Faculty Profile

Paul V Braun

Materials Science and Engineering
Paul V Braun
Paul V Braun
Racheff Professor; Director of Materials Research Laboratory
312E Materials Science & Eng Bld
1304 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 244-7293

Primary Research Area

  • Materials for Medicine

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Major Consulting Activities

  • Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation, Champaign, IL
  • 3M Corporation, St. Paul, MN
  • Autonomic Materials, Inc., Champaign, IL
  • UT Dots Inc., Champaign, IL

Professional Highlights

  • Prof. Paul V. Braun is the Director of the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory and the Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. He also has a co-appointment as a Professor in Chemistry and is affiliated with the Department of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Prof. Braun received his B.S. degree with distinction from Cornell University in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Illinois in 1998. Following a postdoctoral appointment at Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, he joined the faculty at Illinois in 1999. Prof. Braun has co-authored a book, authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, been awarded multiple patents, and has co-founded three companies. He is the recipient of the Illinois MatSE Young Alumnus Award (2011), the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2010), the Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award (2010), the 2002 Robert Lansing Hardy Award from TMS, a Beckman Young Investigator Award (2001), a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2001), the Xerox Award for Faculty Research (2004, 2009), and multiple teaching awards. In 2006, he was named a University Scholar by the University of Illinois, and in 2011 was named the Ivan Racheff Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Braun has served on the editorial advisory boards of multiple journals. He was a member of the 2010-2011 DARPA Defense Science Study Group, and is now serving as a member of the National Academies Technical Advisory Board for the US Army Research Laboratory.

Research Statement

The Braun group focuses on new functional materials for energy storage and solar energy harvesting, in particular on the synthesis of materials with carefully crafted 3D nano- and mesoscale architectures which lead to emergence of new optical, electrochemical, and thermal functionalities. The group also has considerable research interests in self-healing materials and materials for chemical sensing.

