Our Research

Book Chapters

  1. B. Panchapakesan, J. Loomis and E.M. Terentjev, “Photomechanical Effects in Polymer Nanocomposites”, in Photomechanical materials, composites and systems: wireless transduction of light into work, Edited by Tim J. White, John Wiley and Sons, 2017.
  2. A. Bragg, G. Kloecker, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Applications of nanotubes and graphene for photothermal cancer therapeutics”, in Photomedicine, Edited by Michael Hamblin, and Pinar Avci, Woodhead Publishing Division of Elsevier, Page 291-329, Feb.17, 2015.
  3. B. Panchapakesan, “Science and Applications of Photomechanical Actuation of Carbon Nanostructures”, in Optical Nano and Micro Actuator Technology, Edited by George Knopf, Page 177-236, CRC press, 2013.
  4. T. Burkhead and B. Panchapakesan, “Carbon nanotubes for theranostics applications”, in Applications of Nanomaterials, Edited by Dr. Ramesh Chaugule and Dr. Shrikant Watawe, Page 161-173, American Scientific Publishers, 2013.
  5. B. Panchapakesan, T. Burkhead, B. King, P. Xu, J. Loomis and E. Wickstrom “Diagnostic and therapeutic applications of carbon nanotubes”, in Biomedical Nanosensors, Edited by Joseph Irudayaraj, Pan Stanford Series on Biomedical Nanotechnology, Series Editors Valdimir Torchilin and Mansoor Amiji, Page 121-153, Taylor and Francis, 2012.
  6. S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Optically Driven Nanotube Actuators”, Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 243 (279) 2011.
  7. V. Velasco, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Applications of nanoparticles for molecular targeting and selective destruction of breast cancer cells”, in Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, Edited by Ramesh Chaugule and R.V Ramanujan, American Scientific Publishers, Page: 335-344, 2010.

Journal Publications

  1. V. Rahneshin, F. Khosravi, D. Ziolkowska, J. Jasinski and B. Panchapakesan, “Chromatic mechanical response in 2-D layered transition metal dichalcogenide based nanocomposites” 2016, Scientific Reports 6:34831, pp.1-14 (Nature).
  2. F. Khosravi, P. J Trainor, C. Lambert, G. Kloecker, E. Wickstrom, S.N Rai, and B. Panchapakesan, “Static micro-array isolation, dynamic time series classification, capture and enumeration of spiked breast cancer cells in blood: the nanotube–CTC chip”, 2016 Nanotechnology 27 (44) 44LT03, pp.1-18.
  3. S. Loeian, R.W. Cohn and B. Panchapakesan, “A thermoacoustic model for high aspect ratio nanostructures”, 2016, Actuators, 5(4), MDPI, pp. 1-23 (Open Access)
  4. W. Cohn and B. Panchapakesan, “Spatially nonuniform heating and the nonlinear transient response of elastomeric photomechanical actuators”, 2016 Actuators, 5(2), MDPI, pp.1-16 (Open Access)
  5. S. N. Rai, P.J. Trainor, F. Khosravi, G. Kloecker and B. Panchapakesan, “Classification of biosensor time series using dynamic time warping: applications in screening cancer cells with characteristics biomarkers”, 2016 Open Access Medical Statistics, Dove Press, pp. 1-15 (Open Access)
  6. F. Khosravi, P. Trainor, S.N. Rai, G. Kloecker, E. Wickstrom, and B. Panchapakesan, “Label free capture of breast cancer cells spiked in buffy coats using carbon nanotube antibody micro-arrays”, 2016 Nanotechnology, 27 13LT02.
  7. X. Fan, F. Khosravi, V. Rahneshin, M. Shanmugam, M. Loeian, J. Jasinski, R.W. Cohn, E.M. Terentjev and B. Panchapakesan, “MoS2 actuators: reversible mechanical responses of MoS2 nanocomposites to photons”, 2015 Nanotechnology: Fast Track Communications, 26 261001.
  8. X. Fan, B.C. King, J. Loomis, E.M. Campo, J. Hegseth, R.W. Cohn, E.M. Terentjev and B. Panchapakesan, “Nanotube liquid crystal elastomers: photomechanical response and flexible energy conversion of layered polymer composites”, 2014 Nanotechnology 25 355501.
  9. B.C. King and B. Panchapakesan, “Vacuum filtration based formation of liquid crystal films of semiconducting carbon nanotubes and high performance transistor devices”, 2014 Nanotechnology 25 175201.
