All Publications

Refereed Journals


  1. V. Albright, D. Penarete, M. Stack, J. Zheng, A. Marin, H. Hlushko, H. Wang, A. Jayaraman, A. K. Andrianov, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Polyphosphazenes Enable Durable, Hemocompatible, Highly Efficient Antibacterial Coatings”, Biomaterials 2021, 268, 120586.
  2. A. Aliakseyeu, V. Albright, D. Yarbrough, S. Hernandez, Q. Zhou, J. F. Ankner, and S. Sukhishvili “Selective Hydrogen Bonding Controls Temperature Response of Layer-by-Layer Upper Critical Solution Temperature Micellar Assemblies”, Soft Matter 2021, accepted manuscript.


  1. R. Hlushko, J. F. Ankner, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Layer-by-Layer Hydrogen-Bonded Antioxidant Films of Linear Synthetic Polyphenols”, Macromolecules 2020, 53, 1033-1042.
  2. A. Gaikwad, H. Hlushko, P. Karimineghlani, V. Selin, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-Bonded, Mechanically Strong Nanofibers with Tunable Antioxidant Activity”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 202012, 11026-11035.

    Featured on the NSF homepage, Anthropocene, and Futurity.

  3. Q. Zhou, F. Gardea, Z. Sang, S. Lee, M. Pharr, and S. A. Sukhishvili “A Tailorable Family of Elastomeric‐to‐Rigid, 3D Printable, Interbonding Polymer Networks”, Adv. Funct. Mater. 202030, 2002374.

    Featured on The Economist, U.S. Army website, MSN, and Futurity.

  4. P. Karimineghlani, J. Zheng, Y.-Y. Hu, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Solvation and diffusion of poly(vinyl alcohol) chains in a hydrated inorganic ionic liquid”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 17705-17712.
  5. D. Al Husseini, J. Zhou, D. Willhelm, T. Hastings, G. S. Day, H.-C. Zhou, G. L. Coté, X. Qian, R. Gutierrez-Osuna, P. T. Lin, and S. A. Sukhishvili “All-nanoparticle layer-by-layer coatings for Mid-IR on-chip gas sensing”, Chem. Comm. 2020, 56, 14283-14286.


  1. P. Karimineghlani and S. A. Sukhishvili “Activation Energy for Dissociation of Hydrogen‐Bonding Crosslinkers in Phase‐Change Salogels: Dynamic Light Scattering versus Rheological Studies”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2019, 220, 1900329.
  2. V. Albright, A. Marin, P. Kaner, S. Sukhishvili, and A. Andrianov “A New Family of Water-Soluble Sulfo-Fluoro Polyphosphazenes and their Assembly within Hemocompatible Nanocoatings”, ACS Applied Bio Materials 2019, 2, 3897-3906.
  3. V. Selin, A. Aliakseyeu, J. F. Ankner, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Effect of a Competitive Solvent on Binding Enthalpy and Chain Intermixing in Hydrogen-Bonded Layer-by-Layer Films”, Macromolecules 2019, 52, 4432-2240.
  4. F. Yang, R. Hlushko, D. Wu, S.A. Sukhishvili, H. Du, F. Tian “Ocean Salinity Sensing Using Long-Period Fiber Gratings Functionalized with Layer-by-Layer HydrogelsACS Omega 2019, 4, 2134-2141.
  5. V. Albright, A. Palanisamy, Q. Zhou, V. Selin and S. A. Sukhishvili “Functional Surfaces through Controlled Assemblies of Upper Critical Solution Temperature Block and Star Copolymers“, Invited Feature Article, Langmuir 2019, 35, 10677-10688. Selected for cover.


  1. H. Hlushko, Y. Cubides, R. Hlushko, T. M. Kelly, H. Castaneda, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrophobic Antioxidant Polymers for Corrosion Protection of an Aluminum Alloy,” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2018, 6, 14302-14313.
  2. Q. Zhou, A. Palanisamy, V. Albright and S. A. Sukhishvili “Enzymatically Degradable Star Polypeptides with Tunable UCST Transitions in Solution and within Layer-by-Layer Films,” Polym. Chem. 2018, 9, 4979–4983.
  3. V. Albright, M. Xu, A. Palanisamy, J. Cheng, M. Stack, B. Zhang, A. Jayaraman, S. A. Sukhishvili, and H. Wang “Micelle-coated, Hierarchically Structured Nanofibers with Dual-release Capability for Accelerated Wound Healing and Infection Control”, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 20187, 1800132; DOI: 10.1002/adhm.201800132.

    Selected for cover, featured in Advanced Science News, June 18, 2018, and tweeted by the NSF.

  4. A. Palanisamy and S. A. Sukhishvili “Swelling Transitions in Layer-by-Layer Assemblies of UCST Block Copolymer Micelles,” Macromolecules 201851, 3467–3476.
  5. V. Selin, V. Albright, J. F. Ankner, A. Marin, A. K. Andrianov, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Biocompatible Nanocoatings of Fluorinated Polyphosphazenes through Aqueous Assembly”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 201810, 9756–9764.
  6. P. Karimineghlani, A. Palanisamy, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Self-Healing Phase Change Salogels with Tunable Gelation Temperature”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 201810, 14786-14795.
  7. V. Selin, J. F. Ankner and S. A. Sukhishvili “Ionically Paired Layer-by-Layer Hydrogels: Water and Polyelectrolyte Uptake Controlled by Deposition Time”, Gels 20184(1), 7.
  8. R. Hlushko, H. Hlushko and S. A. Sukhishvili “A Family of Linear Phenolic Polymers with Controlled Hydrophobicity, Adsorption and Antioxidant Properties”, Polym. Chem. 20189, 506-516.


