Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Alamgir Karim

Dow Chair Professor and Director, Materials Program

William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Director, International Polymers and Soft Matter Consortium

Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, TX 77020
email: akarim4@uh.edu   |   cell: 301-675-3022   |   work: 713-743-7351

Education and Training

St. Stephen CollegeNew Delhi, IndiaPhysicsB.Sc.1985
Northwestern UniversityEvanston, ILPhysicsPh.D.1991
University of MinnesotaMinneapolis, MNChemical EngineeringPost-doc1991−1992

Research and Professional Experience

2017−PresentUniv. of Houston (UH), Dow Chair Prof., Dept. of Chem. & Biomolecular Engineering
2017−PresentDirectors, Doctoral Materials Program & Center for Polymers and Soft Matter (UH)
2008−2017Univ. of Akron (UA), Goodyear Chair Prof., Dept. of Polymer Engineering
2010−2016Co-Director, Akron Functional Materials Center (AFMC)
2010−2015Institute Director and Associate Dean, College of Polym. Science & Polym. Engineering
2005−2008NIST, Polymers Division, Group Leader, Nanostructured Materials
2003−2005NIST Directors Office, Program Analyst and NSF Liaison
2001−2003NIST, Polymers Division, Group Leader, Multivariant Measurement Methods
1999−2001NIST, Polymers Division, Acting Group Leader, Polymer Blends and Processing
1993−1999NIST, Polymers Division, Physicist, Polymer Blends and Processing
1992−1993NIST, Reactor Division and University of Maryland, Guest Researcher
1988−1988IBM San Jose, Summer Intern
1987−1991Argonne National Laboratory, IPNS, Graduate Research Assistant

Awards, Honors, Memberships

NSF DMR Special Creativity Award, 2021
Dow Chair Professor, 2017−present
Welch Foundation Endowment, 2017
Keck Foundation Award, 2013
Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2012
CUGSR Faculty Mentor of The Year, University of Akron, 2010
Co-Director, Akron Functional Materials Center (AFMC), 2010−2017
Goodyear Chair Professor, University of Akron, 2008−2017
King Saud University, Invited Program Evaluation Member, 2014
Advisory Member, Workshop, Dept. of Polymer Engineering, Yalova University, Turkey
Panel Evaluation Member: National Science and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC), 2010−2014, 2012 NSF-NSEC
National Science Foundation, Multiple NSF Panel including NSF-MRSEC’s Department of Energy, DOE BES-COV (Committee of Visitors) Panel, 2012
Sub-Committee Member, User Group, Center for Nanoscale Materials Science, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 2008−2010
Program Advisory Board Member, University of Connecticut, Institute for Materials Science (IMS), Polymers Program, 2007−2008
Silver Medal Award, US Department of Commerce, 2007
Fellow of American Physical Society (APS), 2005
Advisory Committee Member, Keck Program, Howard University, Washington D.C., 2003
Bronze Medal Award, US Department of Commerce, NIST, 2002
International Advisory Board Member for “Polymer Nanocomposites”, National Research Council of Canada (NRCC), 2000
Pace-Setter Award, Argonne National Laboratory, 1990
Summer Intern Fellowship, IBM, San Jose, California, 1988
National Talent Scholarship Award, India, 1980
National Mathematics Olympiad Award, India, 1980
Junior Science Talent Scholarship Award, India, 1978

Publications

Refereed journal publications; h-index: 65

2022

  1. K. Cheng, Z. Huang, P. Wang, L. Sun, H. Ghasemi, H. Ardebili, A. Karim "Antibacterial flexible triboelectric nanogenerator via capillary force lithography" J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 2022, 630, 611–622.
  2. Y. Elgawady, D. Ponnamma, M. K. Hassan, S. Adham, A. Karim, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed "In situ synthesized amphiphilic polysulfone-poly(ethylene-glycol) block copolymer/silver nanocomposite for separating oil/water emulsion" J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2022, 139, 51931.
  3. G. Venkatesh, G. Palanisamy, M. Srinivasan, S. Vignesh, N. Elavarasan, T. Pazhanivel, A. M. Al-Enizi, M. Ubaidullah, A. Karim, K. M. Prabu "CaSnO3 coupled g-C3N4 S-scheme heterostructure photocatalyst for efficient pollutant degradation" Diam. Relat. Mater. 2022, 124, 108873.
  4. K. Cheng, S. Wallaert, H. Ardebili, A. Karim "Advanced triboelectric nanogenerators based on low-dimension carbon materials: A review" Carbon 2022, 194, 81–103.
  5. M. Singh, A. Agrawal, W. Wu, A. Masud, E. Armijo, D. Gonzalez, S. Zhou, T. Terlier, C. Zhu, J. Strzalka, K. Matyjaszewski, M. Bockstaller, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Soft-shear-aligned vertically oriented lamellar block copolymers for template-free sub-10 nm patterning and hybrid nanostructures" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 12824–12835.
  6. N. M. Justyn, A. Nallapaneni, A. J. Parnell, A. Karim, M. D. Shawkey "A synergistic combination of structural and pigmentary colour produces non-spectral colour in the purple-breasted cotinga, Cotinga cotinga (Passeriformes: Cotingidae)" Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 2022, 135, 62–70.

2021

  1. Z. Huang, S. Nazifi, K. Cheng, A. Karim, H. Ghasemi "Scalable inter-diffused zwitterionic polyurethanes for durable antibacterial coatings" Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 422, 130085.
  2. A. Masud, W. Wu, M. Singh, W. Tonny, A. Ammar, K. Sharma, J. Strzalka, T. Terlier, J. Douglas, A. Karim "Solvent processing and ionic liquid enabled long-range vertical ordering in block copolymer films with enhanced film stability" Macromolecules 2021, 54, 8512–8525.
  3. S. Bhadauriya, A. Nallapaneni, X. Wang, J. Zhang, A. Masud, M. R. Bockstaller, A. M. Al-Enizi, C. M. Stafford, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Enhanced resistance to decay of imprinted nanopatterns in thin films by bare nanoparticles compared to polymer-grafted nanoparticles" Nanoscale Adv. 2021, 3, 5348–5354.
  4. W. Wu, M. Singh, A. Masud, X. Wang, A. Nallapaneni, Z. Xiao, Y. Zhai, Z. Wang, T. Terlier, M. Bleuel, G. Yuan, S. K. Satija, J. F. Douglas, K. Matyjaszewski, M. R. Bockstaller, A. Karim "Control of phase morphology of binary polymer grafted nanoparticle blend films via direct immersion annealing" ACS Nano 2021, 15, 12042–12056.
  5. M. Singh, W. Wu, V. Nuka, J. Strzalka, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Late stage domain coarsening dynamics of lamellar block copolymers" ACS Macro Lett. 2021, 10, 727–731.
  6. B. V. Tawade, I. E. Apata, N. Pradhan, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Recent advances in the synthesis of polymer-grafted low-K and high-K nanoparticles for dielectric and electronic applications" Molecules 2021, 26, 2942.
  7. P. Das, S. K. Behura, S. A. McGill, D. Raghavan, A. Karim, N. R. Pradhan "Development of photovoltaic solar cells based on heterostructure of layered materials: challenges and opportunities" Emergent Mater. 2021, 4, 881–900.
  8. M. Singh, I. E. Apata, S. Samant, W. Wu, B. V. Tawade, N. Pradhan, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Nanoscale strategies to enhance the energy storage capacity of polymeric dielectric capacitors: review of recent advances" Polym. Rev. 2021, 62, 211–260.
  9. A. Masud, M. Longanecker, S. Bhadauriya, M. Singh, W. Wu, K. Sharma, T. Terlier, A. M. Al-Enizi, S. Satija, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Ionic liquid enhanced parallel lamellar ordering in block copolymer films" Macromolecules 2021, 54, 4531–4545.
  10. A. A. El-Samak, D. Ponnamma, M. K. Hassan, S. Adham, A. Karim, A. Ammar, M. Alser, S. Shurbaji, N. O. Eltai, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed "Multifunctional oil absorption with macroporous polystyrene fibers incorporating silver-doped ZnO" ACS Omega 2021, 6, 8081–8093.
  11. S. Samant, S. Hailu, M. Singh, N. Pradhan, K. Yager, A. M. Al-Enizi, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Alignment frustration in block copolymer films with block copolymer grafted TiO2 nanoparticles under soft-shear cold zone annealing" Polym. Adv. Technol. 2021, 32, 2052–2060.
  12. S. Bhadauriya, X. Wang, A. Nallapaneni, A. Masud, Z. Wang, J. Lee, M. R. Bockstaller, A. M. Al-Enizi, C. H. Camp Jr, C. M. Stafford, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Observation of general entropy–enthalpy compensation effect in the relaxation of wrinkled polymer nanocomposite films" Nano Lett. 2021, 21, 1274–1281.
  13. M. Singh, W. Wu, M. N. Basutkar, J. Strzalka, A. M. Al-Enizi, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Ultra-fast vertical ordering of lamellar block copolymer films on unmodified substrates" Macromolecules 2021, 54, 1564–1573.
  14. B. V. Tawade, I. E. Apata, M. Singh, P. Das, N. Pradhan, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Recent developments in the synthesis of chemically modified nanomaterials for use in dielectric and electronics applications" Nanotechnology 2021, 32, 142004.
  15. L. Wu, L. Yu, F. Zhang, B. McElhenny, D. Luo, A. Karim, S. Chen, Z. Ren "Heterogeneous bimetallic phosphide Ni2P-Fe2P as an efficient bifunctional catalyst for water/seawater splitting" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2021, 31, 2006484.

