Advanced materials research covers a spectrum of academic fields and disciplines. The scientific journal papers published by our researchers showcase some of the ground-breaking work underway across the ICAM partners.


1. Raina, A., Deshpande, V.S., Fleck, N.A. (2018) Analysis of thermal desorption of hydrogen in metallic alloys. Acta Materialia. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.11.011. Publication link:

2. Kaimaki, D.-M., Smith, B.E., Durkan, C. (2018) On the use of nanomechanical atomic force microscopy to characterise oil-exposed surfaces. RSC Advances., vol. 8, pp. 6680 – 6689.  DOI: 10.1039/C7RA12209H.  Publication link:!divAbstract

3. Zhang, R., Schweizer, K.S. (2018) Microscopic theory of coupled slow activated dynamics in glass-forming binary mixtures. J, Phys, Chem. B., vol. 122(13), pp. 3465–3479. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.7b10568. Publication link:

1. Marchesini, S., Regoutz, A., Payne, D and Petit, C. (2017) Tuneable porous boron nitride: Investigating its formation and its application for gas adsorption. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials. DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2017.02.010. Publication link:

2. Headen, T.F., Boek, E.S., Jackson, G., Totton, T.S. and Muller, E.A. (2017) Simulations of Asphaltene Aggregation through Molecular Dynamics: Insights and Limitations. Energy & Fuels. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02161. Publication link:

3. Hao, R., Tedstone, A.A., Lewis, D.J., Warrens, C.P., West, K.R., Howard, P., Gaemers, S., Dillon, S. and O’Brien, P. (2017) Property Self-optimization during Wear of MoS2. Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 9(2), pp. 1953 – 1958. DOI:  10.1021/acsami.6b13802. Publication link:

4. Demetriou, V., Robson, J.D., Preuss, M and Morana, R. (2017) Effect of hydrogen on the Mechanical Properties of Alloy 945X (UNS N09945) and Influence of Microstructural Features. Materials Science and Engineering: A, vol. 684, pp. 423 – 434. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2016.12.088. Publication link:

5. Muscatello, J., Muller, E.A., Mostofi, A.A. and Sutton, A.P. (2017) Multiscale molecular simulations of the formation and structure of polyamide membranes created by interfacial polymerization. J. Mem. Sci., vol. 527, pp. 180 – 190. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.11.024. Publication link:

6. Murtaza, G., Nowicka-Dylag, C., Tedstone, A.A., Orwig, S., West, K.R., Warrens, C.P., Venkateswaran, S.P., Gaemers, S., Wei, M., Thomas, A.G., O’Brien, P. and Lewis, D.J. (2017) Formation and Characterization of Model Iron Sulfide Scales with Disulfides and Thiols on Steel Pipeline Materials by an Aerosol Assisted Chemical Vapor Method. Energy & Fuels. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b02788. Publication link: 

7. Guha, S., Deshpande, V. and Fleck, N. (2017) Flaw sensitivity in rate-sensitive high strength alloys: An assessment and future research directions. Extreme Mech. Letts., vol. 10, pp. 70 – 77. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2016.11.002. Publication link:

8. Gu, B., Adjiman, C.S. and Xu, X.Y. (2017) The effect of feed spacer geometry on membrane performance and concentration polarisation based on 3D CFD simulations. J. Mem. Sci., vol. 527, pp. 78 – 91. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.12.058. Publication link:

9. Ramo, D.M. and Jenkins, S.J. (2017) Adsorption of atmospheric gases on cementite {010} surfaces. J. Chem. Phys., Vol 146, pp. 204703. DOI: 10.1063/1.4984036. Publication link:

10. Tang, S., Yourdkani, M., Possanza Casey, C.M., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. (2017) Low-Ceiling-Temperature Polymer Microcapsules with Hydrophobic Payloads via Rapid Emulsion-Solvent Evaporation. Appl. Mat. & Interfaces, Vol. 9(23), pp. 20115 – 20123. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b05266. Publication link:

11. Zhang, R. and Schweiser, K.S. (2017) Correlated matrix-fluctuation-mediated activated transport of dilute penetrants in glass-forming liquids and suspensions. J. Chem. Phys., Vol 146(19), 194906. DOI: 10.1063/1.4983224. Publication link:

12. Javadi, Y., Walsh, J.N., Elrefaey, A., Roy, M.J. and Francis, J.A. (2017) Measurement of residual stress induced by sequential weld buttering and cladding operations involving a 2.25Cr-1Mo substrate material. Int’l J. of Press. Vessels and Piping,vol. 154, pp. 58 – 74. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2017.06.003 Publication link:

13. Novev, J.K., Panchev, N. and Slavchov, R.I. (2017) Evaporating Foam Films of Pure Liquid Stabilised via the Thermal Marangoni Effect. Chem. Eng. Sci., vol. 171, pp. 520 – 533. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2017.06.016 Publication link:

14. Tautsching, M.P., Harrison, N.M. and Finnis, M.W. (2017) A model for time-dependent grain boundary diffusion of ions and electrons through a film or scale, with an application to alumina. Acta Materialia, Vol. 132, pp. 503 – 516. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.04.059. Publication link:

15. Li, L., Totton, T. and Frenkel, D. (2017) Computational methodology for solubility prediction: Application to the sparingly soluble solutes. J. Chem. Phys., vol. 146(21), 214110. DOI: 10.1063/1.4983754. Publication link:

16. Chandarana, N., Sanchez, D.M., Soutis, C. and Gresil, M. (2017Early Damage Detection in Composites during Fabrication and Mechanical Testing. Materials – Structural Health Monitoring for Aerospace Applications 2017; Special Issue, vol. 10(7), pp. 685. DOI: 10.3390/ma10070685. Publication link:

17. Slavchov, R.I. and Ivanov, I.B. (2017) Adsorption parameters and phase behaviour of non-ionic surfactants at liquid interfaces. Soft Matter, vol. 13(46), pp. 8829 - 8848. DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01370A. Publication link:!divAbstract


1. Li, W., Matthews, C.A., Yang, K., Odarczenko, M.T., White, S.R., & Sottos, N.R. (2016) Autonomous Indication of Mechanical Damage in Polymeric Coatings. Advanced Materials, vol. 28(11), pp. 2189-2194. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505214. Publication link:

2. Tedstone, A.A., Lewis, D.J., & O’Brien, P. (2016) Synthesis, Properties and Applications of Transition Metal-Doped Layered Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDCs). Chem. Mater., vol. 28(7), pp. 1965-1974. DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b00430. Publication link:

3. Larrosa, N.O., & Ainsworth, R.A. (2016) Comparisons of the solutions of common FFS standard procedures to benchmark problems. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, vol. 139-140, pp. 36-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2016.03.002. Publication link:

4. Dimitrova, I.M., Slavchov, R.I., Ivanov, T., & Mosbach, S. (2016) A spherical cavity model for quadrupolar dielectrics. J. Chem. Phys., vol. 144(11), pp. 114502. DOI: 10.1063/1.4943196. Publication link:

5. Zhang, Z., Obasi, G., Morana, G.R., & Preuss, M. (2016) Hydrogen assisted crack initiation and propagation in a nickel-based superalloy. Acta Materialia, vol. 113, pp. 272-283. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.05.003. Publication link:

6. Hana, J., Larrosa, N., Kima, Y., & Ainsworth, R.A. (2016) Blunt Defect Assessment In the Framework of The Failure Assessment Diagram. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, vol. 146, pp. 39-54. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2016.07.006. Publication link:

7. Zhang, R., & Schweizer, K.S. (2016) Statistical Mechanical Theory of Penetrant Diffusion in Polymer Melts and Glasses. Macromolecules, vol. 49 (15), pp. 5727-5739. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.6b00725. Publication link:

8. KÅ‚osowski, M.M., McGilvery, C.M., Li, Y., Abellan, P., Ramasse, Q., Cabral, J.T., Livingston, A.G., & Porter, A.E. (2016) Micro-to nano-scale characterisation of polyamide structures of the SW30HR RO membrane using advanced electron microscopy and stain tracers. Journal of Membrane Science, vol. 520, pp. 465-476. DOI: 10.1016/j.memsci.2016.07.063. Publication link:

9. Gu, B., Xu, X.Y., & Adjiman, C.S. (2016) A predictive model for spiral wound reverse osmosis membrane modules: the effect of winding geometry and accurate geometric details. Computers & Chemical Engineering, vol. 96, pp. 248 - 265. DOI: 10.1016/j.compchemeng.2016.07.029. Publication link:

10. Larrosa, N.O and Ainsworth, R.A. (2016) A transferability approach for reducing excessive conservatism in fracture assessments. Eng. Fract. Mech. DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2016.11.011. Publication link:

11. Chandarana, N., Lansiaux, H., & Gresil, M. (2016) Characterisation of Damaged Tubular Composites by Acoustic Emission, Thermal Diffusivity Mapping and TSR-RGB Projection Technique. Appl Compos Mater. DOI: 10.1007/s10443-016-9538-8. Publication link:

12. Doan, T.Q., Leslie, L.S., Kim, S.Y., Bhargava, R., White, S.R. and Sottos, R. (2016) Characterization of core-shell microstructure and self-healing performance of electrospun fiber coatings. Polymer, vol. 107, pp. 263 – 272. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.10.062. Publication link:

13. Patrick, J.F., Robb, M.J., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R. (2016) Polymers with autonomous life-cycle control. Nature, vol. 540, pp. 363 - 370. DOI: 10.1038/nature21002. Publication link:


1. Lewis, D.J., Tedstone, A.A., Zhong, X.L., Lewis, E.A., Rooney, A., Savjani, N., Brent, J.R., Haigh, S.J., Burke, M.G., Muryn, C.A., Raftery, J.M., Warrens, C., West, K., Gaemers, S., & O’Brien, P. (2015). Thin Films of Molybdenum Disulfide Doped with Chromium by Aerosol-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition (AACVD).  Chem. Mater., vol. 27(4), pp. 1367-1374. DOI: 10.1021/cm504532w. Publication link:

2. Karan, S., Jiang, Z., & Livingston, A.G. (2015). Sub–10 nm polyamide nanofilms with ultrafast solvent transport for molecular separation. Science, vol. 348(6241), pp. 1347-1351. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaa5058. Publication link:

3. Papageorgiou, D.G., Kinloch, I.A., Young, R.J. (2015). Graphene/elastomer nanocomposites. Carbon, vol. 95, pp. 460-484. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.08.055. Publication link:

4. Tedstone, A.A., Lewis, D.J., Hao, R., Mao, S., Bellon, P., Averback, R.S., Warrens, C.P., West, K.R., Howard, P., Gaemers, S., Dillon, S. J., & O’Brien. P. (2015). Mechanical Properties of Molybdenum Disulfide and the Effect of Doping: An in Situ TEM Study. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, vol. 7(37), pp. 20829-20834. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b06055. Publication link:

5. Zhang, R., & Schweizer, K.S. (2015). Theory of Activated Penetrant Diffusion in Viscous Fluids and Colloidal Suspensions. J. Chem. Phys. Vol. 143, pp. 144906. DOI: 10.1063/1.4932679. Publication link:

6. Seal, C.K., Han, J.J., & Ainsworth, R.A.  (2015). Comparison of Various Plastic Work Curvature Methods. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, vol. 135-136, pp. 26-35. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2015.10.001. Publication link:

7. Guan, B., Pochopien, B.A., & Wright, D.S. (2015) The chemistry, mechanism and function of tricresyl phosphate (TCP) as an anti-wear lubricant additive. Lubrication Science, vol. 28(5), pp. 257-265. DOI: 10.1002/ls.1327. Publication link:


1. Yang, K., Tyagi, M., Moore, J.S., & Zhang, Y. (2014). Odd–Even Glass Transition Temperatures in Network-Forming Ionic Glass Homologue.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 136(4), pp. 1268-1271. DOI: 10.1021/ja411760t. Publication link:

2. Lee, C.K., Diesendruck, C.E., Lu, E., Pickett, A.N., May, P.A., Moore, J.S., & Braun, P.V. (2014). Solvent Swelling Activation of a Mechanophore in a Polymer Network. Macromolecules, vol. 47(8), pp. 2690-2694. DOI: 10.1021/ma500195h. Publication link:

3. Burnett, T. L., McDonald, S. A., Gholinia, A., Geurts, R., Janus, M., Slater, T., Haigh, S. J., Ornek, C., Almuaili, F., Engelberg, D. L., Thompson G. E., & Withers, P. J. (2014). Scientific Reports, 4, 4711. Correlative Tomography. DOI: 10.1038/srep04711. Publication link:

4. Ren, F., Arshad, S.N., Bellon, P., Averback, R.S., Pouryazdan, M., & Hahn, H. (2014). Sliding wear-induced chemical nanolayering in Cu–Ag, and its implications for high wear resistance. Acta Materialia, vol. 72, pp. 148-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.03.060. Publication link:

5. Ahmed, M.H.M., Lydiatt, F.P., Chekulaev, D., Wincott,P.L., Vaughan, D.J., Jang,J.H., Baldelli, S., Thomas, A.G., Walters, W.S., & Lindsay, R. (2014). Wet chemically prepared rutile TiO2(110) and TiO2(011): Substrate preparation for surface studies under non-UHV conditions. Surface Science, vol. 630, pp. 41-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.susc.2014.06.020. Publication link: