IRG-B Publications


  1. X. Xu, N. Guillomaitre, K. S. S. Christie, R. K. Bay, N. Bizmark, S. S. Datta, Z. J. Ren, and R. D. Priestley, “Quick-Release Antifouling Hydrogels for Solar-Driven Water Purification,” ACS Central Science 9, 177 (2023). DOI:
  2. D.M. Scott, R.K. Prudhomme, and R.D. Priestley, “Effects of the Polymer Glass Transition on the Stability of Nanoparticle Dispersions,” Soft Matter 19, 1212 (2023). DOI: 10.1039/d2sm01595a
  3. D. M. Scott, A. Nikoubashman, R. A. Register, R. D. Priestley, and R. K. Prudhomme, “Rapid Precipitation of Ionomers for Stabilization of Polymeric Colloids,” Langmuir 39, 570-578 (2023). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.2c02850


  1. Lee DSW, Strom A, and Brangwynne CP, “The mechanobiology of nuclear phase separation,”
    APL Bioengineering 6, 021503 (2022). DOI: 10.1063/5.0083286
  2. A. Martínez-Calvo, T. Bhattacharjee, R. K. Bay, H. N. Luu, A. M. Hancock, N. S. Wingreen, S. S. Datta, "Morphological instability and roughening of growing 3D bacterial colonies," PNAS 119, e2208019119 (2022). DOI:
  3. J. A. Ott, S. Chiu, D. B. Amchin, T. Bhattacharjee, S. S. Datta, “A biophysical threshold for biofilm formation,” eLife 11, e76380 (2022). DOI:
  4. D. B. Amchin, J. A. Ott, T. Bhattacharjee, S. S. Datta, “Influence of confinement on the spreading of bacterial populations,” PLoS Computational Biology 18, e1010063 (2022). DOI:
  5. R. Alert, A. Martínez-Calvo, S. S. Datta, “Cellular sensing governs the stability of chemotactic fronts,” Physical Review Letters 128, 148101 (2022). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.148101
  6. T. Bhattacharjee, D. B. Amchin, R. Alert, J. A. Ott, S. S. Datta, “Chemotactic smoothing of collective migration,” eLife 11, e71226 (2022). DOI:
  7. S. S. Datta, A. M. Ardekani, P. E. Arratia, A. N. Beris, I. Bischofberger, J. G. Eggers, J. Esteban Lopez-Aguilar, S. M. Fielding, A. Frishman, M. D. Graham, J. S. Guasto, S. J. Haward, S. Hormozi, G. H. McKinley, R. J. Poole, A. Morozov, V. Shankar, E. S. G. Shaqfeh, A. Q. Shen, H. Stark, V. Steinberg, G. Subramanian, H. A. Stone, “Perspectives on viscoelastic flow instabilities and elastic
    turbulence,” Physical Review Fluids 7, 080701 (2022).
  8. J. Schneider, J. Liu, V. Lee, R. K. Prud’homme, S. S. Datta, R. D. Priestley, “Tuning morphologies and reactivities of hybrid organic-inorganic nanoparticles,” ACS Nano 16, 16133 (2022). DOI:
  9. N. Bizmark, N. Caggiano, J. Liu, C. Arnold, R. K. Prud’homme, S. S. Datta, R. D. Priestley, “Hysteresis in the thermally induced phase transition of cellulose ethers,” Soft Matter 18, 6254 (2022). DOI: 10.1039/d2sm00564f
  10. X. Xu, N. Bizmark, K. Christie, S. S. Datta, Z. J. Ren, R. D. Priestley, “Thermo-responsive polymers for water treatment and collection,” Macromolecules 55, 1894 (2022). DOI:
  11. P. Ronceray, S. Mao, A. Kosmrlj and M. P. Haataja, “Liquid demixing in elastic networks: cavitation, permeation, or size selection?,” EPL 137, 67001 (2022). DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/ac56ac
  12. S. Tong, R. Sknepnek, and A. Košmrlj, “Linear viscoelastic response of the vertex model with internal and external dissipation : Normal modes analysis”, Physical Review Research 5, 013143 (2023). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevResearch.5.013143
  13. S. Tong, N. K. Singh, R. Sknepnek, and A. Košmrlj, “Linear viscoelastic properties of the vertex model for epithelial tissues”, PLoS Computational Biology 18, e1010135 (2022). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010135
  14. Z. Pan, J. K. Nunes, C. Duprat, H.C. Shum and H. A. Stone, “Controlling extrudate volume fraction through poroelastic extrusion of entangled fibers,” Nature Communications 14, 1242 (2023). DOI:
  15. B. Gouveia, Y. Kim, J. Shaevitz, S. Petry, H. A. Stone and C. Brangwynne, “Capillary forces generated by biomolecular condensates,” Nature 609, 255-264 (2022). DOI:
  16. J. P. Klein, Z. M. Gdowski, and R. A. Register, “Controlling thermomechanical behavior of semicrystalline hydrogenated polynorbornene through the cis- to trans-cyclopentylene ratio,” Journal of Polymer Science 60, 266–275 (2022).  DOI: 10.1002/pol.20210752
  17. Y. Wang, J. X. Liu, K. Gu, A. Soman, T. Gu, C. B. Arnold, R. A. Register, Y.-L. Loo, and R. D. Priestley, “Epitaxially crystallized polyethylene exhibiting near-equilibrium melting temperatures,” Polymer Engineering and Science 62, 841–847 (2022).  DOI:  10.1002/pen.25890
  18. N. Xue, J. K. Nunes, and H. A. Stone, “Shear-induced migration of confined flexible fibers,” Soft Matter 18, 514–525 (2022). DOI: 10.1039/d1sm01256h
  19. E. Boyko and H. A. Stone, “Pressure-driven flow of the viscoelastic Oldroyd-B fluid in narrow non-uniform geometries: analytical results and comparison with simulations,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics 936, A23 (2022). DOI:10.1017/jfm.2022.67
  20. E. Boyko and H.A. Stone, “Flow rate–pressure drop relation for shear-thinning fluids in narrow channels: approximate solutions and comparison with experiments,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 923, R5 (2022). DOI:10.1017/jfm.2021.621


