Nancy R. Sottos

Nancy R Sottos
Nancy R Sottos

Nancy R Sottos

Willett Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
210 Materials Science & Eng Bld
1304 W. Green
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-1041

mechanics of complex heterogeneous materials (advanced composites, thin-film devices, smart materials); meso-scale characterization; autonomic materials systems

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Academic and Scientific Experience

Professional Highlights

  • Nancy Sottos is the Donald B. Willet Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is also a co-chair of the Molecular and Electronic Nanostructures Research Theme at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and a University Scholar. Sottos started her faculty career at Illinois after earning a B.S. and a Ph.D. in 1986 and 1991, respectively, in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware.  Her research focuses on the development of autonomic materials systems that have the ability to achieve adaptation and response in an independent and automatic fashion. Recent highlights of Sottos’ work include: (i) nanostructured self-healing polymers, (ii) self-sensing, mechanochemically active polymeric materials, (iii) autonomous materials systems with microvascular networks, (iv) fluorescent digital image correlation strain measurement with nanoscale resolution, and (v) metrology for dynamic interfacial adhesion measurement in multilayer thin films.

Courses Taught

  • AE 428 - Mechanics of Composites
  • MSE 455 - Macromolecular Solids
  • MSE 455 - Polymer Physics
  • MSE 456 - Mechanics of Composites
  • TAM 428 - Mechanics of Composites

Journal Editorships

  • Senior Technical Editor, Experimental Mechanics, 2003-2006
  • Editorial Board, Composite Science and Technology, 2002-present
  • Associate Technical Editor, Experimental Mechanics, 1999-2003

