Publications and Journal Covers
Dr. James C. Weaver









Computational methods for the characterization of Apis mellifera comb architecture

C Bader, J Costa, N Lee, R Smith, R Ri, JC Weaver, N Oxman

Communications Biology

5 (1), 1-13 2022

Ecological and phenotypic diversification after a continental invasion in neotropical freshwater stingrays

MA Kolmann, FPL Marques, JC Weaver, MN Dean, JP Fontenelle, NR Lovejoy

Integrative and Comparative Biology


A damage-tolerant, dual-scale, single-crystalline microlattice in the knobby starfish, Protoreaster nodosus

H Chen, Z Jia, Z Deng, L Chen, EM Peterman, JC Weaver, L Li


375 (658), 647-652 2022

Surface texture modulation via buckling in porous inclined mechanical metamaterials

MC Fernandes, S Mhatre, AE Forte, B Zhao, O Mesa, JC Weaver, M Bechthold, K Bertoldi

Extreme Mechanics Letters

51 (101549) 2022

Neuroanatomy in a middle Cambrian mollisoniid and the ancestral nervous system organization of chelicerates

J Ortega-Hernández, R Lerosey-Aubril, SR Losso, JC Weaver

Nature Communications

13 (1), 1-11 2022

Scaffold vaccines for generating robust and tunable antibody responses

AJ Najibi, MO Dellacherie, TY Shih, EJ Doherty, DA White, T Bauleth‐Ramos, AG Stafford, JC Weaver, CD Yeager, BT Seiler, M Pezone, AW Li, B Sarmento, HA Santos, DJ Mooney, L Gu

Advanced Functional Materials,

2110905, 2022

An Ambidextrous STarfish-Inspired Exploration and Reconnaissance Robot (The ASTER-bot)

MA Bell, JC Weaver, RJ Wood

Soft Robotics


Frameless neuronavigation with computer vision and real-time tracking for bedside external ventricular drain placement: a cadaveric study

FC Robertson, MS Raahil, JM Amich, WI Essayed, A Lal, BH Lee, P Calvachi Prieto, J  Tokuda, J C Weaver, R W Kirollos, MW Chen, WB Gormley

Journal of Neurosurgery

1, 1-10 2021

Mechanical and hydrodynamic analyses of helical strake-like ridges in a glass sponge

MC Fernandes, M Saadat, P Cauchy-Dubois, C Inamura, T Sirota, G Milliron, H Haj-Hariri, K Bertoldi, JC Weaver

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

18 (182), 20210559 2021

Touching the stars: Using high-resolution 3D printing to visualize stellar nurseries

N Imara, JC Forbes, JC Weaver

The Astrophysical Journal Letters

918 (1), L3 2021

A fabrication strategy for reconfigurable millimeter‐scale metamaterials

HD McClintock, N Doshi, A Iniguez‐Rabago, JC Weaver, NT Jafferis, K Jayaram, RJ Wood, JTB Overvelde

Advanced Functional Materials

2103428 2021

Microstructural design for mechanical–optical multifunctionality in the exoskeleton of the flower beetle Torynorrhina flammea

Z Jia, MC Fernandes, Z Deng, T Yang, Q Zhang, A Lethbridge, J Yin, Jae-Hwang Lee, Lin Han, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi, J Aizenberg, M Kolle, P Vukusic, L Li

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

118 (25) 2021

Mechanically robust lattices inspired by deep-sea glass sponges

MC Fernandes, J Aizenberg, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi

Nature Materials

20 (2): 237-241 2021

Shape-preserving erosion controlled by the graded microarchitecture of shark tooth enameloid

S Amini, H Razi, R Seidel, D Werner, WT White, JC Weaver, MN Dean, P Fratzl

Nature Communications

11 (1) 2020

Ultra-sensitive and resilient compliant strain gauges for soft machines

OA Araromi, MA Graule, KL Dorsey, S Castellanos, JR Foster, W-H Hsu, AE Passy, JJ Vlassak, JC Weaver, CJ Walsh, RJ Wood


587: 219–224 2020

Strategies for simultaneous strengthening and toughening via nanoscopic intracrystalline defects in a biogenic ceramic

Z Deng, H Chen, T Yang, Z Jia, JC Weaver, PD Shevchenko, F De Carlo, R Mirzaeifar, L Li

Nature Communications

11: 5678 2020

Tunable infrared transmission for energy-efficient pneumatic building façades

L Tomholt, O Geletina, J Alvarenga, AV Shneidman, JC Weaver, MC Fernandes, SA Mota, M Bechthold, J Aizenberg

Energy and Buildings

110377 2020

Smart thermally actuating textiles

V Sanchez, CJ Payne, DJ Preston, JT Alvarez, JC Weaver, AT Atalay, M Boyvat, DM Vogt, RJ Wood, GM Whitesides, CJ Walsh

