blair lab at georgetown


"Silk Molecular Weight Influences the Kinetics of Enzymatically Cross-linked Silk Hydrogel Formation"
A. Pasha Tabatabai, Banjamin P. Partlow, Nicole R. Raia, David L. Kaplan, and Daniel L. Blair, Langmuir, Article ASAP (2018).

"Viscoelastic Properties: The Rheology of Soft Solids"
In Molecular Gels, 28-56 (2018)

"Rate Dependence of Elementary Rearrangements and Spatiotemporal Correlations in the 3D Flow of Soft Solids"
Vishwas V. Vasisht, Sudeep K. Dutta, Emanuela Del Gado, and Daniel L. Blair, Phys. Rev. Lett., 120, 018001 (2018).

"Simultaneous slit rheometry and in situ neutron scattering"
J.S. Weston, D.P. Seeman, D.L. Blair, P.F. Salipante, S.D. Hudson, and K.M. Weigandt, Rheologica Acta,57(3) 241-250 (2018).


"Acid-induced assembly of a reconstituted silk protein system"
A. Pasha Tabatabai, Katie M. Weigandt, and Daniel L. Blair, Physical Review E, 96,022405 (2017).

"Localized stress fluctuations drive shear thickening in dense suspensions"
Vikram Rathee, Daniel L. Blair, and Jeffrey S. Urbach, PNAS, 114(33),8740-8745(2017).

"Active microrheology determines scale-dependent material properties of Chaetopterus mucus"
W.J. Weigand, A. Messmore, J. Tu, A. Morales-Sanz, D.L. Blair, D.D. Deheyn, J.S. Urbach, and R.M. Robertson-Anderson, PLoS ONE, 12(5), 0176732 (2017).


"Rheological signature of frictional interactions in shear thickening suspensions"
John R. Royer, Daniel L. Blair, and Steven D. Hudson, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 187801 (2016).

"Silk fibroin degradation related to rheological and mechanical properties"
Benjamin P. Partlow, A. Pasha Tabatabai, Gary G. Leisk, Pegge Cebe, Daniel L. Blair, and David L. Kaplan, Macromolecular Bioscience, 16, 666-675 (2016).

"Oscillatory rheology and surface water wave effects on crude oil and corn oil gels with (R)-12-hydroxystearic acid as gelator"
V. Ajay Mallia, Daniel L. Blair, and Richard G. Weiss, Industrial and Engineering Chemical Research, 55, 954-960 (2016).

Sudeep K. Dutta, Elizabeth Knowlton, and Daniel L. Blair. Chapter 15: Emulsions In Alberto Fernandez-Nieves and Antonio Manuel Puertas, Fluids, Colloids and Soft Materials: An Introduction to Soft Matter Physics 293-306. John Wiley and Sons, Inc (2016).


"Rheology and dynamics of colloidal superballs"
John R. Royer, George L. Burton, Daniel L. Blair, and Steven D. Hudson Soft Matter, 11, 5656-5665 (2015).

"Stress Heterogeneities in Sheared Type-I Collagen Networks Revealed by Boundary Stress Microscopy"
Richard C. Arevalo, Pramukta Kumar, Jeffrey S. Urbach, Daniel L. Blair, PLoS ONE, 10 (2015).

"Rheology of Reconstituted Silk Fibroin Protein Gels: The Epitome of Extreme Mechanics"
A. Pasha Tabatabai, David L. Kaplan, Daniel L. Blair, Soft Matter, 11, 756-761 (2015).


"Shear-Driven Aggregation of SU-8 Microrods in Suspension"
Pramukta Kumar, David Gold, Daniel Blair, Aparna Baskaran, and Jeffrey S. Urbach, Soft Matter, 10, 6514-6519 (2014).

"Rheology of peptide- and protein-based physical hydrogels: Are everyday measurements just scratching the surface?"
Sameer Sathaye, Armstrong Mbi, Cem Sonmex, Yingchao Chen, Daniel L. Blair, Joel P. Schneider, and Darrin J. Pochan, WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol, 2 (2014).


"Optical and Physicochemical Characterization of the Luminous Mucous Secreted by the Marine Worm Chaetopterus sp."
Dimitri D. Deheyn, Laura A. Enzor, Andrew Dubowitz, Jeffrey S. Urbach, and Daniel Blair, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 86, 702-705 (2013).