2020

  1. P. Das, J. Nash, M. Webb, R. Burns, VN. Mapara, G. Ghimire, D. Rosenmann, R. Divan, D. Karaiskaj, SA. McGill, AV. Sumant, QL. Dai, PC. Ray, B. Tawade, D. Raghavan, A. Karim, NR. Pradhan "High broadband photoconductivity of few-layered MoS2 field-effect transistors measured using multi-terminal methods: effects of contact resistance" Nanoscale 2020, 12, 22904-22916.
  2. J. Han, Y. Zhai, Z. Wang, M. Bleuel, T. Liu, R. Yin, W. Wu, I. F. Hakem, A. Karim, K. Matyjaszewski, M. R. Bockstaller "Nanosized organo-silica particles with “Built-in” surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization capability as a platform for brush particle synthesis" ACS Macro Lett. 2020, 9, 1218–1223.
  3. S. Samant, M. Basutkar, M. Singh, A. Masud, C. A. Grabowski, K. Kisslinger, J. Strzalka, G. Yuan, S. Satija, I. Apata, D. Raghavan, M. Durstock, A. Karim "Effect of molecular weight and layer thickness on the dielectric breakdown strength of neat and homopolymer swollen lamellar block copolymer films" ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2020, 2, 3072–3083.
  4. Y. Luo, X. Wang, R. Zhang, M. Singh, A. Ammar, D. Cousins, M. K. Hassan, D. Ponnamma, S. Adham, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed, A. Karim "Vertically oriented nanoporous block copolymer membranes for oil/water separation and filtration" Soft Matter 2020, 16, 9648–9654.
  5. L. Wu, L. Yu, F. Zhang, D. Wang, D. Luo, S. Song, C. Yuan, A. Karim, S. Chen, Z. Ren "Facile synthesis of nanoparticle-stacked tungsten-doped nickel iron layered double hydroxide nanosheets for boosting oxygen evolution reaction" J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8, 8096–8103.
  6. S. Bhadauriya, J. Zhang, J. Lee, M. R. Bockstaller, A. Karim, R. J. Sheridan, C. M. Stafford "Nanoscale pattern decay monitored line by line via in situ heated atomic force microscopy" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 15943–15950.
  7. A. A. El-Samak, D. Ponnamma, M. K. Hassan, A. Ammar, S. Adham, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed, A. Karim "Designing flexible and porous fibrous membranes for oil water separation—A review of recent developments" Polym. Rev. 2020, 60, 671–716.
  8. D. Ponnamma, S. S Nair, H. Parangusan, M. K. Hassan, S. Adham, A. Karim, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed "White graphene–cobalt oxide hybrid filler reinforced polystyrene nanofibers for selective oil absorption" Polymers 2020, 12, 4.
  9. Z. Huang, S. Nazifi, P. Jafari, A. Karim, H. Ghasemi "Networked zwitterionic durable antibacterial surfaces" ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2020, 3, 911–919.

2019

  1. X. Wang, S. Bhadauriya, R. Zhang, P. Pitliya, D. Raghavan, J. Zhang, M. R. Bockstaller, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Nanoimprint directed assembly of associating polymer-grafted nanoparticles for polymer thin films with enhanced stability" ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2019, 1, 3242–3252.
  2. M. N. Basutkar, P. W. Majewski, G. S. Doerk, K. Toth, C. O. Osuji, A. Karim, K. G. Yager "Aligned morphologies in near-edge regions of block copolymer thin films" Macromolecules 2019, 52, 7224–7233.
  3. S. Bhadauriya, X. Wang, D. Raghavan, M. R. Bockstaller, C. M. Stafford, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Tuning the relaxation of imprinted polymer films with polymer-grafted nanoparticles" Microsc. Microanal. 2019, 25, 2238–2239.
  4. A. Hayirlioglu, M. Kulkarni, G. Singh, A. M. Al-Enizi, I. Zvonkina, A. Karim "Block copolymer ordering on elastomeric substrates of tunable surface energy" Emergent Mater. 2019, 2, 11–22.
  5. A. F. Huq, A. Karim "Comparative solvent quality dependent crystallization in solvent vapor annealing of P3HT:PCBM thin films by in-situ GIWAXS" Polymer 2019, 165, 101–111.
  6. X. Zhang, J. Zhao, C. Ye, T.-Y. Lai, C. R. Snyder, A. Karim, K. A. Cavicchi, D. S. Simmons "Dynamical correlations for statistical copolymers from high-throughput broad-band dielectric spectroscopy" ACS Comb. Sci. 2019, 21, 276–299.
  7. R. S. Dongre, K. K. Sadasivuni, K. Deshmukh, A. Mehta, S. Basu, J. S. Meshram, M. A. A. Al-Maadeed, A. Karim "Natural polymer based composite membranes for water purification: a review" Polym.-Plast. Technol. Mater. 2019, 58, 1295–1310.

2018

  1. Y. Chen, Z. Wang, M. M. Kulkarni, X. Wang, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. A. Elzatahry, J. F. Douglas, A. V. Dobrynin, A. Karim "Hierarchically patterned elastomeric and thermoplastic polymer films through nanoimprinting and ultraviolet light exposure" ACS Omega 2018, 3, 15426–15434.
  2. S. Bhadauriya, X. Wang, P. Pitliya, J. Zhang, D. Raghavan, M. R. Bockstaller, C. M. Stafford, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Tuning the relaxation of nanopatterned polymer films with polymer-grafted nanoparticles: observation of entropy–enthalpy compensation" Nano Lett. 2018, 18, 7441–7447.
  3. A. Nathani, A. Adaval, A. Karim, C. S. Sharma "Poly(styrene-block-methylmethacrylate) derived electrospun mesoporous nanofibers" Surf. Interfaces 2018, 12, 168–178.
  4. A. Modi, A. Karim, M. Tsige "Solvent and substrate induced synergistic ordering in block copolymer thin films" Macromolecules 2018, 51, 7186–7196.
  5. T. Meng, C. Yi, L. Liu, A. Karim, X. Gong "Enhanced thermoelectric properties of two-dimensional conjugated polymers" Emergent Mater. 2018, 1, 67–76.
  6. X. Zhang, J. Zhao, C. R. Snyder, A. Al-Enizi, A. Eltazahry, D. S. Simmons, A. Karim "Structure, nanomechanics, and dynamics of dispersed surfactant-free clay nanocomposite films" Polym. Eng. Sci. 2018, 58, 1285–1295.
  7. X. Liu, N. Bhandaru, M. Banik, X. Wang, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Karim, R. Mukherjee "Capillary force lithography pattern-directed self-assembly (CFL-PDSA) of phase-separating polymer blend thin films" ACS Omega 2018, 3, 2161–2168.
  8. A. F. Huq, I. Zvonkina, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Karim "Controlling nanoparticle crystallinity and surface enrichment in polymer (P3HT)/nanoparticle (PCBM) blend films with tunable soft confinement" Polymer 2018, 136, 37–46.

