitochondrial transplantation to the spinal cord. S.P. Patel, F.M. Michael, M.A. Khan, B. Duggan, S. Wyse, D.R. Darby, K. Chaudhuri, J.T. Pham, J. Gollihue, J.E. DeRouchey, P.G. Sullivan, T.D. Dziubla, A.G. Rabchevsky. Mitochondrion (2022).


Modulus and adhesion of Sylgard 184, Solaris, and Ecoflex 00-30 silicone elastomers with varied mixing ratios. D.R. Darby, Z. Cai, C.R. Mason, J.T. Pham. Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2022).

How swelling, cross-linking, and aging affect drop pinning on lubricant-infused, low modulus elastomers. Z. Cai, J.T. Pham. ACS Applied Polymer Materials (2022).


Hydrophobic surface patterning with soft, wax-infused micro-stamps. S. Torabi, Z. Cai, J.T. Pham, C.A. Trinkle. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2022).


Pomelo peel-inspired 3D-printed porous structure for efficient absorption of compressive strain energy. B. Yang, W. Chen, R. Xin, X. Zhou, D. Tan, C. Ding, Y. Wu, L. Yin, C. Chen, S. Wang, Z. Yu, J.T. Pham, S. Liu, Y. Lei, L. Xue. Journal of Bionic Engineering (2022).


Interfacial adhesion of fully transient, mussel-inspired hydrogels with different network crosslink modalities. D.R. Darby, E. Lai, N. Holten-Andersen, J.T. Pham, Advanced Materials Interfaces (2021).


Fluid separation and network deformation in wetting of soft and swollen networks. Z. Cai, A. Skabeev, S. Morozova, J.T. Pham, Communications Materials (2021).


Lifting a sessile oil drop from a superamphiphobic surface with an impacting one. O. Ramirez-Soto, V. Sanjay, D. Lohse, J.T. Pham, D. Vollmer. Science Advances (2020).


Programmable local orientation of micropores by mold‐assisted ice templating. X. Zhou, L. Yin, B. Yang, C. Chen, W. Chen, Y. Xie, X. Yang, J.T. Pham, S. Liu, L. Xue. Small Methods (2020).


Capillary-driven indentation of a microparticle into a soft, oil-coated substrate. J.D. Glover, J.T. Pham. Soft Matter (2020). [arXiv preprint version]



Growth of Highly Stable and Luminescent CsPbX3 (X = Cl, Br, and I) Nanoplates via Ligand Mediated Anion Exchange of CsPbCl3 Nanocubes with AlX3. M.A. Uddin, J.D. Glover, S.M. Park, J.T. Pham, K.R. Graham. Chemistry of Materials (2020).


Extracting uncrosslinked material from low modulus sylgard 184 and the effect on mechanical properties. J.D. Glover, C.E. McLaughlin, M.K. McFarland, J.T. Pham. Journal of Polymer Science (2020).


Cell death persists in rapid extrusion of lysis-resistant coated cardiac myoblasts. C.F. Cahill, A.P. Kaur, K.A. Davis, J.T. Pham, H.Y. Shin, B.J. Berron. Bioprinting (2020).


Orthogonal photo-switching of supramolecular patterned surfaces. D. Wang, F. Schellenberger, J.T. Pham, H-J. Butt, S. Wu. Chemical Communications (2018).


Spontaneous jumping, bouncing and trampolining of hydrogel drops on a heated plate. J.T. Pham, M. Paven, S. Wooh, T. Kajiya, H-J. Butt, D. Vollmer. Nature Communications (2017).


From elasticity to capillarity in soft materials indentation. J.T. Pham, F. Schellenberger, M. Kappl, H-J. Butt. Physical Review Materials (2017).


Forces between a stiff and a soft surface. H-J. Butt, J.T. Pham, M. Kappl. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science (2017).


When the going gets rough – studying the effect of surface roughness on the adhesive abilities of tree frogs N. Crawford, T. Endlein, J.T. Pham, M. Riehle, W.J.P. Barnes. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology (2016).


Guiding cell migration with microscale stiffness patterns and undulated surfaces. J.T. Pham, L. Xue, A. del Campo, M. Salierno. Acta Biomaterialia (2016).


Stick-slip friction of PDMS surfaces for bioinspired adhesives. L. Xue, J.T. Pham, J. Itturi, A. del Campo. Langmuir (2016).


Deformation and shape of flexible, microscale helices in viscous flow. J.T. Pham, A. Morozov, A.J. Crosby, A. Lindner, O. du Roure. Physical Review E (2015). [arXiv preprint version]


Stretching of assembled nanoparticle helical springs. J.T. Pham, J. Lawrence, G.M. Grason, T. Emrick, A.J. Crosby. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (2014).


Highly conductive ribbons prepared by stick-slip assembly of organosoluble gold nanoparticles.  J. Lawrence, J.T. Pham, D.Y. Lee, Y. Liu, A.J. Crosby, T. Emrick. ACS Nano (2014).


Highly stretchable nanoparticle helices through geometric asymmetry and surface forces.  J.T. Pham, J. Lawrence, D.Y. Lee, G.M. Grason, T. Emrick, A.J. Crosby. Advanced Materials (2013).


Macroscopic nanoparticle ribbons and fabrics.  D.Y. Lee, J.T. Pham, J. Lawrence, C.H. Lee, C. Parkos, T. Emrick, A.J. Crosby. Advanced Materials (2013).


Large deformation and adhesive contact studies of axisymmetric membranes.  E.J. Laprade, R. Long, J.T. Pham, J. Lawrence, T. Emrick, A.J Crosby, C.-Y. Hui, K.R. Shull. Langmuir (2013).


Direct patterning of engineered ionic gold nanoparticles via nanoimprint lithography. X. Yu, J.T. Pham, C. Subramani, B. Creren, Y.C. Yeh, K. Du, D. Patra, O.R. Miranda, A.J. Crosby, V.M. Rotello. Advanced Materials (2012).