Advanced Materials Technologies

5 (8), 2070050 2020

Crystal misorientation correlates with hardness in tooth enamels

CA Stifler, J Jakes, JD North, D Green, JC Weaver, PUPA Gilbert

Acta Biomaterialia


Crystal nucleation and growth of spherulites demonstrated by coral skeletons and phase-field simulations

CY Sun, L Gránásy, CA Stifler, T Zaquin, RV Chopdekar, N Tamura, JC Weaver, JAY Zhang, S Goffredo, G Falini, MA Marcus, T Pusztai, VSchoeppler, T Mass, PUPA Gilbert

Acta Biomaterialia


Dynamic self-repairing hybrid liquid-in-solid protective barrier for cementitious materials

GK Paink, S Kolle, D Le, JC Weaver, J Alvarenga, O Ahanotu, J Aizenberg, P Kim

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

12 (28), 31922-31932 2020

Multi-scale modeling and mechanical performance characterization of stingray skeleton-inspired tessellations

AK Jayasankar, R Seidel, A Hosny, JC Weaver, P Fratzl, J Chen, MN Dean

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

138, 103906 2020

Evidence of cosmic impact at Abu Hureyra, Syria at the Younger Dryas Onset (~ 12.8 ka): High-temperature melting at > 2200 C

AMT Moore, JP Kennett, WM Napier, TE Bunch, JC Weaver, M LeCompte, AV Adedeji, P Hackley, G Kletetschka, RE Hermes, JH Wittke, JJ Razink, MW Gaultois, A West

Scientific Reports

10 (1), 1-22 2020

Octopus arm-inspired tapered soft actuators with suckers for improved grasping

Z Xie, AG Domel, N An, C Green, Z Gong, T Wang, EM Knubben, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi, L Wen

Soft Robotics

1 2020

The structural origins of brittle star arm kinematics: An integrated tomographic, additive manufacturing, and parametric modeling-based approach

L Tomholt, LJ Friesen, D Berdichevsky, MC Fernandes, C Pierre, RJ Wood, JC Weaver

Journal of Structural Biology,

107481 2020

A geometrically adaptable heart valve replacement

SC Hofferberth, MY Saeed, L Tomholt, MC Fernandes, CJ Payne, K Price, GR Marx, JJ Esch, DW Brown, J Brown, PE Hammer, RW Bianco, JC Weaver, ER Edelman, JP del Nido

Science Translational Medicine

12 (531) 2020

Hybrid living materials: Digital design and fabrication of 3D multimaterial structures with programmable biohybrid surfaces

RSH Smith, C Bader, S Sharma, D Kolb, TC Tang, A Hosny, F Moser, JC Weaver, CA Voigt, N Oxman

Advanced Functional Materials

1907401 2019

Bioinspired design of flexible armor based on chiton scales

M Connors, T Yang, A Hosny, Z Deng, F Yazdandoost, H Massaadi, D Eernisse, R Mirzaeifar, MN Dean,

JC Weaver, C Ortiz, L Li

Nature Communications

10 (1), 1-13 2019

Human colon-on-a-chip enables continuous in vitro analysis of colon mucus layer accumulation and physiology

A Sontheimer-Phelps, DB Chou, A Tovaglieri, TC Ferrante, T Duckworth, C Fadel, V Frismantas, AD Sutherland, S Jalili-Firoozinezhad, M Kasendra, E Stas, JC Weaver, CA Richmond, O Levy, R Prantil-Baun, DT Breault, DE Ingber

Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology

1 2019

Bright green biofluorescence in sharks derives from bromo-kynurenine metabolism

HB Park, YC Lam, JP Gaffney, JC Weaver, SR Krivoshik, R Hamchand, V Pieribone, DF Gruber, JM Crawford


19, 1291-1336 2019

The Temple Scroll: Reconstructing an ancient manufacturing practice

R Schuetz, JM Maragh, JC Weaver, I Rabin, A Masic

Science Advances

5 (9), eaaw7494 2019

High-throughput segmentation of tiled biological structures using random-walk distance transforms

D Baum, JC Weaver, I Zlotnikov, D Knötel, L Tomholt, MN Dean

Integrative and Comparative Biology

59 (6), 1700-1712 2019

Heads or tails? Cranio-caudal mass distribution for robust locomotion with biorobotic appendages composed of 3D-printed soft materials

JC Weaver, A Jusufi

Conference on Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems

240-253 2019

Design, fabrication, and characterization of an untethered amphibious sea urchin-inspired robot

T Paschal, MA Bell, J Sperry, S Sieniewicz, RJ Wood, JC Weaver

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

4 (4), 3348-3354 2019

Mechanical properties of stingray tesserae: High-resolution correlative analysis of mineral density and indentation moduli in tessellated cartilage

R Seidel, A Roschger, L Li, JJ Bizzarro, Q Zhang, J Yin, T Yang, JC Weaver, P Fratzl, P Roschger, MN Dean

Acta Biomaterialia


Ontogenetic scaling patterns of lizard skin surface structure as revealed by gel‐based stereo‐profilometry

