Scientific Publications

Biocatalytic ATRP in solution and on surfaces

KJ Rodriguez, MM Pellizzoni, M Divandari, EM Benetti, N Bruns,
Methods in enzymology 627, 263-290


Surface-grafted assemblies of cyclic polymers: Shifting between high friction and extreme lubricity

M Divandari, G Morgese, SN Ramakrishna, EM Benetti,
European Polymer Journal 110, 301-306


Surface density variation within cyclic polymer brushes reveals topology effects on their nanotribological and biopassive properties

M Divandari, L Trachsel, W Yan, J Rosenboom, ND Spencer, M Zenobi-Wong, G Morgese, SN Ramakrishna, EM Benetti,
ACS Macro Letters 7 (12), 1455-1460


The Role of Cu0 in Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization: Tuning Catalyst Dissolution for Tailoring Polymer Interfaces

M Fantin, SN Ramakrishna, J Yan, W Yan, M Divandari, ND Spencer, K Matyjaszewski, EM Benetti,
Macromolecules 51 (17), 6825-6835


In situ monitoring of SI-ATRP throughout multiple reinitiations under flow by means of a quartz crystal microbalance

J Mandal, RS Varunprasaath, W Yan, M Divandari, ND Spencer, M Dübner,
RSC advances 8 (36), 20048-20055


Design and characterization of ultrastable, biopassive and lubricious cyclic poly (2-alkyl-2-oxazoline) brushes

W Yan, M Divandari, JG Rosenboom, SN Ramakrishna, L Trachsel, ND Spencer, G Morgese, EM Benetti,
Polymer Chemistry 9 (19), 2580-2589


Controlling enzymatic polymerization from surfaces with switchable bioaffinity

M Divandari, J Pollard, E Dehghani, N Bruns, EM Benetti,
Biomacromolecules 18 (12), 4261-4270


Topology effects on the structural and physicochemical properties of polymer brushes

M Divandari, G Morgese, L Trachsel, M Romio, ES Dehghani, JG Rosenboom, C Paradisi, M Zenobi-Wong, SN Ramakrishna, EM Benetti,
Macromolecules 50 (19), 7760-7769


Loops and Cycles at Surfaces: The Unique Properties of Topological Polymer Brushes

EM Benetti, M Divandari, SN Ramakrishna, G Morgese, W Yan, L Trachsel,
Chemistry–A European Journal 23 (51), 12433-12442


Modulation of surface-initiated ATRP by confinement: Mechanism and applications

EM Benetti, C Kang, J Mandal, M Divandari, ND Spencer,
Macromolecules 50 (15), 5711-5718


Effects of lateral deformation by thermoresponsive polymer brushes on the measured friction forces

SN Ramakrishna, M Cirelli, M Divandari, EM Benetti
Langmuir 33 (17), 4164-4171


Topological polymer chemistry enters surface science: linear versus cyclic polymer brushes

G Morgese, L Trachsel, M Romio, M Divandari, SN Ramakrishna, EM Benetti,
Angewandte Chemie 128 (50), 15812-15817


ATR-IR Investigation of Solvent Interactions with Surface-Bound Polymers

CH Mathis, M Divandari, R Simic, VV Naik, EM Benetti, L Isa, ND Spencer
Langmuir 32 (30), 7588-7595


An Intensive Short Course on Atomic-Force Microscopy

NA Burnham, A Arcifa, M Divandari, C Mathis, SN Ramakrishna, ND Spencer,
2015 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year of College