Journal Publications


[73] E. J. Markvicka, M. D. Bartlett, X. Huang, C. Majidi, “An autonomously electrically self-healing liquid metal-elastomer composite for robust soft-matter robotics and electronics,” Nature Materials in press (2018). [link]

[72] M. Tavakoli, M. H. Malakooti, H. Paisana, Y. Ohm. D. G. Marques, P. A. Lopes, A. P. Piedade, A. T. de Almeida, C. Majidi, “EGaIn‐Assisted Room‐Temperature Sintering of Silver Nanoparticles for Stretchable, Inkjet‐Printed, Thin‐Film Electronics,” Advanced Materials in press (2018). [link]

[71] N. Kazem, M. D. Bartlett, C. Majidi, “Extreme Toughening of Soft Materials with Liquid Metal,” Advanced Materials 1706594 (2018). [link]

[70] S. I. Rich, R. J. Wood, C. Majidi, “Untethered Soft Robotics,” Nature Electronics 1 102 (2018). [link]

[69] C. Pan, K. Kumar, J. Li, E. J. Markvicka, P. R. Herman, C. Majidi, “Visually Imperceptible Liquid Metal Circuits for Transparent, Stretchable Electronics with Direct Laser Writing,” Advanced Materials 30 1706937 (2018). [link]

[68] KB Ozutemiz, J Wissman, OB Ozdoganlar, C Majidi, “EGaIn–Metal Interfacing for Liquid Metal Circuitry and Microelectronics Integration,” Advanced Materials Interfaces 1701596 (2018). [link]

[67] R. Rocha, P. Lopes, A. de Alemeida, M. Tavakoli, C. Majidi, “Fabrication and Characterization of Bending and Pressure Sensors for a Soft Prosthetic Hand,” Journal of Micromechanics & Microengineering 28 034001 (2018). [link]



[66] M. D. Bartlett, N. Kazem, M. J. Powell-Palm, X. Huang, W. Sun, J. A. Malen, and C. Majidi, “High thermal conductivity in soft elastomers with elongated liquid metal inclusions,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 2143–2148 (2017). [link] [pdf]

[65] N. Kazem, T. Hellebrekers, C. Majidi, “Soft Multifunctional Composites and Emulsions with Liquid Metals,” Advanced Materials 19 1605985 (2017). [link]

[64] T. Lu, E. Markvicka, Y. Jin, C. Majidi, “Soft-Matter Printed Circuit Board with UV Laser Micropatterning,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 9 22055–22062 (2017). [link]

[63] S. Song, D. M. Drotlef, C. Majidi, M. Sitti, “Controllable load sharing for soft adhesive interfaces on three-dimensional surfaces,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 E4344–E4353 (2017). [link]


[62] J. Wissman, M. D. Dickey, C. Majidi, “Field-Controlled Electrical Switch with Liquid Metal,” Advanced Science 4 1700169 (2017). [link]

[61] L. K. Russell, M. D. Dickey, C. Majidi, “Liquid Metal Actuator Driven by Electrochemical Manipulation of Surface Tension,” Applied Physics Letters 111 254101 (2017). [link]

[60] S. Rich, S. H. Jang, Y. L. Park, C. Majidi, “Liquid Metal-Conductive Thermoplastic Elastomer Integration for Low-Voltage Stiffness Tuning,” Advanced Materials Technologies 2 1700179 (2017). [link]

[59] A. Mohammadi Nasab, A. Sabzehzar, M. Tatari, C. Majidi, W. Shan, “A Soft Gripper with Rigidity Tunable Elastomer Strips as Ligaments,” Soft Robotics 4 411-420 (2017). [link]

[58] L. Wang, Y. Yang, Y. Chen, C. Majidi, F. Iida, E. Askounis, Q. Pei, “Controllable and reversible tuning of material rigidity for robot applications,” Materials Today in press (2017). [link]

[57] L. R. Finkenauer, Q. Lu, I. F. Hakem, C. Majidi, M. R. Bockstaller, “Analysis of the Efficiency of Surfactant-Mediated Stabilization Reactions of EGaIn Nanodroplets,” Langmuir 33 9703–9710 (2017). [link]

