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Journals

J23.  Yunusa M,. Adaka A., Aghakhani A., Shahsavan H., Guo Y., Alapan Y., Jákli A,. and Sitti M., (2021), Liquid Crystal Structure of Supercooled Liquid Gallium and Eutectic Gallium-Indium, Advanced Materials, 33(38), 202104807 [Link to the paper]. [Cover page]

J22.  Shahsavan H., Zhang M., Guo Y., Pena-Francesch A., Zhang Y., and Sitti M., (2021), Liquid Crystal Elastomer Actuated Reconfigurable Microscale Kirigami Metastructures, Advanced Materials, 33(25), 202008605 [Link to the paper]. [Cover page]

J21.  Guo Y., Shahsavan H., and Sitti M., (2020), Three-Dimensional Microstructures of Liquid Crystal Networks with Programmed Voxelated Director Fields, Advanced Materials, 32(38), 202002753 [Link to the paper].

J20.  Guo Y., Shahsavan H., and Sitti M., (2020), Microscale Polarization Color Pixels from Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Advanced Optical Materials, 8(17), 201902098 [Link to the paper].

J19.  Shahsavan H., Aghakhani A., Zeng H., Guo Y., Davidson Z.S., Priimagi A., and Sitti M., (2020), Bioinspired Underwater Locomotion of Liquid Crystal Gels, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,  117 (10), 5125-5133 [Link to the paper]

J18.  Davidson Z.S., Shahsavan H., Aghakhani A., Guo Y., Hines L., Xia Y., Yang S., and Sitti M., (2019), Muscle-Like and Shape-Programmable Dielectric Liquid Crystal Elastomer Actuators, Science Advances, 5 (11), eaay0855 [Link to the paper].

 

J17.  Shahsavan H.†, Guo Y.†, Davidson Z. S.†, and Sitti M., (2019), Precise Control of Lyotropic Chromonic Liquid Crystal Alignment through Surface Topography, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (39), 36110-36117 [Link to the paper]. [† Equal contribution]

 

J16.  Yu L., Shahsavan H., Rivers G., Zhang C., Si P., and Zhao B., (2018), Programmable 3D Shape Changes in Liquid Crystal Polymer Networks of Uniaxial Orientation, Advanced Functional Materials, 28 (37), 1802809 [Link to the paper]. [Cover page]

 

J15.  Neufeld R.A.E., Shahsavan H., Zhao B., and Abukhdeir N.M., (2018), Simulation-based Design of Thermally-driven Actuators using Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Liquid Crystals, 45 (7), 1010-1022  [Link to the paper].

 

J14.  Shahsavan H., Yu L., Jákli A., and Zhao, B., (2017), Smart Biomimetic Micro/Nanostructures Based on Liquid Crystal Elastomers & Networks, Soft Matter, 13, 8006-8022 [Link to the paper].

 

J13.  Jahed Z., Shahsavan H., Verma M. S., Rogowski J. L., Seo B. B., Zhao B., Tsui T. Y., Gu F. X., and Mofrad M. R. K., (2017), Bacterial Networks on Hydrophobic Micropillars, ACS Nano, 11(1), 675- 683 [Link to the paper]. [Cover page]

J12.  Shahsavan H., Salili S. M., Jákli A., and Zhao B., (2017), Thermally Active Liquid Crystal Network Gripper Mimicking the Self-peeling of Gecko Toe Pads, Advanced Materials, 29 (3), 1604021 [Link to the paper].

 

J11.  Shahsavan H.†, Liew K.†, and Zhao B., (2017), Functionally Graded Dry Adhesives Based on Film-Terminated Silicone Foam, Inter. Journal of Adhesives & Adhesion, 76, 47-73 [Link to the paper]. [† Equal contribution]

 

J10.  Shahsavan H., Salili S. M., Jákli A. and Zhao B., (2015), Smart Muscle-driven Self-cleaning of Biomimetic Microstructures from Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Advanced Materials, 27 (43), 6828-6833 [Link to the paper]. [Cover page]

 

J9.   Shahsavan H., Quinn J., d’Eon J., and Zhao B., (2015), Surface Modification of PDMS Elastomer for Stable Hydrophilicity, Optical Transparency and Film Lubrication, Colloids & Surfaces A., 482, 267– 275 [Link to the paper].

