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Vibration at structural resonance frequency of hydrophilic substrates enhances biofilm removal

Ballance, W. C., Oh, I., Lai, Y., Elhebeary, M., Saif, T., Hu, Y. & Kong, H., Nov 15 2019, In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 299, 126950.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biofilms
Biofilms
Vibrations (mechanical)
Fouling
Interfacial energy

Top-down synthesis of versatile polyaspartamide linkers for single-step protein conjugation to materials

Cha, C., Jeong, J. H., Tang, X., Zill, A. T., Prakash, Y. S., Zimmerman, S. C., Saif, T. A. & Kong, H., Dec 21 2011, In : Bioconjugate Chemistry. 22, 12, p. 2377-2382 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proteins
Hydrogel
Fibronectins
Hydrogels
Gold

Three-dimensionally printed biological machines powered by skeletal muscle

Cvetkovic, C., Raman, R., Chan, V., Williams, B. J., Tolish, M., Bajaj, P., Sakar, M. S., Asada, H. H., Saif, M. T. A. & Bashir, R., Jul 15 2014, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 111, 28, p. 10125-10130 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skeletal Muscle
Hydrogel
Locomotion
Electric Power Supplies
Biomimetics

The strain gradient effect in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)

Xue, Z., Saif, M. T. A. & Huang, Y., Feb 1 2002, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 11, 1, p. 27-35 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

MEMS
Plasticity
Digital devices
Bias voltage
Strain energy

Thermo-mechanical properties of nano-scale freestanding aluminum films

Haque, M. A. & Saif, M. T. A., Jul 22 2005, In : Thin Solid Films. 484, 1-2, p. 364-368 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aluminum
mechanical properties
aluminum
Thin films
Mechanical properties

Tailoring hydrogel adhesion to polydimethylsiloxane substrates using polysaccharide glue

Cha, C., Antoniadou, E., Lee, M., Jeong, J. H., Ahmed, W. W., Saif, T. A., Boppart, S. A. & Kong, H., Jul 1 2013, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 52, 27, p. 6949-6952 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glues
Hydrogel
Polydimethylsiloxane
Polysaccharides
Hydrogels

Surface tension driven formation of microstructures

Bauer, J. M., Saif, M. T. A. & Beebe, D. J., Aug 1 2004, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 13, 4, p. 553-558 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Surface tension
Microstructure
Liquids
Ultraviolet radiation
Contacts (fluid mechanics)
Metastasis
Adhesion
Phenotype
Colonic Neoplasms
Stiffness

Stretch induced hyperexcitability of mice callosal pathway

Fan, A., Stebbings, K. A., Llano, D. A. & Saif, T., Aug 5 2015, In : Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 9, AUGUST, 292.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Corpus Callosum
Flavoproteins
Brain
Biochemical Phenomena
Neuronal Plasticity

Stress development in plasma-deposited silicon dioxide thin-films due to hydrogen evolution

Mani, S. & Saif, T., Jan 22 2007, In : Thin Solid Films. 515, 5, p. 3120-3125 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silicon Dioxide
Hydrogen
Silica
silicon dioxide
Plasmas

Strain gradient effect in nanoscale thin films

Haque, M. A. & Saif, M. T. A., Jun 27 2003, In : Acta Materialia. 51, 11, p. 3053-3061 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thin films
Aluminum
Nanoindentation
Constitutive equations
Nickel

Stiffness of the substrate influences the phenotype of embryonic chicken cardiac myocytes

Bajaj, P., Tang, X., Saif, T. A. & Bashir, R., Dec 15 2010, In : Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A. 95, 4, p. 1261-1269 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tissue culture
Stiffness
Polyacrylates
Substrates
Adhesion

Small-scale displacement fluctuations of vesicles in fibroblasts

Posey, D., Blaisdell-Pijuan, P., Knoll, S. K., Saif, T. A. & Ahmed, W. W., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 13294.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Myosin Type II
Fibroblasts
Organelles
Cytoplasm
Cytoskeletal Proteins

Single degree of freedom model for thermoelastic damping

Rajagopalan, J. & Saif, M. T. A., May 1 2007, In : Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME. 74, 3, p. 461-468 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Degrees of freedom (mechanics)
degrees of freedom
Damping
damping
cantilever beams

Simulation and Fabrication of Stronger, Larger, and Faster Walking Biohybrid Machines

Pagan-Diaz, G. J., Zhang, X., Grant, L., Kim, Y., Aydin, O., Cvetkovic, C., Ko, E., Solomon, E., Hollis, J., Kong, H., Saif, T., Gazzola, M. & Bashir, R., Jun 6 2018, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 28, 23, 1801145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

walking machines
Scaffolds
Robotics
Actuators
Tissue

Reversible and repeatable linear local cell force response under large stretches

Yang, S. & Saif, T., Apr 15 2005, In : Experimental Cell Research. 305, 1, p. 42-50 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cytochalasin D
Silicon
Actin Cytoskeleton
Cell Size
Fibronectins