S Baeckens, DK Wainwright, JC Weaver, DJ Irschick, JB Losos

Journal of Anatomy

1 2019

An injectable bone marrow–like scaffold enhances T cell immunity after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

NJ Shah, AS Mao, TY Shih, MD Kerr, A Sharda, TM Raimondo, JC Weaver, VD Vrbanac, M Deruaz, AM Tager, DJ Mooney, DT Scadden

Nature Biotechnology

37 (3), 293 2019

Large-scale micron-order 3D surface correlative chemical imaging of ancient Roman concrete

JM Maragh, JC Weaver, A Masic

PloS One

14 (2), e0210710 2019

Pre-procedural fit-testing of TAVR valves using parametric modeling and 3D printing

A Hosny, JD Dilley, T Kelil, M Mathur, MN Dean, JC Weaver, B Ripley

Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography

13 (1), 21-30 2019

Shark skin: three-dimensional structure and hydrodynamic function

G Lauder, D Wainwright, M Saadat, A Domel, JC Weaver, M Ankhelyi, M Popp, L Wen, K Bertoldi

Bulletin of the American Physical Society

63 2018

Morphogenesis of aligned collagen fibers in the annulus fibrosus: Mammals versus avians

S Ghazanfari, A Werner, S Ghazanfari, JC Weaver, TH Smit

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

503 (2), 1168-1173 2018

Hydrodynamic properties of biomimetic shark skin: effect of denticle size and swimming speed

AG Domel, G Domel, JC Weaver, M Saadat, K Bertoldi, GV Lauder

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

13 (5), 056014 2018

From improved diagnostics to presurgical planning: high-resolution functionally graded multimaterial 3D printing of biomedical tomographic data sets

A Hosny, SJ Keating, JD Dilley, B Ripley, T Kelil, S Pieper, D Kolb, C Bader, A-M Pobloth, M Griffin, R Nezafat, G Duda, EA Chiocca, JR Stone, JS Michaelson, MN Dean, N Oxman, JC Weaver

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

5 (2), 103-113 2018

Making data matter: Voxel printing for the digital fabrication of data across scales and domains

C Bader, D Kolb, JC Weaver, S Sharma, A Hosny, J Costa, N Oxman

Science Advances

4 (5), eaas8652 2018

Modeling radiation injury-induced cell death and countermeasure drug responses in a human Gut-on-a-Chip

S Jalili-Firoozinezhad, R Prantil-Baun, A Jiang, R Potla, T Mammoto, JC Weaver, TC Ferrante, HJ Kim, JMS Cabral, O Levy, DE Ingber

Cell Death & Disease

9 (2), 223 2018

3D printing and intraoperative neuronavigation tailoring for skull base reconstruction after extended endoscopic endonasal surgery: proof of concept

WI Essayed, P Unadkat, A Hosny, S Frisken, MS Rassi, S Mukundan Jr, JC Weaver, O Al-Mefty, AJ Golby, IF Dunn

Journal of Neurosurgery

1-8 2018

Structural origins of coloration in the spider Phoroncidia rubroargentea Berland, 1913 (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Madagascar

S Kariko, JVI Timonen, JC Weaver, D Gur, C Marks, L Leiserowitz, M Kolle,L Li

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

15 (139), 20170930 2018

Shark skin-inspired designs that improve aerodynamic performance

AG Domel, M Saadat, JC Weaver, H Haj-Hariri, K Bertoldi, GV Lauder

Journal of the Royal Society Interface

15 (139), 20170828 2018

Mechanobiologically optimized 3D titanium-mesh scaffolds enhance bone regeneration in critical segmental defects in sheep

AM Pobloth, S Checa, H Razi, A Petersen, JC Weaver, K Schmidt-Bleek, M Windolf, AÁ Tatai, CP Roth, K-D Schaser, GN Duda, P Schwabe

Science translational medicine

10 (423) 2018

Determining the lipid specificity of insoluble protein transmembrane domains

R Ziblat, JC Weaver, LR Arriaga, S Chong, DA Weitz

Lab on a Chip

18 (23), 3561-3569 2018

A biologically inspired, functionally graded end effector for soft robotics applications

K Kumar, J Liu, C Christianson, M Ali, MT Tolley, J Aizenberg, DE Ingber, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi

Soft Robotics

4 (4), 317-323 2017

Materials science and architecture

M Bechthold, JC Weaver

Nature Reviews Materials

2 (12), 17082 2017

Impact-related microspherules in Late Pleistocene Alaskan and Yukon “muck” deposits signify recurrent episodes of catastrophic emplacement

JT Hagstrum, RB Firestone, A West, JC Weaver, TE Bunch

Scientific Reports

7 (1), 16620 2017

Imaging biological surface topography in situ and in vivo

DK Wainwright, GV Lauder, JC Weaver

Methods in Ecology and Evolution

8 (11), 1626-1638 2017

Mechanical induction of dentin-like differentiation by adult mouse bone marrow stromal cells using compressive scaffolds

