Research Publications

S. Wang, L. Li, Q. Liu, M.W. Urban. “Self-Healable Acrylic-Based Covalently Adaptable Networks,” Macromolecules,

V. Montano, M.W. Urban, S. van der Zwaag, S.J. Garcia, “Local strain-induced energy storage as a driving force for autogenous scratch closure,” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 7073.

L. Liu, S. Wang, Z. Zhao, J. Tong, M.W. Urban, “Electrically Accelerated Self-Healable Polyionic Liquid Copolymers,” Small,

S. Wang, M.W. Urban, “Self-Healable Fluorinated Copolymers Governed by Dipolar Interactions” Advanced Science, 2021,

D. Davydovich, M.W. Urban, Water accelerated self-healing of hydrophobic copolymers,” Nature Commun., 2020, 11, 5743.

C.C. Hornat, M.W. Urban, “Entropy and Interfacial Energy Driven Self-healable Polymers,” Nature Commun., 2020,  11:1028.

C.C. Hornat, M. Nijemeisland, M. Senardi, Y. Yang, C. Pattyn, S. van der Zwaag, M.W. Urban, “Quantitative Predictions of Maximum Strain is Shape Memory Polymers (SMP),” Polymer, 2020, 186, 122006.

M.W. Urban, D. Davydovich, Y. Yang, T. Demir, Y. Zhang, L. Casabianca, “Key-and-lock commodity self-healing copolymers,” Science, 2018, 362 (6411), 220-225.

Y. Yang, D. Davydovich, C.C. Hornat, X. Liu, M.W. Urban, “Leaf-Inspired Self-Healing Polymers,” CHEM. 2018, 4(8), 1928-36.

C.C. Hornat, Y. Yang, M.W. Urban, “Quantitative Predictions of Shape Memory in Polymers,” Adv. Mater., 2017, 29, 1603334.

Y. Yang, M.W. Urban, “Self-healing of Glucose-Modified Polyurethane Networks Facilitated by Damage-Induced Primary Amines,” Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 303 – 309.

C.Lu,  M.W. Urban, “Synthesis and directional assembly of gibbous and inverse-gibbous colloidal nanoparticles;” Materials Today Comm., 2016, 9, 41-46.

C. Lu, M.W. Urban, “Instantaneous Directional Growth of Ultrahigh Block Copolymer Nanowires During Heterogeneous Radical Polymerization,” NanoLetters, 2016, 16(4), 2873-2877.

C. Lu, M.W. Urban. “One-Step Synthesis of Amphiphilic Ultrahigh Molecular Weight Block Copolymers by Surfactant-Free Heterogeneous Radical Polymerization,” ACS Macro Letters, 2015, 4(12), 1317–1320.

C. Lu, M.W. Urban,   “Rationally Designed Gibbous Stimuli-Responsive Colloidal Nanoparticles,” ACS Nano2015, 9(3), 3119–3124.

Y. Yang, M.W. Urban, ”Self-Repairable Polyurethanes under Atmospheric CO2 and H2O,” Angewandte Chemie., 2014, 53, 12142 –12147.

C. Lu, M.W. Urban, “Tri-Phasic Size- and Janus Balance-Tunable Colloidal Nanoparticles (JNPs),” ACS Macro Lett., 2014, 3, 346-352.

Z. Wang,  Y. Yang, R. Burtovyy, I. Luzinov, M.W.  Urban, “UV-induced self-repairing polydimethylsiloxane–polyurethane (PDMS–PUR) and polyethylene glycol–polyurethane (PEG–PUR) Cu-catalyzed networks,” J. Mat. Chem., A2014, 2(37), 15527-15534.

H. Person, M.W. Urban, “Simple Click Reactions on Polymer Surfaces Leading to Antimicrobial Behavior,” J. Mat. Chem. B., 2014, 2, 2084-2087.

H.A. Pearson, J. Manti, J. M. Andrie and M. W. Urban, “Covalent attachment of multilayers (CAM): a platform for pH switchable antimicrobial and anticoagulant polymeric surfaces,” Biomat. Sci., 2014, 2, 512-521.

Z. Wang and M.W. Urban, “Facile UV-healable polyethylenimine– copper (C2H5N– Cu) supramolecular polymer networks,” Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 4897-4901.

H.A. Pearson, G.S. Sahukhal, M.O. Elasri, and M.W. Urban, “Phage-Bacterium War on Polymeric Surfaces: Can Surface-Anchored Bacteriophages Eliminate Microbial Infections?,” Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14(5), 1257–1261.

M. Yu, M.W. Urban, “Ferromagnetic Nanotubes Formation; Length and Thickness Control,” J. Mat. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 1863-1869.

N. Aumuswan, H. Pearson, M.W. Urban, “Molecular Engineering of Poly(tetrafluoroethylene) Surfaces by Selective Streptavidin-Biotin Recognition,” Biomat. Sci., 2013,  1, 711-718.

B. Ghosh, K.V. Chellappan, M.W. Urban, “UV-Initiated Self-Healing of Oxolane-Chitosan Polyurethane (OXO-CHI-PUR) Networks,” J. Mater. Chem, 2012, 22, 16104-16113.

M.W. Urban, “Dynamic materials: The Chemistry of Self-Healing,” Nature Chem., 2012, 4, 80-82.

D. Ramachandran, C.C. Corten, M.W. Urban, “Tunable Color and Shape Evolution Colloidal Nanoparticles,” RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 135-143

S. Kawano, M.W. Urban, “Expandable Temperature-Responsive Polymeric Nanotubes,” ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1(1), 232-235.