Research Statement

Autonomic Materials Systems

Microelectronic Reliability

  • Thin Film Adhesion
  • Molecular Control of Interfaces

Mechanics of Polymers & Composites

  • Multifunctional Composites
  • Composite Interfaces

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Çapraz, Ö Ö, Bassett, K.L., Gewirth, A.A. and Sottos, N.R., Electrochemical Stiffness Changes in Lithium Manganese Oxide Electrodes, Advanced Energy Materials, 1601778 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201601778
  • Patrick, J.F., Robb, M.J., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R., Polymers with autonomous life-cycle control, Nature, 540, 363-370 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nature21002
  • Kim, T.A., Beiermann, B.A., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Effect of Mechanical Stress on Spiropyran-Merocyanine Reaction Kinetics in a Thermoplastic Polymer, ACS Macro Letters, 5, 1312-1316 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00822
  • Doan, T.Q., Leslie, S.L., Kim, S.Y., Bhargava, R., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Characterization of core-shell microstructure and self-healing performance of electrospun fiber coatings, Polymer, 107, 263-272 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.10.062
  • Ren, Y., Lee, J., Sottos, N.R. and Moore, J.S., Crystal Structure, Thermal Properties and Shock-Wave-Induced Nucleation of 1,2-bis (phenylethynyl) benzene, Crystal Growth & Design, 16, 6148-6151 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.6b01119
  • Robb, M.J., Kim, T.A., Halmes, A.J., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. and Moore, J.S., Regioisomer-Specific Mechanochrimism of Naphthopyran in Polymeric Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 12328-12331 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b07610
  • Zhang, Y., Ying, H., Hart, K.R., Wu, Y., Hsu, A.J., Coppola, A.M., Kim, T.A., Yang, K., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Cheng, J., Malleable and Recyclable Poly(urea-urethane) Thermosets bearing Hindered Urea Bonds, Advanced Materials, 28, 7646-7651 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201601242
  • Robb, M.J., Li, W., Gergely, R.C.R., Matthews, C.C., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. and Moore, J.S., A Robust Damage-Reporting Strategy for Polymeric Materials Enabled by Aggregation-Induced Emission, ACS Central Science, 2, 598-603 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.6b00198
  • Tavassol, H., Jones, E.M.C., Sottos, N.R. and Gewirth, A.A., Electrochemical stiffness in lithium-ion batteries, Nature Materials, 15, 1182-1187 (2016). DOI: 10.1038/nmat4708
  • Awasthi, A.P., Grady, M.E., Kim, I.H., Sottos, N.R. and Geubelle, P.H., Nanoscale mechanical tailoring of interfaces using self-assembled monolayers, Mechanics of Materials, 98, 71-80 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2016.04.003
  • Jajam, K.C. and Sottos, N.R., Energy Absorption Behavior of Polyurea Under Laser-Induced Dynamic Mixed-Mode Loading, Journal of Dynamic Behavior Materials, 2, 379-390 (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s40870-016-0073-3
  • Safdari, M., Najafi, A.R., Sottos, N.R., and Geubelle, P.H., A NURBS-based generalized finite element scheme for 3D simulation of heterogenous materials, Journal of Computational Physics, 318, 373-390 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.jcp.2016.05.004
  • Jones, E.M.C., Capraz, O.O., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Reversible and Irreversible Deformation Mechanisms of Composite Graphite Electrodes in Lithium-Ion Batteries, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163, A1965-A1974 (2016). DOI: 10.1149/2.0751609jes
  • Krull, B., Patrick, J., Hart, K., White, S. and Sottos, N., Automatic Optical Crack Tracking for Double Cantilever Beam Specimens, Experimental Techniques, 40, 937-945 (2016). DOI: 10.111/ext.12148
  • Krull, B.P., Gergely, R.C.R., Santa Cruz, W.A., Fedonina, Y.I., Patrick, J.F.,White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Strategies for Volumetric Recovery of Large Scale Damage in Polymers, Advanced Functional Materials, 26, 4561-4569 (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201600486
  • Coppola, A.M., Hu, L., Thakre, P.R., Radovic, M., Karaman, I., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Active Cooling of a Microvascular Shape Memory Alloy-Polymer Matrix Composite Hybrid Material, Advanced Engineering Materials (2016)., DOI: 10.1002/adem.201600020
  • Li, W., Matthews, C.C., Yang, K., Odarczenko, M.R., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Autonomous indication of mechanical damage in polymer coatings, Advanced Materials (2016). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505217
  • Krull, B., Patrick, J., Hart, K., White, S., Sottos, N., Automatic optical crack tracking for double cantilever beam specimens, Experimental Techniques (2015). DOI: 10.111/ext.12148
  • Yang, K., Lee, J. Sottos, N.R. and Moore, J.S., Shock-induced ordering in a nano-segregated network-forming ionic liquid, JACS, 137, 16000-16003 (2015). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b10721
  • Jones, A.R., Watkins, C.A., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Self-healing thermoplastic-toughened epoxy, Polymer, 74, 254-261 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.07.028
  • Coppola, A.M., Warpinski, L.G., Murray, S.P., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Survival of actively cooled microvascular polymer matrix composites under sustained thermomechanical loading, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 82, 170-179 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.12.010
  • Diesendruck, C.E., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R., Biomimetic Self-Healing, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, 2-22 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201500484
  • Coppola, A.M., Griffin, A.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Retention of mechanical performance of polymer matrix composites above the glass transition temperature by vascular cooling, Composites: Part A (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.07.012
  • Park, C.W., Kang, S.-K., Lopez Hernandez, H., Kaitz, J.A., Wie, D.S., Shin, J., Lee, O.P., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S., Rogers, J.A. and White, S.R., Thermally Triggered Degradation of Transient Electronic Devices, Advanced Materials, 27, 3783-3788 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201501180