  1. U. Rana, C. P. Brangwynne, and A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, “Phase separation vs aggregation behavior for model disordered proteins,” The Journal of Chemical Physics 155, 125101 (2021). DOI: 10.1063/5.0060046
  2. X. Xu, S. Ozden, N. Bizmark, C. B. Arnold, S. S. Datta, R. D. Priestley, “A Bioinspired Elastic Hydrogel for Solar-Driven Water Purification”, Advanced Materials 33, 2007833 (2021). DOI: 10.1002/adma.202007833
  3. J. X. Liu, N. Bizmark, D. M. Scott, R. A. Register, M. P. Haataja, S. S. Datta, C. B. Arnold, and R. D. Priestley, “Evolution of Polymer Colloid Structure During Precipitation and Phase Separation,” JACS Au, 1, 936–944 (2021).  DOI: 10.1021/jacsau.1c00110
  4. S. Ozden, N. S. Dutta, K. Randazzo, T. Tsafack, C. B. Arnold, and R. D. Priestley, "Interfacial Engineering to Tailor the Properties of Multifunctional Ultralight Weight hBN-Polymer Composite Aerogels," ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 13, 13620–13628 (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.0c16866
  5. S. F. Shimobayashi, P. Ronceray, D. W. Sanders, M. P. Haataja, and C. P. Brangwynne, “Nucleation landscape of biomolecular condensates,” Nature 599, 503–506 (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03905-5
  6. N. B. Lu, D. B. Amchin, and S. S. Datta, “Forced imbibition in stratified porous media: Fluid dynamics and breakthrough saturation,” Physical Review Fluids 6, 114007 (2021). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.114007
  7. Y. Gao, N. K. K. Chai, N. Garakani, S. S. Datta, and H. J. Cho, “Scaling laws to predict humidity-induced swelling and stiffness in hydrogels”, Soft Matter 17, 9893–9899 (2021). DOI: 10.1039/D1SM01186C
  8. T. Bhattacharjee, D. B. Amchin, J. A. Ott, F. Kratz, and S. S. Datta, “Chemotactic migration of bacteria in porous media,” Biophysical Journal 120, 3483–3497 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2021.05.012
  9. J.-F. Louf, N. B. Lu, M. G. O’Connell, H. J. Cho, and S. S. Datta, “Under pressure: Hydrogel swelling in a granular medium,” Science Advances 7, eabd2711 (2021). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd2711
  10. J.-F. Louf and S. S. Datta, “Poroelastic relaxation of hydrogel particles,” Soft Matter 17, 3840–3847 (2021). DOI: 10.1039/D0SM02243H
  11. C. Kurzthaler, S. Mandal, T. Bhattacharjee, H. Löwen, S. S. Datta, and H. A. Stone, “A geometric criterion for the optimal spreading of active polymers in porous media,” Nature Communications 12, 7088 (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26942-0
  12. M. A. Palmer, B. A. Nerger, K. Goodwin, A. Sudhakar, S. B. Lemke, P. T. Ravindran, J. E. Toettcher, A. Kosmrlj, and C. M. Nelson, "Stress ball morphogenesis: How the lizard builds its lung," Science Advances 7, eabk0161 25890 (2021). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abk0161
