Organocatalytic control over a fuel-driven transient esterification network

M. P. van der Helm, Chang-Lin Wang, Mariano Macchione, E. Mendesand R. Eelkema

Angewandte Chemie (2020) : https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.202008921

Spatial Manipulation and Integration of Supramolecular Filaments on Hydrogel Substrates towards Advanced Soft Devices
Kai Zhang, Sander Oldenhof, Yiming Wang, Jan H. van Esch, and Eduardo Mendes

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 8601-8607

Delayed yielding of Oil/Water Emulsions in presence of stabilizing biopolymer.”

S. El Asjadi, V. Lakshminarayanan, N.A.M. Besseling, S.J.Picken, E. Mendes

J Appl Polym Sci. 2020;e49626.


Electrochemically assisted hydrogel deposition, shaping and detachment

Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan , Lukasz Poltorak, Ernst J.R. Sudholter, Eduardo Mendes, Jan van Esch

Electrochimica Acta 2020, 350, 136352

Transient Supramolecular Hydrogels Formed by Aging- Induced Seeded Self-Assembly of Molecular Hydrogelators

Yiming Wang, Tomasz K. Piskorz, Matija Lovrak, Eduardo Mendes, Xuhong Guo, Rienk Eelkema, and Jan H. van Esch

Adv. Sci. 2020, 7, 1902487 

Biomimetic Strain-Stiffening Self-Assembled Hydrogels

Yiming Wang, Zhi Xu, Matija Lovrak, Vincent A. A. le Sage, Kai Zhang, Xuhong Guo, Rienk Eelkema, Eduardo Mendes, and Jan H. van Esch

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 4830-4834

Locally pH controlled and directed growth of supramolecular gel microshapes using electrocatalytic nanoparticles

V. Lakshminarayanan, L. Poltorak, D. Bosma, E. J. R. Sudhölter, J. van Esch, E. Mendes

Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 9092-9095

Polymeric Nanowires for Diagnostic Applications (review)
Hendrik Hubbe , Eduardo Mendes and Pouyan E. Boukany

Micromachines 2019, 10, 225; doi:10.3390/mi10040225

Self-Orienting Hydrogel Micro-Buckets

Q. Liu, M. Zhao, S. Mytnyk, B. Klemm, K. Zhang, Y. Wang, E. Mendes, D. Yan, and J. H. van Esch

Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2019 Jan 8;58(2):547-551

Early formation pathways of surfactant micelle directed ultrasmall silica ring and cage structures

Kai Ma, Katherine A. Spoth, Ying Cong, Duhan Zhang, Tangi Aubert, Melik Z. Turker, Lena F. Kourkoutis, Eduardo Mendes and Ulrich Wiesner

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (50), pp 17343–17348

Two Robust Strategies toward Hydrogels from Quenched Block Copolymer Nanofibrillar Micelles

K. Zhang, A. Suratkar, S. Vedaraman, V. Lakshminarayanan, L. Jennings, P. Glazer, J. van Esch, E. Mendes

Macromolecules, 51 (15), 5788–5797 (2018)

A nano-fibrous platform of copolymer patterned surfaces for controlled cell alignment

K. Zhang, A. Arranja, H. Chen, S. Mytnyk, Y. Wang, S. Oldenhof, J. H. van Esch and E. Mendes

RSC Adv., 8, 21777 (2018)

Biopolymer Scleroglucan as an Emulsion Stabilizer

Saida El Asjadi, Quirinus A Nederpel; Irina M Cotiuga,  Stephen J Picken, Nicolaas A Besseling,  Bert J Lommerts, Eduardo Mendes

Colloids and Surfaces A, 546 326-333 (2018)

Compartmentalizing supramolecular hydrogels using aqueous multi-phase systems

S. Mytnyk, Al. G.L. Olive, F. Versluis, J.M. Poolman, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema and J. H. van Esch

Angewandte Chemie  56(47), 14923-14927 (2017)


Towards a rational morphology control of frozen copolymer aggregates

  1. L.Jennings, G. Waton, F. Schossele and E. Mendes

Soft Matter, 13, 6090-6099 (2017)
DOI: 10.1039/c7sm01086a


Chemical physics of electroactive materials – the oft-overlooked faces of electrochemistry

Zinaida A. Kostiuchenko,  Piotr J. Glazer,  Eduardo Mendes and Serge G. Lemay

Faraday Discussions
Faraday Discussions, 199, 9-28 (2017)

DOI: 10.1039/c7fd00117g


Intravenous and intratumoral injection of Pluronic P94: the effect of administration route on biodistribution and tumor retention

C. Santini, A. Arranja, A. G. Denkova, F.  Schosseler, K. Morawska, P. Dubruel, E. Mendes M. de Jong, M.R. Bernsen

Nanomedicine. 13(7):2179-2188 (2017)


A printing and thermal welding approach for 2D supermicelles network

K.Zhang, P. Glazer, L. Jennings, S. Vedataman, S. Oldenhof, Y. Wang, F. Schosseler, J. v. Esch, E. Mendes

Chem. Commun., 52, 12360 (2016)

Role of confinement and corona crystallinity on the bending modulus of copolymer micelles measured directly by AFM flexural tests

L. Jennings, P. Glazer, A. C. Laan, R. M. de Kruijff,
G. Waton, F. Schosseler, E. Mendes
Soft Matter, 12, 7324-7329 (2016)


In vivo Biodistribution of Stable Spherical and Filamentous Micelles Probed by High-sensitivity SPECT

L.Jennings, O. Ivashchenko, I. J. C. Marsman, A. C. Laan, A. G. Denkova, G. Waton, F. J. Beekman, F. Schosseler and   E. Mendes

Biomaterials Science, 1202, vol 4 (2016)


Tandem reactions in self-sorted catalytic molecular hydrogels

Singh, Nishant; Zhang, Kai; Angulo-Pachón, César; Mendes, Eduardo; van Esch, Jan; Escuder, Beatriu

Chem. Sci., 7, 5568-5572 (2016)


Natamycin-loaded PLGA nanoparticles: preparation, physicochemical characterization and antifungal performance

C. Bouaoud, S. Xua, E. Mendes, J.G.J.L. Lebouille, H. E.A. de Braal, G. M.H. Meesters

J. Applied Pol. Sci. DOI: 10.1002/APP.43736 (2016)


SPECT/CT imaging of Pluronic nanocarriers with varying PEO block length and aggregation state

A. Arranja, O. Ivashchenko, A. G. Denkova, K. Morawska, S. van Vlierberghe, P. Dubruel, G. Waton, F. van der Have, F. J. Beekman, F. Schosseler and E. Mendes

Molecular Pharmaceutics, 3, 1158−1165 (2016)


Interactions of Pluronic Nanocarriers with 2D and 3D Cell Cultures: Influence of PEO Length and Aggregation State

A.Arranja, A. Denkova, K. Morawska, G. Waton, S. van Vlierberghe, P. Dubruel, F. Schosseler, E. Mendes

J. of Controlled Release 224, 126–135 (2016)

Pharmacokinetics of Polymersomes Composed of PB-PEO: Healthy vs. Tumor-bearing Mice.

G. Wang, R.M. de Kruijff, D. Abou, N. Ramos, J. Lewis, E. Mendes, L.E. Franken, H.T. Wolterbeek, A.G. Denkova

J. of Biomedical Nanotechnology 12, 320-328 (2016)


Lack of a unique kinetic pathway in the growth and decay of Pluronic micelles

A. Arranja, G. Waton, F. Schosseler and E. Mendes

Soft Matter,12, 769 (2016)

A Hydrogel Based Vascular Occlusion Device: an In-vitro and in-vivo Evaluation.

