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45) van den Bergh, W.; Williams, E.; Vest, N.; Chiang, P.-H.; Stefik, M. Mesoporous TiO2 Microparticles with Tailored Surface, Pore, Wall, and Particle Dimensions using Persistent Micelle Templates. Langmuir 2021, ASAP. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01865

44) Larison, T.; Stefik, M. Persistent Micelle Corona Chemistry Enables Constant Micelle Core Size with Independent Control of Functionality and Polyelectrolyte Response. Langmuir 2021, 37(32), 9817-9825. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01384

43)  Zhu, K.; Wu, T.; Van Den Bergh, W.; Stefik, M.; Huang, K. Reversible Molecular and Ionic Storage Mechanisms in High-Performance Zn0.1V2O5·nH2O Xerogel Cathode for Aqueous Zn-Ion Batteries. ACS Nano 2021, 15, 6, 10678–10688. 10.1021/acsnano.1c03684

42) Williams, E.; McMahon, P. L.; Reynolds, J. E. III; Snider, J. L.; Stavila, V.; Allendorf, M. D.; Stefik, M. Tailored Porous Carbons Enabled by Persistent Micelles with Glassy Cores. Materials Advances 2021, 2 5381-5395. 10.1039/D1MA00146A 

41) van den Bergh, W.; Lokupitiya, H.; Vest, N.; Reid, B.; Guldin, S.; Stefik, M. Tunable Isomorphic Architectures of T-Nb2O5 Quantify Nanostructure Dependence of Intercalation Pseudocapacitance upon Diffusive Processes. Advanced Functional Materials 2021, 31, 2007826. 10.1002/adfm.202007826

40) Madathil, K.; Lantz, K. A.; Stefik, M. ;Stein, G. E. Effects of Trace Water on Self-Assembly of Sulfonated Block Copolymers During Solution Processing. ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2020, 2(11), 4893-4901. 10.1021/acsapm.0c00806

39) Sarkar, A.;Edson, C.; Tian, D.;Fink, T.; Cianciotti, K.; Gross, R. A.; Bae, C.; Zha, H. Rapid Synthesis of Silk-Like Polymers Facilitated by Microwave Irradiation and Click Chemistry. Biomacromolecules 2020, 22(1), 95-105. 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00563 

38) Brandt, A.; Shakya, D.; Metavarayuth, K.; Dolgopolova, E.; Hensley, L.; Duke, A.; Farzandh, S.; Stefik, M.; Shustova, N.; Chen, D. Growth of Crystalline Bimetallic Metal-Organic Framework Films via Transmetallation. Langmuir 2020, 36(33), 9900-9908. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c01535

37) Lu, Y.; Zhu, T.; van den Bergh, W.; Stefik, M.; Huang, K. A High Performing Zn-ion Battery Cathode Enabled by in-situ Transformation of V2O5 Atomic Layers. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 202059(39), 17004—17011. 10.1002/anie.202006171

36)  Zhu, K.; Wu, T.; Sun, S.;van den Bergh, W.; Stefik, M.; Huang, K. Synergistic H+/Zn2+ Dual Ion Insertion Mechanism in High-Capacity and Ultra-Stable Hydrated VO2 Cathode for Aqueous Zn-Ion Batteries. Energy Storage Materials 2020, 29, 60-70. 10.1016/j.ensm.2020.03.030

35) Leith, G. A.; Rice, A. M.; Yarbrough, B. J.; Berseneva, A. A.; Ly, R. T.; Buck, C. N.; Brandy. A. J.; Chen, D. A.; Lamm, B. W.; Stefik, M.; Stephenson, K. S.; Smith, M. D.; Vannucci, A. K.; Pellechia, P. J.; Garashcuk, S.; Shustova, N. B.; A Dual Threat: Redox-Activity and Electronic Structures of Well-Defined Donor-Acceptor Fulleretic Covalent-Organic Materials. Angewandte Chemie 2020, 132(15), 6056-6062. 10.1002/ange.201914233

34) Marsh, Z. M.; Blom, D. A.; Stefik, M. Tunable Fluorophobic Effect Determines Nanoparticle Dispersion in Homopolymers and Block Polymers. Advanced Materials Interfaces 2019, 1901691 1-8. 10.1002/admi.201901691

33) Abbas, Z. M.; Tawfilas, M.; Khani, M. M.; Golian, K.; Marsh, Z. M.; Jhalaria, M.; Simonutti, R.; Stefik, M.; Kumar, S. K.; Benicewicz, B. C. Reinforcement of polychloroprene by grafted silica nanoparticles. Polymer 201958, 417-427. 10.1016/j.polymer.2019.03.031

32) Lantz, K. A.; Clamp, N. B.; v. d. Bergh, W.; Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M. Full Gamut Wall Tunability from Persistent Micelle Templates via Ex Situ Hydrolysis. Small 201915(18), 1900393.. 10.1002/smll.201900393

