Publications

A fullerene alloy based photovoltaic blend with a glass transition temperature above 200 °C

06 Feb 2017

Organic solar cells with a high degree of thermal stability require bulk-heterojunction blends that feature a high glass transition, which must occur considerably above the temperatures encountered during device fabrication… Read more

Generation of anti-inflammatory macrophages for implants and regenerative medicine using self-standing release systems with a phenotype-fixing cytokine cocktail formulation

01 Feb 2017

The immediate tissue microenvironment of implanted biomedical devices and engineered tissues is highly influential on their long term fate and efficacy. The creation of a long-term anti-inflammatory microenvironment around implants… Read more

Plasmonic Nanospectroscopy for Thermal Analysis of Organic Semiconductor Thin Films

23 Jan 2017

Organic semiconductors are key materials for the next generation of thin film electronic devices like field-effect transistors, light-emitting diodes and solar cells. Accurate thermal analysis is essential for the fundamental… Read more

Unraveling interactions between ionic liquids and phospholipid vesicles using nanoplasmonic sensing

09 Jan 2017

Owing to their unique properties and unlimited structural combinations, the ubiquitous use of ionic liquids (ILs) is steadily increasing. The objective of the present work is to shed light into… Read more

Quantitative Profiling of Nanoscale Liposome Deformation by a Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensor

16 Dec 2016

Characterizing the shape of sub-100 nm, biological soft-matter particulates (e.g., liposomes and exosomes) adsorbed at a solid-liquid interface remains a challenging task. Here, we introduce a localized surface plasmon resonance… Read more

Investigating How Vesicle Size Influences Vesicle Adsorption on Titanium Oxide: A Competition between Steric Packing and Shape Deformation

08 Dec 2016

Understanding the adsorption behavior of lipid vesicles at solid-liquid interfaces is important for obtaining fundamental insights into soft matter adsorbates as well as for practical applications such as supported lipid… Read more

Integration of Quartz Crystal Microbalance-Dissipation and Reflection-Mode Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors for Biomacromolecular Interaction Analysis

25 Nov 2016

The combination of label-free, surface-sensitive measurement techniques based on different physical principles enables detailed characterization of biomacromolecular interactions at solid-liquid interfaces. To date, most combined measurement systems have involved experimental… Read more

Peptide Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles with Optimized Particle Size and Concentration for Colorimetric Assay Development: Detection of Cardiac Troponin I

10 Nov 2016

Peptide-functionalized gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are extensively utilized in colorimetric assays for rapid and sensitive detection of various biomedical and environmental targets. Although extensively used as colorimetric reporting systems, the… Read more

Role of ZnO and CeOx in Cu-Based Model Catalysts in Activation of H2O and CO2 Dynamics Studied by in Situ Ultraviolet–Visible and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy

17 Oct 2016

Flat model and powder Cu, ZnO/Cu, and CeOx/Cu catalysts were studied by focusing on the role of the oxide phase as a promoter in the water gas shift (WGS)… Read more

Kinetic discrimination of DNA single-base mutations by localized surface plasmon resonance

14 Oct 2016

Clinical application of DNA microarrays used for screening of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are very important for diagnosis of diseases and appropriate treatment of patients. In this paper localized surface… Read more