Makhija E., Jagielska A., Van Vliet K.J. High-resolution Imaging of Nuclear Dynamics in Live Cells under Uniaxial Tensile Strain.  J. Vis. Exp. (148), 2019. DOI:10.3791/59474.

Eberle D., Fodelianaki G., Kurth T., Jagielska A., Moellmert S., Ulbricht E., Wagner K., Taubenberger A. V., Traeber N., Escolano J.-C., Franklin R. M., Van Vliet K. J., and Guck J. Acute but not inherited demyelination in mouse models leads to brain tissue stiffness changes, 2019, bioRxiv 449603; doi:

Rennerfeldt D.A., Raminhos J.S., Leff S.M., Manning P., Van Vliet K.J. Emergent heterogeneity in putative mesenchymal stem cell colonies: Single-cell time lapsed analysis. PLOS ONE 14(4) 2019.

Ganesh, V.A., Kundukad, B., Cheng, D., Radhakrishnan, S., Ramakrishna, S., Van Vliet, K.J.. Engineering silver‐zwitterionic composite nanofiber membrane for bacterial fouling resistance. J Appl Polym Sci. 136, 2019. DOI:

Qing B., Canovic E.P., Mijailovic A.S., Jagielska, A., Whitfield M.J., Lowe A, Kelly E.H., Turner D., Sahin M., and Van Vliet K. J. Probing Mechanical properties of  brain in a tuberous sclerosis model of autism. J Biomech Eng. 141, 2019. DOI:10.1115/1.4040945.


Liu, F.D., Tam, K., Pishesha, N. Poon, Z., Van Vliet, K.J. Improving hematopoietic recovery through modeling and modulation of the mesenchymal stromal cell secretome. Stem Cell Res Ther. 9, 2018.  Full text PDF.

McGrogan, F.P., Raja, S.N., Chiang, Y.-M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Electrochemomechanical fatigue: Decoupling mechanisms of fracture-induced performance degradation in LiXMn2O4,” J. Electrochem. Soc., 165 A2458-A2466, 2018.   Full text PDF.

Chi Y.T., Youssef M. ,  Sun L., Van Vliet K. J., and Yildiz B., Accessible switching of electronic defect type in SrTiO3 via biaxial strain. Physical Review Materials 2. 2018. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.055801

Mijailovic A.S., Qing B., Fortunato D., Van Vliet K.J., Characterizing viscoelastic mechanical properties of highly compliant polymers and biological tissues using impact indentation, Acta Bio. 71: 388-397. 2018.

Makhija, E., Jagielska A.,  Zhu, L., Bost, A., Ong, W., Chew, S. Y., Shivashankar, G.V., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Mechanical Strain Alters Cellular and Nuclear Dynamics at Early Stages of Oligodendrocyte Differentiation,” Front. Cell. Neurosci., 2018. Full text

Swallow, J.G., Lee, J.K.,  Defferriere, T., Hughes, G.M., Raja, S.N., Tuller, H.L., Warner, J.H., Van Vliet, K.J. “Atomic resolution imaging of nanoscale chemical expansion in PrxCe1-xO2-δ during in situ heating,” ACS Nano, 12(2): 1359-1372. 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07732

Espinosa-Hoyos, D., Jagielska, A., Homan, K.A., Du, H., Busbee, T., Anderson, D.G., Fang, N.X., Lewis, J.A., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Engineered 3D-printed artificial axons,” Sci. Rep. 8. 478, 2018.   Full text PDF.


McGrogan, F.P., Bishop, S.R., Chiang, Y.-M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Connecting particle fracture with electrochemical impedance in LiXMn2O4,” J. Electrochem. Soc. 164 A3709-A3717, 2017.   Full text PDF.

Liu, F.D., Pishesha, N., Poon, Z., Kaushik, T., and Van Vliet, K.J. “Material viscoelastic properties modulate the mesenchymal stem cell secretome for applications in hematopoietic recovery,” ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, (in press). 2017. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00644.  Full text PDF.

Swallow, J.G., Kim, J.J., Maloney, J.M., Chen, D., Smith, J.F., Bishop, S.R., Tuller, H.L., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Dynamic chemical expansion of thin-film non-stoichiometric oxides at extreme temperatures,” Nature Materials, 16, 749-754, 2017. DOI: 10.1038/nmat4898,. Full text PDF.  Featured in Materials Today.

Espinosa-Hoyos, D., Du, H., Fang, N.X., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Poly(HDDA)-based polymers for microfabrication and mechanobiology,” MRS Advances, 2017.  Full text PDF

Jagielska, A., Lowe, A.L., Makhija, E., Wroblewska, L., Guck, J., Franklin, R.J.M., Shivashankar, G.V., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Mechanical strain promotes oligodendrocyte differentiation by global changes of gene expression,” Front. Cell. Neurosci., 2017. Full text PDF

McGrogan, F.P., Swamy, T., Bishop, S.R., Eggleton, E., Porz, L., Chen, X., Chiang, Y.-M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Compliant yet brittle mechanical behavior of Li2S-P2S5 lithium-ion conducting solid electrolyte,” Adv. Energy Mat. 7 1602011, 2017. Full text PDF

McGrogan, F.P., Chiang, Y.-M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Effect of transition metal substitution on elastoplastic properties of LiMn2O4 spinel,” J. Electroceram. 38 215-221, 2017.  Full text PDF


Canovic, E.P., Qing, B., Mijailovic, A.S., Jagielska, A., Whitfield, M.J., Kelly, E., Turner, D., Sahin, M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Characterizing multiscale mechanical properties of brain tissue using Atomic Force Microscopy, Impact Indentation, and Rheometry,” J. Vis. Exp. 115, 2016.   Full text PDF

Qing, B. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Hierarchical design of synthetic gel composites optimized to mimic the impact energy dissipation response of brain tissue,” Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 1 290-300, 2016.  Full text PDF

Zeiger, A.S., Liu, F.D., Durham, J.T., Jagielska, A., Mahmoodian, R., Van Vliet, K.J., & Herman, I.M., “Static mechanical strain induces capillary endothelial cell cycle re-entry and sprouting,” Physical Biology 13 1-10, 2016.  Full text PDF

Liu, P., Jin, Z., Katsukis, G., Drahushuk, L.W., Shimizu, S., Shih, C., Wetzel, E.D., Taggart-Scarff, J.K., Qing, B., Van Vliet, K.J., Li, R., Wardle, B.L., Strano, M.S., “Layered and scrolled nanocomposites with aligned semi-infinite graphene inclusions at the platelet limit,” Science 353 364-367, 2016. Full text PDF

Ford, P., Santos, E., Ferrão, P., Margarido, F., Van Vliet, K.J., & Olivetti, E., “Economics of end-of-life materials recovery: A study of small appliances and computer devices in Portugal,” Environmental Science & Technology 50 4854-4862, 2016. Full text PDF

Rennerfeldt, D.A., Van Vliet, K.J., “When colonies are not clones: Evidence and implications of intracolony heterogeneity in mesenchymal stem cells,” Stem Cells 34 1135-1141, 2016.  Full text PDF

Swallow, J.G., Kim, J.J., Kabir, M., Smith, J.F., Tuller, H.L., Bishop, S.R., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Operando reduction of elastic modulus in (Pr, Ce)O2-δ ,” Acta Materialia 105 16-24, 2016. Full text PDF


Pinson, M.B., Masoero, E., Bonnaud, P.A., Manzano, H., Ji, Q., Yip, S., Thomas, J.J., Bazant, M.Z., Van Vliet, K.J., Jennings, H.M., “Hysteresis from multiscale porosity: water sorption and shrinkage in cement paste,” Physical Review Applied, 3 064009, 2015.  Full text PDF

Herbert, W.F.,  Krishnamoorthy, A., Yildiz, B., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Diffusion-limited kinetics of the antiferromagnetic to ferrimagnetic λ-transition in Fe1-xS,” Applied Physics Letters 106 092402, 2015.  Full text PDF

Herbert, W.F.,  Krishnamoorthy, A., Van Vliet, K.J., and Yildiz, B., “Magnetic diffusion anomaly at the Neel temperature of pyrrhotite,  Fe1-xS,” Phys Chem Chem Phys. 17 (16) 11036-11041, 2015.  Full text PDF

Poon, Z., Lee, W.C., Guo, G., Lim, C.T., Han, J. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Bone marrow regeneration promoted by biophysically sorted osteoprogenitors from mesenchymal stromal cells,” Stem Cells Translational Medicine 4 1-10, 2015.   Full text PDF


Lee, W.C., Shi, H., Poon, Z., Kaushik, T., Nyan, L.M., Chan, J., Shivashankar, G., Lim, C.T., Han, J., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Multivariate biophysical markers predictive of mesenchymal stromal cell multipotency,” PNAS 111 E4409-E4418, 2014. Full text PDF

Abdolhosseini Qomi, M.J., Krakowiak, K.J., Bauchy, M. Stewart, K.L., Shahsavari, R., Jagannathan, D., Brommer, D.B., Baronnet, A., Buehler, M.J., Yip, S., Ulm, F.-J., Van Vliet, K.J., and Pellenq, R.J-M., “Combinatorial molecular optimization of cement hydrates,” Nature Communications  5 4960, 2014. .  Full text PDF

Swallow, J.G., Woodford, W.H., McGrogan, F.P., Ferralis, N., Chiang, Y.-M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Effect of electrochemical charging on elastoplastic properties and fracture toughness of LiXCoO2,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society  161 F3084-F3090, 2014.  Full text PDF

