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65. Rathore, P. & Schiffman, J.D. (2020) "Beyond the single nozzle: Coaxial electrospinning enables innovative nanofiber chemistries, geometries, and applications" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. In Press. link


Invited Spotlight on Application 

 64. 8. Mijailovica, A.S., Galarza, S., Raayai-Ardakanic, S., Birch, N.P., Schiffman, J.D., Crosby, A.J., Cohen, T., Peyton, S.R., Van Vliet, J.J. (2020) "Localized characterization of brain tissue mechanical properties by needle induced cavitation rheology and volume controlled cavity expansion" Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 104168. link
63. Holland, M.C., Eggensperger, C.G., Giagnorio, M., Schiffman, J.D., Tiraferri, A., Zodrow, K.R. (2020) "Facile post-processing alters permeability and selectivity of microbial cellulose ultrafiltration membranes" Environmental Science & Technology. 54, 20, 13249–13256. link.
62. Huang, M., Liu, Y., Klier, J., Schiffman, J.D. (2020) "High-performance, UV-curable crosslinked films via grafting of hydroxyethyl methacrylate methylene malonate" Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 59(10), 4542-4548. link.

61. Eggensperger, C.G., Giagnorio, M., Holland, M.C., Dobosz, K.M., Schiffman, J.D., Tiraferri, A., Zodrow, K.R. (2020) “Sustainable living filtration membranes” Environmental Science & Technology Letters. 7(3), 213-218. link.


Highlighted as ACS Editors’ Choice

Featured in C&EN (2020) “Taking the Diet Coke-and-Mentos demo to new heights, and testing a kombucha-based water filter” 98(14). link 

60. Sharma, A., Kwak, J-G., Kolewe, K.W., Schiffman, J.D., Forbes, N., Lee, J. (2020) “In vitro reconstitution of an intestinal mucus layer shows that cations and pH control the pore structure that regulates its permeability and barrier function” ACS Applied Bio Materials. 3(5), 2897-2902.   link.
59. Zhuang, J., Zhao, B., Meng, X., Schiffman, J.D., Perry, S.L., Vachet, R.W., Thayumanavan, S. (2020) “Programmable chemical switch based on triggerable michael acceptors” Chemical Science. 11, 2103-2111. link.

58. Heckmann, T.S. & Schiffman, J.D. (2020) “Spatially organized nanopillar arrays dissimilarly affect the antifouling and antibacterial activities of Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus aureusACS Applied Nano Materials. 3(2), 977-984. link.


Invited to Special Forum Celebrating the Contributions of Young Investigators for Winning the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Young Investigator Award

57. Sun, J., Perry, S.L., Schiffman, J.D. (2019) “Electrospinning nanofibers from chitosan/hyaluronic acid complex coacervates” Biomacromolecules. 20(11), 4191-4198. link.
56. Contreras, A. Raxworthy, M., Wood, S., Schiffman, J.D., Tronci, G. (2019) “Photodynamically active electrospun fibres for antibiotic-free infection control” ACS Applied Bio Materials. 2(10), 4258-4270. link.

55. Kurtz, I.S., Shuo, S., Hao, X., Huang, M., Perry, S.L., Schiffman, J.D. (2019) “Bacteria-resistant, transparent, free-standing films prepared from complex coacervates” ACS Applied Bio Materials. 2(9), 3926-3933. link.


‡ These authors contributed equally

54. Li, B., Dobosz, K.M., Zhang, H., Schiffman, J.D., Saranteas, K., Henson, M.A. (2019) “Predicting the performance of pressure filtration processes by coupling computational fluid dynamics and discrete element methods” Chemical Engineering Science. 208, 115162. link.
53. Huang, M., Yang, G., Liu, Y., Klier, J., Schiffman, J.D. (2019) “Anionic polymerization of methylene malonate yields high performance coatings.” ACS Applied Polymer Materials 1(4), 657–663. link.

52. Kolewe, K.W., Kalesin S., Shave, M., Schiffman J.D., Santore M.M. (2019) “Mechanical properties and concentrations of poly(ethylene glycol) in hydrogels and brushes direct the surface transport of Staphylococcus aureus.” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11(1), 320–330. link.


