50.       Mazaltarim, A.J.; Morin, S.A.* “Programmable Droplet Transport Using Mechanically Adaptive Chemical Gradients with Anisotropic MicrotopographyAdv. Intell. Sys. 2021, Accepted, aisy.202100207R1. (Invited contribution)

49.       Delon, T.; Parsai, T.; Kilic, U.; Schubert, M.; Morin, S.A.; Li, Y.* “Impacts of particle surface heterogeneity on the deposition of colloids on flat surfacesEnviron. Sci.: Nano 2021, 8, 3365-3375.

48.       Mazaltarim, A.J.; Torres, A.; Morin, S.A.* “Mechanically Tunable Superhydrophobic Surfaces Enabled by the Rational Manipulation of Microcrack Networks in Nanoporous FilmsAdv. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 2100869.

47.       Mazaltarim, A.J.; Bowen, J.J.; Taylor, J.M.; Morin, S.A.* “Dynamic Manipulation of Droplets using Mechanically Tunable Microtextured Chemical GradientsNat. Commun. 2021, 12, 3114.

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46.       Bowen, J.J.; Rose, M.A..; Morin, S.A.* “Surface Molding of Multi-Stimuli Responsive Microgel Actuators” MRS Bulletin 2021, 46, 337–344.

45.       Taylor, J.M.; Konda, A.; Morin, S.A.* “Spatiotemporal Control of Calcium Carbonate Nucleation Using Programmable Deformations of Elastic SurfacesSoft Matter 202016, 6038-6043.

44.       Perez-Toralla, K.; Olivera-Torres, A.; Rose, M.A.; Esfahani, A.M.; Reddy, K.; Yang, R.*; Morin, S.A.* “Facile Production of Large-area Cell Arrays Using Surface-assembled MicrodropletsAdv. Sci. 20207, 2000769.

43.     Stoller, M. A.; Gromowsky, M.; Rauhauser, M.; Judah, M.; Konda, A.; Jurich, C. P.; Morin, S. A. “Crystallization at droplet interfaces for the fabrication of geometrically programmed synthetic magnetosomesSoft Matter 2020, 16, 5819-5826.

Graphical abstract: Crystallization at droplet interfaces for the fabrication of geometrically programmed synthetic magnetosomes

42.     Mazaltarim, A.J.; Taylor, J.M.; Konda, A.; Stoller, M.A.; Morin, S.A. “Mechanically Induced Hydrophobic Recovery of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) for the Generation of Surfaces with Patterned Wettability” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 11 (36), 33452-33457.

41.      Konda, A.; Lee, D.; You, T.; Wang, X.; Ryu, S.; Morin, S.A. “Reversible Mechanical Deformations of Soft Microchannel Networks for Sensing in Soft Robotic Systems” Adv. Intell. Syst. 2019(4), 1900027.

40.      Rose, M.A.; Bowen, J.J.; Morin, S.A. “Emergent Soft Lithographic Tools for the Fabrication of Functional Polymeric Microstructures” ChemPhysChem, 2019, 20 (7), 909-925

Rose, M. A.; Bowen J. J.; Morin, S. A. ChemPhysChem

39.      Konda, A.; Rau, A.; Stoller, M.A.; Taylor, J.M.; Salam, A.; Pribil, G.A.; Argyropoulos, C.; Morin, S.A. “Soft Microreactors for the Deposition of Conductive Metallic Traces on Planar, Embossed, and Curved Surfaces” Adv Funct Mater., 2018, 28 (40), 1803020


38.      Rose, M.A.; Vinod, T.P.; Morin, S.A. “Microscale screen printing of large-area arrays of microparticles for the fabrication of photonic structures and for optical sorting” J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 12031 – 12037.

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37.      Perez-Toralla, K.; Konda, A.; Bowen, J.J.; Jennings, E.E.; Argyropoulos, C.; Morin, S.A. “Rational Synthesis of Large-Area Periodic Chemical Gradients for the Manipulation of Liquid Droplets and Gas Bubbles” Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 28, 1705564.

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36.      Taylor, J.M., Perez-Toralla; K., Aispuro, R.; Morin, S.A. “Covalent Bonding of Thermoplastics to Rubbers for Printable, Reel-to-Reel Processing in Soft Robotics and Microfluidics” Adv. Mater., 201830, 1705333.


35.      Bowen, J.J.; Rose, M.A.; Konda, A.; Morin, S.A. “Surface Molding of Microscale Hydrogels with Microactuation Functionality” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 201857,1236 –1240.


