Publications

Journal Publications:

[32] Xiujun Yue, Alissa C. Johnson, Sungbong Kim, Ryan R. Kohlmeyer, Arghya Patra, Jessica Grzyb, Akaash Padmanabha, Min Wang, Zhimin Jiang, Pengcheng Sun, Chadd T. Kiggins, Mehmet N. Ates, Sonika V. Singh, Evan M. Beale, Mark Daroux, Aaron J. Blake, John B. Cook, Paul V. Braun, James H. Pikul, A nearly packaging-free design paradigm for light, powerful, and energy dense primary microbatteries”, Advanced Materials, 2101760, 2021.

[31] David Levine, Kevin Turner, and James H. Pikul, Materials with electroprogrammable stiffness”, Advanced Materials, 2007952, 2021.

[30] Zhimin Jiang and James H. Pikul. “Centimetre-scale crack-free self-assembly for ultra-high tensile strength metallic nanolatticesNature Materials, 1-7, 2021.

[29] Zakaria Hsain, Zhimin Jiang, and James H. Pikul, Electrochemical healing of steel through improved room-temperature growth and adhesion of nickel”, Multifunctional Materials, vol. 4, no. 2, 024004, 2021.

[28] Min Wang, Andrew C. Meng, Jintao Fu, Alexandre C. Foucher, Rui Filipe Serra Maia, Eric A. Stach, Eric Detsi, and James H. Pikul, “Surface Facet Engineering in Nanoporous Gold for Low-Loading Catalysts in Aluminum-Air Batteries”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2021.

[27] Min Wang, Yue Gao, and James H. Pikul, “Computer-free autonomous Navigation and Power Generation Using Electro‐Chemotaxis”, Advanced Intelligent Systems, 2000255, 2021

[26] Kahnt, M., Sala, S., Johansson, U., Bjorling, A., Jiang, Z., Kalbfleisch, S., Lenrick, F., Pikul, J. H. & Thanell, K. “First ptychographic X-ray computed tomography experiment on the NanoMAX beamlineJ. Appl. Cryst., 53, 2020.

[25] Zhimin Jiang, Zakaria Hsain, and James H. Pikul. “Thick free-standing metallic inverse opals enabled by new insights into the fracture of drying particle films” Langmuir, 2020.

[24] Xiujun Yue, Jessica Grzyb, Akaash Padmanabha, and James H. Pikul. “A Minimal Volume Hermetic Packaging Design for High-Energy-Density Micro-Energy Systems” Energies vol. 13, no. 10, pp. 2492, 2020.

[23] Min Wang, Unnati Joshi, James H. Pikul, “Powering electronics by scavenging energy from external metals” ACS Energy Letters, vol. 5, no.3, pp. 758-765, 2020.

[22] Michael Synodis, James Pikul, Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen, and Mark G. Allen. “Vertically integrated high voltage Zn-Air batteries enabled by stacked multilayer electrodeposition“, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 449 pp. 227566, 2020.

[21] James H. Pikul, Jeffrey W. Long, “Architected Materials for Advanced Electrochemical Systems“, MRS Bulletin, vol. 44, no. 10, October 2019.

[20] Zakaria Hsain, James H. Pikul, “Low-energy Room-temperature Healing of Cellular Metals“, Advanced Functional Materials, pp. 1905631, August 2019.

[19] Cameron A. Aubin, Snehashis Choudhury, Rhiannon Jerch, Lynden A. Archer, James H. Pikul, Robert F. Shepherd, “Electrolytic vascular systems for energy-dense robots“, Nature, vol. 571, June 2019.

[18] James H. Pikul, Sezer Özerinç, Burigede Liu, Runyu Zhang, Paul V. Braun, Vikram S. Deshpande, William P. King, “High strength metallic wood from nanostructured nickel inverse opal materials“, Scientific Reports, vol. 9, January 2019. Top 100 downloaded materials science papers for Scientific Reports in 2019.

[17] Steven Ceron, Itai Cohen, Robert F. Shepherd, James H. Pikul, Cindy Harnett, “Fiber Embroidery of Self-Sensing Soft Actuators”, Biomimetics, vol. 3, September 2018.

[16] James H. Pikul, Hailong Ning, “Powering the internet of things”, Joule, vol. 2, pp. 1036–1038, June 20, 2018.

[15] T.J. Wallin, James Pikul, Robert F. Shepherd, “3D printing of soft robotic systems“, Nature Reviews Materials, May 4, 2018.

[14] Dean Keithly, John Whitehead, Alexandra Voinea, Diego Horna, Samantha Hollenberg, Mason Peck, James Pikul, Robert F. Shepherd, “A cephalopod-inspired combustion powered hydro-jet engine using soft actuators“, Extreme Mechanics Letters, vol 20, April 2018.

