Dr.   Alamgir     Karim

Dr. Alamgir Karim

University of Houston
Department of Chemical Engineering
Phone: 713-743-7351
Email: akarim4@uh.edu


Over 200 manuscripts in professional journals, conference proceedings, book chapters and encyclopedia articles.
H-Index: 52 (from Google Scholar)

Journal Publications:


  1. Zhang, R., Lee, B., Bockstaller, M.R., Al-Enizi, A.M., Elzatahry, A., Berry, B.C., Karim, A., Soft-Shear Induced Phase-Separated Nanoparticle String-Structures in Polymer Thin Films, Faraday Discussions, 2015, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00141B
  2. Huq, A.F., Modi, A., Kulkarni, M.M., PhD; Smilgies, D.M., Al-Enizi, A.M., Raghavan, D., Karim, A., Vertical orientation of solvent cast nanofilled PS-b-PEO block copolymer thin films at high nanoparticle loading. Polymer, 2015, In Press. DOI:10.1016/j.polymer.2015.10.049
  3. Ammar, A., Al-Enizi, A.M., AlMaadeed, M.A.A., Karim, A. (2015). Influence of graphene oxide on mechanical, morphological, barrier, and electrical properties of polymer membranes. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. 2015, In Press. DOI:10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.07.006
  4. Tornow, B., Albrecht, S., Yager, K.G., Singh, G., Karim, A., Neher, D., Brinkmann, M., Ludwigs. S., Highly crystalline films of PCPDTBT with branched side chains by solvent vapor crystallization: influence on opto-electronic properties, Advanced Materials, 2015, 27 (7): 1223
  5. Ye, C., Sun, Y., Karim, A., Vogt, B.D., Extending Dynamic Range of Block Copolymer Ordering with Rotational Cold Zone Annealing (RCZA) and Ionic Liquids, Macromolecules, 2015, 48 (20), 7567–7573.
  6. Ye, C., Zhang, L., Fu, G., Karim, A., Kyu, T., Briseno, A.L., Vogt, B.D., Controlled Directional Crystallization of Oligothiophenes Using Zone Annealing of Preseeded Thin Films, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7 (41), 23008–23014.
  7. Arvind Modi, Sarang M. Bhaway, Bryan D. Vogt, Jack F. Douglas, Abdullah Al-Enizi, Ahmed Elzatahry|, Ashutosh Sharma, and Alamgir Karim, Direct Immersion Annealing of Thin Block Copolymer Films, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (Letter), 2015, 7 (39), 21639–21645.
  8. Chang Liu, Kai Wang, Chao Yi, Xiaojun Shi, Pengcheng Du, Adam W. Smith, Alamgir Karim and Xiong Gong, Ultrasensitive solution-processed perovskite hybrid photodetectors, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 6600-6606.
  9. Yager, K.G., Forrey, C., Singh, G., Satija, S.K., Page, K.A., Patton, D.L., Douglas, J.F., Jones, R.L., Karim, A., Thermally-induced transition of lamellae orientation in block-copolymer films on ‘neutral’ nanoparticle-coated substrates, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 5154-5167.
  10. Shimelis T. Hailu, Saumil Samant, Christopher Grabowski, Michael Durstock, Alamgir Karim, and Dharmaraj Raghavan, Synthesis of highly dispersed, block copolymer-grafted TiO2 nanoparticles within neat block copolymer films, COVER, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2015, 53 (3) 468.
  11. Samant, S., Hailu, S.T., Al-Enizi, A.M., Karim, A., Raghavan, D., Orientation control in nanoparticle filled block copolymer cold zone annealed films, COVER, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics Edition, 2015, 53, 604–614.
  12. Deb, N., Dasari, R.R., Moudgil, K., Hernandez, J.L., Marder, S.R., Sun, Y., Karim, A., Bucknall, D.G., Thermo-cross-linkable fullerene for long-term stability of photovoltaic devices, Journal of Materials Chemistry A 10/2015; DOI:10.1039/C5TA05824D
  13. Wang, K., Liu, C., Du , P., Chen, L., Zhu, J., Karim, A., Gong, X., Efficiencies of perovskite hybrid solar cells influenced by film thickness and morphology of CH3NH3PbI3−xClx layer, Organic Electronics 06/2015; 21. DOI:10.1016/j.orgel.2015.02.023
  14. Zhang, X., Douglas, J.F., Satija, S., Karim, A., Enhanced Vertical Ordering of Block Copolymer Films by Tuning Molecular Mass, RSC Advances 03/2015; 5(41). DOI:10.1039/C5RA02047F.
  15. Roy, S., Bandyopadhyay, D., Karim, A., Mukherjee, R., Interplay of Substrate Surface Energy and Nanoparticle Concentration in Suppressing Polymer Thin Film Dewetting, Macromolecules 01/2015; 48(2):373-382.
  16. Danielle Grolman, Chelsea Davis, Jeffrey Gilman, Alamgir Karim, What do we still need to understand to commercialize cellulose nanomaterials? Green Materials, 07/2015, 3 (3),:1-21. DOI:10.1680/gmat.15.00013
  17. 2014