Maloney, J.M. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Chemoenvironmental modulators of fluidity in the suspended biological cell,” Soft Matter 10 8031-8042, 2014. Full text PDF

Whitfield, M.J., Bono, D., Wei, L., and Van Vliet, K.J., “High-throughput corrosion quantification in varied microenvironments,” Corrosion Science  88 481–486, 2014.  Full text PDF

Martinelli, R., Zeiger, A.S., Whitfield, M., Sciuto, T.E., Dvorak, A.M., Van Vliet, K.J., Greenwood, J., and Carman, C.V., “Probing the Biomechanical Contribution of the Endothelium to Lymphocyte Migration: Diapedesis by the Path of Least Resistance,” Journal of Cell Science 127 3720-3734, 2014.  Full text PDF

Herbert, W., Krishnamorthy, A., Ma, W., Van Vliet, K.J., and Yildiz, B., “Dynamics of point defect formation, clustering and pit initiation on the pyrite surface,” Electrochimica Acta 127 416-426, 2014.  Full text PDF

Swallow, J.G., Woodford, W.H., Chen, Y., Lu, Q., Kim, J.J., Chen, D., Chiang, Y.-M., Carter, W.C., Yildiz, B., Tuller, H.L., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Chemomechanics of ionically conductive ceramics for electrical energy conversion and storage,”  Journal of Electroceramics 32 3-27, 2014.  Full Text PDF


Herbert, F.W., Krishnamoorthy, A., Van Vliet, K.J., Yildiz, B., “Quantification of electronic band gap and surface states on FeS2(100),” Surface Science 618  53-61, 2013. Full Text PDF

Whitfield, M.J., Lee, W.C.J., Van Vliet, K.J.,” Onset of heterogeneity in culture-expanded bone marrow stromal cells,” Stem Cell Research 11 1365-1377, 2013.  Full Text PDF

Maloney, J.M, Lehnhardt, E., Long, A.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Mechanical fluidity of fully suspended biological cells,” Biophysical Journal 105 1767-1777, 2013. Full Text PDF

Jagielska, A., Wilhite K.D., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Extracellular acidic pH inhibits oligodendrocyte precursor viability, migration, and differentiation,” PLoS ONE 8 e76048, 2013.Full Text PDF

Cai P., Mizutani Y., Tsuchiya M., Maloney J.M., Fabry B., Van Vliet, K.J, and Okajima T, “Quantifying cell-to-cell variation in power-law rheology,” Biophysical Journal 105 1093-1102, 2013. Full Text PDF

Li, K.H., Whitfield, M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Beating the bugs: Roles of microbial biofilms in corrosion,” Corrosion Reviews 31 73-84, 2013. Full Text PDF

Bonnaud, P.A., Ji, Q., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Effects of elevated temperature on the structure and properties of calcium-silicate-hydrate gels: The role of confined water,” Soft Matter 9 6418-6429, 2013.Full Text PDF

Kalcioglu, Z.I., Mrozek, R., Mahmoodian, R., VanLandingham, M.R., Lenhart, J., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Tunable mechanical behavior of synthetic organogels as biofidelic tissue simulants,” Journal of Biomechanics 46 1583-1591 2013. Full Text PDF

Zeiger, A.S., Hinton, B., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Why the dish makes a difference: Quantitative comparison of polystyrene culture surfaces,” Acta Biomaterialia. 9 7354-7361, 2013. Full Text PDF

Kuksenok, O., Dayal, P., Bhattacharya, A., Yashin, V.V., Deb, D., Chen, I.C., Van Vliet, K.J., and Balazs, A.C., “Chemo-responsive, self-oscillating gels that undergo biomimetic communication,” Chemical Society Reviews. 42 7257-7277, 2013.Full Text PDF

Paradise, R.K., Whitfield, M.J., Lauffenburger, D.A., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Directional cell migration in an extracellular pH gradient: A model study with an engineered cell line and primary microvascular endothelial cells,”Experimental Cell Research. 319 487-497, 2013. Full Text PDF


Strawhecker, K.E., Hsieh, A.J., Chantawansri, T.L., Kalcioglu, Z.I., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Influence of Microstructure on Micro-/Nano-mechanical Measurements of Select Model Transparent Poly(urethane urea) Elastomers,” Polymer. 54 901-908, 2012. Full Text PDF.