  • Kang, S., Baginska, M., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Core-Shell Polymeric Microcapsules with Superior Thermal and Solvent Stability, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2015). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b02169
  • Hart, K.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Repeatable self-healing of an epoxy matrix using imidazole initiated polymerization, Polymer, 67, 174-194 (2015). DOI. 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.04.068
  • Celestine, A.-D.N., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Autonomic healing of PMMA via microencapsulated solvent, Polymer, 69, 241-248 (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2015.03.072
  • Safdari, M., Najafi, A.R., Sottos, N.R. and Geubelle, P.H., A NURBS-based interface-enriched generalized finite element method for problems with complex discontinuous gradient fields, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 4, 202-207 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/nme.4852
  • Baginska, M., Kaitz, J.A., Jones, A.R., Long, B.R., Gewirth, A.A., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R., Electropolymerization of Microencapsulated 3-hexylthiophene for Lithium-Ion Battery Applications, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 162, A373-A377 (2015). DOI: 10.1149/2.0451503jes
  • Gladman, A.S., Celestine, A.-D.N., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Autonomic Healing of Acrylic Bone Cement, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4, 202-207 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201400084
  • Gergely, R.C., Pety, S.J., Krull, B.P., Patrick, J.F., Doan, T.Q., Coppola, A.M., Thakre, P.R., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R., Multidimensional Vascularized Polymers using Degradable Sacrificial Templates, Advanced Functional Materials, 25, 1043-1052 (2015). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403670
  • Hernandez, H.L., Kang, S.-K., Lee, O.P., Hwang, S.-W., Kaitz, J.A., Inci, B., Park, C.W., Chung, S., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S., Rogers, J.A. and White, S.R., Triggered Transience of Metastable Poly(phthalaldehyde) for Transient Electronics, Advanced Materials, 26, 7637-7642 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403045
  • Baginska, M., Blaiszik, B.J., Rajh, T., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Enhanced autonomic shutdown of Li-ion batteries by polydopamine coated polyethylene microspheres, Journal of Power Sources, 269, 735-739 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.048
  • Grady, M.E., Geubelle, P.H., Braun, P.V. and Sottos, N.R., Molecular Tailoring of Interfacial Fracture, Langmuir, 30, 11096-11102 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/la502271k
  • Celestine, A.D.N., Beiermann, B.A., May, P.A., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Fracture-induced activation in mechanophore-linked, rubber toughened PMMA, Polymer, 55, 4164-4171 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.06.019
  • White, S.R., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R., Krull, B.P., Santa Cruz, W.A., Gergely, R.C.R., Restoration of Large Damage Volumes in Polymers, Science, 344, 620-623 (2014). DOI: 10.1126/science.1251135
  • Sottos, N.R., Polymer Mechanochemistry: Flex, Release and Repeat, Nature Chemistry, 6, 381-383 (2014). DOI: 10.1038/nchem.1927
  • Grady, M.E., Beiermann, B.A., Moore, J.S. and Sottos, N.R., Shockwave Loading of Mechanochemically Active Polymer Coatings, Applied Materials and Interfaces, 6, 5350-5355 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/am406028q
  • Jones, A.R., Cintora, A., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Autonomic Healing of Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Interfaces, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 6, 6033-6039 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/am500536t
  • Jones, E.M.C., Silberstein, M.N., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., In Situ Measurements of Strains in Composite Battery Electrodes during Electrochemical Cycling, Experimental Mechanics 54, 971-985 (2014). DOI: 10.1007/s11340-014-9873-3
  • Patrick, J.F., Hart, K.R., Krull, B.P., Diesendruck, C.E., Moore, J.S., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Continuous Self-Healing Life Cycle in Vascularized Structural Composites, Advanced Materials, 26, 4302-4308 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201400248
  • Beiermann, B.A., Kramer, S.L.B., May, P.A., Moore, J.S., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., The Effect of Polymer Chain Alignment and Relaxation on Force-Induced Chemical Reactions in an Elastomer,” Advanced Functional Materials, 24, 1529-1537 (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201302341
  • Blaiszik, B.J., Jones, A.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Microencapsulation of gallium-indium (Ga-In) liquid metal for self-healing applications, Journal of Microencapsulation (2014). DOI; 10.3109/02652048.2013.858790
  • Kang, S., Jones, A.R., Moore, J.S., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Microencapsulated Carbon Black Suspensions for Restoration of Electrical Conductivity, Advanced Functional Materials (2014). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201303427
  • Coppola, A.M., Thakre, P.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Tensile properties and damage evolution in vascular 3D woven glass/epoxy composites, Composites: Part A, 59, 9-17 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.12.006
  • Grady, M.E., Geubelle, P.H., and Sottos, N.R., Interfacial adhesion of photodefinable polyimide films on passivated silicon, Thin Solid Films, 552, 116-123 (2014). DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2013.11.085
  • Degen, C.M., May, P.A., Moore, J.S., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Time-Dependent Mechanochemical Response of SP-Cross-Linked PMMA, Macromolecules, 46, 8917-8921 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/ma4018845
  • Jin, H., Mangun, C.L., Griffin, A.S., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Thermally Stable Autonomic Healing in Epoxy using a Dual-Microcapsule System, Advanced Materials, 26, 282-287 (2013). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201303179
  • Olugebefola, S.C., Hamilton, A.R., Fairfield, D.J., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Structural reinforcement of microvascular networks using electrostatic layer-by-layer assembly with halloysite nanotubes, Soft Matter, 10, 544-548 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/c3sm52288a
