Publications authored and co-authored by team members

This is a video from our publication on the fabrication of large-scale ultrathin nanomembranes. The porous membrane in this video is just 50 nm thick!

Note: Click the bolded title to go directly to a downloadable PDF of a paper. Click the journal citation to go to the article at the journal’s website.


Chung HH, Casillo SM,  Perry SJ and Gaborski TR. Porous Substrates Promote Endothelial Migration at the Expense of Fibronectin Fibrillogenesis. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. 2018. 4 (1): 222–230.



Marcela MR and Gaborski TR. Fabrication techniques enabling ultrathin nanostructured membranes for separations. Electrophoresis. 2017. 38 (19): 2374–2388.

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Casillo SM, Peredo AP, Perry SJ, Chung HH and Gaborski TR. Membrane Pore Spacing Can Modulate Endothelial Cell-Substrate and Cell-Cell Interactions. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. 2017. 3 (3): 243–248.



Carter RN, Casillo SM, Mazzocchi AR, DesOrmeaux JPS, Roussie JA and Gaborski TR. Ultrathin transparent membranes for cellular barrier and co-culture models. Biofabrication. 2017. 9(1): 015019.



Winans JD, Smith KJP, Gaborski TR, Roussie JA and McGrath JL. Membrane capacity and fouling mechanisms for ultrathin nanomembranes in dead-end filtration. Journal of Membrane Science. 2016. 499: 282-289.

SiO2 Capping


Chengzhu Q, Striemer CC, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL and Fauchet PM. Influence of silicon dioxide capping layers on pore characteristics in nanocrystalline silicon membranes. Nanotechnology. 2015. 26(5): 055706.



Miller JJ, Carter RN, McNabb KB, DesOrmeaux JS, Striemer CC, Winans JD and Gaborski TR. Lift-off of large-scale ultrathin nanomembranes. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering. 2015. 25: 015011.



Nehilla BJ, Nataraj N, Gaborski TR and McGrath JL. Endothelial Vacuolization Induced By Highly Permeable Silicon Membranes. Acta Biomateriala. 2014. 10(11):4670-4677.



Mazzocchi AR, Man AJ, DesOrmeaux JS and Gaborski TR. Porous membranes Promote Endothelial Differentiation of Adipose Derived Stem Cells and Perivascular Interactions. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. 2014. 7(3):369-­378.



DesOrmeaux JS, Winans JD, Wayson SE, Gaborski TR, Khire TS, Striemer CC and McGrath JL. Nanoporous silicon nitride membranes fabricated from porous nanocrystalline silicon templates. Nanoscale. 2014. 6: 10798-10805.



Qi C, Striemer CC, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL and Fauchet PM. Highly Porous Silicon Membranes Fabricated from Silicon Nitride/Silicon Stacks. Small. 2014 10(14): 2946-2953.



Johnson DG, Khire TS, Lyubarskaya YL, Smith KJ, DesOrmeaux JS, Taylor JG, Gaborski TR, Shestopalov AA, Striemer CC and McGrath JL. Ultrathin Silicon Membranes for Wearable Hemodialysis. Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. 2013. 20 (6): 508-515.



Snyder JL, Getpreecharsawas J, Fang DZ; Gaborski TR, Striemer CS, Fauchet PM, Borkholder DA and McGrath JL. High performance, low voltage electroosmotic pumps with molecularly thin nanoporous silicon membranes. PNAS. 2013. 10 (46):18425–18430.



Gaborski TR, Sealander MN, Waugh RE, McGrath JL. Dynamics of adhesion molecule domains on neutrophil membranes: surfing the dynamic cell topography. Eur Biophysics J. 2013. 42 (11-12): 851-55.


Kavalenka MN, Striemer CC, Fang DZ, Shome K, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL, Fauchet PM. Ballistic and non-ballistic gas flow through ultrathin nanopores. Nanotechnology. 2012 Apr 13;23(14):145706.


Snyder JL, Clark A Jr., Fang DZ, Gaborski TR, Striemer CC, Fauchet PM, McGrath JL. An experimental and theoretical analysis of molecular separations by diffusion through ultrathin nanoporous membranes. J Memb Sci. 2011 Mar 1;369(1-2):119-129.


Gaborski TR, Snyder JL, Striemer CC, Fang DZ, Hoffman M, Fauchet PM, McGrath JL. High Performance Separation of Nanoparticles with Ultrathin Porous Nanocrystalline Silicon (pnc-Si) membranes. ACS Nano. 2010 Nov 23; 4(11):6973-81.


Fang DZ, Striemer CS, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL and Fauchet PM. Methods for controlling the morphology of ultra-thin porous nanocrystalline silicon membranes. J Phys: Condens Matter 2010 Nov 17; 22(45):4134.


Fang DZ, Striemer CS, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL, Fauchet PM. Pore size control of ultra-thin silicon membranes by rapid thermal carbonization. Nano Letters. 2010 Oct 13; 10(10):3904-8.


Agrawal AA, Nehilla BJ, Reisig KV, Gaborski TR, Fang DZ, Striemer CC, Fauchet PM, McGrath JL. Porous nanocrystalline silicon as a substrate for cell culture experiments. Biomaterials. 2010 Jul 31; (20):5408-17.


Gaborski TR, Sealander MN, Ehrenberg MS, Waugh RE, McGrath JL. Image Correlation Microscopy for Mobility and Cluster Measurements Using Uniform Illumination. Journal of Microscopy. 2010 Jan; 237(1):39-50.


Gaborski TR, Clark Jr A, Waugh RE, McGrath JL. Membrane mobility of beta2 integrins and rolling associated adhesion molecules on resting neutrophils. Biophysical Journal. 2008 Nov 15; 95(10):4934-47.


Striemer CC, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL, Fauchet PM. Charge- and size- based separation of macromolecules using ultrathin membranes. Nature. 2007 Feb 15; 445(7129):749-53.

Issued patents

CC Striemer, PM Fauchet, TR Gaborski, and JL McGrath, “Ultrathin Porous Nanoscale Membranes, Methods of Making, and Uses Thereof,” US Patent No. 8,518,276, Issued August 27, 2013.

CC Striemer, PM Fauchet, TR Gaborski, and JL McGrath, “Ultrathin Porous Nanoscale Membranes, Methods of Making, and Uses Thereof,” US Patent No. 8,182,590, Issued May 22, 2012.

JL McGrath, TR Gaborski, JL Snyder, CC Striemer, PM Fauchet, and M Springer, “Cell Culture Devices Having Ultrathin Porous Membrane and Uses Thereof,” US Patent No. 8,119,394, Issued February 21, 2012.

JL McGrath, IM Schwartz, M Bindschalder, M Ehrenberg, and TR Gaborski. Nanofabrication using actin filaments.” US Patent No. 7,193,054. Issued March 20, 2007.

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