Jagielska, A.J., Norman, A.L., Whyte, G., Van Vliet K.J., Guck, J., Franklin R.M.J, “Mechanical Environment Modulates Biological Properties of Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells,” Stem Cells and Development, 21 2905-2914, 2012.Full Text PDF
(Editor’s picks at  MS Research and MS Discovery)

Bonnaud, P.A., Ji, Q., Coasne, B., Pellenq, R. J.-M., Van Vliet, K. J., “Thermodynamics of Water Confined in Porous Calcium-Silicate-Hydrates,” Langmuir. 28 11422-11432, 2012. Full Text PDF

Zeiger, A.S., Loe, F.C., Li, R., Raghunath, M., Van Vliet, K.J., “Macromolecular crowding directs extracellular matrix organization and mesenchymal stem cell behavior,” PLoS one, 7.5 e37904, 2012. Full Text PDF

Van Vliet, K.J., Pellenq, R., Buehler, M.J., Grossman, J.C., Jennings, H., Ulm, F.J., Yip, S., “Set in stone? A perspective on the concrete sustainability challenge,” MRS Bulletin. 37 295-402, 2012 Full Text PDF

Qu, M.*, Woodford, W.H.*, Maloney, J.M., Carter, W.C., Chiang, Y-M., Van Vliet, K.J., “Nanomechanical quantification of elastic, plastic, and fracture properties of LiCoO2,” Advanced Energy Materials, 2 940-944, 2012. Full Text PDF.
*indicates co-first authors

Chen, I.C., Kuksenok, O., Yashin, V.V., Balazs, A.C., Van Vliet, K.J., “Mechanical resuscitation of chemical oscillations in Belousov-Zhabotinsky gels,” Advanced Functional Materials. 22 2535-2541, 2012. Full Text PDF

Kabir, M., and Van Vliet, K.J. “Reversible mechanism for spin crossover in transition-metal cyanides,” Physical Review B. 85 054431, 2012. Full Text PDF

Kalcioglu, Z.I., Mahmoodian, R., Hu, Y., Suo, Z., and Van Vliet, K.J.”From Macro- to Microscale Poroelastic Characterization of Polymeric Hydrogels via Indentation,” Soft Matter. 8, 3393-3398, 2012. Full Text PDF

Maresov, E.A., Kolmakov, G.V., Yashin, V.V., Van Vliet, K.J., and Balazs, A.C., “Modeling the making and breaking of bonds as an elastic microcapsule moves over a compliant substrate,” Soft Matter. 8 77-85, 2012. Full Text PDF


Vandamme, M., Tweedie, C.A., Constantinides, G., Ulm, F., and Van Vliet, K.J. “Quantifying plasticity-independent creep compliance and relaxation of viscoelastoplastic materials under contact loading,” Journal of Materials Research. 27 302-312, 2011. Full Text PDF

Herbert, F.W., Van Vliet, K.J. and Yildiz, B., “Plasticity-induced oxidation reactivity on Ni(100) studied by scanning tunneling spectroscopy,” MRS Communications. 2 23-27, 2011. Full Text PDF

Ji, Q., Pellenq, R. , and Van Vliet, K. J. “Comparison of Computational Water Models for Simulation of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate,” Computational Materials Science. 53 234-240, 2011.Full Text PDF

Qu, M., Meth, J. S., Blackman, G. S., Cohen, G. M., Sharp, K. G., Van Vliet, K. J. “Tailoring and probing particle-polymer interactions in PMMA/silica nanocomposites,” Soft Matter. 7 8401-8408, 2011. Full Text PDF

Lee, W.C., Bhagat, A.A., Huang, S., Van Vliet, K.J., Han, J., and Lim, C.T. “High-throughput cell cycle synchronization using inertial forces in spiral microchannels,” Lab Chip. 11 1359, 2011. Full Text PDF

Deng, F. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Prediction of elastic properties for polymer–particle nanocomposites exhibiting an interphase,” Nanotechnology. 22 165703, 2011. Full Text PDF

Kalcioglu Z.I., Qu M., Strawhecker K.E., Shazly T., Edelman E., VanLandingham M.R., Smith J.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Dynamic impact indentation of hydrated biological tissues and tissue surrogate gels”, Philosophical Magazine. 91 1339–1355, 2011. Full Text PDF

Paradise, R.K., Lauffenburger, D.A., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Acidic extracellular pH promotes activation of integrin avb3”, PLoS ONE. 6 e15746, 2011. Full Text PDF

Chen, I.C., Kuksenok, O., Yashin, V.V., Moslin, R.M., Balazs, A.C., Van Vliet, K.J., “Shape- and size-dependent patterns in self-oscillating polymer gels,” Soft Matter. 7 3141-3146, 2011.  Full Text PDF

Qu, M., Deng, F., Kalkhoran, S., Gouldstone, A., Robisson, A., Van Vliet, K. J., “Nanoscale visualization and multiscale mechanical implications of bound rubber interphase in rubber-carbon black nanocomposites,” Soft Matter. 7 1066-1077, 2011. Full Text PDF

Artzi, N., Zeiger, A.S., Boehning, F., Bon Ramos, A., Van Vliet, K.J., Edelman, E.R., “Tuning adhesion failure strength for tissue-specific applications,” Acta Biomaterialia. 7 67-74, 2011. Full Text PDF

