71.  “Synthesis of chitosan coated metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for increasing vancomycin bactericidal potentials against resistant S. aureus strain”
I Ghaffar, M Imran, S Perveen, T Kanwal, S Saifullah, MF Bertino, CJ Ehrhardt, VK Yadavalli, MR Shah
Materials Science and Engineering C, 105, 110111, 2019

70.  “Silk fibroin-sheathed conducting polymer wires as organic connectors for biosensors”
Y Jiang, M Xu, VK Yadavalli
Biosensors, in press, 2019

69.  “A Thermal Reflow Based Low Temperature, High Pressure Sintering of Lyophilized Silk Fibroin for the Fast Fabrication of Biosubstrates”
A Bucciarelli, S Chiera, A Quaranta, VK Yadavalli, A Motta, D Maniglio
Advanced Functional Materials, in press, 2019

68.  “Flexible, microstructured surfaces using chitin-derived biopolymers”
S Pradhan, KM Moore, KM Ainslie, VK Yadavalli
Journal of Materials Chemistry B, in press, 2019

67.  “Customizable 3D printed diffusion chambers for studies of bacterial pathogen phenotypes in complex environments”
L Wilson, KM Iqbal, T Simmons-Ehrhardt, MF Bertino, MR Shah, VK Yadavalli, CJ Ehrhardt
Journal of Microbiological Methods,162, 8-15, 2019

66.  “Flexible biosensors for the impedimetric detection of protein targets using silk-conductive polymer biocomposites”
M Xu, VK Yadavalli
ACS Sensors, 4 (4), 1040-1047, 2019

65.  “Easy, Scalable, Robust, Micropatterned Silk Fibroin Cell Substrates”
M Xu, S Pradhan, F Agostinacchio, RK Pal, G Greco, B Mazzolai, NM Pugno, A Motta, VK Yadavalli
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 201801822, 2019

64.  “The design, fabrication, and applications of flexible biosensing devices”
M Xu, D Obodo, VK Yadavalli
Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 124-125, 96-114, 2019

63.  “Silk protein nanowires patterned using electron beam lithography”
RK Pal, VK Yadavalli
Nanotechnology, 29, 335301, 2018

62.  “A comparative study of the refractive index of silk protein thin films towards biomaterial based optical devices”
A Bucciarelli, V Mulloni, D Maniglio, RK Pal, VK Yadavalli, A Motta, A Quaranta
Optical Materials, 78, 407-414, 2018

61.  “Template mediated protein self-assembly as a valuable tool in regenerative therapy”
B Kundu, M Eltohamy, VK Yadavalli, RL Reis, HW Kim
Biomedical Materials, 13(4) 044101, 2018

60.  “Fabrication of flexible, fully organic, degradable energy storage devices using silk proteins”
RK Pal, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10(11) 9620-9628, 2018

59.  “Micropatterned conductive polymer biosensors on flexible PDMS films”
RK Pal, S Pradhan, L Narayanan, VK Yadavalli
Sensors and Actuators B, 259,498-504, 2018

58.  “Mechanically Robust, Photopatternable Conductive Hydrogel Composites”
RK Pal, BH Chalfant, EE Turner, VK Yadavalli
Reactive and Functional Polymers, 120, 66-73, 2017

57.  “Swellable Silk Fibroin Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery”
Z Yin, D Kuang, S Wang, Z Zheng, VK Yadavalli, S Lu
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 106, 48-56, 2018

56.  “Synthesis of self-suspending silica proppants using photoactive hydrogels”
R Gol, C Wang, RB Gupta, VK Yadavalli
Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 157, 651-656, 2017

55.  “Nanoscale characterization of forensically relevant epithelial cells and surface associated extracellular DNA”
C Wang, CE Stanciu, CJ Ehrhardt, VK Yadavalli
Forensic Science International, 277, 252-258, 2017

54.  “Silk Fibroin Hydrogel with Reversible Sol-Gel Transition”
Z Yin, F Wu, T Xing, VK Yadavalli, SC Kundu, S Lu
RSC Advances, 7, 24085-24096, 2017

53.  “Fabrication of nanoscale patternable films of silk fibroin using benign solvents”
A Bucciarelli, RK Pal, A Quaranta, D Maniglio, V Mulloni, A Motta, VK Yadavalli, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2017, 1700110.