2017

  1. D. A. Barkley, N. Jiang, M. Sen, M. K. Endoh, J. G. Rudick, T. Koga, Y. Zhang, O. Gang, G. Yuan, S. K. Satija, D. Kawaguchi, K. Tanaka, A. Karim "Chain conformation near the buried interface in nanoparticle-stabilized polymer thin films" Macromolecules 2017, 50, 7657–7665.
  2. N. Salunke, A. Nallapaneni, G. Yuan, C. M. Stafford, H. Niu, M. D. Shawkey, R. A. Weiss, A. Karim "Film confinement induced “jump-percolation” wetting transition in amphiphilic block copolymer films" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 35349–35359.
  3. N. Bhandaru, A. Karim, R. Mukherjee "Directed ordering of phase separated domains and dewetting of thin polymer blend films on a topographically patterned substrate" Soft Matter 2017, 13, 4709–4719.
  4. A. Nallapaneni, M. D. Shawkey, A. Karim "Specular and diffuse reflectance of phase-separated polymer blend films" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2017, 38, 1600803.
  5. Y. Sun, P. Pitliya, C. Liu, X. Gong, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Block copolymer compatibilized polymer: fullerene blend morphology and properties" Polymer 2017, 113, 135–146.
  6. A. F. Huq, A. Ammar, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Karim "In-situ orientation and crystal growth kinetics of P3HT in drop cast P3HT:PCBM films" Polymer 2017, 113, 200–213.
  7. A. Ammar, A. Elzatahry, M. Al-Maadeed, A. M. Alenizi, A. F. Huq, A. Karim "Nanoclay compatibilization of phase separated polysulfone/polyimide films for oxygen barrier" Appl. Clay Sci. 2017, 137, 123–134.
  8. H. Yuan, I. J. Zvonkina, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. A. Elzatahry, J. Pyun, A. Karim "Facile assembly of aligned magnetic nanoparticle chains in polymer nanocomposite films by magnetic flow coating" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 11290–11298.
  9. R. Zhang, B. Lee, C. M. Stafford, J. F. Douglas, A. V. Dobrynin, M. R. Bockstaller, A. Karim "Entropy-driven segregation of polymer-grafted nanoparticles under confinement" Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2017, 114, 2462–2467.
  10. A. Al-Saygh, D. Ponnamma, M. A. AlMaadeed, P. Vijayan P, A. Karim, M. K. Hassan "Flexible pressure sensor based on PVDF nanocomposites containing reduced graphene oxide-titania hybrid nanolayers" Polymers 2017, 9, 33.

2016

  1. M. Schmitt, J. Zhang, J. Lee, B. Lee, X. Ning, R. Zhang, A. Karim, R. F. Davis, K. Matyjaszewski, M. R. Bockstaller "Polymer ligand–induced autonomous sorting and reversible phase separation in binary particle blends" Sci. Adv. 2016, 2, e1601484.
  2. M. Longanecker, A. Modi, A. Dobrynin, S. Kim, G. Yuan, R. Jones, S. Satija, J. Bang, A. Karim "Reduced domain size and interfacial width in fast ordering nanofilled block copolymer films by direct immersion annealing" Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8563–8571.
  3. S. Samant, J. Strzalka, K. G. Yager, K. Kisslinger, D. Grolman, M. Basutkar, N. Salunke, G. Singh, B. Berry, A. Karim "Ordering pathway of block copolymers under dynamic thermal gradients studied by in situ GISAXS" Macromolecules 2016, 49, 8633–8642.
  4. Y. Chen, Z. Zhao, A. Karim, R. A. Weiss "Shape memory of microscale and nanoscale imprinted patterns on a supramolecular polymer compound" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2016, 37, 1932–1938.
  5. R. Zhang, B. Lee, M. R. Bockstaller, S. K. Kumar, C. M. Stafford, J. F. Douglas, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Pattern-directed phase separation of polymer-grafted nanoparticles in a homopolymer matrix" Macromolecules 2016, 49, 3965–3974.
  6. R. Zhang, B. Lee, M. R. Bockstaller, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Elzatahry, B. C. Berry, A. Karim "Soft-shear induced phase-separated nanoparticle string-structures in polymer thin films" Faraday Discuss. 2016, 186, 31–43.
  7. S. P. Samant, C. A. Grabowski, K. Kisslinger, K. G. Yager, G. Yuan, S. K. Satija, M. F. Durstock, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Directed self-assembly of block copolymers for high breakdown strength polymer film capacitors" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 7966–7976.
  8. R. Bakare, S. Hawthrone, C. Vails, A. Gugssa, A. Karim, J. Stubbs, D. Raghavan "Antimicrobial and cell viability measurement of bovine serum albumin capped silver nanoparticles (Ag/BSA) loaded collagen immobilized poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) film" J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2016, 465, 140–148.
  9. A. Ammar, A. M. Al-Enizi, M. A. AlMaadeed, A. Karim "Influence of graphene oxide on mechanical, morphological, barrier, and electrical properties of polymer membranes" Arab. J. Chem. 2016, 9, 274–286.
  10. B. Zewde, P. Pitliya, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Synergistic effect of functionalized carbon nanotubes and micron-sized rubber particles on the mechanical properties of epoxy resin" Macromol. Mater. Eng. 2016, 301, 542–548.
  11. N. Deb, B. Li, M. Skoda, S. Rogers, Y. Sun, X. Gong, A. Karim, B. G. Sumpter, D. G. Bucknall "Harnessing structure–property relationshipsfor poly(alkyl thiophene)–fullerene derivative thin films to optimize performance in photovoltaic devices" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 1908–1920.
  12. A. F. Huq, M. Kulkarni, A. Modi, D.-M. Smilgies, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Elzatahry, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Vertical orientation of solvent cast nanofilled PS-b-PEO block copolymer thin films at high nanoparticle loading" Polymer 2016, 82, 22–31.

2015

  1. C. Ye, Y. Sun, A. Karim, B. D. Vogt "Extending dynamic range of block copolymer ordering with rotational cold zone annealing (RCZA) and ionic liquids" Macromolecules 2015, 48, 7567–7573.
  2. N. Deb, R. R. Dasari, K. Moudgil, J. L. Hernandez, S. R. Marder, Y. Sun, A. Karim, D. G. Bucknall "Thermo-cross-linkable fullerene for long-term stability of photovoltaic devices" J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3, 21856–21863.
  3. C. Ye, L. Zhang, G. Fu, A. Karim, T. Kyu, A. L. Briseno, B. D. Vogt "Controlled directional crystallization of oligothiophenes using zone annealing of preseeded thin films" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 23008–23014.
  4. A. Modi, S. M. Bhaway, B. D. Vogt, J. F. Douglas, A. Al-Enizi, A. Elzatahry, A. Sharma, A. Karim "Direct immersion annealing of thin block copolymer films" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 21639–21645.
  5. K. Wang, C. Liu, P. Du, L. Chen, J. Zhu, A. Karim, X. Gong "Efficiencies of perovskite hybrid solar cells influenced by film thickness and morphology of CH3NH3PbI3−xClx layer" Org. Electron. 2015, 21, 19–26.
  6. K. G. Yager, C. Forrey, G. Singh, S. K. Satija, K. A. Page, D. L. Patton, J. F. Douglas, R. L. Jones, A. Karim "Thermally-induced transition of lamellae orientation in block-copolymer films on ‘neutral’ nanoparticle-coated substrates" Soft Matter 2015, 11, 5154–5167.
  7. C. Liu, K. Wang, C. Yi, X. Shi, P. Du, A. W. Smith, A. Karim, X. Gong "Ultrasensitive solution-processed perovskite hybrid photodetectors" J. Mater. Chem. C 2015, 3, 6600–6606.
  8. X. Zhang, J. F. Douglas, S. Satija, A. Karim "Enhanced vertical ordering of block copolymer films by tuning molecular mass" RSC Adv. 2015, 5, 32307–32318.
  9. S. Samant, S. T. Hailu, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Orientation control in nanoparticle filled block copolymer cold zone annealed films" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2015, 53, 604–614.
  10. F. S. U. Fischer, D. Trefz, J. Back, N. Kayunkid, B. Tornow, S. Albrecht, K. G. Yager, G. Singh, A. Karim, D. Neher, M. Brinkmann, S. Ludwigs "Highly crystalline films of PCPDTBT with branched side chains by solvent vapor crystallization: influence on opto-electronic properties" Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 1223–1228.
  11. S. T. Hailu, S. Samant, C. Grabowski, M. Durstock, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Synthesis of highly dispersed, block copolymer-grafted TiO2 nanoparticles within neat block copolymer films" J. Polym. Sci. Part Polym. Chem. 2015, 53, 468–478.
  12. S. Roy, D. Bandyopadhyay, A. Karim, R. Mukherjee "Interplay of substrate surface energy and nanoparticle concentration in suppressing polymer thin film dewetting" Macromolecules 2015, 48, 373–382.

