Cover Picture: Stabilization of Undercooled Metals via Passivating Oxide Layers (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 11/2021)

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107 S. Banerjee, S. Abtahi, M. A. Orondo, P. Gregory, J-F Bloch, A. Ballard, M. Burris, E. Griffin, P. Phillip, N. Hendeniya, J. Mi, A. J. Rossini, M. M. Thuo, B. S. Chang “SWAP” (submitted)
106 D.U. Jamadgni et al ‘microplastics’
105 M. Thuo ‘cognitive diversity’
104 A. Pauls et al ‘glasses’
103 A. Martin, D.U. Jamadgni, A. Pauls, B.S. Pokuri, B. Ganapathysubramanian, M.M.Thuo “Energy diversion” 2024
102 J.J. Chang, C. Du, B. Chang, A. Pauls, A. Martin, M. Thuo “Autonomous ordering of arrays”  2024 (submitted)
101 A. Pauls, A. Dunnum, A. Martin, A. Huth C. Du, M. Thuo “Correcting Edge Defects in Self-Assembled Monolayers through Thermal Annealing” 2024 ChemPhysChem (accepted)

thermal anneling

100 B. Gwalani, A. Martin, E. Kautz, B. Guo, S.V. Lambeets, M. Olszta, A. K. Battu, A. Malakar, F.  Yang, J. Guo, T. Suntharampillai, R. Li A. Amassian, M. Thuo, A. Devaraj ‘Mechanistic Understanding of Speciated Oxide Growth in High Entropy Alloys’ Nature Commun. 2024 15:5026

PIP applied to HEA

99 A. Pauls, D. Jamadgni, John N. Gitua, M. Thuo “Stereo-Structural Fine Tuning of Chromaticity” Angew. Chem. In. Ed. 2024 63, e202318949

98 A. Martin, M.M. Thuo ‘Predicting Emergence of Nanoscale Order in Surface Oxides through Preferential Interactivity Parameter’ ACS Nano 202418, 9, 6740–6747 (cover)

97 A. Martin, J. Chen, C. Du, M. Kumar, I. D. Tevis, B. Chang, S. Pathak, M. M. Thuo “Atomic Reconstruction of Au Thin Films through Interfacial Strains”  Nano letters 2024 246, 1967-1973.


96  A. Martin, A. Pauls, B. Chang, E. Boyce, M. Thuo  “Photo-activated Growth and Metastable Phase Transition in Metals” Advanced Materials 2024 36, 2309865

metastable 4D printing


95 B. Gwalani, A. Martin, E. Kautz, S.V. Lambeets, M. Olszta, A. K. Battu, A. Malakar, F. Yang, J. Gua, T. Suntharampillai, M. Thuo, A. Devaraj ‘Mechanistic Understanding of Speciated Oxide Growth in High Entropy Alloys’ Preprint  2023

94 E. J. Foster, R. Moreira, E. Esfahani, F. Zeidabadi, P. Rostami, M. Thuo, M. Mohseni “Iron oxide/graphenic carbon hybrid photocatalyst for decomposition of PFAS” Preprint 2023 DOI: 10.21203/

PFAS reduction

93 T. Ward, M. Thuo, T. Soori ‘One-dimensional hydrodynamic model for the isothermal-evaporation of an axisymmetric-unbounded liquid bridge’ Physics of Fluids 2023 35, 112115

Problem schematic. An axisymmetric-unbounded liquid bridge evaporates at ambient temperature between parallel-planar substrates. The liquid wets the top and bottom walls with contact angles θt and θb, located at maximum radial distances (wetting lengths) rt and rb, respectively. Here, Δ P cap * and c * each denote capillary pressure and steady-vapor concentration, respectively.