B Hashmi, T Mammoto, JC Weaver, T Ferrante, A Jiang, E Jiang, J Feliz, DE Ingber

Stem Cell Research

24, 55-60 2017

A biorobotic adhesive disc for underwater hitchhiking inspired by the remora suckerfish

Y Wang, X Yang, Y Chen, DK Wainwright, CP Kenaley, Z Gong, Z Liu, H Liu, J Guan, T Wang, JC Weaver, RJ Wood, L Wen

Science Robotics

2 (10), eaan8072 2017

Mechanical behavior of idealized, stingray-skeleton-inspired tiled composites as a function of geometry and material properties

AK Jayasankar, R Seidel, J Naumann, L Guiducci, A Hosny, P Fratzl, JC Weaver, JWC Dunlop, MN Dean

Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

73, 86-101 2017

Preventing mussel adhesion using lubricant-infused materials

S Amini, S Kolle, L Petrone, O Ahanotu, S Sunny, CN Sutanto, S Hoon, L Cohen, JC Weaver, J Aizenberg, N Vogel, A Miserez


357 (6352), 668-673 2017

Mature induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived human podocytes reconstitute kidney glomerular-capillary-wall function on a chip

S Musah, A Mammoto, TC Ferrante, SSF Jeanty, M Hirano-Kobayashi, T Mammoto, K Roberts, S Chung, R Novak, M Ingram, T Fatanat-Didar, S Koshy, JC Weaver, GM Church, DE Ingber

Nature Biomedical Engineering

1 (5), 0069 2017

Ultrastructural, material and crystallographic description of endophytic masses–A possible damage response in shark and ray tessellated calcified cartilage

R Seidel, M Blumer, P Zaslansky, D Knötel, DR Huber, JC Weaver, P Fratzl, S Omelon, L Bertinetti, MN Dean

Journal of Structural Biology

198 (1), 5-1 2017

Uncovering nature's design strategies through parametric modeling, multi‐material 3D printing, and mechanical testing

S Frølich, JC Weaver, MN Dean, H Birkedal

Advanced Engineering Materials

19 (6), e201600848 2017

Rational design of reconfigurable prismatic architected materials

JTB Overvelde, JC Weaver, C Hoberman, K Bertoldi


541 (7637) 347-352 2017

Soft robotic sleeve supports heart function

ET Roche, MA Horvath, I Wamala, A Alazmani, SE Song, W Whyte, Z Machaidze, CJ Payne, JC Weaver, G Fishbein, J Kuebler, NV Vasilyev, DJ Mooney, FA Pigula, CJ Walsh

Science Translational Medicine

9 (373) 2017

Ultrastructural and developmental features of the tessellated endoskeleton of elasmobranchs (sharks and rays)

R Seidel, K Lyons, M Blumer, P Zaslansky, P Fratzl, JC Weaver, MN Dean

Journal of Anatomy

229 (5), 681-702 2016

Engineering the mechanics of heterogeneous soft crystals

H Cho, JC Weaver, E Pöselt, MC Boyce, GC Rutledge

Advanced Functional Materials

26 (38), 6938-6949 2016

Foraminiferal proxy response to ocean temperature variability and acidification over the last 150 years in the Santa Barbara Basin (California)

DK Pak, IL Hendy, JC Weaver, A Schimmelmann, L Clayman

Quaternary International


Tensile instability in a thick elastic body

JTB Overvelde, DMJ Dykstra, R de Rooij, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi

Physical Review Letters

117 (9), 094301 2016

Harnessing buckling to design architected materials that exhibit effective negative swelling

J Liu, T Gu, S Shan, SH Kang, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi

Advanced Materials

28 (31), 6619-6624 2016

Grown, printed, and biologically augmented: An additively manufactured microfluidic wearable, functionally templated for synthetic microbes

C Bader, WG Patrick, D Kolb, SG Hays, S Keating, S Sharma, D Dikovsky, B Belocon, JC Weaver, PA Silver, N Oxman

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

3 (2), 79-89 2016

Data-driven material modeling with functional advection for 3D printing of materially heterogeneous objects

C Bader, D Kolb, JC Weaver, N Oxman

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

3 (2), 71-79 2016

A three-dimensional actuated origami-inspired transformable metamaterial with multiple degrees of freedom

JTB Overvelde, TA De Jong, Y Shevchenko, SA Becerra, GM Whitesides, JC Weaver, C Hoberman, K Bertoldi

Nature Communications

7 29 2016

Hydrogels with tunable stress relaxation regulate stem cell fate and activity

O Chaudhuri, L Gu, D Klumpers, M Darnell, SA Bencherif, JC Weaver, N Huebsch, H-PLee, E Lippens, GN Duda, DJ Mooney

Nature Materials

15 (3), 326-334 91 2016

Condensation on slippery asymmetric bumps

KC Park, P Kim, A Grinthal, N He, D Fox, JC Weaver, J Aizenberg


35 2016

Small airway-on-a-chip enables analysis of human lung inflammation and drug responses in vitro

