2018-Present

Diaz C.; Tanikawa A.; Miyashita T.; Dhinojwala A.; Blackledge TA.; “Silk structure rather than tensile mechanics explains web performance in the moth-specialized spider, Cyrtarachne”, J.Exp. Zool. A. Ecol. Integr. Physiol. 2018, doi: 10.1002/jez.2212. pdficon_small

Zhou, Y.; Josey, B.;  Anim-Danso, E.;  Maranville, B.;Karapetrova, J.; Jiang, Z.;  Qixin Zhou., Dhinojwala, A.; Foster, M., “In situ nanoscale characterization of water penetration through plasma polymerized coatings”,Langmuir, 2018, just accepted manuscript. pdficon_small
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/pdf/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01646

Singla, S.; Amarpuri, G; Blackledge, T. A.; Dhinojwala, A., “Hygroscopic compounds in spider aggregate glue remove interfacial water to maintain adhesion in humid conditions”, Nature Communication, 2018, 9, 1890.pdficon_small https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-04263-z.pdf  

Jain, D.;  Amarpuri, G; Fitch, J; Blackledge, T. A.; Dhinojwala, A., “Role of Hygroscopic Low Molecular Mass Compounds in Humidity Responsive Adhesion of Spider’s Capture Silk”, Biomacromolecules201819 (7), pp 3048–3057.pdficon_small
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.biomac.8b00602

Defante, A. P.;  Nyarko, A.; Kaur, S.; Burai,T. N.;Dhinojwala, A., “Interstitial Water Enhances Sliding Friction”, langmuir, 2018.pdficon_small acs.langmuir.8b00100

 Xiao, M.; Chen, W.;  Li, W.Y.;  Zhao, J. Z.;  Hong, Y.L.;  Nishiyama, Y.;  Miyoshi, T.;  Shawkey, M.D.; Dhinojwala, A., “Elucidation of the hierarchical structure of natural eumelanins”, J. R. Soc. Interface, 2018, 15, 140, 20180045. pdficon_small