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J.J. Frick, R. Ormsby, Z. Li, Y. Ozbakir, C. Liu, J. M Cox, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, D.G. Senesky, “Autoclave Design for Microgravity Hydrothermal Synthesis”, Microgravity Science and Technology 36, 23 (2024). DOI: 10.1007/s12217-024-10109-9


L. Afsah-Hejri, P. Rajaram, J. O’Leary, J. McGivern, R. Baxter, A. Mesbah, R. Maboudian, R. Ehsani, “Identification of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) by SPME-GC-MS to Detect Aspergillus Flavus Infection in Pistachios”, Food Control 154, 110033 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.foodcont.2023.110033

Z. Li, D.W. Gardner, Y. Xia, S. Zhao, A. Pan, N. Goel, S. Bart, C. Liu, J. Yi, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Ordered Porous RGO/SnO2 Thin Films for Ultrasensitive Humidity Detection”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 11, 9586 (2023). DOI: 10.1039/d3tc00983a

B. Zheng, C. Liu, Z. Li, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, D.G. Senesky, G. Gu, “Investigation of mechanical properties and structural integrity of graphene aerogels via molecular dynamics simulations”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 25, 21817 (2023). DOI: 10.1039/d3cp02585c

D. W. Gardner, J. Li, M. Kunz, W.-C. Liao, C. Zhu, C. Carraro, P. J.M. Monteiro, R. Maboudian, “Uniaxial stress increases layer stacking disorder in calcium silicate hydrates with low calcium content”, Acta Materialia 118726 (2023). DOI:10.1016/j.actamat.2023.118726

Z. Li, C. Liu, J. J. Frick, A. K. Davey, M. N. Dods, C. Carraro, D. G. Senesky, R. Maboudian, “Synthesis and characterization of UiO-66-NH2 incorporated graphene aerogel composites and their utilization for absorption of organic liquids”, Carbon 201, 561–567 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2022.09.015

A. K. Davey, Z. Li, N. Lefton, B. E. Leonhardt, A. Pourghaderi, S. McElhany, D. Popple, C. Dai, S. Kahn, M. N. Dods, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Enhanced ZIF-8-enabled colorimetric CO2 sensing through dye-precursor synthesis”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 132783 (2023). DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2022.132783


J. Li, W. Zhang, P. Sanz-Camacho, M. Duttine, D. Gardner, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, T. Huthwelker, “The nanomechanical properties of non-crosslinked calcium aluminosilicate hydrate: The influences of tetrahedral Al and curing age”, Journal of Cement and Concrete Research 159, 106900 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2022.106900

Y. Xia, A. Pan, Y. Su, S. Zhao, Z. Li, A. K. Davey, L. Zhao, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro, “In-situ synthesized N-doped ZnO for enhanced CO2 sensing: Experiments and DFT calculations”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 357, 131359 (2022).

S. Zhao, Y. Xia, S. DelaCruz, A. Pan, Z. Li, Y. Shen, M. Worsley, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “A new chemresistive NO2 sensing material: Hafnium diboride”, Ceramics International 48, 6835-6841 (2022).


S. Zhao, Y. Shen, Y. Xia, A. Pan, Z. Li, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Synthesis and gas sensing properties of NiO/ZnO heterostructured nanowires”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 877, 160189 (2021). DOI:

D. W. Gardner, J. Li, M. Kunz, C. Zhu, P. J.M. Monteiro, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro, “Plastic deformation mechanism of calcium-silicate hydrates determined by deviatoric-stress Raman spectroscopy”, Cement and Concrete Research 146, 106476 (2021). DOI:

J. J. Gooding, N. Camasso, E. Bakker, S. Kelley, M. Sailor, M. Merkx, L. Mao, H. Clark, R. Maboudian, J.-F. Masson, A. deMello, M. Li, S. Min Liu, “2021: A Year Starting Full of Hope”, ACS Sensors 6, 1–2 (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acssensors.0c02726.