Research Areas

  • Polymers

Research Topics

Selected Articles in Journals

  • X. Xie, D. Li, T.-H. Tsai, J. Liu, P.V. Braun, D.G. Cahill, Thermal Conductivity, Heat Capacity, and Elastic Constants of Water-Soluble Polymers and Polymer Blends, Macromolecules, 49, 972-978 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b02477
  • J. Kim, J.-Y. Kim, D. Pham-Cong, S.-Y. Jeong, J. Chang, P.V. Braun and C.-R. Cho, Individually carbon-coated and electrostatic-force-derived graphene-oxide-wrapped Li4Ti5O12 nanofibers as anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochimica Actra, 199, 35-44 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2016.03.137
  • J. Shin, M. Kang, T.-H. Tsai, C. Leal, P.V. Braun and D. Cahill, Thermally-functional liquid crystal networks by magnetic field driven molecular orientation, ACS Macro Letters, 5, 955-960 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00475
  • D. Pham-Cong, J.H. Choi, J. Yun, A.S. Bandarenka, J. Kim, P.V. Braun, S.-Y. Jeong and C.R. Cho, Synergistically Enhanced Electrochemical Performance of Hierarchical MoS2/TiNb207 Hetero-Nanostructures as Anode Materials for Li-Ion Batteries, ACS Nano, 11, 1026-1033 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07666
  • N.A. Krueger, A.L. Holsteen, S.-K. Kang, C. Ocier, W. Zhou, G. Mensing, J.A. Rogers, M.L. Brongersma and P.V. Braun, Porous silicon gradient refractive index micro-optics, Nano Letters, 16, 7402-7407 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02939
  • D. Pham-Cong, J.S. Park, J.H. Kim, J. Kim, P.V. Braun, J.H. Choi, S.J. Kim, S.Y. Jeong, C.R. Cho, Enhanced cycle stability of polypyrrole-derviced nitrogen-doped carbon-coated tin oxide hollow nanofibers for lithium battery anodes, Carbon, 111, 28-37 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.09.057
  • X. Xie, K. Yang, D. Li, T.-H. Tsai, J. Shin, P.V. Braun and D.G. Cahill, High and low thermal conductivity of amorphous macromolecules, Physical Review B, 95, 035406 (2017). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.035406
  • K.V. Waynant, H.-J. Koo, C. Zhang and P.V. Braun, Qualitative degradation of the pesticide coumaphos in solution, controlled aerosol, and solid phases on quaternary ammonium fluoride polymer brushes, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 28, 73-79 (2017). DOI: 10.1002/pat.3861
  • J.H. Choi, J. Kim, H. Yoo, J. Liu, S. Kim, C.-W. Baik, C.-R. Cho, J.G. Kang, M. Kim, P.V. Braun, S. Hwang and T.-S. Jung, Heteroepitaxial Growth of GaN on unconventional templates and layer-transfer for large-area, flexible or stretchable light-emitting diodes, Advanced Optical Materials, 4, 505-521 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adom.201500526
  • J. Liu, Q. Zheng, M.D. Goodman, H. Zhu, J. Kim, N.A. Krueger, H. Ning, X. Huang, J. Liu, M. Terrones and P.V. Braun, Graphene Sandwiched Mesostructured Li-Ion Battery Electrodes, Advanced Materials, 28, 7696-7702 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201600829
  • J. Liu, X. Chen, J. Kim, Q. Zheng, H. Ning, P. Sun, X. Huang, J. Liu, J. Niu and P.V. Braun, High volumetric capacity three-dimensionally sphere-caged secondary battery anodes, Nano Letters, 16, 4501-4507 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b01711
  • R. Zhang, H. Ning, N.A. Krueger, D. Bacon-Brown and P.V. Braun, 3D Holographic Photonic Crystals Containing Embedded Functional Features, Advanced Optical Materials, 4, 1533-1540 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adom.201600158
  • S. Peng, R. Zhang, V. Chen, E. Khabiboulline, P.V. Braun and H. Atwater, Three-dimensional single gyroid photonic crystals with a mid-infrared bandgap, ACS Photonics, 3, 1131-1137 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00293
  • Q. Zheng, P.V. Braun and D.C. Cahill, Thermal conductivity of graphite thin films grown by low temperature chemical vapor deposition on Ni (111), Advanced Materials Interfaces, 3, 1600234 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600234
  • Xiao, T., Cifci, O., Bhargava, S. Chen, H., Gissibl, T., Zhou, W., Giessen, H., Toussaint, K., Yablonovitch, E. and Braun, P.V., Diffractive Spectral-Splitting Optical Element Designed by Adjoint-Based Electromagnetic Optimization and Fabricated by Femtosecond 3D Direct Laser Writing, ACS Photonics, 3, 886-894 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00066
  • M. T. Barako, A. Sood, C. Zhang, J. Wang, T. Kodama, M. Asheghi, X. Zheng, P.V. Braun, K. Goodson, Quasi-ballistic Electronic Thermal Conduction in Metal Inverse Opals, Nano Letters, 16, 2754-2761 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00468
  • S.-K. Kang, R.KJ. Murphy, S.-W. Hwang, S.M. Lee, D.V. Harburg, N.A. Krueger, J. Shin, P. gamble, H. Cheng, S. Yu, Z. Liu, J.G. McCall, M. Stephens, H. Ying, J. Kim, G. Park, R.C. Webb, C.H. Lee, S. Chung, D.S. Wie, A.D. Gujar, B. Vemulapalli, A.H. Kim, K-M. Lee, J. Cheng, Y. Huang, P.V. Braun, W.Z. Ray and J.A. Rogers, Bioresorbable Silicon Sensors for the Brain with Implantable Wireless Operation, Nature, 530, 71-76 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature16492
  • D. Pham-Cong, J.S. Park, J.-H. Kim, J. Kim, P.V. Braun, , J.H. Choi, S.J. Kim, S.-Y. Jeong and C.R. Cho, Enhanced cycle stability of polypyrrole-derived nitrogen-doped carbon-coated tin oxide hollow nanofibers for lithium battery anodes, Carbon, 111, 28-37 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.09.057
  • A. M. Abdullah, P.V. Braun and J. Hsia, Programmable Shape Transformation of Spherical Domes, Soft Matter, 12, 6184-6195 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/C6SM00532B
  • J. Pikul, J. Liu, P.V. Braun and W.P. King, Integration of High Capacity Materials into Interdigitated Mesostructured Electrodes for High Energy and High Power Density Primary Microbatteries, Journal of Power Sources, 315, 308-315 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.03.034
  • Y.S. Yun, Y.-U. Park, S.-J. Chang, B.H. Kim, J. Choi, J. Wang, D. Zhang, P.V. Braun, H.-J. Jin and K. Kang, Crumpled graphene paper for high power sodium battery anode, Carbon, 99, 658-664 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.12.047
  • S.-K. Kim, J. Cho, J.S. Moore, H.S. Park and P.V. Braun, High-Performance Mesostructured Organic Hybrid Pseudocapacitor Electrodes, Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 903-910 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201504307
  • H. Zhang, T. Shi, D.J. Wetzel, R. Nuzzo and P.V. Braun, 3D Scaffolded Nickel-Tin Li-Ion Anodes with Enhanced Cyclability, Advanced Materials, 28, 742-747 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201504780
  • Q. Zheng, H. Kim, R. Zhang, M. Sardela, J.-M. Zuo,B. Manavaimaran, S. Lourdudoss, Y.-T. Sun and P.V. Braun, Epitaxial growth of three dimensionally structured III-V photonic crystal via hydride vapor phase epitaxy, Journal of Applied Physics, 118, 224303 (2015). DOI: 10.1063/1.4937273
