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56.    Foam Film Stratification and Small-Angle X-ray Scattering of Micellar SDS Solutions over an Extended Concentration Range (1< c/CMC < 75)

         C. Ochoa, S. Gao,# C. Xu, S. Srivastava,* V. Sharma*

         In revision.

55.    Polyelectrolyte Complex Hydrogel Scaffoldings Enable Extrusion-based 3D Bioprinting of Low-Viscosity Bioinks

         T. Göckler,# D. Li,# A. Grimm, F. Mecklenburg, M. Grün, U. Schepers,* S. Srivastava*

         In review. ChemRxiv

54.    In vitro Analysis of Monomer Leaching in Modern Dental Materials: CAD Milled vs Printed vs Traditional Heat and Cold Processed Denture Base Resins

         G. Smidt, S. Gao,# D. Iyer,# S. Srivastava, K. C. Shah*

         In review.

53.    Block Polyelectrolyte Additives Modulate the Viscoelasticity and Enable 3D Printing of Gelatin Inks at Physiological Temperatures

         T. Göckler,^# F. Albreiki,^# D. Li,^# A. Grimm, F. Mecklenburg, J. M. Uruena, U. Schepers,* S. Srivastava*

         In revision. ChemRxiv


52.    High Strength Organic-Inorganic Composites With Superior Thermal Insulation and Acoustic Attenuation

         D. Iyer,^# M. Galadari,^# V. Huaco,## F. Wirawan,## R. Martinez, M. T. Gallagher, L. Pilon, K. Ono, D. Simonetti, G. Sant, S. Srivastava*

         ACS Polymers Au, accepted.

51.    Advances, Applications, and Emerging Opportunities for Electrostatic Hydrogels

         H. Senebandith,# D. Li,# S. Srivastava*

         Langmuir 39, 16965–16974 (2023). [PDF]

50.    Interfacial Stabilization of Aqueous Two-Phase Systems: A Review

         C. Fick,# Z. Khan,# S. Srivastava*

         Materials Advances 4, 4665–4678 (2023). [PDF]

49.    A User-friendly Graphical User Interface for Dynamic Light Scattering Data Analysis

         M. Salazar,## H. Srivastav,## A. Srivastav, S. Srivastava*

         Soft Matter 19, 6535-6544 (2023). [PDF]

48.    Electrosteric Control of the Aggregation and Yielding Behavior of Concentrated Portlandite Suspensions.

         S. B. Kandy,* N. Neithalath, M. Bauchy, E. Garboczi, T. Gaedt, S. Srivastava, G. Sant*

         Langmuir 39, 10395–10405 (2023). [PDF]

47.    Transfer Learning Facilitates the Prediction of Polymer-Surface Adhesion Strength

         J. Shi, F. Albreiki,# Y. J. Colón, S. Srivastava, J. K. Whitmer*

         Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation 19, 4631–4640 (2023). [PDF]

46.    Metal Cations as Inorganic Structure-Directing Agents during the Synthesis of Phillipsite and Tobermorite

         J. C. Vega-Vila, A. Holkar,# R. Arnold, D. Prentice, S. Dong. L. Tang, E. La Plante, K. Ellison, A. Kumar, M. Bauchy, S. Srivastava,* G. Sant, D. Simonetti*

         Reaction Chemistry & Engineering 8, 1176-1184 (2023). [PDF]

45.    Polyelectrolyte Complex Scaffoldings for Photocrosslinked Hydrogels

         D. Li,# M. Ghovvati, N. Annabi, S. Srivastava*

         Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 8, 611-623 (2023). [PDF]


44.    Hybrid Organic–Inorganic Composites Based on Glycolyzed Polyurethane

         D. Iyer,# M.T. Gallagher, D.A. Simonetti, G.N. Sant, S. Srivastava*

         ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 10, 17116−17123 (2022). [PDF]