  1. F. Yang, S. Sukhishvili, H. Du, and F. Tian “Marine Salinity Sensing Using Long-Period Fiber Gratings Enabled by Stimuli-Responsive Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 2017, 253, 745 – 751.
  2. A. Palanisamy, V. Albright, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Upper Critical Solution Temperature Layer-by-Layer Films of Polyaminoacid-Based Micelles with Rapid, On-Demand Release Capability”, Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 9084–9094.
  3. P. Karimineghlani, E. Emmons, M. J. Green, P. Shamberger, and S. Sukhishvili “A Temperature-Responsive Poly (vinyl alcohol) Gel for Controlling Fluidity of an Inorganic Phase Change Material”, J. Mater. Chem. A 20175, 12474 – 12482.
  4. V. Albright, I. Zhuk; Y. Wang, V. Selin; B. van de Belt-Gritter; H. J. Busscher, H. C. van der Mei and S. A. Sukhishvili “Self-defensive Antibiotic-loaded Layer-by-layer Coatings: Imaging of Localized Bacterial Acidification and pH-Triggering of Antibiotic Release”, Acta Biomaterialia 2017, 61, 66-74.
  5. Y. Wang, J. He, S. Aktas, S. A. Sukhishvili, and D. M. KalyonRheological behavior and self-healing of hydrogen-bonded complexes of a triblock Pluronic® copolymer with a weak polyacid”, J. Rheology 2017, 61, 1103-1119.
  6. Y. Wang and S. A. Sukhishvili “All-Aqueous Nanoprecipitation: Spontaneous Formation of Hydrogen-Bonded Nanoparticles and Nanocapsules Mediated by Phase Separation of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)”, Macromol. Rapid Comm. 201736, 170024. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201700242.
  7. V. Selin, J. F. Ankner, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Nonlinear Layer-by-Layer Films: Effects of Chain Diffusivity on Film Structure and Swelling”, Macromolecules 2017, 50, 6192–6201.


  1. Y. Wang and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-bonded polymer complexes and nanocages of weak polyacids templated by a Pluronic block copolymer”, Soft Matter 201612, 8744– 8754.
  2. Y. Wang, T. Chou, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Spontaneous, One-Pot Assembly of pH-Responsive Hydrogen-Bonded Polymer Capsules”, ACS Macro Letters 20165, 35–39.


  1. T. Chen, A. Pal, J. Gao, Y. Han, S. Sukhishvili, H. Du and S.G. Podkolzin “Identification of Vertical and Horizontal Configurations for BPE Adsorption on Silver Surfaces,” J. Phys. Chem. C  2015119 , 24475–24488.
  2. F. Hizal, I. Zhuk, S. Sukhishvili, H. J. Busscher, H. C. van der Mei, and C.-H. Choi “Impact of 3D Hierarchical Nanostructures on the Antibacterial Efficacy of a Bacteria-Triggered Self-Defensive Antibiotic Coating”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 20304–20313.
  3. V. Selin, J.F. Ankner and S.A. Sukhishvili “Diffusional Response of Layer-by-Layer Assembled Polyelectrolyte Chains to Salt Annealing”, Macromolecules 2015, 48, 3983–3990.
  4. A. Zhuk, V. Selin, I. Zhuk, B. Belov, J.F. Ankner and S.A. Sukhishvili “Chain Conformation and Dynamics in Spin-Assisted Weak Polyelectrolyte Multilayers,” Langmuir 2015, 31, 3889–3896.
  5. Y. Lu, Y. Wu, J. Liang, M. R. Libera and S. Sukhishvili “Self-defensive antibacterial layer-by-layer hydrogel coatings with pH-triggered hydrophobicity,” Biomaterials 2015, 45, 64-71.


  1. I. Zhuk, F. Jariwala, A.B. Attygalle, Y. Wu, M. Libera and S.A. Sukhishvili “Self-Defensive Layer-by-Layer Films with Bacteria-Triggered Antibiotic Release,” ACS Nano 20148,  7733–7745.

    (featured in the “Editor’s Choice” section of Science magazine, “Layers of ways to control drug release”, Volume 345, Number 6201, Issue of 5 September 2014, p. 1133).

  2. S. Pavlukhina, I. Zhuk, A. Mentbayeva, E. Rautenberg, W. Chang, X. Yu, H.J. Busscher, H.C. van der Mei and S.A. Sukhishvili “Small-Molecule-Hosting Nanocomposite Films with Multiple Bacteria-Triggered Responses”, Nature Publishing Group Asia Materials 2014, 6, e121; DOI: 10.1038/am.2014.63.


  1. Y. Lu, M. Sarshar, K. Du, T. Chou, Ch.-H. Choi, S.A. Sukhishvili “Large-Amplitude, Reversible, pH-Triggered Wetting Transitions Enabled by Layer-by-Layer Films”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2013, 5, 12617–12623.
  2. L. Xu, V. Selin, A. Zhuk, J.F. Ankner, S.A. Sukhishvili “Molecular Weight Dependence of Polymer Chain Mobility within Multilayer Films”, ACS Macro Letters 2013, 2, 865-868.
  3. Y. Shi, V. Selin, Y. Wang and S.A. Sukhishvili “Multiresponsive Block Copolymer-Modified “Hairy” Gold Nanoparticles for Remote Control of Interfaces”, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 2013, 30, 950-957.

