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Biomaterials and Surface Bioengineering Laboratory


Publications in Refereed Journals

  1. E. Reategui, M-H. Park, S. Castleberry, J. Z. Deng, B. Hsu, S. Mayner, A. Jensen, S. L. Stott, M. Toner, P. T. Hammond. Enzymatically Degradable Nano-Films for Capture and Non-invasive Release of Circulating Tumor Cells. (to be submitted).

    publication 1

  2. S. Castleberry,* W. Li,* D. Deng, S. Mayner, P. T. Hammond. Capillary Flow Layer-by-Layer: A Microfluidic Platform for the High Throughput Assembly and Screening of Nanolayered Film Libraries. ACS Nano, 2014, in press. (Co-first author)

    publication 2

  3. W. Li, S. Lee, M. Ma, S. M. Kim, P. Guye, J. R. Pancoast, D. G. Anderson, R. Weiss, R. T. Lee, P. T. Hammond. Microbead-based Biomimetic Synthetic Neighbors Enhance Survival and Function of Rat Pancreatic β-cells. Scientific Reports, 2013, 3, 2863.

    publicaton 3

  4. W. Li, K. Liu, R. Simms, J. Greener, S. Pinto, A. Guenther, E. Kumacheva. A Microfluidic Study of fast gas-liquid reactions. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 3127-3132.

    publication 13

  5. D. Voicu, C. Scholl, W. Li, D. Jagadeesan, I. Nazimova, J. Greener, E. Kumacheva. Kinetics of Multicomponent Polymerization Reaction Studied in a Microfluidic Format. Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 4469–4475.

    publication 12

  6. K. Liu, Z. Nie, N. Zhao, W. Li, M. Rubinstein, E. Kumacheva. Step-Growth Polymerization of Inorganic Nanoparticles. Science, 2010, 329, 197-200.

    publication 11

  7. J. Greener,* W. Li,* J. Ren, V. Pakharenko, D. Voicu, T. Tang, E. Kumacheva. Rapid, Cost-efficient Fabrication of Microfluidic Reactors in Thermoplastic Polymers by Combining Photo-lithography and Hot Embossing. Lab Chip, 2010, 10, 522-524. (Co-first author)

    publication 10

  8. W. Li, , J. Greener, D. Voicu, E. Kumacheva. Multiple Modular Microfluidic (M3) Reactors for the Synthesis of Polymer Particles. Lab Chip, 2009, 9, 2715-2722. (Front cover)

    publication 9

  9. W. Li, H. H. Pham, Z. Nie, B. MacDonald, A. Güenther, E. Kumacheva, Multi-Step Microfluidic Polymerization Reactions Conducted in Droplets. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008,130, 9935-9941.

    publication 8

  10. W. Li, E. Young, P. Garstecki, C. A. Simmons, E. Kumacheva. Simultaneous Microfluidic Generation of Droplets with Different Dimensions. Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 258-262.

    publication 7

  11. Z. Nie, J. L. Park, W. Li, S. Bon, E. Kumacheva. An "Inside-Out" Microfluidic Approach to Monodisperse Emulsions Stabilized by Solid Particles. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008,130, 16508–16509.

    publication 6

  12. W. Li, Z. Nie, H. Zhang, C. Paquet, M. Seo, P. Garstechi, E. Kumacheva. Screening of the Effect of Surface Energy of Microchannels on Microfluidic Emulsification. Langmuir, 2007, 23, 8010-8014.

    publication 5

  13. Z. Nie, W. Li, M. Seo, SQ Xu, E Kumacheva, Janus and Ternary Particles Generated by Microfluidic Synthesis: Design, Synthesis and Self-Assembly. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 9408-9412.

    publication 4

  14. Y. Liu, J. Ling, W. Li, et al. Effective Synthesis of Carbon-coated Co and Ni Nanocrystallites with Improved Magnetic Properties by AC Arc Discharge under an N2 Atmosphere. Nanotechnology, 2004, 15, 43-47.
  15. R. X. Zhuo, W. Li , Preparation and Characterization of Macroporous PNIPAAm Hydrogels for Controlled Release of Proteins. J. Polym. Sci., A: Polym. Chem. Ed., 2003, 41, 152-159.
  16. G. P. Yan, R. X. Zhuo, C. Y. Zheng, W. Cao, W. Li, L. Li, M. L. Liu, Y. X. Zhang. Synthesis and Preliminary Evaluation of Gadolinium Complexes Containing Sulfonamide Groups as Potential MRI Contrast Agents. Radiography, 2003, 9, 35-41.


  1. W. Li, S. Castleberry, P. Hammond. Biodegradable LbL films for cell capture and release. (MIT Technology disclosure No. 15894, provisional 61/883,157, filed on Sept. 2013)
  2. W. Li, S. Castleberry, P. Hammond. Capillary flow layer-by-layer assembly of polyelectrolytes. (MIT Technology disclosure No. 15867, provisional 61/719,068, filed in Oct. 2012)
  3. W. Li, S. Castleberry, P. Hammond. Automated Capillary flow layer-by-layer systems (MIT Technology disclosure No. 15541, provisional 61/719,093, filed in Oct. 2012)
  4. W. Li, J. Greener, E. Kumacheva. Photo-resist stamp for hot embossing. (Invention Disclosure No. 10001883, US patent filed on Feb. 3rd, 2010)