  13. K. Randazzo, M. Bartkiewicz, B. Graczykowski, D. Cangialosi, G. Fytaz, B. Zuo, and R. D. Priestley, “Direct Visualization and Characterization of Interfacially Adsorbed Polymer atop Nanoparticles and within Nanocomposites,” Macromolecules 54, 10224–10234 (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.1c01557
  14. Z. Hao, A. Ghanekarade, N. Zhu, R. Randazzo, D. Kawaguchi, K. Tanaka, X. Wang, D.S. Simmons, R. D. Priestley, and B. Zuo, “Mobility gradients yield rubbery surfaces on top of polymer glasses,” Nature, 596, 372 (2021). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03733-7
  15. B.A. Zuo, C. Li, Q.Y. Xu, K. Randazzo, N.S. Jiang, X.P. Wang, R.D. Priestley, "Ultrastable Glassy Polymer Films with an Ultradense Brush Morphology", ACS Nano 15, 9568–9576 (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.0c09631
  16. E. Boyko and H. A. Stone, “Reciprocal theorem for calculating the flow rate–pressure drop relation for complex fluids in narrow geometries,” Physical Review Fluids 6, L081301 (2021). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.L081301
  17. B. Qin, C. Fei, B. Wang, H. A. Stone, N. S. Wingreen, and B. L. Bassler, “Hierarchical transitions and fractal wrinkling drive bacterial pellicle morphogenesis,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 118 e2023504118 (2021). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2023504118
  18. L. J. Perez, T. Bhattacharjee, S. S. Datta, R. Parashar, N. L. Sund, “Impact of confined geometries on hopping and trapping of motile bacteria in porous media,” Physical Review E, 103, 012611 (2021). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.103.012611
  19. J. K. Nunes, J. Li, I. M. Griffiths, B. Rallabandi, J. Man and H.A. Stone, “Electrostatic wrapping of a microfiber around a curved particle,” Soft Matter 17, 3609-3618 (2021). DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01857K

2020 (Publications that acknowledge the old award NSF DMR 1420541)

  1. Y. Wang, K. Gu, A. Soman, T. Gu, R.A. Register, Y.-L. Loo, and R.D. Priestley, “Circumventing Macroscopic Phase Separation in Immiscible Polymer Mixtures by Bottom-Up Deposition”, Macromolecules, 53, 5740-5746 (2020).  DOI:  10.1021/acs.macromol.0c00916
  2. J. A. Riback, L. Zhu, M. C. Ferrolino, M. Tolbert, D. M. Mitrea, D. W. Sanders, M.-T. Wei, R. W. Kriwacki, and C. P. Brangwynne, “Composition dependent thermodynamics of intracellular phase separation,” Nature 581, 209-214 (2020)
  3. B. Qin, C. Fei, A.A. Bridges, A.A. Mashruwala, H.A. Stone, N.S. Wingreen and B.L. Bassler, “Cell position fates and collective fountain flow in bacterial biofilms revealed by light-sheet microscopy,” Science 369, 71-77 (2020).