Y. Xia, A. Pan, D. W. Gardner, S. Zhao, A. K. Davey, Z. Li, L. Zhao, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Well-connected ZnO nanoparticle network fabricated by in-situ annealing of ZIF-8 for enhanced sensitivity in gas sensing application”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 344, 130180 (2021). DOI:

A. K. Davey, X. Gao, Y. Xia, Z. Li, M. N. Dods, S. Delacruz, A. Pan, S. Swamy, D. Gardner, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Amine-functionalized metal-organic framework ZIF-8 toward colorimetric CO2 sensing in indoor air environment”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 344, 130313 (2021). DOI:

Li, Z., Sun, J., Du, Y., Pan, A., Zeng, L., Maboudian, R., Burne, R., Qian, P., Zhang, W. “Mutanofactin promotes adhesion and biofilm formation of cariogenic Streptococcus mutans.” Nature Chemical Biology 2021,

S. Zhao, Y. Shen, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro, C. Han, W. Liu, D. Wei, “Facile synthesis of ZnO-SnO2 hetero-structured nanowires for high-performance NO2 sensing application”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 333, 129613 (2021). DOI:


Bao, X. Chen, S. Hu, L. Zhang, Yi. Li, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, W. Wei, Y. Zhang, S. Liu, “Atomically ordered intermetallic PdZn coupled with Co Nanoparticles as a highly dispersed dual catalyst chemically bonded to N-doped carbon for boosting oxygen reduction reaction performance”, Journal of Materials ChemistryA8, 21327–21338(2020). DOI: https://10.1039/d0ta06682f

D. W. Gardner, Y. Xia, H. M. Fahad, A. Javey, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian.  “Improved Hydrogen Sensitivity and Selectivity in PdO with Metal-Organic Framework Membrane”  Journal of The Electrochemical Society 167, 147503 (2020).

D. W. Gardner, J. Li, A. Morshedifard, S. Masoumi, M. J. Abdolhosseini Qomi, P.J.M. Monteiro, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro, “ Silicate Bond Characteristics in Calcium-silicate-hydrates Determined by High Pressure Raman Spectroscopy”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 124, 18335-18345 (2020).Maboudian, “Impact of Surface Acoustic Wave Sensors on Chemical Sciences”, ACS Sensors 5, 2973–2974 (2020). DOI: https://10.1021/acssensors.0c02028

Q. Zhu, S. Hu, L. Zhang, Y. Li, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, W. Wei, A. Liu, Y. Zhang, S. Liu,   “Reconstructing hydrophobic ZIF-8 crystal into hydrophilic hierarchically-porous nanoflowers as catalyst carrier for nonenzymatic glucose sensing”, Sensors and Actuators B 313, 128031 (2020).


H. Long, S. Turner, A. Yan, H. Xu, M. Jang, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, A. Zettl, “Plasma Assisted Formation of 3D Highly Porous Nanostructured Metal Oxide Network on Microheater Platform for Low Power Gas Sensing”, Sensors & Actuators B 290, 127067 (2019).

Z. Wang, S. DelaCruz, D.-S. Tsai, R. Maboudian, “W/TaC/SiC sandwich stack for high temperature applications”, Ceramics International  45, 22292-22297 (2019).

D.W. Gardner, X. Gao, H.M. Fahad, A Yang, S. He, A. Javey, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Transistor–based work function measurement of metal–organic frameworks for ultra–low–power, rationally designed chemical sensors”, Chemistry- A European Journal (2019). DOI: https://10.1002/chem.201902483

Y. Xie, C. Schöttle, Y. Li, C. Carraro, X. Zhang, A. Katz, R. Maboudian, “Synthesis and electrochemical stability of ultrahigh aspect-ratio nanoporous gold after calixarene-phosphine ligand removal”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11,15189-15194 (2019)

S. Cheng, X. Gao, S. DelaCruz, C. Chen, Z. Tang, T. Shi, C. Carraro, and R. Maboudian, “In-situ formation of metal-organic framework derived CuO polyhedrons on carbon cloth for highly sensitive non-enzymatic glucose sensing”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 7, 4990-4996 (2019). DOI: https://10.1039/C9TB01166H

S. Cheng, S. DelaCruz, C. Chen, Z. Tang, T. Shi, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Hierarchical Co3O4/CuO nanorod array supported on carbon cloth for highly sensitive non-enzymatic glucose biosensing”, Sensors & Actuators B 290, 126860 (2019).