Highlighted as ACS Editors’ Choice

51. Yang, G., Xie, W., Huang, M., Champagne, V.K., Lee, J-H., Klier, J., Schiffman, J.D. (2019) “Polymer particles with a low glass transition temperature containing thermoset resin enable powder coatings at room temperature” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2), 908–916. link.

50. Dobosz, K.M., Kuo-LeBlac, C.A., Emrick, T., Schiffman, J.D. (2019) “Antifouling ultrafiltration membranes with retained pore size by controlled deposition of zwitterionic polymers and poly(ethylene glycol)” Langmuir 35(5), 1872–1881. link.


Invited Full Article to Special Issue “Zwitterionic interfaces: Concepts and emerging applications”

49. Meng, X., Schiffman, J.D., Perry, S.L. (2018) “Electrospinning cargo-containing polyelectrolyte complex fibers: Correlating molecular interactions to complex coacervate phase behavior and fiber formation” Macromolecules. 51(21), 8821–8832. link.
48. Polio, S.R., Kundu, A.N., Dougan, C.E., Birch, N.P., Aurian-Blajeni, D.E., Schiffman, J.D., Crosby, A.J., Peyton, S.R. (2018) “Cross-platform mechanical characterization of lung tissue” PloS ONE 13(10), e0204765. link.

47. Gonzalez Arellano, D.L., Kolewe, K.W., Champagne, V.K., Kurtz, I.S., Burnett, E.K., Zakashansky. J.A., Dundar Arisoy, F., Briseño, A., Schiffman, J.D. (2018) “Gecko-inspired biocidal organic nanocrystals initiated from a pencil-drawn graphite template” Scientific Reports. 8, 11618. link.


‡ These authors contributed equally

46. Kurtz, I.S. and Schiffman, J.D. (2018) “Current and emerging approaches to engineer antibacterial and antifouling electrospun nanofibers” Materials. 11(7), 1059. link.


Invited Review Article to Special Issue “Electrospun Materials 2018”

45. Kolewe, K.W., Dobosz, K.M., Emrick, T., Nonnenmann, S.S., Schiffman, J.D. (2018) "Fouling-resistant hydrogels prepared by the swelling-assisted infusion and polymerization of dopamine” ACS Applied Bio Materials.1(1), 33–41. link

44. Dundar, F., Kolewe, K.W., Homyak, B., Kurtz, I.S., Schiffman, J.D., Watkins, J.J. (2018) “Bioinspired photocatalytic shark skin surfaces with antibacterial and antifouling activity via nanoimprint lithography”ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 10(23), 20055–20063. link.


Highlighted in ACS News Service Weekly PressPac, Health Medicine Network, IEEE Engineering 360, Science and Technology Research News, Forbes, etc

43. Kolewe, K.W., Xhu, J., Mako, N., Nonnenmann, S.S., Schiffman, J.D. (2018) “Bacterial adhesion is affected by the thickness and stiffness of poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogels” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 10(3), 2275–2281. link.
42. Chandan, H.R., Schiffman, J.D., Balakrishna, G. (2018) “Quantum dots as fluorescent probes: Synthesis, surface chemistry, energy transfer mechanisms, and applications” Sensors & Actuators: B. Chemical. 258, 1191–1214. link.
41. Sae-ung, P., Kolewe, K.W., Bai, Y., Rice, E.W., Schiffman, J.D., Emrick, T., Hoven, V.P. (2017) “Antifouling stripes prepared from clickable zwitterionic copolymers” Langmuir. 33(28), 7028–7035. link.
40. Dobosz, K.M., Kuo-LeBlac, C.A., Martin, T.J., Schiffman, J.D. (2017) “Ultrafiltration membranes enhanced with electrospun nanofibers exhibit improved flux and fouling resistance” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 56(19), 5724–5733. link.
39. Meng, X., Perry, S.L., Schiffman, J.D. (2017) "Complex coacervation: Chemically stable fibers electrospun from aqueous polyelectrolyte solutions” ACS Macro Letters. 6, 505–511. link.

