Georgia Institute of Technology

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Publications

Peer-reviewed papers

Owen D., Ballard M., Alexeev A., and Hesketh P. Rapid microfluidic mixing via rotating magnetic microbeads. Sensors & Actuators A: Physical 251, 84, 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.sna.2016.09.040

Ye C., Nikolov S. V., Geryak R. D., Calabrese R., Ankner J. F., Alexeev A., Kaplan D. L., Tsukruk V. V. Bimorph silk microsheets with programmable actuating behavior: experimental analysis and computer simulations. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 17694, 2016. DOI:10.1021/acsami.6b05156

Yeh P. and Alexeev A. Biomimetic flexible plate actuators are faster and more efficient with a passive attachment. Acta Mechanica Sinica, 2016. DOI:10.1007/s10409-016-0592-0

Ballard M., Owen D., Mills Z. G., Hesketh P., and Alexeev A. Orbiting magnetic microbeads enable rapid microfluidic mixing. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 20, 88, 2016. DOI:10.1007/s10404-016-1750-1

Mills Z. G., Warey A., and Alexeev A. Heat transfer enhancement and thermal-hydraulic performance in laminar flows through asymmetric wavy walled channels. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 97, 450, 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.02.013

Nikolov S. V., Shum H., Balazs A. C., and Alexeev A. Computational design of microscopic swimmers and capsules: from directed motion to collective behavior. Current Opinion in Colloid and Interface Science, 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.cocis.2015.10.012

Yeh P. and Alexeev A. Effect of aspect ratio in free-swimming plunging flexible plates. Computers & Fluids 124, 220, 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.compfluid.2015.07.009

Amador G. J., Durand F., Mao W., Pusulri S., Takahashi H., Nguyen V.-T., Shimoyama I., Alexeev A., and Hu D. L. Insects have hairy eyes that reduce particle deposition. The European Physical Journal Special Topics 224, 3361, 2015. DOI:10.1140/epjst/e2015-50094-x

Tasadduq B., Wang G., El Banani M., Mao W., Lam W., Alexeev A., and Sulchek T. Three-dimensional particle tracking in microfluidic channel flow using in and out of focus diffraction. Flow Measurement and Instrumentation 45, 218, 2015. DOI:10.1016/j.flowmeasinst.2015.06.018   

Wang G., Turbyfield C., Crawford K., Alexeev A., and Sulchek T. Cellular enrichment through microfluidic fractionation based on cell biomechanical properties. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2015. DOI:10.1007/s10404-015-1608-y  

Ye C., Nikolov S. V., Calabrese R., Dindar A., Alexeev A., Kippelen B., Kaplan D. L., and Tsukruk V. V. Self-(un)rolling biopolymer microconstructs: rings, tubes and helical tubes from the same material. Angewandte Chemie International Edition 54, 8490, 2015. DOI:10.1002/anie.201502485 

Yeh P. and Alexeev A. Mesoscale modelling of environmentally responsive hydrogels: Emerging applications. Chemical Communications 51, 10083, 2015. DOI:10.1039/C5CC01027F

Amador G. J., Mao W., DeMercurio P., Clewis J., Alexeev A., and Hu D. L. Eyelashes divert airflow to protect the eye. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 12, 20141294, 2015. DOI:10.1098/rsif.2014.1294 

Nikolov S. V., Yeh P. D., and Alexeev A. Self-propelled microswimmer actuated by stimuli-sensitive bilayered hydrogel. ACS Macro Letters 4, 84, 2015. DOI:10.1021/mz5007014

Wang G., Crawford K., Turbyfield C., Lam W., Alexeev A., and Sulchek T. Microfluidic cellular enrichment and separation through differences in viscoelastic deformation. Lab-on-a-Chip 15, 532, 2015. DOI:10.1039/C4LC01150C

Frumkin V., Mao W., Alexeev A., and Oron A. Creating localized-drop train by traveling thermal waves. Physics of Fluids 26, 082108, 2014. DOI:10.1063/1.4892657

Mills Z. G., Shah T., Warey A., Balestrino S., and Alexeev A. Onset of unsteady flow in wavy walled channels at low Reynolds number. Physics of Fluids 26, 084104, 2014. DOI:10.1063/1.4892345

Brown A. C., Stabenfeldt S. E., Ahn B., Hannan R. T., Dhada K. S., Herman E. S., Stefanelli V., Guzzetta N., Alexeev A., Lam W. A., Lyon L. A., and Barker T. H. Ultrasoft microgels that display emergent, platelet-like behaviors. Nature Materials 13, 1108, 2014. DOI:10.1038/nmat4066

