Rey, G.; Vivod, S. L.; Singla, S.; Benyo, T.; King, J.; Chuang, S. S. C.; Dhinojwala, A.; “Improved Polydopamine Deposition in Amine-Functionalized Silica Aerogels for Enhanced UV Absorption”. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2021, 13 (34), 41084–41093. Link

Hu, Z.; Bradshaw, N. P.; Vanthournout, B.; Forman, C.; Gnanasekaran, K.; Thompson, M. P.; Smeets, P.; Dhinojwala, A.; Shawkey, M. D.; Hersam, M. C.; Gianneschi, N.C.; “Non-Iridescent Structural Color Control via Inkjet Printing of Self-Assembled Synthetic Melanin Nanoparticles”. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33 (16), 6433–6442. Link

Rogalla, S.; Patil, A.; Dhinojwala, A.; Shawkey, M. D.; “Enhanced Photothermal Absorption in Iridescent Feathers”. J. R. Soc. Interface 2021, 18, 10252. Link

Dhinojwala, A. “Use of Melanin for Structural Colors”. Microsc. Microanal 2021, 27 (S1), 266. Link

Mokarizadeh, A. H.; Kumar, N.; Joy, A.; Dhinojwala, A.; Tsige, M. “Single Chain Hydration and Dynamics of Mussel-Inspired Soybean-Based Adhesive”. JOM 2021, 73 (8), 2460–2470. Link

Htut, K. Z.; Alicea-Serrano, A. M.; Singla, S.; Agnarsson, I.; Garb, J. E.; Kuntner, M.; Gregorič, M.; Haney, R. A.; Marhabaie, M.; Blackledge, T. A.; Dhinojwala, A.; “Correlation between Protein Secondary Structure and Mechanical Performance for the Ultra-Tough Dragline Silk of Darwin’s Bark Spider”. J. R. Soc. Interface 2021, 18 (179), 1-10. Link

Narayanan, A.; Kaur, S.; Kumar, N.; Tsige, M.; Joy, A.; Dhinojwala, A.; “Cooperative Multivalent Weak and Strong Interfacial Interactions Enhance the Adhesion of Mussel-Inspired Adhesives”. Macromolecules 2021, 54 (12), 5417–5428. Link

Singla, S.; Jain, D.; Zoltowski, C. M.; Voleti, S.; Stark, A. Y.; Niewiarowski, P. H.; Dhinojwala, A. Direct Evidence of Acid-Base Interactions in Gecko Adhesion. Sci. Adv. 2021, 7 (21), 1-7. Link

Gaire, B.; Singla, S.; Dhinojwala, A. “Screening of Hydrogen Bonding Interactions by a Single Layer Graphene”. Nanoscale 2021, 13 (17), 8098–8106. Link

Alicea-Serrano, A. M.; Onyak, A.; Dhinojwala, A.; Blackledge, T. A.; “Robust Performance of Spider Viscid Silk on Hairy and Smooth Insect Substrates”. Integr. Comp. Biol. 2021, 1–8. Link

Garner, A. M.; Pamfilie, A. M.; Dhinojwala, A.; Niewiarowski, P. H. Tokay Geckos (Gekkonidae: Gekko Gecko) Preferentially Use Substrates That Elicit Maximal Adhesive Performance. J. Exp. Biol. 2021, 224 (4). Link

Cao, W.; Zhou, X.; McCallum, N. C.; Hu, Z.; Ni, Q. Z.; Kapoor, U.; Heil, C. M.; Cay, K. S.; Zand, T.; Mantanona, A. J.; Jayaraman, A.; Dhinojwala, A.; Deheyn, D.D.; Shawkey, M.D.; Burkart, M.D.; Rinehart, J.D.; Gianneschi, N.C.; “Unraveling the Structure and Function of Melanin through Synthesis”. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143 (7), 2622–2637. Link

Hu, Z.; Sun, H.; Thompson, M. P.; Xiao, M.; Allen, M. C.; Zhou, X.; Ni, Q. Z.; Wang, Z.; Li, W.; Burkart, M. D.; Deheyn, D. D; Dhinojwala, A.; Shawkey, M.D.; Gianneschi, N.C.; “Structurally Colored Inks from Synthetic Melanin-Based Crosslinked Supraparticles”. ACS Mater. Lett. 2021, 3 (1), 50–55. Link

Echeverri, M.; Patil, A.; Hu, Z.; Shawkey, M. D.; Gianneschi, N. C.; Dhinojwala, A.; “Printing a Wide Gamut of Saturated Structural Colors Using Binary Mixtures, with Applications in Anticounterfeiting”. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020 12 (17) 19882−19889. Link

Wang, Z., Tschirhart T.; Schultzhaus, Z.; Kelly, E. E.; Chen, A.; Oh E.; Nag O.; Glaser, E. R.; Kim, E.; Lloyd, P. F.; Charles, P. T.; Li, W.; Leary, D.; Compton, J.; Phillips, D. A.; Dhinojwala, A.; Payne, G. F.; Voraa, G. J.; “Melanin Produced by the Fast-Growing Marine Bacterium Vibrio natriegens through Heterologous Biosynthesis: Characterization and Application”, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 2020 86 (5) e02749-19. Link

