Orlin D. Velev
Teaching and Outreach
Selected results and interesting news links
Please plan to attent the 97th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium that Prof. Lilian Hsiao and I are hosting at NC State.
Homocomposite Colloidal-Molecular Hydrogels. Nature Comm. report on the new class of 3D printable hydrogels with synergsitic colloidal-molecular network. Made possible by the soft dendritic colloids - see below. Some press releases: Phys.Org., EurekAlert!, ScienceMag, Nanowerk, others. See also the CBS 17 interview with Austin.
Soft dendritic colloids. Nature Materials report on the discovery and unique properties of this new class of soft matter. Highlighted in numerous press releases, such as: Phys.Org., SciTechDaily, Physicsworld, BBC Interviews, Nanowerk, others. Summarized and discussed very nicely in an independent Nature Materials News & Views highlight. Basis of patent-pending forthcoming nanofabrication technologies.
Principles of long-term fluids handling in paper-based osmotic-capillary wearables: Editor's choice in Biomicrofluidics. Media coverge examples: ScienceDaily, Phys.Org., EurekAlert!, Inverse, others. New. Detaied report on the method: Wearable Osmotic-Capillary Patch: ACS AMI.
Nature Materials report on the discovery and unique properties of the soft dendritic colloids. Highlighted in numerous press releases, such as: Phys.Org., SciTechDaily, Physicsworld, The Naked Scientist / BBC Interviews, Nanowerk, others. Summarized and discussed very nicely in an independent Nature Materials News & Views highlight. Basis of patent-pending forthcoming nanofabrication technologies.
3D-printed soft robots with magneto-capillary reconfiguration: In special issue of Adv. Mater. Technol. Watch the the videos: Movie 1, Movie 2, Movie 3. Media coverge examples: ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, Phys.Org., others.
Self-propelling and active particles: Engineered Motile Semiconductor Microparticles - Nature Comm. Externally Powered Self-Propelling and Self-Reconfiguring Systems - AFM feature. Microbots and Microdevices Powered by Magnetic and Electric Fields - Chem. review. Electrically Powered Supercolloidal Spinners - Adv. Funct. Mater..
Sequence-encoded colloidal origami and microbot assemblies reported in Science Advances. A few examples of the wide media coverage: Wired, Yahoo! News, TechCrunch, ScienceDaily, Phys.org, Chemistry World, C&E News, German National Radio, Newsy and ZD Net.
Our 3D printing method with multiphasic capillary silicone gel is reported in Advanced Materials. Highlighted in a NC State Press release and numerous news sources such as Science daily, Phys.org and Adv. Science News.
The results on nanocapillary assembly of ultraflexible filaments are reported in Nature Materials. Highlighted in a NC State Press release and numerous news sources. Featured on the top banner of NSF.gov. Related JACS paper - nanocapillary assembly of patchy particles.
Congratulations to Alex Richter for winning the highly prestigious Lemelson-MIT 2015 student award! See also the NC State Press release. Alex founded the startup Benanova, which commercializes our patent-pending EbNP technology (above).
Assembly of Reconfigurable Colloidal Structures by Multidirectional Field-Induced Interactions - Langmuir invited feature paper. Selected as an ACS Editor's Choice, highly downloaded.
Our revolutionary shear nanofabrication technique is now described in Adv. Mater.: Scalable Liquid Shear-Driven Fabrication of Polymer Nanofibers Here is the NC State press release about the "Nanofiber Gusher". See also the excellent Materials Today news report. The technology is protected by NCSU patents Overarching patent 2005, 2010, 2012.
Hydrogel Soft Robotics - Nature Comm. paper (in collaboration with M. Dickey). Highlighted in many press releases including: Science Daily, Discovery, PopSci, Gizmodo, Materials Today, Eureka, E! science news, IDG Connect, The Engineer, NC state See also the popular Youtube video.
Multi-stimuli responsive Pickering foams - Chem. Sci. paper. Press highlights: Chemistry World, ChemEurope.com, INRA Science and Impact Also see the first Magneto-Pickering foams we reported in JACS paper & Langmuir paper.
Recent progress in the merging of electronic, microfluidic, and biomimetic structures - BMF review of an emerging cross-disciplinary research topic.