  • Soghrati, S., Najafi, A.R., Lin, J.H., Hughes, K.M., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. and Geubelle, P.H., Computational analysis of actively-cooled 3D woven microvascular composites using a stabilized interface-enriched generalized finite element methods, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 65, 153-164 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.05.054
  • Silberstein, M.N., Min, K., Cremar, L.D., Degan, C.M., Martinez, T.J., Aluru, N.R., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Modeling mechanophore activation within a crosslinked glassy matrix, Journal of Applied Physics, 114, 023504 (2013). DOI: 10.1063/1.4812581
  • Lee, C.K., Beiermann, B.A., Silberstein, M.N., Wang, J., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and Braun, P.V., Exploiting Force Sensitive Spiropyrans as Molecular Level Probes, Macromolecules, 46, 3746-3752 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/ma40054281
  • Anderson, C.A., Jones, A.R., Briggs, E.M., Novitsky, E.J., Kukendall, D.W., Sottos, N.R. and Zimmerman, S.C., High-Affinity DNA Base Analogs as Supramolecular, Nanoscale Promoters of Macroscopic Adhesion, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, 7288-7295 (2013). DOI: 10.1021/ja40052831
  • Kramer, S.L.B., Beiermann, B.A. White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Simultaneous Observation of Phase-Stepped Images for Photoelasticity Using Diffraction Gratings, Experimental Mechanics, 53, 1343-1355 (2013). DOI: 10.1007/s11340-013-9747-0
  • Jin, H., Miller, G.M., Pety, S.J., Griffin, A.S., Stradley, D.S., Roach, D., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Fracture behavior of a self-healing, toughened epoxy adhesive, International Journal of Adhesion & Adhesives, 44, 157-165 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh.2013.02.015
  • Moll, J.L., Jin, H., Mangun, C.L., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Self-sealing of mechanical damage in a fully cured structural composite, Composites Science and Technology, 79, 15-20 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2013.02.006
  • Jones, A.R., Blaiszik, B.J., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Full recovery of fiber/matrix interfacial bond strength using a microencapsulated solvent-based healing system, Composites Science and Technology, 79, 1-7 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2013.02.007
  • Hamilton, A.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Mitigation of fatigue damage in self-healing vascular materials, Polymer, 53, 5575-5581 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.09.050
  • Patrick, J.F., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Microvascular based self-healing polymeric foam, Polymer, 31, 4231-4240 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.07.021
  • Odom, S.A., Tyler, T.P., Caruso, M.M., Ritchey, J.A., Schulmerich, M.V., Robinson, S.J., Bhargava, R., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R., Hersam, M.C. and Moore, J.S., Autonomic Restoration of Electrical Conductivity Using Polymer-Stabilized Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Microcapsules, Applied Physics Letters, 101 (2012). DOI: 10.1063/1.4737935
  • Soghrati, S., Thakre, P.R., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. and Geubelle, P.H., Computational Modeling and Design of Actively-Cooled Microvascular Materials, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55, 5309-5321 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2012.05.041
  • Diesendruck, C.D., Steinberg, B.D., Sugai, N., Silberstein, M.N., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R., Braun, P.V. and Moore, J.S., Proton-Coupled Mechanochemical Transduction: A Mechanogenerated Acid, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, 12446-12449 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/ja305645x
  • Losego, M.D., Grady, M.E., Sottos, N.R., Cahill, D.G. and Braun, P.V., Effects of Chemical Bonding on Heat Transport Across Interfaces, Nature Materials, 11, 502-506 (2012).
  • Odom, S.A., Chayanupatkul, S., Blaiszik, B.J., Zhao, O., Jackson, A.C., Braun, P.V., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S., A Self-Healing Conductive Ink, Advanced Materials, 24, 2578-2581 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201200196. (cover)
  • Baginska, M. Blaiszik, B.J., Merriman, R.J., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R., Autonomic Shutdown of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using Thermoresponsive Microspheres, Advanced Energy Materials, 2, 497 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201100683 (cover)
  • Beiermann, B.A., Kramer, S.L.B., Moore, J.S., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R. Role of Mechanophore Orientation in Mechanochemical Reactions, ACS Macro Letters, 1, 163-166 (2012). DOI: 10.1021/mz2000847
  • Jin, H., Mangun, C.L., Stradley, D.S., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Self-healing thermoset using encapsulated epoxy-amine healing chemistry, Polymer, 53, 581-587 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.12.005
  • Dong, H., Esser-Kahn, A.P., Thakre, P.R., Patrick, J.F., Sottos, N.R., White S.R. and Moore, J.S., Chemical Treatment of Poly(lactic acid) Fibers to Enhance the Rate of Thermal Depolymerization, Applied Materials & Interfaces, 4, 503-509 (2012). DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1021/am2010042
  • Lenhardt, J.M., Black, A.L. Beiermann, B.A., Steinberg, B.D., Rahman, F., Samborski, T., Elsakr, J., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and Craig, S.L., Characterizing the Mechanochemically Active Domains in Gem-Dihalocyclopropanated Polybutadiene Under Compression and Tension, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 8454-8459 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c0jm04117c.
  • Hansen, C.J., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. and Lewis, J.A., Accelerated Self-Healing Via Ternary Interpenetrating Microvascular Networks, 21, 4320-4326 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201101553
  • Odom, S.A., Jackson, A.C., Prokup, A.M., Chayanupatkul, S., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R., and Moore, J.S., Visual Indication of Mechanical Damage Using Core-Shell Microcapsules, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3, 4547-4551 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/am201048a
  • Blaiszik, B.J., Kramer, S.L.B., Grady, M.E., McIlroy, D.A., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S. R. Autonomic Restoration of Electrical Conductivity, Advanced Materials, 24, 398-401 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201102888