KH Benam, R Villenave, C Lucchesi, A Varone, C Hubeau, HH Lee, SE Alves, M Salmon, TC Ferrante, JC Weaver, A Bahinski, GA Hamilton, DE Ingber

Nature Methods

13 (2), 151-157 36 2016

Characterization of a mechanically tunable gyroid photonic crystal inspired by the butterfly Parides sesostris

C Pouya, JTB Overvelde, M Kolle, J Aizenberg, K Bertoldi, JC Weaver, P Vukusic

Advanced Optical Materials

4 (1), 99-105 2016

CD44 alternative splicing in gastric cancer cells is regulated by culture dimensionality and matrix stiffness

CB da Cunha, DD Klumpers, ST Koshy, JC Weaver, O Chaudhuri, R Seruca, F Carneiro, PL Granja, DJ Mooney



A three-dimensional actuated origami-inspired transformable metamaterial with multiple degrees of freedom

JTB Overvelde, TA de Jong, Y Shevchenko, SA Becerra, GM Whitesides, JC Weaver, C Hoberman, K Bertoldi

Nature Communications

7 2016

Hydrodynamic function of biomimetic shark skin: effect of denticle pattern and spacing

L Wen, JC Weaver, PJM Thornycroft, GV Lauder

Bioinspiration & Biomimetics

10 (6), 2015

Multi-scale thermal stability of a hard thermoplastic protein-based material

V Latza, PA Guerette, D Ding, S Amini, A Kumar, I Schmidt, S Keating, N Oxman, JC Weaver, P Fratzl, A Miserez, A Masic

Nature Communications

6 2015

Glassin, a histidine-rich protein from the siliceous skeletal system of the marine sponge Euplectella, directs silica polycondensation

K Shimizu, T Amano, MR Bari, JC Weaver, J Arima, N Mori

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

112 (37), 11449-11454 2015

Additive manufacturing of optically transparent glass

J Klein, M Stern, G Franchin, M Kayser, C Inamura, S Dave, JC Weaver, P Houk, P Colombo, M Yang, N Oxman

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

2 (3), 92-105 2015

Osteocyte lacunar properties in rat cortical bone: Differences between lamellar and central bone

FL Bach-Gansmo, JC Weaver, MH Jensen, H Leemreize, KS Mader, M Stampanoni, A Brüel, JS Thomsen, H Birkedal

Journal of Structural Biology

191 (1), 59-67 2015

Gains and losses of coral skeletal porosity changes with ocean acidification acclimation

P Fantazzini, S Mengoli, L Pasquini, V Bortolotti, L Brizi, M Mariani, M Di Giosia, S Fermani, B Capaccioni, E Caroselli, F Prada, F Zaccanti, O Levy, Z Dubinsky, JA Kaandorp, P Konglerd, JU Hammel, Y Dauphin, J-P Cuif, JC Weaver, KE Fabricius, W Wagermaier, P Fratzl, G Falini, S Goffredo

Nature Communications

6 (2) 2015

A 3D-printed, functionally graded soft robot powered by combustion

NW Bartlett, MT Tolley, JTB Overvelde, JC Weaver, B Mosadegh, K Bertoldi, GM Whitesides, RJ Wood


349 (6244), 161-165 2015

The geometric design and fabrication of actuating cellular structures

L Guiducci, JC Weaver, YJM Bréchet, P Fratzl, JWC Dunlop

Advanced Materials Interfaces

2 (11) 2015

Large area sub-micron chemical imaging of magnesium in sea urchin teeth

A Masic, JC Weaver

Journal of Structural Biology

189 (3), 269-275 2015

New functional insights into the internal architecture of the laminated anchor spicules of Euplectella aspergillum

MA Monn, JC Weaver, T Zhang, J Aizenberg, H Kesari

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA

112 (16), 4976-4981 2015

Dimpled elastic sheets: a new class of non-porous negative Poisson’s ratio materials

F Javid, E Smith-Roberge, MC Innes, A Shanian, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi

Scientific Reports

5 2015

A highly conspicuous mineralized composite photonic architecture in the translucent shell of the blue-rayed limpet

L Li, S Kolle, JC Weaver, C Ortiz, J Aizenberg, M Kolle

Nature Communications

6 2015

Substrate stress relaxation regulates cell spreading

O Chaudhuri, L Gu, M Darnell, D Klumpers, SA Bencherif, JC Weaver, N Huebsch, DJ Mooney

Nature Communications

6 2015

Hierarchical structural design for fracture resistance in the shell of the pteropod Clio pyramidata

L Li, JC Weaver, C Ortiz

Nature Communications

6 2015

Built for tough conditions

Y Politi, JC Weaver


347 (6223), 712-713 2015

Biological materials and molecular biomimetics–filling up the empty soft materials space for tissue engineering applications