92  A Martin, M. Thuo ‘Beyond Hulme-Rothery Rules’ Accounts of Materials Research 2023 4 (10), 809–813 (Cover article)

91 C. Du, P. Gregory, A. M. Pauls, D. U. Jamadgni, J. J. Chang, R. W. Dorn, A. Martin, E. J. Foster, A. J. Rossini, M. Thuo “Spatially Directed Pyrolysis via Thermally Morphing Surface Adducts” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023 e202308822 (Frontispiece)


90 Brijith Thomas, Boyce S. Chang, Julia J. Chang, Martin Thuo, Aaron Rossini “Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Assisted Structure Determination of Coordination Polymers” Chem. Mat. 2022, 34, 17, 7678–7691

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89 C. Du,  J. Chen, Z Wang, A. Martin, D. Raturi, M. Thuo ‘Role of Nanoscale Roughness and Polarity in Odd-Even Effect of Self-Assembled Monolayers” Angew. Chem. 2022, 61, 29, e202205251 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202205251 

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88 C. Du, R. S. Andino, M. C. Rotondaro, S. W. Devlin, S. Erramilli, L. D. Ziegler*, and M. M. Thuo* “Substrate Roughness and Tilt Angle Dependence of Sum Frequency Generation Odd-Even Effects in Self-Assembled Monolayers” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2022  126, 16, 7294–7306 

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87 A. Martin, B. Chang, M. Thuo “Effect of Surfaces Nanostructure and Speciation in Undercooling Relevant to Low-Temperature Solder Alloys” ACS Applied Nano Materials 2022  53, 3325-3332 10.1021/acsanm.1c03865

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86 N.A. Kotov, L.M. Liz-Marzan, Z. Nie, M.M. Thuo, L.D. Zarzar “The Endless and Turbulent Frontier of Academic Entrepreneurship” ACSnano 2021, 15, 11, 16947–16952
85 C. Du, S. Norris, A. Thakur, J. Chen, B. VanVeller, M. Thuo ‘Molecular Conformation in Charge Tunneling across Large-Area Junctions’  J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2021 14334, 13878-13886

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84 J.J. Chang, C. Du, A. Pauls, M. Thuo “Tunable Hydrophobicity via Dimensionally Confined Polymerization of Organometallic Adducts” Angew. Chem. 2021 60,13929–13936 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202101795

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83 A. Martin, B. Chang, J. Cutinho, L. Shen, T. Ward, E. Cochran, M. Thuo “Passivation-Driven Speciation, Dealloying and Purification” Mat. Hor. 2021, 8, 925-931 DOI: 10.1039/D0MH01832E (cover article)

Graphical abstract: Passivation-driven speciation, dealloying and purification

82 A. Martin, B.S. Chang, A. Pauls, C. Du, M.M. Thuo “Stabilization of Undercooled State via Passivating Oxide Layers” Angew. Chem. 2021 60,5928–5935 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202013489 (Cover article)

81 E. Olson, J. Blisko, C. Du, Y. Liu, Y. Li, H. Thurber, G. Curtzwiler, J. Ren, M. Thuo, X. Yong, S. Jiang ‘Biobased Superhydrophobic Coating Enabled by Nanoparticle Assembly’ Nanoscale Advances2021 3, 4037-4047 (cover article)

80 P. Gregory, S. Banerjee, C. Du, M. Thuo “Chapter 1: Introduction to Biopolymers and Biocomposites”  in Madbouly, S.  (Ed) ‘Bioploymers and Composites: Processing and Characterization’ Walter de Gruyter, Inc


79 A. Martin, C. Du, B. Chang, M. Thuo “Complexity and Opportunities in Liquid Metal Surface Oxides” Chem. Mat. 20203221, 9045-9055 (invited as part of up and coming series, and cover article)

78  A. Martin, C. Du, A. Pauls, T. Ward, M. Thuo “Polydiversity-Driven Printing of Conformal Solid Metal Traces on Non-Adhering Biological Surfaces” Adv. Mat. Int. 2020, 7, 2001294 DOI: 10.1002/admi.202001294 (featured as a cover)

77 J. J. Chang,§ A. Martin,§ C. Du, A. Pauls, M. Thuo “Heat-Free Biomimetic Metal Molding on Soft Substrates” Angew. Chem. 2020 59, 16346-16351 DOI: 10.1002/anie.202008621 Featured as “Hot Paper” and on a frontispiece

76 B. S. Chang, A. Martin, B. Thomas, A. Li, Rick W. Dorn, J. Gong, A. J. Rossini, M. M. Thuo “Synthesis of Interface-Driven Tunable Bandgap Metal Oxides” ACS Matt. Letts 2020 2, 1211-1217 (Cover article)

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75 A. Martin§, W. Kiarie§, B.S. Chang, M.M. Thuo “Chameleon Metals: Autonomous Nano-Texturing and Composition Inversion on Liquid Metals Surface” Angew. Chem.  2020 59, 352 – 357 DOI:10.1002/anie.201912639 Featured as “Hot Paper” and on the cover


