PUBLICATIONS

 

Textbook

“Thermodynamics for Molecular Engineering,” J. Wu and J. M. Prausnitz (with >600 m.s. pages, to be published in 2010)

 

Review Articles and Book Chapters

 

R5. J. Wu, ''Density functional theory for liquid structure and thermodynamics,'' pp1-74, in Molecular  Thermodynamics  of  Complex  Systems, Series: Structure and Bonding , Vol. 131, Lu, Xiaohua and Hu, Ying (Eds.), Springer, 2009.

 

R4. J. Wu and Z. Li, “Density functional theory for complex fluids”, Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, 58:85-112, 2007.

 

R3. J. Wu, ''Density functional theory for chemical engineering: from capillarity to soft materials,'' AIChE Journal, 52, 3, 1169-1193, 2006.

 

R2. J. Wu and D. Morikis, ''Molecular thermodynamics for charged biomacromolecules,'' Fluid Phase Equilibria, 241, 317-333, 2006.


R1. J. Wu and Z. B. Hu, ''Microgel dispersions: Colloidal forces and phase behavior,'' Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Marcel Dekker, Inc, J. Schwarz, C. Contescu, K. Putyera (eds.), 1967 - 1976, 2004.

 

Journal Articles

 

81. L. Cao, A. K. Jones, V. K. Sikka, J. Wu, and Di Gao, “Anti-Icing Superhydrophobic Coatings”, Langmuir, 25 (21), 12444–12448, 2009.

(News reports)

 

80. J. Wu, “Solvation of a spherical cavity in simple liquids: Stretching the limits”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 113 (219), 6813-6818, 2009. 

 

79. J. Jin, J. Wu, A. L. Frischknecht, “Modeling microscopic morphology and mechanical properties of block copolymer/nanoparticle composites”, Macromolecules, 42, 7537–7544, 2009. 

 

78. T. Jiang and J. Wu, “Cluster formation and bulk phase behavior of colloidal dispersions”, Physical Review E, 80, 021401 (2009).

 

77. T. Jiang, Z. G. Wang and J. Wu, “Electrostatic regulation of genome packaging in human hepatitis B virus”, Biophysical Journal, 96, 3065–3073, 2009.

 

76. Z. Li and J. Wu, “Formation of lamellar structures from spherical particles”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 130(16), 165102, 2009.

 

75. T. Jiang and J. Wu, “Self-organization of multivalent counterions in polyelectrolyte brushes”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 129: 084903, 2008.

 

74. J. Wu and J. M. Prausnitz, “Pairwise additive hydrophobic effect for alkanes in water”, Proceedings of National Academy of Science of the United States, 105(28): 9512–9515, 2008.

 

73. Z. Li, J. Wu and Z. G. Wang, ''Osmotic pressure and packaging structure of caged DNA,'' Biophysical Journal, 94: 737-746, 2008.

 

72. Z. Li and J. Wu, ''Towards a quantitative theory of ultrasmall liquid droplets and vaporliquid nucleation,'' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47 (15): 4988–4995, 2008.

 

 71. J. Jin and J. Wu, “A theoretical study for nanoparticle partitioning in the lamellae of diblock copolymers”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 128, 074901, 2008.

 

70. T. Jiang and J. Wu, “Ionic effects in collapse of polyelectrolyte brushes”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 112 (26), 7713–7720, 2008.


69. S. Tang, Z. Hu, B. Zhou, Z. Cheng J. Wu, M. Marquez, ''Melting kinetics of thermally responsive microgel crystals,'' Macromolecules, 40, 9544-9548, 2007.


68. L. Gao, J. Wu, D. Gao, J. Wu, ''Separation of long DNA molecules through cleavage of hydrogen bonds under a stretching force,'' Applied Physical Letters, 91, 113902 (3 pages), 2007.

(Comments from Nature Nanotechnology)


67. T. Jiang, J. Wu, ''Isotropic-nematic phase transition in athermal solutions of rod-coil diblock copolymers,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 127, Article# 034902 (9 pages), 2007.