Reprogramming cellular phenotype by soft collagen gels

Ali, M. Y., Chuang, C. Y. & Saif, M. T. A., Nov 28 2014, In : Soft Matter. 10, 44, p. 8829-8837 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phenotype
collagens
Collagen
Gels
gels

Plastic deformation recovery in freestanding nanocrystalline aluminum and gold thin films

Rajagopalan, J., Han, J. H. & Saif, M. T. A., Mar 30 2007, In : Science. 315, 5820, p. 1831-1834 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aluminum
Gold
Plastics
Metals
Temperature
plane strain
cracks
Cracks
stress distribution
specimen geometry

Planarity of large MEMS

Saif, M. T. A. & MacDonald, N. C., Jun 1 1996, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 5, 2, p. 79-97 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metallizing
MEMS
Single crystals
Etching
Cantilever beams

Phase Dependent Mechanosensitivity in Cardiomyocytes

Williams, B. J. & Saif, M. T. A., Mar 15 2019, In : Experimental Mechanics. 59, 3, p. 387-393 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Substrates
Rats
Tissue
Ions

Optical actuation of a bistable MEMS

Sulfridge, M., Saif, M. T. A., Miller, N. & O'Hara, K., Oct 1 2002, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 11, 5, p. 574-583 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

MEMS
Light velocity
Radiation
Electronic states
Momentum

On the interface debond at the edge of a thin film on a thick substrate

Erdem Alaca, B., Saif, M. T. A. & Sehitoglu, H., Mar 14 2002, In : Acta Materialia. 50, 5, p. 1197-1209 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thin films
Substrates
Stress intensity factors
Shear stress
Asymptotic analysis

On the capillary interaction between solid plates forming menisci on the surface of a liquid

Saif, M. T. A., Dec 25 2002, In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 473, p. 321-347 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

menisci
Liquids
liquids
interactions
Laplace equation

On plastic strain recovery in freestanding nanocrystalline metal thin films

Rajagopalan, J., Han, J. H. & Saif, M. T. A., Nov 1 2008, In : Scripta Materialia. 59, 9, p. 921-926 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plastic deformation
plastics
Metals
recovery
Recovery

On a tunable bistable MEMS - theory and experiment

Saif, M. T. A., Jun 1 2000, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 9, 2, p. 157-170 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

MEMS
Buckling
Analytical models
Actuators
Experiments

Nonlinear dynamic study of a bistable MEMS: Model and experiment

Sulfridge, M., Saif, M. T. A., Miller, N. & Meinhart, M., Oct 1 2004, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 13, 5, p. 725-731 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

MEMS
Laser pulses
Experiments
Radiation

Neuromuscular actuation of biohybrid motile bots

Aydin, O., Zhang, X., Nuethong, S., Pagan-Diaz, G. J., Bashir, R., Gazzola, M. & Saif, M. T. A., Oct 1 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 40, p. 19841-19847 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Muscles
Motor Neurons
Locomotion
Optogenetics
Neural Stem Cells
Hardening
Crack
Power Law
Cracks
Stress Field

Myoblast morphology and organization on biochemically micro-patterned hydrogel coatings under cyclic mechanical strain

Ahmed, W. W., Wolfram, T., Goldyn, A. M., Bruellhoff, K., Rioja, B. A., Möller, M., Spatz, J. P., Saif, T. A., Groll, J. & Kemkemer, R., Jan 1 2010, In : Biomaterials. 31, 2, p. 250-258 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tensile strain
Myoblasts
Hydrogel
Hydrogels
Coatings

Multi-material bio-fabrication of hydrogel cantilevers and actuators with stereolithography

Chan, V., Jeong, J. H., Bajaj, P., Collens, M., Saif, T., Kong, H. & Bashir, R., Jan 7 2012, In : Lab on a chip. 12, 1, p. 88-98 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stereolithography
Hydrogel
Hydrogels
Polyethylene glycols
Actuators

Modification of a colliculo-thalamocortical mouse brain slice, incorporating 3-D printing of chamber components and multi-scale optical imaging

Slater, B. J., Fan, A. Y., Stebbings, K. A., Saif, M. T. A. & Llano, D. A., Sep 18 2015, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2015, 103, e53067.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Optical Imaging
Prosencephalon
Printing
Brain
Geniculate Bodies

Mixed mode fracture initiation and trajectory prediction under random stresses

Grigoriu, M., Saif, M. T. A., El Borgi, S. & Ingraffea, A. R., Sep 1 1990, In : International Journal of Fracture. 45, 1, p. 19-34 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mixed Mode
Fracture Mechanics
Fracture mechanics
Trajectories
Trajectory