P. Verbrugghe, J. Verhoeven,  W. Coudyzer,  E. Verbeken, P. Dubruel,  E. Mendes, F. Stam, B. Meuris, P. Herijgers

Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 26:264 (2015)


Dielectric Discontinuity in Equilibrium Block Copolymer Micelles

A. V. Korobko, C. M. Marques, M. Schoeps, V. Schadler, U. Wiesner and E. Mendes

Soft Matter, 11, 7081 (2015)


Formulation and antifungal performance of natamycin-loaded liposomal suspensions: the benefits of sterol-enrichment

C. Bouaoud, J. G. J. L. Lebouille, E. Mendes, H. E. A. De Braal, G. M. H. Meesters

Journal of Liposome Research May 26:1-10 (2015)


Enhanced Retention of Encapsulated Ions in Cross-Linked Polymersomes"

  1. G.Wang, A. Hoornweg, H. Wolterbeek,L. Franken, E. Mendes, A. Denkova
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 119, 4300−4308 (2015)

A Cardiovascular Occlusion Method based on the use of a Smart Hydrogel
N. Jackson, P. Verbrugghe, D. Cuypers, K. Adesanya, L. Engel, P. Glazer, P. Dubruel, Y. Shacham-Diamand, E. Mendes, P. Herijgers, F. Stam

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 62(2), 399-405 (2015)


Cytotoxicity and Internalization of Pluronic Micelles Stabilized by Core Cross-linking

Arranja, A. Schroder, M. Schmutz, F. Schosseler, G. Waton, E. Mendes
Journal of Controlled Release 196,  87–95 (2014)


Dynamic Supramolecular Hydrogelators – A Biomedical perspective

Vincent Le Sage, Vasudevan Lakshminarayanan, Eduardo Mendes, Rienk Eelkema, Jan van Esch

Chimica Oggi - Chemistry Today, 32(4), 48–52 (2014)



Physical Properties of Oriented Thin-Films Formed by the Electrostatic Complexation of Sulfonated Polyaramid
Hayley A. Every, Leen V. van der Ham, Stephen J. Picken and Eduardo Mendes
J. Phys. Chem. B, 112 (51), 16403-16408 (2008)


Static and Dynamic Electro-response of a Triblock Polymer Gel
T. Leitao S.J. Picken and E. Mendes
Advances in Science and Technology Vol. 54, 90-95 (2008)

Poly(ether imide)s from Diamines with Para, Meta, and Ortho-Arylene Substitutions: Synthesis, Characterization and Liquid Crystalline Properties
Theo J. Dingemans, Eduardo Mendes, Jeffrey J. Hinkley, Erik S. Weiser, and Terry L. StClair
Macromolecules 41(7) 2474-2483 (2008)

Drying and rehydration of calcium alginate gels
Rob Vreeker, Liangbin Li, Yapeng Fang, Ingrid Appelqvist and Eduardo Mendes
Food Biophysics, 3:361-369 (2008)

Effects of salts and ethanol on the population and morphology of triblock copolymer micelles in solution
A. G. Denkova, E. Mendes, M.-O.Coppens
J. Phys. Chem. B (2008), 112, 793-801

Supercritical fluid drying of carbohydrates: Selection of suitable excipients and process conditions
A. Bouchard, N. Jovanovic, G. W. Hofland, W. Jiskoot, E. Mendes, D. J.A. Crommelin and G.-Jan Witkamp
European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics 68 (3), 781-794 (2008)

Boltorn-modified poly (2, 6-dimethyl-1,4-phenylene oxide) gas separation membranes
Dana M. Sterescu, Dimitrios F. Stamatialis, Eduardo Mendes , Jan Kruse, Klaus Ratzke , Franz Faupel , Matthias Wessling
Macromolecules, 40(15), 5400-5410 (2007)

Selective Production of Polymorphs and Pseudomorphs Using Supercritical Fluid Crystallization from Aqueous Solutions
Andreanne Bouchard, Natasa Jovanovic, Gerard W. Hofland, Eduardo Mendes, Daan J.A. Crommelin, Wim Jiskoot, and Geert-Jan Witkamp
Crystal Growth and Design, 7(8), 1432-1440 (2007)

Structure and dynamics of a discotic liquid crystalline charge transfer complex.
O. Kruglova, E. Mendes, Z. Yildirim, M. Wubbenhorst, F. M. Mulder, J. Stride, S. J. Picken and G. J. Kearley
Chem Phys Chem 8 (9), 1338-1344 (2007)

Crystalline morphology of isotactic polypropylene (iPP) in injection molded poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET)/iPP microfibrillar blends
Gan-Ji Zhong , Zhong-Ming Li, Liang-Bin Li, Eduardo Mendes
Polymer 48 (6), 1729-1740 (2007)

Reexamining the egg-box model in calcium-alginate gels with x-ray diffraction
Liangbin Li, Yapeng Fang, Rob Vreeker, Ingrid Appelqvist and Eduardo Mendes
Biomacromolecules, 8 (2), 464-468 (2007)

Waterborne Nanocomposite Resins for automotive coating applications
M.L. Nobel, S.J.Picken, E. Mendes.
Progress in Organic Coatings, 58, (2-3), 96-104 (2007)

Lysozyme particle formation by supercritical fluid spray drying: Mechanisms affecting particle morphology and protein integrity
Andreanne Bouchard, Natasa Jovanovic, Wim Jiskoot, Eduardo Mendes, Geert-Jan Witkamp , Daan J.A. Crommelin, and Gerard W. Hofland
Journal of Supercritical Fluids 40 (2): 293-307 (2007)

Enhanced properties of innovative laponite-filled waterborne acrylic resin dispersions
M.L. Nobel , E. Mendes, S.J. Picken
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 103 (2), Pages: 687-697 (200
Acrylic based nanocomposite resins for coating applications
M.L. Nobel, E. Mendes, S.J. Picken
Journal of Applied Polymer Science 104 (4): 2146-2156 (2007)
Spontaneous Formation of Hierarchical Proton Conductive Structures in Sulfonated PPTA Copolymer Films
Ciptanti Sisbandini, Hayley A. Every, Sebastien Viale, Eduardo Mendes and Stephen J. Picken
Journal of Polymer Science B: Polymer Physics 45, 666-676 (2007)

Induction of Liquid Crystallinity by Self-Assembled Molecular Boxes
Alessio Piermattei, Marcel Giesbers, Antonius T. M. Marcelis, Eduardo Mendes, Stephen J. Picken, Mercedes Crego Calama, David N. Reinhoudt
Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 45 (45): 7543-7546 (2006)
Suppression of skin-core structure in injection-molded polymer parts by in-situ incorporation of a microfibrillar network
Gan-Ji Zhong, Liangbin Li, Eduardo Mendes, Dmytro Byelov, Dai-Xu Li, Zhong-Ming Li
Macromolecues 39 (19): 6771-6775 (2006)

Fullerene-modified gas separation membranes: Why binding is better than dispersing
D. M. Sterescu, D. M. Stamatialis, E. Mendes, M. Wubbenhorst and M. Wessling
Macromolecules, 39 (26), 9234-9242 (2006)
Performance Analysis of Sulfonated PPTA Polymers as Potential Fuel Cell Membranes
Hayley A. Every, Gaby J. M. Janssen, Eric F.Sitters, Eduardo Mendes and Stephen J. Picken
Journal of Power Sources 162 (1), 380-387 (2006)

Ordered Structures in Proton Conducting Membranes from Supramolecular Liquid Crystal
Hayley A. Every, Eduardo Mendes and Stephen J. Picken
J. Phys. Chem. B, 110 (47), 23729-23735 (2006)
Synthesis and Characterization of Aryl Ethynyl Terminated Liquid Crystalline Oligomers and Their Cured Polymers
A. Knijnenberg, E. S. Weiser, T. L. StClair, E. Mendes and T. J. Dingemans
Macromolecues 39 (20): 6936-6943 (2006)

Orientational Order and Mechanical Properties of Poly(amide-block-aramid) Alternating Block Copolymer Films and Fibres
Christiaan de Ruijter, Eduardo Mendes, Hanneke Boerstoel and Stephen J. Picken
Polymer 47 (26): 8517-8526 (2006)
Nematic Phase Formation of Boehmite in Polyamide-6 Nanocomposites
Ceren Ozdilek, Eduardo Mendes, Stephen J. Picken
Polymers 47 (6): 2189-2197 (2006)