2014

  1. S. M. Bhaway, K. Kisslinger, L. Zhang, K. G. Yager, A. L. Schmitt, M. K. Mahanthappa, A. Karim, B. D. Vogt "Mesoporous carbon–vanadium oxide films by resol-assisted, triblock copolymer-templated cooperative self-assembly" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 19288–19298.
  2. J. Zheng, Y. Chen, A. Karim, M. L. Becker "Dopamine-based copper-free click kit for efficient surface functionalization" ACS Macro Lett. 2014, 3, 1084–1087.
  3. H. Yuan, G. Singh, D. Raghavan, A. M. Al-Enizi, A. Elzatahry, A. Karim "Dispersion morphology and correlation to moduli using buckling metrology in clay–biopolymer nanocomposite thin films" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 13378–13388.
  4. K. Wang, C. Yi, X. Hu, C. Liu, Y. Sun, J. Hou, Y. Li, J. Zheng, S. Chuang, A. Karim, X. Gong "Enhanced performance of polymer solar cells using PEDOT:PSS doped with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles aligned by an external magnetostatic field as an anode buffer layer" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6, 13201–13208.
  5. P. Pitliya, Y. Sun, J. C. Garza, C. Liu, X. Gong, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Synthesis and characterization of novel fulleropyrrolidine in P3HT blended bulk heterojunction solar cells" Polymer 2014, 55, 1769–1781.
  6. X. Zhang, K. G. Yager, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Suppression of target patterns in domain aligned cold-zone annealed block copolymer films with immobilized film-spanning nanoparticles" Soft Matter 2014, 10, 3656–3666.
  7. B. Li, H. Ren, H. Yuan, A. Karim, X. Gong "Room-temperature, solution-processed MoOx thin film as a hole extraction layer to substitute PEDOT/PSS in polymer solar cells" ACS Photonics 2014, 1, 87–90.

2013

  1. C. Ye, G. Singh, M. L. Wadley, A. Karim, K. A. Cavicchi, B. D. Vogt "Anisotropic mechanical properties of aligned polystyrene-block-polydimethylsiloxane thin films" Macromolecules 2013, 46, 8608–8615.
  2. D. Bandyopadhyay, D. Grolman, G. Singh, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Spinodal clustering induced dewetting and non-monotonic stabilization of polymer blend films at high nanofiller concentrations" Polymer 2013, 54, 6206–6209.
  3. J. Xue, G. Singh, Z. Qiang, K. G. Yager, A. Karim, B. D. Vogt "Facile control of long range orientation in mesoporous carbon films with thermal zone annealing velocity" Nanoscale 2013, 5, 12440–12447.
  4. K. Wang, H. Ren, C. Yi, C. Liu, H. Wang, L. Huang, H. Zhang, A. Karim, X. Gong "Solution-processed Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticle thin film aligned by an external magnetostatic field as a hole extraction layer for polymer solar cells" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 10325–10330.
  5. R. Zhang, G. Singh, A. Dang, L. Dai, M. R. Bockstaller, B. Akgun, S. Satija, A. Karim "Nanoparticle-driven orientation transition and soft-shear alignment in diblock copolymer films via dynamic thermal gradient field" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 1642–1647.
  6. J. Xue, G. Singh, Z. Qiang, A. Karim, B. D. Vogt "Unidirectional self-assembly of soft templated mesoporous carbons by zone annealing" Nanoscale 2013, 5, 7928–7935.
  7. T. Rao, G. Singh, S. Xie, A. Karim, M. L. Becker "2-D gold nanoparticle arrays from thermally directed self-assembly of peptide-derivatized block copolymers" Soft Matter 2013, 9, 8023–8032.
  8. G. Singh, S. Batra, R. Zhang, H. Yuan, K. G. Yager, M. Cakmak, B. Berry, A. Karim "Large-ccale roll-to-roll fabrication of vertically oriented block copolymer thin films" ACS Nano 2013, 7, 5291–5299.
  9. J. E. Marszalek, C. G. Simon Jr., C. Thodeti, R. K. Adapala, A. Murthy, A. Karim "2.5D constructs for characterizing phase separated polymer blend surface morphology in tissue engineering scaffolds" J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 2013, 101A, 1502–1510.
  10. D. Bandyopadhyay, G. Singh, M. L. Becker, A. Karim "Capillary wave confinement-induced stabilization of polymer films" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 4006–4010.
  11. B. C. Berry, G. Singh, H.-C. Kim, A. Karim "Highly aligned block copolymer thin films by synergistic coupling of static graphoepitaxy and dynamic thermal annealing fields" ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2, 346–350.
  12. K. A. Masser, H. Yuan, A. Karim, C. R. Snyder "Polymer chain dynamics in intercalated poly(ε-caprolactone)/nanoplatelet blends" Macromolecules 2013, 46, 2235–2240.
  13. P. Pitliya, G. Singh, J. Chapa, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Dispersion–orientation effects of fulleropyrrolidine in zone annealed block-copolymer films toward optimizing OPV interfaces" Polymer 2013, 54, 1415–1424.
  14. H. Wang, X. Yu, C. Yi, H. Ren, C. Liu, Y. Yang, S. Xiao, J. Zheng, A. Karim, S. Z. D. Cheng, X. Gong "Fine-tuning of fluorinated thieno[3,4-b]thiophene copolymer for efficient polymer solar cells" J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, 117, 4358–4363.

2012

  1. G. Singh, K. G. Yager, B. Berry, H.-C. Kim, A. Karim "Dynamic thermal field-induced gradient soft-shear for highly oriented block copolymer thin films" ACS Nano 2012, 6, 10335–10342.
  2. G. Singh, K. G. Yager, D.-M. Smilgies, M. M. Kulkarni, D. G. Bucknall, A. Karim "Tuning molecular relaxation for vertical orientation in cylindrical block copolymer films via sharp dynamic zone annealing" Macromolecules 2012, 45, 7107–7117.
  3. H. Kang, M. L. Clarke, S. H. D. P. Lacerda, A. Karim, L. F. Pease, J. Hwang "Multimodal optical studies of single and clustered colloidal quantum dots for the long-term optical property evaluation of quantum dot-based molecular imaging phantoms" Biomed. Opt. Express 2012, 3, 1312–1325.
  4. D. Bandyopadhyay, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Fullerene nanoparticles as molecular surfactant for dewetting of phase-separating polymer blend films" Macromolecules 2012, 45, 4716–4722.
  5. M. M. Kulkarni, K. G. Yager, A. Sharma, A. Karim "Combinatorial block copolymer ordering on tunable rough substrates" Macromolecules 2012, 45, 4303–4314.
  6. A. Ranjan, M. Kulkarni, A. Karim, A. Sharma "Diblock copolymer lamellae on sinusoidal and fractal surfaces" J. Chem. Phys. 2012, 136, 94903.

