Publications

Journal Publications

2018
51. D.G. Thomas, E. Kavak, R. Montazami, and N.N. Hashemi, “Synthesis of Graphene Nanosheets through Spontaneous Sodiation Process”, Journal of Carbon Research, 4 (3), 42, (2018)
50. A. Almomani, L. Granadillo, W. Hong, and R. Montazami, “Engineering ionic conductivity of ionomeric membranes: Influence of Van der Waals volume of counterions and temperature”, Materials Research Express, 5 (6), (2018)
49. A. H. Wrede, A. Shah, M. C. McNamara, R. Montazami, and N. N. Hashemi, “Controlled positioning of microbubbles and induced cavitation using a dual-frequency transducer and microfiber adhesion techniques”, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 43, 114 (2018)
48. N. Noshirvani, W. Hong, B. Ghanbarzadeh, H. Fasihi, and R. Montazami, “Study of Cellulose Nanocrystal Doped Starch-Polyvinyl Alcohol Bionanocomposite Films”, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 107 (B), 2065-2074 (2018)
2017
47. M. C. McNamara, F. Sharifi, A. H. Wrede, D. F. Kimlinger, D. G. Thomas, J. B. Vander Wiel, Y. Chen, R. Montazami, and N. N. Hashemi, “Microfibers as Physiologically Relevant Platforms for Creation of 3D Cell Cultures”, Macromolecular Bioscience, 17 (12), (2017)
 46. A. Almomani, W. Hong, W. Hong, and R. Montazami, “Influence of Temperature on the Electromechanical Properties of Ionic Liquid-Doped Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators”, Polymers, 9 (8), 358 (2017)
Invited
 45. K. L. Tan, S. Reeves, N. Hashemi, D. G. Thomas, E. Kavak, R. Montazami, and N. N. Hashemi, “Graphene as Flexible Electrode: Review of Fabrication Approaches”, RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 5 (34), 17777-17803 (2017)
44. W. Hong, A. Almomani, Y. Chen, R. Jamshidi, and R. Montazami, “Soft Ionic Electroactive Actuators with Tunable Non-Linear Angular Deformation”, Materials, 10 (6), 664 (2017)
43. Y. Chen, R. Jamshidi, W. Hong, N.N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Study of Interfacial Interactions in Physically Transient Soft Layered Structures: A Step Toward Understanding Interfacial Bonding and Failure in Soft Degradable Structures”, Advanced Engineering Materials, 19 (8), 1700139 (2017)
42. M. Lu, F. Sharifi, N.N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Fluid-Induced Alignment of Carbon Nanofibers in Polymer Fibers”, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 302 (7), 1600544 (2017)
41. Y. Chen, R. Jamshidi, W. Hong, and R. Montazami, “Interfacial Stress in Physically Transient Layered Structures – An Experimental and Analytical Approach”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 4 (7), 16010761-7 (2017)
40. W. Hong, A. Almomani, and R. Montazami, “Electrochemical and Morphological Studies of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites as Stress Sensors”, Measurements, 95, 128-134 (2017)
2016
39. F. Sharifi, B. Patel, A. Dzuilko, R. Montazami, D.S. Sakaguchi, and N. Hashemi, “Polycaprolactone Microfibrous Scaffolds to Navigate Neural Stem Cells”, Biomacromolecules, 17 (10), 3287–3297 (2016)

Featured on: Science Daily, EurekAlert AAAS, Phys.org, Science Magazine, ASME, IEEE, Bioscience Technology, ReliaWire, etc.

38.

F. Sharifi, A. Sooriyarachchi, H. Altural, R. Montazami, N. Rylander, and N. Hashemi, “Fiber-Based Approaches as Medicine Delivery Systems”, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 2 (9), 1411–1431 (2016)

37. Y. Chen, R. Jamshidi, K. White, S. Cinar, E. Gallegos, N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Physical-Chemical Hybrid Transiency: A Fully Transient Li-ion Battery Based on Insoluble Active Materials”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 54 (20), 2021-2027 (2016)

Cover, Top 5% paper, Featured on: NPR’s Science Friday, Scientific American, BBC, MSNBC, Forbes, EurekAlert AAAS, Phys.org, MRS, CNN, Chemistry Views, etc.