  18. Zheng, J., Chen, Y., Karim, A., Becker, M.L., Dopamine-Based Copper-Free Click Kit for Efficient Surface Functionalization, ACS Macro Letters 10/2014; 3(10):1084-1087.
  19. Zhang, X., Yager, K.Y., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A., Suppression of Target Pattern in Domain Aligned Cold-Zone Annealed Block Copolymer Films with Immobilized Film Spanning Nanoparticles, Soft Matter, 2014, 10 (20), 3656.
  20. K. Wang, C. Yi, X. Hu, C. Liu, Y. Sun, J. Hou, Y. Li, J. Zheng, S. Chuang, A. Karim, and X. Gong, Enhanced performance of polymer solar cells using PEDOT:PSS doped with Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles aligned by an external magnetostatic field as an anode buffer layer, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6: 13201-13208.
  21. Bhaway, S., Kisslinger, K., Zhang, L., Yager, K.G., Schmitt, A.L., Mahanthappa, M.K., Karim, A., Vogt, B.D., Mesoporous Carbon-Vanadium Oxide Films by Resol-Assisted, Triblock Copolymer-Templated Cooperative Self-Assembly, ACS Applied Mater & Interfaces, 2014, 6(21) 19288.
  22. H. Yuan, G. Singh, D Raghavan, A.M. Al-Enizi, A. Elzatahry, A. Karim, Dispersion Morphology and Correlation to Moduli using Buckling Metrology in Clay-Biopolymer Nanocomposite Thin Films, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014, 6 (16), 13378.
  23. Li, B., Ren, H., Yuan, H. Karim, A., Gong, X., Room-Temperature Solution-Processed MoOx Thin Film as a Hole Extraction Layer to Substitute PEDOT:PSS in Polymer Solar Cells, ACS Photonics, 2014, 1, 87.
  24. P. Pitliya, Y. Sun; J. C. Garza; C. Liu, X. Gong, A. Karim, D. Raghavan, Synthesis and characterization of novel fulleropyrrolidine in P3HT blended bulk heterojunction Solar Cells, Polymer, 2014, 55(7), 1769–1781.
  25. 2013

  26. Zhang, R., Singh, G., Dang, A., Dai, L., Bockstaller,M., Akgun, B., Satija, S., Karim, A., Nanoparticle-Driven Orientation Transition and Soft-Shear Alignment in Diblock Copolymer Films via Dynamic Thermal Gradient Field, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2013, 34 (20) 1642.
  27. Berry, B.C., Singh, G., Kim, H.-C., Karim, A., Highly Aligned Block Copolymer Thin Films by Synergistic Coupling of Static Graphoepitaxy and Dynamic Thermal Annealing Fields, ACS Macro Letters, 2013, 2, 346.
  28. Xue, J., Singh, G., Qiang, Z., Yager, K., Karim, A., Vogt, B.D., Facile Control of Long Range Orientation in Mesoporous Carbon Films with Thermal Zone Annealing Velocity, Nanoscale, 2013, 5, 12440.
  29. Singh, G.; Batra, S.; Zhang, R.; Yuan, H.; Yager, K. G.; Berry, B.; Cakmak, M.; Karim, A. Large-Scale Roll-to-Roll Fabrication of Vertically Oriented Block Copolymer Thin Films, ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 5291.
  30. Kai Wang, He Ren, Hangxing Wang, Chao Yi, Li Huang, Haoli Zhang, Alamgir Karim, and Xiong Gong, Solution-Processed Fe3O4 Magnetic Nanoparticle Thin Film Aligned by an External Magnetostatic Field as a Hole Extraction Layer for Polymer Solar Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. & Interface, 2013, 5, 10325-10330.
  31. H. X. Wang, X. F. Yu, C. Yi, H. Ren, C. Liu, Y. Yang, S. Xiao, A. Karim, S. D. Cheng, and X. Gong, Fine-tuning of fluorinated thieno[3,4-b] thiophene copolymer for efficient polymer solar cells, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2013, 117(9), 4358-4363.
  32. 2-D Gold Nanoparticle Arrays from Thermally Directed Self-Assembly of Peptide-Derivatized Block Copolymers, Rao, T., Singh, G., Xie, S., Karim, A., Becker, M.L., Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 33, 8023-8032.
  33. 2012