2011

  1. D. Bandyopadhyay, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Influence of C60 nanoparticles on the stability and morphology of miscible polymer blend films" Macromolecules 2011, 44, 8136–8142.
  2. S. Kim, J. F. Douglas, C. L. Soles, A. Karim, R. M. Briber "Using block copolymer self-assembly to imprint the crystallization of polymer dendrites" Soft Matter 2011, 7, 8969–8976.
  3. R. Schmidt, J. Benkoski, K. Cavicchi, A. Karim "Imaging magnetic flux lines with iron oxide nanoparticles using a “fossilized liquid assembly”" Soft Matter 2011, 7, 5756–5763.
  4. J. R. Roberts, R. S. Chapman, V. R. Tirumala, A. Karim, B. T. Chen, D. Schwegler-Berry, A. B. Stefaniak, S. S. Leonard, J. M. Antonini "Toxicological evaluation of lung responses after intratracheal exposure to non-dispersed titanium dioxide nanorods" J. Toxicol. Environ. Health A 2011, 74, 790–810.

2010

  1. J. J. Park, J. A. Fagan, J. Y. Huh, K. B. Migler, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "SPR imaging study of DNA wrapped single wall carbon nanotube (ssDNA-SWCNT) adsorption on a model biological (collagen) substrate" Soft Matter 2010, 6, 5581–5588.
  2. X. Zhang, K. G. Yager, N. J. Fredin, H. W. Ro, R. L. Jones, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas "Thermally reversible surface morphology transition in thin diblock copolymer films" ACS Nano 2010, 4, 3653–3660.
  3. G. Yuan, C. Li, S. K. Satija, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, C. C. Han "Observation of a characteristic length scale in the healing of glassy polymer interfaces" Soft Matter 2010, 6, 2153–2159.
  4. M. C. Weiger, J. J. Park, M. D. Roy, C. M. Stafford, A. Karim, M. L. Becker "Quantification of the binding affinity of a specific hydroxyapatite binding peptide" Biomaterials 2010, 31, 2955–2963.
  5. K. E. Sohn, K. Kojio, B. C. Berry, A. Karim, R. C. Coffin, G. C. Bazan, E. J. Kramer, M. Sprung, J. Wang "Surface effects on the thin film morphology of block copolymers with bulk order−order transitions" Macromolecules 2010, 43, 3406–3414.
  6. J. J. Park, M. C. Weiger, S. H. De Paoli Lacerda, D. Pristinski, M. L. Becker, J. F. Douglas, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Characterization of non-equilibrium nanoparticle adsorption on a model biological substrate" Langmuir 2010, 26, 4822–4830.
  7. K. G. Yager, N. J. Fredin, X. Zhang, B. C. Berry, A. Karim, R. L. Jones "Evolution of block-copolymer order through a moving thermal zone" Soft Matter 2010, 6, 92–99.
  8. X. Zhang, K. G. Yager, S. Kang, N. J. Fredin, B. Akgun, S. Satija, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, R. L. Jones "Solvent retention in thin spin-coated polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate) homopolymer films studied by neutron reflectometry" Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1117–1123.
  9. S. H. D. P. Lacerda, J. J. Park, C. Meuse, D. Pristinski, M. L. Becker, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas "Interaction of gold nanoparticles with common human blood proteins" ACS Nano 2010, 4, 365–379.

2009

  1. K. J. Alvine, Y. Ding, J. F. Douglas, H. Wook Ro, B. C. Okerberg, A. Karim, K. A. Lavery, S. Lin-Gibson, C. L. Soles "Effect of fluorosurfactant on capillary instabilities in nanoimprinted polymer patterns" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2009, 47, 2591–2600.
  2. A. W. Bosse, E. K. Lin, R. L. Jones, A. Karim "Interfacial fluctuations in an ideal block copolymer resist" Soft Matter 2009, 5, 4266–4271.
  3. X. Zhang, S. H. De Paoli Lacerda, K. G. Yager, B. C. Berry, J. F. Douglas, R. L. Jones, A. Karim "Target patterns induced by fixed nanoparticles in block copolymer films" ACS Nano 2009, 3, 2115–2120.
  4. K. J. Alvine, Y. Ding, J. F. Douglas, H. W. Ro, B. C. Okerberg, A. Karim, C. L. Soles "Capillary instability in nanoimprinted polymer films" Soft Matter 2009, 5, 2913–2918.
  5. Y. Ding, S. Pawlus, A. P. Sokolov, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, C. L. Soles "Dielectric spectroscopy investigation of relaxation in C60−polyisoprene nanocomposites" Macromolecules 2009, 42, 3201–3206.
  6. J. T. Han, G.-W. Lee, S. Kim, H.-J. Lee, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Direct observation of interfacial C60 cluster formation in polystyrene–C60 nanocomposite films" Nanotechnology 2009, 20, 105705.
  7. K. G. Yager, B. C. Berry, K. Page, D. Patton, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Disordered nanoparticle interfaces for directed self-assembly" Soft Matter 2009, 5, 622–628.
  8. B. C. Okerberg, B. C. Berry, T. R. Garvey, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, C. L. Soles "Competition between crystallization and dewetting fronts in thin polymer films" Soft Matter 2009, 5, 562–567.
  9. J. J. Park, S. H. D. P. Lacerda, S. K. Stanley, B. M. Vogel, S. Kim, J. F. Douglas, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Langmuir adsorption study of the interaction of CdSe/ZnS quantum dots with model substrates: influence of substrate surface chemistry and pH" Langmuir 2009, 25, 443–450.

2008

  1. X. Zhang, B. C. Berry, K. G. Yager, S. Kim, R. L. Jones, S. Satija, D. L. Pickel, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Surface morphology diagram for cylinder-forming block copolymer thin films" ACS Nano 2008, 2, 2331–2341.
  2. J. Zhou, B. Berry, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, C. R. Snyder, C. Soles "Nanoscale thermal–mechanical probe determination of 'softening transitions' in thin polymer films" Nanotechnology 2008, 19, 495703.
  3. J. J. Benkoski, S. E. Bowles, R. L. Jones, J. F. Douglas, J. Pyun, A. Karim "Self-assembly of polymer-coated ferromagnetic nanoparticles into mesoscopic polymer chains" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2008, 46, 2267–2277.
  4. Y. Ding, H. W. Ro, K. J. Alvine, B. C. Okerberg, J. Zhou, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, C. L. Soles "Nanoimprint lithography and the role of viscoelasticity in the generation of residual stress in model polystyrene patterns" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, 18, 1854–1862.
  5. H. W. Ro, H. Peng, K. Niihara, H.-J. Lee, E. K. Lin, A. Karim, D. W. Gidley, H. Jinnai, D. Y. Yoon, C. L. Soles "Self-sealing of nanoporous low dielectric constant patterns fabricated by nanoimprint lithography" Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 1934–1939.