[56] M. Tavakoli, P. Lopes, J. Lourenço, R. P. Rocha, L. Giliberto, A. T. de Almeida, C. Majidi, “Autonomous Selection of Closing Posture of a Robotic Hand Through Embodied Soft Matter Capacitive Sensors,” IEEE Sensors Journal 17 5669-5677 (2017). [link]

[55] M. Tavakoli, R. Rocha, L. Osorio, M. Almeida, A. de Almeida, V. Ramachandran, A. Tabatabai, T. Lu, C. Majidi, “Carbon doped PDMS: Conductance stability over time and implications on additive manufacturing of stretchable electronics,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 27 035010 (2017). [link]

[54] A. Cugno, S. Palumbo, M. Fraldi, L. Deseri, C. Majidi, “Role of Nonlinear Elasticity in Mechanical Impedance Tuning of Annular Dielectric Elastomer Membrane,” Extreme Mechanics Letters 13 116–125 (2017). [link]

[53] M. Tavakoli, R. P. Rocha, J. Lourenço, T. Lu, C. Majidi, “Soft Bionics Hands with a Sense of Touch Through an Electronic Skin,” Soft Robotics: Trends, Applications and Challenges 5-10 (2017).


*[52] M. Bartlett, E. Markvicka, C. Majidi, “Rapid Fabrication of Soft, Multilayered Electronics for Wearable Biomonitoring,” Advanced Functional Materials 26 8496–8504 (2016). [link] [pdf]

*[51] C. Majidi, “Artificial Skin: Soft Electronics & Sensors for Bio-Inspired Robots and Wearable Computing,” ASME Dynamics Systems & Control 4 17-21 (2016). [pdf]

[50] V. Ramachandran, M. D. Bartlett, J. Wissman, C. Majidi, “Elastic instabilities of a ferroelastomer beam for soft reconfigurable electronics,” Extreme Mechanics Letters 9 282-290 (2016). [link] [pdf]

*[49] M. Bartlett, A. Fassler, N. Kazem, E. Markvicka, P. Mandal, C. Majidi, “Stretchable, high-k dielectric elastomers through liquid metal inclusions,” Advanced Materials 28 3726–3731 (2016). [link] [pdf]


[48] A. Tutcuoglu, C. Majidi, W. Shan, “Nonlinear thermal parmeter estimation for embedded internal Joule heaters,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 97 412-421 (2016). [link] [pdf]

[47] H.-S. Shin, J. Ryu, C. Majidi, Y.-L. Park, “Enhanced Performance of Microfluidic Soft Pressure Sensors with Embedded Solid Microspheres,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 26 02511 (2016). [link] [pdf]


[46] A. Fassler, C. Majidi, “Liquid Phase Metal Inclusions for a Conductive Polymer Composite,” Advanced Materials 27 1928–1932 (2015). [link] [pdf]

[45] T. Lu, J. Wissman, Ruthika, C. Majidi, “Soft Anisotropic Conductors as Electric Vias for Ga-Based Liquid Metal Circuits,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7 26923–26929 (2015). [link] [pdf]

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*[44] N. Kazem, C. Majidi, C. Maloney, “Gelation And Mechanical Response Of Patchy Rods,” Soft Matter 11 7877-7887 (2015). [link] [pdf] [back cover]


[43] X. Zhou, C. Majidi, O. M. O’Reilly, “Soft hands: An analysis of some gripping mechanisms in soft robot design,” International Journal of Solids & Structures 64-65 155–165 (2015). [link] [pdf]

[42] X. Zhou, C. Majidi, O. M. O’Reilly, “Flexing into Motion: A Locomotion Mechanism for Soft Robots,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 74 7-17 (2015). [link] [pdf]

[41] I. D. Joshipura, H. R. Ayers, C. Majidi, M. D. Dickey, “Methods to pattern liquid metals,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C 3 3834-3841 (2015). [link] [front cover] [pdf]

*[40] W. Shan, S. Diller, A. Tutcuoglu, C. Majidi, “Rigidity-tuning conductive elastomer,” Smart Materials & Structures 24 065001 (2015). [link] [pdf]



[39] B. A. Gozen, A. Tabatabai, O. B. Ozdoganlar, C. Majidi, “High-Density Soft-Matter Electronics with Micron-Scale Line Width,” Advanced Materials 26 5211-5216 (2014). [link] [pdf]