D.W. Gardner, X. Gao, H. M. Fahad, A.-T. Yang, S. He, A. Javey, C. Carraro, and R. Maboudian, “Scalable Ultra Low-Power Chemical Sensing with Metal-Organic Frameworks”, Technical Digest, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators, Transducers 2019, pp. 1215-1218 (2019).

P. Cheng, S. DelaCruz, Z. Wang, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Enhanced thermal stability by introducing TiN diffusion barrier layer between W and SiC”, Journal of the American Ceramics Society, 1-7 (2019).

J. Li, G. Genga, R. Myers, Y.-S., D. Shapiro, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, P. J.M. Monteiro, “The chemistry and structure of calcium (alumino) silicate hydrate: A study by XANES, ptychographic imaging, and wide- and small-angle scattering”, Cement and Concrete Research 115, 367–378 (2019).

X. Gao, S. DelaCruz, C. Zhu, S. Cheng, D. W. Gardner, Y. Xie, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian.  “Surface functionalization of carbon cloth with cobalt-porphyrin-based metal organic framework for enhanced electrochemical sensing”, Carbon 148, 64-71 (2019).

S. DelaCruz, Z. Wang, P. Cheng, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “TiN diffusion barrier for stable W/SiC (0001) interfaces in inert ambient at high temperature”, Thin Solid Films 670, 54-58 (2019).

X. Gao, X. Pei, D. W. Gardner, C. S. Diercks, S. Lee, B. Rungtaweevoranit, M. S. Prevot, C. Zhu, S. Fakra, R. Maboudian, “Casting Nanoporous Platinum in Metal–Organic Frameworks”, Advanced Materials, 1807553 (2019).


S. Turner, W. Yan, H. Long, A. J. Nelson, A. Baker, J. R. I. Lee, C. Carraro, M. A. Worsley, R. Maboudian, A. Zettl, “Boron Doping and Defect-Engineering of Graphene Aerogels for Ultrasensitive NO2 Detection”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 122, 20358-20365 (2018).

L. Luna, D. W. Gardner, V. Radmilovic, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro, “Atomic-Scale Electronic Characterization of Defects in Silicon Carbide Nanowires by Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C , 122, 12047−12051 (2018).

W. Yan, M.A. Worsley, T. Pham, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Effects of ambient humidity and temperature on the NO2 sensing characteristics of WS2/graphene aerogel”, Applied Surface Science 450, 372-379(2018).

A. O. Montazeri, Y. Kim, Y. S. Fang, N. Soheilinia, G. Zaghi, J. K. Clark, R. Maboudian, N. P. Kherani, C. Carraro, “Scalable Super-Resolution Synthesis of Core-Vest Composites Assisted by Surface Plasmons”, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Letters 9, 717–723 (2018).

C.-P. Lee, L.E Luna, S. DelaCruz, S. Ortaboy, F. Rossi, G. Salviati, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Hierarchical cobalt oxide-functionalized silicon carbide nanowire array for efficient and robust oxygen evolution electro-catalysis”, Materials Today Energy 7, 37-43 (2018).


S. Ortaboy, J. Li, G. Geng, R. J. Myers, P. J.M. Monteiro, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro, “Effects of CO2 and temperature on the structure and chemistry of C–(A–) S–H investigated by Raman spectroscopy”, RSC Advances 7, 48925-48933 (2017).

W. Yan, A. Harley-Trochimczyk, H. Long, L. Chan, T. Pham, M. Hu, Y. Qin, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, M. A. Worsley, R. Maboudian, “Conductometric gas sensing behavior of WS2 aerogel”, Flat Chemistry 5, 1-8 (2017).