 

J8.   Pan Z., Shahsavan H., Zhang W., Yang F. K., and Zhao B., (2015), Superhydro-oleophobic Bioinspired Polydimethylsiloxane Micropillared Surface via FDTS Coating/Blending Approaches, Applied Surface Science, 324, 612-620 [Link to the paper].

 

J7.   Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., (2014), Bio-inspired Functionally Graded Adhesive Materials: Synergetic Interplay of Top Viscous-elastic Layers with Base Micropillars, Macromolecules, 47 (1), 353– 364 [Link to the paper].

J6.   McDonald B., Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., (2014), Pattern Transfer of Biomimetic Micro-Structures to a Thermoset Epoxy - Characterization of Wetting, Hydrophobicity and Friction Behavior, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 299 (2), 237-247 [Link to the paper].

 

J5.   Arunbabu D., Shahsavan H., Zhang W. and Zhao B., (2013), Effects of Cross-linking Density on the Indentation Behavior of P(AAc-co-MBA) Hydrogel Films, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 117 (1), 441–449 [Link to the paper].

 

J4.   Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., (2012), Biologically inspired enhancement of pressure-sensitive adhesives using a thin film-terminated fibrillar interface, Soft Matter, 8, 8281–8284 [Link to the paper]. [Cover page]

 

J3.   Shahsavan H., Arunbabu D., and Zhao B., (2012), Bio-inspired Modification of Polymeric Surfaces: A Promising Pathway for fabrication of Smart Interfaces, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 278 (8), 743–760 [Link to the paper].

 

J2.   Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., (2011), Conformal Adhesion Enhancement on Biomimetic Microstructured Surfaces, Langmuir, 27 (12), 7732–7742 [Link to the paper].

 

J1.   Monemian S. A., Shahsavan H., Bolouri O., Taranejoo S., Goodarzi V., Torabi-Angaji M., (2010), A Stacked Neural Network Approach for Yield Prediction of Propylene Polymerization, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 116, 1237–1246 [Link to the paper]. ​

Conferences

C34.  Shahsavan H., Guo Y., Zeng H., Aghakhani A.A., Priimagi A., and Sitti M., Light-fueled Soft Actuators based on Liquid Crystal Gels, International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference (ILCEC 2019), Eindhoven, the Netherlands September 15-18, 2019 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C33.  Davidson Z. S., Shahsavan H., Guo Y., Hines L., Xia Y., Yang S., and Sitti M., Electromechanical actuation of dielectric liquid crystal elastomers for soft robotics applications, American Physical Society March Meeting (APS 2019), Boston, MA, USA, March 4-8, 2019 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C32.  Davidson Z. S., Shahsavan H., Guo Y., Hines L., Xia Y., Yang S., and Sitti M., Electromechanical actuation of dielectric liquid crystal elastomers of complex patterns, Gordon Research Conference on Complex Active and Adaptive Material Systems (GRC 2019), Ventura, CA, USA, Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2019 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C31.  Shahsavan H., Yu L., Jákli A., and Zhao, B., Smart Biomimetic Micro/Nanostructures Based on Liquid Crystal Elastomers & Networks, Adhesion Society Annual Meeting and 6th World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena (WCARP), San Diego, CA, USA, February 25-March 1, 2018 (Extended abstract and oral presentation).

 

C30.  Shahsavan H., Salili S. M., Zhao B., and Antal Jákli, Thermally Active Liquid Crystal Network Gripper Mimicking Self-peeling of Gecko Toe Pads, International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference (ILCEC 2017), Huston, TX, USA, October 16-18, 2017 (Extended abstract, poster, and oral presentation).

 

C29.  Komeily A., Srinivasan R. S., Salili S. M., Jákli A., & Shahsavan H., Application of wide-band liquid crystal reflective windows in building energy efficiency: A case study of educational buildings, Winter Simulation Conference (WSC 2016), Washington, DC, USA, December 11-14, 2016, pp. 3213-3224, IEEE (Extended abstract and oral presentation).