*[38] T. Lu, L. Finkenauer, J. Wissman, C. Majidi, “Rapid Prototyping for Soft-Matter Electronics,” Advanced Functional Materials 24 3351–3356 (2014). [link] [pdf]


[37] J Wissman, L Finkenauer, L Deseri, C Majidi, “Saddle-like deformation in a dielectric elastomer actuator embedded with liquid-phase gallium-indium electrodes,” Journal of Applied Physics 116 144905 (2014). [link] [pdf]

[36] A. Tutcuoglu, C. Majidi, “Energy Harvesting with Stacked Dielectric Elastomer Transducers: Nonlinear Theory, Optimization, and Linearized Scaling Law,” Applied Physics Letters 105 241905 (2014). [link] [pdf]

[35] X. Zhou, C. Majidi, O. M. O’Reilly “Energy Efficiency in Friction-Based Locomotion Mechanisms for Soft and Hard Robots: Slower can be Faster,” Nonlinear Dynamics 78 2811-2821 (2014). [link] [pdf]


[34] A. Fassler, C. Majidi, “3D Structures of Liquid-Phase GaIn Alloy Embedded in PDMS with Freeze Casting,” Lab on a Chip 13 4442-4450 (2013). [link] [pdf]

[33] A. Tabatabai, A. Fassler, C. Usiak, C. Majidi, “Liquid-Phase Gallium-Indium Alloy Electronics with Microcontact Printing,” Langmuir 29 6194-6200 (2013).[link]. [pdf]

[32] C. Majidi, “Soft Robotics – A Perspective: Current Trends and Prospects for the Future,” Soft Robotics 1 5-11 (2013). [link] [pdf]

[31] W. Shan, T. Lu, Z.H. Wang, C. Majidi, “Thermal analysis and design of a multi-layered rigidity tunable composite,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 66 271-278 (2013). [link] [pdf]

[30] W. Shan, T. Lu, C. Majidi, “Soft-matter composites with electrically tunable elastic rigidity,” Smart Materials and Structures 22 085005 (2013). [link] [pdf]

[29] C. Majidi, R. F. Shepherd, R. K. Kramer, G. M. Whitesides, R. J. Wood, “Influence of Surface Traction on Soft Robot Undulation,” International Journal of Robotics Research 32 1577-1584 (2013). [link] [pdf]

[28] R. Kramer, C. Majidi, R. J. Wood, “Masked Deposition of Gallium-Indium Alloys for Liquid-Embedded Elastomer Conductors,” Advanced Functional Materials 23 5292-5296 (2013). [link] [pdf]

[27] A. Fassler, C. Majidi, “Soft-matter capacitors and inductors for hyperelastic strain sensing and stretchable electronics,” Smart Materials and Structures 22 055023 (2013).[link]. [pdf]

[26] C. Majidi, O. M. O’Reilly, J. A. Williams, “Bifurcations and Instability in the Adhesion of Intrinsically Curved Rods,” Mechanics Research Communications 49 13-16 (2013).[link]. [pdf]

[25] D. Tepayotl-Ramirez, Tong Lu, Y.-L. Park, C. Majidi, “Collapse of triangular channels in a soft elastomer,” Applied Physics Letters 102 044102 (2013). [link] [pdf]


[24] Y.-L. Park, D. Tepayotl-Ramirez, R. J. Wood, C. Majidi, “Influence of cross-sectional geometry on the sensitivity and hysteresis of liquid-phase electronic pressure sensors,” Applied Physics Letters 101 191904 (2012). [link] [pdf]

[23] Z. Chen, Q. Guo, C. Majidi, W. Chen, D. J. Srolovitz, M. P. Haataja, “Nonlinear geometric effects in mechanical bistable morphing structures,” Physical Review Letters 109 114302 (2012). [link] [pdf]

[22] C. Majidi, O. M. O’Reilly, J. A. Williams, “On the stability of a rod adhering to a rigid surface: Shear-induced stable adhesion and the instability of peeling,” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 6 827-843 (2012).[link] [pdf]


[21] C. Majidi, R. Kramer, R. J. Wood, “A non-differential elastomer curvature sensor for softer-than-skin electronics,” Smart Materials and Structures 20 105017 (2011).[link] [pdf]

[20] Z. Chen, C. Majidi, M. Haataja, D. J. Srolovitz, “Tunable Helical Ribbons,” Applied Physics Letters 98 011906 (2010). [link] [pdf]