"Developement of a confocal rheometer for soft and biological materials"
S.K. Dutta, A. Mbi, Richard C. Arevalo, and Daniel L. Blair, Review of Scientific Instruments, 84, 063702 (2013).


"Direct Visualization of Shear Dependent Silk Fibrillogenesis"
C. Holland, J.S. Urbach, and D.L. Blair, Soft Matter, 8, 2590-2594 (2012).


"Four-Dimensional Structural Dynamics of Sheared Collagen Networks"
Richard C. Arevalo, J.S. Urbach, and Daniel L. Blair, Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science,  21 , 041102 (2011).


"Cyclic Hardening in Bundled Actin Networks"
K.M. Schmoller, P. Fernandez, R.C. Arevalo, D.L. Blair, and A.R. Bausch, Nature Communications,  1, 134 (2010).

"Size dependent rheology of type-I collagen networks"
Richard C. Arevalo, Jeffey S. Urbach and Daniel L. Blair, Biophysical Journal, 99, L65-L67, (2010).


"Robust Organogels from Nitrogen-Containing Derivatives of (R)-12-Hydroxystearic Acid as Gelators: Comparisons with Gels from Stearic Acid Derivatives"
V. Ajay Mallia, Mathew George,  Daniel L. Blair, and Richard G. Weiss,  Langmuir, 25, 8615 (2009).

"Reversibly Cross-Linking Amino-Polysiloxanes by Simple Triatomic Molecules. Facile Methods for Tuning Thermal, Rheological, and Adhesive Properties"
Tao Yu, Koji Wakuda, Daniel L. Blair, and Richard G. Weiss, J. Phys. Chem. C,  113, 11546 (2009).


"Rheology and microrheology of a microstructured fluid: The gellan gum case"
M. Caggioni, P. T. Spicer, D. L. Blair, S. E. Lindberg, and D. A. Weitz, Journal of Rheology, 51, 851-865 (2007)


"Mechanism for clogging of microchannels"
H.M. Wyss, D.L. Blair, J.F. Morris, H.A. Stone, and D.A. Weitz, Phys. Rev. E, 74, 061402 (2006)


"Geometry of crumpled paper"
D.L. Blair and A. Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. Lett., 94, 166107 (2005).


"Magnetized Granular Materials"
Daniel Blair and Arshad Kudrolli, The Physics of granular media, H. Hinrichsen and D.E. Wolf (Editors) (Wiley-VCH publishers, 2004) 281-296.


"Vortices in vibrated granular rods"
D.L. Blair, T. Neicu and A. Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E, 67, 031303 (2003).

"Clustering transitions in vibrofluidized magnetized granular materials"
D. L. Blair and Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E, 67, 021302 (2003).

"Collision statistics of driven granular materials"
Daniel Blair and Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E, 67, 041301 (2003).


"Clustering, jamming, and segregation in cohesive granular flows"
A. Samadani, D. L. Blair, and A. Kudrolli, Proceedings of the 2002 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2002-32478 (2002)


"Velocity correlations in dense granular gases"
D. L. Blair and Arshad Kudrolli, Phys. Rev. E, 64, 050301(R) (2001).

"Force distributions in 3D granular assemblies: Effects of packing order and inter-particle friction"
D. L. Blair, Nathan W. Mueggenburg, Adam H. Marshall, Heinrich M. Jaeger, and Sidney R. Nagel, Phys. Rev. E, 63, 041304 (2001).


"Electrostatically Driven Granular Media: Phase Transitions and Coarsening"
I.Aranson, D.Blair, V.Kalatsky, G.W.Crabtree, W.Kwok, V.Vinokur, and U.Welp, Physical Review Letters, 84, 3306 (2000).

"Patterns in thin vibrated granular layers: Interfaces, hexagons, and superoscillons"
D. Blair, I. Aranson, G. W. Crabtree, V. Vinokur, L. S. Tsimring, C. Josserand, Physical Review E, 61, 5600 (2000).


"Interface Motion in a Vibrated Granular Layer"
I. Aranson, D. Blair, P. Vorobief,Physics of Fluids, 9, S9 (1999).

"Controlled Dynamics of Interfaces in a Vibrated Granular Layer"
I. Aranson, D. Blair, W. Kwok, U.Welp, G.W.Crabtree, V.Vinokur and L.Tsimring, Physical Review Letters, 82, 731 (1999).


"Phase boundaries in vertically vibrated granular materials"
Pranab. K. Das and Daniel Blair, Physics Letters A, 242, 326 (1998).