74 A. Martin, B.S. Chang, Z. Martin, D. Paramanik, C. Frankiewicz, S. Kundu, I. Tevis, M. Thuo “Heat-Free Fabrication of Metallic Interconnects for Flexible/Wearable Devices” Advanced Functional Materials 2019, 1903687 DOI:10.1002/adfm.201903687 (cover article)

73 Damon, D., Maher, Y., Allen, D., Baker, J., Chang, B., Maher, S., Thuo, M., Badu-Tawiah, A. ‘Determining Surface Energy of Porous Substrates by Spray Ionization’ Langmuir 2019 35, 43, 13853-1385 DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b02419
72 Erik B. Berda, Leila F. Deravi, E. Johan Foster, Yoan Simon, Martin M. Thuo ‘Virtual Issue: Next Generation Smart Materials’ Macromolecules 2019 5217, 6339-6341 DOI:10.1021/acs.macromol.9b01402

71 B. S. Chang, B. Thomas, J. Chen, I.D. Tevis, P. Karanja, S. Cınar,  A. Venkatesh, Aaron J. Rossini, M. Thuo “Ambient Synthesis of Coordination Polymer Nanomaterials by in situ Heterogeneous Metal/Ligand reactions” Nanoscale 2019 11, 14060 DOI: 10.1039/C9NR05448K
70 B. S. Chang, A. Boddupalli, A. F. Boyer, M. Orondo, J-F. Bloch, K. M. Bratlie*, M. M. Thuo,* “Effect of substrate morphology and chemistry of paper on deposited collagen” Applied Surface Science 2019 484, 461-469

69 Boyce S. Chang, Mario Fratzl, Andrea Boyer, Andrew Martin, Henry C. Ahrenholtz, Isabelle De Moraes, Jean-Francis Bloch, Nora M. Dempsey, Martin M. Thuo ‘Rapid Prototyping of Reconfigurable Microfluidic Channels in Undercooled Metal Particle-Elastomer Composites‘ 2019 Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 58 (10), 4137–4142 (Best talk award in coll. & NanoMat., ACS fall 2018, Invited article)


68 G. Kong, J. Jin, M. Thuo, H. Song, J. Joung, HY Yoon, “Elucidating the Role of Molecule-Electrode Interfacial Defects in Charge Tunneling Characteristics of Large-area Junctions” 2018 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140 (38), pp 12303–12307 DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b08146
67 J. Cutinho, B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J. Chen, S. S. Akhter, I. D. Tevis, N. J. Bello, A. Martin, M. Foster, M.  Thuo “Autonomous Thermal-Oxidative Composition Inversion and Texture Tuning of Liquid Metal Surfaces” 2018 ACSnano 12, 4744−4753 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b01438 

66 B. Chang, R. Tutika, J. Cutinho, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J. Chen, M. D. Bartlett, M. M. Thuo “Mechanically triggered composite Stiffness Tuning Through Thermodynamic Relaxation (ST3R)” 2018 Mater. Horizons. 5, 416-422 DOI: 10.1039/C8MH00032H Featured on the cover and in phys.orgManufacturing business technology magazineWHO 13design-engineeringMaterials Today

Honored as part of ‘Most popular articles‘ in materials horizons

65 J. Chen, M. Kim, S.M. Gathiaka, S.J. Cho, S. Kundu, H.J. Yoon,  and M. M. Thuo “Understanding Keesom Interactions in Monolayer-Based Large-Area Tunneling Junctions” 2018 J. Phys. Chem. Letts., 9, 5078−5085 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b01731

64 B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J. Cutinho, M. M. Thuo “Rapid one-step synthesis of complex-architecture block polymers using inductively ‘armed-disarmed’ monomer pairs” 2018  Macromolecular Rapid Communications 39, 1800026. doi: 10.1002/marc.201800026 (cover article)

63 P. Gregory, A. Martin, B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, J-F Bloch,* M. Thuo* “Inverting Thermal Degradation (iTD) of Paper using Chemi- and Physi-sorbed Modifiers for Templated Material Synthesis” 2018 Front. Chem. Vol. 6 | Article 338 (invited) DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00338

