Hill, David B., Brian Button, Michael Rubinstein, and Richard C. Boucher. “Physiology and pathophysiology of human airway mucus.” Physiological Reviews 102, no. 4 (October 2022): 1757–1836.

Li, Yang, Yunfeng Li, Elisabeth Prince, Jeffrey I. Weitz, Sergey Panyukov, Arun Ramachandran, Michael Rubinstein, and Eugenia Kumacheva. “Fibrous hydrogels under biaxial confinement.” Nature Communications 13, no. 1 (June 2022): 3264.

Yamamoto, T., J. A. Campbell, S. Panyukov, and M. Rubinstein. “Scaling Theory of Swelling and Deswelling of Polymer Networks.” Macromolecules 55, no. 9 (May 10, 2022): 3588–3601.

Kato, Takafumi, Giorgia Radicioni, Micah J. Papanikolas, Georgi V. Stoychev, Matthew R. Markovetz, Kazuhiro Aoki, Melody Porterfield, et al. “Mucus concentration-dependent biophysical abnormalities unify submucosal gland and superficial airway dysfunction in cystic fibrosis.” Science Advances 8, no. 13 (April 2022): eabm9718.

Bilchak, Connor R., Mayank Jhalaria, Sabin Adhikari, Jiarul Midya, Yucheng Huang, Zaid Abbas, Arash Nikoubashman, Brian C. Benicewicz, Michael Rubinstein, and Sanat K. Kumar. “Understanding Gas Transport in Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticle Assemblies.” Macromolecules 55, no. 8 (April 2022): 3011–19.

Tang, Qishun, and Michael Rubinstein. “Where in the world are condensed counterions?” Soft Matter 18, no. 6 (February 2022): 1154–73.


Bollinger, J. A., G. S. Grest, M. J. Stevens, and M. Rubinstein. “Overlap Concentration in Salt-Free Polyelectrolyte Solutions.” Macromolecules 54, no. 21 (November 9, 2021): 10068–73.

Parisi, Daniele, Eileen Buenning, Nikolaos Kalafatakis, Leo Gury, Brian C. Benicewicz, Mario Gauthier, Michel Cloitre, Michael Rubinstein, Sanat K. Kumar, and Dimitris Vlassopoulos. “Universal Polymeric-to-Colloidal Transition in Melts of Hairy Nanoparticles.” ACS Nano 15, no. 10 (October 2021): 16697–708.

Wang, Zi, Xujun Zheng, Tetsu Ouchi, Tatiana B. Kouznetsova, Haley K. Beech, Sarah Av-Ron, Takahiro Matsuda, et al. “Toughening hydrogels through force-triggered chemical reactions that lengthen polymer strands.” Science (New York, N.Y.) 374, no. 6564 (October 2021): 193–96.

Wang, Jiuling, Thomas C. O’Connor, Gary S. Grest, Yitong Zheng, Michael Rubinstein, and Ting Ge. “Diffusion of Thin Nanorods in Polymer Melts.” Macromolecules 54, no. 15 (August 2021): 7051–59.

Adhikari, Sabin, Arash Nikoubashman, Ludwik Leibler, Michael Rubinstein, Jiarul Midya, and Sanat K. Kumar. “Gas Transport in Interacting Planar Brushes.” ACS Polymers Au 1, no. 1 (August 2021): 39–46.

Parisi, Daniele, Maria Kaliva, Salvatore Costanzo, Qian Huang, Pierre J. Lutz, Junyoung Ahn, Taihyun Chang, Michael Rubinstein, and Dimitris Vlassopoulos. “Nonlinear rheometry of entangled polymeric rings and ring-linear blends.” Journal of Rheology 65, no. 4 (July 2021): 695–711.

Danielsen, Scott P. O., Haley K. Beech, Shu Wang, Bassil M. El-Zaatari, Xiaodi Wang, Liel Sapir, Tetsu Ouchi, et al. “Molecular Characterization of Polymer Networks.” Chemical Reviews 121, no. 8 (April 2021): 5042–92.

Bowser, Brandon H., Shu Wang, Tatiana B. Kouznetsova, Haley K. Beech, Bradley D. Olsen, Michael Rubinstein, and Stephen L. Craig. “Single-Event Spectroscopy and Unravelling Kinetics of Covalent Domains Based on Cyclobutane Mechanophores.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 143, no. 13 (April 2021): 5269–76.

Parisi, D., S. Costanzo, Y. Jeong, J. Ahn, T. Chang, D. Vlassopoulos, J. D. Halverson, et al. “Nonlinear Shear Rheology of Entangled Polymer Rings.” Macromolecules 54, no. 6 (March 23, 2021): 2811–27.

Wang, Shu, Haley K. Beech, Brandon H. Bowser, Tatiana B. Kouznetsova, Bradley D. Olsen, Michael Rubinstein, and Stephen L. Craig. “Mechanism Dictates Mechanics: A Molecular Substituent Effect in the Macroscopic Fracture of a Covalent Polymer Network.” Journal of the American Chemical Society 143, no. 10 (March 2021): 3714–18.

Aponte-Rivera, Christian, and Michael Rubinstein. “Dynamic Coupling in Unentangled Liquid Coacervates Formed by Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolytes.” Macromolecules 54, no. 4 (February 2021): 1783–1800.


Bilchak, Connor R., Mayank Jhalaria, Yucheng Huang, Zaid Abbas, Jiarul Midya, Francesco M. Benedetti, Daniele Parisi, et al. “Tuning Selectivities in Gas Separation Membranes Based on Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticles.” ACS Nano 14, no. 12 (December 2020): 17174–83.

Danielsen, Scott P. O., Sergey Panyukov, and Michael Rubinstein. “Ion Pairing and the Structure of Gel Coacervates.” Macromolecules 53, no. 21 (November 2020): 9420–42.

Midya, Jiarul, Michael Rubinstein, Sanat K. Kumar, and Arash Nikoubashman. “Structure of Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticle Melts.” ACS Nano 14, no. 11 (November 2020): 15505–16.

Morhard, Robert, Jenna L. Mueller, Qishun Tang, Corrine Nief, Erika Chelales, Christopher T. Lam, Daniel Adrianzen Alvarez, Michael Rubinstein, David F. Katz, and Nimmi Ramanujam. “Understanding Factors Governing Distribution Volume of Ethyl Cellulose-Ethanol to Optimize Ablative Therapy in the Liver.” IEEE Transactions on Bio-Medical Engineering 67, no. 8 (August 2020): 2337–48.

Ge, Ting, Michael Rubinstein, and Gary S. Grest. “Effects of Tethered Polymers on Dynamics of Nanoparticles in Unentangled Polymer Melts.” Macromolecules 53, no. 16 (August 2020): 6898–6906.

Parisi, Daniele, Junyoung Ahn, Taihyun Chang, Dimitris Vlassopoulos, and Michael Rubinstein. “Stress relaxation in symmetric ring-linear polymer blends at low ring fractions.” Macromolecules 53, no. 5 (March 2020): 1685–93.

O’Connor, Thomas C., Ting Ge, Michael Rubinstein, and Gary S. Grest. “Topological Linking Drives Anomalous Thickening of Ring Polymers in Weak Extensional Flows.” Physical Review Letters 124, no. 2 (January 2020): 027801.


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