35. Palacios, J., Calderin, L., Chon, A., Frankel, I., Allein, F., Gorelik, R., Lata, T., Curradi, R., Lambert-Milak, G., Oke, A., Smith, N., Abi Ghanem, M., Lucas, P., Boechler, N., and Deymier, P., “Temperature-Controlled Spatiotemporally Modulated Phononic Crystal for Achieving Nonreciprocal Acoustic Wave Propagation“, submitted (2020)

34. Basu, A., Wong, J., Cao, B., Boechler, N., Boydston, A. J., and Nelson A., “Mechano-activation of color and autonomous shape change in 3D printed ionic polymer networks“, Applied Materials & Interfaces, 13, 19263 (2021) pdf

33. Behrou, R., Abi Ghanem, M., Macnider, B., Verma, V., Alvey, A., Hong, J., Emery, A. F.,  Kim, H. A., and Boechler, N., “Topology optimization of nonlinear periodically microstructured materials for tailored homogenized constitutive properties“, Composite Structures, 266, 113729 (2021) pdf

32. Abi Ghanem, M. Khoryati, L., Behrou, R., Khanolkar, A., Raetz, S., Allein, F., Boechler, N., and Dehoux, T., “Growing Phenotype-controlled Phononic Materials from Plant Cells Scaffolds“, Applied Materials Today, 22, 100934 (2021) pdf

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31. Wang, J., Allein, F., Boechler, N., Friend, J., and Vazquez-Mena, O., “Design of negative refractive index metamaterials for near-megahertz enhanced acoustic transmission in future biomedical ultrasound applications“, Physical Review Applied, 15, 024025 (2021) pdf

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30. (author order alphabetical) Abi Ghanem, M., Basi, A., Behrou, R., Boechler, N., Boydston, A. J., Craig, S. L., Lin, Y. J., Lynde, B. E., Nelson, A., Shen, H., and Storti, D. W., “Polymer mechanochemistry in materials science and advanced manufacturing“, Nature Reviews Materials, 6, 84-98 (2021) pdf

29. Wong, J., Basu, A., Wende, M., Boechler, N., and Nelson, A., “3D programmable mechano-activated objects with multidirectional shape morphing“, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2, 2504-2508 (2020) pdf

28. Schwartz, J., Behrou, R., Cao, B., Bassford, M., Mendible, A., Shaeffer, C., Boydston, A., and Boechler, N., “Reduced Strain Mechanochemical Activation Onset in Microstructured Materials”, Polymer Chemistry, 11, 1122 (2020) pdf

27. Abi Ghanem, M., Khanolkar, A., and Boechler, N., “Nano-contact tailoring via microlensing enables giant post-fabrication mesoscopic tuning in a self-assembled ultrasonic metamaterial”, Advanced Functional Materials, 1909217 (2020) pdf

26. Abi Ghanem, M., Khanolkar, A., Helwig, M., Wallen, S. P., Hiraiwa, M., Vogel, N., and Boechler, N., “Longitudinal Eigenvibration of Multilayer Colloidal Crystals and the Effect of Nanoscale Contact Bridges”, Nanoscale, 11, 5655 (2019) pdf

25. Abi Ghanem, M., Liang, X., Lydon, B., Potocsnak, L., Wehr, T., Ghanem, M., Cai, S., and Boechler, N., “Wrinkles riding waves in soft layered materials”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 6, 1801609 (2019) pdf

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24. Cao, B., Boechler, N., and Boydston, A. “Additive Manufacturing with a Flex Activated Mechanophore for Nondestructive Assessment of Mechanochemical Reactivity in Complex Object Geometries”, Polymer, 152, 4-8 (2018) pdf

23. Barbee, M. H., Mondal, K., Deng, J. Z., Bharambe, V., Neumann, T. V., Adams, J. J., Boechler, N., Dicket, D. M., and Craig, S. L., “Mechanochromic stretchable electronics“, Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 29918–29924 (2018) pdf

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22. Zheng, J. J., Khanolkar, A., Xu, P. P., Colburn, S., Deshmukh, S., Meyers, J., Frantz, J., Pop, E., Hendrickson, J., Doylend, J., Boechler, N., and Majumdar, A. “GST-on-silicon hybrid nanophotonic integrated circuits: a non-volatile quasi-continuously reprogrammable platform”, Optical Materials Express, 8, 1551 (2018) pdf

Highlight: Selected as the best paper published in the Optical Materials Express by an emerging researcher in 2018.

21. Vega-Flick, A., Duncan, R., Wallen, S. P., Boechler, N., Stelling, C., Retsch, M., Alvarado-Gil, J. J., Nelson, K. A., and Maznev, A. A., “Contact-based and spheroidal vibrational modes of a hexagonal monolayer of microspheres on a substrate”, Wave Motion, 76, 122 (2018) pdf

20. Otsuka, P., Mezil, S., Matsuda, O., Tomoda, M., Maznev, A., Gan, T., Fang, N., Boechler, N., Goussev, V., and Wright, O., “Time-domain imaging of gigahertz surface waves on an acoustic metamaterial”, New Journal of Physics, 20, 013026 (2018) pdf; summary