 

C28.  Shahsavan H., Salili S. M., Jákli A., and Zhao B., Simulation-aided Design of Liquid Crystal Elastomer-based Actuators, 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSCHE 2016), Quebec City, QC, Canada, October 16-19, 2016 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C27.  Liew K., Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., Sponged-based Peel-able Functionally Graded Dry Adhesives for Mounting Applications, 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSCHE 2016), Quebec City, QC, Canada, October 16-19, 2016 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

C26.  Neufeld R. A., Shahsavan H., Zhao B., and Abukhdeir N. M., Simulation-aided Design of Liquid Crystal Elastomer-based Actuators, 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSCHE 2016), Quebec City, QC, Canada, October 16-19, 2016 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C25.  Shahsavan H., Neufeld R. A., Salili S. M., Abukhdeir N. M., Jákli A., and Zhao B., Liquid Crystal Networks for Switchable Gecko-inspired Dry Adhesives, 26th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2016), Kent, OH, USA, August 1-5, 2016 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

 

C24.  Neufeld R. A., Shahsavan H., Zhao B., and Abukhdeir N. M., Simulation-based Design of Liquid Crystalline Elastomers, 26th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC 2016), Kent, OH, USA, August 1-5, 2016 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

 

C23.  Shahsavan H., Salili S. M., Jákli A., and Zhao B., Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Networks with Hybrid Alignment for Novel Interfacial Engineering Applications, Adhesion Society Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, USA, February 21-24, 2016 (Extended abstract and oral presentation).

 

C22.  Shahsavan H., Salili S. M., Jákli A., and Zhao B., Liquid Crystal Elastomers and Networks with Hybrid Alignment for Novel Interfacial Engineering Applications, International Liquid Crystal Elastomer Conference (ILCEC 2015), Erice, Italy, October 2-7, 2015 (Extended abstract and poster presentation & Winner of the Early Career Award).

 

C21.  Shahsavan H., Abukhdeir N. M., and Zhao B., Fabrication and Characterization of Surface Properties of Liquid Crystalline Elastomer Thin Films, 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSCHE 2014), Niagara, ON, Canada, October 19-22, 2014 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

 

C20.  Shahsavan H., Quinn J., and Zhao B., Surface Modification of Polydimethylsiloxane by Poly(Acrylic Acid) Brushes through Surface Initiated Atomic Transfer Radical Polymerization, 2014, 64th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSCHE 2014), Niagara, ON, Canada, October 19-22, 2014 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

 

C19.  Shahsavan H., McDonald B., Pan Z., Patel P., and Zhao B., Biomimetic Micro/Nano Structured Surfaces: Fabrication, Characterization, and Applications, Nano Ontario Conference, Kingston, ON, Canada, November 7-8, 2013 (Short abstract and poster presentation & Winner of the Best Poster Presentation Award).

 

C18.  Shahsavan H., McDonald B., and Zhao B., Fabrication and Characterizations of Biomimetic Micro and Nano Structured Surfaces, 96th Canadian Chemistry Conference (CSC 2013), Quebec City, QC, Canada, May 26‐30, 2013 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C17.  Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., Gecko-inspired Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive: a New Class of Hybrid Adhesives, 2013 Adhesion Society Annual Meeting, Daytona Beach, FL, USA, March 3-6, 2013 (Extended abstract and oral presentation).

 

C16.  Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., Biomimetic Micro-structured Polymer Surfaces for Controlled Adhesion, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (MRS 2012), Boston, MA, USA, November, 2012 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C15.  Shahsavan H., Arunbabu D., and Zhao B., Biologically Inspired Modification of Polymeric Surfaces for Tuning of Wetting and Adhesion, 62th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSCHE 2012), Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 14-17, 2012 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C14.  Shahsavan H., Zhao B., Gecko-Inspired Fibrillar Structure for the Development of Novel Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives, Nano Ontario Conference, Waterloo, ON, Canada, October 11-12, 2012 (Short abstract and poster presentation & Winner of the Best Poster Presentation Award).

 

C13.  McDonald B., Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., Tuning of Hydrophobicity and Friction Behavior of Biomimetic Micro-patterned Thermoset Epoxy Coatings, Annual Meeting of the Thermoset Resin Formulators Association, Orlando, FL, USA, October 28-30, 2012 (Extended abstract and oral presentation & Winner of the Best Paper Award).

