Faculty Profiles

Stefan Zauscher
Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
3385 Fciemas Building, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5360
(919) 660-8963



Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1999

M.S., Oregon State University 1992

Yu, Qian, et al. “Nanopatterned polymer brushes: conformation, fabrication and applications..” Nanoscale, vol. 8, no. 2, Jan. 2016, pp. 680–700. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5nr07107k. Full Text

Tkatchenko, Andrei V., et al. “Large-Scale microRNA Expression Profiling Identifies Putative Retinal miRNA-mRNA Signaling Pathways Underlying Form-Deprivation Myopia in Mice..” Plos One, vol. 11, no. 9, 2016. Pubmed, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162541. Full Text Open Access Copy

Marusak, K. E., et al. “Cadmium sulphide quantum dots with tunable electronic properties by bacterial precipitation..” Rsc Advances, vol. 6, no. 80, Jan. 2016, pp. 76158–66. Epmc, doi:10.1039/C6RA13835G. Full Text

Gu, Renpeng, et al. “Photocontrolled micellar aggregation of amphiphilic DNA-azobenzene conjugates..” Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces, vol. 135, Nov. 2015, pp. 126–32. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.07.010. Full Text

Li, Nan K., et al. “Prediction of solvent-induced morphological changes of polyelectrolyte diblock copolymer micelles..” Soft Matter, vol. 11, no. 42, Nov. 2015, pp. 8236–45. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5sm01742d. Full Text

Lee, Whasil, et al. “Synergy between Piezo1 and Piezo2 channels confers high-strain mechanosensitivity to articular cartilage..” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, vol. 111, no. 47, Nov. 2014, pp. E5114–22. Pubmed, doi:10.1073/pnas.1414298111. Full Text Open Access Copy

Parlak, Zehra, et al. “Liquid contact resonance AFM: analytical models, experiments, and limitations..” Nanotechnology, vol. 25, no. 44, Nov. 2014. Epmc, doi:10.1088/0957-4484/25/44/445703. Full Text

Hardy, Gregory J., et al. “HIV-1 antibodies and vaccine antigen selectively interact with lipid domains..” Biochim Biophys Acta, vol. 1838, no. 10, Oct. 2014, pp. 2662–69. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2014.07.007. Full Text

Tang, Lei, et al. “Enzymatic polymerization of high molecular weight DNA amphiphiles that self-assemble into star-like micelles..” Advanced Materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.), vol. 26, no. 19, May 2014, pp. 3050–54. Epmc, doi:10.1002/adma.201306049. Full Text


Zauscher, S., et al. “Fabrication of "smart" protein nanostructures using molecular recognition and dip-pen nano-lithography..” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 226, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2003, pp. U485–U485.

Nath, N., et al. “Non-covalent, environmentally modulated molecular recognition between ELP biopolymers: A convenient route to reversible protein arrays..” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 226, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2003, pp. U410–U410.

Zauscher, S., et al. “Fabrication of surface confined, stimulus-responsive polymer nanostructures using dip-pen nanolithography..” Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, vol. 225, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 2003, pp. U655–U655.

Zauscher, S., and D. J. Klingenberg. “Surface forces and friction between cellulose surfaces in aqueous media.” Nanotribology: Critical Assessment and Research Needs, 2003, pp. 411–40.

Zauscher, S., et al. “Pulp extrusion at ultra-high consistencies: a new processing method for recycling waste papers and papermill sludges.” Fifth International Conference on Woodfiber Plastic Composites, 1999, pp. 307–307.

Scott, C. T., et al. “Rheology and extrusion of low-grade paper and sludge.” Tappi International Environmental Conference, Vols 1 3, 1999, pp. 685–90.