37. M. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “A sustainable approach for tungsten carbide synthesis using renewable polymers”, Ceramics International , doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2017.05.118 (2017). Accepted Manuscript

36. J. Gilmore, M. Islam, J. Duncan, R. Natu and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Assessing the importance of the root mean square (RMS) value of different waveforms to determine the strength of a dielectrophoresis trapping force” Electrophoresis, doi:10:1002/elps.201600551 (2017). Accepted Manuscript


35. R. Natu and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Numerical model of streaming DEP for stem cell sortingMicromachines, 7, 12, 2127 (2016). Invited article  to the Special issue Micro/Nano-chip Electrokinetics. Open Access.

34. R. Martinez-Duarte “Fabrication Challenges and Perspectives on the use of Carbon-electrode Dielectrophoresis in Sample PreparationIET Nanobiotechnology (2016). Invited Critical Review. Accepted Manuscript 

33. Islam, R. Natu, M. F. Larraga-Martinez and R. Martinez-Duarte “Enrichment of diluted cell population from large sample volumes using 3D Carbon-electrode DielectrophoresisBiomicrofluidics, 10, 033107 (2016). Accepted Manuscript 

32. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Towards Additive Manufacturing of Tungsten Carbide Using Renewable Resources”. ECS Transactions, 72 (1), 3-9 (2016). Accepted Manuscript

31. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Synthesis of Tungsten Carbide from Bacterial Cellulose”. ECS Transactions, 72 (1), 11-16 (2016). Accepted Manuscript

30. Islam, R. Natu, M. F. Larraga-Martinez, G. Contreras-Davila and R. Martinez-Duarte, “3D Carbon-Electrode Dielectrophoresis for Enrichment of a Small Cell Population from a Large Sample Volume”. ECS Transactions, 72 (1), 97-103 (2016). Accepted Manuscript

29. Contreras-Davila, J. I. Gomez-Quinones, V. H. Perez-Gonzales and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Assessing the Advantages of Using Square Wave Signals for Particle Trapping in Carbon-electrode Dielectrophoresis”. ECS Transactions, 72 (1), 105-114 (2016). Accepted Manuscript

28. R. Natu, M. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Shrinkage Analysis of Carbon Micro Structures Derived from SU-8 Photoresist”. ECS Transactions, 72 (1), 27-33 (2016). Accepted Manuscript

27. E. Giogli, M. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Fabricating Suspended Carbon Wires Using SU-8 Photolithography”. ECS Transactions, 72 (1), 125-134 (2016)

26. J. Flach, P. Figuereido de Lima, J. Sparks, M. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Synthesis of Titanium Oxycarbide through carbothermal reduction of titanium dioxide nanoparticles and renewable polymers”. ECS Transactions, 72 (1), 17-23 (2016). Accepted Manuscript

25. T. Benavidez, R. Martinez-Duarte and C. Garcia, “Analytical Methodologies Using Carbon Substrates developed by PyrolysisAnalytical Methods, 8, 4163-4176 (2016). Invited Review. Front Cover.

24. J. Gilmore, M. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “The challenges to the use of Compact Disc-based Centrifugal Microfluidics for Healthcare Diagnostics at the Extreme Point of CareMicromachines, 7, (4), 52 (2016). Invited Review. Open Access.


23. M. Islam, R. Natu and R. Martinez-Duarte, “A study on the limits and advantages of using desktop cutter plotter to fabricate microfluidic networksMicrofluidics and Nanofluidics, 19, (4), 973-985 (2015). Accepted Manuscript

22. M. Islam, R. Natu and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Additive Manufacturing of Carbides using Renewable ResourcesProceedings of the ASME 2015 IMECE: Houston, TX Nov. 13-19, Volume 2B: Advanced Manufacturing, V02BT02A055 (2015). Accepted Manuscript

21. R. Natu, M. Islam and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Conical carbon electrodes for single-cell manipulationProceedings of the ASME 2015 IMECE: Houston, TX Nov. 13-19,  Volume 3: Biomedical and Biotechnology Engineering, V003T03A077 (2015).  Accepted Manuscript

20. M. Islam, R. Natu and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Carbon MEMS for Selected Lab-on-a-chip applications” in “Carbon: The Next Silicon” edited by V. Perez, B. Pramanick and M. Madou. Momentum Press (2015).