  34. Marszalek, J.E., Simon Jr.,C., Thodeti, C., Adapala, R.K., Murthy, A., Karim,A., 2.5D constructs for characterizing phase separated polymer blend surface morphology in tissue engineering scaffolds, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 2012, 101A, 5, 1502–1510.
  35. Dynamic Thermal Field Induced Gradient Soft-Shear for Highly Oriented Block Copolymer Thin Films, Singh, G., Yager, K., Berry, B., Kim, H.C., Karim, A., ACS Nano, 2012, 6(11), 10335.
  36. Singh, G., Yager, K., Smilgies, D., Kulkarni, Bucknall, D., Karim, A., Tuning Molecular Relaxation for Vertical Orientation in Cylindrical Block Copolymer Films via Sharp Dynamic Zone Annealing, Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 7107
  37. Diblock Copolymer Lamellae on Fractal Surface, Ranjan, A., Kulkarni, M., Karim, A., Sharma, A., J. Chem. Phys., 2012, 136 (9), 094903.
  38. Directed Assembly of Block Copolymer Films: Effects of Rough Substrates and Thermal Fields, Ch. 10 pg. 257 in Soft Matter Gradient Surfaces: Methods and Applications, Jan Genzer, Editor, ISBN: 978-0-470-52265-3 by Manish M. Kulkarni, Alamgir Karim, and Kevin G. Yager. February (2012).
  39. Kang, H.G., Clarke, M.L., Lacerda, S.H.D.P., Karim, A., Pease, L.F., Hwang, J., Multimodal optical studies of single and clustered colloidal quantum dots for the long-term optical property evaluation of quantum dot-based molecular imaging phantoms, Biomedical Optics Express, 2012, 3 (6), 1312.
  40. 2011

  41. Influence of C60 Nanoparticles on the Stability and Morphology of Miscible Polymer Blend Films, Bandyopadhyay, D., Douglas, J.F., Karim A., Macromolecules 44 (20): 8136 (2011).
  42. Using Block Copolymer Self-Assembly to Imprint the Crystallization of Polymer Dendrites, Kim, S., Douglas, J.F., Soles, C.L., Karim, A., Briber, R.M., Soft Matter 7 (19): 8969 (2011).
  43. Imaging Magnetic Flux Lines with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Using a “Fossilized Liquid Assembly, Schmidt, R., Benkoski, J., Cavicchi, K., Karim, A., Soft Matter 7 (12): 5756 (2011).
  44. 2010