[13] James H. Pikul, Shuo Li, Hedan Bai, Roger T. Hanlon, Itai Cohen, Robert F. Shepherd, “Stretchable surfaces with programmable 3-D texture morphing for synthetic camouflaging skins”, Science, vol. 358, pp. 210-214, October 18, 2017.

[12] T.J. Wallin, J.H. Pikul, S. Bodkhe, B.N. Peele, B.C. Mac Murray, D. Therriault, B.W. McEnerney, R.P. Dillon, E.P. Giannelis, R.F. Shepherd, “Click chemistry stereolithography for soft robots that self-heal”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol. 5, pp. 6249-6255, 2017.

[11] James H. Pikul, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King. “Performance Modeling and Design of Ultra-High Power MicrobatteriesJournal of The Electrochemical Society, vol. 164.11, pp. E3122-E3131,2017.

[10] James H. Pikul, Jinyun Liu, Paul V. Braun, William P. King, “Integration of high capacity materials into interdigitated mesostructured electrodes for high energy and high power density primary microbatteries” Journal of Power Sources, vol. 315, pp. 308-315, 2016.

[9] Hailong Ning, James H. Pikul, Runyu Zhang, Xuejiao Li, Sheng Xu, Junjie Wang, John A. Rogers, William Paul King, and Paul V. Braun, “Holographic Patterning of High Performance on-chip 3D Lithium-ion Microbatteries”, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 112, no. 21, pp. 6573-6578, 2015.

[8] James H. Pikul, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “Micromechanical devices with controllable stiffness fabricated from regular 3D porous materials”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 24, 105006, 2014

[7] Jinyun Liu, Huigang Zhang, Junjie Wang, Jiung Cho, James Pikul, Eric Scott Epstein, Xingjiu Huang, Jinhuai Liu, Paul V. Braun, “Hydrothermal Fabrication of Three-Dimensional Secondary Battery Anodes”, Advanced Materials, vol. 26, no. 41, pp. 7096-7101, 2014.

[6] James H. Pikul, Huigang Zhang, Jiung Cho, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “High power lithium ion micro batteries from interdigitated three-dimensional bicontinuous nanoporous electrodes”, Nature Communications, vol. 4, pp. 1732, 2013

[5] Xueqiu You, James H. Pikul, William P. King, and James J. Pak, “Zinc oxide inverse opal enzymatic biosensor“, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, pp. 253103-5, 2013.

[4] Elise A. Corbin, Larry J. Millet, James H. Pikul, Curtis L. Johnson, John G. Georgiadis, William P. King & Rashid Bashir, “Micromechanical properties of hydrogels measured with MEMS resonant sensors“, Biomedical Microdevices, vol. 15, pp. 311 – 319, 2013.

[3] Paul V. Braun, Jiung Cho, James H. Pikul, William P. King, and Huigang Zhang, “High power rechargeable batteries“, Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science, vol. 16, pp. 186 – 198, 2012.

[2] James H. Pikul, Phillip Graf, Sandipan Mishra, Kira Barton, Yong-Kwan Kim, John A. Rogers, Andrew Alleyne, Placid M. Ferreira, and William P. King, “High precision electrohydrodynamic printing of polymer onto microcantilever sensors“, IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 11, pp. 2246 – 2253, 2011.

[1] Kevin A. Arpin, James H. Pikul, William P. King, H. Fan, and P. V. Braun, “Template directed assembly of dynamic micellar nanoparticles“, Soft Matter, vol. 7, pp. 10252-10257, 2011.

Conference Papers:

[8]  A. Johnson, R. Kohlmeyer, M. N. Ates, C. Kiggins, A. Blake, J. B. Cook, J. H. Pikul, “Performance Modeling and Design of High Energy Density Microbatteries”, The 19th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (IEEE PowerMEMS), Krakow, 2019. [Best paper award]

[7] X. Yue, J. Grzyb, A. Padmanabha, J. H. Pikul, “A minimal volume hermetic packaging design for high energy density micro energy systems”, The 19th International Conference on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (IEEE PowerMEMS), Krakow, 2019

[6] Michael Synodis, James H. Pikul, Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen, Mark Allen, “Integrated fabrication of serially connected high voltage microbatteries via multilayer electrodeposition”, 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems & Eurosensors XXXIII, Berlin, Germany, 2019.

[5] Hang Yuan, James Pikul, Cynthia Sung, “Programmable 3-D surfaces using origami tessellations”, 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, Oxford, 2018.

[4] James H. Pikul, Sezer Ozerinc, Runyu Zhang, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “Micro architected porous material with high strength and controllable stiffness”, IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference 2016, Shanghai.

[3] James H. Pikul, Huigang Zhang, Jiung Cho, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “High power lithium ion microbatteries with lithographically defined 3-D porous electrodes”, IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems Conference 2013, Taiwan.