[19] C. Majidi, Y.-L. Park (co-first author), R. Kramer, P. Berard, R. J. Wood, “Hyperelastic pressure sensing with a liquid-embedded elastomer,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 20 125029 (2010). [link] [pdf]

[18] C. Majidi, R. J. Wood, “Tunable elastic stiffness with micro-confined magnetorheological domains at low magnetic field,” Applied Physics Letters 97 164104 (2010). [link] [pdf]

[17] C. Majidi, M. Haataja, D. J. Srolovitz, “Analysis and design principles for shear-mode piezoelectric energy harvesting with ZnO nanoribbons,” Smart Materials and Structures 19 055027 (2010). [link] [pdf]

[16] C. Majidi, G. G. Adams, “Adhesion and delamination boundary conditions for elastic plates with arbitrary contact shape,” Mechanics Research Communications 37 214-218 (2010). [link] [pdf]

[15] R. Kramer, C. Majidi, R. J. Wood, “Shear-mode Contact Splitting for a Microtextured Elastomer Film,” Advanced Materials 22 3700-3703 (2010). [link] [pdf]

[14] C. Majidi, Z. Chen, D. J. Srolovitz, M. Haataja, “Spontaneous Bending of Piezoelectric Nanoribbons: Mechanics, Polarization, and Space Charge Coupling,” Journal of the Mechanics & Physics of Solids 58 73-85 (2010). [link] [pdf]

[13] C. Majidi, K.-T. Wan, “Adhesion between Thin Cylindrical Shells with Parallel Axes,” Journal of Applied Mechanics 77 041013 (2010).[link] [pdf]


[12] C. Majidi, G. G. Adams, “A Simplified Formulation of Adhesion Problems with Elastic Plates,” Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 465 2217-2230 (2009). [link] [pdf]

[11] C. Majidi, “Shear Adhesion between an Elastica and a Rigid Flat Surface,” Mechanics Research Communications 36 369-372 (2009). [link] [pdf]

[10] C. Majidi, R. S. Fearing, “Adhesion of an elastic plate to a sphere,” Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 464 1309-1317 (2008). [link] [pdf]

[9] J. Lee, C. Majidi, B. Schubert, R. S. Fearing, “Sliding-induced adhesion of stiff polymer microfiber arrays. I. Macroscale behavior,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface 5 835-844 (2008). [link] [pdf]

[8] B. Schubert , J. Lee, C. Majidi, R. S. Fearing, “Sliding-induced adhesion of stiff polymer microfiber arrays. II. Microscale behavior,”Journal of the Royal Society Interface 5 845-853 (2008). [link] [pdf]

[7] C. Majidi, R. E. Groff, R. S. Fearing, “Analysis of Shaft-Loaded Membrane Delamination Using Stationary Principles,” Mathematics & Mechanics of Solids 13 3-22 (2008).[link] [pdf]


[6] C. Majidi, “Remarks on formulating an adhesion problem using Euler’s elastica,” Mechanics Research Communications 34 85-90 (2007). [link] [pdf]

[5] A. M. Peattie, C. Majidi, A. Corder, R. J. Full, “Ancestrally high elastic modulus of gecko setal beta-keratin,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface 4 1071-1076 (2007). [link] [pdf]

[4] B. Schubert, C. Majidi, R. E. Groff, S. Baek, B. Bush, R. Maboudian, R. S. Fearing, “Towards Friction and Adhesion from High Modulus Microfiber Arrays,” Journal of Adhesion Science & Technology 21 1297-1315 (2007). [pdf]

[3] C. Majidi, R. E. Groff, Y. Maeno, B. Schubert, S. Baek, B. Bush, R. Maboudian, N. Gravish, M. Wilkinson, K. Autumn, R. S. Fearing, “High Friction from a Stiff Polymer using Micro-Fiber Arrays,” Physical Review Letters 97 076103 (2006). [link] [pdf]

[2] K. Autumn, C. Majidi, R. E. Groff, A. Dittmore, R. Fearing, “Effective elastic modulus of isolated gecko setal arrays,” Journal of Experimental Biology 209 3558-3568 (2006). [link] [pdf]

[1] C. Majidi, R. E. Groff, R. S. Fearing, “Attachment of fiber array adhesive through side contact,” Journal of Applied Physics 98 103521 (2005). [link] [pdf]