  45. SPR imaging study of DNA wrapped single wall carbon nanotube (ssDNA-SWCNT) adsorption on a model biological (collagen) substrate, Park, J.J., Fagan, J.A., Huh, J.Y., Migler, K.B., Karim, A., Raghavan, D., Soft Matter 6 (21): 5581 (2010).
  46. Thermally Reversible Surface Morphology Transition in Thin Diblock Copolymer Films, Zhang, X.H., Yager, K.G., Fredin, N.J., Ro, H.W., Jones, R.L., Karim, A., Douglas, J.F., ACS Nano 4 (7): 3653 (2010).
  47. Observation of a characteristic length scale in the healing of glassy polymer interfaces, Yuan, G.C., Li, C., Satija, S.K., Karim, A., Douglas, J.F., Han, C.C., Soft Matter 6 (10): 2153 (2010).
  48. Surface Effects on the Thin Film Morphology of Block Copolymers with Bulk Order-Order Transitions, Sohn, K.E., Kojio, K., Berry, B.C., Karim, A., Coffin, R.C., Bazan, G.C., Kramer, E.J., Sprung, M., Wang, J., Macromolecules 43 (7): 3406 (2010).
  49. Characterization of Non-Equilibrium Nanoparticle Adsorption on a Model Biological Substrate, Park, J.J., Weiger, M.C., Lacerda, S.H.D.P., Pristinski, D., Becker, M.L., Douglas, J.F., Raghavan, D., Karim, A., Langmuir 26 (7): 4822 (2010).
  50. Quantification of the binding affinity of a specific hydroxyapatite binding peptide, Weiger, M.C., Park, J.J., Roy, M.D., Stafford, C.M., Karim, A., Becker, M.L., Biomaterials 31 (11): 2955 (2010).
  51. Interaction of Gold Nanoparticles with Common Human Blood Proteins, Lacerda, S.H.D.P., Park, J.J., Meuse, C., Pristinski D., Becker, M.L., Karim, A., Douglas, J.F. ACS Nano 4 (1): 365 (2010).
  52. Solvent Retention in Thin Spin-Coated Polystyrene and Poly(methyl methacrylate) Homopolymer Films Studied By Neutron Reflectometry, Zhang, X.H., Yager, K.G., Kang, S.H., Fredin, N.J., Akgun, B., Satija, S., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A., Jones, R.L., Macromolecules, 43 (2): 1117 (2010).
  53. Evolution of block-copolymer order through a moving thermal zone, Yager, K.G., Fredin, N.J., Zhang, X.H., Berry, B.C., Karim, A., Jones, R.L., Soft Matter 6 (1): 92 (2010).
  54. 2009

  55. Effect of Fluorosurfactant on Capillary Instabilities in Nanoimprinted Polymer Patterns, Alvine, K.J., Ding, Y.F., Douglas, J.F., Ro, H.W., Okerberg, B.C., Karim, A., Lavery, K.A., Gibson, S.L., Soles, C.L., Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics 47 (24): 2591 (2009).
  56. Interfacial fluctuations in an ideal block copolymer resist, Bosse, A.W., Lin, E.K., Jones, R.L., Karim, A., Soft Matter, 5 (21): 4266 (2009).
  57. Target Patterns Induced by Fixed Nanoparticles in Block Copolymer Films, Zhang, X.H., Lacerda, S.H.D.P., Yager, K.G., Berry, B.C., Douglas, J.F., Jones, R.L., Karim, A., ACS Nano, 3 (8): 2115 (2009).
  58. Capillary instability in nanoimprinted polymer films, Alvine, K.J., Ding, Y.F., Douglas, J.F., Ro, H.W., Okerberg, B.C., Karim, A., Soles, C.L., Soft Matter 5 (15): 2913 (2009).
  59. Dielectric Spectroscopy Investigation of Relaxation in C-60-Polyisoprene Nanocomposites, Ding, Y.F., Pawlus, S., Sokolov, A.P., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A., Soles, C.L. Macromolecules 42 (8): 3201 (2009).
  60. Direct observation of interfacial C-60 cluster formation in polystyrene-C-60 nanocomposite films, Han, J.T., Lee, G.W., Kim, S., Lee, H.J., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A., Nanotechnology 20 (10) Article Number: 105705 (2009).
  61. Competition between crystallization and dewetting fronts in thin polymer films, Okerberg, B.C., Berry, B.C., Garvey, T.R., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A., Soles, C.L., Soft Matter 5 (3): 562 (2009).
  62. Disordered nanoparticle interfaces for directed self-assembly, Yager, K.G., Berry, B.C., Page, K., Patton, D., Karim, A., Amis, E.J., Soft Matter 5 (3): 622 (2009).
  63. Langmuir Adsorption Study of the Interaction of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots with Model Substrates: Influence of Substrate Surface Chemistry and pH, Park, J.J., Lacerda, S.H.D.P., Stanley, S.K., Vogel, B.M., Kim, S., Douglas, J.F., Raghavan, D., Karim, A., Langmuir 25 (1): 443 (2009).
  64. 2008

  65. Nanoscale thermal-mechanical probe determination of 'softening transitions' in thin polymer films, Zhou, J., Berry, B., Douglas, J.F., Karim A., Snyder, C.R., Soles, C., Nanotechnology 19 (49) 495703 (2008).
  66. Surface Morphology Diagram for Cylinder-Forming Block Copolymer Thin Films, Zhang, X.H., Berry, B.C., Yager, K.G., Kim, S., Jones, R.L., Satija, S., Pickel, D.L., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A. ACS Nano 2(11): 2331 (2008).
  67. Self-Assembly of Polymer-Coated Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles into Mesoscopic Polymer Chains, Benkoski, J.J., Bowles, S.E., Jones, R.L., Douglas, J.F., Pyun, J., Karim, A. Journal Of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics 46 (20): 2267 (2008)
  68. Nanoimprint lithography and the role of viscoelasticity in the generation of residual stress in model polystyrene patterns, Ding, Y.F., Ro, H.W., Alvine, K.J., Okerberg, B.C., Zhou, J., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A., Soles, C.L Advanced Functional Materials 18 (12): 1854 (2008).
  69. Self-sealing of nanoporous low dielectric constant patterns fabricated by nanoimprint lithography, Ro, H.W., Peng, H., Niihara, K.I., Lee, H.J., Lin, E.K., Karim, A. Gidley, D.W., Jinai H., Yoon D.Y. and Soles C.L., Advanced Materials 20 (10): 1934 (2008).
  70. 2007

  71. Versatile platform for creating gradient combinatorial libraries via modulated light exposure, Berry, B.C., Stafford, C.M., Pandya, M., Karim, A., Fasolka, M.F., Rev. of Scientific Instruments 78 (7): 072202 (2007).
  72. Crystallization of poly(ethylene oxide) patterned by nanoimprint lithography, Okerberg, B.C., Soles, C.L., Douglas, J.F., Ro, H.W., Karim, A., Hines D.R., Macromolecules 40 (9): 2968 (2007).
  73. Quantum mazes: Luminescent labyrinthine semiconductor nanocrystals having a narrow emission spectrum, S.H.D.P. Lacerda, J.F. Douglas, S.D. Hudson, M. Roy, J.M. Johnson, M. L. Becker, A. Karim, ACS Nano, 1 (4), 337 (2007).
  74. Relaxation Behavior of Polymer Structures Fabricated by Nanoimprint Lithography, Y. Ding, H.W. Ro, T.A. Germer, J.F. Douglas, B.C. Okerberg, A. Karim, and C.L. Soles, ACS Nano, 1(2), 84 (2007).
  75. The Direct Patterning of Nanoporous Interlayer Dielectric Insulator Films by Nanoimprint Lithography, H.W. Ro, R.L. Jones, H. Peng, D.R. Hines, H.-J. Lee 1, E.K. Lin, A. Karim, D.Y. Yoon, D.W. Gidley, C. L. Soles, Advanced Materials 19 (19): 2919 (2007).
  76. Polymer viscoelasticity and residual stress effects on nanoimprint lithography, Ding, Y.F., Ro, H.W., Douglas, J.F., Karim, A., Soles, C.L., Advanced Materials 19 (10): 1377 (2007).
  77. Pattern-directed to isotropic dewetting transition in polymer films on micropatterned surfaces with differential surface energy contrast, Julthongpiput D, Zhang W.H., Douglas J.F., Karim, A., Fasolka, M., Soft Matter 3 (5): 613 (2007).
  78. Photocurable oil/water interfaces as a universal platform for 2-D self-assembly, Benkoski JJ, Jones RL, Douglas JF, Karim, A., Bowles, S., Pyun, J., Langmuir 23 (7): 3530 (2007).
  79. UVO-tunable superhydrophobic to superhydrophilic wetting transition on biomimetic nanostructured surfaces, Han JT, Kim S, Karim A, Langmuir 23 (5): 2608 (2007).
  80. Orientational order in block copolymer films zone annealed below the order-disorder transition temperature, Berry BC, Bosse AW, Douglas JF, Jones, RL, Karim, A, Nano Letters 7 (9): 2789 (2007).
  81. Block-copolymer ordering with a spatiotemporally heterogeneous mobility, Bosse AW, Douglas JF, Berry BC, Jones RL, Karim A., Phys. Rev. Lett., (99) 21, 216101 (2007).
  82. Effect of temperature on the morphology and kinetics of surface pattern formation in thin block copolymer films, A.P. Smith, J.F. Douglas, E.J. Amis, A. Karim, Langmuir, 23 (24), 12380 (2007).
  83. Block-copolymer ordering with a spatiotemporally heterogeneous mobility, Bosse AW, Douglas JF, Berry BC, Jones, RL, Karim, A, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 (21): Art. No. 216101 (2007).
  84. Effect of temperature on the morphology and kinetics of surface pattern formation in thin block copolymer films, Smith AP, Douglas JF, Amis EJ, Karim, A, Langmuir, 23 (24): 12380 (2007).
  85. Environment-controlled spin coating to rapidly orient microdomains in thin block copolymer films, Kim S, Briber RM, Karim A, Jones, RL, Kim, H.-C, Macromolecules, 40 (12): 4102 (2007).
  86. Field induced formation of mesoscopic polymer chains from functional ferromagnetic colloids, Benkoski, J.J., Bowles, S.E., Korth, B.D., Karim, A., Pyun, J., J. of The American Chemical Society 129 (19): 6291 (2007).
  87. The direct patterning of nanoporous interlayer dielectric insulator films by nanoimprint lithography, Ro, H.W., Jones, R.L., Peng, H., Karim, A., Yoon, D. Y.; Gidley, D. W.; Soles, C. L., Advanced Materials, 19 (19): 2919 (2007).
  88. 2006