[2] James H. Pikul, Huigang Zhang, Jiung Cho, Tae Wan Kim, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “High power lithium ion microbatteries with 3D nanostructured electrodes,” Technologies for Future Micro-Nano Manufacturing, Napa, California, 2011.

[1] Johnny R. Felts, Patrick C. Fletcher, Suhas Somnath, James H. Pikul, Zenting Dai, Woo K. Lee, Paul E. Sheehan, and William P. King, “Nanofabrication using heated probe tips,” Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications III, SPIE Proceedings Volume 8031, 2011.

Conference Presentations:

[10] Min Wang, Unnati Joshi, James H. Pikul, “A Metal-Air Scavenger from Hydrogel Electrolytes for Powering Robotics”, The Electrochemcial Society fall meeting, 2019, Atlanta, Ga.

[9] Zakaria Hsain, James H. Pikul, “Electrochemical healing of cellular metals at room temperature”, ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), 2019, Louiseville, Ky.

[8] Zakaria Hsain, James H. Pikul, “Electrochemically-driven transport for room-temperature healing of metallic cellular materials with synthetic vascular systems”, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2019, Phoenix, Az.

[7] Hang Yuan, James Pikul, Cynthia Sung, “Programmable 3-D surfaces using origami tessellations”, 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education, Oxford, 2018.

[6] James H. Pikul, Shuo Li, Itai Cohen, and Rob Shepherd, “Texture morphing camouflaging skins”, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting 2017, Pheonix.

[5] James H. Pikul, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “High power primary lithium ion microbatteries”, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2013, Boston.

[4] James H. Pikul, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “High power primary lithium ion microbatteries”, IEEE PowerMEMS 2013, London, UK.

[3] James H. Pikul, Huigang Zhang, Jiung Cho, Paul V. Braun, and William P. King, “High power lithium ion microbatteries with 3D nanostructured electrodes”, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2012, Boston.

[2] Kevin A. Arpin, James H. Pikul, Hongyu Fan, William P. King, and Paul V. Braun, “Template directed assembly of dynamic micellar nanoparticles,” Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2011, Boston.

[1] James H. Pikul, Phillip Graf, Sandipan Mishra, Kira Barton, Yong-Kwan Kim, John A. Roger, Andrew Alleyne, Placid M. Ferreira, and William P. King, “High precision polymer deposition onto microcantilever sensors using electrohydrodynamic printing,” IEEE Sensors Conference 2010, Hawaii.

Invited Talks:

“Robots that eat, breath, and bleed”, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, Lexington Park, Maryland, 2020.

“Electrolytic Vascular Systems for Energy Dense Soft Robots”, Soft Robotics and Robot Learning Workshop, New York City, New York, 2019

“Self-assembly of ultra-high strength nanoporous metals for multifunctional coatings and free-standing films”, 2019 International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, 2019

“Electrochemistry for morphogenesis, energy transduction, and energy transport”, “Chemo-structural Dynamics” Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2019

“Ultra-high strength nanoporous foams as a platform for multifunctional structural materials”, Texas A and M University Seminar, College Station, TX, 2018.

“Performance modeling and design of ultra-high power microbatteries”, Beyond Li-ion XI, NASA Glenn Research Center, OH, 2018

“High strength and high performance hierarchical materials through nanoscale engineering”, Engineering Precision Dental Medicine Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, May 2018

“Developing revolutionary high power lithium ion microbatteries”, The Battery Show, Novi, MI, 2013

“High power lithium ion microbatteries”, Nano-EP, Urbana, IL, 2013

“High power lithium ion microbatteries”, Xerion Advanced Battery Corp., Champaign, IL, 2012

“Soft robots: from locomotion to texture morphing skins”, Matter Design Computation Symposium, Ithaca, NY, 2017

Patents:

James Pikul, Xiujun Yue, Paul Braun, and Sungbong Kim. November 2019. A high energy and power density microbattery with integrated packaging. U.S. Provisional filed Nov. 2019

James H. Pikul, Min Wang. February 12, 2019. Metal Air Scavenger – An Energy Harvesting Technology For Powering Electronics And Robotics. U.S. Provisional No. 62/804,345.

James H. Pikul, Zakaria Hsain. November 6, 2018. Healing And Morphogenesis Of Structural Metal Foams and Other Matrix Materials. U.S. Provisional No. 62/756,243.

James H. Pikul, Itai Cohen, Rob Shepherd. October 13, 2017. Stretchable surfaces with programmable texture. U.S. Provisional No. 62/572,282.

William P. King, Paul V. Braun, James H. Pikul. Aug. 2, 2016. Three Dimensional (3D) Porous Electrode Architecture for a Microbattery. U.S. 9,406,938 B2.