43.    Salt Weakens Intermicellar Interactions and Structuring in Bulk Solutions and Foam Films

         S. Gao,# C. Ochoa, S. Srivastava,* and V. Sharma*

         Langmuir 38, 11003 (2022). [PDF]

42.    Comb Polyelectrolytes Stabilize Complex Coacervate Microdroplet Dispersions

S. Gao,# S. Srivastava*

ACS Macro Letters 11, 902 (2022). [PDF]

41.    Ultrafast Stiffening of Concentrated Thermoresponsive Polymer-mineral Suspensions

S. B. Kandy, I. Mehdipour, N. Neithalath, A. Kumar, M. Bauchy, E. Garboczi, S. Srivastava, T. Gaedt, G. Sant

Materials & Design 221, 110905 (2022). [PDF]

40.    Polyelectrolyte Complex-Covalent Interpenetrating Polymer Network Hydrogels

D. Li,# T. Göckler,# U. Schepers, S. Srivastava*

Macromolecules 55, 4481 (2022). [PDF]

39.    Dissolution Amplification by Resonance and Cavitational Stimulation at Ultrasonic and Megasonic Frequencies

R. Arnold, S. Dong, L. Tang, D. Prentice, M. Collin, J. C. Vega-Vila, A. Hernandez, E. La Plante, K. Ellison, A. Kumar, S. Srivastava, M. Bauchy, D. Simonetti, G. Sant.

J. Phys. Chem. C 126, 3432 (2022). [PDF]

38.    Polyelectrolyte Coagulants and Flocculants in Water Treatment

D. J. Iyer,#^ A. Holkar,#^ and S. Srivastava*

In Water Desalination: Current Status and New Developments, Y. C. Cohen (ed.)

The World Scientific Reference of Water Science, Volume 3, M. V. Tirrell (series ed.), 105 (2022). [PDF]


37.   Influence of Divalent Ions on Composition and Viscoelasticity of Polyelectrolyte Complexes

D. Iyer,# V. M. S. Syed,# S. Srivastava*

Journal of Polymer Science 59, 2895 (2021). [PDF]

36.    Structure of nanoparticle-polyelectrolyte complexes: Effects of polyelectrolyte characteristics and charge ratio

A. Holkar,# J. Toledo,## and S. Srivastava*

AIChE Journal 67, e17443 (2021). [PDF]

35.    Foam film stratification studies probe intermicellar interactions

C. Ochoa, S. Gao,# S. Srivastava,* and V. Sharma*

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118, e2024805118 (2021). [PDF]

34.    Polyelectrolyte Coagulants and Flocculants in Water Treatment: A Fundamental Perspective

D. J. Iyer,# A. Holkar,# and S. Srivastava*

In Materials and Energy: Advances in Water Desalination Technologies 17, Y. Cohen (ed.), 129 (2021). [PDF]

33.    Effect of Solvent Quality on the Phase Behavior of Polyelectrolyte Complexes

L. Li, A. M. Rumyantsev, S. Srivastava,* S. Meng, J. J. de Pablo* and M. V. Tirrell*

Macromolecules 54, 105 (2021). [PDF]

32.    SAXS Methods for Investigating Macromolecular and Self-Assembled Polyelectrolyte Complexes

A. Marciel, S. Srivastava, J. M. Ting, and M. V. Tirrell

In Methods in Enzymology: Liquid-Liquid Phase Coexistence and Membraneless Organelles 644, C. D. Keating (ed.), 223 (2021). [PDF]


31.    Temperature-induced aggregation in portlandite suspensions

S. B. Kandy, I. Mehdipour, N. Neithalath, M. Bauchy, E. J. Garboczi, S. Srivastava, T. Gaedt, and G. N. Sant

Langmuir 36, 10811 (2020).  [PDF]

30.    Effects of Non-Electrostatic Intermolecular Interactions on the Phase Behavior of pH-Sensitive Polyelectrolyte Complexes