  89. Characterization of elastomeric blends by Atomic Force Microscopy, Achalla P, McCormick J, Hodge T,Karim, A. et al. J. of Polymer Science, Part B-Polymer Physics 44 (3): 492 (2006).
  90. Spontaneous formation of vesicles of diblock copolymer EO6BO11 in water: A SANS study Norman AI, Ho DL, Lee JH, Karim, A. et al., J. of Physical Chemistry B 110 (1): 62 (2006).
  91. Evidence for internal stresses induced by nanoimprint lithography, Ro, H.W., Ding, Y.F., Lee, H.J., Karim, A., J. of Vacuum Science & Technology B 24 (6): 2973 Special Issue, (2006).
  92. Generation of hierarchical topologies from photocrosslinkable, particle-stabilized emulsions Benkoski, J.J., Hu, H., Karim, A., Macromolecular Rapid Communications 27 (15): 1212 (2006).
  93. 2005

  94. An Informatics Infrastructure for Combinatorial and High-throughput Materials Research Built on Open Source Code, Zhang, W., Fasolka, M. J., Karim, A., and Amis, E. J., Measurement Science and Technology 2005; 16: 261-269.
  95. A New Design for High-Throughput Peel Tests: Statistical Analysis and Example, Chiche, A., Zhang, W., Stafford, C. M., and Karim, A., Measurement Science and Technology 2005; 16: 183-190.
  96. Combinatorial Peel Tests for the Characterization of Adhesion Behavior of Polymeric Films, Song, R., Chiang, M. Y. M., Crosby, A. J., Karim, A., Amis, E. J., and Eidelman, N. Polymer 2005; 46: 1643-1652.
  97. Combinatorial Approach to the Edge Delamination Test for Thin Film Reliability --- Adaptability and Variability, Chiang, M. Y. M., Song, R., Crosby, A. J., Karim, A., Chiang, C. K., and Amis, E. J. Thin Solid Films 2005; 476: 379-385.
  98. Discrete Combinatorial Investigation of Polymer Mixture Phase Boundaries, Cabral, J. T. and Karim, A., Measurement Science and Technology 2005; 16: 191-198.
  99. Phase behavior of block co-poly (ethylene oxide-butylene oxide), E18B9 in water, by small angle neutron scattering, Norman AI, Ho DL, Karim A, et al., J. of Colloid and Interface Science 288 (1): 155 (2005).
  100. Wetting-Dewetting Transition Line in Thin Polymer Films, Ashley, K. M.; Raghavan, D.; Douglas, J. F.; Karim, A. Langmuir; 2005, 21, 9518.
  101. Combinatorial mapping of the phase behavior of ABC triblock terpolymers in thin films: Experiments, Ludwigs, S., Schmidt, K., Stafford, C.M., Amis, E.J., Fasolka, M.J., Karim, A., Magerle, R., Krausch, G., Macromolecules 38 (5): 1850 (2005).
  102. 2004

