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46) Huang, Y.; Zheng, Y.; Sarkar, A.; Xu, Y.; Stefik, M.; Benicewicz, B. C. Matrix-Free Polymer Nanocomposite Thermoplastic Elastomers. Macromolecules 2017, 50(12), 4742–4753. 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00873
45) Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M. How to Make Persistent Micelle Templates in 24 Hours and Know It using X-ray Scattering. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 11840-11853. 10.1039/C7TA01034F   Invited RSC article highlighting Dr. Stefik as a “rising star of materials chemistry” 10.1039/C7TA90116J
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44) Rahman, M. A.; Lokupitiya, H. N.; Ganewatta, M.; Yuan, L.; Stefik, M.; Tang, C. Designing Block Copolymer Architectures toward Tough Bioplastics from Natural Rosin. Macromolecules 201750 (5), 2069–2077. 10.1021/acs.macromol.7b00001
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43) Sarkar, A.; Stefik, M. Robust Porous Polymers Enabled by Fast Trifluoroacetic Acid Etch with Improved Selectivity for Polylactide. Material Chemistry Frontiers 2017, 1, 1526 – 1533. 10.1039/c6qm00266h
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42) Lamm, B.; Sarkar, A. Stefik, M. Surface Functionalized Atomic Layer Deposition of Bismuth Vanadate for Single-Phase Scheelite. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2017, 5, 6060 – 606910.1039/C6TA09485F Cover Artwork by Linnea Volz
2017 Macromol
41) Bilger, D.; Sarkar, A.; Danesh, C.; Gopinadhan, M.; Braggin, G.; Figueroa, J.; Pham, T.; Chun, D.; Rao, Y.; Osuji, C.; Stefik, M.; Zhang, S. Multi-Scale Assembly of Polythiophene-Surfactant Supramolecular Complexes for Charge Transport Anisotropy. Macromolecules 201750 (3), 1047–1055. 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b02416
40) Wahab, Z.; Marsh, Z. M.; Tessema, A.; Kidane, A.; Stefik, M.; Anneaux, B. L., Ploehn, H. J. Effect of Nanodiamond Surface Functionalization on the Properties of Nanodiamond/PEEK Composites. IEEE TCPMT 2017, 7(2), 165-177. 10.1109/TCPMT.2016.2646671
2017 nanoscalescheme-1
39) Lokupitiya, H. N.; Stefik, M. Cavitation-Enabled Rapid and Tunable Evolution of High-χN Micelles as Templates for Ordered Mesoporous Oxides. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 1393-1397. 10.1039/c6nr07313a     Cover Artwork by Jennifer Pham

2016-adfm-cover2016 AFM ATO
38) Peters, K.; Lokupitiya, H. N.; Sarauli, D.; Labs, M.; Pribil, M.; Rathousky, J.; Kuhn, A.; Leister, D.; Stefik, M.; Fattakhova-Rohfling, D. Nanostructured Antimony-Doped Tin Oxide Layers with Tunable Pore Architectures as Versatile Transparent Current Collectors for Biophotovoltaics. Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 26, 6682–6692. 10.1002/adfm.201602148
37) Stefik, M.  Atomic Layer Deposition of Bismuth Vanadates for Solar Energy Materials. ChemSusChem 2016, 9, 1727-1735. 10.1002/cssc.201600457

2016 Nano Energy SnO2

36) Azevedo, J.; Tilley, S. D.; Schreier, M.; Stefik, M.; Sousa, C.; Araújo, J. P.; Mendes, A.; Grätzel, M.; Mayer, M. T., Tin Oxide as a Stable Protective Layer for Composite Cuprous Oxide Water-Splitting Photocathodes. Nano Energy 2016, 24, 10-16. 10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.03.022
