Research IDs

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Journal Papers (peer-reviewed)

J22.   Vural M., Zhu H., Pena-Francesch A., Jung H., Allen B.D., Demirel M.C., (2020), Self-Assembly of Topologically Networked Protein-Ti3C2Tx MXene Composites, ACS Nano (just accepted) (DOI:10.1021/acsnano.0c01431).


J21.   Kikuchi Y., Pena-Francesch A., Vural M., Demirel M.C., (2020), Highly conductive self-healing biocomposites based on protein mediated self-assembly of PEDOT: PSS films, ACS Applied Bio Materials 3 (4), 2507-2515 (DOI:10.1021/acsabm.0c00207).


J20.   Pena-Francesch A., Giltinan J., Sitti M., (2019), Multifunctional and biodegradable self-propelled protein motors, Nature Communications 10 (1), 3188 (DOI:10.1038/s41467-019-11141-9).

J19.   Pena-Francesch A., Demirel M.C., (2019), Squid-Inspired Tandem Repeat Proteins: Functional Fibers and Films, Frontiers in Chemistry - Polymer Chemistry 7, 69 (DOI:10.3389/fchem.2019.00069). [invited review]

J18.   Tomko J.*, Pena-Francesch A.*, Jung H., Tyagi M., Allen B.D., Demirel M.C., Hopkins P.E., (2018), Tunable thermal transport and reversible thermal conductivity switching in topologically networked bio-inspired material, Nature Nanotechnology 13 (10), 959 (DOI:10.1038/s41565-018-0227-7). [*equal contribution]

J17.   Vural M., Pena-Francesch A., Bars-Pomes J., Jung H., Gudapati H., Hatter C.B., Allen B.D., Anasori B.,  Ozbolat I.T., Gogotsi, Y.  Demirel M.C., (2018), Inkjet Printing of Self-Assembled 2D Titanium Carbide and Protein Electrodes for Stimuli-Responsive Electromagnetic Shielding, Advanced Functional Materials 28 (32) 1801972 (DOI:10.1002/adfm.201801972)

J16.   Leberfinger A.N., Hospodiuk M., Pena-Francesch A., Ayan B., Ozbolat V., Koduru S., Ozbolat I.T., Demirel M.C., Ravni D.J., (2018), Squid Ring Teeth coated mesh improves abdominal wall repair, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open 6 (8), 1881 (DOI:10.1097/GOX.0000000000001881)

J15.   Pena-Francesch A., Jung H., Hickner M., Tyagi M., Allen B.D., Demirel M.C., (2018), Programmable proton conduction in stretchable and self-healing proteins, Chemistry of Materials 30, 3, 898-905 (DOI:10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b04574)

J14.   Pena-Francesch A., Jung H., Segad M., Colby R.H., Allen B.D., Demirel M.C., (2018), Mechanical properties of tandem repeat proteins are governed by network defects, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 4 (3), 884-891 (DOI:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00830)

J13.   Rodriguez B., Jaramillo V., Wolf V., Bautista E., Portillo J., Brouke A., Min A., Melendez A., Amann J., Pena Francesch A., Ashcroft J.M., (2018), Contextualizing technology in the classroom via remote access: using space exploration themes and scanning electron microscopy as tools to promote engagement in multidisciplinary geology/chemistry experiments, Journal of Technology and Science Education 8 (1), 86-95 (DOI:10.3926/jotse.341)

J12.   Pena-Francesch A.*, Domeradzka N.E.*, Jung H., Barbu B., Vural M., Kikuchi Y., Allen B.D., Demirel M.C., (2018), Research Update: Programmable tandem repeat proteins inspired by squid ring teeth,  APL Materials - Special Topic: From molluscs to materials 6, 010701 (DOI:10.1063/1.4985755) [invited review] [*equal contribution]

J11.   Yilmaz H., Pena-Francesch A., Shreiner R., Jung H., Belay Z., Demirel M.C., Ozdemir S.K., Yang L., (2017), Structural Protein-Based Whispering Gallery Mode Resonators, ACS Photonics 4 (9), 2179-2186 (DOI:10.1021/acsphotonics.7b00310).

