The Lara Estroff Research Group
Making Bio-Inspiration Crystal Clear

Selected Publications

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29. David T. Moore, Hiroaki Sai, Kwan Wee Tan, Lara A. Estroff and Ulrich Wiesner, APL Mat. 2, 081802 (2014);

28. Tan, K. W., Moore, D. T., Saliba, M., Sai, H., Estroff, L. A., Hanrath, T., … Wiesner, U. (2014). Thermally Induced Structural Evolution and Performance of Mesoporous Block Copolymer-Directed Alumina Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Nano, (8), 4730–4739. doi:10.1021/nn500526t

27. Saliba, M., Tan, K. W., Sai, H., Moore, D. T., Scott, T., Zhang, W., … Snaith, H. J. (2014). Influence of Thermal Processing Protocol upon the Crystallization and Photovoltaic Performance of Organic–Inorganic Lead Trihalide Perovskites. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. doi:10.1021/jp500717w

26. Asenath-Smith, E.; Estroff, L. A. "Sectioning of Individual Hematite Pseudocubes With Focused Ion Beam Enables Quantitative Structural Characterization at Nanometer Length Scales", Micros. Microanal., 2014, 20, 635-644. doi:10.1017/S143192761400004X.

25. Kunitake, M. E.; Mangano, L. M.; Peloquin, J. M.; Baker, S. P.; Estroff, L. A. “Evaluation of strengthening mechanisms in calcite single crystals from mollusk shells”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9(2), 5353-5359.

24. Suteewong, T.; Sai, H.; Bradbury, M.; Estroff, L. A.; Gruner, S. M.; Wiesner, U. “Synthesis and Formation Mechanism of Animated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles”, Chemistry of Materials, 2012, 24(20), 3895-3905.

23. Kunitake, M. E.; Baker, S. P.; Estroff, L. A. “The Effect of Magnesium on the Hardness of Synthetic and Biogenic Calcite”, MRS Communications, 2012, 2(3), 113-116.

22. Asenath-Smith, E.; Li, H.; Keene, E. C.; Seh, Z. W.; Estroff, L. A. “Crystal Growth of Calcium Carbonate in Hydrogels as a Model of Biomineralization”,Advanced Functional Materials, 2012, 22(14), 2891-2914.

21. Dorvee, J. R.; Boskey, A. L.; Estroff, L. A. “Rediscovering hydrogel-based double-diffusion systems for studying biomineralization”, CrystEngComm, 2012, 14(18), 5681-2700.

20. Estroff, L. A.; Cohen, I. “Biomineralization: Micelles in a crystal”, Nature Materials, 2011, 10(11), 810-811.

19. Pathi, S. P.; Lin, D. W.; Dorvee, J. R.; Estroff, L. A.; Fischbach, C. "Hydroxyapatite nanoparticle-containing scaffolds for the study of breast cancer bone metastasis", Biomaterials 2011,

18. Li, H. Y.; Xin, H. L.; Kunitake, M. E.; Keene, E. C.; Muller, D. A.; Estroff, L. A. "Calcite Prisms from Mollusk Shells (Atrina rigida): Swiss-cheese-like Organic-inorganic Single-crystal Composites ", Adv. Funct. Mater. 2011, early view online

17. Wu, C-H; Li, H. Y.; Fong, H. H.; Pozdin, V. A.; Estroff, L. A.; Malliaras G. G. "Room-temperature preparation of crystalline TiO2 thin films and their applications in polymer/TiO2 hybrid optoelectronic devices", Organic Electronics, 2011, 12(6), 1073-1079 

16. Li, H.Y.; Fujiki, Y.; Sada, K.; Estroff, L.A. “Gel Incorporation inside of organic single crystals grown in agarose hydrogels.” CrystEngComm 2011, 13, 1060-1062

15. Ndao, M; Keene, E.; Amos, F.F.; Rewari, G.; Ponce, C.B.; Estroff, L., Evans, J.S. “An intrinsically disordered mollusk shell prismatic protein that modulates calcium carbonate crystal growth.” Biomacromolecules 2010, 11, 2539-2544.

14. Keene, E.C.; Evans, J.S.; Estroff, L.A. “Silk Fibroin Hydrogels Coupled with the n16N – β-chitin Complex: An in vitro Organic Matrix for Controlling Calcium Carbonate Mineralization.” Crystal Growth & Design 2010, 10, 5169-5175.

13. Keene, E.C.; Evans, J. S.; Estroff, L. A.; "Matrix Interactions in Biomineralization: Aragonite nucleation by an intrinsically disordered nacre polypeptide, n16N, associated with a beta-chitin substrate." Crystal Growth and Design 2010, 10 (3), 1383-1389.

12. Li, H. Y.; Xin, H. L.; Muller, D. A.; Estroff, L. A. "Visualizing the 3D Internal Structure of Calcite Single Crystals Grown in Agarose Hydrogels" Science 2009, 326, 1244-1247.
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11. Li, H.Y.; Estroff, L.A. "Calcite Growth in Hydrogels: Assessing the Mechanism of Polymer Network Incorporation into Single Crystals" Adv.
Mater. 2009, 21, 470-473.

10. Li, H.Y.; Estroff, L.A. "Porous Calcite Single Crystals Grown From a Hydrogel Medium" CrystEngComm, 2007,9,1153-1155.

9. Li, H.Y.; Estroff, L.A. "Hydrogels Coupled with SAMs: An in vitro Matrix to Study Calcite Biomineralization" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 5480-5483.

8. Krishnamurthy, V.M.; Quinton, L.J.; Estroff, L.A.; Metallo, S.J.; Isaacs, J.M.; Mizgerd, J.P.; Whitesides, G.M. “A Bifunctional Polymer Promotes the Opsonization by Antibodies and Phagocytosis of Gram-Positive Bacteria” Biomaterials 2006, 27, 3663-3674.

7. Love, J.C.; Estroff, L.A.; Kriebel, J.K.; Nuzzo, R.G.; Whitesides, G.M. “Self-Assembled Monolayers of Thiolates on Metals as a Form of Nanotechnology” Chem. Rev. 2005, 105, 1103-1170.

6. Estroff, L.A.; Hamilton, A.D. “Water Gelation by Small Organic Molecules” Chem. Rev. 2004, 104, 1201-1218.

5. Estroff, L.A.; Addadi, L.; Weiner, S.; Hamilton, A.D. “An Organic Hydrogel for the Growth of Calcium Carbonate” Org. & Biomol. Chem. 2004, 137-141.

4. Estroff, L.A.; Incarvito, C.D.; Hamilton, A.D. “Design of a Synthetic Foldamer that Modifies the Growth of Calcite Crystals” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 2-3.

3. Estroff, L.A.; Leiserowitz, L.; Addadi, L.; Weiner, S.; and Hamilton, A.D. “Characterization of an Organic Hydrogel: A Cryo-TEM and X-ray Diffraction Study” Adv. Mater. 2003, 15, 38-42.

2. Estroff, L. A.; Hamilton, A. D. "At the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry: Bio-inspired synthesis of composite materials" Chem. Mater. 2001, 13, 3227-3235.

1. Estroff, L. A.; Hamilton, A. D. "Effective gelation of water using a series of bis-urea dicarboxylic acids" Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2000, 39, 3447-3450.


Last Revised: 07/16/2015