2007

  1. S. H. De Paoli Lacerda, J. F. Douglas, S. D. Hudson, M. Roy, J. M. Johnson, M. L. Becker, A. Karim "Quantum mazes: luminescent labyrinthine semiconductor nanocrystals having a narrow emission spectrum" ACS Nano 2007, 1, 337–347.
  2. A. W. Bosse, J. F. Douglas, B. C. Berry, R. L. Jones, A. Karim "Block-copolymer ordering with a spatiotemporally heterogeneous mobility" Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007, 99, 216101.
  3. A. P. Smith, J. F. Douglas, E. J. Amis, A. Karim "Effect of temperature on the morphology and kinetics of surface pattern formation in thin block copolymer films" Langmuir 2007, 23, 12380–12387.
  4. H. W. Ro, R. L. Jones, H. Peng, D. R. Hines, H.-J. Lee, E. K. Lin, A. Karim, D. Y. Yoon, D. W. Gidley, C. L. Soles "The direct patterning of nanoporous interlayer dielectric insulator films by nanoimprint lithography" Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 2919–2924.
  5. Y. Ding, H. W. Ro, T. A. Germer, J. F. Douglas, B. C. Okerberg, A. Karim, C. L. Soles "Relaxation behavior of polymer structures fabricated by nanoimprint lithography" ACS Nano 2007, 1, 84–92.
  6. B. C. Berry, A. W. Bosse, J. F. Douglas, R. L. Jones, A. Karim "Orientational order in block copolymer films zone annealed below the order−disorder transition temperature" Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 2789–2794.
  7. B. C. Berry, C. M. Stafford, M. Pandya, L. A. Lucas, A. Karim, M. J. Fasolka "Versatile platform for creating gradient combinatorial libraries via modulated light exposure" Rev. Sci. Instrum. 2007, 78, 72202.
  8. S. Kim, R. M. Briber, A. Karim, R. L. Jones, H. Kim "Environment-controlled spin coating to rapidly orient microdomains in thin block copolymer films" Macromolecules 2007, 40, 4102–4105.
  9. Y. Ding, H. W. Ro, J. F. Douglas, R. L. Jones, D. R. Hine, A. Karim, C. L. Soles "Polymer viscoelasticity and residual stress effects on nanoimprint lithography" Adv. Mater. 2007, 19, 1377–1382.
  10. J. J. Benkoski, S. E. Bowles, B. D. Korth, R. L. Jones, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, J. Pyun "Field induced formation of mesoscopic polymer chains from functional ferromagnetic colloids" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129, 6291–6297.
  11. B. C. Okerberg, C. L. Soles, J. F. Douglas, H. W. Ro, A. Karim, D. R. Hines "Crystallization of poly(ethylene oxide) patterned by nanoimprint lithography" Macromolecules 2007, 40, 2968–2970.
  12. J. J. Benkoski, R. L. Jones, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Photocurable oil/water interfaces as a universal platform for 2-D self-assembly" Langmuir 2007, 23, 3530–3537.
  13. J. T. Han, S. Kim, A. Karim "UVO-tunable superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic wetting transition on biomimetic nanostructured surfaces" Langmuir 2007, 23, 2608–2614.
  14. D. Julthongpiput, W. Zhang, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, M. J. Fasolka "Pattern-directed to isotropic dewetting transition in polymer films on micropatterned surfaces with differential surface energy contrast" Soft Matter 2007, 3, 613–618.

2006

  1. H. W. Ro, Y. Ding, H.-J. Lee, D. R. Hines, R. L. Jones, E. K. Lin, A. Karim, W. Wu, C. L. Soles "Evidence for internal stresses induced by nanoimprint lithography" J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B Microelectron. Nanometer Struct. Process. Meas. Phenom. 2006, 24, 2973–2978.
  2. J. J. Benkoski, H. Hu, A. Karim "Generation of hierarchical topologies from photocrosslinkable, particle-stabilized emulsions" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2006, 27, 1212–1216.
  3. P. Achalla, J. McCormick, T. Hodge, C. Moreland, P. Esnault, A. Karim, D. Raghavan "Characterization of elastomeric blends by atomic force microscopy" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2006, 44, 492–503.
  4. A. I. Norman, D. L. Ho, J.-H. Lee, A. Karim "Spontaneous formation of vesicles of diblock copolymer EO6BO11 in water:  a SANS study" J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110, 62–67.

2005

  1. K. M. Ashley, D. Raghavan, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Wetting−dewetting transition line in thin polymer films" Langmuir 2005, 21, 9518–9523.
  2. A. I. Norman, D. L. Ho, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Phase behavior of block co-poly(ethylene oxide–butylene oxide), E18B9 in water, by small angle neutron scattering" J. Colloid Interface Sci. 2005, 288, 155–165.
  3. M. Y. M. Chiang, R. Song, A. J. Crosby, A. Karim, C. K. Chiang, E. J. Amis "Combinatorial approach to the edge delamination test for thin film reliability—adaptability and variability" Thin Solid Films 2005, 476, 379–385.
  4. R. Song, M. Y. M. Chiang, A. J. Crosby, A. Karim, E. J. Amis, N. Eidelman "Combinatorial peel tests for the characterization of adhesion behavior of polymeric films" Polymer 2005, 46, 1643–1652.
  5. S. Ludwigs, K. Schmidt, C. M. Stafford, E. J. Amis, M. J. Fasolka, A. Karim, R. Magerle, G. Krausch "Combinatorial mapping of the phase behavior of ABC triblock terpolymers in thin films:  experiments" Macromolecules 2005, 38, 1850–1858.
  6. W. Zhang, M. J. Fasolka, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "An informatics infrastructure for combinatorial and high-throughput materials research built on open source code" Meas. Sci. Technol. 2005, 16, 261–269.
  7. A. Chiche, W. Zhang, C. M. Stafford, A. Karim "A new design for high-throughput peel tests: statistical analysis and example" Meas. Sci. Technol. 2005, 16, 183–190.
  8. J. T. Cabral, A. Karim "Discrete combinatorial investigation of polymer mixture phase boundaries" Meas. Sci. Technol. 2005, 16, 191–198.

2004

  1. C. Harrison, C. M. Stafford, W. Zhang, A. Karim "Sinusoidal phase grating created by a tunably buckled surface" Appl. Phys. Lett. 2004, 85, 4016–4018.
  2. C. M. Stafford, C. Harrison, K. L. Beers, A. Karim, E. J. Amis, M. R. VanLandingham, H.-C. Kim, W. Volksen, R. D. Miller, E. E. Simonyi "A buckling-based metrology for measuring the elastic moduli of polymeric thin films" Nat. Mater. 2004, 3, 545–550.
  3. H. Grüll, L. Sung, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, S. K. Satija, M. Hayashi, H. Jinnai, T. Hashimoto, C. C. Han "Finite-size effects on surface segregation in polymer blend films above and below the critical point of phase separation" Europhys. Lett. 2004, 65, 671.
  4. A. I. Norman, J. T. Cabral, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Scattering measurements for high throughput materials science research" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2004, 25, 307–311.
  5. N. Eidelman, D. Raghavan, A. M. Forster, E. J. Amis, A. Karim "Combinatorial approach to characterizing epoxy curing" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2004, 25, 259–263.
  6. K. Yurekli, A. Karim, E. J. Amis, R. Krishnamoorti "Phase behavior of PS−PVME nanocomposites" Macromolecules 2004, 37, 507–515.
  7. C. Harrison, J. T. Cabral, C. M. Stafford, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "A rapid prototyping technique for the fabrication of solvent-resistant structures" J. Micromechanics Microengineering 2004, 14, 153–158.

2003

  1. S.-W. Kim, A. Sehgal, A. Karim, M. J. Fasolka "Techniques for combinatorial and high-throughput microscopy Part 2: Automated optical microscopy platform for thin film research" Microsc. Today 2003, 11, 30–33.
  2. K. Yurekli, A. Karim, E. J. Amis, R. Krishnamoorti "Influence of layered silicates on the phase-separated morphology of PS−PVME blends" Macromolecules 2003, 36, 7256–7267.
  3. A. Sehgal, A. Karim, C. Stafford, M. Fasolka "Techniques for combinatorial and high-throughput microscopy Part 1: Gradient specimen fabrication for poiymer thin film research" Microsc. Today 2003, 11, 26–31.
  4. J. C. Meredith, J.-L. Sormana, B. G. Keselowsky, A. J. García, A. Tona, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Combinatorial characterization of cell interactions with polymer surfaces" J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 2003, 66A, 483–490.
  5. M. L. Walker, A. P. Smith, A. Karim "Combinatorial approach for studying the effects of 4-biphenyl carboxylic acid on polypropylene films" Langmuir 2003, 19, 6582–6585.
  6. L. Sung, J. F. Douglas, C. C. Han, A. Karim "Suppression of phase-separation pattern formation in blend films with block copolymer compatibilizer" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2003, 41, 1697–1700.
  7. K. L. Beers, J. F. Douglas, E. J. Amis, A. Karim "Combinatorial measurements of crystallization growth rate and morphology in thin films of isotactic polystyrene" Langmuir 2003, 19, 3935–3940.
  8. A. J. Crosby, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Combinatorial investigations of interfacial failure" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2003, 41, 883–891.
  9. A. P. Smith, A. Sehgal, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Combinatorial mapping of surface energy effects on diblock copolymer thin film ordering" Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2003, 24, 131–135.
  10. S. Roberson, A. Sehgal, A. Fahey, A. Karim "Time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) for high-throughput characterization of biosurfaces" Appl. Surf. Sci. 2003, 203–204, 855–858.
  11. K. M. Ashley, J. Carson Meredith, E. Amis, D. Raghavan, A. Karim "Combinatorial investigation of dewetting: polystyrene thin films on gradient hydrophilic surfaces" Polymer 2003, 44, 769–772.

