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Ned Thomas

Professor of Materials Science and NanoEngineering; Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering; and Chemistry


Kaur, M., Yun, T.G., Han, S.M., Thomas, E. L., and Kim, W.S. 3D Printed Stretch-dominated Microtrusses.   J. Materials and Design, 134: 272-280

Malak, S., Liang, G-Q., Thevamaran, R., Yoon, Y., Smith, M., Jung, J., Lin, C., Lin, Z., Thomas, E.L., Tsukruk, V. High Resolution Quantum Dot Photopatterning via Interference Lithography Assisted Microstamping.  J. Phys. Chem. , 121: 13370-13380

Xue, S., Fan, Z., Lawal, O., Thevamaran, R., Li, Q., Liu, Y., Yu, K., Wang, J., Thomas, E.L., Wang, H., and Zhang, X High Velocity Projectile Impact Induced 9R Phase in Ultra-fine Grained Aluminum.  Nature Comm., 8: 1-9

Thomas, E.L. Nanoscale 3D Ordered Polymer Networks.  Science China Chemistry: 1-8

Kang, H., Lee, J., Cho, S., Park, T., Kim, M., Prk, C., Lee, S., Kim, K., Ryu, D., Huh, J., Thomas, E.L., Park, C.M. Printable and Full Block Copolymer Structural Color.  Adv. Mats, 29

Thevamaran, R., Pathak, S., Yazdi, S., Jeon, SJ, Lawal, O., Mara, N., and Thomas, E.L Size Effects in Single-Crystal Metallic Micro- and Nanocubes.  Micro and Nanomechanics, 5: 47-49

Hsu, C-H., K. Yue, J. Wang, Dong, Xia, X-H. Yanfeng, Z. Jiang, Thomas, E. L., Cheng, S. J. Thickness-Dependent Order-to-Order Transitions of Bolaform-Like Giant Surfactant in Thin Films.  Macromolecules, 50: 7282-7290

Park, Woon Ik; Jeong, Jae Won; Kim, Kyungho; Hur, Yoon Hyung; Kim, Jong Min; Thomas, Edwin; Jung Yeon-Sik Unusual Binary Superlattice Nanostructures from Self-assembled Block Copolymer Blends.  Nano Letters November, 2012

Koh, H., Thomas, E.L. Nonsymmorphic Phononic Metamaterials with Multiple Complete Spectral Gaps.   March 2012

Koh, C.Y., Thomas, E.L. Generalized Phononic Networks: Controlling Complexity through Simplicity.   February, 2012

Shaw, L.L., Thomas, E.L. Porous Gadolinia-Doped Ceria with Adjustable Pore Sizes using PI-b-PEO Copolymer as the Structure-Directing Agent.  Journal of Sol-Gel Science & Technology February, 2012

Yin, J., Retsch, M., Thomas, E.L., Boyce, M. Collective Mechanical Behavior of Multilayer Colloidal Arrays of Hollow Nanoparticles.  Langmuir, 28 (13) 2012: 5580-5588

Walish, J.J., Fan, Y., Centrone, A., Thomas, E.L. Controlling Thermochromism in a Photonic Block Copolymer.  , 33 (18), 2012: 1504 – 1509

Thomas, Edwin; Lim, Ho Sun; Lee, Jae Hwang; Walish, Joseph Dynamic Swelling of Tunable Full-Color Block Copolymer Photonic Gels via Clicking Counterions.  ACS Nano, 6 2012: 8933

Lee, Jae-Hwang, Veysset, David, Singer, Jonathon P., Retsch, Markus, Saini, Gagan, Pezeril, Thomas, Nelson, Keith A., Thomas, Edwin L. High Strain Rate Deformation of Layered Nanocomposites.  Nature Communications 2012

Jia, Lin, Bita, Ion, Thomas, E.L. Level Set Photonic Quasicrystals with Phase Parameters.  Advanced Functional Materials, 22 (6) 2012: 1150 – 1157

Ajayan, Pulickel M.; Thomas, Edwin L. Materials Research at Rice University.  Advanced Materials, 24, (36) 2012: 4780 – 4781

Lee, Jae-Hwang; Singer, Jonathon P.; Thomas, Edwin L. Micro-/Nanostructured Mechanical Metamaterials.  Advanced Materials, 24 (36) 2012: 4782 – 4810

Lee, J-H., Wang, L., Boyce, M., Thomas, E.L. Periodic bicontinuous composites for high specific energy absorption.  Nano Letters, 12 (8) 2012: 4392 – 4396

Shen, C., Shaw, L.L., Zhang, L.C., Thomas, E.L. Porous Gadolinia-Doped Ceria with Adjustable Pore Sizes using PI-b-PEO Copolymer as the Structure-Directing Agent.  Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 63 (1) 2012: 72 – 84