L. Li, S. Srivastava,* S. Meng, J. M. Ting, and M. V. Tirrell*

Macromolecules 53, 7835 (2020). [PDF]

29.    Time−Ionic Strength Superposition: A Unified Description of Chain Relaxation Dynamics in Polyelectrolyte Complexes

V. M. S. Syed,# Samanvaya Srivastava*

ACS Macro Letters 9, 1067 (2020). [PDF]

28.    Structure, Morphology, and Rheology of Polyelectrolyte Complex Hydrogels Formed by Self-Assembly of Oppositely Charged Triblock Polyelectrolytes

S. Srivastava,* A. E. Levi, D. J. Goldfeld, and M. V. Tirrell*

Macromolecules 53, 5763 (2020). [PDF]

27.    Dispersing Nano- and Micro-sized Portlandite Particulates via Electrosteric Exclusion at Short Screening Lengths

J. Timmons,^ I. Mehdipour,^ S. Gao,# H. Atahan, N. Neithalath, M. Bauchy, E. Garboczi, S. Srivastava,* and G. Sant*

Soft Matter 16, 3425 (2020). [PDF]


26.    Protein–Polyelectrolyte Complexes and Micellar Assemblies

S. Gao,^# A. Hokar,^# and S. Srivastava*

Polymers 11, 1097 (2019). [PDF]


25.    Synthesis and Assembly of Designer Styrenic Diblock Polyelectrolytes

J. M. Ting, H. Wu, A. Herzog-Arbeitman, S. Srivastava, and M. V. Tirrell

ACS Macro Letters 7, 726 (2018). [PDF]

24.    Effect of temperature on the structure and dynamics of triblock polyelectrolyte gels 

A. Rahalkar, G. Wei, R. Nieuwendaal, V. M. Prabhu, S. Srivastava, A. E. Levi, J. J. de Pablo, and M. V. Tirrell

Journal of Chemical Physics 149, 163310 (2018). [authorship listed by institutional affiliation] [PDF]

23.    Phase Behavior and Salt Partitioning in Polyelectrolyte Complex Coacervates

L. Li, S. Srivastava,* M. Andreev, A. Marciel, J. J. de Pablo, and M. V. Tirrell

Macromolecules 51, 2988 (2018). [PDF]

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22.    Partitioning and Enhanced Self-Assembly of Actin in Polypeptide Coacervates

P. M. McCall,^ S. Srivastava,^ S. L. Perry, D L. Kovar, M. L. Gardel, and M. V. Tirrell

Biophysical Journal 114, 1636–1645 (2018). [PDF]

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21.    Structure and Rheology of Polyelectrolyte Complex Coacervates

A. Marciel,^ S. Srivastava,*^ and M. V. Tirrell

Soft Matter 14, 2454 (2018). [PDF]

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Before Joining UCLA 

20.    Molecular Engineering Solutions for Therapeutic Peptide Delivery

H. Acar, J. M. Ting, S. Srivastava, J. L. LaBelle, and M. V. Tirrell

Chemical Society Reviews 46, 6553 (2017). [PDF]

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19.    Self-Suspended Polymer Grafted Nanoparticles

S. Srivastava, S. Choudhury, A. Agrawal, and L. A. Archer

Current Opinion in Chemical Engineering 16, 92 (2017). [PDF]


18.    Gel Phase Formation in Dilute Triblock Copolyelectrolyte Complexes

S. Srivastava, M. Andreev, A. E. Levi, D. J. Goldfeld, J. Mao, W. T. Heller, V. Prabhu, J. J. de Pablo, and M. V. Tirrell

Nature Communications 8, 14131 (2017). [PDF]


17.    Self-Assembling Peptide-Based Building Blocks in Medical Applications

H. Acar, S. Srivastava, E. Chung, M. R. Schnorenberg, J. C. Barrett, J. L. LaBelle, and M. V. Tirrell

Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 110-111, 65 (2017). [PDF]