31) Lamm, B.; Zhou, L. Rao, P; Stefik, M. ALD of Space-Efficient SnO2 Underlayers for BiVO4 Host-Guest Architectures for Photoassisted Water Splitting. ChemSusChem 201912(9), 1916-1924. 10.1002/cssc.201802566

30)  G. G. Li; M. Sun; E. Villarreal; S. Pandey; S. R. Phillpot; H. Wang. Galvanic Replacement-Driven Transformations of Atomically Intermixed Bimetallic Colloidal Nanocrystals: Effects of Compositional Stoichiometry and Structural Ordering. Langmuir 2018, 34, 4340−4350. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00448

29)  G. G. Li; D. A. Blom; S. Pandey; R. Koch; S. Misture; S. Phillpot; H. Wang. Overcoming the Interfacial Lattice Mismatch: Geometry Control of Gold-Nickel Bimetallic Heteronanostructures, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2018, 35, 1700361. 10.1002/ppsc.201700361 

28) Lamm, B.; Zhou, L. Rao, P; Stefik, M. ALD of Space-Efficient SnO2 Underlayers for BiVO4 Host-Guest Architectures for Photoassisted Water Splitting. ChemSusChem 201812(9), 1916-1924. 10.1002/cssc.201802566

27) Marsh, Z.; Lantz, K.; Stefik, M. QCM Detection of Molecule-Nanoparticle Interactions for Ligand Shells of Varying Morphology. Nanoscale 2018, 10, 19107-19116. 10.1039/C8NR05605F

26) Armas, J. A.; Reynolds, K. J.;Marsh, Z. M.; Stefik, M.; Scott, G. E.; Zhang, S. Ring-Banded Spherulitic Crystals of Poly(3-butylthiophene) via Controlled Solvent Evaporation. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2018, 1800204, 1-5. 10.1002/macp.201800204

25) Kasprzak, C. R.; Scherzinger, E. T.; Sarkar, A.; Miao, M.; Porcincula, D. H.; Madriz, A. M.; Pennewell, Z. M.; Chau, S. S.; Fernando, R.; Stefik, M.; Zhang, S. Ordered Nanostructures of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites from Lyotropic Liquid Crystal Templating. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2018, 1800197, 1-8. 10.1002/macp.201800197

24) Haware, R. V.; Vinjamuri, B. P.; Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M.; Stagner, W. C. Deciphering Magnesium Stearate Differential Scanning Calorimetry Thermotropic Behavior. International Journal of Pharmaceutics 2018, 548(1), 314-324. 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2018.07.001

23) Sarkar, A.; Evans, L.; Stefik, M. Expanded Kinetic Control for Persistent Micelle Templates with Solvent Selection. Langmuir 2018, 34(20), 5738-5749. 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00417

22) Xu, J; Voznyy, O.;Liu, M.; Kirmani, A.; Walters, G.; Munir, R.; Proppe, A.; Wei, M.; Sun, B.; Liu, M.; Pelayo Garcia de Arquer, F.; Quintero-Bermudez, R.; Li, J.; Fan, J.; Quan, L.; Todorovic, P.; Tan, H.; Sarkar, A.; Hoogland, S.; Stefik, M.; Amassian, A.; Sargent, E. H. 2D Matrix Engineering for Homogeneous Quantum Dot Coupling in Photovoltaic Solids. Nature Nanotech 2018. 10.1038/s41565-018-0117-z

21) Fellows, B.; Sandler, S.;Livingston, J.; Fuller, K.; Nwandu, L.; Timmins, S.; Lantz, K. A.; Stefik, M.; Mefford, T. Extended LaMer Synthesis of Cobalt Doped Ferrite. IEEE Magnetics Letters 2018, 9, 1-5. 10.1109/LMAG.2017.2787683

20) Zheng, Y.; Abbas, Z.; Sarkar, A.; Marsh, Z; Stefik, M.; Benicewicz, B. Surface-initiated reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of chloroprene and mechanical properties of matrix-free polychloroprene nanocomposites. Polymer 2018, 135, 193-199. 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.12.028

19) Bilger, D.; Figueroa, J.; Redeker, N.; Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M.; Zhang, S. Hydrogen Bonding Directed Ordered Assembly of Carboxylated Poly(3-Alkylthiophene)s. ACS Omega 2017, 2(11), 8526–8535. 10.1021/acsomega.7b01361

18) Huang, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Sarkar, A.; Xu, Y.; Stefik, M.; Benicewicz, B. C. Matrix-Free Polymer Nanocomposite Thermoplastic Elastomers. Macromolecules 2017, 50(12), 4742–4753. 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00873

17) Huang, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Pribyl, J.; Benicewicz, B., A Versatile Approach to Different Colored Photonic Films Generated from Block Copolymers and Their Conversion into Polymer-Grafted Nanoplatelets. Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2017, 10.1039/c7tc02562a