Singer, J., Lee, J-H., Kooi, S.E., Thomas, E.L. Rapid Fabrication of 3D terahertz split ring resonator arrays by novel single-shot direct write focused proximity field nanopatterning.  , 20 (10) 2012: 11097 – 11108

Ho, Rong-Ming, Li, Ming-Chia, Lin, Shih-Chieh, Wang, Hsiao-Fang, Lee, Yu-Der, Hasegawa, Hirokazu, Thomas, Edwin L. Transfer of Chirality from Molecule to Phase in Self-Assembled Chiral Block Copolymers.  Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134 (26) 2012: 10974 – 10986

Xiong, H., Chen, C-K., Lee, K., Van Horn, R.M., Liu, Z., Ren, B., Quirk, R.P., Thomas, E.L., Lotz, B., Ho, R-M., Zhang, W-B., Cheng, S.Z.D., “Scrolled Polymer Single Crystals Driven by Unbalanced Surface Stresses: Rational Design and Experimental Evidence,” Macromolecules, 44 (19), 7758 – 7766 (2011).

Singer, J., Kooi, S., Thomas, E.L., “Focused Laser Spike (FLaSk) Annealing of Photoactivated Chemically Amplified Resists for Rapid Hierarchical Patterning,” Nanoscale, 3 (7), 2730-2738 (2011).

Traum, M.J., Thomas, E.L., Peters, W.A., “Effects of Nano to Micropore Diameter on Water Vapor Transport Diffusivities with Porous Polycarbonate Barriers,” Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering,” 15 (2), 123 – 131 (2011).

Jia, L., Thomas, E.L., “Initiation of a Database of Functional Micro- and Nano-Structures,” Small, 7, 2981-2989 (2011).

Chan, E.P., Walish, J.J., Thomas, E.L., Stafford, C.M., “Block Copolymer Photonic Gel for Mechanochromic Sensing,” Advanced Materials 23,(40), 4702 (2011)

Wang, L., Lau, J., Thomas, E.L., Boyce, M.C., “Co-Continuous Composite Materials for Stiffness, Strength and Energy Dissipation,” Advanced Materials, 23 (13), 1524-1529 (2011).

Jia, L., Thomas, E.L., “Impact of geometry on the TM photonic band gaps of photonic crystals and quasicrystals,” Physical Review Letters, 107 (19), 193901 (2011).

Stewart-Sloan, C.R., Thomas, E.L., “Interplay of Symmetries of Block Polymers and Confining Geometries,” European Polymer Journal, 47 (4), 630-646 (2011).

Yin, Jie, Retsch, Markus, Lee, Jae-Hwang, Thomas, Edwin L., Boyce, Mary C., “Mechanics of nanoindentation on a monolayer of colloidal hollow nanoparticle” Langmuir, 27 (17), 10492-10500 (2011).

Jia, Lin, Thomas, Edwin L., “Optical forces and optical torques on various materials arising from optical lattices in the Lorenz-Mie regime,” Physical Review B, 84 (12), 125128/1 – 125128/9 (2011).

Jia, Lin, Bita, Ion, Thomas, Edwin L., “Photonic density of states of two-dimensional quasicrystalline photonic structures,” Physical Review A, 84 (2),023831 (2011)

Thomas, Edwin L., Jia, Lin, “Theoretical study on Photonic devices based on a commensurate two-pattern photonic crystal,” Optics Letters, 36 (17), 3416 – 3418 (2011).

Jeong, K.-U., Jang, J.-H., Jin, K.-Y., Kim, Y.-J., Nah, C., Lee, J.H., Lee, M.-H., Wang, C.-L., Cheng, S.Z.D., Thomas, E.L., “Three-dimensional actuators transformed from programmed two-dimensional structures via bending, twisting, and folding mechanisms,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (19), 6824-6830 (2011).

Jia, L., Thomas, E.L., “Two-pattern compound photonic crystals with a large complete photonic band gap,” Physical Review A, 84 (3), 033810 (2011).

Retsch, M., Schmelzeisen, M., Butt, H-J., Thomas, E.L., “Visible Mie Scattering in Nonabsorbing Hollow Sphere Powders,” NanoLetters, 11 (3), 1389-1394 (2011).

Zhang, G., Singer, J.P., Kooi, S.E., Evans, R.E., Thomas, E.L., Fraser, C.L., “­­­­­­Reversible Solid-State Mechanochromic Fluorescence from a Boron Lipid Dye,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21 (23), 8295-8299 (2011).

Thomas Research Group
Thomas Research Group

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science (1969) University of Massachusetts
  • Ph.D. Materials Science (1974) Cornell University
  • Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
  • • Polymer Material Physics and Engineering • Photonic Crystals, Phononic Crystals, MetaMaterials, Microtrusses and 3D Interference Lithography • Ballistic and Blast Behavior of Lightweight Nanocomposites • Optical Properties of Block Copolymer Systems • Application of Electron, X-Ray Diffraction to Solid State and Materials Characterization Problems
Email: elt@rice.edu
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