Journal Publications

    1. 2021

    2. Maraj, Joshua; Najem, Joseph; Ringley, Jessie; Weiss, Ryan; Rose, Garrett; Sarles, Stephen. Short-term Facilitation-then-Depression Enables Adaptive Processing of Sensory Inputs by Ion Channels in Biomolecular Synapses. ACS Applied Electronic Materials 2021 3(10), 4448–4458.

    3. Basham, Colin; Premadasa, Uvinduni; Ma, Ying-Zhong; Stellacci, Francesco; Doughty, Benjamin; Sarles, Stephen. Nanoparticle Induced Disorder at Complex Liquid/Liquid Interfaces: Effects of Curvature and Compositional Synergy on Functional Surfaces. ACS Nano 2021 15(9), 14285–14294.

    4. Schimel, T. M.; Nguyen, M.-A.; Sarles, S. A.; Lenaghan, S. C., Pressure-driven generation of complex microfluidic droplet networks. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 2021 25(9), 78.

    5. Clark, S. T.; Arras, M. M. L.; Sarles, S. A.; Frymier, P. D., Modeling the Saturation of Detergent Association in Mixed Liposome Systems. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2021 206, 111927.

    6. Sarles, S. A.; Wright, J. P.; and Pei, J-S, Equilibrium analysis of Mott memristor reveals criterion for negative differential resistance. Applied Physics Letters 2021 118(22), 223505.

    7. Ringley, J. D.; Sarles, S. A., Temperature-Controlled Assembly and Characterization of a Droplet Interface Bilayer. JoVE 2021 170, e62362.

    8. 2020

    9. Chowdhury, A. U.; Taylor, G. J.; Bocharova, V.; Sacci, R. L.; Lou, Y.; McClintic, W. T.; Ma, Y.-Z.; Sarles, S. A.; Hong, K.; Collier, C. P.; and Doughty, B., Insight into the Mechanisms Driving the Self-Assembly of Functional Interfaces: Moving from Lipids to Charged Amphiphilic Oligomers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2020 142, 290-299.

    10. Song, W. Song; Joshi, H. Chowdhury, R.; Najem, J. S.; Shen, Y.-x.; Lang, C.; Henderson, C. B.; Tu, Y.-M.; Farell, M.; Pitz, M. E.; Maranas, C. D.; Cremer, P. S.; Hickey, R. J.; Sarles, S. A.; Hou, J.-l.; Aksimentiev, A.; and Kumar, M., Artificial water channels enable fast and selective water permeation through water-wire networks. Nature Nanotechnology 2020, 15, 73-79.

    11. Clark, S. T.; Arras, M. M. L.; Sarles, S. A.; and Frymier, P. D., Lipid shape determination of detergent solubilization in mixed-lipid liposomes. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2020, 187, 110609.

    12. 2019

    13. El-Beyrouthy, J; Makhoul-Mansour, M. M.; Taylor, G.; Sarles, S. A.; and Freeman, E. C., A new approach for investigating the response of lipid membranes to electrocompression by coupling droplet mechanics and membrane biophysics. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 2019, 16, 20190652.

    14. Koner, S.; Najem, J. S.; Hasan, M. S.; and Sarles, S. A., Memristive plasticity in artificial electrical synapses via geometrically reconfigurable, gramicidin-doped biomembranes. Nanoscale 2019, 11, 18640-18652.

    15. Najem, J. S.; Hasan, M. S.; Williams, R. S.; Weiss, R. J.; Rose, G. S.; Taylor, G. J.; Sarles, S. A.; and Collier, C. P., Dynamical nonlinear memory capacitance in biomimetic membranes. Nature Communications 2019 10, 3239.

    16. Najem. J. S.; Taylor. G. J.; Armendarez, N.; Weiss, R. J.; Hasan, Md. S.; Rose, G. S.; Schuman, C. D.; Belianinov, A.; Sarles, S. A.; Collier, C. P., Assembly and characterization of biomolecular memristors consisting of ion channel-doped lipid membranes J. Vis. Exp. 2019 145, e58998.

    17. Taylor, G. J.; Nguyen, M-A.; Koner, S.; Freeman, E.; Collier, C. P.; Sarles, S. A., Electrophysiological interrogation of asymmetric droplet interface bilayers reveals surface-bound alamethicin induces lipid flip-flop. BBA Biomembranes 2019, 1861 (1), 335-343.

    18. 2018

    19. Najem, J. S.; Taylor, G. J.; Weiss, R. J.; Hasan, M. S.; Rose, G.; Schuman, C. D.; Belianinov, A.; Collier, C. P.; Sarles, S. A., Memristive Ion Channel-Doped Biomembranes as Synaptic Mimics. ACS Nano 2018, 12 (5), 4702-4711.  *Press: HPC Wire

    20. Venkatesan, G. A.; Taylor, G. J.; Basham, C. M.; Brady, N. G.; Collier, C. P.; Sarles, S. A., Evaporation-induced monolayer compression improves droplet interface bilayer formation using unsaturated lipids. Biomicrofluidics 2018, 12, 024101.

    21. 2017

    22. Taylor, G. J.; Heberle, F. A.; Seinfeld, J. S.; Katsaras, J.; Collier, C. P.; Sarles, S. A., Capacitive Detection of Low-Enthalpy, Higher-Order Phase Transitions in Synthetic and Natural Composition Lipid Membranes. Langmuir 2017, 33 (38), 10016-10026. 

    23. 2016

    24. Nguyen, M.; Srijanto, B.; Retterer, S.; Collier, C. P.; Sarles, S. A., Hydrodynamic trapping for rapid assembly and in situ electrical characterization of droplet interface bilayer arrays. Lab on a Chip 2016, 16, 3576-3588.