62 D. E. Damon, M. Yin, C. J. Tanny, Y. S. Maher, S. Oyola-Reynoso, M. M. Thuo, A. K. Badu-Tawiah* “Stabilizing Dried Blood Spheroids” 2018 Anal. Chem. 90 (15), 9353–9358 DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.8b01962

61 B. Chang, A. Martin, P. Gregory, S. Kundu, C. Du, M. Orondo, M. Thuo “Functional materials” 2018 MRS Advances 3 (37)  (African Materials Research Society 2017) 2221-2233  DOI: 10.1557/adv.2018.399


60 M. Fratzl, B. Chang, S. Oyola-Reynoso, G. Blaire, S. Delshadi, T. Devillers, T. Ward III, N. M. Dempsey, J.-F. Bloch and M. M. Thuo “Magnetic two-way valves for paper based capillary-driven microfluidic devices” 2018 ACS Omega 3 (2), 2049–2057  DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b01839

59 J. Chen, T.J. Giroux, Y. Nguyen, A. Kadoma, B. S. Chang, S., Oyola-Reynoso , B. VanVeller, Thuo, M. M. “Understanding Interface (Odd-Even) Effects in Charge Tunneling using Polished EGaIn Electrode”  Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2018, 20, 4864 – 4878 DOI: 10.1039/C7CP07531F

58 Chen, J., Kundu, S., Du, C., Kadoma, A. A., Giroux, T. J. and Thuo, M. M. Towards a Perfect Junction: Interface Effects on Charge Tunneling across Large Area Junctions 2018 ECS transactions 86 (3), 79-87 (Invited)  DOI:10.1149/08603.0079ecst



57 Chen, J., Wang, Z., Oyola-Reynoso, S., Thuo, M. M. “Properties of Self-Assembled Monolayers Revealed via Inverse Tensiometry” Langmuir 2017 33(47),13451-13718 (invited Feature article) **Featured on the cover**

56 J. Chen, S. Gathiaka, Z. Wang, and M. Thuo “Role of Molecular Dipoles in Charge Transport Across Large Area Molecular Junctions Delineated Using Isomorphic SAMs” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2017 , 121(43), 23931-23938 DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b07634

55 F. W. Kimani, S. M. Mwangi, B. J. Kwasa, A. M. Kusow, B. K. Ngugi, J. Chen, X. Liu, R. Cademartiri, and M. M. Thuo “Rethinking the Design of Low-Cost Point-Of-Care Diagnostic Devices” Micromachines 20178(11), 317; DOI: 10.3390/mi8110317

54 Sodhi, R. N. S.; Brodersen, P.; Cademartiri, L.; Thuo, M. M.; Nijhuis, C. A. “Surface and buried interface layer studies on challenging structures as studied by Angle-Resolved XPS (ARXPS)” Surf. Interface Anal. 201749, 1309–1315 DOI: 10.1002/sia.6270

53 Jiahao Chen, Boyce Chang, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Zhengjia Wang, and Martin Thuo “Quantifying Gauche Defects and Phase Evolution in Self-Assembled Monolayers through Sessile Drops” ACSOmega 2017  2, 2072−2084 DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.7b00355

52 Boyce S. Chang, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Jiahao Chen, Mingchang Lu and Martin M. Thuo “Solvated-Electron Initiated Rapid Polymerization at Ambient-Temperature: A case of Monomer Solubility” Polymer Chemistry 2017 8, 3475-3484 DOI: 10.1039/C7PY00416H

51 Jiahao Chen,# Jian Liu,# Ian D. Tevis, Richard S. Andino, Christina M. Miller, Lawrence D. Ziegler, Xin Chen and Martin Thuo “Spectroscopic Evidence for the Origin of Odd-Even Effects in Self-Assembled Monolayers and Effects of Substrate Roughness” PCCP 2017  19, 6989-6995 DOI: 10.1039/C6CP07580K (Back cover)

50 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Christophe Frankiewicz, Boyce S. Chang, Jiahao Chen, Jean-Francis Bloch and Martin M. Thuo “Paper-Based Microfluidic Devices by Asymmetric Calendering” Biomicrofluidics 2017, 11, 014104