38. Kolewe, K.W., Dobosz, K.M., Rieger, K.A., Chang, C-C, Emrick, T., Schiffman, J.D. (2016) "Antifouling electrospun nanofiber mats functionalized with polymer zwitterions" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 8(41), 27585–27593. link.


‡ These authors contributed equally.

37. Sui, S., Wang, Y., Kolewe, K.W., Srajer, V., Henning, R., Schiffman, J.D., Dimitrakopoulos, C., Perry, S.L. (2016) “Graphene-based microfluidics for serial crystallography” Lab on a Chip. 16, 3082-3096. link.


Invited Full Article to Special Issue “2016 Lab on a Chip Emerging Investigators”

Highlighted in Chemistry World and the 2016 Annual Report for Advanced Photon Source

36. Rieger, K.A., Porter, M., Schiffman, J.D. (2016) “Polyelectrolyte-functionalized nanofiber mats control the collection and inactivation of Escherichia coliMaterials. 9, 297. link.


Invited Full Article to Special Issue on “Electrospun Materials”

35. Jafferji, H., Sakulich, A.R., Schiffman, J.D. (2016) “Preliminary study on mitigating steel reinforcement corrosion with bioactive agent” Cement and Concrete Composites. 69, 9–17. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.02.011 link.
34. Rieger, K.A., Thyagarajan, R., Hoen M., Ford, D., Schiffman, J.D. (2016) “Transport of microorganisms into cellulose nanofiber mats” RSC Advances. 6, 24438-24445. link. 

33. Rieger, K.A., Cho, H.J., Yeung, H., Fan, W, Schiffman, J.D. (2016) “Antimicrobial activity of silver ion exchanged zeolites immobilized on cellulose nanofibers” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 8(5), 3032-3040. link.


‡ These authors contributed equally.

32. Chang, C-C., Kolewe, K.W., Li, Y., Kosif, I., Freeman, B.D., Carter, K., Schiffman, J.D., Emrick, T. (2016) “Simultaneous deposition of zwitterionic polymer and polydopamine for hydrophilic and underwater superoleophobic surfaces” Advanced Materials Interfaces. 1500521, 1-9. link.
31. Rieger, K.A., Birch, N.P., Schiffman, J.D. (2016) “Electrospinning chitosan/poly(ethylene oxide) solutions with immiscible oils: Correlating solution rheology to nanofiber formation” Carbohydrate Polymers. 139, 131–138. link.
30. Li, Y., John, J., Kolewe, K.W., Schiffman, J.D., Carter, K.R. (2015) "Scaling up nature: Large area flexible biomimetic surfaces" ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 7(42), 23439–23444. link.

29. Kolewe, K.W., Peyton, S.R., Schiffman, J.D. (2015) “Fewer bacteria adhere to softer hydrogels” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 7(35), 19562–19569. link.

28. Jansen, L.E., Birch, N.P., Schiffman, J.D., Crosby, A.J., Peyton, S.R. (2015) “Mechanics of intact bone marrow” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 50, 299–307. link.
27. Birch, N.P., Barney, L.E., Pandres, E., Peyton, S.R., Schiffman, J.D. (2015) "Thermal-responsive behavior of a cell compatible chitosan:pectin hydrogel" Biomacromolecules 16(6), 1837–1843. link

26. Dobosz, K.M.‡, Kolewe, K.W., Schiffman, J.D. (2015) “Green materials science and engineering reduces biofouling: Approaches for medical and membrane-based technologies” Frontiers in Microbiology. 6:86. link.


‡ These authors contributed equally.

25. Rieger, K.A., Eagan, N.E., Schiffman, J.D. (2015) "Encapsulation of Cinnamaldehyde into Nanostructured Chitosan Films" Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 132, 41739. link.
24. Rieger, K.A., Schiffman, J.D. (2014) "Electrospinning an essential oil: Cinnamaldehyde enhances the antimicrobial efficacy of chitosan/poly(ethylene oxide) nanofibers" Carbohydrate Polymers. 113(1) 561-568. link.
23. Birch, N.P., Schiffman, J.D.* (2014) "Characterization of self-assembled polyelectrolyte complex nanoparticles formed from chitosan and pectin" Langmuir. 30(12) 3441-3447. link.
22. Rieger, K.A., Birch, N.P., Schiffman, J.D.* (2013) "Designing electrospun nanofiber mats to promote wound healing – A review" Journal of Materials Chemistry B. 1(36) 4531-4541. link.
  21. Brenner, E.K., Schiffman, J.D., Toth, L.J., Szewczyk, J.C., Schauer, C.L. (2013) "Phosphate salts facilitate the electrospinning of hyaluronic acid fiber mats" Journal of Materials Science. 48(22) 7805-7811. link.