    Featured in Materials Views (now Advanced Science News), selected for the cover of the journal.

  4. Zh. Zhu, N. Gao, H. Wang and S.A. Sukhishvili “ Temperature-triggered On-demand Drug Release Enabled by Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayers of Block Copolymer Micelles”, J. Controlled Release 2013, 171, 73–80.
  5. P. Pinkhasova, H. Chen, M.W.G.M (Tiny) Verhoeven, S.A. Sukhishvili, and H. Du “Thermally Annealed Ag Nanoparticles on Anodized Aluminium oxide for SERS sensing”, RSC Advances 2013, 3, 17954-17961.
  6. Y. Lu, A. Zhuk, L. Xu, X. Liang, E. Kharlampieva and S.A. Sukhishvili “Tunable pH and Temperature Response of Weak Polyelectrolyte Brushes: Role of Hydrogen Bonding and Monomer Hydrophobicity”, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 5464-5472.
  7. A. Zhuk and S.A. Sukhishvili “Stimuli-responsive Layer-by-layer Nanocomposites”, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 5149-5154.
  8. E. Senses, M. Black, Th. Cunningham, S.A. Sukhishvili, P. Akcora “Spatial Ordering of Colloids in a Drying Aqueous Polymer Droplet”, Langmuir 201329, 2588–2594.
  9. A. Compagnoni, V. Sharma, Y. Bao, M. Libera, S.A. Sukhishvili, Ph. Bidinger, L. Bioglio, E. Bonelli “Bioscape: A modeling and simulation language for bacteria-materials interactions”, Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science 2013, 293, 35-49.
  10. A. Zhuk, L. Xu, J.F. Ankner and S.A. Sukhishvili “Selective Water Uptake within Micelle-Containing Layer-by-Layer Films of Various Architectures: a Neutron Reflectometry Study”, Soft Matter 2013, 9, 410–417.


  1. F. Tian, J. Kanka, S.A. Sukhishvili and H. Du “Photonic Crystal Fiber for Layer-by-layer Assembly and Measurements of Polyelectrolyte Thin Films”, Optics Letters 2012, 37, 4299–301.
  2. S. Pavlukhina, J.B. Kaplan, L. Xu, W. Chang, X. Yu, S. Madhyastha, N. Yakandawala, A. Mentbayeva, B. Khan, and S.A. Sukhishvili “Non-eluting Enzymatic Antibiofilm Coatings”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2012, 4, 4708–4716.
  3. P. Pinkhasova, T. Chou, B. Puccio, S. Sukhishvili, H. Du “Noble Metal Nanostructure as both SERS Nanotag and Analyte Probe”, Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 9750–9752.
  4. A. Mentbayeva, A. Ospanova, Zh. Tashmuhambetova, V. Sokolova, and S. Sukhishvili “Polymer-Metal Complexes in Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films as Catalysts for Oxidation of Toluene”, Langmuir 2012, 28, 11948–11955.
  5. L. Xu, D. Pristinski, A. Zhuk, Ch. Stoddart, J. F. Ankner, and S.A. Sukhishvili “Linear versus Exponential Growth of Weak Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: Correlation with Polyelectrolyte Complexes”, Macromolecules 2012, 45, 3892–3901.
  6. Zh. Zhu, E. Senses, P. Akcora and S.A. Sukhishvili “Programmable Light-Controlled Shape Changes in Layered Polymer Nanocomposites”, ACS Nano 2012, 6, 3152–3162.
  7. Zh. Zhu and S.A. Sukhishvili ”Layer-by-layer Films of Stimuli-responsive Block Copolymer Micelles”, J. Mater. Chem. 201222, 7667-7671.
  8. P. Pinkhasova, L. Yang, Y. Zhang, S. Sukhishvili and H. Du “Differential SERS Activity of Au and Ag Nanostructures Enabled by Adsorbed Poly(vinyl Pyrrolidone)”, Langmuir 2012, 28, 2529–2535.
  9. L. Xu, V. Kozlovskaya, E. Kharlampieva, J. Ankner and S. Sukhishvili “Anisotropic Diffusion of Polyelectrolyte Chains within Multilayer Films”, ACS Macro Letters, 2012, 1, 127−130.


  1. A. Zhuk, R. Mirza and S.A. Sukhishvili “Multiresponsive Clay-Containing Layer-by-Layer Films,” ACS Nano 2011, 5, 8790–8799.
  2. W.S. Tan, Zh. Zhu, S.A. Sukhishvili, M.F. Rubner, R.E. Cohen “Temperature Swellable Micelle Polyelectrolyte Multilayers: The Effect of Block Copolymer Architecture,” Macromolecules 2011, 44, 7767–7774.
  3. L. Xu, J. Ankner and S.A. Sukhishvili “Steric Effects in Ionic Pairing and Polyelectrolyte Interdiffusion within Multilayered Films: A Neutron Reflectometry Study”, Macromolecules 2011, 44, 6518–6524

    (research highlight “Building a Road Map for Tailoring Multilayer Films for Medicine” in Neuron Sciences, ORNL)