 

66. T. Jiang, Z. Li, J. Wu, ''Structure and swelling of grafted polyelectrolytes: Predictions from a non-local density functional theory,'' Macromolecules, 40, 2, 334-343, 2007.


65. D. Lu, Z. Liu, J. Wu, ''Molecular dynamics for surfactant-assisted protein refolding,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 126, Article# 064906 (13 pages), 2007.


64. Z. Li and J. Wu, ''Potential distribution theorem for the polymer-induced depletion between colloidal particles,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 126, Article# 144904 (8 pages), 2007.


63. D. Lu, J. Wu, Z. Liu, ''Dynamic control of protein folding pathway with a polymer of tunable hydrophobicity,'' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 111, 42, 12303 -12309, 2007.

(supporting materials)


62. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Density functional theory for a primitive model of nanoparticle-block copolymer mixtures,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 126, Article# 144912 (9 pages), 2007.


61. X. Wang, D. Lu, R. Austin, A. Agarwal, L. J. Mueller, Z. Liu, J. Wu, P. Feng, ''Protein refolding assisted by periodic mesoporous organosilicas,'' Langmuir, 23, 10, 5735-5739, 2007.


60. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Surface forces between telechelic brushes revisited: The origin of a weak attraction,'' Langmuir, 22, 2712-2718, 2006.


59. Z. Li, J. Wu, ''Density functional theory for polyelectrolytes near oppositely charged surfaces,'' Physical Review Letters, 96, Article# 048302 (4 pages), 2006.


58. D. Cao, T. Jiang, J. Wu, ''A hybrid method for predicting the microstructure of polymers with complex architecture: Combination of single-chain simulation with density functional theory,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 124, 16, Article # 164904 (10 pages), 2006.


57. Z. Li, J. Wu, ''Density functional theory for planar electric double layers: Closing the gap between simple and polyelectrolytes,'' The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, 7473-7484, 2006.


56. D. Lu, Z. Liu, J. Wu, ''Structural transitions of confined model proteins: simulation and experimental validation,'' Biophysical Journal, 90, 9, 3224-3238, 2006.


55. L. Arleth, X. Xia, R. Hjelm, J. Wu, Z. Hu, ''Volume transition and internal structures of small poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgels,'' Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics, 43, 849–860, 2005.


54. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Modeling the selectivity of activated carbons for efficient separation of hydrogen and carbon dioxide,'' Carbon, 43, 7, 1364-1370, 2005.


53. S. Ravindran, J. Wu, ''Size effect on colloidal forces within the primitive model,'' Condensed Matter Physics, 8, 2, 42-52, 2005.


52. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Surface-induced phase transitions in ultrathin films of block copolymers,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 122, Article #194703 (8 pages), 2005.


51. Z. Li, D. Cao and J. Wu, ''Density functional theory and Monte Carlo simulation for the surface structure and correlation functions of freely jointed Lennard-Jones polymeric fluids,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 122, Article # 174708 (9 pages), 2005.


50. Z. Li, D. Cao and J. Wu, ''Layering, condensation, and evaporation of short chains in narrow slit pores,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 122, Article# 224701 (8 pages), 2005.


49. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Theoretical study of cooperativity in multivalent polymers for colloidal stabilization,'' Langmuir, 21, 9786-9791, 2005.


48. Y. Yu, J. Wu, F. You, G. Gao, ''A self-consistent theory for the inter- and intramolecular correlation functions of a hard-sphere-Yukawa-chain fluids,'' Chinese Physics Letters, 22, 1, 246-249, 2005.


47. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Microstructure of block copolymers near selective surfaces: Theoretical predictions and configurational-bias Monte Carlo simulations,'' Macromolecules, 38, 971-978, 2005.


46. Z. Li, J. Wu, ''Modeling the electrostatics and size effect within a crowded bioenvironment,'' Macromolecular Symposia, 219, 51-57, 2005.


45. D. Fu, J. Wu, ''Vapor-liquid equilibria and interfacial tensions of associating fluids within a density functional theory,'' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 44, 1120-1128, 2005.


44. A. Kumar, J. Wu, ''Structural and dynamic properties of colloids near jamming transition,'' Colloids and Surfaces A, 247, 145-151, 2004.