  • E. Epstein, J. Yoon, A. Madhukar, J. Hsia and P.V. Braun, Colloidal Particles that Rapidly Change Shape via Elastic Instabilities, Small, 11, 6051-6057 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201502198
  • M.D. Goodman, S. Kim, N. Tatsuda, K. Yano and P.V. Braun, Enhanced secondary battery anodes based on Si and Fe3O4 nanoparticle infill monodisperse carbon starburst colloidal crystals, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 32, 928-933 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201500081
  • S.-K. Kim, H.J. Kim, J.-C. Lee, P.V. Braun and H.S. Park, Extremely Durable, Flexible Supercapacitors with Greatly Improved Performance at High Temperatures, ACS Nano, 9, 8569-8577 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b03732
  • J. Liu, J. Wang, J. Kim, H. Ning, Z. Pan, S. Kelly, E. Epstein, X.-J. Huang, J. Liu and P.V. Braun, High Full-Electrode Basis Capacity Template-Free Three-Dimensional Nanocomposite Secondary Battery Anodes, Small, 11, 6265-6271 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201502538
  • Z. Wang, D.L. Marks, P.S. Carney, L.J. Millet, M.U. Gillette, A. Mihi, P.V. Braun, Z. Shen, S.G. Prasanth and G. Popescu, Spatial light interference tomography (SLIT), Optics Express, 19, 19907-18 (2011). DOI: 10.1364/OE.19.019907
  • S.-K. Kim, E. Jung, MD. Goodman, K.S. Schweizer, N. Tatsuda, K. Yano and P.V. Braun, Self-Assembly of Monodisperse Starburst Carbon Spheres into Hierarchically Organized Nanostructured Supercapacitor Electrodes, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7, 9128-9133 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b01147
  • J. Liu, S.J. Kelly, E.S. Epstein, Z. Pan, X. Huang, J. Liu and P.V. Braun, Three-dimensionally scaffolded Co3O4 nanosheet anodes with high performance, Journal of Power Sources, 299, 40-48 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2015.08.078
  • J. Kim, L.K. Aagesen, J.H. Choi, J. Choi, H.S. Kim, J. Liu, C.-R. Cho, J.G. Kang, A. Ramazani, K. Thornton and P.V. Braun, ￿Template-Directed Directionally Solidified Three-Dimensionally Mesostructured AgCl-KCl Eutectic Photonic Crystals,￿ Advanced Materials, 27, 4551-4559 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502265
  • M.P.B. Glazer, J. Cho, J. Almer, J. Okasinski, P.V. Braun and D.C. Dunand, In Operando Strain Measurement of Bicontinuous Silicon-Coated Nickel Inverse Opal Anodes for Li-Ion Batteries, Advanced Energy Materials, 5, 1500466 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201500466
  • J. Zhao, S. Jaber, P. Mulvaney, P. Braun and H. Giessen, Repetitive Hole-Mask Colloidal Lithography for the Fabrication of Large-Area Low-Cost Plasmonic Multi-Shape Single-Layer Metasurfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, 3, 680-686 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adom.201400561
  • J. Chang, R.T. Haasch, J. Kim, T.P. Spila, P.V. Braun, A.A. Gerwirth, and R.G. Nuzzo, The Synergetic Rolde of Li+ during Mg Electrodeposition/Dissolution in Borohydride Diglyme Electrolyte Solution: Voltammetric Stripping Behaviors on a Pt microelectrode Indicative of Mg-Li Alloying and Facilitated Dissolution, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 2494-2502 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/am507375t
  • J. Wang, H. Zhou, J. Nanda and P.V Braun, Three-Dimensionally Mesostructured Fe2O3 Electrodes with Good Rate Performance and Reduced Voltage Hysteresis, Chemistry of Materials, 27, 2803-2811 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/cm504365s
  • H. Ning, J.H. Pikul, R. Zhang, X. Li, S. Xu, J. Wang, J.A. Rogers, W.P. King and P.V. Braun, Holographic Patterning of High-Performance on Chip 3-D Lithium Ion Batteries, PNAS, 112, 6573-6578 (2015). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1423889112
  • C. Zhang, A. Sitt, H.-J. Koo, K. Waynant, H. Hess, B. Pate and P.V. Braun, Autonomic Molecular Transport by Polymers Containing Programmed Chemical Potential Gradients, JACS, 137, 5066-5073 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b00240
  • M. Mesch, C. Zhang, P.V. Braun and H. Giessen, Functionalized Hydrogel Assisted Glucose Sensing with Plasmonic Nanoantennas, ACS Photonics, 2, 475-480 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00004
  • Q. Mahmood, M.G. Kim, S. Yun, S. Bak, X.-Q. Yang, W.S. Kim, H.S. Shin and P.V. Braun, Unveiling Surface Redox Charge Storage of Strongly Interacting Two-Dimensional Hetero-Nanosheets in Hierarchical Architectures, Nano Letters, 15, 2269-2277 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/nl504200y
  • J. Liu, N. Li, M. Goodman, H. Zhang, E. Epstein, B. Huang, Z. Pan, J. Kim, J.H. Choi, X.-J. Huang, J. liu, K. Hsia, S. Dillon and P.V. Braun, Mechanically and Chemically Robust Sandwich-Structured C2Si2C Nanotube Array Li-ion Battery Anodes, ACS Nano, 9, 1985-1994 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/nn507003z
  • S. Lee, A.R. Damodaran, P. Gorai, N. Oh, J.A. Moyer, J.-H. Kwon, N. Ferdous, A. Shah, Z. Chen, E. Breckenfeld, R.V.K. Mangalam, P.V. Braun, P. Schiffer, M. Shim, J.-M. Zuo, E. Ertekin and L.W. Martin, A Novel, Layered Phase in Ti-Rich SrTiO3 Epitaxial Thin Films, Advanced Materials, 27, 861-868 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403602
  • J. Kim, H. Kim, J.-H. Choi, H. Jeon, Y. Yoon, J. Liu, J.-G. Park and P.V. Braun, Epitaxial Growth of Three-Dimensionally Mesostructured Single Crystalline Cu2O via Templated Electrodeposition, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 7051-7058 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/cm5034645
  • P.V. Braun and R.G. Nuzzo, Batteries: Knowing when small is better, Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 962-963 (2014). DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2014.263
  • J. Liu, H.G. Zhang, J. Wang, J. Cho, J.H. Pikul, E.S. Epstein, X. Huang, J. Liu, W.P. King and P.V. Braun, Hydrothermal Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Secondary Battery Anodes, Advanced Materials, 26, 7096-7101 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201402552
  • H. Ning, N. Krueger, X. Sheng, H. Keum, C. Zhang, K. Choquette, X. Li, S. Kim, J. Rogers and P.V. Braun, Transfer-printing of tunable porous silicon microcavities with embedded emitters, ACS Photonics, 1, 1144-1150 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/ph500230j
  • M.E. Grady, P.H. Geubelle, P.V. Braun and N.R. Sottos, Molecular Tailoring of Interfacial Failure, Langmuir, 30, 11096-11102 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/la50227k
  • S.-K. Kim, H.-J. Koo, A. Lee and P.V. Braun, Selective Wetting-Induced Micro-Electrode Patterning for Flexible Micro-Supercapacitors, Advanced Materials, 26, 5108-5112 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201401525
  • J. Pikul, Z. Dai, X. Yu, H. Zhang, T. Kim, P.V. Braun, W. King, Micromechanical devices with tunable stiffness fabricated from regular 3D porous materials, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 24, 105006 (2014). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/10/105006