49 Zhengjia Wang,# Jiahao Chen,# Symon Gathiaka, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Martin Thuo “Effect of Substrate Morphology on the Odd-Even Effect in Hydrophobicity of Self-Assembled Monolayers” Langmuir 2016 3210358–10367 DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b01681
48 Aaron J. Rossini, Michael P. Hanrahan, Martin Thuo “Rapid Acquisition of Wideline MAS Solid-state NMR Spectra with Fast MAS, Indirect Proton Detection, and Dipolar HMQC Pulse Sequences” Phy.Chem. Chem. Phy. 2016, 18, 25284-25295 DOI:10.1039/C6CP04279A

47 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Jiahao Chen, Boyce S. Chang, Jean-Francis Bloch, and Martin M. Thuo “Surface Polymerization of Perfluorosilane Treatments on Paper Mitigates HF Production upon Incineration” RSC Advances 2016, 6, 82233 – 82237 DOI:10.1039/C6RA20582H

46 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Ian D. Tevis, J. Chen, Boyce S. Chang, Simge cinar, J.-F. Bloch, and Martin Thuo “Recruiting Physi-sorbed Water in Surface Polymerization for Bio-Inspired Materials of Tunable Hydrophobicity” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2016 4, 14729–14738

45 , and Empirical Evidence for Roughness-Dependent Limit in Observation of Odd–Even Effect in Wetting Properties of Polar Liquids on n-Alkanethiolate Self-Assembled Monolayers” Langmuir  2016328230–8237

44 S. Çınar, I. D. Tevis, J. Chen, M. Thuo “Mechanical Fracturing of Core-Shell Undercooled Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering” Scientific Reports 2016  6:21864

 Featured in Nature News!, C&ENewsPhysics todaySMTA Magazine, IEEE Engineering360, Electronics WeeklyYahoo newsIndia todayBusiness standardSpektrum (German),  Hackaday,  Engineering.comScience NewslineAmes Tribunetechnology.orgSpNews (Japan)NewsWiseBNR Radio (Dutch), 

43 Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso; Dickson Kihereko; Boyce Chang; James Mwangi; Julian Halbertsma-Black; Jean-Francis Bloch; Martin M. Thuo*; Margaret M. Nganga* “Substituting Plastic Casings with Hydrophobic (Perfluorosilane treated) paper improves Biodegradability of Low-Cost Diagnostic Devices” Ind. Crop Prod. 2016 94, 294-298 DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2016.08.051

42 Chen Zhao, Martin M. Thuo, Xinyu Liu, ‘Microfluidic Paper-Based Multiplexing Biosensors for Electrochemical Detection of Metabolic Biomarkers’ in Chang Lu and Scott S. Verbridge (Eds) “Microfluidic Methods for Molecular Biology” Springer, 2016


41 S. Çınar, M. D. Schulz, S. Oyola-Reynoso, D. K. Bwambok, S. M. Gathiaka, and M. Thuo “Application of Ionic Liquids in Pot-in-Pot reactions” Molecules 2016 21 272

40 F. J. Mithila, L. Newcomb, S. Oyola-Reynoso, M. B. J. Atkinson, Rafael E. Luna, and M. M. Thuo “Structural Distortions Due to Stereoelectronic Effects are Best Visualized Through 3D Printed Crystal Structure Models” Letters in Organic Chemistry 2016 13(4): 272 – 276


39 Jiahao CHEN, Ian TEVIS, Symon GATHIAKA, Martin THUO “Stereoelectronic effects in tunneling junctions: revisiting the platform” Proceedia Engineering 2016 141 138 – 143 DOI:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.09.228
38  Stephanie OYOLA-REYNOSO, Ian TEVIS, Jiahao CHEN, Jean Francis BLOCH, Martin THUO “Fabrication of Namib beetle inspired biomimetic amphiphobic surfaces using adsorbed water as a co-monomer”  Proceedia Engineering 2016 141 59 – 62 DOI:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.08.1105


37 J. Sporrer, J. Chen, Z. Wang, M. Thuo “Revealing the Nature of Molecule-Electrode Contact in Tunneling Junctions using Raw Data Heat-Maps” J. Phys. Chem. Letts., 2015  64952–4958 DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b02300

36 S. Oyola-Reynoso, Z. Wang, J. Chen, S. Cinar, B. Chang, M. Thuo “Revisiting the challenges in fabricating uniform coatings with polyfunctional molecules on high surface energy materials” Coatings 20155(4), 1002-1018 (invited review)