2002

  1. S. V. Roberson, A. J. Fahey, A. Sehgal, A. Karim "Multifunctional ToF-SIMS: combinatorial mapping of gradient energy substrates" Appl. Surf. Sci. 2002, 200, 150–164.
  2. X. Gu, D. Raghavan, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "Hole-growth instability in the dewetting of evaporating polymer solution films" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2002, 40, 2825–2832.
  3. A. Karim, E. Amis, K. Yurekli, R. Krishnamoorti, C. Meredith "Combinatorial methods for polymer materials science: Phase behavior of nanocomposite blend films" Polym. Eng. Sci. 2002, 42, 1836–1840.
  4. A. Sehgal, V. Ferreiro, J. F. Douglas, E. J. Amis, A. Karim "Pattern-directed dewetting of ultrathin polymer films" Langmuir 2002, 18, 7041–7048.
  5. F. Gröhn, X. Gu, H. Grüll, J. C. Meredith, G. Nisato, B. J. Bauer, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Organization of hybrid dendrimer−inorganic nanoparticles on amphiphilic surfaces" Macromolecules 2002, 35, 4852–4854.
  6. V. Ferreiro, J. F. Douglas, J. Warren, A. Karim "Growth pulsations in symmetric dendritic crystallization in thin polymer blend films" Phys. Rev. E 2002, 65, 51606.
  7. V. Ferreiro, J. F. Douglas, J. A. Warren, A. Karim "Nonequilibrium pattern formation in the crystallization of polymer blend films" Phys. Rev. E 2002, 65, 42802.
  8. N. R. Washburn, C. G. Simon Jr., A. Tona, H. M. Elgendy, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Co-extrusion of biocompatible polymers for scaffolds with co-continuous morphology" J. Biomed. Mater. Res. 2002, 60, 20–29.
  9. H. Wang, K. Shimizu, E. K. Hobbie, Z.-G. Wang, J. C. Meredith, A. Karim, E. J. Amis, B. S. Hsiao, E. T. Hsieh, C. C. Han "Phase diagram of a nearly isorefractive polyolefin blend" Macromolecules 2002, 35, 1072–1078.

2001

  1. K. A. Barnes, J. F. Douglas, D.-W. Liu, A. Karim "Influence of nanoparticles and polymer branching on the dewetting of polymer films" Adv. Colloid Interface Sci. 2001, 94, 83–104.
  2. J. Hwang, L. S. Goldner, A. Karim, C. Gettinger "Imaging phase-separated domains in conducting polymer blend films with near-field scanning optical microscopy" Appl. Opt. 2001, 40, 3737–3745.
  3. A. P. Smith, J. F. Douglas, J. C. Meredith, E. J. Amis, A. Karim "High-throughput characterization of pattern formation in symmetric diblock copolymer films" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 2001, 39, 2141–2158.
  4. A. P. Smith, J. F. Douglas, J. C. Meredith, E. J. Amis, A. Karim "Combinatorial study of surface pattern formation in thin block copolymer films" Phys. Rev. Lett. 2001, 87, 15503.
  5. K. E. Strawhecker, S. K. Kumar, J. F. Douglas, A. Karim "The critical role of solvent evaporation on the roughness of spin-cast polymer films" Macromolecules 2001, 34, 4669–4672.
  6. V. Ferreiro, J. f. Douglas, E. j. Amis "Phase ordering in blend films of semi-crystalline and amorphous polymers" Macromol. Symp. 2001, 167, 73–88.
  7. Y. A. Akpalu, A. Karim, S. K. Satija, N. P. Balsara "Suppression of lateral phase separation in thin polyolefin blend films" Macromolecules 2001, 34, 1720–1729.

2000

  1. J. C. Meredith, A. P. Smith, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "Combinatorial materials science for polymer thin-film dewetting" Macromolecules 2000, 33, 9747–9756.
  2. A. Karim, D.-W. Liu, J. F. Douglas, A. I. Nakatani, E. J. Amis "Modification of the phase stability of polymer blends by fillers" Polymer 2000, 41, 8455–8458.
  3. G. Schmidt, A. I. Nakatani, P. D. Butler, A. Karim, C. C. Han "Shear orientation of viscoelastic polymer−clay solutions probed by flow birefringence and SANS" Macromolecules 2000, 33, 7219–7222.
  4. J. C. Meredith, A. Karim, E. J. Amis "High-throughput measurement of polymer blend phase behavior" Macromolecules 2000, 33, 5760–5762.
  5. K. A. Barnes, J. F. Douglas, D.-W. Liu, B. Bauer, E. J. Amis, A. Karim "Influence of generation number on the dewetting of hypergraft poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) films" Polym. Int. 2000, 49, 463–468.
  6. K. A. Barnes, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, A. I. Nakatani, H. Gruell, E. J. Amis "Suppression of dewetting in nanoparticle-filled polymer films" Macromolecules 2000, 33, 4177–4185.
  7. D. Raghavan, X. Gu, T. Nguyen, M. VanLandingham, A. Karim "Mapping polymer heterogeneity using atomic force microscopy phase imaging and nanoscale indentation" Macromolecules 2000, 33, 2573–2583.

1999

  1. A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, G. Nisato, D.-W. Liu, E. J. Amis "Transient target patterns in phase separating filled polymer blends" Macromolecules 1999, 32, 5917–5924.
  2. A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, S. K. Satija, R. J. Goyette "Frustrated coalescence in a chemically reactive polymer blend film" Macromolecules 1999, 32, 1119–1127.

1998

  1. B. D. Ermi, G. Nisato, J. F. Douglas, J. A. Rogers, A. Karim "Coupling between phase separation and surface deformation modes in self-organizing polymer blend films" Phys. Rev. Lett. 1998, 81, 3900–3903.
  2. S. Kitade, N. Ochiai, Y. Takahashi, I. Noda, Y. Matsushita, A. Karim, A. I. Nakatani, H. Kim, C. C. Han "Lamellar orientation of diblock copolymer solutions under steady shear flow" Macromolecules 1998, 31, 8083–8090.
  3. R. Xie, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, C. C. Han, R. A. Weiss "Spinodal dewetting of thin polymer films" Phys. Rev. Lett. 1998, 81, 1251–1254.
  4. S. K. Satija, P. D. Gallagher, A. Karim, L. J. Fetters "Neutron reflectivity study of a chemically end-grafted polystyrene brush in a binary solvent mixture" Phys. B Condens. Matter 1998, 248, 204–207.
  5. A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, B. P. Lee, S. C. Glotzer, J. A. Rogers, R. J. Jackman, E. J. Amis, G. M. Whitesides "Phase separation of ultrathin polymer-blend films on patterned substrates" Phys. Rev. E 1998, 57, R6273–R6276.
  6. A. Karim, T. M. Slawecki, S. K. Kumar, J. F. Douglas, S. K. Satija, C. C. Han, T. P. Russell, Y. Liu, R. Overney, J. Sokolov, M. H. Rafailovich "Phase-separation-induced surface patterns in thin polymer blend films" Macromolecules 1998, 31, 857–862.
  7. B. D. Ermi, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas "Formation and dissolution of phase-separated structures in ultrathin blend films" J. Polym. Sci. Part B Polym. Phys. 1998, 36, 191–200.
  8. Y. Feng, A. Karim, R. A. Weiss, J. F. Douglas, C. C. Han "Control of polystyrene film dewetting through sulfonation and metal complexation" Macromolecules 1998, 31, 484–493.