Microscale materials testing using MEMS actuators

Haque, M. A. & Saif, M. T. A., Mar 1 2001, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 10, 1, p. 146-152 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Materials testing
MEMS
Actuators
Tensile testing
Testing

Micromachined force sensors for the study of cell mechanics

Yang, S. & Saif, T., Apr 1 2005, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 76, 4, 044301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mechanics
sensors
Sensors
cells
probes

Microinstruments for submicron material studies

Saif, M. T. A. & MacDonald, N. C., Dec 1998, In : Journal of Materials Research. 13, 12, p. 3353-3356 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vacuum
cross sections
Surface analysis
Silicon
high vacuum

Microfabricated force sensors and their applications in the study of cell mechanical response

Yang, S. & Saif, M. T. A., Jan 1 2009, In : Experimental Mechanics. 49, 1, p. 135-151 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sensors
Indentation
Experiments
Cells

MEMS sensors and microsystems for cell mechanobiology

Rajagopalan, J. & Saif, M. T. A., May 1 2011, In : Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 21, 5, 054002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microsystems
MEMS
Mechanics
Sensors
Cell death

MEMS based force sensors for the study of indentation response of single living cells

Yang, S. & Saif, M. T. A., Mar 30 2007, In : Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical. 135, 1, p. 16-22 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

indentation
Indentation
microelectromechanical systems
MEMS
Cells

Mechanism of controlled crack formation in thin-film dielectrics

Mani, S. & Saif, M. T. A., May 16 2005, In : Applied Physics Letters. 86, 20, p. 1-3 3 p., 201903.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crack initiation
cracks
thin films
slits
voids

Mechanism of Axonal Contractility in Embryonic Drosophila Motor Neurons In Vivo

Tofangchi, A., Fan, A. & Saif, M. T. A., Oct 4 2016, In : Biophysical journal. 111, 7, p. 1519-1527 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Neurons
Drosophila
Axons
Microtubules
Actomyosin

Mechanical tension modulates local and global vesicle dynamics in neurons

Ahmed, W. W., Li, T. C., Rubakhin, S., Chiba, A., Sweedler, J. V. & Saif, M. T. A., Jun 1 2012, In : Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. 5, 2, p. 155-164 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vesicles
Aplysia
Drosophila
Neurons
Synaptic Vesicles

Mechanical tension contributes to clustering of neurotransmitter vesicles at presynaptic terminals

Siechen, S., Yang, S., Chiba, A. & Saif, M. T. A., Aug 4 2009, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 106, 31, p. 12611-12616 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Presynaptic Terminals
Neurotransmitter Agents
Cluster Analysis
Axons
Synapses

Mechanical force affects expression of an in vitro metastasis-like phenotype in HCT-8 cells

Tang, X., Kuhlenschmidt, T. B., Zhou, J., Bell, P., Wang, F., Kuhlenschmidt, M. S. & Saif, T. A., Oct 20 2010, In : Biophysical journal. 99, 8, p. 2460-2469 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasm Metastasis
Phenotype
Cadherins
In Vitro Techniques
Cultured Cells

Mechanical behavior of 30-50 nm thick aluminum films under uniaxial tension

Haque, M. A. & Saif, M. T. A., Dec 1 2002, In : Scripta Materialia. 47, 12, p. 863-867 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tensile tests
Aluminum
ductility
Ductility
Elasticity

Measuring nonequilibrium vesicle dynamics in neurons under tension

Ahmed, W. W., Williams, B. J., Silver, A. M. & Saif, M. T. A., Feb 21 2013, In : Lab on a Chip. 13, 4, p. 570-578 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transport Vesicles
Neurons
Active Biological Transport
Scaling laws
Aplysia

Measurement of forces and spring constants of microinstruments

Saif, M. T. A. & MacDonald, N. C., Mar 1998, In : Review of Scientific Instruments. 69, 3, p. 1410-1422 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actuators
actuators
buckling
Calibration
Buckling

Matrix directed adipogenesis and neurogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells derived from adipose tissue and bone marrow

Lee, J., Abdeen, A. A., Tang, X., Saif, T. A. & Kilian, K. A., Sep 15 2016, In : Acta Biomaterialia. 42, p. 46-55 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adipogenesis
Neurogenesis
Stem cells
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
Adipose Tissue

Linear high-resolution BioMEMS force sensors with large measurement range

Rajagopalan, J., Tofangchi, A. & Saif, M. T. A., Dec 1 2010, In : Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems. 19, 6, p. 1380-1389 10 p., 5599273.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

BioMEMS
Sensors
Force measurement
Fruits
Masks

Light induced, localized, and abrupt force relaxations in fibroblast cells on soft substrates

Knoll, S. G. & Saif, M. T. A., Sep 1 2016, In : Extreme Mechanics Letters. 8, p. 257-265 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fibroblasts
Cells
Substrates
Myosins
Polyacrylates