D. Ramachandran, F. Liu, M.W. Urban, “Self-Healing Copolymers that Change Color,” RSC Advances, 2012, 2, 135-143.

N. Aumuswan, Sang-Ho Ye, W.R. Wagner,  M.W. Urban, “Covalent Attachment of Alternating Multilayers (CAM) of Heparin and Polyethylene Glycol on Polytetrafluoroethylene Surfaces,” Langmuir, 2011, 27(17), 11106–11110.

B. Ghosh, K.V. Chellappan, M.W. Urban, “Self-Healing Inside a Scratch of Oxetane-Substituted Chitosan-Polyurethane (OXE-CHI-PUR) Networks,” J. Mater. Chem., 2011, 21, 4473-14486.

D. Ramachandran, M.W. Urban “Sensing Macromolecular Rearrangements in Polymer Networks by Photochromic Crosslinkers,” Invited Article to a Special Issue on Mechano-Responsive Polymers; J. Mat. Chem., 2011, 21, 8300-8308.

F. Liu, W. Jarrett, M.W. Urban, “Synergistic Temperature and pH Effects on Stimuli-Responsive Transitions in poly(N-Acryloyl-N’-Propylpirerazine-co-2-Ethoxyethyl Methacrylate) Copolymers,” Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 963-969.

C.C. Corten, M.W. Urban, “Shape Evolution Control of Phase-Separated Colloidal Nanoparticles,” Polym. Chem., 2010, 2, 244-250.

F. Liu, W.L. Jarrett, M.W. Urban, “Glass (Tg) and Stimuli-Responsive (TSR) Transitions in Random Copolymers,” Macromolecules, 2010, 43(12), 5330-5337.

M. Yu, J. Howe, K. Jeong, I. Shim, W. Kim, C. Kim, J. Ahn, J. Lee, M.W. Urban, “Structural and Morphological Features of Concentric Iron Oxide/Carbon Nanotubes Obtained from Phospholipids,” J. Mat. Chem., 2010, 20(27), 5748-5755.

M.A.C. Stuart, W.T.S. Huck, J. Genzer, M. Müller, C. Ober, M. Stamm, G.B. Sukhorukov, I. Szleifer, V.V. Tsukruk, M.W. Urban, F. Winnik, S. Zauscher, I. Luzinov, S. Minko, “Emerging applications of stimuli-responsive polymer materials,” Nature Materials, 2010, 9(2), 101-113.

F. Liu, D. Ramachandran, M.W. Urban, “Colloidal Films that Mimic Cilia,” Adv. Fun. Mat., 2010, 20(18), 3163-3167.

J. Kamada, K. Koynov, C. Corten, A. Juhari, J. A. Yoon, M.W. Urban, A.C. Balazs, K. Matyjaszewski, “Redox Responsive Behavior of Thiol/Disulfide-Functionalized Star Polymers Synthesized via Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization,” Macromolecules, 2010, 43(9), 4133–4139.

C.C. Corten, M.W. Urban, “Self-Repairing of Polymer Networks Induced by Oscillating Magnetic Fields,” Adv. Mat., 2009, 21, 5011-5015.

J.W. Bartels, P.L. Billings, B. Ghosh, M.W. Urban, C.M. Greenlief, K.L. Wooley, “Amphiphilic Cross-Linked Networks Produced from the Vulcanization of Nanodomains within Thin Films of Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidinone)-b-Poly(isoprene)” Langmuir, 2009, 26(16), 9535–9544.

B. Ghosh, M.W. Urban, “Self-Repairing Oxetane-Substituted Chitosan Polyurethane Networks.” Science, 2009,  323(5920), 1458-1460.

F. Liu, M.W. Urban, “Novel Thermal Transitions in Stimuli-Responsive Polymers,” Macromolecules, 2009, 42(6), 2161-2167.

N. Aumsuwan, M.S. McConnell, M.W. Urban, “Tunable Antimicrobial Polypropylene Surfaces; Simultaneous Attachment of Penicillin (Gram +) and Gentamicin (Gram -),” Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10(3), 623-629.

N. Aumsuwan, M.W. Urban, “Reversible Releasing of Arm from Star Morphology Polymers,” Polym. Comm. 2009, 50, 33-36.

M. Yu, Y. Sheng, J. Leszczynski, M.W. Urban, “Molecular Recognition of Phospholipids at the Methylmethacrylate-n-Butyl Acrylate Copolymer Boundaries; Spectroscopic Studies and Ab Initio Calculations,” Langmuir, 2008, 24(18), 10382-10389.

F. Liu, M.W. Urban, “Dual Temperature and pH Responsiveness of poly(2-(N, N-Dimethylamino) Ethyl Methacrylate–co–n-Butyl Acrylate) Colloidal Dispersions and Their Films,” Macromolecules, 2008, 41(17), 6531-6539.

N. Aumsuwan, S. Heinhorst, M.W. Urban, “Attachment of Ampicillin to e-PTFE Leading to Antimicrobial Films,” Biomacromolecules, 2008, 9(7), 1712-1718.

K.L. Rhudy, S. Su, H.R. Howell, M.W. Urban, “Self-Induced Stratification in Polymeric Films Obtained from Poly(Methyl Methacrylate/n-Butyl Acrylate) Colloidal Dispersions Containing Poly(Vinyl Alcohol),” Langmuir, 2008, 24(5), 1808-1818.

F. Liu, M.W. Urban, “Three-Dimensional Directional Temperature Stimuli-Responsiveness of poly(N-(DL)-(1-hydroxymethyl)propyl acrylamide/n-butyl acrylate (p(DL-HMPAMA/nBA) copolymers,” Macromolecules, 2008, 41(2), 352-360.

N. Aumsuwan, S. Heinhorst, M.W. Urban, “The Effectiveness of Antibiotic Activity of Penicillin Attached to Plasma Modified e-PTFE; Quantitative Assessment,” Biomacromolecules, 2007, 8, 3525

M. Yu, M.W. Urban, “Formation of Concentric Ferromagnetic Nanotubes from Biologically Active Phospholipids, J. Mat. Chem., 2007, 17, 4644.

