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    • Bioinspired micrograting arrays mimicking the reverse color diffraction elements evolved by the butterfly Pierella luna 

      England, Grant Tyler; Kolle, Mathias; Kim, Philseok; Khan, Mughees; Munoz, Philip Alejandro; Mazur, Eric; Aizenberg, Joanna (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014)
      Recently, diffraction elements that reverse the color sequence normally observed in planar diffraction gratings have been found in the wing scales of the butterfly Pierella luna. Here, we describe the creation of an ...
    • A colloidoscope of colloid-based porous materials and their uses 

      Phillips, Katherine; England, Grant Tyler; Sunny, Steffi; Shirman, Elijah; Shirman, Tanya; Vogel, Nicolas; Aizenberg, Joanna (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2016)
      Nature evolved a variety of hierarchical structures that produce sophisticated functions. Inspired by these natural materials, colloidal self-assembly provides a convenient way to produce structures from simple building ...
    • Combining Bottom-Up Self-Assembly with Top-Down Microfabrication to Create Hierarchical Inverse Opals with High Structural Order 

      Schaffner, Manuel; England, Grant Tyler; Kolle, Mathias; Aizenberg, Joanna; Vogel, Nicolas (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)
      Colloidal particles can assemble into ordered crystals, creating periodically structured materials at the nanoscale without relying on expensive equipment. The combination of small size and high order leads to strong ...
    • Multifunctionality of chiton biomineralized armor with an integrated visual system 

      Li, Ling; Connors, Matthew; Kolle, Mathias; England, Grant Tyler; Speiser, D. I.; Xiao, Xianghui; Aizenberg, Joanna; Ortiz, Christine (American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2015)
      Nature provides a multitude of examples of multifunctional structural materials in which trade-offs are imposed by conflicting functional requirements. One such example is the biomineralized armor of the chiton Acanthopleura ...
    • Photothermally triggered actuation of hybrid materials as a new platform for in vitro cell manipulation 

      Sutton, Amy Alexandra; Shirman, Tanya; Timonen, Jaakko; England, Grant Tyler; Kim, Philseok; Kolle, Mathias; Ferrante, Thomas Charles; Zarzar, Lauren; Strong, Elizabeth; Aizenberg, Joanna (Springer Nature, 2017)
      Mechanical forces in the cell’s natural environment have a crucial impact on growth, differentiation and behavior. Few areas of biology can be understood without taking into account how both individual cells and cell ...