  4. Y. Han, R. Lupitskyy, T.-M. Chou, Ch. M. Stafford, H. Du and S. Sukhishvili “Effect of Oxidation on SERS Activity of Silver Nanoparticles: a Quantitative Correlation” Analytical Chemistry 2011, 83, 5873–5880.
  5. S. Pavlukhina and S. Sukhishvili, “Polymer Assemblies for Controlled Delivery of Bioactive Molecules from Surfaces,” Adv. Drug Del. Rev. 2011, 63, 822–836.
  6. I. Erel, Zh. Zhu, A. Zhuk, S. Sukhishvili, “Hydrogen-Bonded Layer-by-Layer Films of Block Copolymer Micelles with pH-Responsive Cores”, J. Coll. Int. Sci. 2011, 355, 61-69.
  7. L. Xu, Zh. Zhu and S. Sukhishvili, “Polyelectrolyte Multilayers of Diblock Copolymer Micelles with Temperature-Responsive Cores”, Langmuir 2011, 27, 409–415.


  1. S. Pavlukhina, Y. Lu, A. Patimetha, M. Libera, S.A. Sukhishvili “Polymer Multilayers with pH-Triggered Release of Antibacterial Agents”, Biomacromolecules 2010, 11, 3448–3456.
  2. Y. Han, S. Tan, M. K. Kh. Oo, D. Pristinski, S.A. Sukhishvili, and H. Du “Towards Full-Length Accumulative SERS-active Photonic Crystal Fiber”, Advanced Materials 2010, 22, 1-5.
  3. W.S. Tan, R.E. Cohen, M.F. Rubner and S.A. Sukhishvili “Temperature-Induced, Reversible Swelling Transitions in Multilayers of a Cationic Triblock Copolymer and a Polyacid”, Macromolecules 2010, 43, 1950-1957.
  4. M. K. Kh. Oo, Y. Han, S.A. Sukhishvili, and H. Du, “Structure fits the purpose: photonic crystal fibers for evanescent-field surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy”, Optics Letters 2010, 35, 466-468.
  5. I. Erel-Unal, Zh. Zhu, Sukhishvili, E. Patyukova, I. Potemkin and E. Kramarenko “Two Types of Block Copolymer Micelles with Ion-containing Cores”, Macromol. Rapid Comm. 2010, 31, 490–495.


  1. Zh. Zhu and S.A. Sukhishvili “Temperature-Induced Swelling and Small Molecule Release with Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayers of Block Copolymer Micelles”, ACS Nano 2009, 3, 3595-3605.
  2. L. Xu, Zh. Zhu, O. Borisov, E. Zhulina and S.A. Sukhishvili “pH-Triggered Block Copolymer Micelle-to-Micelle Phase Transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2009, 103, 118301.
  3. V.A. Kozlovskaya, E.P. Kharlampieva, I. Erel-Unal, S.A. Sukhishvili “Single-component layer-by-layer weak polyelectrolyte films and capsules: Loading and release of functional molecules”, Polymer Science – Series A 2009, 51 (6), 719-729.
  4. V. Kozlovskaya, E. Kharlampieva, I. Erel and S.A. Sukhishvili “Multilayer-derived, Ultrathin, Stimuli-responsive Hydrogels”, Soft Matter 2009, 5, 4077-4087 (invited review).
  5. A. Zhuk, S. Pavlukhina and S.A. Sukhishvili “Temperature-Triggered Hydrogen-Bonded Layer-by-Layer Release Films”, Langmuir 2009, 25, 14025–14029.
  6. M. Erol, Y. Han, S. K. Stanley, Ch. M. Stafford, H. Du and S.A. Sukhishvili “SERS Not To Be Taken for Granted in the Presence of Oxygen”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 7480–7481.
  7. E. Kharlampieva, V. Kozlovskaya, and S.A. Sukhishvili, “Layer-by-Layer Hydrogen-Bonded Polymer Films: From Fundamentals to Applications”, Advanced Materials 2009, 21, 1-13 (invited progress report).
  8. M. K. Kh. Oo, Y. Han, R. Martini, S.A. Sukhishvili, and H. Du, “Forward-Propagating Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering and Intensity Distribution in Photonic Crystal Fiber with Immobilized Ag Nanoparticles”, Optics Letters 2009, 34, 968–970.


  1. I. Erel-Unal and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-Bonded Hybrid Multilayers: Film Architecture Controls Release of Macromolecules”, Macromolecules 2008, 41, 8737–8744.
  2. D. Pristinski, E. C. Le Ru, S. Tan, S. A. Sukhishvili, and H. Du “Surface-enhanced Raman scattering at a planar dielectric interface beyond critical angle”, Optics Express 2008, 16, 20117–20125.
  3. E. Kharlampieva, V. Kozlovskaya, J. F. Ankner, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-bonded polymer multilayers probed by neutron reflectivity”, Langmuir 2008, 24, 11346-11349.
  4. E. Kharlampieva, J. F. Ankner, M. Rubinstein and S. A. Sukhishvili “pH-Induced Release of Polyanions from Multilayer Films”, Phys. Rev. Letters 2008, 100, 128303.
  5. I. Erel-Unal and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-bonded Multilayers of a Neutral Polymer and a Polyphenol”, Macromolecules 2008, 41, 3962-3970.
  6. V. Kozlovskaya, A. Shamaev and S. A. Sukhishvili “Tuning Swelling pH and Permeability of Hydrogel Multilayer Capsules”, Soft Matter 2008, 4, 1499-1507.
  7. Y. Han, S. A. Sukhishvili, H. Du, J. Cefaloni and B. Smolinski “Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly of Oppositely Charged Ag Nanoparticles on Silica Microspheres for Trace Analysis of Aqueous Solutions using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering”, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnology 2008, 8, 1-10.
  8. S. Tan, M. Erol, S. A. Sukhishvili, H. Du “Substrates with Discretely Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles for Ultra-sensitive SERS Detection of Anions in Water”, Langmuir 2008, 24, 4765-4771.