34.      Konda, A.; Morin, S.A. “Flow-directed Synthesis of Spatially Variant Arrays of Branched Zinc Oxide Mesostructures,” Nanoscale, 20179, 8393 – 8400.

33.     Polygerinos, P.; Correll, N.; Morin, S.A.; Mosadegh, B.; Onal, C.D.; Petersen, K.; Cianchetti, M.; Tolley, M.T. and Shepherd, R.F. “Soft Robotics: Review of Fluid-Driven Intrinsically Soft Devices; Manufacturing, Sensing, Control, and Applications in Human-Robot Interaction“  Adv. Eng. Mater., 201712, 1700016.

32.     Vinod,T. P.; Taylor, J.M.; Konda, A; Morin, S.A. “Stretchable substrates for the assembly of polymeric microstructures” Small 2017, 13 (8), 1603350.Print

31.     Rose, M.A.; Taylor, J.M.; Morin, S.A. “Adhesion of Morphologically Distinct Crystals to and Selective Release from Elastomeric Surfaces” Chem. Mater201628 (23), 8513-8522.

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30.     Taylor, J.M.; Argyropoulos, C.; Morin, S.A. “Soft Surfaces for the Reversible Control of Thin-Film Microstructure and Optical Reflectance” Adv. Mater. 201628, 2595–2600.


29.     Stoller, M.A.; Konda, A; Kottwitz, M.A.; Morin, S.A. “Thermoplastic Building Blocks for the Fabrication of Microfluidic MastersRSC Adv. 2015, 5, 97934-97943.


28.     Bowen, J.J.; Taylor, J.M.; Jurich, C.P.; Morin, S.A. “Stretchable Chemical Patterns for the Assembly and Manipulation of Arrays of Microdroplets with Lensing and Micromixing FunctionalityAdv. Func. Mater. 2015, 34, 5520-5528.


27.     Konda, A; Taylor, J.M.; Stoller, M.A.; Morin, S.A. “Reconfigurable Microfluidic Systems with Reversible Seals Compatible with 2D and 3D Surfaces of Arbitrary Chemical CompositionLab Chip 2015, 15, 2009-2017.Figure Toc_Revised

Work Prior to UNL

26.     Lessing, J.; Morin, S.A.; KeplingerC; Whitesides, G. M. “Stretchable Conductive Composites Based on Metal Wools for Use in Soft Devices” Adv. Func. Mater2015, 25, 1418-1425.

25.     Bwambok, D.K.; Christodouleas, D.C.; Morin, S.A.; Lange, H.; Phillips, S.T.; Whitesides, G.M. “Adaptive Use of Bubble Wrap for Storing Liquid Samples and Performing Analytical Assays” Anal. Chem. 2014, 86, 7478-7485.

24.     Morin, S.A.; Kwok, S. W.; Lessing, J.; Ting, J.; Shepherd, R. F.; Stokes, A.A.; Whitesides, G. M. “Elastomeric Tiles for Fabrication of Inflatable Structures” Adv. Func. Mater201424, 5541-5549.

23.     Morin, S.A.; Shevchenko, Y.; Lessing, J.; Kwok, S.W.; Shepherd, R. F.; Stokes, A.A.; Whitesides, G. M. “Using “Click-e-Bricks” to Make 3D Elastomeric Structures” Adv. Mater201426, 5991-5999.

22.     Mosadegh, B.; Mazzeo, A. D.; Shepherd, R. F.; Morin, S.A.; Gupta, U.; Sany, I.; Lai, D; Takayama, S.; Whitesides, G.M. “Control of Soft Machines using Actuators Operated by a Braille Display” Lab Chip 201414, 189-199.

21.     Kwok, S. W.; Morin, S. A.; Shepherd, R. F.; Stokes, A. A.; Whitesides, G.M. “Assembly of Soft Robots Using Magnetic Seals” Adv. Func. Mater. 2014, 24, 2180–2187.

20.     Meng, F.; Estruga, M.; Forticaux, A.; Morin, S.A.; Wu, Q.; Hu, Z.;  Jin, S. “Formation of Stacking Faults and the Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth: A Case Study of Aluminum Nitride Nanowires” ACS Nano 2013, 7, 11369-11378.

19.     Stokes, A.A.; Shepherd, R.F.; Morin, S.A.; Ilievski, F.; Whitesides, G.M. “A Multi-directional Soft Robotic Quadruped” Soft Robotics 2013, 1, 70-74.