  103. General Combinatorial Methods for Polymer Science Scattering Measurements for High Throughput Materials Science Research, Norman, A. I., Cabral, J. T., Karim, A., and Amis, E. J., Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2004; 25(1): 307-311.
  104. A Rapid Prototyping Technique for the Fabrication of Solvent-Resistant Structures, Harrison, C., Cabral, J. T., Stafford, C. M., Karim, A., and Amis, E. J., Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 2004; 14: 153-158. [31]
  105. A Buckling-Based Metrology for Measuring the Elastic Moduli of Polymeric Thin Films, C.M. Stafford, C. Harrison, K. L. Beers, A. Karim, E. Amis, M. R. Vanlandingham, H.-C. Kim, W. Volksen, R. D. Miller, and E. Simonyi, Nature Materials 2004, 3, 545. [98]
  106. Sinusoidal Phase Grating Created by a Tunably Buckled Surface, Harrison, C., Stafford, C. M., Zhang, W., and Karim, A., Applied Physics Letters 2004; 85(18): 4016-4018.
  107. Combinatorial Approach to Characterizing Epoxy Curing, Eidelman, N., Raghavan, D., Forster, A. M., Amis, E. J., and Karim, A., Macromolecules Rapid Communications 2004; 25(1): 259-263.
  108. Finite Size Effects on Surface Segregation in Polymer Blend Films Above and Below the Critical Point of Phase Separation, Grull, H., Sung, L. P., Karim, A., Douglas, J. F., Satija, S. K., Hayashi, M., Jinnai, H., Hashimoto, T., and Han, C. C. Europhysics Letters 2004; 65(5): 671-677.
  109. Phase Behavior of PS-PVME Nanocomposites, Yurekli, K.; Karim, A.; Amis, E. J.; Krishnamoorti, R. Macromolecules; 2004, 37, 507.
  110. 2003

  111. Techniques for Combinatorial and High-Throughput Microscopy: Part 1: Gradient Specimen Fabrication for Polymer Thin Films Research, Sehgal, A., Karim, A., Stafford, C. F., and Fasolka, M. J., Microscopy Today 2003; September/October: 26.
  112. Techniques for Combinatorial and High-Throughput Microscopy, Part 2: Automated Optical Microscopy Platform for Thin Film Research, Kim, S. W., Sehgal, A., Karim, A., and Fasolka, M. J., Microscopy Today 2003; 11(6): 30-32.
  113. Multivariant Measurement for Thin Film Adhesion as a Function of Temperature and Thin Film Thickness, Chiang, M. Y. M., Song, R., Karim, A., and Amis, E. J., Nano Tech 2003, February, 2003.
  114. Combinatorial Investigations of Interfacial Failure, Crosby, A. J., Karim, A., and Amis, E. J. Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics 2003; 41(9): 883-891.
  115. Combinatorial Measurements of Crystallization Growth Rate and Morphology in Thin Films of Isotactic Polystyrene, K.L. Beers, J.F. Douglas, E.J. Amis, A. Karim, Langmuir, 2003; 19(9): 3935-3940.
  116. Combinatorial Approach for Studying the Effects of 4-Biphenyl Carboxylic Acid on Polypropylene Films, M.L. Walker, Smith A. P., and A. Karim, Langmuir, 2003; 19(17): 6582-6585.
  117. Combinatorial Characterization of Cell Interactions with Polymer Surfaces, Meredith, J. C., Sormana, J. L., Keselowsky, B. G., Garcia, A. J., Tona, A., Karim, A., and Amis, E. J., Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 2003; 66A(3): 483-490. [41]
  118. Time-Of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (Tof-SIMS) For High-Throughput Characterization Of Biosurfaces, Roberson, S. V., Sehgal, A., Fahey, A., and Karim, A. Applied Surface Science 2003; 203-204: 855-858.
  119. Suppression of Phase Separation Pattern Formation in Blend Films with Block Copolymer Compatibilizer, Sung, L. P., Douglas, J. F., Han, C. C., and Karim, A. Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics 2003; 41(14): 1697-1700.
  120. Combinatorial Mapping of Surface Energy Effects on Diblock Copolymer Thin Film Ordering, A.P. Smith, A. Sehgal, J.F. Douglas, A. Karim, and E.J. Amis, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2003; 24(1): 131-135.
  121. Influence of Layered-Silicates on the Phase-Separated Morphology of PS-PVME Blends Yurekli, K., Karim, A., Amis, E.J., and Krishnamoorti, R., Macromolecules 2003; 36(19): 7256-7267. [35]
  122. Combinatorial Measurements of Dewetting of Polystyrene Thin Films on Gradient Hydrophillic Surfaces, K. Ashley, J.C. Meredith, E.J. Amis, D. Raghavan, and A. Karim, Polymer 2003; 44(3): 769-772.
  123. 2002