35 Z. Li, I. D. Tevis, S. Oyola-Reynoso, L. B. Newcomb, J. Halbertsma-Black, J F. Bloch, M.  Thuo “Melt-and-Mold Fabrication (MnM-Fab) of Reconfigurable Low-Cost Devices for Use in Resource-Limited Settings” Talanta, 2015 145, 20–28 (invited) DOI:10.1016/j.talanta.2015.05.002

34 Z. Wang, J. Chen, S. Oyola-Reynoso, M. Thuo “The Porter-Whitesides Discrepancy: Revisiting odd-even effects in wetting properties of n-alkanethiolate SAMs” Coatings 2015  doi:10.3390/coatings5041024


33 Jiahao Chen, Zhengjia Wang, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, Symon M. Gathiaka, M. M. Thuo “Limits to the Effect of Substrate Roughness or Smoothness on the Odd-Even Effect in Wetting Properties of n-Alkanethiolate Monolayers” Langmuir 2015 31, 7047−7054 DOI:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b01662

32 S. Oyola-Reynoso#, A. P. Heim#, J. Halbertsma-Black#, C. Zhao, I. D. Tevis, S. Çınar, R. Cademartiri, X. Liu, M. M. Thuo “Draw your assay: Fabrication of low-cost paper-based diagnostic and multi-well test zones by drawing on a paper” Talanta, 2015  145, 73-77 (#equal contributions) – Reprint in special issue on ‘Low cost devices for point-of-care,food and environmental analysis’ DOI:10.1016/j.talanta.2015.09.042
31 S. Oyola-Reynoso#, A. P. Heim#, J. Halbertsma-Black#, C. Zhao, I. D. Tevis, S. Çınar, R. Cademartiri, X. Liu, M. M. Thuo “Draw your assay: Fabrication of low-cost paper-based diagnostic and multi-well test zones by drawing on a paper” Talanta, 2015  144, 289–293 (#equal contributions) DOI:10.1016/j.talanta.2015.06.018

30 Jiahao Chen, Stephanie Oyola-Reynoso, M. Thuo “Introduction to Plant oils” in; Samy Madbouly, Chaoqun Zhang, and Michael R. Kessler (Editors), Bio-Based Plant Oil Polymers and Composites, Elsevier,  (2015)

29 M. B. J. Atkinson, S. Oyola-Reynoso, R. E. Luna, D. K. Bwambok, and M. M. Thuo, “Pot-in-pot reactions: A simple and green approach to efficient organic synthesis”, RSC Advances 2015 5, 597-607 (invited review). DOI: 10.1039/C4RA13506G (Previous highlight of this technique:


28 I. D. Tevis, L.B. Newcomb, M. M. Thuo, “Synthesis of Liquid Core-shell Particles and Solid Patchy Multicomponent Particles by Shearing Liquids Into Complex ParticlEs (SLICE)”, Langmuir  2014 30, 14308–14313. DOI: 10.1021/la5035118

27 L.B. Newcomb, I. D. Tevis, M. B.J. Atkinson, S.M. Gathiaka, Luna E. Rafael, M. M. Thuo “Odd-even effect in hydrophobicity of n-alkanethiolate self-assembled monolayers depends on the roughness of the substrate and the orientation of the terminal moiety” Langmuir 2014 30(40), 11985–11992. DOI:10.1021/la5032569

26 M. D. Schulz, M. B. J. Atkinson, R. J. Elsey, M. M. Thuo, “Copper(I) halides inhibit olefin isomerized by-products from phosphine-based Grubbs’ metathesis catalysts in polar protic solvents’ Trans. Metal Chem. 2014 39(7) 763-767 DOI: 10.1007/s11243-014-9858-1


25 Zhao, M. Thuo, X.Y. Liu, “A microfluidic paper-based electrochemical biosensor array for multiplexed detection of metabolic biomarkers,” Sci. Tech. Adv. Mat.2013 14 054402 DOI: 10.1088/1468-6996/14/5/054402

device electrochemical

 Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Brijith Thomas, Boyce S. Chang, Martin Thuo, Aaron Rossini, “NMR assisted structure determination of coordination polymers” Acta Cryst. (2021), A77, C469 PDF
M Fratzl, B Chang, S Oyola-Reynoso, G Blaire,  S. Delshadi, T. Devillers, T. Ward III, N. M. Dempsey, J.-F. Bloch and M. M. Thuo ”Magnet-paper composites for low-cost two-way valves and other active structures” MicroTAS 2017
ii. Caleb Brose, Jeremy W. Sheaffer, Martin Thuo “Tracking water droplets under Descent and Deformation” The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques – SigGraph 2015 PDF
i. Marcela P. Castro, Martin M. Thuo, José L. Silva, Benedito S. Lima-Neto “DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS COMBINAÇÕES MONÔMEROCATALISADOR PARA PRODUÇÃO DE TERMOFIXOS BIORENOVÁVEISVIA ROMP” Anais do 13º Congresso Brasileiro de Polímeros – Natal, RN – 18 a 22 de outubro de 2015