35) Lokupitiya, H. N.; Jones, A.; Reid, B.; Guldin, S.; Stefik M. Ordered Mesoporous to Macroporous Oxides with Tunable Isomorphic Architectures – Solution Criteria for Persistent Micelle Templates. Chemistry of Materials 2016 28(6), 1653-1667. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.5b04407
2015 TADclick
34) Wang, Z.; Yuan, L.; Trenor, N. M.; Vlaminck, L.;Billiet, S.; Sarkar, A.; Du Prez, F. E.; Stefik, M.; Tang, C. Sustainable Thermoplastic Elastomers Derived from Plant Oil and Their “Click-Coupling” via TAD Chemistry. Green Chemistry 2015 17, 3806-3818. 10.1039/C5GC00822K
33) Stefik, M.; Song, J.; Sai, H.; Guldin, S.; Boldrighini, P.; Orilall, M. C.; Steiner, U.; Gruner, S. M.; Wiesner, U. Ordered Mesoporous Titania from Highly Amphiphilic Block Copolymers: Tuned Solution Conditions Enable Highly Ordered Morphologies and Ultra-Large Mesopores. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3,11478-11492. 10.1039/C5TA02483H
2015 photonicscover
32) Stefik, M.; Guldin, S.; Vignolini, S.; Wiesner, U.; Steiner, U. Block Copolymer Self-Assembly for Nanophotonics. Chemical Society Reviews 2015, 44, 5076-5091. 10.1039/c4cs00517a
2015 RSC advances
31) Guldin, S.; Stefik, M.; Sai, H.; Wiesner, U.; Steiner, U. Controlling the Coassembly of Highly Amphiphilic Block Copolymers with a Hydrolytic Sol by Solvent Exchange. RSC Advances 2015, 5, 22499-2250210.1039/C5RA00836K
2014 IEEE
30) Lee, Y.H.; Stefik, M.; Heiniger, L.-P.; Gao, P.; Seok, S. I.; Grätzel, M.; Nazeeruddin, M. K. Power from the Sun: Perovskite Solar Cells. IEEE 20146925068, 0943-0948. 10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925068
2014 nanoscale waveguide
29) Salvatore, S.; Vignolini, S.; Philipott, J.; Stefik, M.; Wiesner, U.; Baumberg, J.; Steiner, U. A Higher Transmission Wave-Guide Wire Network Made by Self-Assembly. Nanoscale 2015, 7, 1032-1036. 10.1039/C4NR04485A
2014 Phys Rev App
28) Farah, P.; Demetriadou, A.; Salvatore, S.; Vignolini, S.; Stefik, M.; Wiesner, U.; Hess, O.; Steiner, U.; Valev, V. K.; Baumberg, J. J. Ultrafast Nonlinear Response of Gold Gyroid Three-Dimensional Metamaterials. Physical Review Applied 2014, 2, 044002. 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.2.044002
2014 EES Cu2O
27) Azevedo, J.; Steier, L.; Dias, P.; Stefik, M.; Sousa, C. T.; Araujo, J. P.; Mendes, A.; Grätzel, M.; Tilley, D. On the Stability Enhancement of Cuprous Oxide Water Splitting Photocathodes by Low Temperature Steam Annealing. Energy & Environmental Science 2014, 7, 4044-4052. 10.1039/C4EE02160F
26) Hu, Y.; Yella, A.; Guldin, S.; Schreier, M.; Stellacci, F., Grätzel, M.; Stefik, M. High-Surface-Area Porous Platinum Electrodes for Enhanced Charge Transfer. Advanced Energy Materials 2014, 4(14) 1400510. 10.1002/aenm.201400510
25) Tilley, S. D.; Schreier, M.; Azevedo, J.; Stefik, M.; Grätzel, M. Ruthenium Oxide Hydrogen Evolution Catalysis on Composite Cuprous Oxide Water Splitting Photocathodes. Advanced Functional Materials 201424(3), 303-311. 10.1002/adfm.201301106
2013 Nano Lett antireflection
24) Guldin, S.; Kohn, P.; Stefik, M.; Song, J.; Divitini, G.; Ecarla, F.; Ducati, C.; Wiesner, U.; Steiner, U. Self-Cleaning Antireflective Optical Coatings. Nano Letters 2013, 13(11), 5329-5335. 10.1021/nl402832u 
