Weder Christoph

Weder Christoph

Executive Director
Professor, Polymer Chemistry and Materials
Adolphe Merkle Institute
Chemin des Verdiers 4
CH-1700 Fribourg
Switzerland
Office:B327
Phone:+41 26 300 9465
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Christoph (Chris) Weder serves as Professor for Polymer Chemistry and Materials at the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg. He is also the director of this recently established institute for fundamental and applied research on soft nano­materials and he heads the Swiss National Center of Compe­ten­ce in Research Bio-Inspired Materials. Chris is also an Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, USA) and a Visiting Professor at Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand).

Chris was educated at ETH Zürich (Switzerland), was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT (Cambridge, USA), and held appointments as lecturer at ETH’s Materials Department and as a tenured and chaired Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, USA).

Chris’ main research interests are the design, synthesis and investigation of novel functional poly­mers, in particular stimuli-responsive polymers, bio-inspired materials, supramolecular systems, and polymer nano­­composites.

Chris has taught polymer science in Switzerland, the USA, and Thailand and has mentored about 70 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. He has co-authored more than 220 research papers and book chapters and is co-inventor on nearly twenty patents. Chris was involved in one start-up company and made contributions to several commercialized technologies.

Chris has been an Associate Editor for ACS Macro Letters since 2011, he is one of the directors of the Swiss Chemical Society’s Polymer and Colloid Division, and serves as Expert of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences. He is the recipient of the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the DuPont Young Professor Award, an NSF Special Creativity Award, and an ERC Advanced Grant.

Further details can be found in his CV and full list of publications.

Research projects

Publications

2016

Thevenaz, D. C.; Monguzzi, A.; Vanhecke, D.; Vadrucci, R.; Meinardi, F.; Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Thermoresponsive low-power light upconverting polymer nanoparticles
Materials Horizons 2016. [Link]

Sagara, Y.; Lavrenova, A.; Crochet, A.; Simon, Y. C.; Fromm, K. M.; Weder, C.
A Thermo- and Mechanoresponsive Cyano-Substituted Oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) Derivative with Five Emissive States
Chemistry – A European Journal 2016, 22 (13), 4374–4378. [Link]

Shirole, A.; Sapkota, J.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Shape Memory Composites Based on Electrospun Poly(vinyl alcohol) Fibers and a Thermoplastic Polyether Block Amide Elastomer
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2016, 8 (10), 6701–6708. [Link]

Balkenende, D. W. R.; Monnier, C. A.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Optically responsive supramolecular polymer glasses
Nat Commun 2016, 7. [Link]

Sagara, Y.; Simon, Y. C.; Tamaoki, N.; Weder, C.
A mechano- and thermoresponsive luminescent cyclophane
Chemical Communications 2016, 52 (33), 5694–5697. [Link]

Lavrenova, A.; Holtz, A.; Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Deformation-Induced Color Changes in Melt-Processed Polyamide 12 Blends
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2016, 301 (5), 549–554. [Link]

Ayer, M. A.; Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Azo-Containing Polymers with Degradation On-Demand Feature
Macromolecules 2016, 49 (8), 2917–2927. [Link]

Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Articular cartilage: From formation to tissue engineering
Biomaterials Science 2016, 4 (5), 734–767. [Link]

Schaefer, M.; Icli, B.; Weder, C.; Lattuada, M.; Kilbinger, A. F. M.; Simon, Y. C.
The Role of Mass and Length in the Sonochemistry of Polymers
Macromolecules 2016, 49 (5), 1630–1636. [Link]

Thevenaz, D. C.; Lee, S. .-H.; Guignard, F.; Balog, S.; Lattuada, M.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Single-Component Upconverting Polymeric Nanoparticles
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2016, n/a–n/a. [Link]

Nguyen, J. K.; Jorfi, M.; Buchanan, K. L.; Park, D. J.; Foster, E. J.; Tyler, D. J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Capadona, J.
Influence of resveratrol release on the tissue response to mechanically adaptive cortical implants
Acta Biomaterialia 2016, 29, 81–93. [Link]

Heinzmann, C.; Weder, C.; Montero de Espinosa, L.
Supramolecular polymer adhesives: Advanced materials inspired by nature
Chemical Society Reviews 2016. [Link]