A Miserez, JC Weaver, O Chaudhuri

Journal of Materials Chemistry B

3 (1), 13-24 2015

Large area sub-micron chemical imaging of magnesium in sea urchin teeth

A Masic, JC Weaver

Journal of Structural Biology


Biphasic ferrogels for triggered drug and cell delivery

CA Cezar, SM Kennedy, M Mehta, JC Weaver, L Gu, H Vandenburgh, DJ Mooney

Advanced Healthcare Materials

3 (11), 1869-1876 2014

Influence of the stiffness of three-dimensional alginate/collagen-I interpenetrating networks on fibroblast biology

CB da Cunha, DD Klumpers, WA Li, ST Koshy, JC Weaver, O Chaudhuri,  PL Granja, DJ Mooney


35 (32), 8927-8936 2014

Tunability and enhancement of mechanical behavior with additively manufactured bio-inspired hierarchical suture interfaces

E Lin, Y Li, JC Weaver, C Ortiz, MC Boyce

Journal of Materials Research

29 (17), 1867-1875 2014

Multi-lineage MSC differentiation via engineered morphogen fields

PR Arany, GX Huang, O Gadish, J Feliz, JC Weaver, J Kim, WW Yuen, DJ Mooney

Journal of dental research


Self-replenishing vascularized fouling-release surfaces

C Howell, TL Vu, JJ Lin, S Kolle, N Juthani, E Watson, JC Weaver, J Alvarenga, J Aizenberg

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

6 (15), 13299-13307 2014

Harnessing buckling to design tunable locally resonant acoustic metamaterials

P Wang, F Casadei, S Shan, JC Weaver, K Bertoldi

Physical Review Letters

113 (1), 014301 2014

Nanoconfined β-sheets mechanically reinforce the supra-biomolecular network of robust squid sucker ring teeth

PA Guerette, S Hoon, D Ding, S Amini, A Masic, V Ravi, B Venkatesh, JC Weaver, A Miserez

ACS Nano

8 (7), 7170-7179 2014

Bone marrow–on–a–chip replicates hematopoietic niche physiology in vitro

Y Torisawa, CS Spina, T Mammoto, A Mammoto, JC Weaver, T Tat, JJ Collins, DE Ingber

Nature Methods

11 (6), 663-669 2014

Photoactivation of endogenous latent transforming growth factor–β1 directs dental stem cell differentiation for regeneration

PR Arany, A Cho, TD Hunt, G Sidhu, K Shin, E Hahm, GX Huang, JC Weaver, ACH Chen, BL Padwa, MR Hamblin, MH Barcellos-Hoff, AB Kulkarni, DJ Mooney

Science Translational Medicine

6 (238) 2014

Biomimetic shark skin: design, fabrication and hydrodynamic function

L Wen, JC Weaver, GV Lauder

The Journal of Experimental Biology

217 (10), 1656-1666 2014

Complex ordered patterns in mechanical instability induced geometrically frustrated triangular cellular structures

SH Kang, S Shan, A Košmrlj, WL Noorduin, S Shian, JC Weaver, DR Clarke, K Bertoldi

Physical Review Letters

112 (9), 098701 2014

Illustrating biodiversity: The power of an image

JC Weaver, E DiMasi

Biomineralization Sourcebook: Characterization of Biominerals and Biomimetic Materials


Responsive materials: A novel design for enhanced machine-augmented composites

E Bafekrpour, A Molotnikov, JC Weaver, Y Brechet, Y Estrin

Scientific Reports

4 2014

Effect of microtextured surface topography on the wetting behavior of eutectic gallium–indium alloys

RK Kramer, JW Boley, HA Stone, JC Weaver, RJ Wood


30 (2), 533-539 2014

Applications of a new handheld reference point indentation instrument measuring bone material strength

C Randall, D Bridges, R Guerri, X Nogues, L Puig, E Torres, L Mellibovsky, K Hoffseth, T Stalbaum, A Srikanth, JC Weaver, S Rosen, H Barnard, D Brimer, A Proctor, J Candy, C Saldana, S Chandrasekar, T Lescun, CM Nielson, E Orwoll, D  Herthel, H  Kopeikin, HTY Yang, JN Farr, L McCready, S Khosla, A Diez-Perez, PK Hansma

Journal of Medical Devices

7 (4): 041005 2013

3D soft metamaterials with negative Poisson's ratio 

Babaee S, Shim J, Weaver JC, Chen ER, Patel N, Bertoldi K

Advanced Materials

25 (36): 5044-9 2013

Phase transformations and structural developments in the radular teeth of Cryptochiton stelleri 

Wang QQ, Nemoto M, Li DS, Weaver JC, Weden B, Stegemeier J, Bozhilov, Wood LR, Milliron GW, Kim CS,  DiMasi E, Kisailus D

Advanced Functional Materials

23 (23): 2908-2917 2013 

Harnessing instabilities for design of soft reconfigurable auxetic/chiral materials 

Shim J, Shan SC, Kosmrlj A, Kang SH, Chen ER, Weaver JC, Bertoldi K

Soft Matter

9 (34): 8198-8202 2013

The stomatopod dactyl club: A formidable damage-tolerant biological hammer

Weaver JC, Milliron GW, Miserez A, Evans-Lutterodt K, Herrera S, Gallana I, Mershon WJ, Swanson B, Zavattieri P, DiMasi E, Kisailus D