  1. E. Kharlampieva, D. Pristinki and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-bonded Multilayers of Poly(carboxybetaine)s”, Macromolecules 2007, 40, 6967-6972.
  2. S. Tan, M. Erol, A. Attygalle, H. Du and S. A. Sukhishvili “Synthesis of Positively Charged Silver Nanoparticles via Oxidative Photoreduction of AgNO3 in Branched Polyethyleneimine/HEPES Solutions”, Langmuir 2007, 23, 9836-9843.
  3. E. Kharlampieva, V. Izumrudov and S. A. Sukhishvili “Electrostatic Layer-by-layer Self-Assembly of Poly(carboxybetaine)s: Role of Zwitterions in Film Growth”, Macromolecules 2007, 20, 3663-3668.
  4. E. Kharlampieva, I. Erel-Unal and S. A. Sukhishvili “Amphoteric Surface Hydrogels Derived from Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayers: Reversible Loading of Dyes and Macromolecules”, Langmuir 2007, 23, 175-181 (invited paper).


  1. M. Erol, H. Du and S. A. Sukhishvili “Control of Specific Attachment of Proteins by Adsorption of Polymer Layers”, Langmuir 2006, 22(26), 11329-11336.
  2. N. Elsner, V. Kozlovskaya, and S. A. Sukhishvili and A. Fery “pH-Triggered Softening of Crosslinked Hydrogen-bonded Capsules”, Soft Matter 2006, 2, 966-972.
  3. V. Kozlovskaya and S. A. Sukhishvili “Amphoteric Hydrogel Capsules: Multiple Encapsulation and Release Routes”, Macromolecules 2006, 39(18), 6191-6199.
  4. S.A. Sukhishvili, E. Kharlampieva and V. Izumrudov “Where Polyelectrolyte Multilayers and Polyelectrolyte Complexes Meet”, Macromolecules (Perspective) 2006, 39, 8873-8881.
         (#10 most accessed article, Oct-Dec 2006)
  5. V. Kozlovskaya and S. A. Sukhishvili “pH-Controlled Permeability of Layered Hydrogen-bonded Polymer Capsules”, Macromolecules (Note) 2006, 39(16), 5569-5572.
  6. E. Kharlampieva and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-Bonded Layer-by-Layer Films”, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part C: Polymer Reviews 2006, 46, 377-395.
         (invited review, #5 most-cited article in 2006-2008)
  7. V. Kozlovskaya, E. Kharlampieva, M. L. Mansfield and S. A. Sukhishvili “Poly(methacrylic acid) Hydrogel Films and Capsules: Response to pH and Ionic Strength, and Encapsulation of Macromolecules”, Chem. Materials 2006, 18, 328-336.
         (#1 most cited paper in 2006)
  8. H. Qiu, S. A. Sukhishvili, and W. Y. Lee “Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly of Ceramic Particles for Coating of Complex Shape Substrates”, J. Am. Ceram. Soc.  2006, 89, 1180-1187.
  9. X. Qiu and S. A. Sukhishvili “Copolymerization of N-vinylcaprolactam and Glycidyl methacrylate: Reactivity Ratio and Composition Control”, J. Polym. Sci. A 2006, 44, 183-191.
  10. D. Pristinski, S. Tan, M. Erol, H. Du, and S. A. Sukhishvili “In situ SERS Study of Rhodamin 6G Adsorbed on Individually Immobilized Ag Nanoparticles”, J. Raman Spectroscopy 2006, 37, 762-770.
  11. D. Pristinski, V. Kozlovskaya, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Determination of Film Thickness and Refraction Coefficient in One Measurement of Phase Modulated Ellipsometry”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2006, 23, 2639-2644.


  1. E. Kharlampieva, V. Kozlovskaya, J. Tyutina and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayers of Thermoresponsive Polymers”, Macromolecules 2005, 38, 10523-10531.
  2. S. A. Sukhishvili, “Responsive Polymer Films and Capsules via Layer-by-layer Assembly”, an invited review, Curr. Opin. Coll. Int. Sci. 2005, 10, 37-44.
         (most cited paper award, 2004-2007)
  3. V. Kozlovskaya, S. Yakovlev, M. Libera, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Surface Priming and the Self-Assembly of Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayer Capsules and Films”, Macromolecules 2005, 38, 4828-4836.
  4. V. Izumrudov, E. Kharlampieva, and S. A. Sukhishvili ”Multilayers of a Globular Protein and a Weak Polyacid: Role of Polyacid Ionization in Growth and Decomposition in Salt Solutions”, Biomacromolecules 2005, 6, 1782-1788.
  5. D. Pristinski, V. Kozlovskaya and S. A. Sukhishvili “Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy Studies of Diffusion of a Weak Polyelectrolyte in Aqueous Solutions”, J. Chem. Phys. 2005, 122, 014907.