Yeh P. D. and Alexeev A. Free swimming of an elastic plate plunging at low Reynolds number. Physics of Fluids 26, 053604, 2014. DOI:10.1063/1.4876231

Mao W. and Alexeev A. Motion of spheroid particles in shear flow with inertia . Journal of Fluid Mechanics 749, 145, 2014. DOI:10.1017/jfm.2014.224

Ballard M., Mills Z. G., Beckworth S., and Alexeev A. Enhancing nanoparticle deposition using actuated synthetic cilia. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 17, 317, 2014. DOI:10.1007/s10404-013-1308-4

Wang G., Mao W., Henegar C., Alexeev A., and Sulchek T. Stiffness dependent separation of cells in a microfluidic device. PLOS ONE 8, e75901, 2013. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0075901

Mao W., Oron A., and Alexeev A. Fluid transport in thin liquid films using traveling thermal waves. Physics of Fluids 25, 072101, 2013. DOI:10.1063/1.4811829

Mills Z. G., Mao W., and Alexeev A. Mesoscale modeling: solving complex flows in biology and biotechnology. Trends in Biotechnology 31, 416, 2013. DOI:10.1016/j.tibtech.2013.05.001

Owen D., Mao W., Alexeev A., Cannon J., and Hesketh P., Microbeads for sampling and mixing in a complex sample. Micromachines 4, 103, 2013. DOI:10.3390/mi4010103

Mills Z. G., Aziz B., and Alexeev A. Beating synthetic cilia enhance heat transport in microfluidic channels. Soft Matter 8, 11508, 2012. DOI:10.1039/C2SM26919H

Masaeli M., Sollier E., Amini H., Mao W., Camacho K., Doshi N., Mitragotri S., Alexeev A., and Di Carlo D. Continuous inertial focusing and separation of particles by shape. PRX 2, 031017, 2012. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevX.2.031017

Masoud H., Bingham B., and Alexeev A. Designing maneuverable micro-swimmers actuated by responsive gel. Soft Matter 8, 8944, 2012. DOI:10.1039/C2SM25898F

Ebbens S. J., Buxton G., Alexeev A., Sadeghia A., and Howse J. R. Synthetic running and tumbling: an autonomous navigation strategy for catalytic nanoswimmers. Soft Matter 8, 3077, 2012. DOI:10.1039/C2SM07283A

Masoud H. and Alexeev A. Controlled release of nanoparticles and macromolecules from responsive microgel capsules. ACS Nano 6, 212, 2012.  DOI:10.1021/nn2043143

Semmler C. and Alexeev A. Designing structured surfaces that repel fluid-borne particles. Physical Review E 84, 066303, 2011. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.84.066303

Kilimnik A., Mao W., and Alexeev A. Inertial migration of deformable capsules in channel flow. Physics of Fluids 23, 123302, 2011. DOI:10.1063/1.3664402

Masoud H. and Alexeev A. Harnessing synthetic cilia to regulate motion of microparticles. Soft Matter 7, 8702, 2011. DOI:10.1039/C1SM05423F

Mao W. and Alexeev A. Hydrodynamic sorting of microparticles by size in ridged microchannels. Physics of Fluids 23, 051704, 2011. DOI:10.1063/1.3590264

Hu D., Richards P., and Alexeev A. The growth of giant pumpkins: how extreme weight influences shape. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 46, 637, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2010.12.013

Masoud H. and Alexeev A. Selective control of surface properties using hydrodynamic interactions. Chemical Communications 47, 472, 2011. DOI:10.1039/C0CC02165B

Masoud H. and Alexeev A. Permeability and diffusion through mechanically deformed random polymer networks. Macromolecules 43, 10117, 2010. DOI:10.1021/ma102052m

Shchepelina O., Kozlovskaya V., Kharlampieva E., Mao W., Alexeev A., and Tsukruk V. V. Anisotropic micro- and nano-capsules. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 31, 2041, 2010 (journal cover, featured in Materials Views). DOI:10.1002/marc.201000490

Branscomb J. and Alexeev A. Designing ciliated surfaces that regulate deposition of solid particles. Soft Matter 6, 4066, 2010. DOI:10.1039/C0SM00185F

Hertzberg B., Alexeev A., and Yushin G. Deformations in Si-Li anodes upon electrochemical alloying in nano-confined space. Journal of the American Chemical Society 132, 8548, 2010. DOI:10.1021/ja1031997

Masoud H. and Alexeev A. Resonance of flexible flapping wings at low Reynolds number. Physical Review E 81, 056304, 2010. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.81.056304