336 (6086): 1275-1280 2012

Four-stranded coiled-coil elastic protein in the byssus of the giant clam, Tridacna maxima

Miserez A, Li Y, Cagnon J, Weaver JC, and J. Herbert Waite


13 (2), 332–341 2012

Wide-field SEM of semiconducting minerals

Weaver JC, Mershon W, Zadrazil M, Kooser M, Kisailus D

Materials Today

13 (10) 46-53 2010

Microindentation for in vivo measurement of bone tissue mechanical properties in humans

Diez-Perez A, Güerri R, Nogues X, Cáceres E, Peña MJ, Mellibovsky L, Randall C, Bridges D, Weaver JC, Proctor A, Brimer D, Koester KJ, Ritchie RO, Hansma PK

Journal of Bone and Mineral Research

25 (8): 1877-1885 2010

Analysis of an ultra-hard magnetic biomineral in chiton radular teeth

Weaver JC, Wang QQ, Miserez A, Tantuccio A, Stromberg R, Bozhilov KN, Maxwell P, Nay R, Heier ST, DiMasi E, Kisailus D

Materials Today

13 (1-2): 42-52 2010

Unifying design strategies in demosponge and hexactinellid skeletal systems

Weaver JC, Milliron GW, Allen P, Miserez A, Rawal A, Garay J, Thurner PJ, Seto J, Mayzel B, Friesen LJ, Chmelka BF, Fratzl P, Aizenberg J, Dauphin Y, Kisailus D, Morse DE

Journal of Adhesion

86 (1): Sp. Iss. SI: 72-95 2010

Changes in reflectin protein phosphorylation are associated with dynamic iridescence in squid

Izumi M, Sweeney AM, Demartini D, Weaver JC, Powers ML, Tao A, Silvas TV, Kramer RM, Crookes-Goodson WJ, Mäthger LM, Naik RR, Hanlon RT, Morse DE

Journal Royal Society Interface

7 (44): 549-560 2010

Role of Magnesium ion in the stabilization of biogenic amorphous calcium carbonate: A structure-function investigation

Politi Y, Batchelor DR, Zaslansky P, Chmelka BF, Weaver JC, Sagi I, Weiner S, Addadi L

Chemistry of Materials

22 (1): 161-166 2010

Localization of Phosphorylated Serine, Osteopontin, and Bone Sialoprotein on bone fracture surfaces

Thurner PJ, Lam S, Weaver JC, Morse DE, Hansma PK

Journal of Adhesion   

85 (8): 526-545 2009

Microstructural and biochemical characterization of the nanoporous sucker rings from Dosidicus gigas

Miserez A, Weaver JC, Pedersen PB, Schneeberk T, Hanlon RT, Kisailus D, Birkedal H

Advanced Materials   

21 (4) 401-406 2009

The effect of NaF in vitro on the mechanical and material properties of trabecular and cortical bone

Thurner PJ, Erickson B, Turner P, Jungmann R, Lelujian J, Proctor A, Weaver JC, Schitter G, Morse DE, Hansma PK

Advanced Materials   

21 (4) 451-457 2009

Two new species of Camallanus (Nematoda: Camallanidae) from freshwater turtles in Queensland, Australia

Rigby MC, Sharma RSK, Hechinger RF, Platt TR, Weaver JC

Journal of Parasitology  

94 (6): 1364-1370 2008

Effects of laminate architecture on fracture resistance of sponge biosilica: Lessons from Nature

Miserez A, Weaver JC, Thurner PJ, Aizenberg J, Dauphin D, Fratzl P, Morse DE, Zok FW

Advanced Functional Materials

18 (8):1241-1248 2008

Hierarchical assembly of the siliceous skeletal lattice of the hexactinellid sponge Euplectella aspergillum

Weaver JC, Aizenberg J, Fantner GE, Kisailus D, Woesz A, Allen P, Fields K, Porter MJ, Zok FW, Hansma PK, Fratzl P, Morse DE

Journal of Structural Biology

188 (1):  93-106 2007

In situ observation of fluoride-ion-induced hydroxyapatite–collagen detachment on bone fracture surfaces by atomic force microscopy

Kindt JH, Thurner PJ, Lauer ME, Bosma BL, Schitter G, Fantner GE, Izumi M, Weaver JC, Morse DE, Hansma PK


18 (13): Art. No. 135102 2007

In vitro study of magnesium-calcite biomineralization in the skeletal materials of the seastar Pisaster giganteus.

