Joanna Aizenberg

Joanna Aizenberg

Amy Smith Berylson Professor of Materials Science and Professor of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Co-Director of the Master in Design Engineering Program
Joanna Aizenberg

Research Interests

Biomineralization, self-assembly, adaptive materials, crystal engineering, surface wettability, slippery surfaces, nanofabrication, biooptics, biomaterials, and biomechanics

Related Publications

Park K-C, Kim P, Grinthal A, He N, Fox D, Weaver JC, Aizenberg J. Condensation on slippery asymmetric bumps. Nature. 2016;531 :78-82.

Shastri A, McGregor LM, Liu Y, Harris V, Nan H, Mujica M, Vasquez Y, Bhattacharya A, Ma Y, Aizenberg M, et al. An aptamer-functionalized chemomechanically modulated biomolecule catch-and-release system. Nature Chemistry. 2015;7 :447-454.

Cui J, Daniel D, Grinthal A, Lin K, Aizenberg J. Dynamic polymer systems with self-regulated secretion for the control of surface properties and material healing. Nature Materials. 2015;14 (8) :790-795.

Hou X, Hu Y, Grinthal A, Khan M, Aizenberg J. Liquid-based gating mechanism with tunable multiphase selectivity and antifouling behaviour. Nature. 2015;519 :70-73.

Li L, Connors MJ, Kolle M, England GT, Speiser DI, Xiao X, Aizenberg J, Ortiz C. Multifunctionality of chiton biomineralized armor with an integrated visual system. Science. 2015;350 (6263) :952-956.

Noorduin W, Grinthal A, Mahadevan L, Aizenberg J. Rationally Designed Complex Hierarchical Microarchitectures. Science. 2013;340 :832-837.

Yao X, Hu Y, Grinthal A, Wong T-S, Mahadevan L, Aizenberg J. Adaptive fluid-infused porous films with tunable transparency and wettability. Nature Materials. 2013;12 :529-534.

He X, Aizenberg M, Kuksenok O, Zarzar LD, Shastri A, Balazs AC, Aizenberg J. Synthetic Homeostatic Materials with Chemo-Mechano-Chemical Self-Regulation. Nature. 2012;487 :214-218.

Wong T-S, Kang SH, Tang SKY, Smythe EJ, Hatton BD, Grinthal A, and Aizenberg J. Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity. Nature. 2011;477 :443-447.

Burgess IB, Mishchenko L, Hatton BD, Kolle M, Loncar M, Aizenberg J. Encoding complex wettability patterns in chemically functionalized 3D photonic crystals. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011;133 (32) :12430-12432.

Hatton B, Mishchenko L, Davis S, Sandhage KH, Aizenberg J. Assembly of large-area, highly ordered, crack-free inverse opal films. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 2010;107 :10354-10359.

Self-Organization of a Mesoscale Bristle into Ordered, Hierarchical Helical Assemblies. (2009)

Fabrication of Bio-Inspired Actuated Nanostructures with Arbitrary Geometry and Stiffness. (2009)

Effects of Laminate Architecture on Fracture Resistance of Sponge Biosilica: Lessons from Nature. (2008)

Calcium Carbonate Storage in Amorphous Form and Its Template-Induced Crystallization. (2008)

Micromechanical Properties of Biological Silica in Skeletons of Deep-Sea Sponges. (2006)

Faculty Department

Chemistry & Chemical Biology



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