19.M. Islam, R. Natu and R. Martinez-Duarte, “C-MEMS” in “Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology” edited by B. Bhushan. Springer (2015). Accepted Manuscript


18. Martinez-Duarte, “SU-8 Photolithography as a Toolbox for Carbon MEMS”. Micromachines, 5, (3), 766-782 (2014). Invited Review published in the special issue: 15 years of SU-8 as MEMS material. Open Access

17. M. Elitas, R. Martinez-Duarte, N. Dhar, J. McKinney and P. Renaud, “Dielectrophoresis-based purification of antibiotic-treated bacterial subpopulations”. Lab on a Chip, 14, (11) 1850-1857 (2014). VideoAccepted Manuscript

16. D. Bonzon, R. Martinez-Duarte, P. Renaud and M. Madou, “Biomimetic Pieris rapae’s Nanostructure and its use as a simple Sucrose Sensors”. Micromachines, 5, (2), 216-227 (2014). Open access.

15. R. Martinez-Duarte, “Carbon-electrode Dielectrophoresis for Bioparticle Manipulation”. ECS Transactions, 61, (7), 11-22 (2014). Accepted Manuscript


14. R. Martinez-Duarte “Micromanufacturing Technologies in Dielectrophoresis Applications”, Application focus of the AES Electrophoresis Society, September, 2013.

13. R. Martinez-Duarte, F. Camacho-Alanis, P. Renaud and A. Ros, “Dielectrophoresis of lambda-DNA using 3D carbon electrodesElectrophoresis, 34, 1113-1122 (2013).

12. M.C. Jaramillo, R. Martinez-Duarte, M. Hüttener, P. Renaud, E. Torrents and A. Juarez, “Increasing PCR sensitivity by removal of Polymerase inhibitors in natural samples using Dielectrophoresis”. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 43, 297-303 (2013).


11. R. Martinez-Duarte, “Microfabrication Technologies in Dielectrophoresis Applications – a review”, Electrophoresis, 33, 3110-3132 (2012). Accepted Manuscript

10. G. Mernier, R. Martinez-Duarte, R. Lehal, F. Radtke and P. Renaud, “Very High throughput electrical cell lysis and extraction of intracellular compounds using 3D carbon electrodes in lab-on-a-chip devicesMicromachines, 3, 574-581 (2012). Open Access.

9. J. Schroers, G. Kumar, M. Madou and R. Martinez-Duarte, “Carbon molds for use in the Fabrication of Bulk Metallic Glasses Parts and Molds” WO/2010/111701, US 2012/0125071 A1.


8. R. Martinez-Duarte and M. Madou, “3D Carbon-electrode Dielectrophoresis”, Application focus of the AES Electrophoresis Society, October, 2011.

7. R. Martinez-Duarte, P. Renaud and M. J. Madou, “A novel approach to dielectrophoresis using carbon electrodesElectrophoresis, 32, 2385-2392 (2011). Accepted Manuscript

6. Rammohan, P. K. Dwivedi, R. Martinez-Duarte, H. Katepalli, M. J. Madou and A. Sharma, “One-step Grayscale technique for the fabrication of 3-dimensional structuresSensors and Actuators B, 153, 1, 125-134 (2011).

5. R. Martinez-Duarte and M. Madou. “SU-8 Photolithography and its impact on Microfluidics” in Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook – Fabrication, Implementation and Applications edited by S. Mitra and S. Chakraborty. CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, 231-268 (2011). PDF


4. R. Martinez-Duarte, R. Gorkin, K. Abi-Samra, M. Madou, “The integration of 3D Carbon-electrode Dielectrophoresis on a CD-like Centrifugal Microfluidic PlatformLab-on-a-chip, 10, 8, 1030-1043 (2010). Accepted Manuscript

3. M. C. Jaramillo, E. Torrents, R. Martinez-Duarte, M. Madou and A. Juarez, “On-line separation of bacterial cells by carbon-electrode dielectrophoresisElectrophoresis, 31, 2921-2928 (2010).


2.  R. Martinez-Duarte, G. Turon Teixidor, P. Mukherjee, Q. Kang and M. J. Madou,
Perspectives of Micro and Nanofabrication of Carbon for Electrochemical and Microfluidic Applications” in Microfluidics and Microfabrication edited by S. Chakraborty, Springer, 181-263 (2009). PDF


1. R. Martinez-Duarte, S. Cito, E. Collado-Arredondo, S. O. Martinez and M. Madou, “Fluido-dynamic and Electromagnetic Characterization of 3D Carbon Dielectrophoresis with Finite Element AnalysisSensors & Transducers Journal, 3, 25-36 (2008). Open Access. PDF

PhD Dissertations

R. Martinez-Duarte “Label-free Cell sorting using Carbon-electrode Dielectrophoresis and Centrifugal Microfluidics“, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine (2010). PDF

MS Thesis

R. Martinez-Duarte “Fabrication of Carbon Micro Molds”, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine (2009). PDF