  1. E. Kharlampieva and S. A. Sukhishvili “Release of a Dye from Hydrogen-Bonded and Electrostatically Assembled Polymer Films Triggered by Adsorption of a Polyelectrolyte”, Langmuir 2004, 20, 9677-9685.
  2. E. Kharlampieva and S. A. Sukhishvili ”Competition of Hydrogen-Bonding and Electrostatic Interactions within Hybrid Polymer Multilayers”, Langmuir 2004, 20, 10712-10717.
  3. V. Izumrudov, E. Kharlampieva, and S. A. Sukhishvili ”Salt-induced Multilayer Growth: Correlation with Phase Separation in Solution”, Macromolecules 2004, 37, 8400-8406.


  1. V. Kozlovskaya, S. Ok, A. Sousa, M. Libera, and S. A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-Bonded Capsules Formed by Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly”, Macromolecules 2003, 36, 8590-8592.
  2. E. Kharlampieva and S. A. Sukhishvili, “Polyelectrolyte Multilayers of Weak Polyacid and Cationic Copolymer: Competition of Hydrogen Bonding and Electrostatic Interactions”, Macromolecules 2003, 36; 9950-9956.
  3. P. Krsko, S. A. Sukhishvili, M. Mansfield, R. Clancy, and M. Libera, “Electron-Beam Surface-Patterned Poly(ethylene glycol) Microhydrogels”, Langmuir 2003, 19, 5618.
  4. V. Izumrudov and S. A. Sukhishvili, “Ionization-Controlled Stability of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers in Salt Solutions”, Langmuir 2003, 19, 5188.
  5. S. A. Sukhishvili and S .Granick,Simple Interpretation of Ionization and Helix-Coil Stability Shift When a Polyelectrolyte Adsorbs”, Langmuir 2003, 19, 1980.
  6. E. Kharlampieva and S. A. Sukhishvili, “Ionization and pH-stability of Multilayers Formed by Self-Assembly of Weak Polyelectrolytes”, Langmuir 2003, 19, 1235.


  1. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Layered, Erasable Polymer Multilayers Formed by Hydrogen-Bonded Sequential Self-Assembly”, Macromolecules 2002, 35, 301.
  2. S. A. Sukhishvili, Y. Chen, J. D. Müller, E. Gratton, K. S. Schweizer and S. Granick, “Surface Diffusion of Poly(ethylene Glycol)”, Macromolecules 2002, 35, 1776.


  1. M. Ruths, S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Static and Dynamic Forces between Adsorbed Polyelectrolyte Layers (Quaternized Poly-4-vinylpyridine)”, J. Phys. Chem. B 2001, 105, 6202.


  1. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, ”Layered, Erasable, Ultrathin Polymer Films”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 9550.
  2. S. A. Sukhishvili, Y. Chen, J. D. Müller, E. Gratton, K. S. Schweizer and S. Granick, “Diffusion of a Polymer ‘Pancake’”, Nature 2000, 406, 146.


  1. S. A. Sukhishvili, A. Dhinojwala, and S. Granick, “How Polyelectrolyte Adsorption Depends on History: A Combined FTIR-ATR and Surface Force Study”, Langmuir 1999, 15, 8474.
  2. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Adsorption of Human Serum Albumin: Dependence on Molecular Architecture of the Oppositely Charged Surface”, J. Chem. Phys. 1999, 110, 10153.
  3. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Orientation and Order of Aqueous Organic Ions Adsorbed to a Solid Surface”, J. Phys. Chem. 1999, 103, 472.


  1. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Polyelectrolyte Adsorption onto an Initially-Bare Solid Substrate of Opposite Electrical Charge”, J. Chem. Phys. 1998, 109, 6861.
  2. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Kinetic Regimes of Polyelectrolyte Exchange Between the Adsorbed State and Free Solution”, J. Chem. Phys. 1998, 109, 6868.
  3. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Adsorbed Monomer Analog of a Common Polyelectrolyte”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 1998, 80, 3646.


  1. S. A. Sukhishvili and S. Granick, “Formation and Characterization of Grafted Polyelectrolyte Brushes”, Langmuir 1997, 13, 4935.
  2. S. A. Sukhishvili, O. S. Chechik, and A. A. Yaroslavov, “Adsorption of Poly-N-Ethyl-4–Vinylpyridinium Bromide on the Surface of Carboxylated Latex Particles:


  1. S. A. Sukhishvili, O. S. Chechik, and A. A. Yaroslavov, “Adsorption of Poly-N-Ethyl-4–Vinylpyridinium Bromide on the Surface of Carboxylated Latex Particles: Composition and Structure of Interfacial Complex”, J. Coll. Interface Sci. 1996, 178, 42–46.
  2. A. Yaroslavov, S. A. Sukhishvili, O. L.Obolsky, E. G. Yaroslavova, A. V. Kabanov and V. A. Kabanov, “DNA Affinity to Biological Membranes is Enhanced Due to Complexation with Hydrophobized Polycation”, FEBS Lett. 1996, 384, 177–180.
  3. V. A. Kabanov, A. A. Yaroslavov, and S. A. Sukhishvili, “Interaction of Polyions with Cell-Mimetic Species: Physico-Chemical and Biomedical Aspects”, J. Controlled Release 1996, 39, 173–189.


