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Journal papers

Size-Dependent Piezoelectric and Mechanical Properties of Electrospun P(VDF-TrFE) Nanofibers for Enhanced Energy Harvesting. G Ico, A Showalter, W Bosze, SC Gott, BS Kim, MP Rao, NV Myung, & J Nam. J Mater Chem A 4:2293-2304, 2016.

Fenestrated titanium microneedles for ocular drug delivery
. O Khandan, MY Kahook, & MP Rao. Sensor Actuat B-Chem 223:15-23, 2016.

Substrate topography guides pore morphology in nanoporous gold thin films. CAR Chapman, P Daggumati, SC Gott, MP Rao, and E Seker. Scripta Materialia 110:33-36, 2016.

Micro and nano-patterned topographical cues for regulating macrophage cell shape and phenotype.
TU Luu, SC Gott, BWK Woo, MP Rao, and WF Liu. ACS Appl Mater Interf 7(51):28665-28672, 2015.

Vascular stents with submicrometer-scale surface patterning realized via titanium deep reactive ion etching.
SC Gott, BA Jabola, & MP Rao. J Micromech Microeng 25(8):085016, 2015.

Comparative Endothelial Cell Response on Topographically Patterned Titanium and Silicon Substrates with Micrometer to Sub-Micrometer Feature Sizes. P Vandrangi, SC Gott, R Kozaka, VGJ Rodgers, & MP Rao. PLoS ONE 9(10):e111465, 2014.

Modular reservoir concept for MEMS-based transdermal drug delivery systems. CT Cantwell, P Wei, B Ziaie, & MP Rao. J Micromech Microeng 24(11):117001, 2014.

Wafer-scale titanium anodic bonding for microfluidic applications. O Khandan, D Stark, A Chang, & MP Rao. Sensor Actuat B-Chem 205:244-248, 2014.

Optical clearing agent perfusion enhancement via combination of microneedle poration, heating, and pneumatic pressure. Y Damestani, B Melakeberhan, MP Rao, & G Aguilar. Laser Surg Med 46(6):488-498, 2014.

Bone marrow stromal cell adhesion and morphology on micro- and sub-micropatterned titanium. AF Cipriano, N De Howitt, SC Gott, C Miller, MP Rao, & H Liu. J Biomed Nanotechnol 10(4):660-668, 2014.

Endothelial behavior and signaling on micro- & submicro- patterned titanium. P Vandrangi, SC Gott, R Kozaka, MP Rao, & VGJ Rodgers. Circulation 128(22 Suppl):A18077, 2013.

Transparent nanocrystalline yttria-stabilized-zirconia calvarium prosthesis. Y Damestani, CL Reynolds, J Szu, MS Hsu, Y Kodera, DK Binder, BH Park, JE Garay, MP Rao, & G Aguilar. Nanomed-Nanotechnol 9(8):1135-1138, 2013.
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Simultaneous recording of rat auditory cortex and thalamus via a titanium-based, microfabricated, multi-nucleus, microelectrode device. PT McCarthy, MP Rao, & KJ Otto. J Neural Eng 8(4):046007 (9pp), 2011.

Robust penetrating microelectrodes for neural interfaces realized by titanium micromachining. PT McCarthy, KJ Otto, & MP Rao. Biomed Microdevices 13(3):503-515, 2011.

Titanium-based dielectrophoresis devices for microfluidic applications. YT Zhang, F Bottausci, MP Rao, ER Parker, I Mezic, & NC MacDonald. Biomed Microdevices 10(4):509-517, 2008.

Improved endothelial cell adhesion and proliferation on patterned titanium surfaces with rationally designed, micrometer to nanometer features. J Lu, MP Rao, NC MacDonald, D Khang, & TJ Webster. Acta Biomater 4(1):192-201, 2008.

Bulk micromachined titanium microneedles. ER Parker, MP Rao, KL Turner, CD Mienhart, & NC MacDonald. J Microelectromech S 16(2):289-95, 2007.

Inductively coupled plasma etching of bulk titanium for MEMS applications. ER Parker, MF Aimi, BJ Thibeault, MP Rao, & NC MacDonald. J Electrochem Soc 152(10):C675-83, 2005.

Single-mask, three-dimensional microfabrication of high-aspect-ratio structures in bulk silicon using reactive ion etching lag and sacrificial oxidation. MP Rao, MF Aimi, & NC MacDonald. Appl Phys Lett 85(25):6281-83, 2004.
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- Also published in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Dec. 27th, 2004.

High-aspect-ratio bulk micromachining of titanium. MF Aimi, MP Rao, NC MacDonald, AS Zuruzi, & DP Bothman. Nature Materials 3(2):103-05, 2004.

Laminar ceramics utilizing the zirconia tetragonal-to-monoclinic phase transformation to obtain a threshold strength. MG Pontin, MP Rao, AJ Sanchez-Herencia, & FF Lange. J Am Ceram Soc 8(12)5:3041-48, 2002.

Factors affecting threshold strength in laminar ceramics containing thin compressive layers. MP Rao & FF Lange. J Am Ceram Soc 85(5):1222-28, 2002.

Residual stress induced R-curves in laminar ceramics that exhibit a threshold strength. MP Rao, J Rödel, & FF Lange. J Am Ceram Soc 84(11):2722-24, 2001.

Effect of silica nanoparticle size on the stability of alumina/silica suspensions. ML Fisher, M Colic, MP Rao, & FF Lange. J Am Ceram Soc 84(4):713-18, 2001.

Laminar ceramics that exhibit a threshold strength. MP Rao, AJ Sanchez-Herencia, GE Beltz, RM McMeeking, & FF Lange. Science 286(5437):102-05, 1999.