Nano-Nylon: some results on the phase behaviour and mechanical properties of PA6 Boehmite and PA6-Montmorrillonite nanocomposites
S. J. Picken,, D. Vlasveld, C. Ozdilek, J. Groenewold, E. Mendes, H. Bersee
Proceedings of the European Polymer Congress 2005, June 27-July 1, Moscow, Russia pages 3420-4321 (2005)

Multiple glass transition in the plastic crystal phase of triphenylene derivatives
Zeynep Yildirim, Michael Wubbenhorst, Eduardo Mendes, Stephen J. Picken, Ioan Paraschiv, Han Zuilhof, E.J.R. Sudholter
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351 (33-36), 2622-2628 (2005)
Analysis of the modulus of polyamide-6 silicate nanocomposites using moisture controlled variation of the matrix properties
D.P.N. Vlasveld, J. Groenewold, H.E.N. Bersee , E. Mendes, S.J. Picken
Polymer 46 (16), 6102-6113 (2005)

A direct observation by XRD of reorientation in a supramolecular liquid crystal polymer induced by magnetic field
S. Viale, E. Mendes, S. J. Picken
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 437, 1287-1296 (2005)

Binary Phase Diagram of Triphenylene Derivatives: the Role of Hydrogen Bonds.
Z. Yildirim, I. Paraschiv, E. Mendes, S. J. Picken
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 439, 2103-2109 (2005)

Diffusion Mechanism for Physical Aging of Polycarbonate far below the Glass Transition Temperature Studied by means of Dielectric Spectroscopy
D. Cangialosi, M. Wubbenhorst, J. Groenewold, E. Mendes, S. J. Picken
Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 351 (33-36), 2605-2610 (2005)

Formation of aqueous molecular nematic liquid crystal phase in poly (p-sulfophenylene-sulfoterephthalamide)
S. Viale, A. S. Best, E. Mendes, S. J. Picken
Chemical Communications, 1528-1530 (2005)

Physical Aging of Polycarbonate far below the Glass Transition Temperature: Diffusion Mechanism Revisited
D. Cangialosi, M. Wubbenhorst, J. Groenewold, E. Mendes, H. Schut, A. van Veen, S. J. Picken
Phys. Rev. B 70 (22), 224213 (2004)

Water-Soluble Rigid-Rod Polymers: Triggering Liquid Crystallinity via Electrostatics
E. Mendes, S. Viale, S. j. Picken
Proceedings of the 40th International Symposium on Macromolecules, World Polymer Congress, Macro2004
4 to 9 July, Paris, France,
e-Polymers, L3130 (2004)

Nematic Polyamide-6-Boehmite Nanocomposites,
C. Ozdilek, E. Mendes, K. Kazimierczak, S. J. Picken
Proceedings of the 40th International Symposium on Macromolecules, World Polymer Congress, Macro2004
4 to 9 July, Paris, France,
e-Polymers, L2288 (2004)

A Supramolecular Nematic Phase in Sulphonated Polyaramides
S. Viale, A S. Best, E. Mendes, W F. Jager, S. J. Picken
Chemical Communications, (14) 1596-1597 (2004)
Rheology of Giant Vesicles : a Micropipette Study
N. Fa, C.M. Marques, E. Mendes, A.P. Schroder
Phys. Rev. Lett., 92 (10), 108103 (2004)

Structure of Trifunctional End-link Gels Studied by SANS
E. Mendes, A. Hakiki, J. Herz, F. Boue, J. Bastide
Macromolecules, 37 (7), 2643-2649 (2004)

Water Soluble Rigid Rod Polymers: a SANS Study of Shear-Induced Alignment and Relaxation
S.Viale, O. Santin, E. Mendes, S. J. Picken
Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 411, 1567-1577 (2004)

A Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Investigation of Rigid Polyelectrolytes under Shear.
E. Mendes, S.Viale, O. Santin, M. Heinrich, S.J. Picken
J. Appl. Cryst. 36, 1000-1005 (2003)

Micellar Growth in Salt Free Aqueous Solutions of a Gemini Cationic Surfactant : Evidence for a Multimodal Population of Aggregates
V. Weber, T. Narayanan, E. Mendes, F. Schosseler
Langmuir 19 (4), 992-100 (2003)

Vesicle to Micelle Transition Driven by Surface Solid-Fluid Transition.
J. Narayanan, E. Mendes, C. Manohar
International Journal of Modern Physics B, 16 (1-2) 375-382 (2002)
Time-Resolved Small Angle Neutron Scattering Study of Shear-Thickening Surfactant Solutions after the Cessation of Flow.
R. Oda, V. Weber, P. Lindner, D. Pine, E. Mendes, F. Schosseler
Langmuir 16 (11), 4859-4863, (2000)

Micellization of Model Macromolecular Surfactants Studied by Static Ligth Scattering.
V. Shadler, C. Nardin, U. Wiesner, E. Mendes
J. Phys. Chem. B 104 (21), 5049-5052 (2000)

Lamellar Structures in Acqueous Solutions of a Dimeric Surfactant.
A. Knaebel, R. Oda, E. Mendes, S. J. Candau
Langmuir 16 (6), 2489-2494 (2000)

Rotational dynamics of agarose aggregates in water/DMSO mixtures.
Ramzi, M; Mendes, E; Rochas, C; Guenet, JM.
Polymer, 41 (2), 559-564 (2000)

Book Chapters


Rheology-Morphology interrelationships for nanocomposites based on polymer matrices
Valery Kulichikhin, Alexander Semakov, Valery Karbushev, Veronica Makarova, Eduardo Mendes and Stephen Picken
Advances in Nanocomposites - Synthesis, Characterization and Industrial Applications, Editor: Boreddy Reddy, ISBN 978-953-307-165-7, Hard cover, 966 pages, Publisher: InTech, Publication date: April 2011


Pulsed power applications with conductive (carbon-loaded) composite polymer electrodes - requirements and characterization.
Roodenburg, B, Haan, SWH de, Malchev, P, Valadas Leitao, TI & Mendes, E (2010), In RA Meyers (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry (pp. 1-14). s.l.: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Structure and mechanical properties of nanocomposites with rod and plate shaped nanoparticles

S.J. Picken, D.P.N. Vlasveld, H.E.N. Bersee, C. Ozdilek, E. Mendes
Nanocomposites : Synthesis and Characterization
by Philippe Knauth (Editor), Joop Schoonman (Editor)
Publisher: Springer; 1st edition (May 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0387332022



Spatial and directional control over self-assembly using catalytic micro-patterned surfaces

A. G. L. Olive, N. H. Abdullah, I. Ziemecka, E. Mendes, R. Eelkema, J.H. van Esch

Angew. Chem. 2014, 126, 1 – 6


Cross-Linkable, Thermo-responsive Pluronic Biding Blocks for Biomedical Applications: Synthesis and Physico-Chemical Evaluation

L.M. Vandenhaute, J. Schelfhout, S. Van Vlierberghe, E. Mendes and P. Dubruel

European Polymer Journal 53 (2014) 126-138


Generating Aligned Micellar Nanowire Arrays by De-wetting of Micro-patterned Surfaces

J. Glazer, L. Bergen, L. Jennings, A. J. Houtepen, E. Mendes and P. E. Boukany

Small 2014, 10, No. 9, 1729–1734


Retention studies of recoiling daughter nuclides of 225Ac in polymer vesicles Applied Radiation and Isotopes

G. Wang, R.M. de Kruijff, A. Rol, L. Thijssen, E. Mendes, A. Morgenstern, F. Bruchertseifer, M.C.A. Stuart, H.T. Wolterbeek, A.G. Denkova
Applied Radiation and Isotopes 85, 45-53 (2014)

Conformation changes and instability of a single magnetic particle string within gels
H. An, J. Groenewold, S. J. Picken and E. Mendes
Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 997

Electro-actuation of biocompatible Pluronic methacrylic acid hydrogel in blood plasma and in blood-mimicking buffers.