20. Schiffman, J.D.Kiechel, M.A., Donius, A.E., Wegst, U.G., Schauer, C.L. (2013) "Crosslinked poly(allylamine) fibers electrospun from basic and acidic solutions" Journal of Materials Science. 48(22) 7856-7862. link. 


‡ These authors contributed equally.

19. Hoover, L.A., Schiffman, J.D., Elimelech, M. (2013) "Nanofibers in thin-film composite membrane support layers: Enabling expanded application of forward and pressure retarded osmosis" Desalination. 308, 73-81. link.

18. Engel, Y., Schiffman, J.D.*, Goddard, J.D., Rotello, V.M.* (2012) "Nanomanufacturing of biomaterials" Materials Today. 15(11) 80-87. link.


‡ These authors contributed equally.

17. Zodrow, K.R., Schiffman, J.D.*, Elimelech, M. (2012) "Biodegradable polymer (PLGA) coatings featuring cinnamaldehyde and carvacrol mitigate biofilm formation" Langmuir. 28(39) 13993–13999. link.
  16. Brenner, E.K., Schiffman, J.D., Thomson, E.S., Toth, L.J., Schauer, C.L. (2012) "Electrospinning of hyaluronic acid nanofibers from aqueous ammonium solutions." Carbohydrate Polymers. 87(1) 926-929. link.
15. Schiffman, J.D.*, Wang, Y., Giannelis, E.P., Elimelech, M. (2011) "Biocidal activity of plasma modified electrospun polysulfone mats functionalized with polyethyleneimine-capped silver nanoparticles." Langmuir. 27(21) 13159-13164. link.
14. Schiffman, J.D.*, Elimelech, M. (2011) "Antibacterial activity of electrospun polymer mats with incorporated narrow diameter single-walled carbon nanotubes." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 3(2) 462-468. link.
13. Schiffman, J.D., Blackford, A.C., Wegst, U.G.K., Schauer, C.L. (2011) "Carbon black immobilized in electrospun chitosan membranes." Carbohydrate Polymers. 84(4) 1252-1257. link.
12. Vecitis, C.D., Schnoor, M., Rahaman, M.S., Schiffman, J.D., Elimelech, M., (2011) "Electrochemical multiwalled carbon nanotube filter for viral and bacterial removal and inactivation." Environmental Science & Technology. 45 (8) 3672–3679. link.
11. Yip, N.Y., Tiraferri, A., Phillip, W.A., Schiffman, J.D., Hoover, L.A., Kim, Y.C., Elimelech, M. (2011) "Thin-film composite pressure retarded osmosis membranes for sustainable power generation from salinity gradients."Environmental Science & Technology. 45(10) 4360–4369. link.
10. Tiraferri, A., Yip, N.Y., Phillip, W.A., Schiffman, J.D., Elimelech, M. (2011) "Relating performance of thin-film composite forward osmosis membranes to support layer structure and formation." Journal of Membrane Science. 367, 340-352. link.


