NRG Publications


  • Khire, T, Nehilla, B.J., Getpreecharsawas, J., Gracheva, M.E., Waugh, R.E., McGrath, J.L., (2018) Finite Element Modeling to Analyze TEER Values Across Silicon Nanomembranes, Biomedical Microdevices
  • Briggs, K, Madejski, G., G., Magill, M., Kastritis, K., de Haan, H. W., McGrath, J.L. and Tabard-Cossa, V., (2018) DNA Translocations Through Nanopores Under Nanoscale Pre-confinement, Nano Letters
  • Chung, H. H.; Casillo, S. M.; Gaborski, T. R., (2018) Porous Substrates Promote Endothelial Migration at the Expense of Fibronectin Fibrillogenesis. ACS Biomater Sci Eng


  • Mireles, M., Gaborski, T.R., (2017) Fabrication techniques enabling ultrathin nanostructured membranes for separations. Electrophoresis 38: 2374-2388.
  • Casillo, S. M., Peredo, A. P., Perry, S. J., Chung, H. H.; Gaborski, T.R., (2017) Membrane Pore Spacing Can Modulate Endothelial Cell-Substrate and Cell-Cell Interactions. ACS Biomater Sci Eng 3: 243-248.
  • Carter, R. N., Casillo, S. M., Mazzocchi, A. R.; DesOrmeaux, J. S., Roussie, J. A., Gaborski, T. R., (2017) Ultrathin transparent membranes for cellular barrier and co-culture models. Biofabrication 9: 015019.
  • Smith, K.J.P., May, M., Baltus, R., McGrath, J.L., (2017) A Predictive Model of Separations in Dead-End filtration with ultrathin membranes, Separation and Purification Technology, 189:40-47
  • Bentley, K., Trombetta, R., Nishitani, K, Bello-Irizarry, S.N., Ninomiya, M, Chung, H.L., McGrath, J.L., Daiss, J.L., Awad, A.A., Kates, S.L., Schwarz, E.M. (2017) Evidence of Staphylococcus aureus deformation, proliferation and migration in surgery-induced microcracks and canaliculi of live cortical bone in murine models of osteomyelitis. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 32:985-990
  • Gilmer, S.R., Fang D.Z., Wayson, S.E., Winans, J.D., Abdolrahim, N., DesOrmeaux, J.P.S, Getpreecharsawas, J., Ellis, J.D., Fauchet, P.M., McGrath, J.L., (2017) Predicting the failure of ultrathin porous membranes in bulge tests, Thin Solid Films, 631: 152-160
  • Li, X., Johnson, D., Ma, W., Chung, H., Getpreecharsawas, J., McGrath, J.L., Shestapalov, A.A., (2017) Modification of Nanoporous Silicon Nitride with Stable and Functional Organic Monolayers, Chem. Mater., 29: 2294–2302

2015 – 2016

  • Winans, J., Smith, K., Gaborski, T.R., Roussie, J., McGrath, J.L., (2016) Membrane capacity and fouling mechanisms for ultrathin nanomembranes in dead-end filtration. J. Mem. Sci. 499: 282-289
  • Burgin, T., Johnson, D., Chung, H., Clark, A., and McGrath, J.L. (2015) Analytical and Finite Element Modeling of Nanomembranes for Miniaturized, Continuous Hemodialysis. Membranes 6: 6-20
  • Qi C, Striemer CC, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL, Fauchet PM. (2015) Influence of Silicon Dioxide Capping layers on pore characteristics in nanocrystalline silicon membranes. Nanotechnology 26: 055706
  • Getpreecharsawas, J., McGrath, J.L., Borkholder, D. (2015). The electric field strength in orifice-like nanopores of ultrathin membranes. Nanotechnology 26: 045704
  • Miller, J. J.; Carter, R. N.; McNabb, K. B.; DesOrmeaux, J. P. S.; Striemer, C. C.; Winans, J. D.; Gaborski, T. R., (2015) Lift-off of large-scale ultrathin nanomembranes. J Micromech Microeng 25: 015011.