23) Stefik, M.; Heiligtag, F. J.; Niederberger, M.; Grätzel, M. Improved Non-Aqueous Synthesis of TiO2 for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. ACS Nano 20137(10), 8981-8989. 10.1021/nn403500g


22) Kohn, P.; Pathak, S. K.; Stefik, M.; Ducati, C.; Wiesner, U.; Steiner, U.; Guldin, S. Low Temperature Crystallisation of Mesoporous TiO2. Nanoscale 2013, 5, 10518-10524. 10.1039/C3NR03009A
21) Chandiran, A. K.; Yella, A.; Stefik, M; Heiniger, L; Comte, P; Nazeeruddin, M. K.; Grätzel, M., Low Temperature Crystalline Titanium Dioxide by Atomic Layer Deposition for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2013, 5(8), 3487-3493. 10.1021/am400866s
20) Salvatore, S.; Vignolini, S.; Demetriadou, A.; Oh, S.; Wüstner, S.; Yufa, N.; Stefik, M.; Wiesner, U.; Baumberg, J.; Hess, O., Steiner, U., Tuning Optical Metamaterials Made by Self-Assembly. Advanced Materials 2013, 25, 2713–2716. 10.1002/adma.201300193
19) Stefik, M.; Yum, J.; Hu, Y.; Grätzel, M., Carbon-Graphene Nanocomposite Cathodes for Improved Co(II/III) Mediated Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2013, 1 (16), 4982-4987. 10.1039/C3TA01635H



18) Stefik, M.; Cornuz, M.; Mathews, N.; Hisatomi, T.; Mhaisalkar, S.; Grätzel, M., Transparent, Conducting Nb:SnO2 for Host-Guest Photoelectrochemistry. Nano Letters 2012, 12, 5431-5435.10.1021/nl303101n
17) Stefik, M.; Wang, S. T.; Hovden, R.; Sai, H.; Tate, M. W.; Muller, D. A.; Steiner, U.; Gruner, S. M.; Wiesner, U., Networked and Chiral Nanocomposites from ABC Triblock Terpolymer Coassembly with Transition Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22 (3), 1078-1087. 10.1039/c1jm14113a 
nanocrystal16) Rauda, I. E.; Buonsanti, R.; Saldarriaga-Lopez, L. C.; Benjauthrit, K.; Schelhas, L. T.; Stefik, M.; Augustyn, V.; Ko, J.; Dunn, B.; Wiesner, U.; Milliron, D. J.; Tolbert, S. H., General Method for the Synthesis of Hierarchical Nanocrystal-Based Mesoporous Materials. ACS Nano 20126 (7), 6386-6399. 10.1021/nn302789r
15) Paracchino, A.; Mathews, N.; Hisatomi, T.; Stefik, M.; Tilley, S. D.; Grätzel, M., Ultrathin Films on Copper(i) Oxide Water Splitting Photocathodes: A Study on Performance and Stability. Energy & Environmental Science 2012, 5 (9), 8673-8681. 10.1039/c2ee22063f
14) Hisatomi, T.; Dotan, H.; Stefik, M.; Sivula, K.; Rothschild, A.; Grätzel, M.; Mathews, N., Enhancement in the Performance of Ultrathin Hematite Photoanode for Water Splitting by an Oxide Underlayer. Advanced Materials 201224 (20), 2699-2702. 10.1002/adma.201104868
13) Vignolini, S.; Yufa, N. A.; Cunha, P. S.; Guldin, S.; Rushkin, I.; Stefik, M.; Hur, K.; Wiesner, U.; Baumberg, J. J.; Steiner, U., A 3D Optical Metamaterial Made by Self-Assembly. Advanced Materials 2012, 24 (10), OP23-OP27. 10.1002/adma.201103610
layerbylayer12) Guldin, S.; Docampo, P.; Stefik, M.; Kamita, G.; Wiesner, U.; Snaith, H. J.; Steiner, U., Layer-by-Layer Formation of Block-Copolymer-Derived TiO2 for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Small 2012, 8 (3), 432-440. 10.1002/smll.201102063 
