1. 1.Salahshoor Hossein, Tootkaboni Mazdak, Rahbar Nima “Nano-scale structure and mechanical properties of crosslinked hydrogels,” ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (in press).

  2. 2.Regis, Shawn; Youssefian, Sina; Jassal, Manisha; Phaneuf, Matthew; Rahbar, Nima; Bhowmick, Sankha “Integrin α5β1-Mediated Attachment of NIH/3T3 Fibroblasts to Fibronectin Adsorbed onto Electrospun Polymer Scaffolds,” Polymer Engineering and Science (in press).

  3. 3.Shawn Regis, Sina Youssefian, Manisha Jassal, Nima Rahbar, Sankha Bhowmick “Fibronectin adsorption on functionalized electrospun PCL scaffolds: Experimental and molecular dynamics studies,” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A (in press).

  4. 4.Tiffany M. Tong, Ting Tan, Nima Rahbar, and Wole O. Soboyejo, “Mode Mixity Dependence of Interfacial Fracture Toughness in Organic Electronic Structures.” IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability (in press).

  5. 5.Nima Rahbar, Caglar Oskay, Huiming Yin, Special Section on Mechanics of Nanocomposites and Nanostructures, Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics, 2013, 3(3), 36-36.

  6. 6.Kwofie S. and Rahbar N. “A Fatigue Driving Stress Approach to Damage and Life Prediction under Variable Amplitude Loading,” International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 2013, vol. 22 no. 3393-404. doi: 10.1177/1056789512449638

  7. 7.Meric, D., Hellweger, F., Barbuto, S., Rahbar, N., Alshawabkeh, A., and Sheahan, T. “Model Prediction of Long-Term Reactive Core Mat Efficacy for Capping Contaminated Aquatic Sediments.” J. Environ. Eng., 2013, 139(4), 564–575., doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000635

  8. 8.J. Du, X. Niu, N. Rahbar, W. Soboyejo, “Bio-inspired dental multilayers: Effects of layer architecture on the contact-induced deformation,” Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2013, Pages 5273–5279doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.08.034

  9. 9.Agrawal Animesh, Rahbar N, Calvert P “Strong Fiber Reinforced Hydrogel Composites.” Acta Biomaterialia, Volume 9, Issue 2, 2013, Pages 5313–5318, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2012.10.011

  10. 10.Youssefian Sina, Rahbar Nima, “Nano-scale adhesion in multilayered drug eluting stents.” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, (2012) doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.11.001.

  11. 11.Salahshoor Hossein, Rahbar Nima “Nano-scale toughness and behavior of graphene/epoxy interfaces.” Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 023510 (2012); doi: 10.1063/1.4737776.

  12. 12.Kruzic J.J., Rahbar N., Chen P.Y., Tamerler C., “Editorial on special issue-7th Symposium on Biological Materials Science, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012, 7, 1-2.

  13. 13.T. Tan, J. Meng, N. Rahbar, H. Li, G. Papandreou, C.A. Maryanoff, W.O. Soboyejo “Effects of silane on the interfacial fracture of a parylene film over a stainless steel substrate.” Materials Science and Engineering C, Volume 32, Issue 3, 1 (2012), 550-557, doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2011.12.008

  14. 14.Bender S, Chlivendra V, Rahbar N and El Wakil S, “Mechanical Characterization and Modeling of Graded Porous Stainless Steel Specimens for Possible Bone Implant Applications.” International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 53 (2012), pp. 67-73, doi: 10.1016/j.ijengsci.2012.01.004

  15. 15.Mahdi Ashrafi, Amin Ajdari, Nima Rahbar, Jim Papadopoulos, Hamid Nayeb-Hashemi, and Ashkan Vaziri “Adhesively bonded single lap joints with non-flat interfaces.” International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 2012, 32 (1), pp. 46-52, doi: 10.1016/j.ijadhadh. 2011.09.004

  16. 16.T. Tan, N. Rahbar, S.M. Allameh, S. Kwofie, D. Dissmore, K. Ghavami, W.O. Soboyejo “Mechanical properties of functionally graded hierarchical bamboo structures.” Acta Biomaterialia, 7 (2011) 3796-3803, doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2011.06.008

  17. 17.Rahbar N., Soboyejo W.O. “Design of Functionally Graded Dental Multilayers.” Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 2011, 34, 887-897, doi: 10.1111/j.14602695.2011.01581.x

  18. 18.Kwofie S., Rahbar N. “An Equivalent Driving Force Model for Crack Growth Prediction Under Different Stress Ratios.” International Journal of fatigue, Volume 33, Issue 9, 2011, Pages 1199-1204. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2011.03.006

  19. 19.Renata Melo, Rahbar Nima, Soboyejo Wole (2011) “Interfacial fracture of dentin adhesively bonded to quartz-fiber reinforced composite.” Materials Science and Engineering C, Volume 31, Issue 4, 2011, Pages 770-774, doi: 10.1016/j.msec.2011.01.005.