Behrendt L, Trampe E. L., Nord N. B., Nguyen J., Kühl M., Lonco D., Nyarko A., Dhinojwala A., Hershey O. S., Barton A., “Life in the dark: far-red absorbing cyanobacteria extend photic zones deep into terrestrial caves”. Environmental Microbiology 2020 22 (3), 952–963. Link

Diaz C, Maksuta D, Amarpuri G, Tanikawa A, Miyashita T, Dhinojwala A, Blackledge TA.; “The moth specialist spider Cyrtarachne akirai uses prey scales to increase adhesion”. J. R. Soc. Interface 2020 17, 20190792. Link

Yang Zhou, Brenna Rossi, Qixin Zhou, Lloyd Hihara, Ali Dhinojwala, and Mark D. Foster, Langmuir, “Thin Plasma-Polymerized Coatings as a Primer with Polyurethane Topcoat for Improved Corrosion Resistance”. Langmuir 2020 36 (4), 837-843DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b0258. Link

Saranshu Singla, Amanda J Stefin, He Zhu, and Ali Dhinojwala, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, “Heads or Tails: Surface Freezing of Long-Chain Amphiphiles” J. Phys. Chem. C 2020 124 4128-4133. Link

Robert M. Ziolek, Franca Fraternali, Ali Dhinojwala, Mesfin Tsige, and Christian D. Lorenz, “Structure and Dynamics of Nanoconfined Water Between Surfactant Monolayers”. Langmuir 2020 36 (1), 447-455. Link 

Wei Cao, Naneki C. McCallum, Qing Zhe Ni, Weiyao Li, Hannah Boyce, Haochuan Mao, Xuhao Zhou, Hao Sun, Matthew P. Thompson, Claudia Battistella, Michael R. Wasielewski, Ali Dhinojwala, Matthew D. Shawkey, Michael D. Burkart, Zheng Wang, Nathan C. Gianneschi, “Selenomelanin: An Abiotic Selenium Analogue of Pheomelanin” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020 142 (29), 12802-12810. Link

Amal Narayanan, Ying Xu, Ali Dhinojwala, Abraham Joy, “Advances in Photoreactive Tissue Adhesives Derived from Natural Polymers”. ChemEngineering 2020 4 (2) 32. Link

Amal Narayanan, Joshua R. Menefee, Qianhui Liu, Ali Dhinojwala, Abraham Joy, “Lower Critical Solution Temperature-Driven Self-Coaceravation of Nonionic Polyester Underwater Adhesives” ACS Nano. 2020, 14 (7), 8359–8367. Link

Garner, A. M.; Buo, C.; Piechowski, J. M.; Pamfilie, A. M.; Stefanovic, S. R.; Dhinojwala, A.; Niewiarowski, P. H. “Digital Hyperextension Has No Influence on the Active Self-Drying of Gecko Adhesive Subdigital Pads”. J. Exp. Zool. Part A Ecol. Integr. Physiol. 2020, 333 (2), 118–125. Link

Orndorf, N.; Singla, S.; Dhinojwala, A. “Transition in the Acid-Base Component of Surface Free Energy of Ice upon the Premelting of Its Second Molecular Bilayer”. J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124 (36), 19588–19594. Link

Nyarko, A.; Singla, S.; Barton, H. A.; Dhinojwala, A. “Spectroscopic Identification of Peptide Chemistry in the Caulobacter Crescentus Holdfast”. Biochemistry 2020, 59 (37), 3508–3516. Link

Xiao, M.; Shawkey, M. D.; Dhinojwala, A. “Bioinspired Melanin-Based Optically Active Materials”. Adv. Opt. Mater. 2020, 8 (19), 1–15. Link

Li, W.; Patil, A.; Zhou, X.; Wang, Z.; Xiao, M.; Shawkey, M. D.; Gianneschi, N. C.; Dhinojwala, A. “Characterization of Broadband Complex Refractive Index of Synthetic Melanin Coatings and Their Changes after Ultraviolet Irradiation”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 2020, 117 (20). Link

Alamdari, A.; Lee, J.; Kim, M.; Emon, M. O. F.; Dhinojwala, A.; Choi, J. W. “Effects of Surface Energy Reducing Agents on Adhesion Force in Liquid Bridge Microstereolithography”. Addit. Manuf. 2020, 36, 1-9. Link

Garner, A.M.; Wilson, M.C.; Wright, C.; Russell, A.P.; Niewiarowski, P.H.; Dhinojwala, A.; “The Same but Different: Setal Arrays of Anoles and Geckos Indicate Alternative Approaches to Achieving Similar Adhesive Effectiveness”. J. Anat. 2020, 238 (5):1143-1155. Link