11) Docampo, P.; Stefik, M.; Guldin, S.; Gunning, R.; Yufa, N. A.; Cai, N.; Wang, P.; Steiner, U.; Wiesner, U.; Snaith, H. J., Triblock-Terpolymer-Directed Self-Assembly of Mesoporous TiO2: High-Performance Photoanodes for Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Advanced Energy Materials 20122 (6), 676-682. 10.1002/aenm.201100699
graphics mesoporous Bragg reflectors new.cdr10) Guldin, S.; Kolle, M.; Stefik, M.; Langford, R.; Eder, D.; Wiesner, U.; Steiner, U., Tunable Mesoporous Bragg Reflectors Based on Block-Copolymer Self-Assembly. Advanced Materials 201123 (32), 3664. 10.1002/adma.201100640
9) Guldin, S.; Huettner, S.; Tiwana, P.; Orilall, M. C.; Uelguet, B.; Stefik, M.; Docampo, P.; Kolle, M.; Divitini, G.; Ducati, C.; Redfern, S. A. T.; Snaith, H. J.; Wiesner, U.; Eder, D.; Steiner, U., Improved Conductivity in Dye-Sensitised Solar Cells through Block Copolymer Confined TiO2 Crystallisation. Energy & Environmental Science 2011, 4 (1), 225-233. 10.1039/c0ee00362j 
2010PMSE8) Stefik, M.; Mahajan, S.; Sai, H.; Epps, T. H. I.; Bates, F. S.; Gruner, S. M.; Wiesner, U., Networked Nanocomposites Derived from Block Terpolymers. PMSE Preprints 2010.
2010ChemComm7) Li, L.; Krissanasaeranee, M.; Pattinson, S. W.; Stefik, M.; Wiesner, U.; Steiner, U.; Eder, D., Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties in Well-Ordered Mesoporous WO3. Chemical Communications 2010, 46 (40), 7620-7622. 10.1039/c0cc01237h
6) Docampo, P.; Guldin, S.; Stefik, M.; Tiwana, P.; Orilall, M. C.; Huettner, S.; Sai, H.; Wiesner, U.; Steiner, U.; Snaith, H. J., Control of Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Performance by Block-Copolymer-Directed TiO2 Synthesis. Advanced Functional Materials 2010, 20 (11), 1787-1796. 10.1002/adfm.200902089
trifunctional5) Stefik, M.; Sai, H.; Sauer, K.; Gruner, S. M.; DiSalvo, F. J.; Wiesner, U., Three-Component Porous-Carbon-Titania Nanocomposites through Self-Assembly of ABCBA Block Terpolymers with Titania Sols. Macromolecules 200942 (17), 6682-6687. 10.1021/ma900685e
ply4) Stefik, M.; Mahajan, S.; Sai, H.; Epps, T. H.; Bates, F. S.; Gruner, S. M.; DiSalvo, F. J.; Wiesner, U., Ordered Three- and Five-ply Nanocomposites from ABC Block Terpolymer Microphase Separation with Niobia and Aluminosilicate Sols. Chemistry of Materials 200921 (22), 5466-5473. 10.1021/cm902626z
2009ChemComm3) Stefik, M.; Lee, J.; Wiesner, U., Nanostructured Carbon-Crystalline Titania Composites from Microphase Separation of Poly(ethylene oxide-b-acrylonitrile) and Titania Sols. Chemical Communications 2009, (18), 2532-2534. 10.1039/b818972b
2) Stefik, M.; DiSalvo, F. J.; Wiesner, U., Block Copolymer Derived Nanocomposites towards Designer Electrode Materials. Prepr. Symp. – Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Fuel Chem. 2009, 54 (2), 673.
1) Wu, K. S.; Stefik, M.; Ananthapadmanabhan, K. P.; Dauskardt, R. H., Graded Delamination Behavior of Human Stratum Corneum. Biomaterials 200627 (34),5861-5870. 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2006.08.008




4) Innovative and Ultra-efficient Evaporators to Realize Cost-effective Desalination. 2017 Pending.
3) Cavitation Enabled Tuning of Persistent Micelles. 2017 Pending.
2) Rapid and Robust Porous Polymers Enabled by New Etch Chemistry. 2017 Pending.
1) Tunable nanomaterials by templating from kinetically trapped polymer micelles. 2017 Pending.