  • C. Zhang, G.G. Cano, P.V. Braun, Linear and Fast Hydrogel Glucose Sensor Materials Enabled by Volume Resetting Agents, Advanced Materials, 26, 5678-5683 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201401710.
  • H.-J. Koo, K. Waynant, C. Zhang, P.V. Braun, Polymer Brushes Patterned with Micrometer-Scale Chemical Gradients Using Laminar Co-Flow, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 6, 14320-14326 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/am503609x
  • J. Zhao, B. Frank, F. Neubrech, C. Zhang, P.V. Braun and H. Giessen, Hole-mask colloidal nanolithography combined with tilted-angle-rotation evaporation: A versatile method for fabrication of low-cost and large-area complex plasmonic nanostructures and metamaterials, Beilstein, 5, 577-589 (2014). DOI: 10.10.3762/bjnano.5.68
  • H.-J. Koo, K.V. Waynant, C. Zhang, Haasch, R. and P.V. Braun, General Method for Forming Micrometer-Scale Lateral Chemical Gradients in Polymer Brushes, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 2678-2683 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/cm5004388
  • C.K. Lee, C.E. Diesendruck, E. Lu, A.N. Pickett, P.A. May, J.S. Moore and P.V. Braun, Solvent Swelling Activation of a Mechanophore in a Polymer Network, Macromolecules, 47, 2690-2694 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/ma500195h
  • R.H. Coridan, K.A. Arpin, B.S. Brunschwig, P.V Braun and N.S. Lewis, Photoelectrochemical behavior of hierarchically structured Si/WO3 core-shell tandem photoanodes, Nano Letters, 14, 2310-2317 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/nl404623t
  • J. Cho, M.D. Losego, H.G. Zhang, H. Kim, J. Zuo, I. Petrov, D.G. Cahill and P.V. Braun, Electrochemically Tunable Thermal Conductivity of Lithium Cobalt Oxide, Nature Communications, 5, 4035 (2014). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5035
  • H.-J. Koo, S. Kim and P.V. Braun, Facile Fabrication of Graphene Composite Microwires via Drying-Induced Size Reduction of Hydrogel Filaments, RSC Advances, 4, 20927-20931 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/c4ra01154f
  • M. Fu, K. Chaudhary, J.G. Lange, H.S. Kim, J.J. Juarez, J.A. Lewis and P.V. Braun, ￿Anisotropic Colloidal Templating of 3D Ceramic, Semiconducting, Metallic and Polymeric Architectures,￿ Advanced Materials, 26, 1740-1745 (2014).
  • B. Frank, X.H. Yin, M. Schaferling, J. Zhao, S.M. Hein, P.V. Braun and H. Giessen: Large-Area 3D Chiral Plasmonic Structures, ACS Nano, 7, 6321-6329 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/nn402370x
  • C.J. Zhang, M.D. Losego and P.V. Braun: Hydrogel-Based Glucose Sensors: Effects of Phenylboronic Acid Chemical Structure on Response," Chemistry of Materials, 25, 3239-3250 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/cm401738p
  • (invited) D.G. Cahill, P.V. Braun, G. Chen, D.R. Clarke, S. Fan, K.E. Goodson, P. Keblinski, W.P. King, G.D. Mahan, A. Majumdar, H.J. Maris, S.R. Philpot, E. Pop and L. Shi, Nanoscale thermal transport. II. 2003-2012, Applied Physics Reviews, 1, 011305 (2014).
  • S. Martha, J. Nanda, H. Zhou, J.C. Idrobo, S. Pannala, N.J. Dudney, J. Wang and P.V. Braun, Electrode Architectures for High Capacity Multivalent Conversion Compounds: Iron (II and III) Fluorides, Royal Society of Chemistry, 4, 6730-6737 (2014). DOI: 10.1039/c3ra47266c
  • (invited) P.V. Braun, Materials Chemistry in 3D Templates for Functional Photonics, Chemistry of Materials, 26, 277-286 (2014). DOI: 10.1021.cm4023437
  • K.A. Arpin, M.D. Losego, A.N. Cloud, H. Ning, J. Mallek, N.P. Sergeant, L. Zhu, Z. Yu, B. Kalanyan, G.N. Parsons, G.S. Girolami, J.R. Abelson, S. Fan and P.V. Braun, Three-Dimensional Self-Assembled Photonic Crystals with High Temperature Stability for Thermal Emission Modification, Nature Communications, 4 (2013). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3630
  • S. Xu, Y. Zhang, J. Cho, J. Lee, X. Huang, L. Jia, J.A. Fan, Y. Su, J. Su, H. Zhang, H. Cheng, B. Lu, C. Yu, C. Chuang, T. Kim, T. Song, K. Shigeta, S. Kang, C. Dagdeviren, I. Petrov, P.V. Braun, Y. Huang, U. Paik and J.A. Rogers, Stretchable batteries with self-similar serpentine interconnects and integrated wireless recharging systems, Nature Communications, 4, 1543 (2013). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2553
  • C.K. Lee, B.A. Beiermann, M.N. Silberstein, J. Wang, J.S. Moore, N.R. Sottos and P.V Braun: Exploiting Force Sensitive Spiropyrans as Molecular Level Probes, Macromolecules, 46, 3746-3752 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/ma40054281
  • M.D. Goodman, K.A. Arpin, A. Mihi, N. Tatsuda, K. Yano and P.V. Braun: Enabling New Classes of Templated Materials Through Mesoporous Carbon Colloidal Crystals, Advanced Optical Materials, 4, 300-304 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/adom.201300120
  • J.H. Pikul, H.G. Zhang, P.V. Braun and W. King: High Power Lithium Ion Micro Batteries from Interdigitated Three-Dimensional Bicontinuous Nanoporous Electrodes, Nature Communications, 4, 1732 (2013). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2747
  • M.D. Losego, I.P. Blitz, R.A. Vaia, D.G. Cahill and P.V. Braun: Ultralow Thermal Conductivity in Organoclay Nanolaminates Synthesized via Simple Self-Assembly, Nano Letters, 13, 2215-2219 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/nl4007326
  • S.H. Cho, S.R. White and P.V. Braun: Room-Temperature Polydimethylsiloxane-Based Self-Healing Polymers, Chemistry of Materials, 22, 4209-4214 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/cm202501b
  • J. Ma, B.R. Parajuli, M.G. Ghossouh, A. Mihi, J. Sadhu, P.V. Braun and S. Sinha: Coherent Phonon-Grain Boundary Scattering in Silicon Inverse Opals, Nano Letters, 13, 618-624 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/nl304190s
  • C. Diesendruck, B. Steinberg, N. Sugai, M. Silberstein, N. Sottos, S. White, P. Braun and J. Moore, Proton-Coupled Mechanochemical Transduction ￿ A Mechanogenerated Acid, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 12446-12449 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ja305645x
  • S. Choi, C. Xue, B.-C. Choi, P.V. Braun and D. Leckband: Protein Adsorption Modes Determine Reversible Cell Attachment on Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Brushes, Advanced Functional Materials, 22, 2394-2401 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201103056
  • W.S. Chae, D. Gough, S.-K. Ham, D. Robinson and P.V. Braun: Effect of Ordered Intermediate Porosity on Ion Transport in Hierarchically Nanoporous Electrodes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4, 3973-3979 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/am300798j (cover)
  • J. Zhao, C. Zhang, P.V. Braun and H. Giessen, Large-area low-cost Plasmonic nanostructures in the near infrared region for Fano resonant sensing, Advanced Materials, 24, OP247-OP252 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201202109