  10. J. Loomis, X. Fan, F. Khosravi, P. Xu, M. Fletcher, R.W. Cohn and B. Panchapakesan, “Graphene/elastomer composite-based photo-thermal nanopositioners”, 2013 Scientific Reports 3, 1900 (Open Access, Nature).
  11. J. Loomis, P. Xu and B. Panchapakesan, “Stimuli-responsive transformation in carbon nanotube/expanding microsphere-polymer composites”, 2013 Nanotechnology 24 185703.
  12. P. Xu, J. Loomis, R.D. Bradshaw and B. Panchapakesan, “Load transfer and mechanical properties of chemically reduced graphene reinforcements in polymer composites”, 2012 Nanotechnology 23 505713.
  13. P. Xu, J. Loomis, B. King and B. Panchapakesan, “Synergy among binary (MWNT, SLG) nano-carbons in polymer nano-composites: a Raman study”, 2012 Nanotechnology, 23 315706.
  14. J. Loomis and B. Panchapakesan, “Large photocurrents in single layer graphene thin films: effects of diffusion and drift”, 2012 Nanotechnology 23 265203.
  15. J. Loomis and B. Panchapakesan, “Dimensional dependence of photomechanical response in carbon nanostructure composites: a case for carbon based mixed dimensional systems”, 2012 Nanotechnology 23 215501.
  16. P. Xu, J. Loomis, and B. Panchapakesan, “Photo-thermal polymerization of nanotube/polymer composites: effects of load transfer and mechanical strength”, 2012 Applied Physics Letters, 100 131907.
  17. J. Loomis, B. King and B. Panchapakesan, “Layer dependent mechanical responses of graphene composites to near-infra-red light”, 2012 Applied Physics Letters, 100 073108.
  18. J. Loomis, B. King, T. Burkhead, P.Xu, N. Bessler, E. Terentjev and B. Panchapakesan, “Graphene nanoplatelet based photomechanical actuators”, 2012 Nanotechnology 23 045501.
  19. B. Panchapakesan, B. Book, P. Sethu, M. Rao and J. Irudayaraj, “Gold nanoparticles for theranostics”, 2011 Nanomedicine, 6 (10); 1787-1811.
  20. B. Panchapakesan, R. Capara, V. Velasco, J. Loomis, B.C. King, T. Burkhead, P. Sethu, S. Rai, G. Kloecker and E. Wickstrom, “Micro and nanotechnology approaches for circulating tumor cells”, invited review article 2010 Cancer Nanotechnology, 1 (1) 3-11.
  21. S. Lu, E. Terentjev and B. Panchapakesan, “Photomechanical actuation of carbon nanotubes: mechanisms and applications for micro and nanodevices”, 2009 Journal of Micro and Nano Mechatronics, 5 (1-2), 29-41.
  22. Y. Liu, S.X. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Alignment enhanced photoconductivity in carbon nanotube films, 2009 Nanotechnology”, 20 035203.
  23. N. Shao, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Nanotube antibody biosensor arrays for the detection of circulating breast cancer cells”, 2008 Nanotechnology 19 465101.
  24. S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “All optical micro-mirrors from nanotube MOMS with wavelength selectivity”, 2007 Journal of Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems 16 (6) 1515-1523.
  25. V. Ahir, E.M. Terentjev, S.X. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Thermal fluctuations, stress relaxation, and actuation in carbon nanotube networks”, 2007 Physical Review B 76 165437.
  26. S. X. Lu, S.V. Ahir and E.M. Terentjev, “Alignment dependent mechanical responses of carbon nanotubes to light”, 2007 Applied Physics Letters 91 103106.
  27. N. Shao, S. Lu, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Integrated molecular targeting of IGF1R and Her2 surface receptors and destruction of breast cancer cells using carbon nanotubes”, 2007 Nanotechnology 18 315101.
  28. S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Photomechanical responses of carbon nanotube/polymer actuators”, 2007 Nanotechnology 18 305502.
  29. S. Lu, K. Sivakumar and B. Panchapakesan, “Sonochemical synthesis of platinum nanowires and their applications as electro-chemical actuators”, 2007 Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7 (7) 2473-2479.
  30. B. Panchapakesan and E. Wickstrom, “Nanotechnology for Sensing, Imaging and Treating Cancer”, Review Article, 2007 Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 16 (2) 293-303.
  31. S. Lu, Y. Liu, N. Shao and B. Panchapakesan, “Nanotube micro-opto-mechanical systems”, 2007 Nanotechnology 18 065501.
  32. K. Teker, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Biomolecular tuning of electron transport properties of carbon nanotubes via antibody functionalization”, 2006 IEEE Sensors Journal 6 (6) 1422-1428.
  33. S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Nanotube micro-optomechanical actuators”, 2006 Applied Physics Letters 88 253107.