  • Hamilton, A.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Pressurized vascular systems for self-healing materials, Interface, published online (2011). DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0508
  • Wilson, G.O., Caruso, M.M, Schelkopf, S.R., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. Adhesion Promotion via Noncovalent Interactions in Self-Healing Polymers, ACS Applied Materials, 3, 3072-3077 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/am200584z
  • Esser-Kahn, A.P., Odom, S.A., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R., and Moore, J.S. Triggered Release from Polymer Capsules, Macromolecules, 44, 5539-5553 (2011). DOI: 10.1021/ma201014n (Cover)
  • Sottos, N.R. and Moore, J.S. Materials Chemistry: Spot-on Healing, Nature, 472, 299-300 (2011).
  • Esser-Kahn, A.P., Thakre, P.R., Dong, H., Patrick, J.F., Vlasko-Vlasov, V.K., Sottos, N.R., Moore, J.S. and White, S.R., Three-Dimensional Microvascular Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Advanced Materials, 23, 3654-3658 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100933
  • White, S.R., Blaiszik, B.J., Kramer, S.L.B., Olugebefola, S.C., Moore, J.S. and Sottos, N.R., Self-healing Polymers and Composites, American Scientist, 99, 392-399 (2011).
  • Jin, H., Miller, G.M., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Fracture and fatigue response of a self-healing epoxy adhesive, Polymer, 52, 1628-1634 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.02.011
  • wBeiermann, B.A., Davis, D.A., Kramer, S.L.B., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Environmental effects on mechanochemical activation of spiropyran in linear PMMA, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 8443 -8447 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c0jm03967e
  • Kingsbury, C.M., May, P.A., Davis, D.A., White, S.R., Moore, J.S. and Sottos, N.R. Shear activation of mechanophore-crosslinked polymers, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 21, 8381-8388 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c0jm04015k
  • Brandon, E.J., Vozoff, M., Kolawa, E.A., Studor, G.F., Lyons, F., Keller, M.W., Beiermann, B., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R., Curry, M.A., Banks, D.L., Brocato, R., Zhou, L., Jung, S., Jackson, T.N. and Champaigne, K. Structural health management technologies for inflatable/deployable structures: Integrating sensing and self-healing, Acta Astronautica, 68, 883-902 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2010.08.016.
  • Lee, C.K, Davis, D.A., White, S.R., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and Braun, P.V. Force-Induced Redistribution of a Chemical Equilibrium, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 16107-16111 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/JA106332G
  • Tran, P., Kandula, S.S., Geubelle, P.H. and Sottos, N.R. Comparison of dynamic and quasi-static measurements of thin film adhesion, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 44, 034006 (2011). DOI: 10.1088/0022-3727/44/3/034006
  • Mangun, C.L., Mader, A.C., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Self-healing of a high temperature cured epoxy using poly(dimethylsiloxane) chemistry, Polymer, 51, 4063-4068 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.06.050
  • Olugebefola, S.C., Aragon, A.M., Hansen, C.J., Hamilton, A.R., Kozola, B.D., Wu, W., Geubelle, P.H., Lewis, J.A., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Polymer Microvascular Network Composites, Journal of Composite Materials, 44, 2587-2603 (2010). DOI: 10.1177/0021998310371537
  • Hamilton, A.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Self-Healing of Internal Damage in Synthetic Vascular Materials, Advanced Materials, 22, 5159-5163 (2010). DOI: 10.1002/adma.201002561
  • Kitey, R., Sottos, N.R. and Geubelle, P.H. A hybrid experimental/numerical approach to characterize interfacial adhesion in multilayer low-k thin film specimens, Thin Film Solids, 519, 337-344 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2010.07.094
  • Jackson, A.C., Bartelt, J.A., Marczewski, K., Sottos, N.R. and Braun, P.V. Silica-Protected Micron and Sub-Micron Capsules and Particles for Self-Healing at the Microscale, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 32, 82-87 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/marc.201000468
  • Blaiszik, B.J., Baginska, M., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R. Autonomic Recovery of Fiber/Matrix Interfacial Bond Strength in a Model Composite, Advanced Functional Materials, 20, 3547-3554 (2010). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201000798
  • Esser-Kahn, A.P., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. Programmable Microcapsules from Self-Immolative Polymers, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 10266-10268 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ja104812p
  • Blaiszik, B.J., Kramer, S.L.B., Olugebefola, S.C., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Self-Healing Polymers and Composites, Annual Review of Materials Research, 40, 179-211 (2010). DOI: 10.1146/annurev-matsci-070909-104532
  • Tran, P., Kandula, S.S.V., Geubelle, P.H. and Sottos, N.R. Dynamic delamination of patterned thin films: a numerical study, International Journal of Fracture, 162, 77-90 (2010). DOI: 10.1007/s10704-010-9460-2
  • Wilson, G.O., Henderson, J.W., Caruso, M.M., Blaiszik, B.J., McIntire, P.J., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. Evaluation of Peroxide Initiators of Radical Polymerization-Based Self-Healing Applications, Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 48, 2698-2708 (2010). DOI: 10.1002/pola.24053
  • Odom, S.A., Caruso, M.M., Finke, A.D., Prokup, A.M., Ritchey, J.A., Leonard, J.H., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. and Moore, J.S. Restoration of Conductivity with TTF-TCNQ Charge-Transfer Salts, Advanced Functional Materials, 17, 1721-1727 (2010). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201000159
  • Kryger, M.J., Ong, M.T., Odom, S.A., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R., Martinez, T.J. and Moore, J.S. Masked Cyoanoacrylates Unveiled by Mechanical Force, Journal of American Chemical Society, 132, 4558-4559 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ja1008932
  • Caruso, M.M., Blaiszik, B.J., Jin, H., Schelkopf, S.R., Stradley, D.S., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. Robust Double-Walled Microcapsules for Self-Healing Polymeric Materials, Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2, 1195-1199 (2010).
