Faculty Profiles

Stefan Zauscher
Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5360
(919) 660-8963



Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1999

M.S., Oregon State University 1992

Bhushan, B, Luo, D, Schricker, SR, Sigmund, W, and Zauscher, S. Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties. Springer Science & Business Media, March 13, 2014.

Zauscher, S, Parlak, Z, and Tu, Q. "Polymeric and Biomolecular Nanostructures: Fabrication by Scanning Probe Lithography." Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties. Ed. B Bhushan, D Luo, SR Schricker, W Sigmund, and S Zauscher. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014. (Chapter)

Tang, L, Navarro, LA, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "High-Molecular-Weight Polynucleotides by Transferase-Catalyzed Living Chain-Growth Polycondensation." Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English) 56.24 (June 2017): 6778-6782. Full Text

Tu, Q, Kim, HS, Oweida, TJ, Parlak, Z, Yingling, YG, and Zauscher, S. "Interfacial Mechanical Properties of Graphene on Self-Assembled Monolayers: Experiments and Simulations." ACS applied materials & interfaces 9.11 (March 2017): 10203-10213. Full Text

Rastogi, SK, Anderson, HE, Lamas, J, Barret, S, Cantu, T, Zauscher, S, Brittain, WJ, and Betancourt, T. "Enhanced Release of Molecules upon Ultraviolet (UV) Light Irradiation from Photoresponsive Hydrogels Prepared from Bifunctional Azobenzene and Four-Arm Poly(ethylene glycol)." ACS applied materials & interfaces (March 2017). Full Text

Feng, Y, Ngaboyamahina, E, Marusak, KE, Cao, Y, You, L, Glass, JT, and Zauscher, S. "Hybrid (Organic/Inorganic) Electrodes from Bacterially Precipitated CdS for PEC/Storage Applications." The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 121.7 (February 23, 2017): 3734-3743. Full Text

Yu, Q, Ista, LK, Gu, R, Zauscher, S, and López, GP. "Nanopatterned polymer brushes: conformation, fabrication and applications." Nanoscale 8.2 (January 2016): 680-700. (Review) Full Text

Tkatchenko, AV, Luo, X, Tkatchenko, TV, Vaz, C, Tanavde, VM, Maurer-Stroh, S, Zauscher, S, Gonzalez, P, and Young, TL. "Large-Scale microRNA Expression Profiling Identifies Putative Retinal miRNA-mRNA Signaling Pathways Underlying Form-Deprivation Myopia in Mice." PloS one 11.9 (January 2016): e0162541-. Full Text

Marusak, KE, Feng, Y, Eben, CF, Payne, ST, Cao, Y, You, L, and Zauscher, S. "Cadmium sulphide quantum dots with tunable electronic properties by bacterial precipitation." RSC advances 6.80 (January 2016): 76158-76166. Full Text

Gu, R, Lamas, J, Rastogi, SK, Li, X, Brittain, W, and Zauscher, S. "Photocontrolled micellar aggregation of amphiphilic DNA-azobenzene conjugates." Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces 135 (November 2015): 126-132. Full Text

Li, NK, Fuss, WH, Tang, L, Gu, R, Chilkoti, A, Zauscher, S, and Yingling, YG. "Prediction of solvent-induced morphological changes of polyelectrolyte diblock copolymer micelles." Soft matter 11.42 (November 2015): 8236-8245. Full Text


Tkatchenko, TV, Luo, X, Tkatchenko, AV, Vaz, C, Tanavde, VM, Maurer-Stroh, S, Zauscher, S, Gonzalez, P, and Young, TL. "Large-scale microRNA expression profiling identifies retinal miRNA-mRNA signaling pathways underlying form-deprivation myopia in mice." September 2016.

Gu, R, Zauscher, S, Lamas, J, and Brittain, W. "Synthesis of photo-responsive single-stranded DNA micelles via copper-free click chemistry." August 10, 2014.

Tang, L, Tjong, V, Gu, R, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Enzyme catalyzed polymerization of DNA amphiphiles that self-assemble into star-like micelles." September 8, 2013.

Ferris, R, Hucknall, A, Kwon, BS, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Field-induced nanolithography for the patterning of non-fouling polymer brushes." March 25, 2012.