W. S. Chi, C. S. Lee, H. Long, M. H. Oh, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, J. H. Kim, R. Maboudian, “Direct Organization of Morphology-Controllable Mesoporous SnO2 using Amphiphilic Graft Copolymer for Gas Sensing Application”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9, 37246–37253 (2017).

H. Long, L. Chan, A. Harley-Trochimczyk, L. E. Luna, Z. Tang, T. Shi, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, M. A. Worsley, and R. Maboudian, “3D MoS2 Aerogel for Ultrasensitive NO2 Detection and Its Tunable Sensing Behavior”, Advanced Materials Interfaces 4, 1700217 (2017).

C. Diaz-Botia, L.E. Luna, R. M. Neely, M. Chamanzar, C. Carraro, J. M. Carmena, P. N. Sabes, R. Maboudian, and M. M. Maharbiz, “A silicon carbide electrode technology for the central and the peripheral nervous system“, Journal of Neural Engineering 14, 056006 (2017).

S. Ortaboy, J.P. Alper, F. Rossi, G. Bertoni, G. Salviati, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “MnOx-decorated carbonized porous silicon nanowire electrodes for high-performance supercapacitors,” Energy and Environmental Science 10, 1505-1516 (2017).

A. Harley-Trochimczyk, A. Rao, H. Long, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Low-power catalytic gas sensing using highly stable silicon carbide microheaters”, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 27, 045003 (2017).

C.A. Diaz-Botia, L.E. Luna, M. Chamanzar, C. Carraro, P.N. Sabes, R. Maboudian, M.M. Maharbiz, “Fabrication of all-silicon carbide neural interfaces” (May 2017). IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering.

G. Geng, R. J. Myers, J. Li, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro, D. A. Shapiro, P. J.M. Monteiro, “Aluminum-induced dreierketten chain cross-links increase the mechanical properties of nanocrystalline calcium aluminosilicate hydrate,” Scientific Reports 7, 44032 (2017).

S. R. Bakaul, C. R. Serrao, O. Lee, Z. Lu, A. Yadav, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, R. Ramesh, S. Salahuddin, “High Speed Epitaxial Perovskite Memory on Flexible Substrates”, Advanced Materials, 29, 1605699 (2017).

A. Rao, H. Long, A. Harley-Trochimczyk, T. T. Pham, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “In Situ Localized Growth of Ordered Metal Oxide Hollow Sphere Array on Microheater Platform for Sensitive, Ultra-Fast Gas Sensing”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9, 2634-2641 (2017).


H. Liu, J.-K. Choi, G. Zaghi, J. Zhang, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Frictional characteristics of stiff, high aspect ratio microfiber arrays based on cyclic olefin polymers”, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 1-11 (2016).

H. Long, A. Harley-Trochimczyk, S. Cheng, H. Hu, W. S. Chi, A. Rao, C. Carraro, T. Shi, Z. Tang, R. Maboudian, “Nanowire-Assembled Hierarchical ZnCo2O4 Microstructure Integrated with a Low-Power Microheater for Highly Sensitive Formaldehyde Detection”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 31764-31771 (2016).

Y. Pang, Y. Shu, M. Shavezipur, X. Wang, M. A. Mohammad, Y. Yang, H. Zhao, N. Deng, R. Maboudian, T.-L. Ren, “3D Stretchable Arch Ribbon Array Fabricated via Grayscale Lithography“, Nature Scientific Reports 6, 28552 (2016).

D. Kiriya, P. Lobaccaro, H. Y. Yin Nyein, P. Taheri, M. Hettick, H. Shiraki, C. Sutter-Fella, P. Zhao, W. Gao, R. Maboudian, J. W. Ager, A. Javey, “General Thermal Texturization Process of MoS2 for Efficient Electrocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution Reaction”, ACS Nano Letters 16(7), 4047-4053 (2016).

M. Tosun, L. Chan, M. Amani, T. Roy, G. H. Ahn, P. Taheri, C. Carraro, J. W. Ager, R. Maboudian, A. Javey, “Air Stable n-doping of WSe2 by Anion Vacancy Formation with Mild Plasma Treatment”, ACS Nano 10, 6853-6860 (2016).

