Peer Reviewed Publications (Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings)


Kim, D*, Alamani, B.G.*, Terlier, T, Vekilov, P.G., and Rimer, J.D.  2021. Bio-Inspired Dual Action Disruptors of Pathological Calcium Oxalate Crystallization. (Under Review) *Co-first authors

Alamani, B.G., Gale, J.D, and Rimer, J.D., 2021. Zinc Ions Modify Calcium Oxalate Growth by Distinct Transformation of Crystal Surface Termination. Crystal Growth and Design. (

Dela Cruz, I.J.C., Perez, J.V., Alamani, B.G., Capellades, G. and Myerson, A.S., 2021. Influence of volume on the nucleation of model organic molecular crystals through an induction time approach. Crystal Growth and Design. (


Grafilo, L.R., Berana, M.S, and Alamani, B.G., 2020.  Process and Equipment Modelling and Design of a Coffee Husks Gasifier for Drying Operations. Applied Energy Symposium 2020 Conference Proceedings


Nguyen, H.N., Nadres, E.T., Alamani, B.G. and Rodrigues, D.F., 2017. Designing polymeric adhesives for antimicrobial materials: poly (ethylene imine) polymer, graphene, graphene oxide and molybdenum trioxide–a biomimetic approach. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 5(32), pp.6616-6628. (!divAbstract )

Alamani, B.G. and Rimer, J.D., 2017. Molecular modifiers of kidney stones. Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension, 26(4), pp.256-265.  ( )


Olafson, K.N., Li, R., Alamani, B.G. and Rimer, J.D., 2016. Engineering crystal modifiers: Bridging classical and nonclassical crystallization. Chemistry of Materials, 28(23), pp.8453-8465. ( )


Farmanesh, S., Alamani, B.G. and Rimer, J.D., 2015. Identifying alkali metal inhibitors of crystal growth: a selection criterion based on ion pair hydration energy. Chemical Communications, 51(73), pp.13964-13967. (!divAbstract )


Chiu, C.W., Huang, T.K., Wang, Y.C., Alamani, B.G. and Lin, J.J., 2014. Intercalation strategies in clay/polymer hybrids. Progress in Polymer Science, 39(3), pp.443-485. ( )

Conferences, and Workshops

2020   AIChE Fall Meeting

            MRS Fall Meeting

2019   8th BIO AFM Summer School, Kanawa University, Kanazawa Japan (Engr. Charlene Tapia)

           Gordon Research Seminar on Crystal Growth and Assembly, Manchester NH

           Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Growth and Assembly, Manchester NH

           Discussion Leader, “Self Assembly and Self Organization of Crystalline Materials”

           Poster presentation, “Bimodal Roles of Zinc on Calcium Oxalate Mineralization”


2018   Gordon Research Conference on Biomineralization, New London NH

           Gordon Research Seminar on Biomineralization, New London NH

           OChEGS Symposium, Houston TX

           Materials Research Society Symposium at UH, Houston TX


2017   AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis MN

           Oral presentation, “Tailoring Inhibitors of Pathological Crystallization New Platforms for Drug Design”

           Oral presentation, “Surface Dynamics of Calcium Oxalate Crystallization Elucidating Mechanisms of

           Growth Inhibition”

           OChEGS Symposium, Houston TX

           Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Growth and Assembly, University of New England, 

           Biddeford ME

           Poster presentation, “Modifiers of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization: 

           Understanding modifier- crystal interactions for rational drug design”

           Gordon Research Seminar on Crystal Growth and Assembly, University of New England, Biddeford ME

           Poster, “Controlling Calcium Oxalate Crystallization Elucidating Unique Modes of Modifier Action in

           crystal growth”

           Materials Research Society Symposium at UH, Houston TX

           Poster, “Growth modifiers of calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization: Elucidating modifier-crystal

           interactions for rational drug design”


2016   AIChE Annual Meeting, Hilton Union Square, San Francisco CA

           Oral presentation, “Modifiers of Calcium oxalate monohydrate crystallization: 

           Tailoring modifier-crystal Interactions for rational drug design”


2015   Gordon Research Conference on Crystal Growth and Assembly, University of New England 

           Biddeford ME

           Poster presentation, “Natural Modifiers of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization”

           International School of Biological Crystallization (ISBC), Macia Real de Alhambra, Granada Spain

           Selected Oral presentation, “Inhibiting Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization: 

            Elucidating Modifier-crystal interactions."

           Poster presentation, “Inhibiting Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization: Elucidating 

           Modifier- crystal interactions

           American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring Meeting, Colorado Convention Center, Denver CO

           Oral presentation, “Ionic and Molecular Modfiiers of Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate 

           Crystallization:   Tailoring Interfacial Interactions”


Polyphosphates as Inhibitors of Calcium Crystallization, Rimer, J.D., and Alamani, B.G. (2018) ( )