  34. S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Photoconductivity in single wall carbon nanotube sheets”, 2006 Nanotechnology 17 (3) 888-894.
  35. S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Hybrid platinum/single wall carbon nanotube nanowire actuators: metallic artificial muscles”, 2006 Nanotechnology 17 (3) 888-894.
  36. B. Panchapakesan, R.Cavicchi, S. Semancik and D. Devoe, “Sensitivity, selectivity and stability of tin oxide nanostructures on large area arrays of micro-hotplates”, 2006 Nanotechnology 17 (2) 415-425.
  37. B. Panchapakesan, G. Cesarone, S. Lu, K. Teker and E. Wickstrom, “Single wall carbon nanotubes with adsorbed antibodies detect live breast cancer cells”, 2005 Nanobiotechnology 1 (4) 353-360.
  38. S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Optically driven nanotube actuators”, 2005 Nanotechnology 16 (11) 2548-2554.
  39. K. Teker, R. Sirdeshmukh, K. Sivakumar, E. Wickstrom, H.S. Wang, T. V. Dinh, and B. Panchapakesan, “Applications of carbon nanotubes for cancer research”, 2005 Nanobiotechnology 1 (2) 171-182.
  40. B. Panchapakesan, S. Lu, K. Sivakumar, K. Teker, G. Cesarone and E. Wickstrom, “Single wall carbon nanotube nanobomb agents for killing breast cancer cells”, 2005 Nanobiotechnology 1 (2) 133-139.
  41. S. Sivakumar and B. Panchapakesan, “Electric field assisted deposition of nanowires on carbon nanotubes for nanoelectronics and sensor applications”, 2005 Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 5 (2) 313-318.
  42. B. Panchapakesan, D. L. Devoe, M. R. Widmaer, R. Cavicchi and S. Semancik, “Nanoparticle engineering and control of tinoxide microstructures for chemical microsensor applications”, 2001 Nanotechnology 12 (3) 336-349.
  43. R.E. Cavicchi, R.M. Walton, M. Aquino Class, J.D. Allen and B. Panchapakesan, “Spin on nanoparticle tin oxide for microhotplate gas sensors”, 2001 Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical 77 (1-2) 145-154.
  44. S. Semancik, R. E. Cavicchi, M.C. Wheeler, J.E. Tiffany, G.E. Poirier, R.M. Walton, J.S. Suehle, B. Panchapakesan and D.L Devoe, “Microhotplate platforms for chemical sensor research”, 2001 Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical 77 (1-2) 579-591.
  45. J. Morillo, Q.M. Su, B. Panchapakesan and M. Wuttig, “Micromachined silicon torsional resonators for magnetic anisotropy measurements”, 1998 Review of Scientific Instruments69 (11) 3908-3912.

Proceedings Papers

  1. Rahneshin, and B. Panchapakesan, “Photomechanical effects in TMD based nanocomposites”, in Symposium NM2:2D Layers and Heterostructures beyond Graphene—Theory, Preparation, Properties and Devices, Materials Research Society, Fall 2016, Boston, MA.
  2. W. Cohn and B. Panchapakesan, “Ultraflexible nanostructures and implications for future nanorobots”, Proceedings of SPIE 9859, Sensors for Next-Generation Robotics III, 98590B (13 May 2016).
  3. Panchapakesan, C.D Onal and J. Loomis, “Programmable skins based on core-shell/microsphere/nanotube polymer composites”, Fall 2015 Proceedings of the Materials Research Society, mrss15-2136299, Cambridge University Press.
  4. Rahneshin, F. Khosravi, and B. Panchapakesan, “Tunable photomechanical response of MoS2 polymer nanocomposites”, Materials Research Society, Fall 2015 Proceedings, Boston, MA.
  5. Loomis and B. Panchapakesan, “Photothermal Nanopositioner based on Graphene Nanocomposites”, Proceedings of SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 9170 Nanoengineering: Fabrication, Properties, Optics, and Devices XI, Edited by EM Campo, EA Dobitz, and EA Eldada, Aug19-20, San Diego, CA, 2014.
  6. Khosravi, B. King, S. Rai, G. Kloecker, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Nanotube devices for digital profiling of cancer biomarkers and circulating tumor cells”, Proceedings of IEEE Nanomedicine 2013, IEEE Xplore.
  7. Khosravi, B.C. King, S. Rai, G. Kloecker, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Digital Profiling: a case of cancer biomarkers and circulating tumor cells”, 2013 IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, 7 (4) 6-13.
