Peer-reviewed Publications



21- M.A. Gharbi, D.A. Beller, N. Sharifi Mood, R. Gupta, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, and K.J. Stebe. Elastocapillary driven assembly of particles at free-standing smectic-A films. Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03351, 2018.


20- M.A. Gharbi, S. Manet, J. Lhermitte, J. Milette, V. Toader, M. Sutton and L. Reven. Reversible Nanoparticle Cubic Lattices in Blue Phase Liquid Crystals. ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 3410.


19- Y. Xia, E. Lee, H. Hu, M.A. Gharbi, D.A. Beller, E.-K. Fleischmann, R.D. Kamien, R. Zental, and S. Yang. Better Actuation Through Chemistry: Using Surface Coatings to Create Uniform Director Fields in Nematic Liquid Crystal Elastomers. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8 (19), pp 12466–12472. 


18- W-S. Wei, M.A. Gharbi, M. Lohr, T. Still, T. Lubensky, K.J. Stebe, and A.G. Yodh. Dynamics of ordered colloidal particle monolayers at nematic liquid crystal interfaces. Soft Matter, 2016,12, 4715-4724. 


17- Y. Luo, F. Serra, D.A. Beller, M.A. Gharbi, N. Li, S. Yang, R.D. Kamien, and K.J. Stebe. Around the Corner: Colloidal Assembly and Wiring in Groovy Nematic Cells. PRE, 2016, 93, 032705.  


16- E. Lee, Y. Xia, R.C. Ferrier, Fr., H.-N. Kim, M.A. Gharbi, K.J. Stebe, R.D. Kamien, R.J. Composto, and S. Yang. Fine Golden Rings: Tunable Surface Plasmon Resonance From Assembled Nanorods in Topological Defects of liquid Crystals. Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 2731.


15- M.A. Gharbi, I.B. Liu, Y. Liu, F. Serra, N.D. Bade, S. Yang, R.D. Kamien and K.J. Stebe. Smectic Gardening on Curved Landscapes. Langmuir, 2015, 31, 11135.  


14- H. Jeridi, M.A. Gharbi, T. Othman, and Ch. Blanc. Capillary induced giant elastic dipoles in thin nematic films. PNAS, 2015, 112, 14771. 


13- A. Honglawan, D.S. Kim, D.K. Yoon, D. Beller, M.A. Gharbi, K.J. Stebe, R.D. Kamien, and S. Yang. Synergistic assembly of nanoparticles in smectic liquid crystals. Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 7367. 


12- I.B. Liu*, M.A. Gharbi*, V.L. Ngo, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, and K.J. Stebe. Elastocapillary interactions on nematic films. PNAS, 2015, 112, 6336(*equal contribution).


11- F. Serra*, M.A. Gharbi*, I. Liu, Y. Luo, N. Bade, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, and K.J. Stebe. One-step Assembly of a (reconfigurable) Smectic Liquid Crystal 'Compound Eye' on a Curved Interface. Advanced Optical Materials,  2015, 3, 1287(*equal contribution).


10- D.A. Beller, M.A. Gharbi, and I.B. Liu. Shape-controlled orientation and assembly of colloids with sharp edges in nematic liquid crystals. Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 1078.  


9-  M.A. Gharbi**, D. A. Beller, A. Honglawan, K. J. Stebe, S. Yang and R.D. Kamien. Controlling liquid crystal defects. SPIE Newsroom (Invited Commentary), DOI: 10.1117/2.1201402. 005369. (**Corresponding author).


8- M.A. Gharbi**, M. Nobili and Ch. Blanc. Topological defects: A template to direct assembly of colloidal particles at nematic interfaces. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2014, 417, 250–255. (**Corresponding author).


7- D. A. Beller*, M.A. Gharbi*, A. Honglawan*, K. J. Stebe, S. Yang and R.D. Kamien. Focal conic flower textures at curved interfaces. Phys. Rev. X, 2013, 3, 041026. (*equal contribution).


6- M. Cavallaro, Jr.*, M.A. Gharbi*, D. Beller*, S. Copar, Z. Shi, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, T. Baumgart and K.J. Stebe. Exploiting imperfections in the bulk to direct assembly of surface colloids. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 2013, 110, 18804-18808. (*equal contribution).


5- Cavallaro, Jr.*, M.A. Gharbi*, D. Beller*, S. Copar, Z. Shi, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang, T. Baumgart and K.J. Stebe.  Ring around the colloid. Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 9099-9102. (*equal contribution).


4- Ch. Blanc, D. Fedorenko, M. Gross, M. In, M. Abkarian, M.A. Gharbi, J.-B Fournier, P. Galatola, and M. Nobili. Capillary force on a sphere trapped at a fluid interface of arbitrary shape. PRL, 2013, 111, 05830.


3- M.A. Gharbi, D. Sec, T. Lopez-Leon, M. Nobili, S. Zumer and Ch. Blanc. Microparticles confined to a nematic liquid crystal shell. Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 6911-6920.


2- M.A. Gharbi, M. Cavallaro, Jr., G. Wu, D.A. Beller, R.D. Kamien, S. Yang and K.J. Stebe. Micro-bullet assembly: interactions of oriented dipoles in confined nematic liquid crystal. Liquid Crystals, 2013, 40, 1619-1627.


1- M.A. Gharbi, M. Nobili, M. In, G. Prévot, P. Galatola, J.-B. Fournier and Ch. Blanc. Behavior of colloidal particles at an air nematic liquid crystal interface. Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 1467-1471.