Lee, C.-H., Bose, S., Van Vliet, K.J., Karp, J. and Karnik, R., “Studying cell rolling trajectories on asymmetric receptor patterns,” Journal of Visual Experiments. 48 2640, 2011. Full Text PDF

Peyton, S., Kalcioglu, Z.I., Runkle, A., Van Vliet, K.J., Lauffenburger, D.A. and Griffith, L.J,. “Marrow-derived stem cell motility in 3D synthetic scaffold is governed by geometry along with adhesivity and stiffness,” Biotech. and Bioeng., 2011 (in press). Full Text PDF

Mehta, G., Williams, C., Zeiger, A.S., Van Vliet, K.J. and Griffith, L.J., “Autocrine-controlled formation and function of tissue-like aggregates by primary hepatocytes in micropatterned hydrogel arrays,” Tissue Engineering. 7 1055-68, 2011. Full Text PDF

Guo, Q.A., Zhang, L., Zeiger, A.S., Van Vliet, K.J., and Thompson, C.V., “Compositional dependence of Young’s moduli for amorphous Cu-Zr films measured using combinatorial deposition on microscale cantilever arrays,” Scripta Materialia. 64 41-44, 2011. Full Text PDF

Lee, C.-H., Van Vliet, K.J., Karp, J., and Karnik, R. “Examining lateral displacement of HL60 cells rolling on asymmetric P-selectin patterns,” Langmuir. 27 240–249, 2011. 


Fernandez, C.A., Roy, R., Lee, S., Yang, J., Panigrahy, D., Van Vliet, K.J., and Moses, M.A. “The anti-angiogenic peptide, Loop 6, binds IGF-IR,” Journal of Biological Chemistry. 285 41886 –41895, 2010.  Full Text PDF

Kalcioglu Z.I., Qu M., Strawhecker K.E., VanLandingham M.R., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Multiscale characterization of relaxation times of surrogate gels and soft tissues,” 27th Army Science Conference Proceedings. December, 2010. Full Text PDF

Kotecki, M., Zeiger, A.S., Van Vliet, K.J., and Herman, I.M. “Calpain- and talin-dependent control of microvascular pericyte contractility and cellular stiffness,” Microvascular Research. 80 339-348, 2010. Full Text PDF

Shazly, T.M., Baker, A.B., Naber, J.R., Kalcioglu, Z.I., Van Vliet, K.J., and Edelman, E.R., “Augmentation of postswelling surgical sealant potential of adhesive hydrogels,” Journal of Biomedoical Materials Research A. 95 1159-1169, 2010. Full Text PDF

Maloney, J.M., Nikova, D., Lautenschlager, F., Clarke, E., Langer, R.L., Guck, J., and Van Vliet, K.J. “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Mechanics from the Attached to the Suspended State,” Biophysical Journal. 99 2479-2487, 2010. Full Text PDF (supp) (video)

Ham, J.H., Choi, J.H., Boghossian, A.A., Jeng, E.S., Graff, R.A., Heller, D.A., Chang, A.C., Mattis, A., Bayburt, T.H., Grinkova, Y.V., Zeiger, A.S., Van Vliet, K.J., Hobbie, E.K., Sligar, S.G., Wraight, C.A., and Strano, M.S., “Photoelectrochemical complexes for solar energy conversion that chemically and autonomously regenerate,” Nature Chemistry. 2 929-936, 2010. 

Kabir, M., Lau, T., Lin, X., Yip, S., Van Vliet, K.J., “Effects of vacancy-solute clusters on diffusivity in metastable Fe-C alloys,” Physical Review B.  82 134112, 2010. Full Text PDF

Kabir, M., Lau, T., Rodney, D., Yip, S., Van Vliet, K.J., “Predicting Dislocation Climb and Creep from Explicit Atomistic Details,” Physical Review Letters. 105 095501, 2010.   Full Text PDF

Mei, Y., Saha, K., Bogatyrev, S.R., Yang, J., Hook, A.L., Kalcioglu, I., Cho, S., Mitalipova, M., Pyzocha, N., Rojas, F., Van Vliet, K.J., Davies, M.C., Alexander, M.R., Langer, R., Jaenisch, R. and Anderson, D.G. “Combinatorial development of biomaterials for clonal growth of human pluripotent stem cells,” Nature Materials. 9 768-778, 2010.   Full Text PDF

Lee, S.*, Zeiger, A.*, Maloney, J.M., Kotecki, M., Van Vliet, K.J., and Herman, I.M., “Pericyte actomyosin-mediated contraction at the cell-material interface can modulate the microvascular niche,” Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 22 194115, 2010. Full Text PDF
*indicates co-first authors