52.  “Biosensing using photolithographically micropatterned electrodes of PEDOT:PSS on ITO substrates”
RK Pal, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
Sensors and Actuators B, 242, 140-147, 2017

51.  “Fabrication of precise shape-defined particles of silk proteins using photolithography”
RK Pal, NE Kurland, C Jiang, SC Kundu, N Zhang, VK Yadavalli
European Polymer Journal, 85, 421-430, 2016

50.  “Biomimetic designing of functional silk nano-topography using self-assembly”
B Kundu, M Eltohamy, VK Yadavalli, SC Kundu, HW Kim
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8(42), 28458-28467, 2016

49.  “Micropatterned Flexible and Conformable Biofunctional Devices Using Silk Proteins”
RK Pal, AA Farghaly, MM Collinson, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
MRS Advances, 10.1557/adv.2016.406

48.  “Structural and Mechanical Properties of Amyloid beta Fibrils: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Approach”
TJ Paul, Z Hoffmann, C Wang, M Shanmugasundaram, J de Joannis, A Shekhtman, I Lednev, VK Yadavalli, R Prabhakar
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 7(14), 2758–2764, 2016

47.  "The effect of growth temperature on the nanoscale biochemical surface properties of Yersinia pestis"
C Wang, C Stanciu, CJ Ehrhardt, VK Yadavalli
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 408(20):5585-91, 2016

46.  "Nanoscale imaging and hydrophobicity mapping of the antimicrobial effect of copper on bacterial surfaces"
C Wang, CJ Ehrhardt, VK Yadavalli
Micron, 88, 16-23, 2016

45.  "Conducting polymer-silk biocomposites for flexible and biodegradable electrochemical sensors"
RK Pal, AA Farghaly, MM Collinson, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 81, 294-302, 2016

44.  "Real time observation of antimicrobial polycation effects on Escherichia coli: adapting the carpet model for membrane disruption to quaternary copolyoxetanes"
C Wang, OY Zolotarskaya, SS Nair, CJ Ehrhardt, DE Ohman, KJ Wynne, VK Yadavalli
Langmuir, 32(12), 2975-2984, 2016

43.  "Evaluation of whole cell fixation methods for the analysis of nanoscale surface features of Yersinia pestis KIM"
C Wang, C Stanciu, CJ Ehrhardt, VK Yadavalli
Journal of Microscopy, 263: 260–267. doi:10.1111/jmi.12387, 2016

42.  "Photolithographic micropatterning of conducting polymers on flexible silk matrices"
RK Pal, AA Farghaly, MM Collinson, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
Advanced Materials, 28(7), 1406-1412, 2016

41.  "Effect of water washing purification on the surface morphology of Bacillus cereus spores"
JM Goss, EJ McCullough, C Stanciu, VK Yadavalli, CJ Ehrhardt
Journal of Nature and Science, 1(6):e116, 2015

40.  "Biopatterning of silk proteins for soft micro-optics"
RK Pal, NE Kurland, C Wang, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7(16), pp 8809–8816, 2015
Article highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News - May 2015

39a.  "Fabrication of silk microstructures using photolithography"
RK Pal, NE Kurland, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
MRS Proceedings, Vol. 1718, 2015, Editor(s): A Lendlein, N Tirelli, RA Weiss, T Xie.

39.  "Investigation of the heparin-thrombin interaction by dynamic force spectroscopy"
C Wang, Y Jin, UR Desai, VK Yadavalli
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1850(6) 1099-1106, 2015

38.  "Morphological and mechanical imaging of Bacillus cereus spore formation at the nanoscale"
C Wang, C Stanciu, CJ Ehrhardt, VK Yadavalli
Journal of Microscopy, 258(1), 49-58, 2015

37.  "Single cell profiling of surface carbohydrates on Bacillus cereus"
C Wang, CJ Ehrhardt, VK Yadavalli
Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 12(103), 2015.

36.  "Spatial recognition and mapping of proteins using DNA aptamers"
C Wang, VK Yadavalli
Nanotechnology, 25, 455101, 2014

35.  "Large area micropatterning of cells on polydimethylsiloxane surfaces"
ME Moustafa, VS Gadepalli, AA Elmak, W Lee, RR Rao, VK Yadavalli
Journal of Biological Engineering, 8:24, 2014.