H.-P. Wang, C. M Sutter-Fella, P. Lobaccaro, M. Hettick, M. Zheng, D.-H. Lien, D. W. Miller, C. W. Warren, E. T. Roe, M. C. Lonergan, H. L. Guthrey, N. M. Haegel, J. W. Ager, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, J.-H. He, A. Javey, “Increased Optoelectronic Quality and Uniformity of Hydrogenated p-InP Thin Films”, ACS Chemistry of Materials 28, 4602–4607 (2016).

H. Long, A. Harley-Trochimczyk, T. Pham, Z. Tang, T. Shi, A. Zettl, C. Carraro, M. A. Worsley, R. Maboudian, “High Surface Area MoS2/Graphene Hybrid Aerogel for Ultrasensitive NO2 Detection“, Advanced Functional Materials (2016).

L. E. Luna, C. Ophus, J. Johansson, R. Maboudian, C. Carraro. “Demonstration of Hexagonal Phase Silicon Carbide Nanowire Arrays with Vertical Alignment“, Crystal Growth & Design (2016). DOI:10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00203

H. Long, A. Harley-Trochimczyk, T. He, T. Pham, Z. Tang, T. Shi, A. Zettl, W. Mickelson, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “In Situ Localized Growth of Porous Tin Oxide Films on Low Power Microheater Platform for Low Temperature CO Detection“, ACS Sensors, 1, 339-343 (2016).

S. Wang, B. Hsia, J. P. Alper, C. Carraro, Z. Wang, R. Maboudian, “Comparative studies on capacitive performance of two different silica-based ionogels”, Journal of Power Sources 301, 299-305  (2016).

A. Harley-Tochimczyk, T. Pham, J. Chang, E. Chen, M. A. Worsley, A. Zettl, W. Mickelson, R. Maboudian, “Platinum Nanoparticle Loading of Boron Nitride Aerogel and Its Use as a Novel Material for Low-Power Catalytic Gas Sensing“, Advanced Functional Materials 26, 433-439 (2016).


C.-H. Chang, B. Hsia, J. P. Alper, S. Wang, L. E. Luna, C. Carraro, S.-Y. Lu, R. Maboudian, “High-temperature All Solid-state Microsupercapacitors Based on SiC Nanowires Electrode and YSZ Electrolyte”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7, 26658–26665 (2015).

Y. Tian, Z. Zhao, G. Zaghi, Y. Kim, D. Zhang, R. Maboudian, “Tuning the Friction Characteristics of Gecko-inspired PDMS Micropillar Array by Embedding Fe3O4 and SiO2 Particles”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7, 13232–13237 (2015).

A. Harley-Trochimczyk, J. Chang, T. Pham, J. Dong, M. A. Worsley, A. Zettl, W. Mickelson, R. Maboudian, “Low power microheater-based combustible gas sensor with graphene aerogel catalyst support“, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors and Actuators, Transducers ’15, pp. 1483-1486 (2015).

S. Chen, L. E. Luna, Z. You, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, “Ni-induced graphitization for enhanced long-term stability of ohmic contact to polycrystalline 3C-SiC“, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A 33, 031507 (2015).

C. R. Serrao, A. M. Diamond, S.-L. Hsu, L. You, S. Gadgil, J. Clarkson, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, C. Hu, S. Salahuddin, “Highly crystalline MoS2 thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition”, Applied Physics Letters 106, 052101 (2015).

J. B. In, B. Hsia, J.-H. Yoo, C. Carraro, R. Maboudian, C. P. Grigoropoulos, “Facile fabrication of flexible all solid-state micro-supercapacitor by direct laser writing of porous carbon in polyimide“, Carbon 83, 114-151 (2015).

A. Harley-Trochimczyk, J. Chang, Q. Zhou, J. Dong, T. Pham, M. A. Worsley, R. Maboudian, A. Zettl, W. Mickelson,  “Catalytic hydrogen sensing using microheated platinum nanoparticle-loaded graphene aerogel“, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 206, 399-406 (2015).