18.     Shepherd, R.F.; Stokes, A.A.; Freake, J.; Barber, J.; Snyder, P.W.; Mazzeo, A.D.; Cademartiri, L.; Morin, S.A.; Whitesides, G.M. “Using Explosions to Power a Soft Robot” Angew. Chem.-Int. Ed 2013, 52, 2892-2896.

17.     Meng, F.; Morin, S.A.; Forticaux, A.; Jin, S. “Screw Dislocation Driven Growth of Nanomaterials” Acc. Chem. Res. 2013, 46, 1616-1626.

16.     Morin, S.A.; Shepherd, R.F.; Kwok, S.W.; Stokes, A.A.; Nemiroski, A.; Whitesides, G.M. “Camouflage and Display for Soft Machines” Science 2012, 337, 828-832.

15.     Musah, S.; Morin, S.A.; Wrighton, P.J.; Zwick, D.B.; Jin, S.; Kiessling, L.L. “Glycosaminoglycan-binding Hydrogels Enable Mechanical Control of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Self-Renewal” ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10168-10177.

14.     Dong, Z; Zhuravlev, K.K; Morin, S.A.; Li, L.; Jin, S.; Song, Y. “Pressure-Induced Structural Transformations of ZnO Nanowires Probed by X-ray Diffraction” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2012, 116, 2102-2107.

13.     Shepherd, R.F.; Ilievski, F.; Choi, W.; Morin, S.A.; Stokes, A.A.; Mazzeo, A.D.; Chen, X.; Wang, M.; Whitesides, G.M. “A Multi-Gait Soft Robot” P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2011, 108, 20400-20403.

12.     Morin, S.A.; Forticaux, A.; Bierman, M.J.; Jin, S. “Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Two Dimensional Nanoplates” Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 4449-4455.

11.     Meng, F.; Morin, S.A.; Jin, S. “Rational Solution Growth of a-FeOOH Nanowires Driven By Screw Dislocations and Their Conversion to a-Fe2O3 Nanowires” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 8408-8411.

10.     Morin, S.A.; Jin, S. “Screw Dislocation-Driven Epitaxial Solution Growth of ZnO Nanowires Seeded by Dislocations in GaN Substrates” Nano Lett. 2010, 10, 3459-3463.

9.     Jin, S.; Bierman, M.J.; Morin, S.A. “A New Twist on Nanowire Formation: Screw Dislocation-Driven Growth of Nanowires and Nanotubes” J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 1296-1510.

8.     Morin, S.A.; Bierman, M.J.; Tong, J.; Jin, S. “Mechanism and Kinetics of Spontaneous Nanotube Growth Driven by Screw Dislocations” Science 2010, 328, 476-480.

7.     Morin, S.A.; La, Y.H.; Liu, C.C.; Streifer, J.A.; Hamers, R.J.; Nealey, P.F.; Jin, S. “Assembly of Nanocrystal Arrays by Block-Copolymer-Directed Nucleation” Angew. Chem.-Int. Ed. 2009, 48, 2135-2139.

6.     Gottlieb, D.; Morin, S.A.; Jin, S.; Raines, R.T. “Self-Assembled Collagen-like Peptide Fibers as Templates for Metallic Nanowires” J. Mater. Chem. 2008, 18, 3865-3870.

5.     Amos, F.F.; Morin, S.A.; Streifer, J.A.; Hamers, R.J.; Jin, S. “Photodetector Arrays Directly Assembled onto Polymer Substrates from Aqueous Solution” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 14296-14302.

4.     Morin, S.A.; Amos, F.F.; Jin, S. “Biomimetic Assembly of Zinc Oxide Nanorods on Flexible Polymers” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 13776-13777.

3.     Maldonado, S.; Morin, S.; Stevenson, K.J. “Structure, composition, and chemical reactivity of carbon nanotubes by selective nitrogen doping” Carbon 2006, 44, 1429-1437.

2.     Maldonado, S.; Smith, T.J.; Williams, R.D.; Morin, S.; Barton, E.; Stevenson, K.J. “Surface modification of indium tin oxide via electrochemical reduction of aryldiazonium cations” Langmuir 2006, 22, 2884-2891.

1.     Maldonado, S.; Morin, S.; Stevenson, K.J. “Electrochemical oxidation of catecholamines and catechols at carbon nanotube electrodes” Analyst 2006, 131, 262-267.