N. Aumsuwan, S. Heinhorst, M.W. Urban, “Antibacterial Surfaces on Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE); Penicillin Attachment, Biomacromolecules, 2007, 8, 713.

W.-S. Bae, M.W. Urban, “Creating Patterned Poly(dimethylsiloxane) Surfaces with Amoxicillin and Poly(ethylene glycol), Langmuir; 2006, 22(24), 10277-10283.

W.-S. Bae, A.J. Convertine, C.L. McCormick, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Sequential Layer-by-Layer Surface Modification on Surface Energy of Plasma Modified PDMS,” Langmuir, 2007, 23, 667-672.

M.W. Urban, “Intelligent Polymeric Coatings; Current and Future Advances,” Polymer Reviews, 2006, 329.

W.-S. Bae, M.W. Urban, “Lectin Recognizable Nano-Particle Emulsion Polymerization and Film Formation,” Biomacromolecules, 2006, 7, 1156.

A. Singh, W.R. Dreher, M.W. Urban, “Phospholipid-Assisted Synthesis of Stable F-Containing Colloidal Particles and Their Film Formation,” Langmuir, 2006, 22, 524.

K.T. Powell, C. Cheng, K.L. Wooley, A. Singh, M.W. Urban, “Complex Amphiphilic Networks Derived from Diamine-Terminated Poly(Ethylene Glycol) and Benzylic Chloride-Functionalized Hyperbranched Fluoropolymers,” J.Polym.Sci., Part A; Polymer Chem., 44, 4782, 2006.

M.W. Urban, D. Lestage, Colloidal Particle Morphology and Film Formation; The Role of Bio-active Components on Stimuli-Responsive Behavior,” Polymer Reviews, 2006, 445.

W.R. Dreher, A. Singh, M.W. Urban,  “Effect of Perfluoroalkyl Chain Length on Synthesis and Film Formation of Fluorine-Containing Colloidal Dispersions, Macromolecules, 2005,  38(11),  4666-4672.

D.J. Lestage, M.W. Urban, “Cocklebur-Shape Colloidal Dispersions,” Langmuir, 2005, 21(23); 10253-10255.

W.-S. Bae. M. Proia, S. Heinhorst, M.W. Urban, “Stabilization of Colloidal Dispersions by Sugars and Their Controllable Release to Form Biocompatible Polymeric Films,” Biomacromolecules, 2005, 6, 2615-2621.

D.B. Otts, E. Heidenreich, M.W. Urban, “Novel Waterborne UV-Crosslinkable Thiol-Ene Polyurethane Dispersions; Synthesis and Film Formation,” Polymer, 2005, 46, 8162.

D.J. Lestage, M.W. Urban, “Stimuli-Responsive Surface Localized Ionic Cluster (SLICs) Formation from Nonspherical Colloidal Particles.,”  Langmuir, 2005,  21(15),  6753-6761.

D. Otts, Luis A. Cueva-Parra, R. Pandey, M.W. Urban, “Film Formation from Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersions of Reactive Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Components; Spectroscopic Studies and Monte Carlo Simulations,” Langmuir, 2005, 21, 4034.

P. He, M.W. Urban, “Controlled Phospholipid Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes,” Biomacromolecules, 2005, 6, 2455.

P. He, M.W.Urban, Biomacromolecules, “Phospholipid-Stabilized Gold Nano-particles,” Biomacromolecules, 2005, 6, 1224.

D.J. Lestage, M.W. Urban, “Stimuli-Responsive Surfactant/Phospholipid Stabilized Colloidal Dispersions and Their Film Formation,” Biomacromolecules, 2005, 6, 1561.

D.J. Lestage, M.W. Urban, “Hollow Colloidal Particles Obtained by Nano-Extrusion in the Presence of Phospholipids,” Langmuir, 2005, 21. 4266.

D.J. Lestage, M.W. Urban, “Release and Formation of Surface Localized Clusters (SLICs) into Phospholipids Rafts from Colloidal Solutions during Coalescence,” Langmuir, 2005, 21, 2150.

D. Otts, M.W. Urban, “Heterogeneous Crosslinking of Waterborne Two-Component Polyurethanes (WB 2K-PUR); Stratification Processes and the Role of Water,” Polymer, 2005, 46, 2699.

D.B. Otts, K. Pereire, W. L. Jarrett, M.W. Urban, “Dynamic Colloidal Processes in Waterborne Two-Component Polyurethanes and their Effects on Solution and Film Morphology,” Polymer, 2005, 46, 4776.

W.R. Dreher, W. Jarret, M.W. Urban, “Stable Non-Spherical Fluorine-Containing Colloidal Dispersions; Synthesis and Film Formation,” Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 2205.

D.B. Otts, S. Dutta, P. Zhang, O.W. Smith, S.F. Thames, M.W. Urban, “Synthesis of Novel Methyl Methacrylate/n-Butyl Acrylate/Methacrylic Acid (MMA/BA/MAA) Hybrid Urethane/Acrylate Colloidal Dispersions and their Phase Separation,” Polymer, 2004, 45, 6235.

W.-S. Bae, M.W. Urban, “Reactions of Antimicrobial Species to Imidazole-Microwave Plasma Reacted Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) Surfaces,” Langmuir, 2004, 20, 8372.

P. Zhang, M.W. Urban, “Photoacoustic FT-IR Depth Imaging of Polymeric Surfaces; Overcoming IR Diffraction Limits,” Langmuir, 2004, 20, 10691.

W.R. Dreher, M.W. Urban, “Surface Self-Assembly of Fluorosurfactants During Film Formation of MMA/nBA Colloidal Dispersions,” Langmuir, 2004, 20, 10455.