43. E. Buenrostro-Gonzalez, C. Lira-Galeana, A. Gil-Villegas, J. Wu, ''Asphaltene precipitation in crude oils: Theory and experiments,'' AIChE Journal, 50, 10, 2552-2570, 2004.


42. Z. Li, J. Wu, ''Density functional theory for the structures and thermodynamic properties of highly asymmetric electrolyte and neutral component mixtures,'' Physical Review E, 70, Article# 031109 (9 pages), 2004.


41. Y. Yu, J. Wu, G. Gao, ''Electrostatic potentials of electric double layers,'' Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 12, 5, 688-695, 2004.


40. D. Fu, J. Wu, ''A self-consistent approach for modeling the interfacial properties and phase diagrams of Yukawa, Lennard-Jones and square-well fluids,'' Molecular Physics, 102, 13, 1479-1488, 2004.


39. S. Ravindran, J. Wu, ''Overcharging of nanoparticles in electrolyte solutions,'' Langmuir, 20, 7333-7338, 2004.


38. S. Tang, Z. Hu, C. Cheng, J. Wu, ''Crystallization kinetics of thermosensitive colloids probed by transmission spectroscopy,'' Langmuir, 20, 8858-8864, 2004.


37. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Density functional theory for semiflexible and cyclic polyatomic fluids,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 121, 9, 4210-4220, 2004.


36. D. Cao, P. Feng, J. Wu, ''Molecular simulation of novel carbonaceous materials for hydrogen storage,'' Nano Letters, 4, 8, 1489-1492, 2004.


35. Y. Tang, J. Wu, ''Modeling inhomogeneous van der Waals fluids using an analytical direct correlation function,'' Physical Review E, 70, 1, Article#011201(8 pages), 2004.


34. Y. Yu, J. Wu, Y. Xin, G. Gao, ''Structures and correlation functions of multicomponent and polydisperse hard-sphere mixtures from a density functional theory,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 121, 3, 1535-1541, 2004.


33. A. Kumar, J. Wu, ''Jamming phase diagram of colloidal dispersions by molecular dynamics simulations,'' Applied Physical Letters, 84, 22, 4565-4567, 2004.


32. D. Cao, J. Wu, ''Self-diffusion of methane in single-walled carbon nanotubes at sub- and supercritical conditions,'' Langmuir, 20, 20, 3759-3765, 2004.


31. Y. Yu, J. Wu, G. Gao, ''Density functional theory of spherical electric double layers and zeta potentials of colloidal particles in restricted-primitive-model electrolyte solutions,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 120, 15, 7223-7233, 2004.


30. J. Wu, ''Integrating novel examples into thermodynamics courses,'' International Journal of Engineering Education, 20, 2, 293-301, 2004.


29. Y. Tang, J. Wu, ''A density functional theory for bulk and inhomogeneous Lennard-Jones fluids from the energy route,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 119, 14, 7388-7397, 2003.


28. Y. Yu, J. Wu, ''Extended test particle method for predicting the inter- and intra- molecular correlation functions of polymeric fluids,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 118, 8, 3835-3842, 2003.


27. Y. Yu, J. Wu, ''A modified fundamental measure theory for spherical particles in microchannels,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 119, 4, 2288-2295, 2003.

 

26. D. Fu, Y. Li, J. Wu, ''Effect of the range of attractive interactions on crystallization, metastable phase transition and percolation in colloidal dispersions,'' Physical Review E, 68, 1, Article #011403 (12 pages), 2003.


25. J. Wu, B. Zhou, Z. Hu, ''Phase behavior of thermally responsive microgel colloids,'' Physical Review Letters, 90, 4, Article #048304 (4 pages), 2003.

 
24. J. Wu, G. Huang, Z. Hu, ''Inter-particle potential and the phase behavior of temperature-sensitive microgel dispersions,'' Macromolecules, 36, 440-448, 2003.


23. Y. Yu, J. Wu, ''Structures of hard-sphere fluids from a modified fundamental-measure theory,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 117, 22, 10156-10164, 2002.


22. Y. Yu, J. Wu, ''Density functional theory of inhomogeneous mixtures of polymeric fluids,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 117, 5, 2368-2376, 2002.


