Zauscher Lab | Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University

Nanomechanics Lab at Duke University

Zauscher Lab


Congrats! Paper in Macromolecular Rapid Communications Accepted!

The paper entitled “Salt responsive morphologies of ssDNA-based triblock polyelectrolytes in semi-dilute regime: effect of volume fractions and polyelectrolyte length” by N.Li, H. Kuang, W.H. Fuss, S. Zauscher, E. Kokkoli, and Y.G. Yingling was accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.

Two-Dimensional Lead(II) Halide-Based Hybrid Perovskites Templated by Acene Alkylamines: Crystal Structures, Optical Properties, and Piezoelectricity


The paper: “Two-Dimensional Lead(II) Halide-Based Hybrid Perovskites Templated by Acene Alkylamines: Crystal Structures, Optical Properties, and Piezoelectricity,” by Ke-zhao Du, Qing Tu, Xu Zhang, Qiwei Han, Jie Liu, Stefan Zauscher, and David B. Mitzi, is in press in ACS Inorganic Chemistry.

Congratulations Dr. Qing Tu!

Qing Tu just passed his PhD defense with flying colors! Congratulations Qing, excellent work!
His dissertation is entitled: “Interfacial Properties of Graphene and 2D Materials Heterostructures Investigated by Scanning Probe Microscopy.”

Lei’s Paper on ssDNA Synthesis Accepted by Angewandte, Congratulations!

Lei’s paper entitled “High Molecular Weight Polynucleotides by Transferase-Catalyzed Living Chain-Growth Polycondensation,” was accepted by Angewandte Chemie. Congratulations Lei and Luis! DOI: 10.1002/anie.201700991R2

Congrats Qing!

Qing just got his paper: “Interfacial Mechanical Properties of Graphene on Self-Assembled Monolayers: Experiments and Simulations” published in ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces.

Qing Tu, Ho Shin Kim, Thomas J. Oweida, Zehra Parlak, Yaroslava G Yingling, and Stefan Zauscher
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, Just Accepted Manuscript, February 2017.
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b16593


Congrats Yaying!

Yaying just got his paper “Hybrid (Organic/Inorganic) Electrodes From Bacterially Precipitated CdS for PEC/Storage Applications,” published in J. Phys. Chem. C. 

Hybrid (Organic/Inorganic) Electrodes From Bacterially Precipitated CdS for PEC/Storage Applications
Yaying Feng, Edgard Ngaboyamahina, Katherine E. Marusak, Yangxiaolu Cao, Lingchong You, Jeffrey T. Glass, and Stefan Zauscher
J. Phys. Chem. C, Just Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b11387


Highly Cited Paper in Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science

Model cell membranes: Techniques to form complex biomimetic supported lipid bilayers via vesicle fusion, published in 2013 is one of the most highly cited papers in Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016.



Congrats Kate!

Kate got her paper on bacterially-fabricated CdS QD published in RSC Advances.

Marusak, K.E., Feng, Y., Eben, C.F., Payne, S.T., Cao, Y., You, L., and Zauscher, S. “Cadmium sulphide quantum dots with tunable electronic properties by bacterial precipitation,” RSC Advances, 2016,6, 76158-76166.


Congratulations to Dr. Lei Tang for a Successful PhD Defense!

Lei Tang defended her PhD dissertation entitled: “Enzymatic Polymerization of High Molecular Weight DNA” with flying colors. Congratulations!

Rob Ferris (former Zauscherlab Grad Student) places 5th in Solo RAAM!

Congratulations Rob! Truly an amazing achievement!