J10.   Vural M., Lei Y., Pena-Francesch A., Jung H., Allen B.D., Terrones M., Demirel M.C., (2017), Programmable molecular composites of tandem proteins with graphene oxide for efficient bimorph actuators, Carbon 118, 404-412 (DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2017.03.053). [cover page]

J9.    Jung H.*, Szwejkowski C.*, Pena-Francesch A.*, Tomko J., Allen B.D., Ozdemir S.K., Hopkins P.E., Demirel M.C., (2017), Ultrafast Laser-Probing Spectroscopy for Studying Molecular Structure of Protein Aggregates, Analyst 142, 1434-1441 (DOI:10.1039/C6AN02570F). [*equal contribution] [cover page]


J8.   Jung H.*, Pena-Francesch A.*, Saadat A., Sebastian A., Kim D.H., Hamilton R.F., Albert I., Allen B.D., Demirel M.C., (2016), Molecular tandem repeat strategy for elucidating mechanical properties of high-strength proteins, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (23), 6478–6483 (DOI:10.1073/pnas.1521645113). [*equal contribution]

J7.   Gaddes D., Jung H., Pena-Francesch A., Dion G., Tadigadapa S., Dressick W.J., Demirel M.C., (2016), Self-Healing Textile: Enzyme Encapsulated Layer-by-Layer Structural Proteins, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces  8 (31), 20371–20378 (DOI:10.1021/acsami.6b05232)

J6.   Sariola V.*, Pena-Francesch A.*, Jung H., Çetinkaya M., Pacheco C., Sitti M., Demirel M.C., (2015), Segmented molecular design of self-healing proteinaceous materials, Scientific Reports 5, 13482 (DOI:10.1038/srep13482). [*equal contribution]

J5.   Demirel M.C., Cetinkaya M., Pena‐Francesch A., Jung H., (2015), Recent Advances in Nanoscale Bioinspired Materials, Macromolecular Bioscience 15 (3), 300-311 (DOI:10.1002/mabi.201400324).

J4.   Pena‐Francesch A.*, Florez S.*, Jung H., Sebastian A., Albert I., Curtis W., Demirel M.C., (2014), Materials Fabrication from Native and Recombinant Thermoplastic Squid Proteins, Advanced Functional Materials 24 (47), 7401-7409 (DOI:10.1002/adfm.201401940). [*equal contribution] [cover page]

J3.   Pena‐Francesch A., Akgun B., Miserez A., Zhu W., Gao H., Demirel M.C., (2014), Pressure sensitive adhesion of an elastomeric protein complex extracted from squid ring teeth, Advanced Functional Materials 24 (39), 6227-6233 (DOI:10.1002/adfm.201401534).

J2.   Pena-Francesch A., Montero L., Borrós S., (2014), Tailoring the LCST of Thermosensitive Hydrogel Thin Films Deposited by iCVD, Langmuir 30 (24), 7162-7167 (DOI:10.1021/la5003594).

J1.   Guerette P.A., Hoon S., Seow Y., Raida M., Masic A., Wong F.T., Ho V.H.B., Kong K.W., Demirel M.C., Pena-Francesch A., Amini S., Tay G.Z., Ding D., Miserez A., (2013), Accelerating the design of biomimetic materials by integrating RNA-seq with proteomics and materials science, Nature Biotechnology 31 (10), 908-915 (DOI:10.1038/nbt.2671). [cover page]

Conference Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

CP2.   Yilmaz H., Pena-Francesch A., Xu L., Shreiner R., Jung H., Huang S.H., Ozdemir S.K., Demirel M.C., Yang L., (2016), Protein-based flexible whispering gallery mode resonators, SPIE OPTO Proceedings 9745, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVIII, 97450I (DOI:10.1117/12.2214245)

CP1.   Michaels S.C., Moses K.C., Bachmann R.J., Hamilton R.F., Pena-Francesch A., Lanba A., Demirel M.C., Quinn R.D., (2015), Biomimicry of the Manduca Sexta Forewing Using SRT Protein Complex for FWMAV Development, Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems, 86-91 (DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-22979-9_8)

P4.   Demirel M.C., Pena-Francesch A.Compositions and methods related to proteins capable of reversible transition to a melt, U.S. Patent 9,663,658 (2019)


P3.   Tomko J., Pena-Francesch A., Demirel M.C., Hopkins P.E., Tunable Thermal Transport and Reversible Thermal Conductivity Switching in Topologically-Networked Bio-Inspired Materials, U.S. Provisional Patent, PSU Inv. Disc. No.: 2017-4750

P2.   Demirel M., Pena-Francesch A., Compositions and methods related to proteins capable of reversible transition to a melt, U.S. Patent 9,663,658 (2017)

P1.   Michaels S.C., Moses K.C., Bachmann R.J., Hamilton R.F., Pena-Francesch A., Lanba A., Demirel M.C., Quinn R.D., Bioelastomeric 3-D Morphing Wings, U.S. Provisional Patent, PSU Inv. Disc. No.: 2015-4304