19. Vega-Flick, A., Duncan, R., Wallen, S. P., Boechler, N., Stelling, C., Retsch, M., Alvarado-Gil, J. J., Nelson, K. A., and Maznev, A. A., “Vibrational dynamics of a two-dimensional micro-granular crystal studied with laser-induced transient gratings”, Physical Review B, 96, 024303 (2017) pdf

18. Hiraiwa, M., Wallen, S. P., and Boechler, N., “Acoustic wave propagation in disordered microscale granular media under compression”, Granular Matter, 19, 62 (2017) pdf

17. Wallen, S. P., Lee, J., Mei, D., Chong, C., Kevrekidis, P. G., and Boechler, N., “Discrete Breathers in a Mass-in-Mass Chain with Hertzian Local Resonators”, Physical Review E 95, 022904 (2017) pdf

16. Wallen, S. and Boechler, N., “Shear to longitudinal mode conversion via second harmonic generation in a two-dimensional microscale granular crystal“, Wave Motion, 68, 22 (2017) pdf

15. Geslain, A., Raetz, S., Hiraiwa, M., Abi Ghanem, M., Wallen, S. P., Khanolkar, A., Boechler, N., Laurent, J., Prada, C., Duclos, A., Leclaire, P., Groby, J.-P., “Spatial Laplace transform for complex wavenumber recovery and its application in the analysis of attenuation in acoustic systems“, Journal of Applied Physics, 120, 135107 (2016) pdf

14. Hiraiwa, M., Stossel, M., Khanolkar, A., Wang, J., and Boechler, N., “Laser-induced spallation of microsphere monolayers“, Langmuir, 32, 7730 (2016) pdf

13. Hiraiwa, M., Abi Ghanem, M., Wallen, S., Khanolkar, A., Maznev, A. A., and Boechler, N., “Complex contact-based dynamics of microsphere monolayers revealed by resonant attenuation of surface acoustic waves“, Physical Review Letters, 116, 198001 (2016) pdf; summary

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12. Eliason, J. K., Vega-Flick, A., Hiraiwa, M., Khanolkar, A., Gan, T., Boechler, N., Fang, N., Nelson, K. A., and Maznev, A. A., “Resonant attenuation of surface acoustic waves by a microgranular metamaterial“, Applied Physics Letters 108, 061907 (2016) pdf

11. Vega-Flick, A., Eliason, J. K., Maznev, A. A., Khanolkar, A., Abi Ghanem, M., Boechler, N., Alvarado-Gil, J. J., and Nelson, K. A., “Laser-induced transient grating setup with continuously tunable period“, Review of Scientific Instruments, 86, 123101 (2015) pdf

10. Wallen, S., Maznev, A. A., and Boechler, N., “Dynamics of a Monolayer of Microspheres on an Elastic SubstratePhysical Review B, 92, 174303 (2015) pdf

9. Khanolkar, A., Wallen, S., Abi Ghanem, M., Jenks, J., Vogel, N., Boechler, N., “A Self-Assembled Metamaterial for Lamb WavesApplied Physics Letters, 107, 071903 (2015) pdf

8. Boechler, N., Eliason, J., Kumar, A., Maznev, A., Nelson, K., and Fang, N., “Interaction of a Contact Resonance of Microspheres with Surface Acoustic WavesPhysical Review Letters, 111, 036103 (2013) pdf

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7. Hoogeboom, C., Man, Y., Boechler, N., Theocharis, G., Kevrekidis, P. G., and Daraio, C. “Hysteresis Loops and Multi-stability: From Periodic Orbits to Chaotic Dynamics (and Back) in Diatomic Granular CrystalsEPL, 101, 44003 (2012) pdf

6. Man, Y., Boechler, N., Theocharis, G., Kevrekidis, P. G., and Daraio, C. “Defect modes in one-dimensional granular crystalsPhysical Review E, 85, 037601 (2012) pdf

5. Boechler, N., Theocharis, G., and Daraio, C. “Bifurcation-based acoustic switching and rectificationNature Materials, 10, 665 (2011) pdf

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4. Boechler, N., Yang, J. K., Theocharis, G., Kevrekidis, P. G., and Daraio, C. “Tunable vibrational band gaps in one-dimensional diatomic granular crystals with three-particle unit cellsJournal of Applied Physics, 109, 074906 (2011) pdf

3. Theocharis, G., Boechler, N., Kevrekidis, P. G., Job, S., Porter, M. A., and Daraio, C. “Intrinsic energy localization through discrete gap breathers in one-dimensional diatomic granular crystalsPhysical Review E, 82, 056604 (2010) pdf

2. Ponson, L., Boechler, N., Lai, Y. M., Porter, M. A., Kevrekidis, P. G., and Daraio, C. “Nonlinear waves in disordered diatomic granular chainsPhysical Review E, 82, 021301 (2010) pdf

1. Boechler, N., Theocharis, G., Job, S., Kevrekidis, P. G., Porter, M. A., and Daraio, C. “Discrete Breathers in One-Dimensional Diatomic Granular CrystalsPhysical Review Letters, 104, 244302 (2010) pdf



Theocharis, G., Boechler, N., and Daraio, C. “Nonlinear Phononic Periodic Structures and Granular Crystals”, Chapter 6 of the book “Phononic Crystals and Metamaterials”, Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences, Volume 173 (2013) pdf