D.Lestage, M.W. Urban, “Stimuli-Responsive Surface Crystallization of Phospholipids from Bimodal Colloidal Particles,” Langmuir, 2004, 20, 7027.

D.J. Lestage, D.R. Schleis, M.W. Urban, “Stimuli-Responsive Colloidal Films,“ Langmuir, 2004, 20, 7027-7035.

D.J. Lestage, M.W. Urban, “Particle Morphology as a Control of Permeation in Polymer Films Obtained from MMA/n-BA Colloidal Dispersions Particle Morphology Response-Driven Colloidal Particles,” Langmuir, 2004, 20(15), 6443-6449.

R.B. Pandey, M.W. Urban, “Surface Phase Partitioning in Film Formation of Waterborne Polyurethanes; Spectroscopic and Monte-Carlo Simulations,” Langmuir, 2004, 20, 2970.

W.R. Dreher, P. Zhang, M.W. Urban, C.-L. Zhao, and R.S. Porzio, “Surface Interactions between Propylene Glycol and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate during Coalescence of MMA/nBA/AA Colloidal Dispersions; A Spectroscopic Study,” Langmuir, 2003, 19, 10254-10259.

W.R. Dreher, P. Zhang, M.W. Urban, C.-L. Zhao, R.S. Porzio, “Coalescence of Styrene/2-Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Methacrylic Acid (Sty/EHA/MAA) Colloidal Films and Response-Driven Mobility of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS); Part 22; A Spectroscopic Study,” Macromolecules, 2003, 36(4), 1228.

A. Yacoub, M.W. Urban, “Release of Phospholipids from Colloidal Particles to Surfaces,” Biomacromolecules, 2003, 4, 52-56.

B.S. Sumerlin, A.B. Lowe, P.A. Stroud, P. Zhang, M.W. Urban, C.L. McCormick, “Modification of Gold Surfaces with Water-Soluble Copolymers Prepared via Aqueous Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization, Langmuir, 2003, 19, 5559.

C. Han and M.W. Urban, “Kinetics and Reaction Mechanisms of Catalyzed and Non-Catalyzed OH-Terminated Acrylic/NCO of HDI Polyurethanes; VI,” J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 2003, 88, 564.

K. Katti, M.W. Urban, “Conductivity Model and Photoacoustic FT-IR Surface Depth Profiling for Heterogeneous Polymers,” Polymer, 2003, 44(11), 3319 – 3325.

M.W. Urban, Molecular Level Challenges in Environmentally Complaint Coatings,” Int. J. Coat. Sci., 2002, 1, 22-39.

D.B. Otts, P.Zhang, M.W. Urban, “Internal Reflection Infrared Imaging (IRIRI); High Fidelity Chemical Imaging at 1000 nm Levels,” Langmuir, 2002, 18, 6473.

B.R. Kiland, M.W. Urban, R.A. Ryntz, “Surface Depth Profiling of Polymer Compounds Using Step-Scan Photoacoustic Spectroscopy (S2-PAS),” Polymer, 2001, 42, 337-344.

Y. Zhao, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Hydrophobic Tails on Orientation of SDS and SDOSS Surfactants near the Film-Air Interface of Sty/n-BA Copolymer Latex Films, Langmuir, 2001, 17(22); 6961-6967.

Y. Zhao, M.W. Urban, “Mobility of SDOSS Powered by Ionic Interactions in Sty/n-BA/MAA Core-Shell Latex Films. 21. A Spectroscopic Study, Langmuir, 2000, 16, 5745-5754.

M.W. Urban, “Three-Dimensional Compositional Gradients in Water-Borne Urethanes and Latexes; Spectroscopic Approaches,” Prog. Org. Coat., 2000, 40, 195.

Q. Han, M.W. Urban, “Surface/Interfacial Changes during Polyurethane Crosslinking; A Spectroscopic Study,” J. Appl.Polym.Sci., 2001, 81, 2045.

J.M. Stegge, M.W. Urban, “Stratification Processes in Thermoplastic Olefins Monitored by Step-Scan Photoacoustic FT-IR Spectroscopy,” Polymer, 2001, 42, 5479.

M.W. Urban, “Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging in Coatings Analysis,” Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry, R.A. Meyers (Ed.), 2000, 1756-1773, Wiley & Sons Ltd., Chichester, UK.

Y. Zhao, M.W. Urban, “Novel Sty/nBA/GMA and Sty/nBA/MAA Core-Shell Latex Blends: Film Formation, Particle Morphology, and Crosslinking. 20. A Spectroscopic Study,” Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 8426-8434.

M.W. Urban, European Coat. J., “ Modern Methods in Coatings Analysis, 2000, 7-8, 58.

Y. Zhao, M.W. Urban, “Mobility of SDOSS Powered by Ionic Interactions in Sty/n-BA/MAA Core-Shell Latex Films. 21. A Spectroscopic Study, Langmuir, 2000, 16, 5745-5754.

M.W. Urban, “Three-Dimensional Compositional Gradients in Water-Borne Urethanes and Latexes; Spectroscopic Approaches,” Prog.Org.Coat., 2000, 40, 195.

Y. Zhao, M.W. Urban, “Phase Separation and Surfactant Stratification in Styrene/n-butyl Acrylate Copolymer and Latex Blend Films, 17; A Spectroscopic Study, Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 2184-2191.

K.S. Katti, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Carbon Black on Adhesion to Plastics of Solvent Borne 2K Polyurethanes,” J.Coat.Techn., 2000, 72(903), 35.

Y. Zhao, M.W. Urban, “Polystyrene-Poly(n-Butyl Acrylate) Latex Blend Coalescence; Particle Size Effect and Surfactant Stratification; A Spectroscopic Study,” Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 2184.

