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Bartosz A. Grzybowski

Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering

Director of Non-Equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC)

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Website

The Grzybowski Group


Centers

Non-Equilibrium Energy Research Center (NERC)

Departments

Chemical and Biological Engineering

Research Interests

Organization and evolution in systems having many degrees of freedom and operating away from thermodynamic equilibrium ("complex dissipative systems," CDS) is of fundamental interest for its relevance to life and for potential technological applications. My research is devoted to rational design of dissipative self-assembling systems on scales from molecular to macroscopic, and to the development of "synthetic" strategies that would allow building "systems of systems" of increasing complexities. This experimental effort is multidisciplinary, and encompasses fields of chemistry, physics and biophysics. Engineering of CDS is accompanied by basic research in the molecular aspects of the phenomena (e.g., contact electrification and photochromism) these systems use. Theoretical analysis using both analytical and numerical techniques provides understanding of the general principles that govern non-equilibrium self-organization.


Selected Publications

  • Zhuang, Qiang; Kowalczyk, Bartlomiej; Warren, Scott C.; Baytekin, Bilge; Demir?rs, Ahmet F., “Mechanical control of surface adsorption by nanoscale cracking”, Advanced Materials, (2014)
  • Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Zhang, Rui; Walker, David A.; Olver De La Cruz, Monica, “Accelerated self-replication under non-equilibrium, periodic energy delivery”, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, (2014)
  • Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Baytekin, Bilge; Baytekin, H. Tarik, “Mechanically driven activation of polyaniline into its conductive form”, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, (2014)
  • Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Yoon, Seok Min; Warren, Scott C., “Storage of electrical information in metal-organic-framework memristors”, Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, (2014)
  • Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Walker, David A.; Zhuang, Qiang; Browne, Kevin P.; Kowalczyk, Bartlomiej, “Temperature driven assembly of like-charged nanoparticles at non-planar liquid-liquid or gel-air interfaces”, Nanoscale, (2014)
  • Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Wilk, Gary; Iwasa, Masatomo; Fuller, Patrick E.; Kandere-Grzybowska, Kristiana, “Universal area distributions in the monolayers of confluent mammalian cells”, Physical Review Letters, (2014)
  • Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Pillai, Pramod P.; Pac?awski, Krzysztof; Kim, Jiwon, “Erratum: Nanostructural anisotropy underlies anisotropic electrical bistability (Advanced Materials (2013) 25 (1623-1628))”, Advanced Materials, (2013)
  • Grzybowski, Bartosz A.; Pillai, Pramod P.; Pac?awski, Krzysztof; Kim, Jiwon, “Nanostructural anisotropy underlies anisotropic electrical bistability”, Advanced Materials, (2013)