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    • An aptamer-functionalized chemomechanically modulated biomolecule catch-and-release system 

      Shastri, Ankita; McGregor, Lynn; Liu, Ya; Harris, Valerie; Nan, Hanqing; Mujica, Maritza; Vasquez, Yolanda; Bhattacharya, Amitabh; Ma, Yongting; Aizenberg, Michael; Kuksenok, Olga; Balazs, Anna C.; Aizenberg, Joanna; He, Ximin (Nature Publishing Group, 2015)
      The efficient extraction of (bio)molecules from fluid mixtures is vital for applications ranging from target characterization in (bio)chemistry to environmental analysis and biomedical diagnostics. Inspired by biological ...
    • Computational modeling of oscillating fins that “catch and release” targeted nanoparticles in bilayer flows 

      Liu, Ya; Bhattacharya, Amitabh; Kuksenok, Olga; He, Ximin; Aizenberg, Michael; Aizenberg, Joanna; Balazs, Anna C. (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2016)
      A number of physiological processes in living organisms involve the selective ‘‘catch and release’’ of biomolecules. Inspired by these biological processes, we use computational modeling to design synthetic systems that ...
    • Designing a gel–fiber composite to extract nanoparticles from solution 

      Liu, Ya; Yong, Xin; McFarlin, Gerald; Kuksenok, Olga; Aizenberg, Joanna; Balazs, Anna C. (Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2015)
      The extraction of nanoscopic particulates from flowing fluids is a vital step in filtration processes, as well as the fabrication of nanocomposites. Inspired by the ability of carnivorous plants to use hair-like filaments ...
    • Harnessing Cooperative Interactions between Thermoresponsive Aptamers and Gels To Trap and Release Nanoparticles 

      Liu, Ya; Kuksenok, Olga; He, Ximin; Aizenberg, Michael; Aizenberg, Joanna; Balazs, Anna C. (American Chemical Society (ACS), 2016)
      We use computational modeling to design a device that can controllably trap and release particles in solution in response to variations in temperature. The system exploits the thermo- responsive properties of end-grafted ...
    • Synthetic homeostatic materials with chemo-mechano-chemical self-regulation 

      He, Ximin; Aizenberg, Michael; Kuksenok, Olga; Zarzar, Lauren D.; Shastri, Ankita; Balazs, Anna C.; Aizenberg, Joanna (Springer Nature, 2012)
      Living organisms have unique homeostatic abilities, maintaining tight control of their local environment through interconversions of chemical and mechanical energy and self-regulating feedback loops organized hierarchically ...