2015

Heinzmann, C.; Lamparth, I.; Rist, K.; Moszner, N.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Supramolecular Polymer Networks Made by Solvent-Free Copolymerization of a Liquid 2-Ureido-4[1H]-pyrimidinone Methacrylamide
Macromolecules 2015, 48 (22), 8128–8136. [Link]

Zou, H.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Shape-Memory Polyurethane Nanocomposites with Single Layer or Bilayer Oleic Acid-Coated Fe3O4 Nanoparticles
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2015, 300 (9), 885–892. [Link]

Vadrucci, R.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Organogels for low-power light upconversion
Materials Horizons 2015, 2 (1), 120–124. [Link]

Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS Framing upconversion materials
Nature Materials 2015, 14 (9), 864–865. [Link]

Sapkota, J.; Kumar, S.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Influence of Processing Conditions on Properties of Poly (Vinyl acetate)/Cellulose Nanocrystal Nanocomposites
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2015, 300 (5), 562–571. [Link]

Nicharat, A.; Sapkota, J.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Melt processing of polyamide 12 and cellulose nanocrystals nanocomposites
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2015, 132 (45). [Link]

Mueller, S.; Sapkota, J.; Nicharat, A.; Zimmermann, T.; Tingaut, P.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Influence of the nanofiber dimensions on the properties of nanocellulose/poly(vinyl alcohol) aerogels
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2015, 132 (13). [Link]

Lavrenova, A.; Farkas, J.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Visualization of Polymer Deformation Using Microcapsules Filled with Charge-Transfer Complex Precursors
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7 (39), 21828–21834. [Link]

Kuhnt, T.; Herrmann, A.; Benczédi, D.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Functionalized cellulose nanocrystals as nanocarriers for sustained fragrance release
Polymer Chemistry 2015, 6 (36), 6553–6562. [Link]

Jorfi, M.; Skousen, J. L.; Weder, C.; Capadona, J.
Progress towards biocompatible intracortical microelectrodes for neural interfacing applications
Journal of Neural Engineering 2015, 12 (1). [Link]

Heinzmann, C.; Salz, U.; Moszner, N.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Supramolecular Cross-Links in Poly(alkyl methacrylate) Copolymers and Their Impact on the Mechanical and Reversible Adhesive Properties
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2015, 7 (24), 13395–13404. [Link]

Endes, C.; Mueller, S.; Kinnear, C.; Vanhecke, D.; Foster, E. J.; Petri-Fink, A.; Weder, C.; Clift, M. J. D.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.
Fate of Cellulose Nanocrystal Aerosols Deposited on the Lung Cell Surface In Vitro
Biomacromolecules 2015, 16 (4), 1267–1275. [Link]

Montero de Espinosa, L.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.; Simon, Y. C.
Healable supramolecular polymer solids
Progress in Polymer Science 2015, 49-50, 60–78. [Link]

Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Boday, D. J.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Cellulose Nanocrystal Driven Crystallization of Poly(D,L-lactide) and Improvement of the Thermomechanical Properties
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2015, 132 (10). [Link]

Lee, S. .-H.; Thevenaz, D. C.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Glassy poly(methacrylate) terpolymers with covalently attached emitters and sensitizers for low-power light upconversion
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2015, 53 (14), 1629–1639. [Link]

Sapkota, J.; Kumar, S.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Influence of processing conditions on properties of poly (vinyl acetate)/ cellulose nanocrystals nancomposites
Macromolecular Materials and Engineering 2015.