  • H. Zhang and P.V. Braun: Three-dimensional Metal Scaffold Supported Bicontinuous Silicon Battery Anodes, Nano Letters, 12, 2778-2783 (2012). DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1021/nl204551m
  • H. Ning, A. Mihi, J. Geddes, M. Miyake, P.V. Braun: Radiative Lifetime Modification of LaF3: Nd Nanoparticles Embedded in Three Dimensional Silicon Photonic Crystals, Advanced Materials, 24, OP153-OP158 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201104769
  • M. Losego, M.E. Grady, N.R. Sottos, D.G. Cahill and P.V. Braun: Effects of Chemical Bonding on Heat Transport Across Interfaces, Nature Materials, 11, 502-506 (2012). DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3303
  • Y.-C. Chen, J.B. Geddes, L. Yin, P. Wiltzius and P.V. Braun: X-ray computed tomography of Holographically fabricated three-dimensional photonic crystals, Advanced Materials, 24, 2863-2868 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201200411
  • S. Odom, S. Chayanupatkul, B.J. Blaiszik, O. Zhao, A.C. Jackson, P.V. Braun, N.R. Sottos, S.R. White and J.S. Moore, A Self-Healing Conductive Ink, Advanced Materials, 24, 2578-2581 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201200196
  • A.M. Bowen, M.J. Motala, J.M. Lucas, S. Gupta, A.J. Baca, A. Mihi, A.P. Alivisatos, P.V. Braun and R.G. Nuzzo, Triangular Elastomeric Stamps for Optical Applications: Near-Field Phase Shift Photolithography, 3D Proximity Field Patterning, Embossed Antireflective Coatings, and SERS Sensing, Advanced Functional Materials, 22, 2927-2937 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201102455
  • P.V. Braun, J. Cho, J.H. Pikul, W.P. King and H. Zhang, High Power Rechargeable Batteries, Current Opinion in Solid State Materials Science, 16, 186-198 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.cossms.2012.05.002
  • D.V. Gough, J.L. Defino and P.V. Braun, Programmed size-selected permeation of ssDNA into ZnS mesoporous hollow spheres, Soft Matter, 8, 4396-4401 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/c2sm00053a
  • H. Keum, A. Carlson, H. Ning, A. Mihi, J.D. Eisenhaure, P.V. Braun, J.A. Rogers and S. Kim, Silicon Micro-Masonry Using Elastomeric Stamps for Three-Dimensional Microfabrication, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22, 055018 (2012). DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/22/5/055018
  • S. Kim, Y. Su, A. Mihi, S. Lee, Z. Liu, T.K. Bhandakkar, J. Wu, J.B. Geddes III, H.T. Johnson, Y. Zhang, J.-K. Park, P.V. Braun, Y. Huang and J.A. Rogers: Imbricate Scales as a Design Construct for Microsystem Technologies, Small, 8, 901-906 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/smll.201101832 (cover)
  • S. Cataldo, J. Zhao, F. Neubrech, B. Frank, C. Zhang, P.V. Braun and H. Giessen: Hole-Mask Colloidal Nanolithography for Large-Area Low-Cost Metamaterials and Antenna-Enhanced SEIRA Substrates, ACS Nano, 6, 979-985 (2012). (cover) DOI: 10.1021/nn2047982
  • D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, T. Truong, E. Lui, A. Mihi, M. Schulmerich, P.V. Braun, R. Bhargava and J. Rogers: Coupling of Plasmonic and optical cavity modes in quasi-three-dimensional Plasmonic crystals, Nature Communications, 2, 479 (2011). DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1487
  • K.A. Arpin, M.D. Losego and P.V. Braun: Electrodeposited 3D Tungsten Photonic Crystals with Enhanced Thermal Stability, Chemistry of Materials, 23, 4783-4788 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/cm2019789
  • A.C. Jackson, J.A. Bartelet and P.V. Braun: Transparent Self-healing Polymers based on Encapsulated Plasticizers in a Thermoplastic Matrix, Advanced Functional Materials, 21, 4705-4711 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201101574
  • K.A. Arpin, J.H. Pikul, W.P. King, H. Fan, P.V. Braun: Template Directed Assembly of Dynamic Micellar Nanoparticles, Soft Matter, 7, 10252 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c1sm06078c
  • H. Ning and P.V. Braun: Light control takes wing, Physics, 4, 76 (2011). DOI: 10.1103/Physics.4.76
  • E.C. Nelson, N. Dias, K. Bassett, S. Dunham, V. Verma, M. Miyake, P. Wiltzius, J. Rogers, J. Coleman, X. Li and P.V. Braun: Epitaxial growth of three-dimensionally architectured optoelectronic devices, Nature Materials, 10, 676-681 (2011). (cover) DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3071
  • A. Mihi, C. Zhang and P. V. Braun: Transfer of Preformed 3D Photonic Crystals onto Dye Sensitized Solar Cells, Angewandte Chemie, 50, 5712-5715 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201100446
  • S.-G. Park, M. Miyake, S.-M. Yang and P. V. Braun: Cu2O Inverse Woodpile Photonic Crystals by Prism Holographic Lithography and Electrodeposition, Advanced Materials, 23, 2749-2752 (2011).
  • A. Radke, T. Gissibl, T. Klotzbucher, P. V. Braun and H. Giessen: Three-Dimensional Bi-Chiral Plasmonic Crystals Fabricated by Direct Laser Writing and Electroless Silver Plating, Advanced Materials, 23, 3018-3021 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100543
  • A. C. Jackson, J. A. Bartelt, K. Marczewski, N. R. Sottos and P. V. Braun: Silica-protected Mircron and Sub-micron Capsules and Particles for Self-Healing at the Microscale, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 32, 82-87 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000468
  • H.-G. Zhang and P. V. Braun: Three-dimensional Bicontinuous Ultrafast Charge and Discharge Bulk Battery Electrodes, Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 277-281 (2011). DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2011.38
  • C. Xue, N. Yonet-Tanyeri, N. Brouette, M. Sferrazza, P.V. Braun D.E. Leckband: Protein Adsorption on Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Brushes: Dependence on Grafting Density and Chain Collapse, Langmuir, 27, 8810-8818 (2011). DOI:10.1021/la2001909
  • D. Chanda, K. Shigeta, S. Gupta, T. Cain, A. Carlson, A. Mihi, A.J. Baca, G. R. Bogart, P. Braun and J.A. Rogers: Large-area flexible 3D optical negative index metamaterial formed by nanotransfer printing, Nature Nanotechnology, 6, 402-407 (2011). DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2011.82
  • W.-P. Hsieh, M.D. Losego, P.V. Braun, S. Shenogin, P. Keblinski and D.G. Cahill: Testing the minimum thermal conductivity model for amorphous polymers using high pressure, Physical Review B, 83, 174205 (2011).
  • P.V. Braun: Colour without colourants, Nature, 472, 423-424 (2011).
  • N. Yonet-Tanyeri, R. C. Evans, H. Tu and P. V. Braun: Molecular Transport Directed via Functionalized Patterned Surfaces, Advanced Materials, 23, 1739-1743 (2011).
  • M. D. Losego, L. Moh, K. A. Arpin, D. G. Cahill and P. V. Braun: Interfacial thermal conductance in spun-cast polymer films and polymer brushes, Applied Physics Letters, 97, 011908 (2010).
