Peer-reviewed Publications


24- Kristian Thijssen, Dimitrius Khaladj, S. Ali Aghvami, Mohamed Amine GharbiSeth Fraden, Julia M. Yeomans, Linda S. Hirst, and Tyler N. Shendruk. Submerged micropatterned structures control active nematic flow, topology, and concentrationAccepted to PNAS 2021. 


23- Charlotte Kyeremah, Jeffrey La, M.A. Gharbi,** and Chandra S. Yelleswarapu.** Exploring different textures of nematic liquid crystal for quantitative Fourier phase contrast microscopySubmitted2020(**Corresponding authors).


22- R.S. Preusse, E.R. George, S.A. Aghvami, T.M. Otchy, and M.A. GharbiHierarchical assembly of smectic liquid crystal defects at undulated interfaces. Soft Matter2020, 16, 8352. DOI: 10.1039/D0SM01112F


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, 2018, 34, 2006. 




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.