2014

Annamalai, P. K.; Dagnon, K. L.; Monemian, S.; Foster, E. J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Water-Responsive Mechanically Adaptive Nanocomposites Based on Styrene–Butadiene Rubber and Cellulose Nanocrystals—Processing Matters
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (2), 967–976. [Link]

Montero de Espinosa, L.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.
Isophthalic Acid–Pyridine H-Bonding: Simplicity in the Design of Mechanically Robust Phase-Segregated Supramolecular Polymers
ACS Macro Letters 2014, 3 (6), 540–543. [Link]

Potter, K. A.; Jorfi, M.; Householder, K. T.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.; Capadona, J. R.
Curcumin-releasing mechanically adaptive intracortical implants improve the proximal neuronal density and blood–brain barrier stability
Acta Biomaterialia 2014, 10 (5), 2209–2222. [Link]

Sonseca, Á.; Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Peponi, L.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.; Kenny, J. M.; Giménez, E.
Mechanical and Shape-Memory Properties of Poly(mannitol sebacate)/Cellulose Nanocrystal Nanocomposites
Journal of Polymer Science Part a-Polymer Chemistry 2014, 52 (21), 3123–3133. [Link]

Schyrr, B.; Pasche, S.; Voirin, G.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.; Foster, E. J.
Biosensors Based on Porous Cellulose Nanocrystal-Poly(vinyl Alcohol) Scaffolds
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (15), 12674–12683. [Link]

Potter, K. A.; Jorfi, M.; Householder, K. T.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.; Capadona, J.
Curcumin-releasing mechanically adaptive intracortical implants improve the proximal neuronal density and blood-brain barrier stability
Acta Biomaterialia 2014, 10 (5), 2209–2222. [Link]

Heinzmann, C.; Coulibaly, S.; Roulin, A.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Light-Induced Bonding and Debonding with Supramolecular Adhesives
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (7), 4713–4719. [Link]

Endes, C.; Schmid, O.; Kinnear, C.; Mueller, S.; Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Vanhecke, D.; Foster, E. J.; Petri-Fink, A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Weder, C.; Clift, M. J. D.
An in vitro testing strategy towards mimicking the inhalation of high aspect ratio nanoparticles
Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2014, 11. [Link]

Coulibaly, S.; Heinzmann, C.; Beyer, F. L.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.; Fiore, G. L.
Supramolecular Polymers with Orthogonal Functionality
Macromolecules 2014, 47 (24), 8487–8496. [Link]

Biyani, M. V.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Photoswitchable nanocomposites made from coumarin-functionalized cellulose nanocrystals
Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5 (18), 5501–5508. [Link]

Biyani, M. V.; Jorfi, M.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Light-stimulated mechanically switchable, photopatternable cellulose nanocomposites
Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5 (19), 5716–5724. [Link]

Annamalai, P. K.; Dagnon, K. L.; Monemian, S.; Foster, E. J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Water-Responsive Mechanically Adaptive Nanocomposites Based on Styrene-Butadiene Rubber and Cellulose Nanocrystals-Processing Matters
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (2), 967–976. [Link]

Mueller, S.; Sapkota, J.; Nicharat, A.; Zimmermann, T.; Tingaut, P.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Influence of the Nanofiber Dimensions on the Properties of Nanocellulose / Poly(vinyl alcohol) Aerogels
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2014.

Bandera, D.; Sapkota, J.; Josseta, S.; Weder, C.; Timgauta, P.; Gao, X.; Foster, E. J.; Zimmermann, T.
Influence of mechanical treatments on the properties of cellulose nanofibers isolated from microcrystalline cellulose
Reactive and Functional Polymers 2014.

Kuhnt, T.; Herrmann, A.; Benczédi, D.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Controlled fragrance release from galactose-based pro-fragrances
RSC Advances 2014, Submitted.

Mueller, S.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Water-insoluble aerogels made from cellulose nanocrystals and poly(vinyl alcohol)
Green Materials 2014, Submitted.

Sapkota, J.; Jorfi, M.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Reinforcing Poly(ethylene) with Cellulose Nanocrystals
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2014, Accepted.

Jorfi, M.; Annamalai, P. K.; Weder, C.
Preparation of cellulose nanocrystal/polymer nanocomposites via sol-gel processes
Handbook of Green Materials: Processing Technologies, Properties and Applications 2014, 23–307.