Masoud H. and Alexeev A. Modeling magnetic microcapsules that crawl in microchannels. Soft Matter 6, 794, 2010 (selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 21, 2010). DOI:10.1039/b916835d

Ghosh R., Buxton G. A., Usta O. B., Balazs A. C., and Alexeev A. Designing oscillating cilia that capture or release microscopic particles. Langmuir 26, 2963, 2010. DOI:10.1021/la902926w

Arata J. P. and Alexeev A. Designing microfluidic channel that separates elastic particles upon stiffness. Soft Matter 5, 2721, 2009 (highlighted in Chemical Biology 8, B58, 2009). DOI:10.1039/b908213a

Balazs A. C., Kuksenok O., and Alexeev A. Modeling the interactions between membranes and inclusions: designing self-cleaning films and resealing pores. Macromolecular Theory & Simulations 18, 11, 2009. DOI:10.1002/mats.200800057

Alexeev A., Yeomans J., and Balazs A. C. Designing synthetic, pumping cilia that switch the flow direction in microchannels. Langmuir 24, 12102, 2008. DOI:10.1021/la801907x

Alexeev A., Uspal W. E., and Balazs A. C. Harnessing Janus nanoparticles to create controllable pores in membranes. ACS Nano, 2, 1117, 2008 (highlighted in Nanowerk and in perspective by Yoshida M. and Lahann J. Smart nanomaterials ACS Nano 2, 1101, 2008). DOI:10.1021/nn8000998

Usta O. B., Nayhouse M., Alexeev A., and Balazs A. C. Designing patterned substrates to regulate the movement of capsules in microchannels. Journal of Chemical Physics, 128, 235102, 2008. DOI:10.1063/1.2940202

Usta O. B., Alexeev A., Zhu G., and Balazs A. C. Modeling microcapsules that communicate through nanoparticles to undergo self-propelled motion. ACS Nano 2, 471, 2008 (highlighted in COSMOS science magazine and in Nanomaterials News 4, 2008). DOI:10.1021/nn700379v

Alexeev A. and Balazs A. C. Designing smart systems to selectively entrap and burst microcapsules. Soft Matter 3, 1500, 2007. DOI:10.1039/b711769h

Usta O. B., Alexeev A., and Balazs A. C. Fork in the road: patterned surfaces direct microcapsules to make a decision. Langmuir 23, 10887, 2007. DOI:10.1021/la7018583

Alexeev A. and Oron A. Suppression of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability of thin liquid films by the Marangoni effect. Physics of Fluids 19, 082101, 2007. DOI:10.1063/1.2750307

Zhu G., Alexeev A., Kumacheva E., and Balazs A. C. Modeling the interactions between compliant microcapsules and pillars in microchannels. Journal of Chemical Physics 127, 034703, 2007 (selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 14, 2007). DOI:10.1063/1.2753150

Zhu G., Alexeev A., and Balazs A. C. Designing constricted microchannels to selectively entrap soft particles. Macromolecules 40, 5176, 2007. DOI:10.1021/ma0706632

Alexeev A., Verberg R., and Balazs A. C. Patterned surfaces segregate compliant microcapsules. Langmuir 23, 983, 2007. DOI:10.1021/la062914q

Verberg R., Dale A. T., Kumar P., Alexeev A., and Balazs A. C. Healing substrates with mobile, particle-filled microcapsules: designing a “repair and go” system. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 4, 349, 2007. DOI:10.1098/rsif.2006.0165

Alexeev A., Gambaryan-Roisman T., and Stephan P. A numerical model for the thermocapillary flow and heat transfer in a thin liquid film on a microstructured wall. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow 17, 247, 2007. DOI:10.1108/09615530710730139

Verberg R., Alexeev A., and Balazs A. C. Modeling the release of nanoparticles from mobile microcapsules. Journal of Chemical Physics 125, 224712, 2006 (selected for Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 14, 2006). DOI:10.1063/1.2404955

Alexeev A., Verberg R., and Balazs A. C. Motion of compliant capsules on corrugated surfaces: a means of sorting by mechanical properties. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 44, 2667, 2006. DOI:10.1002/polb.20899

Smith K., Alexeev A., Verberg R., and Balazs A. C. Designing a simple ratcheting system to sort microcapsules by mechanical properties. Langmuir 22, 6739, 2006. DOI:10.1021/la0610093

Alexeev A., Verberg R., and Balazs A. C. Designing compliant substrates to regulate the motion of vesicles. Physical Review Letters 96, 148103, 2006 (selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 11, 2006). DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.148103

