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Journal Articles

Ameri, S. K., Singh, P. K., D'Angelo, A. J., Panzer, M. J., & Sonkusale, S. R. (2016). Flexible 3D Graphene Transistors with Ionogel Dielectric for Low-Voltage Operation and High Current Carrying Capacity. Advanced Electronic Materials, 1500305. doi:10.1002/aelm.201500355.

Ahamed, T., Rubin, M. B., Trimmer, B. A. & Dorfmann, L. (2016). Time-dependent behavior of passive skeletal muscle. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, 28(1), 561–577. doi:10.1007/s00161-015-0464-z.

Whiting, J. G. H., Jones, J., Bull, L., Levin, M., & Adamatzky, A. (2016). Towards a physarum learning chip. Scientific Reports, 6, 19948. doi:10.1038/srep19948.

Paley, D. A., Majidi, C., Tytell, E. & Wereley, N. (2016). Bioinspired soft robotics: preface to the special issue. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11(2), 020401. doi:10.1088/1748-3190/11/2/020401.

Umedachi, T., Vikas, V. & Trimmer B. A. (2016). Softworms: The Design and Control of Non-pneumatic, 3D-Printed, Deformable Robots. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11(2), 025001. doi:10.1088/1748-3190/11/2/025001.

Alberti, K.A. and Xu, Q. (2015). Biocompatibility and degradation of tendon-derived scaffolds. Regenerative Biomaterials, 112015, 1–11. doi:10.1093/rb/rbv023.

D'Angelo, R. and Sonkusale, S. (2015). A Time-Mode Translinear Principle for Nonlinear Analog Computation. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 62(9), 2187-2195. doi:10.1109/TCSI.2015.2451912.

Friston, K., Levin, M., Sengupta, B. and Pezzulo, G. (2015). Knowing one's place: a free energy approach to pattern regulation. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 12(105), 20141383. doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.1383.

Tosenberger, A., Bessonov, N., Levin, M., Reinberg, N., Volpert, V. and Morozova, N. (2015). A conceptual model of morphogenesis and regeneration. Acta Biotheoretica, 63(3), 283-294. doi:10.1007/s10441-015-9249-9.

Pai, V.P., Lemire, J.M., Pare, J-F., Lin, G., Chen, Y. and Levin, M. (2015). Endogenous gradients of resting potential instructively pattern embryonic neural tissue via Notch signaling and regulation of proliferation. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(10), 4366-4385. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1877-14.2015.

Metallo, C. and Trimmer, B.A. (2015). Orientation-dependent changes in single motor neuron activity during adaptive soft-bodied locomotion. Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 85(1), 47-62. doi:10.1159/000369372.

D'Angelo, R., and Sonkusale, S. (2015). Analogue multiplier using passive circuits and digital primitives with time-mode signal representation. Electronics Letters, 51(22), 1754-1756. doi:10.1049/el.2015.2235.

Law, R. and Levin, M. (2015). Bioelectric memory: modeling resting potential bistability in amphibian embryos and mammalian cells. Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, 12(1), 22. doi:10.1186/s12976-015-0019-9.

Hamlet, C., Fauci, L.J. and Tytell, E D. (2015). The effect of intrinsic muscular nonlinearities on the energetics of locomotion in a computational model of an anguilliform swimmer. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 385, 119–129. doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.08.023.

Pezzulo, G. and Levin, M. (2015). Re-membering the body: applications of computational neuroscience to the top-down control of regeneration of limbs and other complex organs. Integrative Biology, 7(12), 1487-1517 [cover]. doi:10.1039/C5IB00221D.

Maia, A., Sheltzer, A.P. and Tytell, E.D. (2015). Streamwise vortices destabilize swimming bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus). Journal of Experimental Biology, 218, 786–792. doi: 10.1242/jeb.114363.

Metallo, C. and Trimmer, B.A. (2015). Silk coating as a novel delivery system and reversible adhesive for stiffening and shaping flexible probes. Journal of Biological Methods, 2(1), e13. doi:10.14440/jbm.2015.41.

Schuldt, D.W., Rife, J. and Trimmer, B. (2015). Template for robust soft-body crawling with reflex-triggered gripping. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 10(1). doi:10.1088/1748-3190/10/1/016018.

Alberti, K.A., Sun, J.Y., Illeperuma, W.R., Suo, Z. and Xu, Q. (2015). Laminar Tendon Composites with Enhanced Mechanical Properties. Journal of Material Science, 50(6), 2616-2625. doi:10.1007/s10853-015-8842-2.

Blackiston, D., Anderson, G.M., Rahman, N., Bieck, C. and Levin, M. (2015). A novel method for inducing nerve growth via modulation of host resting potential. Neurotherapeutics, 12(1), 170-184. doi:10.1007/s13311-014-0317-7.

Baryshyan, A.L., Domigan, L., Hunt, B., Trimmer, B.A. and Kaplan, D. (2014). Self-assembled insect muscle bioactuators with long term function under a range of environmental conditions. Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 4(75), 39962-39968. doi:10.1039/C4RA08438A.

Tytell, E.D., Hsu, C.-Y. and Fauci, L.J. (2014). The role of mechanical resonance in the neural control of swimming in fishes. Zoology (Jena), 117, 48–56. doi: 10.1016/j.zool.2013.10.011.

Paetsch, C. and Dorfmann, L. (2014). Stability of Active Muscle Tissue, Journal of Engineering Mathematics, published online December 30, 2014, doi:10.1007/s10665-014-9750-1.