  20. 20.Ting Tan, Nima Rahbar, Andrea Buono, George Wheeler and Wole Soboyejo “Sub-Critical Crack Growth of Adhesive/Marble Interfaces.” Materials Science and Engineering A 528 (2011) 3697-3704, doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2011.01.001

  21. 21.Rahbar N., Aduda B.O., Zimba J., Obwoya S.K., Nyongesa F.W., Yakub I., and Soboyejo W.O. “Thermal Shock Resistance of an Aluminosilicate Refractory Ceramics.” Experimental Mechanics, Volume 51, Issue 2 (2011), Page 133, doi: 10.1007/s11340010-9345-3.

  22. 22.Rahbar N., Jorjani M., Ricardelli C., Wheeler G., Yakub I., Soboyejo W.O. “Mixed Mode Fracture of Polymer/Marble Interface.” Materials Science and Engineering A, 527 (2010) 4939-4946, doi: 10.1016/j.msea.2010.04.029

  23. 23.Meng J., Orana A., Tan T., Wolf K., Rahbar N., Li H., Papandreou G., Maryanoff C., Soboyejo W.O. (2010) “Adhesion and interfacial fracture in drug-eluting stents.” Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 25, No. 4, 641-647, doi: 10.1557/JMR.2010.0097

  24. 24.Nui X., Rahbar N., Farias S., Soboyejo W.O. (2009) “Bio-inspired design of dental multilayers: experiments and model.” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, Vol. 2, 596 -602, doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2008.10.009

  25. 25.Fasasi A.Y., Mwenifumboo S., Rahbar N., Chen J., Li M., Beye A.C., Soboyejo W.O. (2009) “Nanosecond UV laser Processed Microgrooves on Ti6Al4V for Biomedical Applications.” Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 29, Issue 1, 5-13.

  26. 26.Rahbar N., Wolf K., Orana A., Fennimore R., Zong Z., Meng J., Papandreou G., Maryanoff C., Soboyejo W.O. (2008) “Adhesion and Interfacial Fracture Toughness between Hard and Soft Materials.” Journal of Applied Physics, 104, 103533, doi:10.1063/1.3021350

  27. 27.Wolf K., Zong Z., Juan M., Rahbar N., Orana A., Soboyejo W.O. (2008) “An Investigation of Adhesion in Drug Eluting Stent Layers.” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, Vol. 87, 1, 272-281.

  28. 28.Rahbar N., Yang Y., Soboyejo W.O. (2008) ”Mixed Mode Fracture of Dental Interfaces.” Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 488, 1-2, 381-388. doi:10.1016/j.msea.2007.11.038

  29. 29.Huang M., Rahbar N., Wang R., Thompson V., Rekow D., Soboyejo, W.O. (2007) “Bioinspired Design of Dental Multilayers.” Materials Science and Engineering A, 464, 315-320.

  30. 30.Zong Z., Cao Y., Rahbar N., Soboyejo W.O. (2006) “Nano and Microscale Adhesion Energy Measurement for Au-Au Contacts in Microswitch Structures.” Journal of Applied Physics, 100, 1043132

  31. 31.Alshawabkeh A.N., Rahbar N. (2006) “Parametric Study of One-Dimensional Solute Transport in Deformable Porous Media.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 132(8), 1001-1010.

  32. 32.Alshawabkeh A.N., Rahbar N., Sheahan T. (2005) “A Model for Contaminant Mass Flux in Capped Flux in Capped Sediment under Consolidation.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 78, 147-165.

  1. 1. Paul Calvert, Animesh Agrawal, Nima Rahbar, Vijay Chalivendra (2012) “Tough, Strong Hydrogels with Elastomeric Fiber Reinforcement.” MRS Online Proceedings Library, Volume 1420, Issue 1


  1. 2. Meric, D., Sheahan, T.C., Alshawabkeh, A.N, and Rahbar, N. (2011). “Numerical Modeling of Coupled Contaminant Transport Through Reactive Core Mats.” Proceedings of Battelle 6th International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments, New Orleans, LA, CD-ROM


  1. 3. Tan, T., Meng, J., Rahbar, N., Li, H., Papandreou, G., Maryanoff, C.A., Soboyejo, W.O. (2010) “Nano- and macro-scale adhesion in drug-eluting stents.” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1239, pp. 157-162


  1. 4. Bender S., El Wakil S.D., Chalivendra V.B., Rahbar N., Bhowmick S. (2010) “Fabrication and Characterization of Novel Graded Bone Implant Material.” SEM Annual Conference, Proceedings Vol. 3, 2240


  1. 5. Alshawabkeh, A.N., Rahbar, N., Sheahan, T., Tang, G. (2004) “Volume Change Effects on Solute Transport in Soils under Consolidation.” ASCE Geotechnical Practical Publication, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering with Emphasis on Dams, Highway Materials, and Soil Improvement, Vol. 1, pp. 105-115


  1. 6. Rahbar, N., Alshawabkeh, A.N. (2003) “Effect of Consolidation on 1D Contaminant Diffusion in Clay.” 8th Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, June 03, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada


  1. 7. Rahbar, N., Alshawabkeh, A.N. (2002) “Effect of Consolidation on Advective-Diffusive Contaminant Transport in Deformable Porous Media.” Northeast Geotechnical Graduate Research Symposium, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

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