34.  "Integrated compositional and nanomechanical analysis of a polyurethane surface modified with a fluorous-oxetane siliceous-network hybrid"
S Nair, EJ McCullough, VK Yadavalli, KJ Wynne
Langmuir,30(43), 12986-12995, 2014

33.  "pH responsive poly amino-acid hydrogels formed via silk sericin templating"
NE Kurland, RB Ragland, A Zhang, ME Moustafa, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 70, 565-571, Sep 2014.

32.  "Silk protein lithography as a route to fabricate sericin microarchitectures"
NE Kurland, Tuli Dey, C Wang, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
Advanced Materials, 26(26) 4431-4437, 2014.

31.  "Isolation and processing of silk proteins for biomedical applications"
B Kundu, NE Kurland, VK Yadavalli, SC Kundu
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 70, 70-77, 2014.

30.  "Investigating biomolecular recognition at the cell surface using atomic force microscopy"
C Wang, VK Yadavalli
Micron, 60, 5-17, 2014.

29.  "Silk proteins for biomedical applications: bioengineering perspectives"
B Kundu, NE Kurland, S Bano, C Patra, FB Engel, VK Yadavalli, SC Kundu
Progress in Polymer Science, 39(2), 251-267, 2014.

28.  "Precise patterning of silk microstructures using photolithography"
NE Kurland, Tuli Dey, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
Advanced Materials, 25(43), 6207-6212, 2013.

27.  "Silk nanostructures based on natural and engineered self-assembly"
NE Kurland, DL Presnall, VK Yadavalli
in, "Silk Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine", 100-124, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom ISBN: 9780857096999 2014.

26.  "Backbone-Branched DNA building blocks for Facile Angular Control in Nanostructures"
E Paredes, X Zhang, H Ghodke, VK Yadavalli, SR Das
ACS Nano, 7(5), 3953-3961, 2013.

25.  "Effect of substrate stiffness on early human embryonic stem cell differentiation"
R Ramachandran, N Eroshenko, VK Yadavalli, RR Rao
Journal of Biological Engineering, 7(1), 7, 2013.

24.  "Surface modification of Fused Deposition Modeling ABS to enable rapid prototyping of biomedical microdevices"
EJ McCullough, VK Yadavalli
Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 213(6), 947-954, 2013.

23.  "Nanomechanical measurements of polyethylene glycol hydrogels using atomic force microscopy"
Z Drira, VK Yadavalli
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 18, 20-28, 2013. Epub Oct 2012.

22.  "Self-assembly mechanisms of silk protein nanostructures on two-dimensional surfaces" - NE Kurland, J Kundu, S Pal, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
Soft Matter, 8, 4952-4959, 2012.

21.  "Functional self-assembled DNA nanostructures for molecular recognition"
X Zhang, VK Yadavalli
Nanoscale, 4 (7), 2439-2446, 2012.

20.  "Measurement of nanomechanical properties of biomolecules using atomic force microscopy."
NE Kurland, Z Drira, VK Yadavalli
Micron, 43(2-3) 116-28 2012. Epub Aug 2011.

19.  "Surface immobilization of DNA aptamers for biosensing and protein interaction analysis."
X Zhang, VK Yadavalli
Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 26, 7, 3142-3147, 2011.

18.  "Processing dependence of surface morphology in sol-gel cured PDMS nanocomposites."
S Chakrabarty, X Zhang, P Bharti, Y Chujo, J Miyake, KJ Wynne, VK Yadavalli
Polymer, 51, 5756-5763, 2010.

17.  "Single molecule interaction studies of vascular endothelial growth factor with RNA aptamers."
X Zhang, VK Yadavalli
Analyst, 135, 2014-2021, 2010.

16.  "The fractal self-assembly of the silk protein sericin."
TS Khire, J Nath, SC Kundu, VK Yadavalli
Soft Matter, 6, 2066-2071, 2010.

15.  "Nanoscale measurements of the assembly of collagen to fibrils."
VK Yadavalli, D Svintradze, RM Pidaparti
International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 46, 458-464, 2010.