  • L. Moh, M. Losego and P. V. Braun: Solvent quality effects on scaling behavior of poly(methylmethacrylate) brushes in the moderate and high density regimes, Langmuir, 27, 3698-3702 (2011).
  • Shin, J., P. V. Braun and W. Lee: Fast Response Photonic Crystal pH Sensor Based on Templated Photopolymerized Hydrogel Inverse Opal, Sensors and Actuators B, 150, 183-190 (2010).
  • Ameling, R., L. Langguth, M. Hentschel, M. Mesch, P. V. Braun and H. Giessen: Cavity-enhanced localized plasmon resonance sensing, Applied Physics Letters, 97, 253116 (2010).
  • Lee, C. K., D. A. Davis, S. R. White, J. S. Moore, N. R. Sottos and P. V. Braun: Force Induced Redistribution of a Chemical Equilibrium, JACS, 132, 16107-16111 (2010).
  • Shir, D. J., E. C. Nelson, D. Chanda, A. Brzezinski, P. V. Braun, P. Wiltzius and J. Rogers: Dual exposure, two-photon, conformal phasemask lithography for three dimensional silicon inverse woodpile photonic crystals, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology, 28, 783-788 (2010).
  • Yu, X., L. Shi, D. Han, J. Zi and P. V. Braun: High Quality Factor Metallodielectric Hybrid Plasmonic-Photonic Crystals, Advanced Functional Materials, 20, 1910-1916, (2010).
  • Juhl, A. T., J. D. Busbee, J. J. Koval, L. V. Natarajan, V. P. Tondiglia, R. A. Vaia, T. J. Bunning and P. V. Braun: Holographically Directed Assembly of Polymer Nanocomposites, ACS Nano, 4, 5953-5961 (2010).
  • Jun, Y., D. Yu, M. C. George, and P. V. Braun: Holographically Defined Nanoparticle Placement in 3D Colloidal Crystals, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 9958-9959 (2010).
  • Braun, P. V.: Self-Healing Polymers, Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology (2010).
  • Arpin, K. A., A. Mihi, H. T. Johnson, A. J. Baca, J. A. Rogers, J. A. Lewis and P. V. Braun: Multidimensional Architectures for Functional Optical Devices, Advanced Materials, 22, 1-18 (2010).
  • Park, J.-H. and P. V. Braun: Coaxial Electrospinning of Self-Healing Polymer Coatings, Advanced Materials, 22, 496-499 (2010).
  • Yu, X., H. Zhang, J. K. Oliverio and P. V. Braun: Template-Assisted Three-Dimensional Nanolithography via Geometrically Irreversible Processing, Nano Letters, 9, 4424-4428 (2009).
  • Brezezinski, A., Y.-C. Chen, P. Wiltzius and P. V. Braun: Complex Three-Dimensional Conformal Surfaces Formed By Atomic Layer Deposition: Computation and Experimental Verification, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19, 9126-9130 (2009).
  • Busbee, J. D., A. T. Griffith, L. V. Natarajan, V. P. Tongdilia, T. J. Bunning, R. A. Vaia, and P. V. Braun: SiO2 Nanoparticle Sequestration via Reactive Functionalization in Holographic Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystals, Advanced Materials, 21, 3659-3662 (2009).
  • George, M. C. and P. V. Braun: Multicompartmental Materials by Electrohydrodynamic Cojetting, Angewandte Chemie, 48, 2-6 (2009).
  • Lee, J. T., M. C. George, J. S. Moore and P. V. Braun: Multiphoton Writing of 3D Microfluidic Channels, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 48, 2-6 (2009).
  • Caruso, M. M., S. R. Schelkoft, A. C. Jackson, A. M. Landry, P. V. Braun and J. S. Moore: Microcapsules Containing Suspensions of Carbon Nanotubes, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 19, 6093-6096 (2009).
  • Miyake, M., Y.-C. Chen, P. V. Braun and P. Wiltzius: Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals Using Multibeam Interference Lithography and Electrodeposition, Advanced Materials, 21, 3012-3015 (2009).
  • Gough, D. V., A. T. Juhl and P. V. Braun: Programming Structure into 3D Nanomaterials, Materials Today, 12, 2-9 (2009).
  • Gough, D. V., A. Wolosiuk, and P. V. Braun: Mesoporous ZnS Nanorattles: Programmed Size Selected Access to Encapsulated Enzymes, Nano Letters, 9, 1994-1998 (2009).
  • Davis, D.A., A. Hamilton, Y. Yang, L.D. Cremar, D.V. Gough, S.L. Potisek, M.T. Ong, P.V. Braun, T.J. Martinez, S.R. White, J.S. Moore and N.R. Sottos: Force-Induced Activation of Covalent Bonds in Mechanoresponsive Polymeric Materials, Nature, 459, 68-72 (2009).
  • George, M. C., E. C. Nelson, J. A. Rogers, P.V. Braun: Direct Fabrication of 3D Periodic Inorganic Microstructures using Conformal Phase Masks, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 121, 150-154 (2009).
  • Son, D., A. Wolosiuk, P. Braun: Double Direct Templated Hollow ZnS Microspheres Formed on Chemically Modified Silica Colloids, Chemistry of Materials, 21, 628-634 (2009).
  • Cho, S., S. R. White and P. V. Braun: Self-Healing Polymer Coatings, Advanced Materials, 21, 645-649 (2009).
  • Shir, D., E. C. Nelson, Y. C. Chen, A. Brzezinski, H. Liao, P. V. Braun, P. Wiltzius, K. H. A. Bogart, and J. A. Rogers: Three dimensional silicon photonic crystals fabricated by two photon phase mask lithography, Applied Physics Letters, 94, 011101-1 (2009).
  • George, M.C., A. Mohraz, M. Piech, N. S. Bell, J. A. Lewis, and P. V. Braun: Direct Laser Writing of Photo-Responsive Colloids for Microscale Patterning of 3D Porous Structures, Advanced Materials, 21, 66-70 (2009).
  • Chae, W., R. J. Kershner, and P. V. Braun: Fabrication of 50 to 1000 nm monodisperse ZnS colloids, Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society, 30, 129-132 (2008).
  • Nelson, E. C. and P. V Braun: Photons and electrons confined, Nature Photonics, 2, 650-651 (2008).
  • Brzezinski, A., J.-T. Lee,. J. D. Slinker, G. G. Malliaras, P. V. Braun, and P. Wiltzius: Enhanced emission from fcc fluorescent photonic crystals, Physical Review B, 77, 233106 (1-4) (2008). DOI: 10.1103/Phys Rev B.77.233106.
  • Nelson, E. C., F. Garc￿Santamar￿and P. V. Braun: Lattice registered two-photon polymerized features within colloidal photonic crystals and their optical properties, Advanced Functional Materials, 18, 1983￿1989, (2008).
  • Shyr, M., D. Wernette, P. Wiltzius, Y. Lu, P. Braun: DNA and DNAzyme-mediated 2-D Colloidal Assembly, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 8234-8240 (2008).
  • Ramanan, V., E. Nelson, A. Brzezinski, P. V. Braun and P. Wiltzius: Three dimensional silicon-air photonic crystals with controlled defects using interference lithography, Applied Physics Letters, 92, 173304 (1-3) (2008).
  • Lau, W. T., J.-T. Shen, G. Veronis, S. Fan and P. V. Braun: Tuning coherent radiative thermal conductance in multilayer photonic crystals, Applied Physics Letters, 92, 103106 (1-3) (2008).
  • Rinne, S. A., F. Garcia-Santamaria, and P. V. Braun : Embedded cavities and waveguides in three-dimensional silicon photonic crystals, Nature Photonics, 2, 52-56 (2008).
  • Chen, Y. C., J. B. Geddes III, J. T. Lee, P. V. Braun and P. Wiltzius: Holographically fabricated photonic crystals with large reflectance, Applied Physics Letters, 91, 241103 (2007).
  • Nelson, E. C., and P. V. Braun: Enhancing Colloids Through the Surface, Science, 318, 924-925 (2007).
  • Chae, W.-S., and P. V. Braun: Templated mesoporous silica colloids with controlled internal structures, Chemistry of Materials, 19, 5593-5597 (2007).