B. Kiland, M.W. Urban, R.M. Ryntz, “Surface Depth Profiling of Polymer Compounds Using Step-Scan Photoacoustic FT-IR Spectroscopy,” Polymer, 2001, 42, 337.

Y. Zhao, M.W. Urban, “Spectroscopic Studies of Microwave Plasma Reactions of Maleic Anhydride on Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Surfaces; Crystalline and Surface Reactions,” Langmuir, 1999, 15, 3538-3544.

B.R. Smith, H. Kim, M.W. Urban, “Microwave Plasma Reactions of Imidazole on Poly(vinyl chloride) Surfaces: A Spectroscopic Study,” J.Appl.Poly.Sci., 1999, 71, 1-6.

H. Kim, M.W. Urban, “Molecular Level Surface Degradation Mechanisms Resulting from UV Radiation; Part I; Epoxy Spectroscopic Studies,” Langmuir, 2000,  16, 5382-5390.

C.L. Allison, M.W. Urban, “Interfacial Studies of Crosslinked Polyurethanes: Part IV- The Effect of Substrate on Crosslinking of Water-Borne Polyurethanes,” J. Coatings Tech., 1999, 71, 73-78.

M.W. Urban, “Multi-Dimensional Spectroscopy of Polymer films; Surface and Interfacial Interactions,” Macromol. Symp., 1999, 141, 15-31.

B.P. Pennington, M.W. Urban, “Adhesion to Polyolefins; Rheo-Photoacoustic FT-IR Studies,” J. Adhesion Sci. Techn., 1999, 13, 19-34.

K. Yukiyasu,  M.W. Urban, “Interfacial Spectroscopic Studies of UV Cured Urethane Acrylate Coatings, Progr. Org. Coat., 1999, 35, 247-253.

M.W. Urban, C.L. Allison, C.A. Finch, B.A. Tatro, “Interfacial Studies of Crosslinked Polyurethanes: Part III – Structure-Property Relations in Water-Borne Polyurethanes,” Invited Paper, J.Coat.Techn., 1999, 71, 75-85.

C.L. Allison, M.W. Urban, G.L. Johnson, F. DiStefano, “Stratification of Butyl-Acrylate/Polyurethane (BA/PUR) Latexes; ATR and Step-Scan Photoacoustic FT-IR Studies,” Appl.Spectrosc., 1999, 53, 1520.

H. Kim, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Discharge Gases on Microwave Plasma Reactions of Imidazole on PDMS Surfaces; Quantitative ATR FT-IR Spectroscopic Analysis,” Langmuir, 1999,  15, 3499-3505.

J. Grumlin, B.D.Pennington, M.W. Urban, “Crosslinking of Epoxy-Modified Phenol Novolac (EPN) Powder Coatings; Particle Size and Adhesion,” J.Coat.Techn., 1999, 71, 135.

B.D. Pennington, R.A. Ryntz, M.W. Urban, “Surface Stratification in Thermoplastic Olefins (TPO); Photoacoustic FT-IR Depth Profiling,” Polymer, 1999, 40, 4795-4803.

H. Kim, M.W. Urban, “Reactions of Thrombresistant Multi-Layered Thin Films on Poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) Surfaces: A Spectroscopic Study,” Langmuir, 1998, Vol. 14, 7235-7244.

B.W. Ludwig, M.W. Urban, “Rheo-Photoacoustic FT-IR and Morphology Studies of Molecular Weight-Strain Dependence in Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride), Polymer, 1998, 39/24, 5899.

A.M. Kaminski, M.W. Urban, “Interfacial Studies of Crosslinked Polyurethanes: Part I – Quantitative and Structural Aspects of Crosslinking near Film-Air and Film-Substrate Interfaces in Solvent-Borne Polyurethanes,” J.Coat.Techn., 1997,  69, 55.

A.M. Kaminski, M.W. Urban, “Interfacial Studies of Crosslinked Polyurethanes: Part II – The Effect of Humidity on Waterborne Polyurethanes; A Spectroscopic Study,” J.Coat.Techn., 1997,  69, 113.

B.W. Ludwig, M.W. Urban, “Rheo-Photoacoustic FT-IR Studies of Thermal History – Strain Dependence in Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride), Polymer, 1997, 2077.

M.W. Urban, Surfactants in Latex Films; Interactions with Latex Components and Quantitative Analysis Using ATR and Step-Scan Photoacoustic FT-IR Spectroscopy, Prog.Org.Coat., 1997, 32, 215.

H. Kim, M.W. Urban, F.  Lin, D.J. Meier, “Microwave Plasma Reactions of Imidazole on Polydimethylsiloxane Elastomer Surfaces; Attenuated Total Reflectance FT-IR and Atomic Force Microscopic Studies,” Langmuir, 1996, 12, 3282.

L.R. Martin, M.W.  Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part XV;  Orientation of the SDOSS Surfactant Molecules in Core-Shell Type Styrene/Butyl Acrylate Latex Films at the Film-Air and Film-Substrate Interfaces,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1996, Vol. 62, 1893.

B.-J.Niu, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part XVI; Quantitative Analysis of Surfactant in Multilayered Films, J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1996, Vol. 62, 1903.

K. Satoh, M.W. Urban, “Stratification of Polysiloxanes at the Film-Air and Film-Substrate Interfaces in Silicone-Modified Acrylic Coatings; an ATR FT-IR Spectroscopic Study,” Prog. Org. Coat., 1996, 29, 195.

B.W. Ludwig, M.W. Urban, “Quantitative Determination of Isocyanate Concentration in Cross-linked Polyurethane Coatings,” J.Coat.Techn.,1996, Vol.68, No. 857, 93.

L.K. Tebelius, E.M. Stetz, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part XIV;  Surface Phase Separation in poly(Sty/p-BA) Latex Films,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1996, Vol. 62, 1887.

