Faculty Profiles

Stefan Zauscher
Sternberg Family Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Office: CIEMAS 3385, Mail: 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

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 Open Access Copy

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

Lee, W, Leddy, HA, Chen, Y, Lee, SH, Zelenski, NA, McNulty, AL, Wu, J, Beicker, KN, Coles, J, Zauscher, S, Grandl, J, Sachs, F, Guilak, F, and Liedtke, WB. "Synergy between Piezo1 and Piezo2 channels confers high-strain mechanosensitivity to articular cartilage." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111.47 (November 10, 2014): E5114-E5122. Full Text Open Access Copy

Parlak, Z, Tu, Q, and Zauscher, S. "Liquid contact resonance AFM: analytical models, experiments, and limitations." Nanotechnology 25.44 (November 2014): 445703-. Full Text

Hardy, GJ, Wong, GC, Nayak, R, Anasti, K, Hirtz, M, Shapter, JG, Alam, SM, and Zauscher, S. "HIV-1 antibodies and vaccine antigen selectively interact with lipid domains." Biochimica et biophysica acta 1838.10 (October 2014): 2662-2669. Full Text

Tang, L, Tjong, V, Li, N, Yingling, YG, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Enzymatic polymerization of high molecular weight DNA amphiphiles that self-assemble into star-like micelles." Advanced Materials 26.19 (May 21, 2014): 3050-3054. Full Text

Tang, L, Tjong, V, Li, N, Yingling, YG, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Enzymatic polymerization of high molecular weight DNA amphiphiles that self-assemble into star-like micelles." Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 26.19 (May 2014): 3050-3054. Full Text

Tjong, V, Tang, L, Zauscher, S, and Chilkoti, A. ""Smart" DNA interfaces." Chem Soc Rev 43.5 (March 7, 2014): 1612-1626. (Review) Full Text


Abu-Lail, NI, Kaholek, M, Loveless, DM, Craig, SL, and Zauscher, S. "Atomic force microscopy study of reversibly crosslinked polymer brushes." August 28, 2005.

Lee, WK, Kaholek, M, Ahn, SJ, Patra, M, Linse, P, and Zauscher, S. "Progress in fabrication and characterization of nanopatterned polymer brushes." August 28, 2005.

Kaholek, M, Lee, WK, Feng, LX, LaMattina, B, Dyer, DJ, and Zauscher, S. "pH, salt, and solvent sensitive polymer brush micro- and nanopatterns fabricated by electron-beam lithography." August 28, 2005.

Abulail, NI, Ohashi, T, Clark, R, Erickson, H, and Zauscher, S. "Elasticity of fibronectin fibrils - Insights from the relative unfolding strengths of FN-III domains and GFP." January 2005.

Valiaev, A, Lim, DW, Clark, R, Chilkoti, A, and Zauscher, S. "Mechanics of stimulus-responsive elastin-like polypeptides studied by force spectroscopy." August 22, 2004.

Abu-Lail, NI, Kaholek, M, Lam, Y, LaMattina, B, and Zauscher, S. "Micro-cantilever deflection: A tool for characterizing polymer brush properties and biomolecular recognition events." August 22, 2004.

Kaholek, M, Lee, WK, LaMattina, B, Caster, K, and Zauscher, S. "Preparation and characterization of stimulus-responsive poly(N-isopropyl-acrylamide) brushes and nanopatterns." March 28, 2004.