P.Glazer, P. Verbrugghe, K. Adesanya, P. Herijgers, P. Dubruel, E. Mendes
RSC Advances, 4, 1890-1894 (2014)


Catalytic control over supramolecular gel formation

Job Boekhoven, Jos M. Poolman, Chandan Maity, Feng Li, Lars van der Mee, Christophe B. Minkenberg, Eduardo Mendes, Jan H. van Esch and Rienk Eelkema

Nature Chemistry 5, 433-437 (2013)


Supramolecular “Leeks” of a fluorinated hybrid amphiphile that self-assemble into a disordered columnar phase

M.N.Wadekar , L.Abezgauz , D.Dganit , K.Djanashvili, E.Mendes, W.F. Jager, S.J. Picken
j. Chem. Phys. B, 117, 2820-2826 (2013)

Rheology Structure Interrelationships of Hydroxypropylcellulose Liquid Crystal Solutions and Their Nanocomposites under Flow
V. V. Makarova, M. Yu. Tolstykh, S. J. Picken, E. Mendes, V.G. Kulichikhin
Macromolecules, 46, 1144-1157 (


Responsive Biomimetic Cytoskeletal Networks from Polyisocyanopeptide Hydrogels

Paul H.J. Kouwer, Matthieu Koepf, Vincent A.A. Le Sage, Maarten Jaspers, Arend M. van Buul, Zaskia H. Eksteen-Akeroyd, Tim Woltinge, Erik Schwartz, Heather J. Kitto, Richard Hoogenboom, Stephen J. Picken, Roeland J.M. Nolte, Eduardo Mendes, and Alan E. Rowan

Nature 493, 618-619 (2013)


Multi-stimuli responsive hydrogel cilia

P. Glazer, J. Leuven, S. Lemay and E. Mendes

Advanced Functional Materials, 23, 2964-2970 (2013)


Polymersomes as radionuclide carriers loaded via active ion transport through the hydrophobic bilayer

Wang, R.de Kruijff, M. C. A. Stuart, E. Mendes, H.T. Wolterbeek, A.G. Denkova

Soft Matter, 9, 727-734 ( 2013)


Direct observation of particle rearrangement during cyclic stress hardening of magnetorheological gels

Hai-Ning An, S. J. Picken and E. Mendes

Soft Matter, 8 (48), 11995 - 12001 (2012)


Dynamic covalent assembly of stimuli responsive vesicle gels

C. B. Minkenberg, W. E. Hendriksen, F. Li, E. Mendes,
R. Eelkema and J. H. van Esch

Chem. Comm. 48, 9837-9839 (2012)

Nonlinear rheological study of magneto responsive soft gels

Haining An, S. J. Picken and Eduardo Mendes
Polymer 53 (2012) 4164-4170


Combined Effort of Fe-Dextran and an RTIL towards Formation of Ionogel

Kamalika Sen, Eduardo Mendes and H.Th. Wolterbeek
J Sol-Gel Sci Technology 63:135-139 (2012)


Synthesis and characterization of BaFe12O19/Fe3O4 and BaFe12O19/Fe/Fe3O4 magnetic nano-composites
M.J. Molaei, A. Ataie, S. Raygan, S.J. Picken, E. Mendes, F.D. Tichelaar

Powder Technology, 221, 292-295 (2012)

Long time response of soft magnetorheological gels

Haining An, Bin Sun, S. J. Picken and Eduardo Mendes
Physical Chemistry 116(15) 4702-11 (2012)

Role of pH gradients in the actuation of electro-responsive polyelectrolyte gels
P.J. Glazer, M. van Erp, A. Embrechts, S.G. Lemay,
E. Mendes
Soft Matter, 2012, 8 (16), 4421 - 4426


Structural evolution of liquid-crystalline solutions of hydroxypropyl cellulose and hydroxypropyl cellulose-based nanocomposites during flow

V.G. Kulichikhin, V.V. Makarova, M. Yu Tolstykh, et al.