B.-J. Niu,  M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part XIII;  Surfactant Exudation in Silicone Modified Sty/n-BA Latexes, J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1996, 60, 389.

B.-J. Niu, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part XII;  Particle Size Effect and Surfactant Behavior in Electrodeposited Sty/n-BA Latexes; J.Appl.Polym.Sci.,  1996, 60, 379.

B.-J. Niu, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part XI;  The Effect of Sty/n-BA Copolymer Composition on Orientation of SDOSS Molecules in Latexes, J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1996, 60, 371.

H. Kim, M.W. Urban, “Reaction Sites on Polydimethylsiloxane Elastomer Surfaces in the Presence of Imidazole/Microwave Plasma; A Spectroscopic Study,” Langmuir, 1996, 12, 1047.

H. Kim, M.W. Urban, “Microwave Plasma Reactions of Imidazole on Polyurethane Elastomer Surfaces: A Spectroscopic Study,” Langmuir, 1996, 12, 1051.

B.P.  Pennington, M.W. Urban, “Probing Adhesion Spectroscopically; Rheo-photoacoustic FT-IR Spectroscopy and Work of Adhesion,” J.Adhesion Sci.Techn., 1995, 9(8), 1143.

H. Kim, M.W. Urban, “Microwave Plasma Reactions of Imidazole on Polydimethylsiloxane Elastomer Surfaces; A Spectroscopic Study,” Langmuir, 1995, 11, 2071.

L.K. Tebelius, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Studies of Latexes; X; The Effect of Suspension Stability on Interfacial Properties,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1995, 56, 387

B.-J. Niu, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Studies of Latexes; IX. Distribution of Surfactants in Styrene/Butyl Acrylate Latexes,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1995, 56, 377.

B.W. Ludwig, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Polyurethane Curing Conditions of the Delamination of Pressure Sensitive Films,” J.Coat.Techn., 66(839), 59, 1994.

S.R. Gaboury, M.W. Urban, “Microwave Plasma Reactions of Solid Monomers with Silicone Elastomer Surfaces; A Spectroscopic Study,” Langmuir, 1994, 9, 3225.

B.W. Ludwig, M.W. Urban, “Molecular Origin of Negative Poisson Ratio,” Polymer, 1994, 35(23), 5130.

J.B. Huang, K. Haubennestel, M.W. Urban, “Mobility and Distribution of Silicone Additives in Organic Coatings; ATR FT-IR Spectroscopic Study,” Prog. Org. Coat., 1994, 24, 341- 358.

J.B. Huang, M.W. Urban, “Non-Equilibrium Mass and Heat Transport in Polymers; Spectroscopic Approach,”  J.Chem.Phys., 1994, 100(6), 4509.

M.D. Hohol and M.W. Urban, “Grafting of Germanium Phthalocyanines onto Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) Surfaces, Polym.Comm., 1994, 35(25), 5560.

T.A. Thorstenson, L.K. Tebelius, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Studies of Latexes; VII. Ethyl Acrylate/Methacrylic Acid Latex Suspension Stability and Orientation Surfactant Migration,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1993, 50, 1207.

J.P. Kungel, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Studies of Latexes; VIII. The Effect of Particle and Copolymer Composition on Surfactant Exudation in Polystyrene-Poly-n-Butyl Acrylate Copolymer Latex Films,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1993, 50, 1217.

S.R. Gaboury, M.W. Urban, “Quantitative ATR FT-IR Analysis of Microwave Plasma Reacted Silicone Elastomer Surfaces,” Langmuir, 1993, 9, 3225.

J.B. Huang, M.W. Urban, “A Novel Approach to Quantitative Depth Profiling Using ATR FT-IR Spectroscopy,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1993, 47(7), 973.

J.B. Huang, M.W. Urban, “Photoacoustic FT-IR Spectroscopy of Gases; Non-Equilibrium Approach,” J.Chem.Phys., 1993, 98, 5259.

M.D. Hohol, M.W. Urban, “Room Temperature Polymerization and Spectroscopic Analysis of Germanium Phthalocyanine Polymers,” Polym.Comm., 1993, 34(9), 1995.

M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interface Vibrational Spectroscopy: Relevance to Adhesion,” J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 7(1), 1-47, 1993.

J.B. Huang, M.W. Urban, “Evaluation and Analysis of ATR FT-IR Spectra Using Kramers-Kronig Transforms,” Appl.Spectrosc., 1992, 46(11), 1666.

Mingbo He, M.W. Urban, R.S. Bauer, “Exudation Processes in Hydrogenated Bisphenol-A Based Epoxy Coatings; Spectroscopic Study,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1993, 49, 345.

B.J. Exsted, M.W. Urban, “Grafting of Silicon Phthalocyanine Dichloride onto Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) Film Surfaces by Ultrasound,” J.Inorgan.Organometal.Chem., 1993, 3(2), 139.

T.A. Thorstenson, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Studies of Latexes; IV. The Effect of Surfactant Structure on the Copolymer-Surfactant Interactions,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1993, 47, 1381-1386.

T.A. Thorstenson, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Studies of Latexes; V. The Effect of Copolymer Composition on Surfactant Exudation,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1993, 47, 1387-1393.

T.A. Thorstenson, L.K. Tebelius, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Studies of Latexes; VI. Orientation and Spatial Distribution of Acid Functionalities at the Film-Substrate Interface,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1993, 49, 103.

J.B. Huang, J.W. Hong, M.W. Urban, “Crystalline-Amorphous Content of Polyethylene Surfaces: ATR FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies,” Polymer, 1992, 33(24), 5173-5178.

B.W. Ludwig, M.W. Urban, “Quantitative  Analysis of the Mobility of Ethyl Acetate in PVF2; Rheo-Photoacoustic Studies, Polymer, 1993, 34(16), 3376.