Jorfi, M.; Voirin, G.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Physiologically responsive, mechanically adaptive polymer optical fibers for optogenetics
Optics Letters 2014, 39 (10), 2872–2875. [Link]

Biyani, M. V.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Photoswitchable nanocomposites with coumarin-functionalized cellulose nanocrystals
Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5 (18), 5501–5508. [Link]

Hess, A. E.; Tyler, D. J.; Harris, J. P.; Capadona, J.; Weder, C.; Rowan, S. J.; Zorman, C. A.
Microscale Characterization of a Mechanically Adaptive Polymer Nanocomposite With Cotton-Derived Cellulose Nanocrystals for Implantable BioMEMS
Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of 2014, 23 (4), 774–784. [Link]

Weder, C.
Mechanochromic Polymers
Encyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials 2014.

Balkenende, D. W. R.; Coulibaly, S.; Balog, S.; Simon, Y. C.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Mechanochemistry with Metallosupramolecular Polymers
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2014, 136 (29), 10493–10498. [Link]

Nguyen, J. K.; Potter, K. A.; Tyler, D. T.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Capadona, J.
Mechanically-Compliant Intracortical Implants Reduce the Neuroinflammatory Response
J. Neural Eng. 2014, 056014.

Simon, Y. C.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Mechanically Triggered Responses of Metallosupramolecular Polymers
Chimia 2014, In press.

Sonseca, Á.; Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Foster, E. J.; Peponi, L.; Weder, C.; Kenny, J. M.; Giménez, E.
Mechanical and shape-memory properties of poly(mannitol sebacate) / cellulose nanocrystal nanocomposites
Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry 2014, In Press.

Vadrucci, R.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Low-power photon upconversion in organic glasses
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2014, 2 (16), 2837–2841. [Link]

Biyani, M. V.; Jorfi, M.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Light-Responsive Mechanically Switchable, Photopatternable Cellulose Nanocomposites
Polymer Chemistry 2014, 5501-5508.

Heinzmann, C.; Coulibaly, S.; Roulin, A.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Light-Induced Bonding and Debonding On Command with Supramolecular Adhesives
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (7), 4713–4719. [Link]

Lee, S. .-H.; Ayer, M. A.; Vadrucci, R.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.
Light upconversion by triplet-triplet annihilation in diphenylanthracene-based copolymers
Polymer Chemistry 2014, Submitted.

Mueller, S.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Isolation of cellulose nanocrystals from pseudostems of banana plants
RSC Advances 2014, 4 (2), 907–915. [Link]

Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Endes, C.; Mueller, S.; Petri-Fink, A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Weder, C.; Clift, M. J. D.; Foster, E. J.
The future direction of nanocellulose based research: Biological concerns, applications and analysis
Fibers 2014, Submitted.

Bai, S.; Zou, H.; Dietsch, H.; Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Functional Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as Reversible Crosslinks for Magnetically Addressable Shape-Memory Polymers
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2014, 215 (5), 398–404. [Link]

Potter, K. A.; Jorfi, M.; K.T., H.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.; Capadona, J.
Curcumin-releasing mechanically-adaptive intracortical implants improve the proximal neuronal density and blood-brain barrier stability
Acta Biomaterialia 2014, 2209–2222. [Link]

Sacui, I.; Nieuwendaal, R. C.; Burnett, D. J.; Stranick, S. J.; Jorfi, M.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.; Olsson, R. T.; Gilman, J. W.
Comparison of the Properties of Cellulose Nanocrystals and Cellulose Nanofibrils Isolated from Bacteria, Tunicate, and Wood Processed Using Acid, Enzymatic, Mechanical, and Oxidative Methods
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (9), 6127–6138. [Link]

Schyrr, B.; Pasche, S.; Voirin, G.; Weder, C.; Simon, Y. C.; Foster, E. J.
Biosensors Based on Porous Cellulose Nanocrystal–Poly(vinyl Alcohol) Scaffolds
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2014, 6 (15), 12674–12683. [Link]

Saralegi, A.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.; Eceiza, A.; Corcuera, M. A.
Thermoplastic shape-memory polyurethanes based on natural oils
Smart Materials and Structures 2014, 23 (2), 25–33. [Link]

2013

Lee, S. .-H.; Lott, J. R.; Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Melt-processed polymer glasses for low-power upconversion via sensitized triplet-triplet annihilation
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2013, 1 (33), 5142–5148. [Link]

Fiore, G. L.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Optically healable polymers
Chemical Society Reviews 2013, 42 (17), 7278–7288. [Link]