In Top 25 Most-Cited Articles of 2010 & 2011

9. Yip, N.Y., Tiraferri, A., Phillip, W.A., Schiffman, J.D., Elimelech, M. (2010) "High performance thin-film composite membrane for forward osmosis desalination." Environmental Science & Technology. 44(10) 3812-3818. link.
  8. Schiffman, J.D., Stulga, L.A., Schauer, C.L. (2009) "Crystalization of chitin and chitosan: Transformations due to the electrospinning process." Polymer Engineering and Science." 49(10) 1918-1928. link.
7. Binetti, V.E., Schiffman, J.D., Leafer, O.D., Spanier, J.E., Schauer, C.L. (2009) "Piezoelectric response of the Greta oto wing." Integrative Biology. 1(3) 324-329. link.
6. Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L. (2009) "Solid state characterization of α-chitin from Vanessa cardui Linnaeus wings." Materials Science and Engineering, C: Biomimetic and Supramolecular Systems. 29(4) 1370-1374. link.
5. Laudenslager, M.L., Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L. (2008) "Carboxymethyl chitosan as a matrix material for platinum, gold, and silver nanoparticles." Biomacromolecules. 9(10) 2682-2685. link.
4. Garipcan, B., Winters, J., Atchison, J.S., Cathell, M., Schiffman, J.D., Leaffer, O.D., Nonnenmann, S.S., Schauer, C.L., Pikin, E., Nabet, B., Spanier, J.E. (2008) "Controllable formation of nano-scale patterns on TiO2 by conductive-AFM nanolithography."Langmuir. 24(16) 8944-8949. link.

3. Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L. (2008) "A review: Electrospinning of biopolymer nanofibers and their applications." Polymer Reviews. 48(2) 317-352. link.


Ranked 2rd Most Read & 3rd Most Cited - as of 12/19/2019

2. Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L. (2007) "One-step electrospinning of cross-linked chitosan nanofibers." Biomacromolecules. 8(9) 2665-2667. link.

1. Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L. (2007) "Cross-linking chitosan nanofibers." Biomacromolecules. 8(2) 594-601. link.


In Top 20 Most-Accessed Articles of 2007

  6. Perry, S.L, Schiffman, J.D., Meng, X., “Ultra-stable printing and coatings using aqueous complex coacervates, and compositions and methods thereof.” U.S. Utility Application Serial No.: 15/985,855. May 22, 2018. link.
  5. Schiffman, J.D., Klier, J., Champagne, V.K., Yang, G., Huang, M., “Reactive particles for coating technologies.” Application No.:  PCT/US18/26693, April 9, 2018.
  4. Perry, S.L, Schiffman, J.D., Meng, X., “Polymer nanofibers from electrospinning of complex coacervates, and compositions and methods thereof.” Pub. No.: US 2018/0100249 A1. April 12, 2018. link.
  3. Schiffman, J.D., Rieger, K.A., “Essential oils or volatile organics thereof electrospun in chitosan nanofiber mats.” Pub. No.: US 2016/0243271 A1. August 25, 2016. link.
  2. Yip, N.Y., Tiraferri, A., Phillip, W.A., Schiffman, J.D., Elimelech, M., “High performance thin-film composite membrane for forward osmosis desalination.” Patent No.: US 9,156,006 B2. October 13, 2018. link.
  1. Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L., “Fibrous mats containing chitosan nanofibers.” Patent No.: US 9,163,338 B2. October 20, 2015. link.
Book Chapters
  5. Kurtz, I.S., Diep, E., Schiffman, J.D. "Interfacing electrospun nanofibers with microorganisms: Applications from killing to repelling to delivering living microbes", in: Science, Technology, and Applications of Polymer Nanofibers, 2nd Edition, A.L. Andrady and S.A. Khan (Eds) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., U.S.A. Under Review. Invited Book Chapter
  4. Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L., “Biopolymer nanofibers: Electrospinning.” in Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials. Munmaya Mishra (Ed) Taylor & Francis Group. (2014) ISBN 1439898790. Invited
  3. Dubin, P.L., Schiffman, J.D., Zheng, B., "Polycation-tethered micelles as immobilized detergents for NAPL remediation", Novel Solutions to Water Pollution, ACS Symposium Series, Vol.3, Chapter 7, (2013) pp 97–109. ISBN13: 9780841227545. link .
  2. Schiffman, J.D., Schauer, C.L., "Permeability studies of chitosan and chitin nanofibrous meshes", in Nanofibers: Fabrication, performance, and applications, W.N. Chang (Ed) Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, (2009) ISBN 978-1-60741-947-1.
  1. McIlwee, H.A., Schiffman, J.D., Cathell, M.D., Schauer, C.L., "Deposition of chitosan: Electrospinning and thin films," in Current research and developments on chitin and chitosan in biomaterial science. R. Jayakumar and M. Prabaharan (Eds) Research Signpost, Kerala (2008) pp. 81-122.