Trimmer B.A. and Lin, H-t, (2014). Bone-free: Soft Mechanics for Adaptive Locomotion, Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54(6):1122-35. doi: 10.1093/icb/icu076. Epub 2014 Jun 18.

Adler, J. H. , Dorfmann, L. , Han, D. , MacLachlan, S. and Paetsch C. (2014). Mathematical and computational models of incompressible materials subject to shear. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, first published online May 19, 2014 doi:10.1093/imamat/hxu022

Alberti, K.A., Hopkins, A., Tang-Schomer, M., Kaplan, D, Xu, Q. (2014). The behavior of neuronal cells on tendon-derived collage sheets as potential substrates for nerve regeneration. Biomaterials, 35(11), 3551-3557. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.12.082

Trimmer, B. (2014). A Journal of Soft Robotics: Why Now? Soft Robotics, 1(1), 1-4. doi:10.1089 /soro.2013.0003

Wang, M., Alberti, K.A., Sun S., Arellano, C.L. and Xu, Q. (2014). Combinatorially-designed lipid-like nanoparticles for intracellular delivery of cytotoxic protein for cancer therapy. Angewandte Chemie, 126(11), 2937-2942. doi:10.1002/ange.201311245

Shin, M., Zhao, Z., DeBitetto, P. and White, R.D. (2014). Micromachined ultrasonic Doppler velocity sensor using nickel on glass transducers. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 208, 37-49. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2013.12.025

Tytell, E.D., Hsu, C.-Y. and Fauci, L.J. (2014). The role of mechanical resonance in the neural control of swimming in fish. Zoology, 117(1), 48-56. doi:10.1016/j.zool.2013.10.011

Wang, M., Alberti, K.A., Varone, A., Pouli, D., Georgakoudi, I. and Xu, Q. (2014). Enhanced intracellular siRNA delivery using bioreducible lipid-like nanoparticles. Advanced Healthcare Materials. doi:10.1002/adhm.201400039

Gumbley, P., Koylu, D., Pawle, R.H., Spedden, E., Staii, C. and Thomas III, S. W. (2014). Wavelength-selective disruption and triggered release with polyelectrolyte multilayers. Chemistry of Materials, 26(3), 1450-1456. doi:10.1021/cm403979p

van Griethuijsen, L.I. and Trimmer, B.A. (2014). Locomotion in caterpillars. Biological Reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, 1-15. doi:10.1111/brv.12073

Zhao, Z., Shin, M., Gallman, J.M. and White, R.D. (2014).  A microfabricated shear sensor array on a chip with pressure gradient calibration. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 205, 133-142. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2013.11.002

Gumbley, P., Hu, X., Lawrence III, J.A., Thomas III, S.W. (2013). Photoresponsive gels prepared by ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 34(23-24), 1838-1843. doi:10.1002/marc.201300653

Saunders, F. and Rife, J. (2013). Embedding desired eigenstates into active and passive dynamics of a linear, under-actuated feedback system. Journal of Mechanical Design, 1-8. doi:10.1115/1.4025295

Trimmer, B. (2013). Soft robots. Current Biology, 23(15), R639-R641. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.04.070

Lin, H-t, Leisk, G. and Trimmer, B.A. (2013). Soft robots in space: a perspective for soft robotics. Acta Futura, 6, 69-79. doi:10.2420/AF06.2013.69

Paetsch, C. & Dorfmann, A. L. (2013). Nonlinear modeling of active biohybrid material. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 56, 105-114. doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2013.03.005.

Kim, S., Laschi, C. & Trimmer, B. (2013). Soft robotics: a bioinspired evolution in robotics. Trends in Biotechnology, 31(5), 287-294.

Griethuijsen, L. I. van, Banks, K. M. & Trimmer, B. A. (2013). Spatial accuracy of a rapid defense behavior in caterpillars. Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(3), 379-387.

Reiffel, J., Knox, D., Smith, S., & Trimmer, B. A. (2013). Growing and evolving soft robots. Artificial Life, 20(1), 143-162. doi:10.1162/ARTL_a_00101.

Altinok, E., Friedle, S., & Thomas III, S. W. (2013). Furan-containing singlet oxygen-responsive conjugated polymers. Macromolecules, 46(3), 756-762.

Thomas III, S. W. (2012). New applications of photolabile nitrobenzyl groups in polymers. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 213(33), 2443-2449.

Lin, H.-T. & Trimmer, B. A. (2012) A new bi-axial cantilever beam design for biomechanics force measurements. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(13), 2310-2314.

Koylu, D., Sarrafpour, S., Zhang, J., Ramjattan, S., Panzer, M. J., & Thomas III, S. W. (2012). Acene-doped polymer films: singlet oxygen dosimetry and protein sensing. Chemical Communications, 48(76), 9489-9491.

Smith, Z. C., Pawle, R. H., & Thomas III, S. W. (2012). Photoinduced aggregation of polythiophenes. ACS Macro Letters, 1(7), 825-829.

Paetsch, C., Trimmer, B. A. & Dorfmann, A. L. (2012). A constitutive model for active-passive transition of muscle fibers. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 47(2), 377-387.

Baryshyan, A., Woods, W., Trimmer, B. A. & Kaplan, D.L. (2012). Isolation and maintenance-free culture of contractile myotubes from Manduca sexta embryos. PLoS One, 7(2): e31598.