Endes, C.; Muller, S.; Schmid, O.; Vanhecke, D.; Foster, E. J.; Petri-Fink, A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Weder, C.; Clift, M. J. D.
Risk assessment of released cellulose nanocrystals – mimicking inhalatory exposure
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2013, 429 (1), 012008. [Link]

Saralegi, A.; Fernandes, S. C. M.; Alonso-Varona, A.; Palomares, T.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.; Eceiza, A.; Corcuera, M. A.
Shape-memory bionanocomposites based on chitin nanocrystals and thermoplastic polyurethane with a highly crystalline soft segment
Biomacromolecules 2013, 14 (12), 4475–4482. [Link]

Sapkota, J.; Roberts, M. N.; Kumar, S.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Melt Processing of PVAc-Cellulose Nanocrystal Nanocomposites
Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials 2013, 111. [Link]

Haghpanah, J. S.; Tu, R.; Da Silva, S.; Yan, D.; Mueller, S.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.; Sacui, I.; Gilman, J. W.; Montclare, J. K.
Bionanocomposites: Differential Effects of Cellulose Nanocrystals on Protein Diblock Copolymers
Biomacromolecules 2013, 14 (12), 4360–4367. [Link]

Greenland, B. W.; Fiore, G. L.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Healable Supramolecular Polymeric Materials
Healable Polymer Systems 2013, 224.

Coulibaly, S.; Roulin, A.; Balog, S.; Biyani, M. V.; Foster, E. J.; Rowan, S. J.; Fiore, G. L.; Weder, C.
Reinforcement of optically healable supramolecular polymers with cellulose nanocrystals
Macromolecules 2013, ASAP. [Link]

Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Kuhnt, T.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Thermally Stable Cellulose Nanocrystals Isolated By Phosphoric Acid Hydrolysis
Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials 2013, 13. [Link]

Biyani, M. V.; Jorfi, M.; Weder, C.; Foster, E. J.
Light-Responsive Cellulose-based Materials
Production and Applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials 2013, 129. [Link]

Lee, S. .-H.; Lott, J. R.; Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Melt-processed polymer glasses for low-power upconversion via sensitized triplet–triplet annihilation
Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2013, 5142–5148.

Fiore, G. L.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Optically Healable Poylmers
Chem. Soc. Rev. 2013, 42, 7878–7288. [Link]

Endes, C.; Mueller, S.; Schmid, O.; Vanhecke, D.; Foster, E. J.; Petri-Fink, A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Weder, C.; Clift, M. J. D.
Risk assessment of released cellulose nanocrystals-mimicking inhalatory exposure
Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2013. [Link]

Jorfi, M.; Roberts, M. N.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Physiologically Responsive, Mechanically Adaptive Bio-Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2013, 5 (4), 1517–1526. [Link]

Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Kuhnt, T.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Isolation of Thermally Stable Cellulose Nanocrystals by Phosphoric Acid Hydrolysis
Biomacromolecules 2013, 14 (4). [Link]

Biyani, M. V.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Light-Healable Supramolecular Nanocomposites Based on Modified Cellulose Nanocrystals
ACS Macro Letters 2013, 2 (3), 236–240. [Link]

2012

Burnworth, M.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Structure–Property Relationships in Metallosupramolecular Poly(p-xylylene)s
Macromolecules 2012, 45 (1), 126–132. [Link]

Way, A. E.; Hsu, L.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Weder, C.; Rowan, S. J.
PH-Responsive Cellulose Nanocrystal Gels and Nanocomposites
ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1 (8), 1001–1006. [Link]

Ryan, C.; Christenson, C. W.; Valle, B.; Saini, A.; Lott, J. R.; Johnson, J. R.; Schiraldi, D. A.; Weder, C.; Baer, E.; Singer, K. D.; Shan, J.
Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Multilayer Films for High Capacity Optical Data Storage
Advanced Materials 2012, 24 (38), 5222–5226. [Link]

Burnworth, M.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Structure-Property Relationships in Metallosupramolecular Poly(p-xylylene)s
Macromolecules 2012, 45 (1), 126–132. [Link]

Way, A. E.; Hsu, L.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Weder, C.; Rowan, S. J.
PH-Responsive Cellulose nanocrystals and Nanocomposites
ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1001–1006.