  1. V. A. Kabanov, A. A. Yaroslavov, O. V. Boronina, S. A. Sukhishvili, and I. R. Nazarova, “Modelling of Search and Recognition for Target Cells by Protein-Linear Polyelectrolyte Conjugates”, J. Bioactive Compatible Polymers 1995, 10, 41–50.


  1. V. Yu. Baranovsky, S. A. Sukhishvili, V. A. Kasaikin, and V. A. Kabanov, “Polycondensation of Silicic Acid in the Presence of Poly(N-ethyl-4–vinylpyridinium bromide) and Properties of the Reaction Products”, Eur. Polymer J. 1993, 29, 111–114.
  2. S. A. Sukhishvili, O. L. Obolsky, I. V. Astafieva, A. V. Kabanov, and A. A. Yaroslavov, “DNA-containing Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes: Interaction with Liposomes”, Vysokomol. Soedin., Ser. A, 1993, 35, 1895–1899; Engl. Ed.: Polymer Sci. 1993, 35, 1895–1899.

1988 to 1990

  1. V. A. Kabanov, A. A. Yaroslavov, S. A. Sukhishvili, A. S. Polynsky, and O. S. Chechik, “Recognition of Target Colloid Species by Conjugates of a Linear Polyelectrolyte with a Vector Protein”, FEBS Lett. 1990, 275, 231–234.
  2. A. A. Yaroslavov, A. S. Polynsky, S. A. Sukhishvili, and V. A. Kabanov, “The Interaction Between Artificial Antigenes Based on Synthetic Polyelectrolytes with Immune System Cells: Physico-Chemical Aspects”, Makromol. Chem., Macromol. Symp. 1989, 26, 265–280.
  3. S. A. Sukhishvili, A. S. Polynsky, A. A. Yaroslavov, O. S. Chechik, and V. A.Kabanov, “Reversibility of Adsorption of a Polycation on Oppositely Charged Latex Particles”, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fizicheskaya Khimiya 1988, 302, 381–384; Engl. Ed.: Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 1989, 302, 848–851.
  4. S. A. Sukhishvili, A. S. Polynsky, A. A. Yaroslavov, and V. A. Kabanov, “Extreme Temperature Dependence of the Rate of Adsorption of a Polycation on the Surface of Negatively Charged Latex”, Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fizicheskaya Khimiya 1988, 302, 640–644; Engl. Ed.: Dokl. Akad. Nauk SSSR 1989, 302, 870–873.
  5. S. A. Sukhishvili, D. V. Nikolaytchik, A. S. Polinsky, A. A. Yaroslavov, O. S. Chechik, and V. A. Kabanov, “Competitive Interactions in Poly-N-ethyl-4–vinylpyridinium Bromide—Bovine Serum Albumin—Carboxylated Latex System”, Immunologiya 1989, 2, 82–84 (in Russian).

Other journals

  1. J.F. Ankner, X. Tao, C.E.Halbert, J.F. Browning, S.M. Kilbey II, O.A. Swader, M.S. Dadmun, E. Kharlampieva, S.A. Sukhishvili  “The SNS Liquids Reflectometer”, Neutron News 2008, 19, 14-16.

Book chapters, Encyclopedia Articles, and Books

  1. V. Albright, V. Selin, H. Hlushko, A. Palanisamy, A. Marin, A. K. Andrianov, and S.A. Sukhishvili “Fluorinated Polyphosphazene Coatings Using Aqueous Nano-Assembly of Polyphosphazene Polyelectrolytes” in Polyphosphazenes in Biomedicine, Engineering, and Pioneering Synthesis (A. Andrianov and H. Allcock, Eds.), ACS Books, a Symposium Series #1298, 2018 Chapter 5, pp. 101-118. DOI: 10.1021/bk-2018-1298.ch005.
  2. S.A. Sukhishvili “Layer-by-Layer Coatings as Infection-Resistant Biomaterials” in Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine and the Immune System (L. Santambrogio, Ed.), Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-18045-8, © 2015, pp. 81-94.
  3. F. Tian, S.A. Sukhishvili and H. Du “Photonic crystal fiber as a lab-in-fiber optofluidic platform” in Lab-on-Fiber Technology (A. Cusano, M. Consales, A. Crescitelli and A. Ricciardi, Eds.), Springer Series in Surface Sciences, ISBN 978-3-319-06998-2, © 2015, vol. 56, pp. 315-334.
  4. S.A. Sukhishvili and S. Pavlukhina “Smart Layer-by-Layer Films for Drug Delivery”, in Smart Materials for Drug Delivery (C. Alvarez-Lorenzo and A. Concheiro, Eds.), Royal Society of Chemistry UK, 2013, vol. 2, pp. 117-152.
  5. S.A. Sukhishvili “Responsive Layer-by-layer Assemblies: Dynamics, Structure and Function” in Multilayer Thin Films (G. Decher and J. Schlenoff, Eds.), Wiley-VCH, 2012, vol. 1, pp. 337-362.
  6. V. Kozlovskaya, E. Kharlampieva, and S.A. Sukhishvili “Polymers Films using LbL Self- Assembly” in Comprehensive Biomaterials (P. Ducheyne, K. E. Healy, D. W. Hutmacher, D. W. Grainger, C. J. Kirkpatrick, Eds.), Elsevier Ltd., 2011, vol. 1, pp. 417- 430.
  7. S. Pavlukhina and S.A. Sukhishvili, “Polymer Adsorption” in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, by Herman F. Mark, 2010 John Wiley&Sons, Inc. DOI: 10.1002/047144-264.pst014.
  8. V. Kozlovskaya, E. Kharlampieva, and S.A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-Bonded Layer-by- Layer Films and Capsules” in Hydrogen-bonded Interpolymer Complexes: Formation, Structure and Applications (Khutoryanskiy, V.V., Staikos, G. Eds.), World Scientific Publishing Company PTE LTD, 2009, pp. 323-362.