Gayathri S, Lakshminarayanan R, Weaver JC, Morse DE, Kini RM, Valiyaveettil S

Chemistry: A European Journal

13 (11): 3262-3268 2007

High-speed photography of compressed human trabecular bone correlates whitening to microscopic damage

Thurner PJ, Erickson B, Jungmann R, Schriock Z, Weaver JC, Fantner GE, Schitter G, Morse DE, Hansma PK

Engineering Fracture Mechanics

74 (12): 1928-1941 2007

Kinetically controlled catalytic formation of zinc oxide thin films at low temperature

Kisailus D, Schwenzer B, Gomm J, Weaver JC, Morse DE

Journal of the American Chemical Society

128 (31): 10276-10280 2006

Mechanical consequences of biomolecular gradients in byssal threads

Waite JH, Weaver JC, Vaccaro E

Bionanotechnology: Proteins to Nanodevices

Springer Netherlands


Micromechanical properties of biological silica in skeletons of deep-sea sponges

Woesz A, Weaver JC, Kazanci M, Dauphin Y, Aizenberg J, Morse DE, Fratzl P

Journal of Materials Research

21 (8): 2068-2078 2006

Self-assembled bifunctional surface mimics an enzymatic and templating protein for the synthesis of a metal oxide semiconductor

Kisailus D, Truong Q, Amemiya Y, Weaver JC, Morse DE

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA)

103 (15): 5652-5657 2006

Hierarchical interconnections in the nano-composite material bone: fibrillar cross-links resist fracture on several length scales

Fantner GE, Rabinovych O, Schitter G, Thurner P, Kindt JH, Finch MM, Weaver JC, Golde LS, Morse DE, Lipman EA, Rangelow IW, Hansma PK

Composites Science and Technology

66: 1202-1208 2006

High-speed photography of the development of microdamage in trabecular bone during compression

Thurner PJ, Erickson B, Schriock Z, Langan J, Scott J, Zhao M, Weaver JC, Fantner GE, Turner P, Kindt JH, Schitter G, Morse DE, Hansma PK

Journal of Materials Research

21 (5): 1093-1100 2006

Sacrificial bonds and hidden length dissipate energy as mineralized fibrils separate during bone fracture

Fantner GE, Hassenkam T , Kindt JH, Weaver JC, Birkedal H, Pechenik L, Cutroni JA, Cidade GAG, Stucky GD, Morse DE,  Hansma PK

Nature Materials

4 (8): 612-616 2005

Skeleton of Euplectella sp.: structural hierarchy from the nanoscale to the macroscale

Aizenberg J, Weaver JC, Thanawala MS, Sundar VC, Morse DE, Fratzl P


309 (5732): 275-278 2005

Functionalized gold nanoparticles mimic catalytic activity of a polysiloxane-synthesizing enzyme

Kisailus D, Najarian M, Weaver JC, Morse DE

Advanced Materials

17 (10): 1234-1239 2005

Enzymatic synthesis and nanostructural control of gallium oxide at low temperature

Kisailus D, Choi JH, Weaver JC, Yang WJ, Morse DE

Advanced Materials

17 (3): 314-318 2005

The tube cement of Phragmatopoma californica: a solid foam

Stewart RJ, Weaver JC, Morse DE, Waite JH

Journal of Experimental Biology

207 (26): 4727-4734 2004

Influence of the degradation of the organic matrix on the microscopic fracture behavior of trabecular bone

Fantner GE, Birkedal H, Kindt JH, Hassenkam T, Weaver JC, Cutroni JA, Bosma BL, Bawazer L, Finch MM, Cidade GAG, Morse DE, Stucky GD, Hansma PK


35 (5): 1013-1022 2004

High-resolution AFM imaging of intact and fractured trabecular bone

Hassenkam T, Fantner GE, Cutroni JA, Weaver JC, Morse DE, Hansma PK


35 (1): 4-10 2004

Biological glass fibers: correlation between optical and structural properties

Aizenberg J, Sundar VC, Yablon AD, Weaver JC, Chen G

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA)

101 (10): 3358-3363 2004

Structure-function studies of the Lustrin A polyelectrolyte domains, RKSY and D4

Wustman BA, Weaver JC, Morse DE, Evans JS

Connective Tissue Research

44: 10-15 2003

Characterization of two molluscan crystal-modulating biomineralization proteins and identification of putative mineral binding domains

Michenfelder M, Fu G, Lawrence C, Weaver JC, Wustman BA, Taranto L, Evans JS, Morse DE


70: 522-533 2003

Molecular biology of demosponge axial filaments and their roles in biosilicification

Weaver JC, Morse DE

Microscopy Research and Technique

62 (4): 356-367 2003

Biocatalytically templated synthesis of titanium dioxide

Sumerel JL, Yang WJ, Kisailus D, Weaver JC, Choi JH, Morse DE

Chemistry of Materials

15 (25): 4804-4809 2003

Nanostructural features of demosponge biosilica

Weaver JC, Pietrasanta LI, Hedin N, Chmelka BF, Hansma PK, Morse DE

Journal of Structural Biology

144 (3): 271-281 2003

Characterixation of a Ca (II)-, mineral-interactive polyelectrolye domain from the adhesive elastomeric biomineralization protein, Lustrin A

Wustman BA, Weaver JC, Morse DE, Evans JS


19: 9373-9381 2003

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