Way, A. E.; Hsu, L.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Weder, C.; Rowan, S. J.
PH-Responsive Cellulose Nanocrystals Gels and Nanocomposites
ACS Macro Letters 2012, 1 (8), 1001–1006. [Link]

Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Optical Upconversion in Polymeric Nanoparticles
Chimia 2012, 66 (11), 878–878. [Link]

Simon, Y. C.; Weder, C.
Low-power photon upconversion through triplet-triplet annihilation in polymers
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2012, 22 (39), 20817–20830. [Link]

Simon, Y. C.; Shuo Bai, S.; Sing, M. K.; Dietsch, H.; Achermann, M.; Weder, C.
Low-Power Upconversion in Dye-Doped Polymer Nanoparticles
Macromol. Rapid Commun 2012, 33 (6-7), 498–502. [Link]

Ryan, C.; Christenson, C. W.; Valle, B.; Saini, A.; Lott, J. R.; Johnson, J. R.; Schiraldi, D. A.; Weder, C.; Baer, E.; Singer, K. D.; Shan, J.
High Capacity Optical Data Storage in Roll-to-Roll Multilayer Films
Adv. Mater 2012, 24 (38), 408. [Link]

Makowski, B.; Valle, B.; Singer, K. D.; Weder, C.
A Melt-Processable Squaraine-Based Organic Glass for Nonlinear Optics
J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22 (7), 2848–2850. [Link]

Makowski, B.; Lott, J. R.; Valle, B.; Singer, K. D.; Weder, C.
Functionalized Cyano-OPVs as Melt-Processable Two-Photon Absorbers
J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22 (11), 5190–5196. [Link]

Kumar, S.; Hofmann, M.; Steinmann, B.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Reinforcement of Stereolithographic Resins for Rapid Prototyping with Cellulose Nanocrystals
ACS Appl. Mat. Interf. 2012, 4 (10), 5399–5407. [Link]

Dagnon, K. L.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Weder, C.; Rowan, S. J.
Water-Triggered Modulus Changes of Cellulose Nanofiber Nanocomposites with Hydrophobic Polymer Matrices
Macromolecules 2012, 45 (11), 4707–4715. [Link]

Capadona, J.; Tyler, D. T.; Zorman, C. A.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Mechanically Adaptive Nanocomposites for Neural Interfacing
MRS Bulletin 2012, 37 (6), 581–589. [Link]

2011

Rusli, R.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Eichhorn, S. J.
Stress Transfer in Cellulose Nanowhisker Composites—Influence of Whisker Aspect Ratio and Surface Charge
Biomacromolecules 2011, 12 (4), 1363–1369. [Link]

Rusli, R.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Eichhorn, S.
Stress Transfer in Cellulose Nanowhisker Composites-Influence of Whisker Aspect Ratio and Surface Charge
Biomacromolecules 2011, 12 (4), 1363–1369. [Link]

Hess, A. E.; Capadona, J.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Hsu, L.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Tyler, D. J.; Zorman, C. A.
Development of a stimuli-responsive polymer nanocomposite toward biologically optimized, MEMS-based neural probes
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 2011, 21 (5). [Link]

Clift, M. J. D.; Foster, E. J.; Vanhecke, D.; Studer, D.; Wick, P.; Gehr, P.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Weder, C.
Investigating the Interaction of Cellulose Nanofibers Derived from Cotton with a Sophisticated 3D Human Lung Cell Coculture
Biomacromolecules 2011, 12 (10), 3666–3673. [Link]

Mendez, J.; Annamalai, P. K.; Eichhorn, S.; Rusli, R.; Rowan, S. J.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Bioinspired Mechanically Adaptive Polymer Nanocomposites with Water-Activated Shape-Memory Effect
Macromolecules 2011, 44 (17), 6827–6835. [Link]

Worakitsiri, P.; Pornsunthorntawee, O.; Thanpitcha, T.; Chavadej, S.; Weder, C.; Rujiravanit, R.
Synthesis of polyaniline nanofibers and nanotubes via rhamnolipid biosurfactant templating
Synthetic Metals 2011, 161 (3-4), 298–306. [Link]