  8. Xu and B. Panchapakesan, “Mechanical properties of reduced graphene polymer composites”, Proceedings of the 2013 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, vol.1, Washington DC, 2013.
  9. Xu, J. Loomis, B. King and B. Panchapakesan, “Synergism in binary (MWNT, SLG) nano-carbons in polymer nano-composites: a Raman study”, MRS Proceedings Fall 2012-Symposium W-Carbon Nanomaterials, v 1505, 2013.
  10. Laparade, B. Panchapakesan and S.J. Williams, “Optomechanical actuation of carbon nanotube/polymer composite membranes for microfluidic pumping applications”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2012 Vol.9 Pts A & B, Nov. 9-15, Houston TX, Pages: 629-631.
  11. C. King, M. Clark, T. Burkhead, P. Sethu, S. Rai, G. Kloecker and B. Panchapakesan, “Electrical detection of specific versus non-specific binding events in breast cancer cells”, Proceedings of the SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 8460 Biosensing and Nanomedicine V,12 pp., 2012.
  12. Loomis and B. Panchapakesan, “Carbon based dimensional composites”, Technical Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, vol.1 pp. 286-289, Santa Clara, CA, 2012.
  13. Loomis, B. King and B. Panchapakesan, “Near infra-red light induced mechanical responses in single to few layer graphene”, Proceedings of the 2012 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2012, vol.1 pp. 294-297, Santa Clara, CA.
  14. Panchapakesan, P. Xu and J. Loomis, Carbon based micro and nano-opto-mechanical systems, Proceedings of the SPIEThe International Society for Optical Engineering, v 8107, p 810708 (6 pp.), San Diego, CA 2011.
  15. Panchapakesan, “Carbon nanotube based photomechanical actuators”, NSF CAREER award grantees conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, November 30th– December 3rd, 2010.
  16. D. Duff, S.J. Williams and B. Panchapakesan, “Microfluidic pumping with optically induced actuation of a carbon nanotube membrane”, 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, August 1-5, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Technical Publication FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30023.
  17. Velasco, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Carbon nanotubes as molecular nanocarriers for antibody delivery and photothermal ablation of breast cancer cells”, Proceedings of the 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009, v 2, p 52-55, 2009.
  18. Velasco, E.Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Nanotube biosensor arrays for detection of molecular surface markers in breast cancer cells”, Proceedings of 2009 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2009, v2, p22-25, 2009.
  19. Lu, Y. Liu and B. Panchapakesan, “Photoconductivity of carbon nanotube films”, Proceedings of International Conference on Electronic Materials, IUMRS, Sydney, Australia, 2008.
  20. Lu, N. Shao, Y. Liu and B. Panchapakesan, “Nanotube Micro-Opto-Mechanical Systems” Transducers ’07 & Eurosensors XXI. 2007 14th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, p 1043-6, Lyon, France, June 2007.
  21. Lu, Y. Liu, N. Shao and B. Panchapakesan, “Carbon Nanotube Micro-Opto-Mechanical Grippers”, Symposium A –Responsive Soft Matter- Chemistry and Physics of Assemblages, Films and Forms, Editors : R. A. Vaia, J. Genzer, G.H. McKinley, N. Tabiryan, Proceedings of the MRS, Spring Meeting Volume 947, 2007.
  22. Lu, N. Shao, Y. Liu and B. Panchapakesan, “Carbon nanotube as optical materials”, Symposium BB-Hybrid Functional Materials for Optical Applications, Editors: A. Cartwright, T.M. Cooper, A. Kohler and K.S. Schanze. Proceedings of MRS-Volume 1015, 2007.
  23. Teker, G. Cesarone, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Detection of live breast cancer cells using carbon nanotube devices”, NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show-Nanotech 2006 2006, Boston, MA May 2006.
  24. Panchapakesan, “Single wall carbon nanotube nanobomb agents for cancer therapeutics”, Proceeedings of Particles 2006, Orlando, FL, May 2006.
  25. Lu and B. Panchapakesan (2005) Single wall carbon nanotube optical actuators: towards optical artificial muscles, NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show-NSTI Nanotech 2005, Technical Proceedings vol.2 p 242-5 2005.
  26. Panchapakesan, G. Cesarone, K. Teker and E. Wickstrom, “Single wall carbon nanotube devices for monitoring surface receptors in cancer cells”, NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show-Nanotech 2005, Technical Proceedings, vol.1 474-480, 2005.
  27. Teker, K. Sivakumar, E. Wickstrom and B. Panchapakesan, “Electronic sensing of antibodies using carbon nanotube devices”, 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show-Nanotech 2005, Technical Proceedings, vol.1 p 43-6, 2005.