  • Garc￿Santamar￿ F., E. C. Nelson, and P. V. Braun: Optical surface resonance may render photonic crystals ineffective, Physical Review B, 76, 075132(1-6), (2007).
  • Rau, C., W. Liu, V. Crecea, K.M. Peterson, P.R. Jemian, C.-P. Richter, U. Neuh￿ler, G. Schneider, X. Yu, P. V. Braun, I. K. Robinson: Synchrotron-based imaging and tomography with hard X-rays, Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res., Sect. B, 261, 850-854 (2007).
  • Lee, W., and P. V. Braun: Epitaxially grown colloidal crystals of silica microspheres on patterned substrate of triangular arrays, Materials Science and Engineering C, 27, 961￿967 (2007).
  • Yu, X., Y.-J. Lee, R. Furstenberg, J. O. White, and P. V. Braun: Filling Fraction Dependent Properties of Inverse Opal Metallic Photonic Crystals, Advanced Materials, 19, 1689-1692 (2007).
  • García-Santamaría, F., M. Xu, V. Lousse, S. Fan, P. V. Braun and J. A. Lewis: A germanium inverse woodpile structure with a large photonic band gap, Advanced Materials, 19, 1567-1570 (2007).
  • García-Santamaría, F., and P. V. Braun: Are artificial opals non-close-packed fcc structures?, Applied Physics Letters, 90, 241905 (1-3) (2007).
  • Rau, C., V. Crecea, K.M. Peterson, P.R. Jemian, C.-P. Richter, U. Neuhäusler, G. Schneider, X. Yu, P. V. Braun, T. C. Chiang, I. K. Robinson: Imaging of micro- and nano-structures with hard X-rays, Micro and Nano Letters, 2, 1–5 (2007).
  • Shimmin, R. G., R. Vajtai, R. W. Siegel, and P. V. Braun: Room-temperature assembly of germanium photonic crystals through colloidal crystal templating, Chemistry of Materials, 19, 2102-2107 (2007).
  • Tu, H., L. Hong, S. M. Anthony, P. V. Braun and S. Granick: Brush-sheathed particles diffusing at brush-coated surfaces in the thermally-responsive PNIPAAm system, Langmuir, Vol 23, 2322-2325 (2007).
  • Berfield, T. A., J.K. Patel, R.G. Shimmin, P.V. Braun, J. Lambros, and N.R. Sottos: Micro- and Nanoscale Deformation Measurement of Surface and Internal Planes via Digital Image Correlation, Experimental Mechanics, Vol 47, 51-62 (2007).
  • Putnam, S. A., D. G. Cahill, P. V. Braun, Z. Ge, and R. G. Shimmin: Thermal conductivity of nanoparticle suspensions, J. Appl. Phys., Vol 99, 084308 (2006).
  • Lee, Y.-J., C. E. Heitzman, W. R. Frei, H. T. Johnson, and P. V. Braun: Transformation of Hydrogel-Based Inverse Opal Photonic Sensors from FCC to L11 During Swelling, J. Phys. Chem B, Vol 110, 19300-19306 (2006).
  • Braun, P. V., S. A. Pruzinsky, and F. Garcia-Santamaria: Introducing defects in 3D photonic crystals: State of the art, Advanced Materials, Vol 18, 2665–2678 (2006).
  • Ge, Z., D. G. Cahill, and P. V. Braun: Thermal conductance of hydrophilic and hydrophobic interfaces, Physical Review Letters, Vol 96, 186101-1-186101-4 (2006).
  • Shimmin, R. G., A. J. DiMauro, and P. V. Braun: Slow vertical deposition of colloidal crystals: A Langmuir-Blodget process? Langmuir, Vol 22, 6507-6513 (2006).
  • Wang, X., H. Tu, P. V. Braun and P. W. Bohn: Length Scale Heterogeneity in Lateral Gradients of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Polymer Brushes Prepared by Surface-Initiated Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Coupled with In-Plane Electrochemical Potential Gradients, Langmuir, Vol 22, 817-823 (2006).
  • Cho, S. H., M. H. Andersson, S. R. White, N. R. Sottos, and P. V. Braun: Polydimethylsiloxane-based Self-Healing Materials, Advanced Materials, Vol 18, 997-1000 (2006).
  • Rogozhina, E. V., D. A. Eckhoff, E. Gratton, and P. V. Braun: Carboxyl functionalization of ultrasmall luminescent silicon nanoparticles through thermal hydrosilylation, J. Mater. Chem., Vol 16, 1421-1430 (2006).
  • Berfield, T. A., J. K. Patel, R. G. Shimmin, P. V. Braun, N. R. Sottos, and J. Lambros: Fluorescent Image Correlation for Nanoscale Deformation Measurements, Small, Vol 2, 631-635 (2006).
  • Gratson, G. M., F. Garc￿Santamar￿ V. Lousse, M. Xu, S. Fan, J. A. Lewis, and P. V. Braun: Direct-Write Assembly of 3D Photonic Crystals: Conversion of Polymer Scaffolds to Silicon Hollow-Woodpile Structures, Advanced Materials, Vol 18, 461-465 (2006).
  • Piech, M., M. C. George, N. S. Bell and P. V. Braun: Patterned colloid assembly by grafted photochromic polymer layers, Langmuir, Vol 22, 1379-1382 (2006).
  • Eckhoff, D. A., J. D. B. Sutin, R. M. Clegg, E. Gratton, E. V. Rogozhina, and P. V. Braun: Optical characterization of ultrasmall Si nanoparticles prepared through electrochemical dispersion of bulk Si. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol 109, 19786-19797 (2005).
  • Braun, P. V.: MRS Workshop Explores the Diversity of 3D Multifunctional Ceramic Composites, MRS Bulletin, Vol 30, 986-987 (2005).
  • Pruzinsky, S. A., and P. V. Braun: Fabrication and Characterization of Two-Photon Polymerized Features in Colloidal Crystals, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol 15, 1995-2004 (2005).
  • Wolosiuk, A., O. Armagan, P. V. Braun: Double Direct Templating of Periodically Nanostructured ZnS Hollow Microspheres, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol 127, 16356-16357 (2005).
  • Braun, P. V., P. Osenar, M. Twardowski, G. N. Tew, and S. I. Stupp: Macroscopic Nano-Templating of Semiconductor Films with Hydrogen Bonded Lyotropic Liquid Crystals, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol 15, 1745-1750, (2005).
  • Garcia-Santamaria, F., J. F. Galisteo-Lopez, P. V. Braun, and C. Lopez: Optical diffraction and high-energy features in three-dimensional photonic crystals, Phys. Rev. B, Vol 71 (19), 195112 (2005).
  • Ge, Z., Y. Kang, T. A. Taton, P. V. Braun, and D. G. Cahill: Thermal transport in Au-core polymer-shell nanoparticles, Nano Letters, Vol 5, 531-535 (2005).
  • Lee, Y.-J., S. A. Pruzinsky, and P. V. Braun: Diffraction response of colloidal crystals, effect of numerical aperture, Optics Letters, Vol 30, 153-155 (2005).
  • Ge, Z., D. G. Cahill, and P. V. Braun: AuPd Metal Nanoparticles as Probes of Nanoscale Thermal Transport in Aqueous Solution, J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol 108, 18870-18875 (2004).
  • Liang, H., T. E. Angelini, P. V. Braun, and G. C. L. Wong: Roles of anionic and cationic template components in biomineralization of CdS nanorods using self-assembled DNA ￿ membrane complexes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol 126, 14157-14165 (2004).
  • Bevan, M. A., J. A. Lewis, P. V. Braun, P. Wiltzius: Structural evolution of colloidal crystals with increasing ionic strength, Langmuir, Vol 20, 7045-7053 (2004).
  • Jeon, S., J.-U. Park, R. Cirelli, S. Yang, C. E. Heitzman, P. V. Braun, P. J. A. Kenis, J. A. Rogers: Fabricating complex three-dimensional nanostructures with high-resolution conformable phase masks, Proc. of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 101, 12428-12433 (2004).
  • Tu, H., C. E. Heitzman, P. V. Braun: Patterned poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) brushes on silica surfaces by microcontact printing followed by surface-initiated polymerization, Langmuir, Vol 20, 8313-8320 (2004).