36. F. Sharifi, Z. Bai, R. Montazami, and N. Hashemi, “Mechanical and Physical Properties of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Microfibers Fabricated by Microfluidic Approach”, RSC Advances, 6 (60), 55343-55353 (2016)
35. R. Jamshidi, Y. Chen, K. White, N. Moehring, and R. Montazami, “Mechanics of Soft Transient Materials and Structures”, MRS Advances, 1 (36), 2501-2511 (2016)
Invited
34. H. Acar, S. Banerjee, H. Shi, R. Jamshidi, N. Hashemi, M.W. Cho, and R. Montazami, “Transient Biocompatible Polymeric Platforms for Long-Term Controlled Release of Therapeutic Proteins and Vaccines”, Materials, 9 (5), 321 (2016)
33. S. Çinar, R. Jamshidi, Y. Chen, N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Study of Mechanics of Physically Transient Electronics: A Step Toward Controlled Transiency”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 54 (4), 517-524 (2016)
2015
32. C. Meis, R. Montazami, and N. Hashemi, “Ionic Electroactive Polymer Actuators as Active Microfluidic Mixers”, Analytical Methods, 7, 10217-10223 (2015)

Selected for presentation “Research in Capitol” symposium 

31. R. Jamshidi, S. Cinar, Y. Chen, N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Transient Bioelectronics: Electronic Properties of Silver Microparticle-based Circuits on Polymeric Substrates Subjected to Mechanical Load”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 53 (22), 1603-1610 (2015)
30. R. Zhang, Y. Chen, and R. Montazami, “Ionic Liquid-Doped Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Flexible Lithium-ion Polymer Batteries”, Materials, 8 (5), 2735-2748 (2015)
29. J. Caplin, N.G. Granados, M. James, R. Montazami, and N. Hashemi, “Microfluidic Organ-on-a-Chip Technology for Advancement of Drug Development and Toxicology”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4 (10), 1426-1450 (2015)

Featured on Adv. Science News, Top 5 Most Read Articles Jan 2017

2014
28. Z. Bai, H. Lin, K. Imakita, R. Montazami, M. Fujii, and N. Hashemi, “Synthesis of Er3+/Yb3+ Codoped NaMnF3 Nanocubes with Single-Banded Upconversion Luminescence”, RSC Advances, 4 (106), 61891-61897 (2014)
27. W. Hong, C. Meis, J.R. Heflin, and R. Montazami, “Evidence of Counterion Migration in Ionic Polymer Actuators via Investigation of Electromechanical Performance”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 205, 371-376 (2014)
26. W. Hong, A. Almomani, and R. Montazami, “Influence of Ionic Liquid Concentration on the Electromechanical Performance of Ionic Electroactive Polymer Actuators”, Organic Electronics, 15 (11), 2982-2987 (2014)
25. V. Jain, H.M. Yochum, R. Montazami, and J.R. Heflin, “Green Coloring Electrochromic Devices of Water-Soluble Polythiophene”, Nanomaterials and Energy, 3 (6), 215-221 (2014)
24. A. A. Amiri Moghadam, W. Hong, A. Kouzani, A. Kaynak, R. Zamani, and R. Montazami, “Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of Ionic Polymer Conductive Network Composite Actuators Using Rigid Finite Element Method”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 217, 168-182 (2014)
23. H. Acar, S. Cinar, M. Thunga, M.R. Kessler, N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Study of Physically Transient Insulating Materials as a Potential Platform for Transient Electronics and Bioelectronics”, Advanced Functional Materials, 24 (26), 4135-4143 (2014)

Top 5% paper, Featured on: CBS-KCCI, MSNBC-WHO, FOX NEWS, Advanced Science News, Phys.org, EurekAlert AAAS, Materials Views, and other national and international media coverage

22. C. Meis, N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Investigation of Spray-Coated Silver-Microparticle Electrodes for Ionic Electroactive Polymer Actuators”, Journal of Applied Physics, 115 (13), 134302 (2014)
21. Z. Bai, J.M. Mendoza Reyes, R. Montazami, and N. Hashemi, “On-Chip Development of Hydrogel Microfibers from Squared to Ribbon-Shaped”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (14), 4878-4884 (2014)
20. Z. Bai, H. Lin, J. Johnson, S. Rong Gui, K. Imakita, R. Montazami, M. Fujii, and N. Hashemi, “Single-Band Red Upconversion Luminescence from Morphology and Size Controllable Er3+/Yb3+ Doped MnF2 Nanostructures”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2 (9), (2014)
2013
19. J. Yang, S. Ghobadian, P.J. Goodrich, R. Montazami, and N. Hashemi, “Miniaturized Biological and Electrochemical Fuel Cells: Challenges and Applications”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (34), 14147-14161 (2013)

Featured in Renewable Energy Global Innovations

2012
18. L.T. Wagner, J. Yang, S. Ghobadian, R. Montazami, and N. Hashemi, “A Microfluidic Reactor for Energy Applications”, Open Journal of Applied Biosensor, 1 (3), 21-25 (2012) Invited
17. R. Montazami, C. Spillmann, J. Naciri, B. Ratna, “Enhanced thermomechanical properties of a nematic liquid crystal elastomer doped with gold nanoparticles”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 178, 175-178 (2012)

