Current Research

Nanostructured materials, responsive materials, colloids, nanoparticles, capsules, hydrogels, thin films, polymers, polymer interfaces, biointerfaces, biomaterials, drug delivery systems, sensors, separation membranes, smart coatings, porous materials, fibers, textiles, scanning probe microscopy, adhesion, adsorption, wetting and surface characterization (see also


Recent publications

Tokarev, A.; Gu, Yu.; Zakharchenko, A.; Trotsenko, A.; Luzinov, I.; Kornev, K. G.; Minko, S. Reconfigurable Anisotropic Coatings via Magnetic Field-Directed Assembly and Translocation of Locking Magnetic Chains, Adv. Functional Mater., 2014, doi/10.1002/adfm.201303358.

Kudina, O.; Zakharchenko, A.; Trotsenko, O. Tokarev, A.; Ionov, L.; Stoychev, G.; Puretskiy, N.; Pryor, S.W.; Voronov, A; Minko, S. Highly efficient phase boundary biocatalysis with enzymogel nanoparticles, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53 (2), 483-487.

Recco, L. C.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S.; Pedrosa, V. A. Plasmonic nanobiosensor with chain reaction amplification mechanism, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2014, 20(5), 1226-1230.

Sukhorukov, G.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S. Remotely Controlled Colloids, Interfaces, and Biosystems, Particles & Particle Systems Characterization, 2013, 30 (11), 920-921.  

Kuroki, H.;  Tokarev, I; D. Nykypanchyk; E. Zhulina; Minko, S. Stimuli-responsive nanostructured materials with self-healing antifouling surface via 3D polymer grafting, Adv. Functional Mater., 2013, 23 (36), 4593-4600.

Grigoryev, A.; Sa, V.; Gopishetty,V.; Tokarev, I.;  Kornev,K. G.;  Minko, S. Carbon nanotube-alginate composite fibers with tunable electroconductivity and swelling, Adv. Functional Mater., 2013, 47 (23), 5903-5909.  

Mailloux, S.;  Halamek, J.; Halamkova, L.; Tokarev, A.; Minko, S.; Katz, E. Biomolecular release triggered by glucose input – bioelectronic coupling of sensing and actuating systems, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 4755-4757.

Katz, E.; Minko, S.; Halámek, J; MacVittie, K.; Yancey, K. Electrode interfaces switchable by physical and chemical signals for biosensing, biofuel, and biocomputing applications, Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 2013, 405 (11), 3659-3672.

Grigoryev, A.; Roiter, Y.; Tokarev, I.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S. Colloidal occlusion template method for micromanufacturing of omniphobic surfaces. Adv. Functional Mater., 2013, 23 (7), 870-877.

Motornov, M.; Malynych, S.; Pippalla, D.; Zdyrko, B.; Royter, H.; Roiter, Y.; Kahabka, M.; Tokarev, A.; Tokarev, I.; Zhulina, E.; Kornev, K.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S. Field-Directed Self-Assembly with Locking Nanoparticles. Nano Letters, 2012, 12 (7), 3814–3820.

Vatansever, CV.; Burtovyy, R.; Zdyrko, B.;  Ramaratnam, K.; Andrukh, T.; Minko, S.;   Owens,J. R.;  Kornev, K.G;  Luzinov, I. Toward fabric-based flexible microfluidic devices: pointed surface modification for pH sensitive liquid transport. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4 (9), 4541–4548.

Grigoryev, A.; Tokarev, I.; Kornev, K. G.; Luzinov, I.; Minko, S. Superomniphobic magnetic microtextures with remote wetting control. J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134 (31), 12916–12919.

Kuroki, H.; Tokarev, I; Minko, S. Responsive surfaces for life science applications, Annual Review of Materials Research, 2012,  2012, 48, 343-372.

Gopishetty, V.; Tokarev, I.; Minko S. Biocompatible stimuli-responsive hydrogel porous membranes via phase separation of polyvinyl alcohol and Na-alginate intermolecular complex, J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 19482-19487.

Neibert, K.; Gopishetty, V.; Grigoryev, A.; Tokarev, I.; Vorstenbosch, J.; Minko, S.; Maysinger, D. Wound-healing with mechanically robust and biodegradable hydrogel fibers loaded with silver nanoparticles, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2012, 1 (5), 621–630.

Tokarev, I, Minko, S. Tunable plasmonic nanostructures from noble metal nanoparticles and stimuli-responsive polymers  Soft Matter, 2012, 8 (22), 5980-5987.

Trotsenko,O; Roiter,Y.; Minko, S. Conformational transitions of flexible hydrophobic polyelectrolytes in solutions of monovalent and multivalent salts and their mixtures Langmuir, 2012, 28 (14), 6037–6044.

Ionov, L.; Minko, S. Mixed polymer brushes with locking switching ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4 (1), pp 483–489.

Zhiyuan, J.;  Güray G.;  Bocharova, V.;  Halámek, J.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S.; Melman, A.;   Mandler, D.;  Katz. E.  Electrochemically controlled drug-mimicking protein release from iron-alginate thin-films associated with an electrode ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2012, 4 (1), 466–475.

Roiter, Y.; Minko, I.; Nykypanchuk, D.; Tokarev, I.; Minko, S. Mechanism of nanoparticle actuation by responsive polymer brushes: from reconfigurable composite surfaces to plasmonic effects. Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 284-292.