Publications (2007 – 2013)



Engineering Materials from Protein. B. D. Olsen. AIChE Journal, 2013, 59, 3558-3568. [Invited perspective article, cover.]

Effect of Small Molecule Osmolytes on the Self-Assembly and Functionality of Globular Protein-Polymer Diblock Copolymers. C. S. Thomas, L. Xu, and B. D. Olsen. Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14, 3064-3072.

Gellan Gum Microgel-Reinforced Cell-Laden Gelatin Hydrogels. H. Shin, B. D. Olsen, and A. Khademhosseini. Journal of Materials Chemistry B. DOI: 10.1039/C3TB20984A.

Magnetic Field Induced Morphological Transitions in Block Copolymer/Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle Composites. V. Raman, R. Sharma, T. A. Hatton, and B. D. Olsen. ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 655-659.

Self-Assembly of Globular-Protein-Containing Block Copolymers. B. D. Olsen. Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2013, 214, 1659-1668. [Invited research highlight.]

Physics of Engineered Protein Hydrogels. M. Kim, S. Tang, and B. D. Olsen. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2013, 51, 587 – 601.

Structure and Mechanical Response of Protein Hydrogels Reinforced by Block Copolymer Self-Assembly. M. J. Glassman and B. D. Olsen. Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 6814-6823.

Site-Specific Conjugation of RAFT Polymers to Proteins via Expressed Protein Ligation. Y. Xia, S. Tang, and B. D. Olsen. Chemical Communications 2013, 49, 2566-2568.

Phase Transitions in Concentrated Solution Self-Assembly of Globular Protein-Polymer Block Copolymers. C.N. Lam and B.D. Olsen. Soft Matter 2013, 9, 2393-2402. [Cover.]

Diffusion Mechanisms of Entangled Rod-Coil Diblock Copolymers. M. Wang, K. Timachova, and B.D. Olsen. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 5694-5701.

Experimental Measurement of Coil-Rod-Coil Block Copolymer Tracer Diffusion Through Entangled Coil Homopolymers. M. Wang, K. Timachova, and B.D. Olsen. Macromolecules 2013, 46, 1651-1658.

Reinforcement of Shear Thinning Protein Hydrogels by Responsive Block Copolymer Self-Assembly. M.J. Glassman, J. Chan, and B.D. Olsen. Advanced Functional Materials 2013, 23, 1182-1193. [Cover.]



Counting Primary Loops in Polymer Gels. H. Zhou, J. Woo, A.M. Cok, M. Wang, B.D. Olsen, and J.A. Johnson. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2012, 109, 19119-19124.

Long-Range Ordering of Symmetric Block Copolymer Domains by Chaining of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles in External Magnetic Fields. V. Raman, A. Bose, B.D. Olsen, and T.A. Hatton. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 9373-9382.

Kinetically Controlled Nanostructure Formation in Self-Assembled Globular Protein-Polymer Diblock Copolymers. C.S. Thomas, L. Xu, and B.D. Olsen. Biomacromolecules 2012, 13, 2781-2792.

Nanopatterned Protein Films Directed by Ionic Complexation with Water Soluble Diblock Copolymers. B. Kim, C.N. Lam, and B.D. Olsen. Macromolecules 2012, 45, 4572-4580.

Diffusion of Entangled Rod-Coil Block Copolymers. M. Wang, A. Alexander-Katz, and B.D. Olsen. ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1, 676-680.

The Mechanical Properties and Cytotoxicity of Cell-Laden Double-Network Hydrogels Based on Photocrosslinkable Gelatin and Gellan Gum Biomacromolecules. S. Hyeongho, B.D. Olsen, and A. Khademhosseini. Biomaterials 2012, 33, 3143-5152.



Solid-State Nanostructured Materials from Self-Assembly of a Globular Protein-Polymer Diblock Copolymer. C.S. Thomas, M.J. Glassman, and B.D. Olsen. ACS Nano 2011, 5, 5697-5707.



Yielding Behavior in Injectable Hydrogels from Telechelic Proteins. B.D. Olsen, J.A. Kornfield, and D.A. Tirrell. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 9094-9099.

Liquid Crystalline Orientation of Rod Blocks Within Lamellar Nanostructures from Rod-Coil Diblock Copolymers. B.D. Olsen, X. Gu, E. Gann, A. Hexemer, and R.A. Segalman. Macromolecules 2010, 43, 6531-6534.



Efficient Synthesis of Narrowly Dispersed Brush Copolymers and Study of Their Assemblies: The Importance of Side Chain Arrangement. Y. Xia, B.D. Olsen, J.A. Kornfield, and R.H. Grubbs. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 18525-18532.

Rheological Properties and the Mechanical Signatures of Phase Transitions in Weakly Segregated Rod-Coil Block Copolymers. B.D. Olsen, N.P. Teclemariam, S.J. Muller, and R.A. Segalman. Soft Matter 2009, 5, 2453-2462.

Near Surface and Internal Lamellar Structure and Orientation in Thin Films of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers. B.D. Olsen, X. Li, J. Wang, and R.A. Segalman. Soft Matter 2009, 5, 182-192.



Universalization of the Phase Diagram for a Model Rod-Coil Diblock Copolymer. B.D. Olsen, M. Shah, V. Ganesan, and R.A. Segalman. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 6809-6817.

Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers. B.D. Olsen and R.A. Segalman. Materials Science and Engineering R-Reports 2008, 62, 37-66.

Square Grains in Asymmetric Rod-Coil Block Copolymers. B.D. Olsen, M.F. Toney, and R.A. Segalman. Langmuir 2008, 24, 1604-1607.

Crystalline Structure in Thin Films of DEH-PPV Homopolymer and PPV-b-PI Rod-Coil Block Copolymers. B.D. Olsen, D. Alcazar, V. Krikorian, M.F. Toney, E.L. Thomas, and R.A. Segalman. Macromolecules 2008, 41, 58-66.

Hierarchical Nanostructure Control in Rod-Coil Block Copolymers with Magnetic Fields. Y. Tao, H. Zohar, B.D. Olsen, and R.A. Segalman. Nano Letters 2007, 7, 2742-2746.



Nonlamellar Phases in Asymmetric Rod-Coil Block Copolymers at Increased Segregation Strengths. B.D. Olsen and R.A. Segalman. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 6922-6929.

Domain Size Control by Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Block Copolymers and Homopolymers Blends. Y. Tao, B.D. Olsen, V. Ganesan, and R.A. Segalman. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 3320-3327.

Thin Film Structure of Symmetric Rod-Coil Block Copolymers. B.D. Olsen, X. Li, J. Wang, R.A. Segalman. Macromolecules 2007, 40, 3287-3295.