 

C12.  Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., Conformal Contact Behaviour of Biomimetic Microstructured Surfaces, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting (MRS 2011), Boston, MA, USA, November, 2011 (Short abstract and oral presentation).

 

C11.  Shahsavan H., and Zhao B, Conformal Adhesion Enhancement on Biomimetic Microstructured Surfaces, Gordon Research Conference on Science of Adhesion (GRC 2011), Lewiston, ME, USA, July 24-29, 2011 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

C10.  Shahsavan H., and Zhao B., Biomimetic Micro/nano - structured Surfaces: A Potential Tool for Tuning of Adhesion and Friction, 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA2011), Ottawa, ON, Canada, July 27-29, 2011 (Extended abstract and poster presentation & Winner of the Best Poster Presentation Award).

 

C9.   Shahsavan H., Izadi H., Han Y., and Zhao B., The Development of Micro- and Nano-structures for “Smart” Adhesion Application, Nano Ontario Conference, London, ON, Canada, May 16-18, 2010 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

 

C8.   Ramazani SA. A., Monemian S. A., Mortazavi M., and Shahsavan H., Preparation and Study of Novel Biocompatible TPU/PP/FUMED Silica Nanoparticles for Manufacturing of Blood Bag Materials, 13th IUPAC International Conference on Polymers and Organic Chemistry (POC ’09), Montreal, QC, Canada, July 5-9, 2009 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

 

C7.   Torabi Angaji M., Shahsavan H., Monemian S.A., and Goodarzi V., The effect of operational parameters on the Melt Flow Index in the bulk polymerization of styrene,  Polymer Processing Society Annual Meeting (PPS 24) , Salerno, Italy, June 2008 (Extended abstract and poster presentation).

 

C6.   Monemian S.A., Shahsavan H., Goodarzi V., and Torabi Angaji M., Investigation of Non-isothermal Crystallization Behavior of Poly (ethyleneterphthalate) (PET)/Imidazolium-basaed Organoclay Nano-composites Synthesized via Interlayer In-situ Polymerization, Polymer Processing Society Annual Meeting (PPS 24) , Salerno, Italy, June 2008 (Extended abstract and poster presentation).

 

C5.   Shahsavan H., Monemian S.A., Goodarzi V., Torabi Angaji M., and Hossein Zade M., Synthesis of Forth Generation Ziegler-Natta Catalyst: Comprehensive Study of Operational Parameters on Catalyst Activity, International Catalysis Conference (ICC 2008), Tehran, Iran, April 28-30, 2008 (Short abstract and poster presentation).

 

C4.   Shahsavan H., Ramazani. SA. A., and Dashti A., Polymerization Behavior Study of a Novel SiO2/ Mg(OEt)2 Bi-supported Fourth Generation Ziegler-Natta Catalyst, 14th International Congress on Catalysis (14th ICC 2008), Seoul, South Korea, July 13-18, 2008 (Extended abstract and poster presentation).

 

C3.   Shahsavan H., Monemian S.A., Moeenzade S., Goodarzi V., and Torabi Angaji M., Preparation of Heterogeneous Fourth Generation Ziegler-Natta Catalyst: Optimization of Operational Parameters Using Taguchi Method, 14th International Congress on Catalysis (ICC 2008), Seoul, Korea, July 13-18, 2008 (Extended abstract and poster presentation).

 

C2.   Hasanzadeh B., Baghalha M., Shahsavan H., and Monemian S. A., Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) of Water Fluidity in Packed Column Filled with Spherical Particles, 10th  International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (CHEMPOR2008), Braga, Portugal, September, 2008 (Extended abstract poster presentation).

 

C1.   Salehi F., Soltani M., Shahsavan H., Monemian S. A., and Torabi Angaji M., Simulation of Maleic Anhydride Production from n-Butane in a Two Moving Bed Reactors System , 10th  International Chemical and Biological Engineering Conference (CHEMPOR2008), Braga, Portugal, September, 2008 (Extended abstract poster presentation).