14.  "Investigations of Chemical Modifications of Amino-Terminated Organic Films on Silicon Substrates and Controlled Protein Immobilization."
J Kim, J Cho, P Seidler, NE Kurland, VK Yadavalli
Langmuir, 26(4) 2599-2608, 2010.

13a.  "Nanocomposites based on Self-assembly of Collagen with DNA"
VK Yadavalli, RM Pidaparti
NSTI Nanotechnology Conference 2009, Vol. 2, pp 266, Book Editor(s): M Laudon, B Romanowicz.

13.  "Functionalized self-assembled monolayers for measuring single molecule lectin carbohydrate interactions."
X Zhang, VK Yadavalli
Analytica Chimica Acta, 649(1), 1-7, 2009. [*cited on cover]

12.  "Nanomechanics of full-length nebulin: An elastic strain gauge in the skeletal muscle sarcomere." - VK Yadavalli, JG Forbes, K Wang. Langmuir, 25(13) 7496-7505, 2009.

11.  "Functionalized self-assembled monolayers as a platform for single molecule force spectroscopy and imaging." - VK Yadavalli, JG Forbes, K Wang. Langmuir, 22(16) 6969-6975, 2006.

10.  "Coiled-coil nanomechanics and unfolding of the superhelix and α-helices of myosin." - DD Root*, VK Yadavalli*, JG Forbes*, K Wang [* - equal contributors]. Biophysical Journal, 90 (8): 2852-2866, 2006.

9.  "Competitive binding assay for glucose based on glycodendrimer-fluorophore conjugates." - BL Ibey, HT Beier, RM Rounds, GM Cote, V Yadavalli, MV Pishko. Analytical Chemistry, 77(21) 7039-7046, 2005.

8.  "Encapsulation of enzymes within polymer spheres to create novel optical micro-and nanosensors." - SH Kim, BS Kim, VK Yadavalli, MV Pishko. Analytical Chemistry, 77(21) pp. 6828-7833, 2005.

7a.  "Implantable fluorescence-based glucose sensor development" - BL Ibey, VK Yadavalli, HR Thomas, RM Rounds, MV Pishko, GL Cote. Proceedings of SPIE Photonics West 2005, Volume: 5702 Pages: 1-6 DOI: 10.1117/12.585297.

7.  "A Monte Carlo simulation of photon propagation in fluorescent poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel microsensors." - VK Yadavalli, RJ Russell, MV Pishko, MJ McShane, GL Cote. Sensors and Actuators B, 105(2): pp. 365-377, 2005.

6.  "Binding assays in microfluidic channels using fluorescence polarization."- VK Yadavalli, MV Pishko. Analytica Chimica Acta, 507 (1): 123-12. 2004.

5.  "Microfabricated protein-containing poly (ethylene glycol) hydrogel arrays for biosensing." - VK Yadavalli, WG Koh, GJ Lazur MV Pishko. Sensors & Actuators B, 97(2-3): pp.290-297, 2004.

4.  "Controlled molecular release using nanoporous alumina." - D Gong, V Yadavalli, M Paulose, MV Pishko, CA Grimes. Biomedical Microdevices, 5(1), pp. 75-80, 2003.

3a.  "Biosensing in microfluidic channels using fluorescence polarization"- VK Yadavalli, MV Pishko, MRS Proceedings Vol.773, Pages: 173-178, April 2003, Book Editor(s): Ozkan, CS; Santini, JT; Gao, H; et al.

3.  "Fabrication of poly (ethylene glycol) hydrogel microstructures using photolithography." - A Revzin, RJ Russell, VK Yadavalli, WG Koh, C Deister, DD Hile, MB Mellott, MV Pishko. Langmuir, 17(18): pp. 5440-5447, 2001. [*cover]

2.  "Obtaining functional form for chaotic time series evolution using genetic algorithms." - VK Yadavalli, R Dahule, SS. Tambe, BD. Kulkarni. Chaos. Vol.9 (3) pp.789-794, 1999.

1.  "Consider genetic algorithms for process identification." - BD Kulkarni, SS Tambe, RK Dahule, VK Yadavalli, Hydrocarbon Processing. 78 (7), 1999.

We are always on the lookout for smart, self-motivated people interested in solving some of the "smallest" problems in materials science and engineering. Contact Dr. Vamsi Yadavalli at vyadavalli [at] for details on specific projects.