 Pre-Independent Career:

24. M. M. Thuo, R. V. Martinez, X. Liu, M. B. J. Atkinson, J. F. Bloch, G. M. Whitesides, “Low-Cost microfluidic devices derived from embossed hydrophobic paper” Chem. Mater. 2014 26(14) 4230–4237 PDF

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23. M. Baghbanzadeh, F. C. Simeone,  C. M. Bowers, K.C. Liao, M. Thuo, M. Baghbanzadeh, M. S. Miller, T. B. Carmichael, and G.M. Whitesides, “Odd-Even Effects in Charge Transport across n-Alkanethiolate-Based SAMs”, J. Am. Chem. Soc2014 136(48), 16919-16925 PDF

22. J. R. Barber, H. J. Yoon, C. M. Bowers, M. M Thuo, B. Breiten, D. M. Gooding, and G. M Whitesides “The Influence of Environment on the Measurement of Rates of Charge Transport across AgTS/SAM//Ga2O3/EGaIn Junctions” Chem. Mater. 2014 26 (13), 3938–3947  PDF

ChemMatJabu fig

21. Glavan, A. C., Martinez, R. V.,  Subramania, A. B., Yoon.H.J., Nunes, R. M. D., Lange.H., Thuo, M. M., and George M. Whitesides. Omniphobic “RF Paper” Produced by Silanization of Paper with Fluoroalkyltrichlorosilanes. Adv. Function. Mat. 2014, 24, 60-70  PDF


20. Felice C. Simeone, Martin M. Thuo, Hyo-Jae Yoon, Jabulani R. Barber, George M. Whitesides “Defining injection conductance for charge transport by tunneling across SAMs” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013 135 (48), 18131-18144  PDF

defining injection

19. Bwambok, D. K., Thuo, M M., Atkinson, M. B. J., Mirica, K.A., Shapiro, D.N., Whitesides, G. M. Paramagnetic ionic liquids for density-based measurements using magnetic Levitation. Anal. Chem. 2013 85 (17), 8442–8447  PDF

ionic liquids denisty

18. Atkinson, M. B. J., Bwambok, D. K., Jie C., Prashant C., Thuo, M. M., Mace, C.R., Mirica, K.A., Myerson, A., Whitesides, G.M. Separation and Isolation of Polymorphs, Enantiomorphs, and Racemate Crystal Forms by Density Using Magnetic Levitation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013 52, (39), 10208–10211 PDF. Media Highlight: Chemistryviews


17. Thuo, M. M.; Reus, W. F.; Simeone, F. C.; Kim, C.; Schulz, M. D.; Yoon, H. J.; Whitesides, G. M., Replacing -CH2CH2– with -CONH- Does Not Significantly Change Rates of Charge Transport through AgTS-SAM//Ga2O3/EGaIn Junctions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (26), 10876-10884  PDF

does not change

16. Yoon, H. J.; Shapiro, N. D.; Park, K. M.; Thuo, M. M.; Soh, S.; Whitesides, G. M., The Rate of Charge Tunneling through Self-Assembled Monolayers Is Insensitive to Many Functional Group Substitutions. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2012, 51 (19), 4658-4661 PDF