  1. Granick and S. A. Sukhishvili, Polymer Films, US 6,740,409 B1, issued May 25, 2004.
  2. Granick and S. A. Sukhishvili, Polymer Films, US 7,470,449 B2, issued Dec 30, 2008.
  3. A. Sukhishvili and S. Pavlukhina, Clay-containing Thin Films as Carriers of Absorbed Molecules, US 9,321,030, issued April 26, 2016.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Y. Han, S. Tan, M.K. Khaing Oo, S. Sukhishvili and H. Du, “PCF with Immobilized Silver Nanoparticles as an Optofluidic SERS Sensing Platform,” in Fiber Optic Sensors and Applications VII, A. Mendez, H. Du, A. Wang, E. Udd, S.J. Mihailov, Eds., Proc. SPIE 20107677, 767710-1-767710-10.
  2. Y. Han, M.K. Khaing Oo, S. Sukhishvili, and H. Du, “Photonic Crystal Fiber as an Optofluidic Platform for Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering,” in Specialty Optical Fibers and Their Applications, J. Hernandez-Cordero, I. Torres-Gomez, and A. Mendez, Eds., Proc. SPIE 20107839, 783908-1:783908-6.
  3. V. Kozlovskaya, S.A. Sukhishvili “Tuning pH-swelling and permeability of hydrogen-bonded multilayer capsules via polymer hydrophobicity”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200797, 873.
  4. Y. Han, M. K. Khaing Oo, Y. Zhu, H. Du, S. Sukhishvili, L. Xiao, M. S. Demohan, and W. Jin “Liquid-Core Photonic Crystal Fiber Platform for Raman Scattering Measurements of Microliter Analyte Solutions” in Photonic Crystals and Photonic Crystal Fibers for Sensing Applications III, H. Du and H. Fudouzi eds., Proc. SPEI 2007, 6767, 67670G1-67670G8.
  5. I. Erel-Unal, S.A. Sukhishvili “Biocompatible H-bonded polymer multilayers: Tuning of film destruction”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering200797, 776.
  6. S. Pavlukhina, V. Kozlovskaya, S.A. Sukhishvili “PEGylated ultrathincapsules of a poly(carboxylic acid) with tunable permeability”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200797, 665.
  7. V. Kozlovskaya and S.A. Sukhishvili “Control of Hydrogel Capsule Permeability: Effect of pH, Ionic Strength and Cross-linking Degree”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200695, 280.
  8. I. Erel-Unal, E. Kharlampieva, and S.A. Sukhishvili “pH-Controlled Inclusion of Dyes within Surface Hydrogels”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200695, 503.
  9. S. Tan, D. Pristinski, S. A. Sukhishvili, and H. Du, “Surface-immobilized polyampholytic silver nanoparticles for SERS detection of cations and anions in aqueous solutions”, in Nanosensing: Materials and Devices II, M.S. Islam and A.K. Dutta, Editors, Proc. SPIE2005, 6008, 1-8.
  10. X. Qiu and S.A. Sukhishvili “Crosslinked Hydrogen-bonded Multilayers Containing a Temperature-Responsive Copolymer”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200593, 220.
  11. S.A. Sukhishvili “Multilayers of Zwitterinic Weak Polyelectrolytes”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200593, 35.
  12. V. Kozlovskaya, E. Kharlampieva and S.A. Sukhishvili “One- and Two-Component Hydrogels Derived from Hydrogen-Bonded Multilayers”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200593, 86.
  13. E. Kharlampieva and S.A. Sukhishvili “Selective Chain Release from Self-Assembled Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200593, 596.
  14. S.A. Sukhishvili and V. Izumrudov “Non-electrostatic Contributions into Growth and Stability of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200490, 750.
  15. S. Yakovlev, V. Kovzlovskaya,  S. Sukhishvili, M. Libera  “The structure of PEG-PMAA layered thin – Film capsules”, Microscopy and Microanalysis 2004, 10, 576-577.
  16. E. Kharlampieva, V. Izumrudov and S.A. Sukhishvili “Salt-induced Multilayer Growth: Correlation with Phase separation in Solution”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200490, 791.
  17. V. Kozlovskaya, S. Ok, A. Sousa, M. Libera and S.A. Sukhishvili “Hydrogen-Bonded Capsules Formed by Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200490, 448.
  18. P. Krsko, S. Sukhishvili, and M. Libera “Surface-patterned Microhydrogels”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200389, 263.
  19. S.A. Sukhishvili and V.A. Izumrudov “Hydrogen Bonding and Stability Regimes of Weak Polyelectrolyte Multilayers”, Polymer Materials: Science and Engineering 200389, 35.
  20. E. Kharlampieva and S.A. Sukhishvili “Adsorption of a Macromolecule as a Release Trigger of a Small Molecule from Polymer Multilayers”, Polymer Preprints 200344, 671.