C. Hornat, Y. Yang and M.W. Urban "Quantitative Predictions of Shape-Memory Effects in Polymers," Adv. Mater., 2016, DOI:10.1002/adma.201603334

C. Lu, and M.W. Urban."Synthesis and Directional Assembly of Gibbous and Inverse-Gibbous Colloidal Nanoparticles," Mater.Today, 2016, 9, 41-46

Y. Yang and M.W. Urban. "Self-Healing of Glucose-Modified Polyurethane Networks Facilitated by Damage-Induced Primary Amines," Polym. Chem., 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6PY01221C

C. Lu, and M.W. Urban, "Instantaneous Directional Growth of Block Copolymer Nanowires During Heterogeneous Radical Polymerization (HRP)," Nano Lett., 2016, 4, 2873–2877

M.W. Urban. "Stimuli-Responsive Materials: From Molecules to Nature Mimicking Materials Design," April 2016 (ISBN: 978-1-84973-656-5)

C. Lu, and M.W. Urban, "One-Step Synthesis of Amphiphilic Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Block Copolymers by Surfactant-Free Heterogeneous Radical Polymerization," ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 1317–1320.

M.W. Urban . From stimuli-responsive to self-healing polymeric materials; Prog. Pol. Sci., 2015. (Guest Editor)

Y. Yang, X. Ding, M. W. Urban, Chemical and physical aspects of self-healing materials. Prog. Pol. Sci., 2015, (49-50), 34-59.


C. Lu, and M.W. Urban,   "Rationally Designed Gibbous Stimuli-Responsive Colloidal Nanoparticles," ACS Nano, 2015, DOI: 10.1021/nn507489p.



Y. Yang, and M.W. Urban,   "Self-Repairable Polyurethane Networks by Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Water," Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2014, 53(45), 12142-12147.



Z. Wang, Y. Yang,  R. Burtovyy, I. Luzinov and M.W. Urban,   "UV-Induced Self-Repairing Polydimethylsiloxane-Polyurethane (PDMS-PUR) and Polyethylene Glycol-Polyurethane (PEG-PUR) Cu-Catalyzed Networks," J. Mat. Chem., A, 2014, 2, 15527-15534



M.W.Urban, “Stimuli-Responsive Colloids; From Stratified to Self-Repairing Polymeric Films and Beyond,” Current Opinion in Collidal and Interfacial Science, 2014, 19(2), 66-75.


M. W. Urban, "Self-healing polymers. From Principles to Applications," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 126(15), 3849.



C. Lu, and M. W. Urban, “Tri-Phasic Size- and Janus Balance-Tunable Colloidal Nanoparticles (JNPs),” ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3,346-352




H. A. Pearson, and M. W. Urban, “Simple click reactions on polymer surfaces leading to antimicrobial behavior,” J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2, 2084-2087.



H. A. Pearson, J. M. Andrie and M. W. Urban, “Covalent attachment of multilayers (CAM): a platform for pH switchable antimicrobial and anticoagulant polymeric surfaces,” Biomater. Sci. 2014, 2, 512-521



Y. Yang, and M. W. Urban, “Self-healing polymeric materials,” Chem. Soc. Rev., 2013, 42, 7446-7467




D. Ramachandran, C. C. Corten and M. W. Urban, “Color- and shape-tunable colloidal nanoparticles capable of nanopatterning,” RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 9357-9364




H. A. Pearson, G. S. Sahukhal, M. O. Elasri, and M. W. Urban, “Phage-Bacterium War on Polymeric Surfaces: Can Surface-Anchored Bacteriophages Eliminate Microbial Infections?” Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14(5), 1257-1261




N. Aumsuwan , H. A. Pearson and M. W. Urban, “Micro-patterning of streptavidin–biotin-ampicillin/heparin on poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) surfaces: simultaneous antimicrobial and anticoagulant activity,” Biomater. Sci., 2013, 1, 711-718



Z. Wang and M. W. Urban, “Facile UV-healable polyethylenimine–copper (C2H5N–Cu) supramolecular polymer networks,” Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4897-4901



Y. Yang and M.W. Urban, “Thermodynamics of Self-Healing in Polymeric Materials," Chap. 5, Eds.W. Hayes & B. Greenland, Royal Society of Chemistry Series, 2013.




M.Yu and M.W.Urban, “Ferromagnetic Nanotubes Formation; Length and Thickness Control,”, J. Mater. Chem. C. 2013, 1(9), 1863-1869.



B. Ghosh , K. V. Chellappan and M. W. Urban, “UV-initiated self-healing of oxolane–chitosan–polyurethane (OXO–CHI–PUR) networks,” J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 16104-16113


M. W. Urban, “Dynamic materials: The chemistry of self-healing,” Nature Chemistry, 2012, 4, 80-82.



Shintaro Kawano and M. W. Urban, “Expandable Temperature-Responsive Polymeric Nanotubes,” ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1 (1), 232–235



D. Ramachandran, F. Liu and M. W. Urban, “Self-repairable copolymers that change color,” RSC Adv., 2012, 2, 135-143.



B.Ghosh, K.V. Chellappan, M.W.Urban, “Self-Healing Inside a Scratch of Oxetane-Substituted Chitosan-Polyuretheane (OXE-CHI-PUR) Networks,” J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 14473-14486.



N. Aumuswan, Sang-Ho Ye, W.R. Wagner and M.W. Urban, “Covalent Attachment of Multilayers on Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) Surfaces,” Langmuir, 2011, 27 (17), 11106–11110.