Mao, J.Y., Belcher, A.M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Genetically Engineered Phage Fibers and Coatings for Antibacterial Applications,” Advanced Functional Materials. 20 209-214, 2010.  Full Text PDF

Ulm, F.J., Vandamme, M., Jennings, H.M., Constantinides, G. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Does microstructure matter for statistical nanoindentation techniques?” Cement & Concrete Composites. 32 92-99, 2010.  Full Text PDF

Buell, S., Rutledge, G.C., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Predicting Polymer Nanofiber Interactions via Molecular Simulations,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces2 1164-1172, 2010. Full Text PDF


Lau, T.T., Lin, X., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Atomistic examination of the unit processes and vacancy-dislocation interaction in dislocation climb,” Scripta Materialia. 60 399-402, 2009. Full Text PDF

Monasterio, P.R., Lau, T.T., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Hydrogen-Vacancy Interactions in Fe-C Alloys,” Physical Review Letters. 103 085501, 2009. Full Text PDF

Buell, S., Van Vliet, K.J., and Rutledge, G.C., “Mechanical Properties of Glassy Polyethylene Nanofibers via Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” Macromolecules. 42 4887-4895, 2009. Full Text PDF

Lichter, J.A., Van Vliet, K.J., and Rubner, M.F., “Design of Antibacterial Surfaces and Interfaces: Polyelectrolyte Multilayers as a Multifunctional Platform,” Macromolecules. 42 8573-8586, 2009. Full Text PDF

Hwang, D.K., Oakey, J., Toner, M., Arthur, J.A., Anseth, K.S., Lee, S., Zeiger, A., Van Vliet, K.J., and Doyle, P.S., “Stop-Flow Lithography for the Production of Shape-Evolving Degradable Microgel Particles,” Journal of the American Chemical Society. 131 4499-4504, 2009. Full Text PDF

Krishnan, R., Walton, E.B., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Characterizing rare-event property distributions via replicate molecular dynamics simulations of proteins,” Journal of Molecular Modeling. 15 1383-1389, 2009. Full Text PDF

Kranenburg, J.M., Thijs, H.M.L., Tweedie, C.A., Hoeppener, S., Wiesbrock, F., Hoogenboom, R., Van Vliet, K.J., and Schubert, U.S., “Correlating the mechanical and surface properties with the composition of triblock copoly(2-oxazoline)s,” Journal of Materials Chemistry. 19 222-229, 2009. Full Text PDF

Constantinides, G., Tweedie, C.A., Savva, N., Smith, J.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Quantitative Impact Testing of Energy Dissipation at Surfaces,” Experimental Mechanics. 49 511-522, 2009. Full Text PDF

Chen, A.A., Khetani, S.R., Lee, S., Bhatia, S.N., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Modulation of hepatocyte phenotype in vitro via chemomechanical tuning of polyelectrolyte multilayers,” Biomaterials. 30 1113-1120, 2009. Full Text PDF

Kranenburg, J.M., Tweedie, C.A., Van Vliet, K.J., and Schubert, U.S., “Challenges and Progress in High-Throughput Screening of Polymer Mechanical Properties by Indentation,” Advanced Materials. 21 3551-3561, 2009. Full Text PDF

Schmidt, D.J., Cebeci, F.C., Kalcioglu, Z.I., Wyman, S.G., Ortiz, C., Van Vliet, K.J., and Hammond, P.T., “Electrochemically Controlled Swelling and Mechanical Properties of a Polymer Nanocomposite,” ACS Nano. 3 2207-2216, 2009. Full Text PDF

Yashin, V.V., Van Vliet, K.J., and Balazs, A.C., “Controlling chemical oscillations in heterogeneous Belousov-Zhabotinsky gels via mechanical strain,” Physical Review E. 79 046214, 2009.   Full Text PDF

Pellenq, R.J.M., Kushima, A., Shahsavari, R., Van Vliet, K.J., Buehler, M.J., Yip, S., Ulm, F., “A realistic molecular model of cement hydrates,” PNAS. 106 16102-16107, 2009.  Full Text PDF


Van Vliet, K.J., “Chemomechanics of complex materials: challenges and opportunities in predictive kinetic timescales,” Scientific Modeling and Simulations. 15 67-80, 2008. Full Text PDF

Maloney, J.M., Walton, E.B., Bruce, C.M., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Influence of finite thickness and stiffness on cellular adhesion-induced deformation of compliant substrata,” Physical Review E. 78 041923, 2008. Full Text PDF

Constantinides, G., Kalcioglu, Z.I., McFarland, M., Smith, J.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Probing mechanical properties of fully hydrated gels and biological tissues,” Journal of Biomechanics. 41 3285-3289, 2008. Full Text PDF

Constantinides, G., Tweedie, C., Holbrook, D., Barragan, P., Smith, J.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Quantifying deformation and energy dissipation of polymeric surfaces under localized impact,” Materials Science and Engineering A. 489 403-412, 2008.   Full Text PDF