  28. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “A platinum nanowire actuator: metallic nano-muscles”, IEEE proceedings on 2004 International Conference on MEMS, Nano and Smart systems, Pages 36-40, 2004.
  29. Sivakumar and B. Panchapakesan, “Surface Oriented Self Assembled Growth of Carbon Nanotubes”, Nanoparticles and Nanowire Building Blocks-Synthesis, Processing, Characterization and Theory, Editors: G. Galli, O. Glembocki, C. Hunt and C. Murray, MRS Proceedings, v 818 p 253-8, 2004.
  30. Sirdeshmukh, K. Teker and B. Panchapakesan, “Biological functionalization of carbon nanotubes”, Biological and Bioinspired Materials and Devices, edited by Joanna Aizenberg, William J. Landis, Christine Orme, and Rizhi Wang, MRS Proceedings v 823 p-133-138, 2004.
  31. Sirdeshmukh, K. Teker and B. Panchapakesan, “Functionalization of carbon nanotubes with antibodies for breast cancer detection applications”, IEEE proceedings on 2004 International Conference on MEMS, Nano and Smart systems, Pages 48-53, 2004.
  32. Sivakumar, S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Metallic and semiconducting nanowires from single wall carbon nanotubes”, Nanoparticles, and Nanowire Building Blocks-Synthesis, Processing, Characterization and Theory, edited by Orest J. Glembocki and Charles E. Hunt MRS Proceedings 818, p341-346, 2004.
  33. Teker and B. Panchapakesan (2004) Antibody functionalization of carbon nanotubes for breast cancer applications. Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors 2004 (IEEE Cat. No.04CH37603), p 814-17 vol.2, 2004, Austria.
  34. Sivakumar, S. Lu and B. Panchapakesan, “Metallic nanowires from carbon nanotube building blocks: the role of atomic defects in formation of nanowires”, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Electronic and Photonic Packaging, EPP, v 3, p 193-201, 2003, Electronic and Photonic Packing, Electrical Systems and Photonic Design, and Nanotechnology – 2003.
  35. Sivakumar and B. Panchapakesan, “Electric field assisted deposition of nanowires from carbon nanotubes for nanoelectronics and sensor applications”, Proceedings International Conference on MEMS, NANO and Smart Systems, p 203-8, 2003.
  36. Panchapakesan, D. L. DeVoe, R.E. Cavicchi and S. Semancik, “Nanoscale Manipulation and Control of Tin Oxide Nanostructures on Large Area Arrays of Microhotplates”, Transducers ’03. 12th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems. Digest of Technical Papers (Cat. No. 03TH8664), p 119-22 vol.1, 2003.
  37. Panchapakesan and K. Sivakumar (2003) Electric field assisted deposition of nanowires from carbon nanotube building blocks. IEEE Proceedings of ICMENS, Banff, Canada.
  38. Panchapakesan, D. DeVoe, R.E. Cavicchi, and S. Semancik (2001) Control of tin oxide nanostructures on arrays of microhotplates. Proceedings of the 199th Electrochemical Society Meeting, Washington DC.
  39. Walton, C. Kendrick, R. Cavicchi, S. Semancik, B. Panchapakesan, and D. DeVoe (1999) Processing methods for selected area film deposition on microsensor platforms using thermal and potential control. Transducers ’99, The 10th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators, Digest of Technical Papers 1:676-679, Sendai, Japan.
  40. Walton, RE Cavicchi, S. Semancik and B. Panchapakesan, “ Solid state gas microsensors for environmental and industrial monitoring”, Proceedings of SPIEThe International Society for Optical Engineering, v 3853, p 254-261, 1999.
  41. E. Cavicchi, S. Semancik, R. Walton, B. Panchapakesan, D. DeVoe, M. Aquino-Class, J. Allen, and J.S. Suehle (1999) Microhotplate gas sensor arrays. Proceedings of the SPIEThe International Society for Optical Engineering, v 3857, p 38-49, 1999.
  42. Panchapakesan, D.L. DeVoe, R.E. Cavicchi, R.M. Walton, and S. Semancik, “Micromachined array studies on tin oxide films: nucleation, structure and gas sensing characteristics”, Proceedings of Symposium BB: Materials Research Society Symposium – Proceedings, v 574, p 213-218, 1999.
  43. Panchapakesan (1999) Tin oxide films: nucleation, structure, and gas sensing characteristics. Proceedings of Spring MRS Meeting, San Francisco CA.
  44. Panchapakesan, P.F. Mead, and Z. Fathi, “Variable frequency microwave” Advanced Packaging, v 6 n 5 p 60 Sep-Oct 1997.