Marek W. Urban, Editor; Handbook of Stimuli-Responsive Materials, Wiley Interscience, April 2011 (ISBN: 978-3-527-32700-3).



D. Ramachandran, M.W. Urban “Sensing Macromolecular Rearrangements in Polymer Networks by Photochromic Crosslinkers,” Invited Article to a Special Issue on Mechano-Responsive Polymers; J. Mat. Chem., 2011, 21, 8300-8308.


F.Liu, M.W.Urban, “Synergistic Temperature and pH Effects on Stimuli-Responsive Transitions in poly(N-Acryloyl-N’-Propylpirerazine-co-2-Ethoxyethyl Methacrylate) Copolymers” Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 963-969.

C. C. Corten, M. W. Urban, "Shape Evolution Control of Phase-separated Colloidal Nanoparticles" Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 244-250.

F. Liu, D. Ramachandran, M. W. Urban,"Colloidal Films That Mimic Cilia" Adv. Funct. Mater., 2010, 20(18), 3163–3167.

F. Liu, W. L. Jarrett, M. W. Urban, “Glass (Tg) and Stimuli-Responsive (Tsr) Transitions in Random Copolymers” Macromolecules, 2010, 43(12), 5330–5337. 

J. Kamada, K. Koynov, C. Corten, A. Juhari, J. A. Yoon, M. W. Urban, A. C. Balazs, K. Matyjaszewski, “Redox Responsive Behavior of Thiol/Disulfide-Functionalized Star Polymers Synthesized via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization” Macromolecules, 2010, 43(9), 4133–4139.

M. Yu, J. Howe, K. Jeong, I. Shim, W. Kim, C. Kim, J. Ahn, J. Lee, M. W. Urban, “Structural and Morphological Features of Concentric Iron Oxide/Carbon Nanotubes Obtained from Phospholipids” J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20(27), 5748–5755.  

M.W. Urban, “Stimuli-Responsive Polymers” McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology 2010 p.362-365, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 2010.

Special Issue on Stimuli-Responsive Polymers; Prog. Pol. Sci.,
Guest Editor: M.W. Urban.

M. A. C. Stuart, W. T. S. Huck, J. Genzer, M. Müller, C. Ober, M. Stamm, G. B. Sukhorukov, I. Szleifer, V. V. Tsukruk, M. W. Urban, F. Winnik, S. Zauscher, I. Luzinov, S. Minko, "Emerging applications of stimuli-responsive polymer materials" Nature Materials, 2010, 9(2), 101-113.

M. W. Urban, "Guest Editorial"
Prog. Pol. Sci.
, 2010, 35(1-2), 1-2.

F. Liu, M. W. Urban, "Recent Advances and Challenges in Designing Stimuli-Responsive Polymers" Progress in Polymer Science, 2010, 35(1-2), 3-23.

M. Yu, M. W. Urban, "Polymeric Surfaces with Anticoagulant, Antifouling, and Antimicrobial Attributes" Macromolecular Symposia, 2009, 283-284(1), 311-318.

C. C. Corten, M. W. Urban, “Repairing Polymers Using Oscillating Magnetic Field” Advanced Materials, 2009, 21(48), 5011-5015.

J. W. Bartels, P. L. Billings, B. Ghosh, M. W. Urban, C. M. Greenlief, K. L. Wooley, "Amphiphilic Cross-Linked Networks Produced from the Vulcanization of Nanodomains within Thin Films of Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidinone)-b-Poly(isoprene)" Langmuir, 2009, 26(16), 9535–9544.

A. Misra, M. W. Urban, ”Acorn-Shape Polymeric Nano-Colloids: Synthesis and Self-Assembled Films” Macrom. Rapid Comm. 2009, 31(2),119-127.

A. Misra, M. W. Urban, “Evironmentally Compliant Fluoro-Containing MMA/nBA Colloidal Dispersions; Synthesis, Molecular Modeling, and Coalescence” Macromolecules, 2009, 42 (20), 7828–7835.

A. Misra, W. L. Jarrett, M. W. Urban, “New Poly(methyl methacrylate)/n-Butyl Acrylate/Pentafluorostyrene/Poly(ethylene glycol) (p-MMA/nBA/PFS/PEG) Colloidal Dispersions: Synthesis, Film Formation, and Protein Adsorption” Macromolecules, 2009, 42 (19), 7299–7308.

M. W. Urban, "Stratification, Stimuli-Responsiveness, Self-healing, and Signaling in Polymer Networks." Prog. Polym. Sci., 2009, 34(8), 679-687.

B. Ghosh, M. W.Urban, " Self-Repairing Oxetane-Substituted Chitosan Polyurethane Networks." Science, 2009,  323(5920), 1458-1460.

F. Liu, M. W. Urban, "New Thermal Transitions in Stimuli-Responsive Copolymer Films" Macromolecules, 2009, 42(6), 2161-2167. 

N. Aumsuwan, M. S McConnell, M. W. Urban,   "Tunable Antimicrobial Polypropylene Surfaces: Simultaneous Attachment of Penicillin (Gram +) and Gentamicin (Gram -)" Biomacromolecules,  2009, 10(3), 623-629.

N.Aumsuwan, M.W. Urban, "Reversible Releasing of Arms from Star Morphology Polymers" Polymer,  2009, 50(1), 33-36.