Weder, C.
Mechanoresponsive Materials
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21 (23), 8235–8236. [Link]

Rusli, R.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Eichhorn, S.
Transfer in Cellulose Nanowhisker Composites - Influence of Whisker Aspect Ratio and Surface Charge
Biomacromolecules 2011, 12 (4), 1363–1369. [Link]

Padalkar, S.; Capadona, J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Moon, R.; Stanciu, L.
Self-assembly and alignment of semiconductor nanoparticles on cellulose nanocrystals
Journal of Materials Science 2011, 46 (17), 5672–5679. [Link]

Mendez, J.; Annamalai, P. K.; Eichhorn, S.; Rusli, R.; Rowan, S. J.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.
Bio-inspired Mechanically Adaptive Polymer Nanocomposites with Water-Activated Shape Memory Effect
Macromolecules 2011, 44, 6827–6835.

Lott, J. R.; Ryan, C.; Valle, B.; Johnson, J. R.; Schiraldi, D. A.; Shan, J.; Singer, K. D.; Weder, C.
High-density optical data storage in two-photon absorbing polymer-dye blends
Advanced Materials 2011, 23 (21), 2425–2429. [Link]

Lott, J. R.; Ryan, C.; Valle, B.; Johnson, J. R.; Schiraldi, D. A.; Shan, J.; Singer, K. D.; Weder, C.
Two-Photon 3D Optical Data Storage via Aggregate Switching of Excimer-Forming Dyes
Advanced Materials 2011, 23 (21), 2425–2429. [Link]

Hsu, L.; Weder, C.; Rowan, S. J.
Stimuli-responsive, mechanically-adaptive polymer nanocomposites
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2011, 21 (9), 2812–2822. [Link]

Hess, A. E.; Capadona, J.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Tyler, D. J.; Zorman, C. A.
Development of a stimuli-responsive polymer nanocomposite toward biologically-optimized, MEMS-based neural probes
Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 2011, 21 (5), 054009. [Link]

Harris, J. P.; Hess, A. E.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Zorman, C. A.; Tyler, D. J.; Capadona, J.
In vivo deployment of mechanically adaptive nanocomposites for intracortical microelectrodes
J. Neural. Eng. 2011, 8 (4), 046010. [Link]

Harris, J. P.; Capadona, J.; Miller, R. H.; Healy, B. C.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Tyler, D.
Mechanically Adaptive Intracortical Implants Improve the Proximity of Neuronal Cell Bodies
J. Neural. Eng. 2011, 8 (6), 066011. [Link]

Fiore, G. L.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Light-Activated Healing of Metallosupramolecular Polymers
Chimia 2011, 65 (9), 745. [Link]

Changsarn, S.; Mendez, J.; Weder, C.; Srikhirin, T.; Supaphol, P.
Electrospinning of Light-Emitting Fibers from a Tertiary Blend Solution of an Inert Polymer and Two Conjugated Polymers
Chiang Mai Journal of Science 2011, 38 (2), 193–209. [Link]

Changsarn, S.; Mendez, J.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Foster, E. J.; Weder, C.; Supaphol, P.
Biologically Inspired Hierarchical Design of Nanocomposites Based on Poly(ethylene oxide) and Cellulose Nanofibers
Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2011, 32, 1367–1372. [Link]

Burnworth, M.; Tang, L.; Kumpfer, J. R.; Duncan, A. J.; Beyer, F. L.; Fiore, G. L.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Optically healable supramolecular polymers
Nature 2011, 472 (7343), 334–337. [Link]

Burnworth, M.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Structure-Property Relations in Metallosupramolecular Poly(p-xylylene)s
Macromolecules 2011, 45 (1), 126–132. [Link]

Clift, M. J. D.; Foster, E. J.; Vanhecke, D.; Studer, D.; Wick, P.; Gehr, P.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Weder, C.
Investigating the interaction of cellulose nanofibers derived from cotton with a sophisticated 3D human lung cell coculture.
Biomacromolecules 2011, 12 (10), 3666–3673. [Link]