16.    Polyelectrolyte Complexation

S. Srivastava and M. V. Tirrell

Advances in Chemical Physics 161, 499 (2016). [PDF]

15.    Size-Dependent Particle Dynamics in Entangled Polymer-Nanocomposites

R. Mangal, S. Srivastava, S. Narayanan, and L. A. Archer

Langmuir 32, 596 (2016). [PDF]

14.    Hyperdiffusive Dynamics in Newtonian Nanoparticle Fluids

S. Srivastava,^ P. Agarwal,^ R. Mangal, S. Narayanan, D. L. Koch, and L. A. Archer

ACS Macro Letters 4, 1149 (2015). [PDF]

13.    Phase Stability and Dynamics of Entangled Polymer-Nanoparticle Composites

R. Mangal, S. Srivastava, and L. A. Archer

Nature Communications 6, 7198 (2015). [PDF]

12.    Dynamics and Yielding of Binary Self-Suspended Nanoparticle Fluids

A. Agrawal, H-Yu Yu, S. Srivastava, S. Choudhury, S. Narayanan, and L. A. Archer

Soft Matter 11, 5224 (2015). [PDF]


11.    Structure Factor of Blends of Solvent-Free Nanoparticle–Organic Hybrid Materials: Density–Functional Theory and Small Angle X–Ray Scattering

H. Yu, S. Srivastava, L. A. Archer, and D. L. Koch

Soft Matter 10, 9120 (2014). [PDF]


10.     25th Anniversary Article: Polymer–Particle Composites: Phase Stability and Applications in Electrochemical Energy Storage

S. Srivastava, J. L. Schaefer, Z. Yang, Z. Tu, and L. A. Archer

Advanced Materials 26, 201 (2014). [PDF]

9.      Structure and Transport Anomalies in Soft Colloids

S. Srivastava, S. Narayanan, and L. A. Archer

Physical Review Letters 110, 148302 (2013). [PDF]

8.      High Energy Lithium–Oxygen Batteries: Transport Barriers and Thermodynamics

S. K. Das, S. Xu, A. H. Emwas, Y. Y. Lu, S. Srivastava, and L. A. Archer

Energy & Environmental Science 5, 8927 (2012). [PDF]


7.      Polymer Nanocomposites: Polymer and Particle Dynamics

D. Kim,^ S. Srivastava,^ S. Narayanan, and L. A. Archer

Soft Matter 8, 10813 (2012). [PDF]

6.      Tethered Nanoparticle–Polymer Composites: Phase Stability and Curvature

S. Srivastava, P. Agarwal, and L. A. Archer

Langmuir 28, 6276 (2012). [PDF]


5.      Structure and Rheology of Nanoparticle–Polymer Suspensions

S. Srivastava, J. H. Shin, and L. A. Archer

Soft Matter 8, 4097 (2012). [PDF]

4.      Ionic Liquid–Tethered Nanoparticle Suspensions: A Novel Class of Ionogels

S. S. Moganty, S. Srivastava, Y. Lu, J. L. Schaefer, S. A. Rizvi, and L. A. Archer

Chemistry of Materials 24, 1386 (2012). [PDF]


3.      Thermal Jamming of a Colloidal Glass

P. Agarwal, S. Srivastava, and L. A. Archer

Physical Review Letters 107, 268302 (2011). [PDF]

2.      Electric Field Induced Microstructures in Thin Films on Physicochemically Heterogeneous and Patterned Substrates

S. Srivastava, P. D. S. Reddy, C. Wang, D. Bandyopadhyay, and A. Sharma

Journal of Chemical Physics 132, 174703 (2010). [PDF]


1.      Embedded Microstructures by Electric–Field–Induced Pattern Formation in Interacting Thin Layers

S. Srivastava, D. Bandyopadhyay, and A. Sharma

Langmuir 26, 10943 (2010). [PDF]