  • Mazzocchi, A. R.; Man, A. J., DesOrmeaux, J. P. S., Gaborski, T. R., (2014) Porous Membranes Promote Endothelial Differentiation of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Perivascular Interactions. Cel. Mol. Bioeng.  7 (3), 369-378.
  • Nehilla, B.J., Nataraj, N., Gaborski, T.R., McGrath, J.L. (2014) Endothelial Vacuolization Induced By Highly Permeable Nanoporous Substrates, Acta Biomaterialia 10:4670-4677
  • DesOrmeaux, J. P., Winans, J. D., Wayson, S. E., Gaborski, T. R. , Khire, T. S., Striemer, C. C., and McGrath, J. L. (2014) Nanoporous silicon nitride membranes fabricated from porous nanocrystalline silicon templates, Nanoscale 6:10798-10805
  • Chung, H.H., Chan, C.K., Khire, T.S., Clark Jr., A., Waugh, R.E., McGrath, J.L. (2014) Highly Permeable Silicon Membranes for Shear Fee Chemotaxis and Rapid Cell Labeling, Lab on a Chip 14:2456-68
  • Qi C, , Striemer CC, Gaborski TR, McGrath JL, Fauchet PM. (2014) Highly Porous Silicon Membranes Fabricated from Silicon Nitride/Silicon Stacks. Small 10:2946-53


  • Snyder, J.L., Getpreecharsawa, J., Fang, D.F., Gaborski, T.R., Striemer, C.C., Fauchet, P.M., Borkholder, D., and McGrath, J.L. (2013) High performance, low voltage electroosmotic pumps with molecularly thin nanoporous silicon membranes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 110:18425-30
  • Johnson, D.G, Khire, T.S., Lyubarskaya, Y.L., DesOrmeaux, J.S., Taylor, J.G., Gaborski, T.R., Shestoaplov, A.A., Striemer, C.C., McGrath, J.L., (2013) Ultrathin Silicon Membranes for Wearable Dialysis, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease 20: 508-515
  • Gaborski, TR, Miller, J., Striemer, CC, McGrath, JL (2013) Highly Permeable, Transparent and Degradable Membranes for Tissue Scaffolding, Microscopy and Microanalysis 19:8-9
  • Marko, M.; Meng, X., Hsieh, C.; Roussie, J., Striemer, C., (2013) Methods for testing Zernike phase plates and a report on silicon-based phase plates with reduced charging and improved ageing characteristics. J Struct Biol, 184 (2), 237-44.


  • Kavalenka, MN, Christopher C.S., Fang, D.F., Gaborski, T.R., McGrath, J.L. and Fauchet, P.M. (2012) Ballistic and non-ballistic gas flow through ultrathin nanopores, Nanotechnology 23: 145706
  • Kavalenka, MN, Striemer, CS, DesOrmeaux, JP, Fang, D, McGrath, JL, Fauchet, PF (2012) Chemical capacitive sensing using ultrathin flexible nanoporous electrodes, Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, 162: 22-26
  • Snyder, J.L., Clark Jr., A, Fang, D.Z., Gaborski, T.R., Striemer, C.C., Fauchet, P.M., McGrath, J.L. (2011) A theoretical and experimental analysis of molecular separations by diffusion through ultrathin nanoporous membranes J. Mem. Sci. 369:119-129, PMCID: 3032943


  • Gaborski, T.R., Snyder, J.L., Striemer, C.C., Fang, D.Z., Hoffman, M., Fauchet, P.M., and McGrath, J.L. (2010). High performance separation of nanoparticles using ultrathin pnc-Si membranes. ACS Nano 4:6973-6981
  • Fang, D.Z., Striemer, C.C., Gaborski, T.R., McGrath, J.L. and Fauchet, P.M. (2010) Methods for controlling the pore properties of ultra-thin nanocrystalline silicon membranes J. Phys. Condens. Matter 22:454134-41
  • Fang, D.Z , Striemer, C.C., Gaborski, T.R., McGrath, J.L., and Fauchet, P.M., (2010). Pore Size Control of Ultra-thin Silicon Membranes by Rapid Thermal Carbonization. Nano Letters 10:3904-8
  • Ishimatsu, R., Kim, J., Jing, P., Striemer, C., Fang, D., Fauchet, P., McGrath, J.L. and Amemiya, S. (2010). Ion-Selective Permeability of Ultrathin Nanopore Silicon Membrane as Studied Using Nanofabricated Micropipet Probes. Analytical Chemistry 82:7127-34, PMCID: 2932823
  • Agrawal, A.A., Nehilla, B.J., Reisig, K.V. , Gaborski, T.R., Fang, D.Z, Striemer, C.C., Fauchet, P.M., and McGrath, J.L. (2010) Porous nanocrystalline silicon membranes as highly permeable and molecularly thin substrates for cell culture. Biomaterials 31: 5408-5417, PMCID: 2039892


  • Kim, E., Xiong, H., Striemer, C., Fang, D., Fauchet, P., McGrath, J.L., Amemiya, S. (2008), “A structure-permeability relationship of ultrathin silicon nanoporous membrane: A comparison with the nuclear envelope.” Journal of American Chemical Society, 130: 4230-4231
  • Striemer, C.S, Gaborski, T.R., McGrath, J.L., Fauchet, P.M, (2007) Size and charge based separation of macromolecules using ultrathin silicon membranes, Nature 445:749-53