15. Reus, W. F.;# Thuo, M. M.;# Shapiro, N. D.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Whitesides, G. M., The SAM, Not the Electrodes, Dominates Charge Transport in Metal-Monolayer//Ga2O3/Gallium-Indium Eutectic Junctions. ACS Nano 2012, 6 (6), 4806-4822 (# co-first author)  PDF  

sam not electrode

14. Reus, W. F.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Barber, J. R.; Thuo, M. M.; Tricard, S.; Whitesides, G. M., Statistical Tools for Analyzing Measurements of Charge Transport. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (11), 6714-6733  PDF

stat tools

13. Cademartiri, L.; Thuo, M. M.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Reus, W. F.; Tricard, S.; Barber, J. R.; Sodhi, R. N. S.; Brodersen, P.; Kim, C.; Chiechi, R. C.; Whitesides, G. M., Electrical Resistance of AgTS-S(CH2)n-1CH3//Ga2O3/EGaIn Tunneling Junctions. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116 (20), 10848-10860  PDF

resistance of J

12. Liu, X.-Y.; O’Brien, M.; Mwangi, M., Xiujun Li, Whitesides, George M. 2011 “Paper-based piezo-resistive MEMS force sensors” MEMS 2011 Conference proceedings PDF


11. Derda, R.; Tang, S. K. Y.; Laromaine, A.; Mosadegh, B.; Hong, E.; Mwangi, M.; Mammoto, A.; Ingber, D. E.; Whitesides, G. M., Multizone paper platform for 3D cell cultures. PLoS One 2011 6 (5), e18940  PDF. Media highlights: Biotechniques; Labomes;

multizone cell culture

10. Liu, X.-Y.; Mwangi, M.; Li, X.-J.; O’Brien, M.; Whitesides, G. M., Paper-based piezoresistive MEMS sensors. Lab on a Chip 2o11 11 (13), 2189-2196.  PDF. Media Highlights: materialstoday; IEEE SpectrumPopular sciencei-micronews;  inhabitat


9. Thuo, M. M.; Reus, W. F.; Nijhuis, C. A.; Barber, J. R.; Kim, C.; Schulz, M. D.; Whitesides, G. M., Odd-Even Effects in Charge Transport across Self-Assembled Monolayers. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2011 133 (9), 2962-2975  PDF


8. Atkinson, M. B. J.; Sokolov, A. N.; Bucar, D.-K.; Mariappan, S. V. S.; Mwangi, M. T.; Tiedman, M. C.; MacGillivray, L. R., Applications of hydrogen-bond-acceptor templates to direct in-phase’ reactivity of a diene diacid in the solid state. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2011 10 (9), 1384-1386  PDF

hydrogen bond acceptors

7. Mwangi, M. T.; Schulz, M. D.; Bowden, N. B., Sequential Reactions with Grubb’s Catalyst and AD-mix-α/β Using PDMS Thimbles. Org. Letts. 2009 11 (1), 33-36  PDF. Media Highlight: ChemistryworldOrganic portal

sequential grubbs

6. Mwangi, M. T.; Gikonyo, N. K.; Ndiege, I. O., Repellent properties of δ-octalactone against the tsetse fly, Glossina morsitans morsitans. J. Insect Sci. 2008 8, 43 PDF


5. Mwangi, M. T.; Runge, M. B.; Hoak, K. M.; Schulz, M. D.; Bowden, N. B., A materials approach to site-isolation of Grubbs catalysts from incompatible solvents and m-chloroperoxybenzoic acid. Chem.—Eur. J. 2008 14 (22), 6780-6788  PDF

a materials approach

4. Runge, M. B.; Mwangi, M. T.; Miller, A. L., II; Perring, M.; Bowden, N. B., Cascade reactions using LiAlH4 and Grignard reagents in the presence of water. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2008 47 (5), 935-939  PDF

cascade reactions lialh4

3. Runge, M. B.; Mwangi, M. T.; Bowden, N. B., New selectivities from old catalysts. Occlusion of Grubbs’ catalysts in PDMS to change their reactions. J. Organomet. Chem. 2006 691 (24-25), 5278-5288  PDF

new selectivities

2. Mwangi, M. T.; Runge, M. B.; Bowden, N. B., Occlusion of Grubbs’ Catalysts in Active Membranes of Polydimethylsiloxane: Catalysis in Water and New Functional Group Selectivity. J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 2006 128 (45), 14434-14435 PDF. Media Highlight:  Organic portal

occulusion of grubbs

1. Plettner, E.; Mohle, A.; Mwangi, M. T.; Griscti, J.; Patrick, B. O.; Nair, R.; Batchelor, R. J.; Einstein, F., 2-Chlorobicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-ene-2-carboxamide and 2-chlorobicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-2-carboxamide as precursors of bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-5-en-2-one and bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one: resolution, absolute configuration and hydrogen-bonding properties. Tet. Asym. 2005, 16 (16), 2754-2763  PDF