  • Heitzman, C. E., H. Tu, P. V. Braun: Two-dimensional diffusion of prodan on self-assembled monolayers studied by fluorescence recovery after photobleaching, J. Phys. Chem. B., Vol 108, 13764-13770 (2004).
  • Zhang, Z. S., O. M. Wilson, M. Yu. Efremov, W. Senaratne, E. A. Olson, M. Zhang, P. V. Braun, C. K. Ober and L. H. Allen: Heat capacity measurements of two-dimensional self-assembled monolayers on polycrystalline gold, Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol 84, 5198-5200 (2004).
  • Shimmin, R. G., A. B. Schoch and P. V. Braun: Polymer size and concentration effects on the size of gold nanoparticles capped by polymeric thiols, Langmuir, Vol 20, 5613-5620 (2004).
  • Dellinger T. M., and P. V. Braun: Lyotropic liquid crystals as nanoreactors for nanoparticle synthesis, Chem. Mater., Vol 16, 2201-2207 (2004).
  • Lee, W., A. Chan, M. A. Bevan, J. A. Lewis and P. V. Braun: Nanoparticle-mediated epitaxial assembly of colloidal crystals on patterned substrates, Langmuir, Vol 20, 5262-5270 (2004).
  • Braun, P. V.: Spontaneous ligand organization, Nature Materials, Vol 3, 281-282 (2004).
  • Lee, Y.-J., S. A. Pruzinsky and P. V. Braun: Glucose-sensitive inverse opal hydrogels, analysis of optical diffraction response, Langmuir, Vol 20, 3096-3106 (2004).
  • Meitl, M. A., T. M. Dellinger, and P. V. Braun: Bismuth-ceramic nanocomposites with unusual thermal stability via high-energy ball milling, Adv. Functional Mater., Vol 13, 795-799 (2003).
  • Liang, H., T. E. Angelini, J.Ho, P. V. Braun and G. C. L. Wong: Molecular imprinting of biomineralized CdS nanostructures, Crystallographic control using self-assembled DNA-membrane templates, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., Vol 125, 11786-11787 (2003).
  • Lee, Y.-J., and P. V. Braun: Tunable inverse opal hydrogel pH sensors, Adv. Mater., Vol 15, 563-566(2003).
  • Jeon, S., and P. V. Braun: Hydrothermal synthesis of Er-doped luminescent TiO2 nanoparticles, Chemistry of Materials, Vol 15, 1256-1263 (2003).
  • Wilson, O.M., X. Hu, D.G. Cahill, and P.V. Braun: Colloidal metal particles as probes of nanoscale thermal transport in fluids, Phys. Rev. B, Vol 66, 224301 (2002).
  • Belomoin, G., E. Rogozhina, J. Therrien, P.V. Braun, L. Abuhassan, M.H. Nayfeh, L. Wagner, and L. Mitas, ￿Effects of surface termination on the band gap of ultrabright Si-29 nanoparticles: Experiments and computational models,￿ Phys. Rev. B, Vol 65, 193406 (2002).
  • Braun, P.V., and P. Wiltzius, ￿Macroporous materials ￿ electrochemically grown photonic crystals,￿ Adv. Colloid and Interface Sci., Vol 7, 116-123 (2002).
  • Lee, W., S.A. Pruzinsky, and P.V. Braun: Multi-photon polymerization of waveguide structures within three-dimensional photonic crystals, Adv. Mater., Vol 14, 271-274 (2002).
  • Braun, P.V., R.W. Zehner, C.A. White, M.K. Weldon, S.S. Patel, and P. Wiltzius: Optical spectroscopy of high dielectric contrast 3D photonic crystals, Europhysics Lett., Vol 56, 207-213 (2001).
  • Tohver, V., J.E. Smay, A. Braem, P.V. Braun, and J.A. Lewis: Nanoparticle halos: A new colloid stabilization mechanism, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., Vol 98, 8950-8955 (2001).
  • Dellinger, T.M., and P.V. Braun: BiOCl nanoparticles synthesized in lyotropic liquid crystal nanoreactors, Scripta Materialia, Vol 44, 1893-1897 (2001).
  • Rogozhina , E., G. Belomoin, A. Smith, L. Abuhassan, N. Barry, O. Akcakir, P.V. Braun, and M.H. Nayfeh: Si-N linkage in ultrabright ultrasmall Si nanoparticles, Appl. Phys. Lett., Vol 78, 3711-3713 (2001).
  • Braun, P.V., R.W. Zehner, C.A. White, M.K. Weldon, C. Kloc, S.S. Patel, and P. Wiltzius: Epitaxial growth of high dielectric contrast three-dimensional photonic crystals, Adv. Mater., Vol 13, 721-724 (2001).
  • Braun P.V., and P. Wiltzius: Electrochemical Fabrication of 3-D Microperiodic Porous Materials: Adv. Mater., Vol 13, 482-485 (2001).
  • Pralle, M.U., C.M. Whitaker, P.V. Braun, and S.I. Stupp: Molecular variables in the self assembly of supramolecular nanostructures, Macromolecules, Vol 33, 3550-3556 (2000).
  • Aizenberg, J., P.V. Braun, and P. Wiltzius: High resolution colloidal deposition through electrostatic and capillary forces, Phys. Rev. Lett., Vol 84, 2997-3000 (2000).
  • Braun, P.V., and P. Wiltzius: Electrochemically grown photonic crystals, Nature, Vol 402, 603-604 (1999).
  • Braun, P.V., P. Osenar, V. Tohver, S.B. Kennedy, and S.I. Stupp: Nanostructure templating in inorganic solids with lyotropic liquid crystals, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Vol 121, 7302-7309 (1999).
  • Rogers, J.A., Z. Boa, A. Makhija, and P.V. Braun: Printing process suitable for reel-to-reel production of high-performance organic transistors and circuits, Adv. Mater., Vol 11, 741-745 (1999).
  • Braun, P.V., and S.I. Stupp: CdS mineralization of hexagonal, lamellar, and cubic lyotropic liquid crystals, Mater. Res. Bull., Vol 34, 463-469 (1999)
  • Stupp, S.I., and P.V. Braun: Molecular manipulation of materials: biomaterials, ceramics, and semiconductors, Science, Vol 277, 1242-1248 (1997).
  • Tohver, V., P.V. Braun, M.U. Pralle, and S.I. Stupp: Counterion effects in liquid crystal templating of nanostructured CdS, Chem. Mater., Vol 9, 1495-1498 (1997).
  • Osenar, P., P.V. Braun, and S.I. Stupp: Lamellar semiconductor-organic nanostructures from self assembled templates, Adv. Mater., Vol 8, 1022-1025 (1996).
  • Braun, P.V., P. Osenar, and S.I. Stupp: Semiconducting superlattices templated by molecular assemblies, Nature, Vol 380, 325-328 (1996).
  • Keddie, J.L., P.V. Braun, and E.P. Giannelis: Interrelationship between densification, crystallization, and chemical evolution in sol-gel titania thin films, J. Am. Cer. Soc., Vol 77, 592-1596 (1994).
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Teaching Honors

  • Named on List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Spring and Fall), 2015)
  • Accenture Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising (2007)
  • Accenture Multi-year Faculty Achievement Award, College of Engineering, UIUC (2007)

Research Honors

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2010)
  • Stanley H. Pierce Faculty Award, College of Engineering, UIUC (2010)
  • Plenary Lecturer, Composites at Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta, Canada (2009)
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, UIUC (2009)
  • University Scholar, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2006-2009)
  • Recipient of a Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering (2004)
  • Willett Faculty Scholar Award, College of Engineering, UIUC (2002) (2002)
  • Robert Lansing Hardy Award of the TMS (2002)
  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2001)
  • Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator Award (2001)
  • Racheff Assistant Professorship, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering (1999)