B.J. Exsted, M.W. Urban, “Novel Phthalocyanine/Polyol High Solids Coatings; Structure-Property Relationships,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1993, 47, 2019-2035.

J.B. Huang, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Overlapping Bands on Intensities in ATR FT-IR Spectra, Appl.Spectrosc., 1992, 46(6), 1014.

S.R. Gaboury, M.W. Urban, “Quantitative Analysis of the Si-H Groups Formed on Poly(Dimethylsiloxane) Surfaces; an ATR FT-IR Approach,” Polym.Comm., 1992, 33(32), 5085.

S.R. Gaboury, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Chloro‑Functional Molecules on the Ammonia Plasma Treatment of Silicone Elastomers,” J.Appl.Polym.Sci., 1992, 44, 401.

T. Hirayama, M.W. Urban, “Distribution of Melamine in Melamine/Polyester Coatings; FT‑IR Spectroscopic Study,” Prog.Org.Coat., 1992, 20, 81.

D.S. Rimai, L.P. DeMejo, W. Vreeland, R. Bowen, S.R. Gaboury, M.W. Urban, “The Effect of Young’s Modulus on the Surface-Force-Induced Contact Radius of Spherical Glass Particles on Polyurethane Substrates,” J.Appl.Phys., 1992, 71(5), 2253.

M.W. Urban, “Photoakustische FT-IR-Spektorskopie bei Organischen Beschichtungen,” (in German) Farbe und Lack, 1992, 3, 176.

B.W. Ludwig, M.W. Urban, “The Mobility of Ethyl Acetate in Poly(vinylidene Fluoride); Rheo-Photoacoustic FT-IR Studies, Polymer, 1992, 33(16), 3343.

K.W. Evanson, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT‑IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part I: Copolymer‑Surfactant Interactions,” J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 1991, 42(8), 2287.

M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial Analysis of Polymers and Coatings Using Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Corrosion 91, #267, Ed.S.Shah, Plenum Press, 1991.

K.W. Evanson, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT‑IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part II: Mobility of Surfactant Molecules,” J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 1991, 42(8), 2297.

K.W. Evanson, M.W. Urban, “Surface and Interfacial FT‑IR Spectroscopic Studies of Latexes; Part III: Elongation Effects,” J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 1991, 42(8), 2309.

M.W. Urban, “Photoacoustic FT-IR Spectroscopy and Crosslinking of Organic Coatings,” Proc. 5th Intern.Conf. on Crosslinked Polymers, ICCP, 1991, pp.175-185.

S.R. Gaboury, M.W. Urban, “Spectroscopic Evidence for Si‑H Formation During Microwave Plasma Modification of Polydimethylsiloxane Elastomer Surfaces,” Polym.Comm., 1991, 32(13), 390.

M.W. Urban, S.R. Gaboury, T. Provder, “Spectroscopic Evidence for Styrene Homo- polymerization during the Crosslinking of Styrene/Polyester,” Polymer Comm., 1991, 32(6), 171.

T. Hirayama, M.W. Urban, “Distribution of Melamine in Melamine/Polyester Coatings; FT-IR Spectroscopic Studies, XVII Intern.Confr.Organic Coatings, 1991, Athens, Greece.

W.F. McDonald, M.W. Urban, “Chemical Structures at the Nextel Fibre/Polyimide matrix Interface Detected by Photoacoustic FTIR Spectroscopy,” Composites, 1991, 22(4), 307.

M.W. Urban, “Listening to Atoms Vibrate,” CHEMTECH, 1990, Jan. Issue, p.38.

M.W. Urban, “Recent Advances in Polymers and Coatings Characterization by PA FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” XVI Inter.Conf. Org. Coatings Science and  Techn., Chap.32, 483‑499, 1990.

M.W. Urban, “Polymers and Coatings Characterization by PA FT‑IR,” Inter. Conf. Org. Coat., 1990, 16, 483.

M.W. Urban, M.T. Stewart, “DMA and ATR FT‑IR Studies of Gas/Plasma Treated Silicone Elastomers, J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 1990, 39, 265‑283.

M.W. Urban, E.M. Salazar‑Rojas, “Curing of Pigmented Alkyd Coatings Monitored by Photoacoustic Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy,” J. Polym.Sci., Chem.Ed., 1990, 28, 1593‑1613.

M.W. Urban, K.W. Evanson, “Factors Governing Surfactant Assembly at the Latex Film Interfaces: FT‑IR Spectroscopic Study,” Polym. Comm., 1990, 31, 279.

W.F. McDonald, M.W. Urban, “A New Method to Monitor Adhesion and Interfacial failure: Rheo‑Photoacoustic FT‑IR spectroscopy,” J. Adhesion Sci. Techn., 1990, 4(9), 751.

W.F. McDonald, H. Goettler, M.W. Urban, “A Novel Approach to Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy: Rheo‑Photoacoustic Studies”, Appl. Spectrosc., 1989, 43(8), 1387.

A.M. Tiefenthaler, M.W. Urban, “Stability of Nextel Fibers in Aqueous Environments Detected by PA FT‑IR,” Composites, 1989, 20(6), 585.

M.W. Urban, “Recent Advances in Coatings Characterization Using Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Prog. Org. Coatings, Invited Review Article, 1989, 16(4), 321‑353.

M.W. Urban, S.R. Gaboury, “On the Sensitivity of Photoacoustic Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy to Crosslinking Reactions,” Macromolecules, 1989, 22(3), 1486.

A.M. Tiefenthaler, M.W. Urban, “Thermal Stability of Coupling Agents on Ceramic fibers,” Composites, 1989, 20(2), 145.