Polymer Science Series A, 53(9) 748-764 (2011)


Mechanical and thermal properties of polymer micro- and nanocomposites

S.J. Picken, A.V. Korobko, E. Mendes et al.

Journal of Polymer Engineering, 31 (2-3) 269-273 (2011)

Complex morphologies of self-assembled block copolymer micelles in binary solvent mixtures: the role of solvent-solvent correlations
A.G. Denkova, P.H.H. Bomans, M.-O. Coppens, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, E. Mendes
Soft Matter, 7, 6622-6628 (2011)
Self-Assembled Superlattices of Polyamines in a Columnar Liquid Crystal
C.F.C. Fitie, E. Mendes, M.A. Hempenius, and R.P. Sijbesma
Macromolecules 44, 757-766 (2011)
Effects of Branching and Crystallization on Melt Rheology of Polycaprolactone Supramolecular Polymers with Ureidopyrimidinone Endgroups

J.-L. Wietor, D.J. M. van Beek, G.W. Peters, E. Mendes, R. P. Sijbesma

Macromolecules 44, 1211-1219 (2011)



Enhanced Hardening of Self-Assembled Copolymer Gels in the Presence of Magnetic Fields
Haining An, Stephen J. Picken and Eduardo Mendes
Soft Matter, 6, 4497-4503 (2010)

Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites
S.J. Picken, A.V. Korobko, E. Mendes, B. Norder,
V.V. Makarova, G.B. Vasilyev, V.V. Karbushev, M. Tolstykh
Polymer Engineering: Proceedings of International Conference on Polymer Processing and Characterization- 2010 (ICPPC), Kottayam, Kerala, India
Surface actuators based on low modulus electro-responsive polymer gels
F.M.H. Crompvoets, D. Brokken, P.J. de Koning, T. Leitao, S.J. Picken, and E. Mendes
Proccedings of Actuator 2010, 14-16 June 2010, Bremen, Germany


A columnar mesophase with high lateral order from a triphenylene- hexa(3,5-dialkoxy)benzoate
Arkadiusz Kotlewski, Wolter F. Jager, Eduardo Mendes, and Stephen J. Picken
Liquid Crystals 37,579 - 586 (2010)

Non-Equilibrium Dynamics of Block Copolymer Micelles in Solution: Recent Insights and Open Questions
Antonia G. Denkova, Eduardo Mendes and Marc-Olivier Coppens
Highlight in Soft Matter, 6, 2351 (2010)


Fribriar Organogels with Multiple Level of Stifness formed by a Discotic Liquid Crystal
A. Kotlewski, B. Norder, W. F. Jager, S. J. Picken and E. Mendes
Soft Matter, 5, 4905-4913 (2009)

Rheology of worm-like micelles composed of tri-block copolymer in the limit of slow dynamics
A. Denkova, E. Mendes, Marc-Olivier Coppens
J. of Rheology. 53(5) 1087-1100 (2009)

Kinetics of sphere-to-rod transition of tri-block copolymer micelles induced by a solvent jump
A. Denkova, E. Mendes, Marc-Olivier Coppens
J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 989-996 (2009)


All-aromatic Liquid Crystalline Thermosets with High Glass-Transition Temperatures
Mazhar Iqbal, Ben Norder, Eduardo Mendes and Theo J. Dingemans
Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry, Vol. 47, 1368-1380 (2009)


Kinetics of fast and slow transitions in a liquid crystalline polyimide.
Mourik, P van, Norder, B, Mendes, E, Picken, SJ & Dingemans, T.J.
High Performance Polymers, Vol. 21, No. 1, 16-30 (2009)

Spontaneous Hometropic Alignment in Films of Rigid-Flexible Polyelectrolyte Complexes
Hayley A. Every, Leen V. van der Ham, Stephen J. Picken and Eduardo Mendes
Soft Matter, 5, 342-345 (2009)



Advanced Soft Matter