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

Costa, SA, Simon, JR, Amiram, M, Tang, L, Zauscher, S, Brustad, EM, Isaacs, FJ, and Chilkoti, A. "Photo-Crosslinkable Unnatural Amino Acids Enable Facile Synthesis of Thermoresponsive Nano- to Microgels of Intrinsically Disordered Polypeptides." Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) 30.5 (February 2018). Full Text

Li, L, Li, NK, Tu, Q, Im, O, Mo, C-K, Han, W, Fuss, WH, Carroll, NJ, Chilkoti, A, Yingling, YG, Zauscher, S, and López, GP. "Functional Modification of Silica through Enhanced Adsorption of Elastin-Like Polypeptide Block Copolymers." Biomacromolecules 19.2 (February 2018): 298-306. Full Text

Cao, Y, Feng, Y, Ryser, MD, Zhu, K, Herschlag, G, Cao, C, Marusak, K, Zauscher, S, and You, L. "Programmable assembly of pressure sensors using pattern-forming bacteria." Nature biotechnology 35.11 (November 2017): 1087-1093. Full Text

Li, NK, Kuang, H, Fuss, WH, Zauscher, S, Kokkoli, E, and Yingling, YG. "Salt Responsive Morphologies of ssDNA-Based Triblock Polyelectrolytes in Semi-Dilute Regime: Effect of Volume Fractions and Polyelectrolyte Length." Macromolecular rapid communications 38.20 (October 2017). Full Text

Du, K-Z, Tu, Q, Zhang, X, Han, Q, Liu, J, Zauscher, S, and Mitzi, DB. "Two-Dimensional Lead(II) Halide-Based Hybrid Perovskites Templated by Acene Alkylamines: Crystal Structures, Optical Properties, and Piezoelectricity." Inorganic chemistry 56.15 (August 2017): 9291-9302. Full Text

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


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)

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.