  • McIlroy, D.A., Blaiszik, B.J., Caruso, M.M., White, S.R., Moore, J.S and Sottos, N.R. Microencapsulation of a reactive liquid-phase amine for self-healing epoxy composites, Macromolecules, 43, 1855-1859 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/ma902251n
  • Hamilton, A.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Local strain concentrations in a microvascular network, Experimental Mechanics, 50, 255-263 (2010). DOI: 10.1007/s11340-009-9299-5
  • Moll, J.L., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R. A self-sealing fiber-reinforced composite, Journal of Composite Materials, 44, 2573-2585 (2010). DOI: 10.177/0021998306356605
  • Krehbiel, J., Lambros, J., Viator, J. and Sottos, N.R. Digital image correlation for improved detection of basal cell carcinoma, Experimental Mechanics, 50, 813-824 (2010). DOI: 10.1004/s11340-009-9324-8
  • Patel, A.J., Sottos, N.R., Wetzel, E.D. and White, S.R. Autonomic healing of low-velocity impact damage in fiber-reinforced composites, Composites: Part A, 41, 360-368 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2009.11.002
  • Berfield, T.A., Carroll III, J.F., Payne, D.A. and Sottos, N.R. Thermal strain measurement in sol-gel lead zirconate titanate thin films, Journal of Applied Physics, 106, 123501 (2009). DOI: 10.1063/1.3251420
  • Patel, A.J., Sottos, N.R., Wetzel, E.D. and White, S.R. Autonomic healing of low-velocity impact damage in fiber-reinforced composites, Composites: Part A, 41, 360-368 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2009.11.002
  • Hansen, C., Wu, W., Toohey, K.S., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Lewis, J.A. Self-healing materials with interpenetrating microvascular networks, Advanced Materials, 21, 4143-4147 (2009). DOI: 10.1002/adma.200900588
  • Kirkby, E.L., Michaud, V.J., Manson, J.-A.E., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Performance of self-healing epoxy with microencapsulated healing agent and shape memory alloy wires, Polymer, 50, 5533-5538 (2009). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2009.05.014
  • Caruso, M.M., Davis, D.A. Shen, Q., Odom, S.A., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. Mechanically-Induced Chemical Changes in Polymeric Materials, Chemical Reviews, 109, 5755-5798 (2009). DOI: 10.1021/cr9001353
  • Wilson, G.O., Porter, K.A., Weissman, H., Wilson, S.R., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R. and Moore, J.S. Stability of second generation grubbs' alkylidenes to primary amines: formation of novel ruthenium-amine complexes, Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis, 351, 1817-1825 (2009). DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200900134
  • Beiermann, B., Keller, M.W. and Sottos, N.R. Self-healing flexible laminates for resealing of puncture damage, Smart Materials and Structures, 18, 085001 (2009). DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/18/8/085001
  • Davis, D. A., Hamilton, A., Yang, Y., Cremar, L. D., Gough, D. V., Potisek, S. L., Ong, M. T., Braun, P. V., Martínez, T. J., White, S. R., Moore, J. S. and Sottos, N. R. Force-Induced Activation of Covalent Bonds in Mechanoresponsive Polymeric Materials, Nature, 459, 68-72 (2009). DOI: 10.1038/nature07970
  • Toohey, K. S., Hansen, C., Sottos, N. R., Lewis, J. A. and White, S. R. Delivery of two-part self-healing chemistry via microvascular networks. Advanced Functional Materials 19, 1399-1405 (2009). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200801824
  • Blaiszik, B. J., Caruso, M. M., McIlory, D., Moore, J., White, S. R. and Sottos, N. R. Microcapsules filled with reactive solutions for self-healing materials. Polymer 50, 990-997 (2009). DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2008.12.040
  • Kitey, R., Geubelle, P. H. and Sottos, N. R. Mixed-mode interfacial adhesive strength of a thin film on an anisotropic substrate. J. Mechanics and Physics of Solids 57, 51-66 (2009). DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2008.10.002.
  • Kandula, S., Tran, P., Geubelle, P. H. and Sottos, N. R. Dynamic delamination of patterned thin films. Applied Physics Letters 93, 261902-1 (2008). DOI: 10.1063/1.3056639
  • Yang, J., Keller, M. W., White, S. R. and Sottos, N. R. Microencapsulation of Isocyanates for Self-Healing Polymers. Macromolecules 41, 9650-9655 (2008). DOI: 10.1021/ma801718v
  • Mookhoek, S. D., Blaiszik, B. J., Fisher, H. R., Sottos, N. R., White, S. R. and van der Zwaag, S. Peripherally decorated binary microcapsules containing two liquids. Journal of Materials Chemistry 18, 5390-5394 (2008). DOI: 10.1039/b810542a
  • Toohey, K., Sottos, N. R. and White, S. R. Characterization of Microvascular-Based Self-healing Coatings. Experimental Mechanics (2008). DOI 10.1007/s11340-008-9176-7.
  • Youngblood, J., Extrand, C. and Sottos, N. R. Bioinspired Materials for Self-Cleaning and Self Healing. MRS Bulletin 33, 732-741 (2008).
  • Kandula, S., Hartfield, C., Geubelle, P. H. and Sottos, N. R. Adhesion strength measurement of polymer-dielectric interfaces using laser spallation technique. Thin Solid Films 516, 7627-7635 (2008). DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2008.05.033
  • Kirkby, E., Michaud, V., Manson, J. A., Rule, J., Sottos, N.R. and White, S. R. Embedded shape-memory alloy wires for improved performance. Advanced Functional Materials 18, 2253-2260 (2008). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200701208
  • Caruso, M. M., Blaiszik, B. J., White, S. R., Sottos, N. R. and Moore, J. S. Full recovery of fracture toughness using a non-toxic solvent-based self-healing system. Advanced Functional Materials 18, 1898-1904 (2008). DOI: 10.1002/adfm
  • Keller, M. W., White, S. R. and Sottos, N. R. Torsion fatigue of a self-healing poly(dimethyl siloxane) elastomer. Polymer 49, 3136-3145 (2008). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2008.04.041
  • Tran, P., Kandula, S. S. V., Geubelle, P. H. and Sottos, N. R. Hybrid spectral/finite element analysis of dynamic delamination of patterned thin films. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 75, 4217-4233 (2008). DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2008.006
  • Wilson, G. O., Caruso, M. M., Reimer, N. T., White, S. R., Sottos, N. R. and Moore, J. S. Evaluation of Ruthenium Catalysts for Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Based Self-Healing Applications, Chemistry of Materials 20, 3288-3297(2008). DOI: 10.1021/cm702933h
  • Wilson, G. O., Moore, J. S., White, S. R., Sottos, N. R. and Andersson, H. M. Autonomic Healing of Epoxy Vinyl Esters via Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization. Advanced Functional Materials 18, 44-52 (2008). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200700419