Krishnan R, Oommen B, Walton EB, Maloney JM and Van Vliet KJ. “Modeling and simulation of chemomechanics at the cell-matrix interface,” Cell Adhesion and Migration. 2 13-24, 2008. Full Text PDF

Walton, E.B., Lee, S., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Extending Bell’s model: How force transducer stiffness alters measured unbinding forces and kinetics of molecular complexes,” Biophysical Journal. 94 2621-2630, 2008.  Full Text PDF

Lichter, J.A., Thompson, M.T., Delgadillo, M., Nishikawa, T., Rubner, M.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Substrata mechanical stiffness can regulate adhesion of viable bacteria,” Biomacromolecules. 9 1571-1578, 2008. Full Text PDF

Kanungo, B.P., Silva, E., Van Vliet, K. J., Gibson, L. J., “Characterization of Mineralized Collagen-Glycosaminoglycan Scaffolds for Bone Regeneration,” Acta Biomaterialia. 4 490-503, 2008.  Full Text PDF


Lee, S., Mandic, J., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Chemomechanical mapping of ligand-receptor binding kinetics on cells,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104 9609-9614, 2007. Full Text PDF

Lau, T.T., Foerst, C.J., Lin, X., Gale, J.D., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Many-body potential for point defect clusters in Fe-C alloys,” Physical Review Letters. 98 215501, 2007. Full Text PDF

Constantinides, G., Silva, E.C.C.M., Blackman, G.S., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Dealing with imperfection: quantifying potential length scale artefacts from nominally spherical indenter probes,” Nanotechnology. 18 -, 2007. Full Text PDF

Curgul, S., Van Vliet, K.J., and Rutledge, G.C., “Molecular dynamics simulation of size-dependent structural and thermal properties of polymer nanofibers,” Macromolecules. 40 8483-8489, 2007. Full Text PDF

Fijten, M.W.M., Kranenburg, J.M., Thijs, H.M.L., Paulus, R.M., van Lankvelt, B.M., de Hullu, J., Springintveld, M., Thielen, D.J.G., Tweedie, C.A., Hoogenboom, R., Van Vliet, K.J., and Schubert, U.S., “Synthesis and structure-property relationships of random and block copolymers: A direct comparison for copoly(2-oxazoline)s,” Macromolecules. 40 5879-5886, 2007. Full Text PDF

Kranenburg, J.M., Tweedie, C.A., Hoogenboom, R., Wiesbrock, F., Thijs, H.M.L., Hendriks, C.E., Van Vliet, K.J., and Schubert, U.S., “Elastic moduli for a diblock copoly(2-oxazoline) library obtained by high-throughput screening,” Journal of Materials Chemistry. 17 2713-2721, 2007. Full Text PDF

Juliano, T.F., VanLandingham, M.R., Tweedie, C.A., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Multiscale creep compliance of epoxy networks at elevated temperatures,” Experimental Mechanics. 47 99-105, 2007. Full Text PDF

Tweedie, C.A., Constantinides, G., Lehman, K.E., Brill, D.J., Blackman, G.S., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Enhanced stiffness of amorphous polymer surfaces under confinement of localized contact loads,” Advanced Materials. 19 2540-2545, 2007. Full Text PDF

Chiang, C.Y., Mello, C.M., Gu, J.J., Silva, E.C.C.M., Van Vliet, K.J., and Belcher, A.M., “Weaving genetically engineered functionality into mechanically robust virus fibers,” Advanced Materials. 19 826-831, 2007. Full Text PDF


Oommen, B. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Effects of nanoscale thickness and elastic nonlinearity on measured mechanical properties of polymeric films,” Thin Solid Films. 513 235-242, 2006. Full Text PDF

Forst, C.J., Slycke, J., Van Vliet, K.J., and Yip, S., “Point defect concentrations in metastable Fe-C alloys,” Physical Review Letters. 96 -, 2006. Full Text PDF

Silva, E.C.C.M., Tong, L.M., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Size effects on the stiffness of silica nanowires,” Small. 2 239-243, 2006. Full Text PDF

Walton, E.B. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Equilibration of experimentally determined protein structures for molecular dynamics simulation,” Physical Review E. 74 -, 2006. Full Text PDF

Silva, E.C.C.M. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Robust approach to maximize the range and accuracy of force application in atomic force microscopes with nonlinear position-sensitive detectors,” Nanotechnology. 17 5525-5530, 2006. Full Text PDF

Van Vliet, K.J. and Hinterdorfer, P., “Probing drug-cell interactions,” Nano Today. 1 18-25, 2006. Full Text PDF

Constantinides, G., Chandran, K.S.R., Ulm, F.J., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Grid indentation analysis of composite microstructure and mechanics: Principles and validation,” Materials Science and Engineering a-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing. 430 189-202, 2006. Full Text PDF