Alexeev A., Verberg R., and Balazs A. C. Modeling the interactions between deformable capsules rolling on a compliant surface. Soft Matter 2, 499, 2006 (highlighted in Chemical Science 6, 2006). DOI:10.1039/b602417c

Kabova Yu., Alexeev A., Gambaryan-Roisman T., and Stephan P. Marangoni-induced deformation and rupture of a liquid film on a heated microstructured wall. Physics of Fluids 18, 012104, 2006. DOI:10.1063/1.2166642

Alexeev A., Verberg R., and Balazs A. C. Modeling the motion of microcapsules on compliant polymeric surfaces. Macromolecules 38, 10244, 2005. DOI:10.1021/ma0516135

Alexeev A., Gambaryan-Roisman T., and Stephan P. Marangoni convection and heat transfer in thin liquid films on heated walls with topography: experiments and numerical study. Physics of Fluids 17, 062106, 2005. DOI:10.1063/1.1936933

Gambaryan-Roisman T., Alexeev A., and Stephan P. Effect of the microscale wall topography on the thermocapillary convection within a heated liquid film. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 29, 765, 2005. DOI:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2005.03.015

Kabova Yu., Alexeev A., Gambaryan-Roisman T., and Stephan P. Thermocapillarity-induced vortexes and liquid film dynamics on structured heated walls. Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics 30, 225, 2005. DOI:10.1515/JNETDY.2005.018

Helbig K., Alexeev A., Gambaryan-Roisman T., and Stephan P. Evaporation of falling and shear-driven thin films on smooth and grooved surfaces. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion 75, 85, 2005. DOI:10.1007/s10494-005-8582-5

Alexeev A. and Gutfinger C. Aerosol deposition in periodic shock waves. Physics of Fluids 16, 1028, 2004. DOI:10.1063/1.1649342

Goldshtein A., Alexeev A., and Gutfinger C. Resonance oscillations with thermal effects of an inviscid gas in a closed tube. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 518, 1, 2004. DOI:10.1017/S0022112004000539

Alexeev A. and Gutfinger C. Resonance gas oscillations in closed tubes: Numerical study and experiments. Physics of Fluids 15, 3397, 2003. DOI:10.1063/1.1613645

Alexeev A. and Gutfinger C. Particle drift in a resonance tube - a numerical study. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 114, 1357, 2003. DOI:10.1121/1.1598968

Alexeev A., Goldshtein A., and Gutfinger C. Heat interaction in a resonance tube. Physics of Fluids 14, 1812, 2002. DOI:10.1063/1.1466825

Alexeev A., Goldshtein A., and Shapiro M. The liquid and solid states of highly dissipative vibrated granular columns: one-dimensional computer simulations. Powder Technology 123, 83, 2002. DOI:10.1016/S0032-5910(01)00436-3

Goldshtein A., Alexeev A., and Shapiro M. Hydrodynamics of resonance oscillations of columns of inelastic particles. Physical Review E 59, 6967, 1999. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.59.6967

Alexeev A., Royzen V., Dudko V., Goldshtein A., and Shapiro M. Dynamics of vertically vibrated two-dimensional granular layers. Physical Review E 59, 3231, 1999. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.59.3231

 

Book chapters

Masoud H. and Alexeev A. Efficient flapping flight using flexible wings oscillating at resonance in Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces: Swimming, Flying, and Sliding, edited by S. Childress, A. Hosoi, W. W. Schultz, and Z. J. Wang. The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications 155, pp. 235-245 (Springer, 2012). DOI:10.1007/978-1-4614-3997-4_19

Balazs A. C. and Alexeev A. Modeling the interactions between compliant microcapsules and patterned surfaces in Multiscale Modeling of Particle Interactions: Applications in Biology and Nanotechnology, edited by M. King and D. Gee, pp. 185-221 (John Wiley & Sons, 2010). DOI:10.1002/9780470579831.ch7

Goldshtein A., Alexeev A., and Shapiro M. Shock waves in granular gases in Granular Gas Dynamics, edited by T. Pöschel and N. V. Brilliantov. Lecture Notes in Physics 624, pp. 187-225 (Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2003). DOI:10.1007/b12449

Goldshtein A., Alexeev A., and Shapiro M. Resonance oscillations in granular gases in Granular Gases, edited by T. Pöschel and S. Luding. Lecture Notes in Physics 564, pp. 266-277 (Springer-Verlag Berlin, 2001). DOI:10.1007/3-540-44506-4_16