    25. Tamaddoni, N.; Taylor, G.; Hepburn, T.; Michael Kilbey, S.; Sarles, S. A., Reversible, voltage-activated formation of biomimetic membranes between triblock copolymer-coated aqueous droplets in good solvents. Soft Matter 2016,12, 5096 – 5109.

    26. Venkatesan, G. A.; Sarles, S. A., Droplet immobilization within a polymeric organogel improves lipid bilayer durability and portability. Lab on a Chip 2016, 16, 2116 – 2125.

    27. Tamaddoni, N.; Sarles, S. A., Toward cell-inspired materials that feel: measurements and modeling of mechanotransduction in droplet-based, multi-membrane arrays. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2016, 11(3), 036008.

    28. Niroomand, H.; Venkatesan, G. A.; Sarles, S. A.; Mukherjee, D.; Khomami, B., Lipid-Detergent Phase Transitions During Detergent-Mediated Liposome Solubilization. J. of Membrane Biol. 2016, 1-16.

    29. 2015

    30. Venkatesan, G. A.; Lee, J.; Farimani, A. B.; Heiranian, M.; Collier, C. P.; Aluru, N. R.; Sarles, S. A., Adsorption Kinetics Dictate Monolayer Self-Assembly for Both Lipid-In and Lipid-Out Approaches to Droplet Interface Bilayer Formation. Langmuir 2015, 31(47), 12883-12893.

    31. Taylor, G. J.; Venkatesan, G.; Collier, P.; Sarles, S. A., Direct in situ measurement of specific capacitance, monolayer tension, and bilayer tension in a droplet interface bilayer. Soft Matter 2015,<11(38), 7592-7605.

    32. Tamaddoni, N.; Freeman, E. C.; Sarles, S. A., Sensitivity and directionality of lipid bilayer mechanotransduction studied using a revised, highly durable membrane-based hair cell sensor. Smart Materials and Structures 2015, 24(6), 065014.

    33. Mruetusatorn, P.; Polizos, G.; Datskos, P. G.; Taylor, G.; Sarles, S. A.; Boreyko, J. B.; Hayes, D. G.; Collier, C. P., Control of Membrane Permeability in Air-Stable Droplet Interface Bilayers. Langmuir 2015, 31(14), 4224-4231.

    34. Taylor G. J.; Sarles, S. A., Heating-enabled formation of droplet interface bilayers using Escherichia coli total lipid extract. Langmuir 2015, 31(1), 325-337.

    35. 2014

    36. Boreyko J. B., Polizos G., Datskos P. G., Sarles S. A., & Collier C. P. Air-stable droplet interface bilayers on oil-infused surfaces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2014, 111(21), 7588-7593. *Press: ORNL News

    37. Mruetusatorn, P.; Boreyko, J. B.; Venkatesan, G. A.; Sarles, S. A.; Hayes, D. G.; Collier, C. P., Dynamic morphologies of microscale droplet interface bilayers. Soft Matter 2014, 10(15), 2530-2538.

    38. 2013

    39. Sarles, S. A., The use of virtual ground to control transmembrane voltages and measure bilayer currents in serial arrays of droplet interface bilayers. Smart Materials and Structures 2013, 22(9), 094023.

    40. Boreyko, J. B., P. Mruetusatorn, S. A. Sarles, S. T. Retterer, C. P. Collier, Evaporation-induced buckling and fission of microscale droplet interface bilayers. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2013, 135(15), 5545-5548.

    41. Gallena, S. J. K., W. Tian, J. Vossoughi, S. A. Sarles, N. P. Solomon, Validity of a new respiratory resistance measurement device to detect glottal area changeJournal of Voice, 2013. 27 (3), 299-304.

    42. 2012

    43. Najem, J., S. A. Sarles, B. Akle, and D. J. Leo, Biomimetic jellyfish-inspired underwater vehicle actuated by ionic polymer metal composite actuatorsSmart Materials and Structures, 2012. 21(9), 094026.

    44. 2011

    45. Sarles, S. A. and D. J. Leo, Membrane-based biomolecular smart materials. Smart Materials and Structures, 2011. 20(9), 094018.

    46. Sarles, S. A., J. D. Madden, and D. J. Leo, Hair cell inspired mechanotransduction with a gel-supported, artificial lipid membrane. Soft Matter, 2011. 7(10), 4644-4653.

    47. 2010

    48. Sarles, S. A., L. J. Stiltner, C. B. Williams, and D. J. Leo, Bilayer formation between lipid-encased hydrogels contained in solid substrates. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2010. 2(12), 3654-3663.

    49. Sarles, S. A. and D. J. Leo, Regulated attachment method for reconstituting lipid bilayers of prescribed size within flexible substrates. Analytical Chemistry, 2010. 82(3): p. 959-966.

    50. Sarles, S. A. and D. J. Leo, Physical encapsulation of droplet interface bilayers for durable, portable biomolecular networks. Lab Chip, 2010. 10(6), 710-717.

    51. 2009

    52. Sarles, S. A. and D. J. Leo, Tailored current—voltage relationships of droplet-interface bilayers using biomolecules and external feedback control. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 2009. 20(10): p. 1233-1247.

    53. 2008

    54. Sarles, S. A. and D. J. Leo, Consolidation of U-Nyte® epoxy-coated carbon-fiber composites via temperature-controlled resistive heating. Journal of Composite Materials, 2008. 42(24): p. 2551-2566.


    Book Chapters

    1. Sundaresan, V.-B., S. A. Sarles, and D. J. Leo, Bioderived Smart Materials.  Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, 2012.  ed. B. Bhushan, Springer Netherlands: 201-213.