21. Y. Yu, J. Wu, ''Fundamental-measure theory for inhomogeneous associating fluids,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 116, 16, 7094-7103, 2002.


20. A. Striolo, D. Bratko, J. Wu, N. Elvassore, H.W. Blanch, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Forces between aqueous nonuniformly charged colloids from molecular simulation,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 116, 17, 7733-7743, 2002.


19. D. Bratko, A. Striolo, J. Wu, H.W. Blanch, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Orientation-averaged pair potentials between dipolar proteins or colloids,'' Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106, 10, 2714-2720, 2002.


18. J. Wu, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Generalizations for the potential of mean force between two isolated colloidal particles from Monte Carlo simulations,'' Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 252, 326-330, 2002.


17. J. Wu, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Phase equilibria in a system of ''breathing'' molecules,'' Fluid Phase Equilibria, 194, 689-700, 2002.


16. J. Wu, D. Bratko, H.W. Blanch, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Effect of three-body forces on the phase behavior of charged colloids,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 113, 8, 3360-3365, 2000.


15. J. Wu, D. Bratko, H.W. Blanch, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Interaction between oppositely charged colloidal particles,'' Physical Review E, 62, 4, 5273-5280, 2000.


14. J.M Prausnitz, J. Wu, D. Bratko, H.W. Blanch, ''Resolving a mysterious particle attraction in colloids,'' ENVISION, 16, 4, 18-19, 2000.


13. J. Wu, J.M. Prausnitz, A. Firoozabadi, ''Molecular thermodynamics of asphaltene precipitation in reservoir fluids,'' AIChE Journal, 46, 1, 197-209, 2000.


12. J. Wu, D. Bratko, H.W. Blanch, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Monte Carlo simulation for the potential of mean force between ionic colloids in solutions of asymmetric salts,'' Journal of Chemical Physics, 111, 15, 7084-7094, 1999.


11. J. Wu, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Osmotic pressures of aqueous bovine serum albumin solutions at high ionic strength,'' Fluid Phase Equilibria, 155, 1, 139-154, 1999.

 

10. J. Wu, D. Bratko, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Interaction between like-charged colloidal spheres in electrolyte solutions,'' Proceedings of National Academy of Science of the United States, 95, 15169-15172, 1998.


9. J. Wu, J.M. Prausnitz, A. Firoozabadi, ''Molecular-thermodynamic framework for asphaltene-oil equilibria,'' AIChE Journal, 44, 5, 1188-1199, 1998.


8. J. Wu, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Phase equilibria for systems containing hydrocarbons, water and salt: An extended Peng-Robinson equation of state,'' Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 37, 5, 1634-1643, 1998.


7. J. Wu, A.P. Sassi, H.W. Blanch, J.M. Prausnitz, ''Partitioning of proteins between an aqueous solution and a weakly-ionizable polyelectrolyte hydrogel,'' Polymer, 37, 21, 4803-4808, 1996.


6. J. Wu, J. Lu, Y. Li, ''Application of the new perturbation method to predict densities of single electrolyte aqueous solutions,'' Fluid Phase Equilibria, 107, 45-49, 1995.


5. J. Wu, J. Lu, Y. Li, ''An equation of state for chain molecules using perturbation theory,'' Journal of Chemical Engineering of Chinese Universities (Chinese), 9, 1, 1-8, 1995.


4. J. Wu, J. Lu, Y. Li, ''Study on perturbation theory for polar fluids,'' Journal of Tsinghua University (Sci & Tech) (Chinese), 35, 3, 87-93, 1995.

 

3. J. Wu, J. Lu, Y. Li, ''A molecular-thermodynamic model for water based on perturbation theory,'' Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (Chinese), 45, 6, 658-664, 1994.

 

2. J. Wu, J. Lu, Y. Li, ''Perturbation theory of electrolyte solutions,'' Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (Chinese), 45, 2, 168-175, 1994.


1. J. Wu, J. Lu, Y. Li, ''A new perturbation method for electrolyte solutions based on MSA,'' Fluid Phase Equilibria, 101, 121-136, 1994.