E.M. Salazar‑Rojas, M.W. Urban, “Curing of Non‑Pigmented Alkyd Coatings Detected by In‑Situ Photoacoustic Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy,” Prog. Organic Coatings, 1989, 16(4), 371‑386.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Further Developments in Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy: Temperature Studies,” Analytical Chemistry, 1988, 60(21), 2408.

E.G. Chatzi, M.W. Urban, H. Ishida, J.L. Koenig, A. Laschewski, H. Ringsdorf, “Quantitative Analysis and Orientation of Langmuir‑Blodgett Films by Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Langmuir, 1988, 4, 846.

M.W. Urban, E.M. Salazar‑Rojas, “Ultrasonic PTC Modification of PVF2 Surfaces and Their Characterization,” Macromolecules, 1988, 21(2), 372.

A.M. Tiefenthaler, M.W. Urban, “Surface Studies of Polymer Films and Fibers by Circle ATR FT‑IR,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1988, 42(2), 163.

M.W. Urban, “Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy ‑ A New Method for Characterization of Coatings,” J. Coatings Techn., 1987, 59(745), 29.

K.J. Kuhn, B. Hahn, V. Percec, M.W. Urban, “Structural and Quantitative Analysis of Surface Modified Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride) Using ATR FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1987, 41(5), 843.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Structural Changes in Styrene‑Acrylic Acid Copolymer in the Presence of Surfactants,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1987, 41(6), 1028.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, L.B. Shih, J.R. Allaway, “Structure of Styrene‑Acrylic Acid Copolymer in Aqueous Solution Determined by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1987, 41(4), 590.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Surface Studies of PVF2 and PET Films by PA FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1986, 40(7), 994.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Adsorption and Orientation of Pyridine and Y‑MPS on Alumina Surface by Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Appl. Spectrosc., 851, 40(6), 1986.

E.G. Chatzi, M.W. Urban, H. Ishida, J.L. Koenig, “Determination of the Accessibility of N‑H Groups of Kevlar‑49 Fibers by Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Polymer, 1986, 27, 1850.

M.W. Urban, B.C. Perry, E.G. Chatzi, J.L. Koenig, “Photoacoustic Fourier Transform Infrared Studies of Poly(butylene terephthalate) Fibers,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1986, 40(8), 1103.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Determination of the Orientation of Silanes on Silica by FT‑IR Photoacoustic Spectroscopy,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1986, 40(4), 512.

E.G. Chatzi, M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Characterization of Kevlar Fiber Surfaces Using a Newly Developed Infrared Method,” Macromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp., 5, 99‑104, 1986.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “A Simple Adapter for FT‑IR Microscope Photography,” Digilab Micro/FT‑IR Users Newsletter, Vol. 1(2), August 1985.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Enhancement of the Surface Modes in Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy Using a High Polarity Inert Gas,” Appl. Spectrosc., 1985, 39(6), 1051.

M.W. Urban, J.L. Koenig, “Surface Studies of E‑Glass fiber composite Interfaces Using Diffuse Reflectance and Photoacoustic FT‑IR Spectroscopy,” Intern. Confr. on Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy, Ottawa, Canada, June 24‑28, 1985.

M.W. Urban, B.C. Cornilsen, “Anomalies in Bonding of Rare Earth Sesquioxides,” J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 1987, 48(5), 475.

M.W. Urban, B.C. Cornilsen, “Measurement of Nonstoichiometry in BaTiO3 Using Raman Spectroscopy,” Advances in Materials Characterization II, Eds. S. Snyder and R. Condrate, 1985, Plenum Publishing Corp.

J.R. Kincaid, M.W. Urban, T. Watanabe, K.Nakamoto, “Infrared Spectra of Matrix Isolated Metal Complexes of Octaethylporphine,” J. Phys. Chem., 1983, 87, 3096.

C.A. Ogle, S.W. Martin, M.P. Dziobak, M.W. Urban, G.D. Mendenhall, “Decomposition Rates, Synthesis, and Spectra Properties of a Series of Alkyd Hyponitrites,” J. Organic Chem., 1983, 48, 3728.

M.W. Urban, K. Nakamoto, F. Basolo, “Infrared Spectra of Molecular Oxygen Adducts of (Tetraphenylporphyrinato) Manganese (II) in Argon Matrices,” Inorg. Chem., 1982, 21, 3406.

M.W. Urban, K. Nakamoto, J.R. Kincaid, “Infrared Spectra of Octaethylporphynatocobalt (II) and Its Dioxygen Adducts in Argon Matrices,” Inorganica Chemica Acta, 1982, 61, 77.

M.Handke, M.W. Urban, “Infrared and Raman Spectra of Alkaline Earth Metal Orthosilicates,” J. Molecular Structure, 1982, 79, 3537.

K. Nakamoto, T. Watanabe, T. Ama, M.W. Urban, “Matrix Isolation Infrared Spectra of Oxy(tetraphenylporphyrinato) Iron (II),” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 1982, 104, 3744.

D.E. Tevault, R.R. Smardzewski, M.W. Urban, K. Nakamoto,”Catalytic Intermediates in the Ag‑02 System;  Evidence for a Nonsymmetric Ag02 Molecule,” J. Chem. Phys., 1982, 77(1), 577.

K. Nakamoto, Y. Nonaka, T. Ishiguro, M.W. Urban, M.Suzuki, M. Kozuka, Y. Nishida, S. Kida, “Resonance Raman and Infrared Spectra of molecular Oxygen Adducts of N, N’‑Ethylenebis(2,2‑diacetylethy‑lideneaminato) Cobalt (II),” J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 1982, 104, 2286.

M.W. Urban, Y. Nonaka, K. Nakamoto, “Infrared and Resonance Raman Spectra of Molecular Oxygen Adducts of N,N’‑Ethylenebis(acetylace‑toniminato) Cobalt (II),”  Inorg. Chem., 1982, 21, 1046.