Tweedie, C.A. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Contact creep compliance of viscoelastic materials via nanoindentation,” Journal of Materials Research. 21 1576-1589, 2006. Full Text PDF

Tweedie, C.A. and Van Vliet, K.J., “On the indentation recovery and fleeting hardness of polymers,” Journal of Materials Research. 21 3029-3036, 2006.  Full Text PDF

Thompson, M.T., Berg, M.C., Tobias, I.S., Lichter, J.A., Rubner, M.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Biochemical functionalization of polymeric cell substrata can alter mechanical compliance,” Biomacromolecules. 7 1990-1995, 2006.  Full Text PDF

Anderson, D.G., Tweedie, C.A., Hossain, N., Navarro, S.M., Brey, D.M., Van Vliet, K.J., Langer, R., and Burdick, J.A., “A combinatorial library of photocrosslinkable and degradable materials,” Advanced Materials. 18 2614-+, 2006.  Full Text PDF


Young, J.M. and Van Vliet, K.J., “Predicting in vivo failure of pseudoelastic NiTi devices under low cycle, high amplitude fatigue,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B-Applied Biomaterials. 72B 17-26, 2005. Full Text PDF

Thompson, M.T., Berg, M.C., Tobias, I.S., Rubner, M.F., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Tuning compliance of nanoscale polyelectrolyte multilayers to modulate cell adhesion,” Biomaterials. 26 6836-6845, 2005. Full Text PDF

Tweedie, C.A., Anderson, D.G., Langer, R., and Van Vliet, K.J., “Combinatorial material mechanics: High-throughput polymer synthesis and nanomechanical screening,” Advanced Materials. 17 2599-2604, 2005. Full Text PDF


Li, J., Zhu, T., Yip, S., Van Vliet, K.J., and Suresh, S., “Elastic criterion for dislocation nucleation,” Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing. 365 25-30, 2004. Full Text PDF

Zhu, T., Li, J., Van Vliet, K.J., Ogata, S., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., “Predictive modeling of nanoindentation-induced homogeneous dislocation nucleation in copper,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 52 691-724, 2004. Full Text PDF

Van Vliet, K.J., Prchlik, L., and Smith, J.F., “Direct measurement of indentation frame compliance,” Journal of Materials Research. 19 325-331, 2004. Full Text PDF


Van Vliet, K.J., Li, J., Zhu, T., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., “Quantifying the early stages of plasticity through nanoscale experiments and simulations,” Physical Review B. 67 104105, 2003. Full Text PDF

Choi, Y., Van Vliet, K.J., Li, J., and Suresh, S., “Size effects on the onset of plastic deformation during nanoindentation of thin films and patterned lines,” Journal of Applied Physics. 94 6050-6058, 2003. Full Text PDF

Van Vliet, K.J., Tsikata, S., and Suresh, S., “Model experiments for direct visualization of grain boundary deformation in nanocrystalline metals,” Applied Physics Letters. 83 1441-1443, 2003. Full Text PDF

Van Vliet, K.J., Bao, G., and Suresh, S., “The biomechanics toolbox: experimental approaches for living cells and biomolecules,” Acta Materialia. 51 5881-5905, 2003. Full Text PDF

Constantinides, G., Ulm, F.J., Van Vliet, K.J., “On the use of nanoindentation for cementitious materials,” Materials and Structures. 36: 191 – 196, 2003.   Full Text PDF


Van Vliet, K.J. and Suresh, S., “Simulations of cyclic normal indentation of crystal surfaces using the bubble-raft model,” Philosophical Magazine A-Physics of Condensed Matter Structure Defects and Mechanical Properties. 82 1993-2001, 2002. Full Text PDF

Li, J., Van Vliet, K.J., Zhu, T., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., “Atomistic mechanisms governing elastic limit and incipient plasticity in crystals,” Nature. 418 307-310, 2002. Full Text PDF


Van Vliet, K.J. and Gouldstone, A., “Mechanical properties of thin films quantified via instrumented indentation,” Surface Engineering. 17 140-145, 2001. Full Text PDF

Gouldstone, A., Van Vliet, K.J., and Suresh, S., “Nanoindentation – Simulation of defect nucleation in a crystal,” Nature. 411 656-656, 2001. Full Text PDF

Dao, M., Chollacoop, N., Van Vliet, K.J., Venkatesh, T.A., and Suresh, S., “Computational modeling of the forward and reverse problems in instrumented sharp indentation,” Acta Materialia. 49 3899-3918, 2001.


Venkatesh, T.A., Van Vliet, K.J., Giannakopoulos, A.E., and Suresh, S., “Determination of elasto-plastic properties by instrumented sharp indentation: Guidelines for property extraction,” Scripta Materialia. 42 833-839, 2000.