Prior to Independent Career

16. Y. Liu, R. Zhao, M. Ghaffari, J. Lin, S. Liu, H. Cebeci, R. Guzmán de Villoria, R. Montazami, D. Wang, B.L. Wardle, J.R. Heflin, and Q.M. Zhang, “Equivalent Circuit Modeling of Ionomer and Ionic Polymer Conductive Network Composite Actuators Containing Ionic Liquids”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 181, 70-76 (2012)
15. R. Montazami, D. Wang, and J.R. Heflin, “Influence of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Structure on the Electromechanical Performance of Ionic Electroactive Polymer Actuators”, Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, 3 (3), 204-213 (2012) Invited
14. R. Montazami, S. Liu, Y. Liu, D. Wang, Q. Zhang, and J.R. Heflin, “Thickness Dependence of Curvature, Strain, and Response Time in Ionic Electroactive Polymer Actuators Fabricated via Layer-by-layer Assembly”, Journal of Applied Physics, 109 (10), 104301 (2011)
13. R. Montazami, V. Jain, and J.R. Heflin, “High Contrast Asymmetric Solid State Electrochromic Devices Based on Layer-by-layer Deposition of Polyaniline and Poly(aniline sulfonic acid)”, Electrochimica Acta, 56 (2), 990-994 (2010)
12. S. Liu*, R. Montazami*, Y. Liu, V. Jain, M. Lin, X. Zhou, J.R. Heflin, and Q.M. Zhang, “Influence of the Conductor Network Composites on the Electromechanical Performance of Ionic Polymer Conductor Network Composite Actuators”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 157 (2), 267-275 (2010) *Equal contributors
11. Y. Liu, S. Liu, J. Lin, D. Wang, V. Jain, R. Montazami, J.R. Heflin, J. Li, L. Madsen, and Q. Zhang, “Ion Transport and Storage of Ionic Liquids in Ionic Polymer Conductor Network Composites”, Applied Physics Letters, 96 (22), 223503:1-3 (2010)
10.

N. Hashemi, and R. Montazami, “Basins of Attraction of Tapping Mode Atomic Force Microscopy with Capillary Force Interactions”, Applied Physics Letters, 94 (25), 251902 (2009)

9. S. Liu*, R. Montazami*, Y. Liu, V. Jain, M. Lin, J.R. Heflin, and Q. Zhang, “Layer-by-layer Self-Assembled Conductor Network Composites in Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Actuators with High Strain Sesponse”, Applied Physics Letters, 95 (2), 023505:1-3 (2009) *Equal contributors
8. V. Jain, R. Sahoo, S.P. Mishra, J. Sinha, R. Montazami, H.M. Yochum, J.R. Heflin, and A. Kumar, “Synthesis and Characterization of Regioregular Water-Soluble 3,4-Propylenedioxythiophene Derivative and its Application in the Fabrication of High-Contrast Solid-State Electrochromic Devices”, Macromolecules, 42 (1), 135-140 (2009)
7. V. Jain, M. Khiterer, R. Montazami, H. Yochum, K. Shea, and J.R. Heflin, “High-Contrast Solid-State Electrochromic Devices of Viologen-Bridged Polysilsesquioxane Nanoparticles Fabricated by Layer-by-layer Assembly”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 1 (1), 83-89 (2009)
6. B. Alfeeli, S. Ali, V. Jain, R. Montazami, J.R. Heflin, and M. Agah, “MEMS-Based Gas Chromatography Columns with Nano-Structured Stationary Phases”, IEEE Sensors, 728-731 (2008)
5. V. Jain, H.M. Yochum, R. Montazami, J.R. Heflin, L.B. Hu, and G. Gruner, “Modification of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Electrodes by Layer-by-layer Assembly for Electrochromic Devices”, Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 074504:1-5 (2008)
4. V. Jain, H. Yochum, R. Montazami, and J.R. Heflin, “Millisecond Switching in Solid State Electrochromic Polymer Devices Fabricated from Ionic Self-Assembled Multilayers”, Applied Physics Letters, 92, 033304:1-3 (2008)
3. V. Jain, R. Sahoo, J.R. Jinschek, R. Montazami, H.M. Yochum, F.L. Beyer, A. Kumar, and J.R. Heflin, “High Contrast Solid State Electrochromic Devices Based on Ruthenium Purple Nanocomposites Fabricated by Layer-by-layer Assembly”, Chemical Communications, (31) 3663-3665 (2008)
2. V. Jain, H. Yochum, H. Wang, R. Montazami, M.A.V. Hurtado, A. Mendoza-Galvan, H.W. Gibson, and J.R. Heflin, “Solid-State Electrochromic Devices via Ionic Self-Assembled Multilayers (ISAM) of a Polyviologen”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 209 (2), 150-157 (2008)
1. R. Montazami, V. Jain, and J.R. Heflin, “Optical Properties of Electrochromic Device Based on Poly(aniline 2-sulfonic) acid (PASA) Films, Formed by Ionically Self-Assembled Multilayers (ISAM) Technique”, Journal of Undergraduate Materials Research, 3, 26-29 (2008)

 

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