  • Blaiszik, B. J., Sottos, N. R. and White, S. R. Nanocapsules for Self-Healing Materials. Composite Science and Technology 68, 978-986 (2008). DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2007.07.021
  • Kamphaus, J.M., Rule, J.D., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R., and White, S.R., A new self-healing epoxy with tungsten (VI) chloride catalyst, JRS Interface 5, 95-103 (2008).
  • Blaiszik, B.J., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. Nanocapsules for Self-Healing Materials, Composite Science and Technology 68, 978-986 (2008).
  • Potisek, S., Davis, D.A., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S., Mechanophore-Linked Addition Polymers, JACS 129, 13808-13809 (2007).
  • Caruso, M.M., Delafuente, D.A., Ho, V., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R., and White, S.R., Solvent-Promoted Self-Healing Materials, Macromolecules 40, 8830-8832 (2007).
  • Wilson, G.O., Moore, J.S., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R., and Andersson, H.M., Autonomic Healing of Epoxy Vinyl Esters via Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization, Advanced Functional Materials 18, 44-52 (2007) .
  • Toohey, K.S., Sottos, N.R., Lewis, J.A., Moore, J.S., and White, S.R., Self-healing materials with microvascular networks, Nature Materials, 6, 581-585 (2007)
  • Rule, J.D., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. Effect of microcapsule size on the performance of self-healing polymers, Polymer, 48, 3520-3529 (2007).
  • Hickenboth, C.R., Moore, J.S., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R., and Wilson, S.R. Biasing Reaction Pathways with Mechanical Force, Cover Feature, Nature, 446, 423-427 (2007).
  • Keller, M.K., White, S.R., and Sottos, N.R., A self-healing poly(dimethyl siloxane) elastomer, Cover Feature, Adv. Func. Materials, 17, 2399-2404 (2007).
  • Maudlin, T., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Self-healing kinetics and the stereoisomers of dicyclopentadiene. Special Issue of Self-Healing Polymers and Composites, J. Royal Society: Interface, 4, 389-393 (2007).
  • Jones, A. S., Rule, J.D., Moore, J.S., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Life extension of self-healing polymers with rapidly growing fatigue cracks. Special Issue of Self-Healing Polymers and Composites - Cover Feature, J. Royal Society: Interface, 4, 395-403 (2007).
  • Sottos, N., White, S., and Bond, I. Introduction: Self-healing polymers and composites, Special Issue. J. Royal Society: Interface 4 347-348 (2007).
  • Berfield, T. A., R.J. Ong, D.A. Payne and N.R. Sottos. Residual stress effects on piezoelectric response of sol-gel derived lead zirconate titanate thin films, J. Applied Physics, 101, 024102 (2007).
  • O’Brien, D.J., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.W., The Viscoelastic Poisson’s Ratio of Epoxy, Experimental Mechanics, 47, 237-249 (2007).
  • Keller, M.W. and Sottos, N.R., Mechanical Properties of Microcapsules Used in a Self-Healing Polymer, Experimental Mechanics, 46, 725-733 (2006).
  • Jones, A.S., White, S.R., Sottos, N.R., Rule, J.D., and Moore, J.S., Catalyst Morphology and Dissolution Kinetics for Self-Healing Polymers, Chemistry of Materials, 18 (5), 1312-1317 (2006).
  • Berfield, T.A., Patel, J.K., Shimmin, R.G., Braun, P.V., Sottos, N.R. and Lambros, J. Fluorescent image correlation for nanoscale deformation measurements, Small 2 (5), 631-635 (2006).
  • S. Cho, H. M. Andersson, S.R. White, N.R. Sottos, P. Braun, Environmentally stable polydimethysiloxane-based self-healing of polymers. Advanced Materials 18 (8), 997-1000 (2006).
  • Brown, E.N., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Fatigue crack propagation in microcapsule toughened epoxy. J. Materials Science 41 (19): 6266-6273 (2006).
  • Mackin, T.J., Halverson, T.L., and Sottos, N.R., The Effect of Interfacial Properties on Damage Evolution in Model Composites, Polymer Composites 26, 241-246 (2005).
  • Ong, R., Sottos, N.R., and Payne D.A. Residual stress and thickness effects for integrated PZT thin films. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 88, 2839-2847 (2005).
  • Brown, E.N., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R. Retardation and repair of fatigue cracks in a microcapsule toughened epoxy composite—Part 2: In situ self-healing. Composite Science and Technology, Special Anniversary Issue, 65, 2474-2480 (2005).
  • Brown, E.N., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R. Retardation and repair of fatigue cracks in a microcapsule toughened epoxy composite—Part I: Manual infiltration. Composite Science and Technology, Special Anniversary Issue, 65, 2466-2473 (2005).
  • Ong, R., Berfied, T.A., Sottos, N.R., and Payne D.A. Sol-gel derived Pb (Zr,Ti)O3 thin films: residual stress and electrical properties, accepted to Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 25, 2247-2251 (2005).
  • Rule, J. D., Sottos, N. R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. The Chemistry of Self-Healing Polymers, Education in Chemistry, 42 (5) 130-132, (2005).
  • Hendrickx, J., Geubelle, P.H. and Sottos, N.R. A spectral scheme for the simulation of dynamic mode 3 delamination of thin films. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 72, 1866-1891 (2005).
  • Rule, J., Brown, E.N., Sottos, N.R., White, S.R. and Moore, J.S. Wax-protected catalyst microspheres for efficient self-healing materials, Advanced Materials, 17, 205-208 (2005).
  • Shrotriya, P. and Sottos, N.R. Viscoelastic response of woven composite substrates. Composite Science and Technology, 65, 621-634 (2005).
  • Brown, E.N., Davids, A.K., Jonnalagadda, K.D. and Sottos, N.R. Effect of surface treatment on the hydrolytic stability of E-glass fiber bundle tensile strength. Composite Science and Technology 65, 129-126 (2005).
  • Shrotriya, P. and Sottos, N.R., Local Time-Temperature Dependent Deformation of a Woven Composite. Accepted Experimental Mechanics 44, 336-354 (2004).
  • Lian, L. and Sottos, N.R. Stress effects in sol-gel derived ferroelectric thin films. J Appl Phys 95 629-634 (2004).
  • Wang, J., Sottos, N.R., Weaver, R.L. Tensile and mixed-mode strength of a thin film-substrate interface under laser induced pulsed loading. J. of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 52, 999-1022 (2004).
  • Brown, E.N., White, S.R. and Sottos, N.R., Microcapsule induced toughening in a self-healing polymer composite, 39 1703-1710 J. Materials Science (2004).
  • Brown, E.N., Kessler, M.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R. In situ poly(urea-formaldehyde) microencapsulation of dicyclopentadiene. J. Microencapsulation, 20, 719-730 (2003).