2010

Tang, L.; Weder, C.
Cellulose Whisker/Epoxy Resin Nanocomposites
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2 (4), 1073–1080. [Link]

Shanmuganathan, K.; Capadona, J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Stimuli-Responsive Mechanically Adaptive Polymer Nanocomposites
Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces 2010, 2 (1), 165–174. [Link]

Shanmuganathan, K.; Capadona, J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Biomimetic mechanically adaptive nanocomposites
Progress in Polymer Science 2010, 35 (1-2), 212–222. [Link]

Shanmuganathan, K.; Capadona, J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Bio-inspired mechanically-adaptive nanocomposites derived from cotton cellulose whiskers
Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20 (1), 180–186. [Link]

Rusli, R.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Eichhorn, S.
Stress-Transfer in Anisotropic and Environmentally Adaptive Cellulose Whisker Nanocomposites
Biomacromolecules 2010, 11 (3), 762–768. [Link]

Padalkar, S.; Capadona, J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Won, Y.; Stanciu, L.; Moon, R.
Natural Biopolymers: Novel Templates for the Synthesis of Nanostructures
Langmuir 2010, 26 (11), 8497–8502. [Link]

Nolte, P.; Pergande, D.; Schweizer, S.; Geuss, M.; Salzer, R.; Makowski, B.; Steinhart, M.; Mack, P.; Hermann, D.; Busch, K.; Weder, C.; Wehrspohn, R.
Photonic Crystal Devices with Multiple Dyes by Consecutive Local Infiltration of Single Pores
Advanced Materials 2010, 22 (42), 4731–4735. [Link]

Mendez, J.; Weder, C.
Synthesis, electrical properties, and nanocomposites of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) nanorods
Polymer Chemistry 2010, 1 (8), 1237–1244. [Link]

Lott, J. R.; Weder, C.
Luminescent Mechanochromic Sensors Based on Poly(vinylidene fluoride) and Excimer-Forming p-Phenylene Vinylene Dyes
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2010, 211 (1), 28–34. [Link]

Eichhorn, S.; Dufresne, A.; Aranguren, M.; Marcovich, N.; Capadona, J.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.; Thielemans, W.; Roman, M.; Renneckar, S.; Gindl, W.; Veigel, S.; Keckes, J.; Yano, H.; Abe, K.; Nogi, M.; Nakagaito, A.; Mangalam, A.; Simonsen, J.; Benight, A.; Bismarck, A.; Berglund, L.; Peijs, T.
Review: Current international research into cellulose nanofibres and nanocomposites
Journal of Materials Science 2010, 45 (1), 1–33. [Link]

2009

Capadona, J.; Shanmuganathan, K.; Trittschuh, S.; Seidel, S.; Rowan, S. J.; Weder, C.
Polymer Nanocomposites with Nanowhiskers Isolated from Microcrystalline Cellulose
Biomacromolecules 2009, 10 (4), 712–716. [Link]

Weder, C.
SWISS CHEMISTS IN THE USA
Chimia 2009, 63 (11), 708–708. [Link]

Weder, C.
MECHANOCHEMISTRY Polymers react to stress
Nature 2009, 459 (7243), 45–46. [Link]

Weder, C.
Functional Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites
Chimia 2009, 63 (11), 758–763. [Link]

Singh-Rachford, T.; Lott, J. R.; Weder, C.; Castellano, F.
Influence of Temperature on Low-Power Upconversion in Rubbery Polymer Blends
Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131 (33), 12007–12014. [Link]

Hess, A. E.; Hsu, L.; Capadona, J.; Weder, C.; Rowan, S. J.; Tyler, D. J.; Zorman, C. A.
Mechanically-Adaptive Implantable Biosensors Using a Polymer Nanocomposite with Cotton-Derived Cellulose Nanocrystals
, Submitted.

Endes, C.; Schmid, O.; Kinnear, C.; Muller, S.; Camarero-Espinosa, S.; Banhecke, D.; Foster, E. J.; Petri-Fink, A.; Rothen-Rutishauser, B.; Weder, C.; Clift, M. J. D.
A systematic in vitro approach towards mimicking the inhalation of high aspect ratio nanoparticles
, submitted.

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