The latest papers from my research group & our collaborations.

Animate Matter

Lawrence Yolland, Mubarik Burki, Stefania Marcotti, Andrei Luchici, Fiona N. Kenny, John Robert Davis, Eduardo Serna-Morales, Jan Müller, Michael Sixt, Andrew Davidson, Will Wood, Linus J. Schumacher, Robert G. Endres, Mark Miodownik & Brian M. Stramer, Persistent and polarized global actin flow is essential for directionality during cell migration, Nature Cell Biology (2019)

Nargess Khalilgharibi, Jonathan Fouchard, Nina Asadipour, Ricardo Barrientos, Maria Duda, Alessandra Bonfanti, Amina Yonis, Andrew Harris, Payman Mosaffa, Yasuyuki Fujita, Alexandre Kabla, Yanlan Mao, Buzz Baum, José J Muñoz, Mark Miodownik & Guillaume Charras, Stress relaxation in epithelial monolayers is controlled by the actomyosin cortex, Nature Physics (2019)

John R. Davis, Andrei Luchici, Fuad Mosis,James Thackery, Jesus A. Salazar,
Yanlan Mao, Graham A. Dunn, Timo Betz, Mark Miodownik, Brian M. Stramer
Inter-Cellular Forces Orchestrate Contact Inhibition of Locomotion, (2015) Cell, 161, 1–13.

J. J. Munoz, V. Conte, N. Asadipour, M. Miodownik. (2013) A truss element for modelling reversible softening in living tissues. Mechanics Research Communications 49, 44-49.

Vito Conte, Florian Ulrich, Buzz Baum, Jose Muñoz, Jim Veldhuis, Wayne Brodland, Mark Miodownik (2012) A Biomechanical Analysis of Ventral Furrow Formation in the Drosophila Melanogaster Embryo. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34473.

Brodland GW, Conte V, Cranston PG, Veldhuis J, Narasimhan S, Hutson MS, Jacinto A, Ulrich F, Baum B, Miodownik M. Video force microscopy reveals the mechanics of ventral furrow invagination in Drosophila. PNAS 2010 Dec 2

Cohen M, Baum B, Miodownik M. The importance of structured noise in the generation of self-organizing tissue patterns through contact-mediated cell-cell signalling. Journal of Royal Society Interface. 2010 Nov 17.

Michael Cohen and Marios Georgiou, Nicola L. Stevenson, Mark Miodownik and Buzz Baum. Dynamic filopodia transmit intermittent Delta-Notch signalling to drive pattern refinement during lateral inhibition. Developmental Cell, Vol. 19, No. 1. (20 July 2010), pp. 78-89.

Munoz J. J., Conte, V., and Miodownik M. A. Stress-dependent morphogenesis: continuum mechanics and truss systems. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2010, Volume 9, Number 4, 451-467.

Innovative Manufacturing

Richard Jackson, Stephen Patrick, Mark Miodownik, Functionally graded 3D printed asphalt composites, Materials Letters: X Volume 7, September 2020, 100047

Ploszajski, A. R., Jackson, R., Ransley, M., & Miodownik, M. (2019). 4D Printing of Magnetically Functionalized Chainmail for Exoskeletal Biomedical Applications. MRS Advances, 4 (23), 1361-1366. doi:10.1557/adv.2019.154

Ben Oldfrey, Richard Jackson, Peter Smitham and Mark Miodownik, A Deep Learning Approach to Non-linearity in Wearable Stretch Sensors, Front. Robot. AI, 08 May 2019

Richard Jackson, Adam Wojcik, Mark Miodownik, 3D printing of asphalt and its effect on mechanical properties. Materials & Design Volume 160, 15 December (2018), Pages 468-474.

Mark Ransley, Peter Smitham and Mark Miodownik, Active chainmail fabrics for soft robotic applications, Smart Materials and Structures  (2017) DOI: 10.1088/1361-665X/aa7221

Hashimdeen, S. H., Thorogate, R., Miodownik, M., & Edirisinghe, M. J. (2016). Fabrication of bespoke nasal septal scaffolds. Materials and Design, 90, 403-409. doi:10.1016/j.matdes.2015.10.120

Hashimdeen SH, Miodownik M, Edirisinghe MJ (2014) The Design and Construction of an Electrohydrodynamic Cartesian Robot for the Preparation of Tissue Engineering Constructs. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112166. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112166

Hashimdeen SH, Miodownik M, Edirisinghe MJ (2013) Print head design and control for electrohydrodynamic printing of silk fibroin Materials Science and Engineering C 33(6):3309-3318 2013

Mokhtari O, Roshanghias A, Ashayer R, Kotadia HR, Khomamizadeh F, Kokabi AH, Clode MP, Miodownik M, Mannan SH (2012) Disabling of Nanoparticle Effects at Increased Temperature in Nanocomposite Solders Journal of Electronic Materials 1-8

Sensoaesthetic Materials

S. E. Wilkes & M. A. Miodownik (2018) Materials library collections as tools for interdisciplinary research, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 43:1, 3-23, DOI: 10.1080/03080188.2018.1435450

Sarah Wilkes, Supinya Wongsriruksa, Philip Howes, Richard Gamester, Harry Witchel, Martin Conreen, Zoe Laughlin, Mark Miodownik Design tools for interdisciplinary translation of material experiences. (2016) Materials & Design.

Miodownik, M. (2015) Towards Designing New Sensoaesthetic Materials: The Role of Materials Libraries, in The Social Life of Materials, Editor(s): Adam Drazin, Susanne Küchler, Bloomsbury, ISBN 9781472592668

Howes, P.,Wongsriruksa S., Witchel HJ., Laughlin Z, Miodownik M, (2014) The perception of materials through oral sensation, PLoS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105035

Wongsriruksa S., Howes, P., Conreen M., and Miodownik M. (2012) The use of physical property data to predict the touch perception of materials. Material & Design Vol 42, Pages 238–244.

Piqueras-Fiszman B, Laughlin Z, Miodownik M, Spence C (2012) Tasting spoons: Assessing how the material of a spoon affects the taste of the food. Food Quality & Preference, 24(1):24-29

Laughlin Z., Conreen M., Witchel HJ. and Miodownik M. (2011) The use of standard electrode potentials to predict the taste of solid metals. Food Quality & Preference, 22 (7), pp. 628-637.