16) Khani, M. M.; Woo, D.; Mumpower, E. L.; Benicewicz, B. C., Poly (alkyl methacrylate)-grafted silica nanoparticles in polyethylene nanocomposites., Polymer 2017, 109, 339-348. 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.12.046

15) Huang, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Sarkar, A.; Xu, Y.; Stefik, M.; Benicewicz, B. C. Matrix-Free Polymer Nanocomposite Thermoplastic Elastomers. Macromolecules 2017, 50(12), 4742–4753. 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00873

14) Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M. How to Make Persistent Micelle Templates in 24 Hours and Know It using X-ray Scattering. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 11840-11853.. 10.1039/C7TA01034F

13) Rahman, M. A.; Lokupitiya, H. N.; Ganewatta, M.; Yuan, L.; Stefik, M.; Tang, C. Designing Block Copolymer Architectures toward Tough Bioplastics from Natural Rosin. Macromolecules 2017, 50(5), 2069–2077. 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00001

12) Sun, L.; Zhang, Q.; Grace Li, G.; Villarreal, E.; Fu, X.; Wang, H. Multifaceted Gold–Palladium Bimetallic Nanorods and Their Geometric, Compositional, and Catalytic Tunabilities. ACS Nano 2017, 11(3), 3213–3228. 10.1021/acsnano.7b00264

11) Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M. Robust Porous Polymers Enabled by Fast Trifluoroacetic Acid Etch with Improved Selectivity for Polylactide. Material Chemistry Frontiers 2017, 1, 1526 – 1533. . 10.1039/c6qm00266h

10) Lamm, B.; Sarkar, A. Stefik, M. Surface Functionalized Atomic Layer Deposition of Bismuth Vanadate for Single-Phase Scheelite. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 6060 – 6069. 10.1039/C6TA09485F

9) Bilger, D.; Sarkar, A.; Danesh, C.; Gopinadhan, M.; Braggin, G.; Figueroa, J.; Pham, T.; Chun, D.; Rao, Y.; Osuji, C.; Stefik, M.; Zhang, S. Multi-Scale Assembly of Polythiophene-Surfactant Supramolecular Complexes for Charge Transport Anisotropy. Macromolecules 2017, 50(3), 1047–1055. 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02416

8) Wahab, Z.; Marsh, Z. M.; Tessema, A.; Kidane, A.; Stefik, M.; Anneaux, B. L., Ploehn, H. J. Effect of Nanodiamond Surface Functionalization on the Properties of Nanodiamond/PEEK Composites. EEE TCPMT 2017, 7(2), 165-177. 10.1109/TCPMT.2016.2646671

7) Lokupitiya, H. N.; Stefik, M. Cavitation-Enabled Rapid and Tunable Evolution of High-χN Micelles as Templates for Ordered Mesoporous Oxides. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 1393-1397. 10.1039/c6nr07313a

6) Grace Li, G.; Lin, Y.;Wang, H. Residual Silver Remarkably Enhances Electrocatalytic Activity and Durability of Dealloyed Gold Nanosponge Particles. Nano Letters 2016, 16, 7248-7253. 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03685

5) Ruiz-Yi, B.; Bunn, J. K.; Stasak, D.; Mehta, A.; Besser, M.; Kramer, M. J.; Takeuchi, I.; Hattrick-Simpers, J. The Different Roles of Entropy and Solubility in High Entropy Alloy Stability. ACS Combinatorial Science 2016, 18(9), 596-603. 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00077

4) Stefik, M. Atomic Layer Deposition of Bismuth Vanadates for Solar Energy Materials. ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 1727-1735. 10.1002/cssc.201600457

3) Peters, K.; Lokupitiya, H. N.; Sarauli, D.; Labs, M.; Pribil, M.; Rathousky, J.; Kuhn, A.; Leister, D.; Stefik, M.; Fattakhova-Rohfling, D. Nanostructured Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Layers with Tunable Pore Architectures as Versatile Transparent Current Collectors for Biophotovoltaics. Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 26, 6682–6692. 10.1002/adfm.201602148

2) Lokupitiya, H. N.; Jones, A.; Reid, B.; Guldin, S.; Stefik M. Ordered Mesoporous to Macroporous Oxides with Tunable Isomorphic Architectures – Solution Criteria for Persistent Micelle Templates. Chemistry of Materials 2016, 28(6), 1653-1667. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04407

1) Wang, Z.; Yuan, L.; Trenor, N. M.; Vlaminck, L.;Billiet, S.; Sarkar, A.; Du Prez, F. E.; Stefik, M.; Tang, C. Sustainable Thermoplastic Elastomers Derived from Plant Oil and Their “Click-Coupling” via TAD Chemistry. Green Chemistry 2015, 17, 3806-3818. 10.1039/C5GC00822K


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