1997

  1. L. Sung, A. I. Nakatani, C. C. Han, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, S. K. Satija "The role of the copolymer additives on phase behavior of a polymer blend" Phys. B Condens. Matter 1997, 241–243, 1013–1015.
  2. N. Torikai, I. Noda, A. Karim, S. K. Satija, C. C. Han, Y. Matsushita, T. Kawakatsu "Neutron reflection studies on segment distribution of block chains in lamellar microphase-separated structures" Macromolecules 1997, 30, 2907–2914.

1996

  1. P. Brant, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, F. S. Bates "Surface composition of amorphous and crystallizable polyethylene blends as measured by static SIMS" Macromolecules 1996, 29, 5628–5634.
  2. L. Sung, A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, C. C. Han "Dimensional crossover in the phase separation kinetics of thin polymer blend films" Phys. Rev. Lett. 1996, 76, 4368–4371.
  3. Y. Feng, R. A. Weiss, A. Karim, C. C. Han, J. F. Ankner, H. Kaiser, D. G. Peiffer "Compatibilization of polymer blends by complexation. 2. Kinetics of interfacial mixing" Macromolecules 1996, 29, 3918–3924.
  4. A. P. Y. Wong, A. Karim, C. C. Han "Neutron reflection studies of phase separation and transesterification in thin film polymer blends" Phys. B Condens. Matter 1996, 221, 301–305.
  5. A. Karim, J. F. Douglas, F. Horkay, L. J. Fetters, S. K. Satija "Comparative swelling of gels and polymer brush layers" Phys. B Condens. Matter 1996, 221, 331–336.

1995

  1. L. J. Norton, E. J. Kramer, F. S. Bates, M. D. Gehlsen, R. A. L. Jones, A. Karim, G. P. Felcher, R. Kleb "Neutron reflectometry study of surface segregation in an isotopic poly(ethylenepropylene) blend: deviation from Mean-Field Theory" Macromolecules 1995, 28, 8621–8628.
  2. A. Karim, V. V. Tsukruk, J. F. Douglas, S. K. Satija, L. J. Fetters, D. H. Reneker, M. D. Foster "Self-organization of polymer brush layers in a poor solvent" J. Phys. II 1995, 5, 1441–1456.
  3. H. Lin, A. Steyerl, S. K. Satija, A. Karim, T. P. Russell "Solvent penetration into ordered thin films of diblock copolymers" Macromolecules 1995, 28, 1470–1474.

1994

  1. A. Karim, S. K. Satija, J. F. Douglas, J. F. Ankner, L. J. Fetters "Neutron reflectivity study of the density profile of a model end-grafted polymer brush: influence of solvent quality" Phys. Rev. Lett. 1994, 73, 3407–3410.
  2. M. Sikka, N. Singh, F. S. Bates, A. Karim, S. Satija, C. F. Majkrzak "Surface segregation in model symmetric polyolefin diblock copolymer melts" J. Phys. II 1994, 4, 2231–2248.
  3. A. Karim, G. P. Felcher, T. P. Russell "Interdiffusion of polymers at short times" Macromolecules 1994, 27, 6973–6979.
  4. N. Singh, A. Karim, F. S. Bates, M. Tirrell, K. Furusawa "Adsorption of end-functionalized polystyrene on model textured surfaces" Macromolecules 1994, 27, 2586–2594.
  5. A. Karim, N. Singh, M. Sikka, F. S. Bates, W. D. Dozier, G. P. Felcher "Ordering in asymmetric poly (ethylene–propylene)–poly (ethylethylene) diblock copolymer thin films" J. Chem. Phys. 1994, 100, 1620–1629.

1993

  1. M. Sikka, N. Singh, A. Karim, F. S. Bates, S. K. Satija, C. F. Majkrzak "Entropy-driven surface segregation in block copolymer melts" Phys. Rev. Lett. 1993, 70, 307–310.

1992

  1. R. A. L. Jones, L. J. Norton, K. R. Shull, E. J. Kramer, G. P. Felcher, A. Karim, L. J. Fetters "Interfacial segment density profiles of end-anchored polymers in a melt" Macromolecules 1992, 25, 2359–2368.

1991

  1. A. Karim, B. H. Arendt, R. Goyette, Y. Y. Huang, R. Kleb, G. P. Felcher "An automated neutron reflectometer (POSY II) at the intense pulsed neutron source" Phys. B Condens. Matter 1991, 173, 17–24.
  2. A. Karim, B. H. Arendt, G. P. Felcher, T. P. Russell "Preparation and characterization of thin polymer bilayer films by neutron reflection" Thin Solid Films 1991, 202, 345–350.
  3. G. P. Felcher, A. Karim, T. P. Russell "Interdiffusion at the interface of polymeric bilayers: evidence for reptation?" J. Non-Cryst. Solids 1991, 131–133, 703–708.

1990

  1. A. Karim, A. Mansour, G. P. Felcher, T. P. Russell "Short-time relaxation at polymeric interfaces" Phys. Rev. B 1990, 42, 6846–6849.
  2. R. A. L. Jones, L. J. Norton, E. J. Kramer, R. J. Composto, R. S. Stein, T. P. Russell, A. Mansour, A. Karim, G. P. Felcher, M. H. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, X. Zhao, S. A. Schwarz "The form of the enriched surface layer in polymer blends" Europhys. Lett. EPL 1990, 12, 41–46.

1989

  1. A. Karim, A. Mansour, G. P. Felcher, T. P. Russell "A neutron reflection test of the ‘reptation time’" Phys. B Condens. Matter 1989, 156–157, 430–433.
  2. R. J. Composto, R. S. Stein, E. J. Kramer, R. A. L. Jones, A. Mansour, A. Karim, G. P. Felcher "Surface enrichment in polymer blends — A neutron reflection test" Phys. B Condens. Matter 1989, 156–157, 434–436.

1988

  1. T. P. Russell, A. Karim, A. Mansour, G. P. Felcher "Specular reflectivity of neutrons by thin polymer films" Macromolecules 1988, 21, 1890–1893.

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Current Funding Support

Collaborative Proposal: Collaborative Proposal: Dynamic Modulation of Structure and Phase Transformations in Asymmetric Crystalline Colloidal Brush Alloys (Role: PI, UH)
Source:DOE-BES (Renewal) (Award Number: DE-SC0018854)
Period:2021/08–2024/07
Amount:$380,000 ($1.14M Total Award to UH and Carnegie Mellon University)

Collaborative Excellence in Research (CEIR): Hierarchical Multilayered Block Copolymer (Role: Co-PI)
Source:Howard University, NSF (Award Number: 1901127)
Period:2019/01–2022/12
Amount:$220,242 UH ($1M Total CEIR to UH, Howard U. and Jackson State U.)

Multilayered Protective Biomimetic Coatings from Sustainable Chitin and Chitosan (Role: PI)
Source:DoD Army Research Office (ARO) (Award Number: W911NF2010281)
Period:2020/09–2023/08
Amount:$660,000

Pending Funding Support


Center for Advanced Materials and Architectures for Power and Energy (AMAPE) (Role: Center Director)
Source:Department of Defense (Opportunity: DoD Center of Excellence)
Period:2021/09–2026/08
Amount:$7,499,995
Status:Submitted 4/30/21

The University of Houston Industrial Assessment Center (Role: PI)
Source:Department of Energy (Opportunity: FOA: DE-FOA-0002452, Topic Area 1)
Period:2021/09–2026/08
Amount:$1,277,620
Status:Awaiting outcome of applicant rebuttal