  • Kessler, M.R., Sottos, N.R. and White, S.R., Self-healing structural composite materials. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 34, 743-753 (2003).
  • Wang, J., Weaver, R. L., and Sottos, N. R., Laser induced decompression shock development in fused silica. Journal of Applied Physics, 93, 9529-9536 (2003).
  • Wang, J., Sottos, N. R., and Weaver, R. L. Mixed-mode failure of thin films using laser generated shear waves. Experimental Mechanics 43, 323-330 (2003)..
  • Zhu, Q., Shrotriya, P., Sottos, N. R. and Geubelle, P. H. Three-dimensional viscoelastic simulation of woven composite substrates for multilayer circuit boards. Composites Science and Technology 63, 1971-1983(2003).
  • Brown, E., Sottos, N. R. and White, S. R. Fracture testing of a self-healing polymer composite. Experimental Mechanics 42, (4), 372-379 (2002).
  • Wang, J., Weaver, R. L. and Sottos, N. R. A parametric study of laser induced thin film spallation. Experimental Mechanics, 42, 74-83 (2002).
  • Shrotriya, P., Sottos, N. R. and Skipor, A. F. Residual stress development during relamination of woven composite circuit boards. J. of Composite Materials, 35, 905-927 (2001).
  • White, S. R., Sottos, N. R., Geubelle, P. H., Moore, J. S., Kessler, M. R., Siram, S. R., Brown, E. N., Viswanathan, S. Autonomic healing of polymer composites, Nature 409, 794-797 (2001).
  • Lin, G. Geubelle, P. H. and Sottos, N. R. Simulation of fiber debonding with friction in a model composite pushout test. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 38, 8547-8562 (2001).
  • Jonnalagadda , J. D., Sottos, N. R., Qidwai, M. A. and Lagoudas, D. C. In-situ displacement measurements and predictions of embedded SMA actuation. Smart Materials and Structures, 9, 701-710 (2000).
  • Stout, E. A., Sottos, N. R. and Skipor, A. F. Mechanical characterization of plastic ball grid array package flexure using moiré interferometry. IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, 23, 637-645 (2000).
  • Lian, L. and Sottos, N. R. Effects of thickness on the piezoelectric and dielectric properties of lead zirconate titanate thin films. Journal of Applied Physics, 87, 3941-3949 (2000).
  • Sottos, N. R., Ockers, J. M. and Swinderman, M. J. Thermoelastic properties of plain weave composites for multilayer circuit board applications. ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 121, 37-43 (1999).
  • Bechel, V. T. and Sottos, N. R. High temperature pushout of pristine and transversely fatigued SiC/Ti-6-4. Journal of Material Science, 34, 3471-3478 (1999).
  • Jonnalagadda, J.D., Sottos, N.R., Qidwai, M.A. and Lagoudas, D.C. Transformation of Embedded Shape Memory Alloy Ribbons. Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures, 9, 379-390 (1998).
  • Bechel, V. and Sottos, N.R. The effect of residual stresses and sample preparation on progressive debonding during the fiber pushout test. Composites Science and Technology, 58, 1741-1751 (1998).
  • Bechel, V. and Sottos, N.R. A comparison of calculated and measured debond lengths from fiber pushout tests. Composites Science and Technology, 58, 1727-1739 (1998).
  • Shrotriya, P. and Sottos, N.R. Creep and relaxation behavior of woven glass/epoxy substrates for multilayer circuit board applications. Polymer Composites, 19, 5, 567-578 (1998).
  • Lian, L. and Sottos, N. R. Dynamic surface displacement measurement in 1-3 and 1-1-3 piezocomposites. Journal of Applied Physics, 84, 5725-5728 (1998).
  • Bechel, V. and Sottos, N.R. Application of debond length measurements to examine the mechanics of fiber pushout. Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids 46, 9, 1675-1697 (1998).
  • Jonnalagadda, J. D., Kline, G. E. and Sottos, N. R. Local displacements and load transfer in shape memory alloy composites. Experimental Mechanics 37, 78-86 (1997).
  • Li, L. and Sottos, N. R., A design for optimizing the hydrostatic performance of 1-3 piezocomposites. Ferroelectric Letters 21, 41-46 (1996).
  • Li, L. and Sottos, N. R., Measurement of surface displacements in 1-3 and 1-1-3 piezocomposites. Journal of Applied Physics 79, 1707-1712 (1996).
  • Li, L. and Sottos, N. R. Improving hydrostatic performance of 1-3 piezocomposites. Journal of Applied Physics 77, 4595-4603 (1995).
  • Li, L. and Sottos, N. R. Predictions of static displacements in 1-3 piezocomposites. Journal of Intelligent Materials Systems and Structures 6, 169-180 (1995).
  • Sottos, N. R. and Swindeman, M. Transient thermal deformations of the interphase in polymer composites. Journal of Adhesion 53, 69-78 (1995). (Special issue to honor Prof. L. Drzal).
  • Palmese, G. R., McCullough, R. L. and Sottos, N.R. Relationship between interphase composition, material properties and residual stress in composite materials. Journal of Adhesion 52, 101-113 (1995).
  • Sottos, N. R., Hiemstra, D. L., and Scott, W. R. Correlating interphase glass transition and interfacial microcracking in polymer composites. Fracture Mechanics: 25th Volume, ASTM STP 1220, F. Erdogan and R. Hartranft, eds., American Society for Testing Materials, 140-155 (1995).
  • Sottos, N. R., Li, L. and Agarwal, G. The effects of interphase properties on interfacial shear strength in composites. Journal of Adhesion 45, 105-124 (1994).
  • Hiemstra, D. L. and Sottos, N. R. Thermally induced interfacial microcracking in polymer matrix composites. Journal of Composite Materials 27, 1030-1051 (1993).
  • Sottos, N. R., McCullough, R. L. and Scott, W. R. The influence of interphase regions on local thermal displacements in composites. Composites Science and Technology, 44, 319-332 (1992).
  • Sottos, N. R., Scott, W. R. and McCullough, R. L. Micro-interferometry for measurement of thermal displacements at fiber/matrix interfaces. Experimental Mechanics 31, 98-103 (1991).

Teaching Honors

  • Frocht Award for educator of the year, Society of Experimental Mechanics (2011)
  • Robert E. Miller Award for Teaching Excellence (1999)
  • Outstanding Advisor List, Engineering Council College Awards (1992, 1998, 1999, 2002)

Research Honors

  • Fellow, Society of Experimental Mechanics (2012)
  • Lazan Award for distinguished technical contributions, Society of Experimental Mechanics (2011)
  • SciAm 50, Scientific American (2007)
  • Fellow, Society of Engineering Science (2007)
  • Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering (2005-present)
  • Hetenyi Award, Society for Experimental Mechanics (2004)
  • University Scholar (2002-2004)
  • University of Delaware Presidential Citation for Outstanding Achievement (2002)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award (1992)