  124. Multifunctional ToF-SIMS: Combinatorial Mapping of Gradient Energy Substrates, S.V. Roberson, A.J. Fahey, A. Sehgal, and A. Karim, Applied Surface Science 200, 150-164 (2002).
  125. Combinatorial Methods for Polymer Science, J.C. Meredith, A.P. Smith, A.J. Crosby, E.J. Amis, and A. Karim, in Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, (John Wiley & Sons, New York), Online-Edition.
  126. Non-Equilibrium Pattern Formation in the Crystallization of Polymer Blend Films, Ferreiro, V., Douglas, J. F., Warren, J., and Karim, A., Physical Review E 2002; 65(4): 042802:1-4.
  127. Growth Pulsations in Polymer Dendritic Crystallization, V. Ferreiro, J. F. Douglas, J.A. Warren and A. Karim, Physical Review E 2002; 65(5): 051606:1-16.
  128. Co-Extrusion of Biocompatible Polymers for Scaffolds With Co-Continuous Morphology, N. Washburn, C.G. Simon, A. Tona, H.M. Elgendy, A. Karim, E.J. Amis, J. Biomedical Materials Research, 2002; 60: 20-29.
  129. Phase Diagram of a Nearly Isorefractive Polyolefin Blend, Wang, H., Shimizu, K., Hobbie, E. K., Wang, Z. G., Meredith, J. C., Karim, A., Amis, E. J., Hsiao, B. S., Hsieh, E. T., and Han, C. C., Macromolecules 2002; 35(3): 1072-1078.
  130. Combinatorial Methods for Polymer Materials Science: Phase Behavior of Nanocomposite Blend Films, Karim, A., Yurekli, K., Meredith, C., Amis, E., and Krishnamoorti, R., Polymer Engineering and Science 2002; 42(9): 1836-1840.
  131. Combinatorial Methods for Polymer Materials Science: Phase Behavior of Nanocomposite Blend Films, A. Karim, K. Yurekli, C. Meredith, E. Amis, and R. Krishnamoorti, Polymer Engineering and Science 42, 1836-1840 (2002).
  132. Organization of Hybrid Dendrimer-Inorganic Nanoparticles on Amphiphilic Surfaces, Grohn, F.; Gu, X.; Grull, H.; Meredith, J. C.; Nisato, G.; Bauer, B. J.; Karim, A.; Amis, E. J. Macromolecules; 2002, 35, 4852.
  133. Pattern-Directed Dewetting of Ultrathin Polymer Films, Sehgal, A.; Ferreiro, V.; Douglas, J. F.; Amis, E. J.; Karim, A. Langmuir; 2002, 18, 7041. [46]
  134. Hole Growth Instability in the Dewetting of Evaporating Polymer Solution Films, X. Gu, D. Raghavan, J.F. Douglas, and A. Karim, Journal of Polymer Science. Part B; Polymer Physics 40, 2825, (2002).
  135. Polymer Brushes: Structure and Dynamics, Douglas, J. F., Karim, A., Kent, M. S., and Satija, S. K. Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, ed.: Elsevier; 2002; 7218-7223.
  136. Self-assembly by Phase Separation in Polymer Thin Films, Karim, A., Douglas, J. F., Sung, L. P., and Ermi, B. D. Encyclopedia of Materials Science and Technology, ed.: 2002.
  137. Spinodal Dewetting on Chemically Patterned Substrates, A. Sehgal, V. Ferreiro, J.F. Douglas, E.J. Amis, and A. Karim, Langmuir, 18, 7041 (2002).
  138. 2001

  139. Phase Ordering in Blend Films of Semi-Crystalline and Amorphous Polymers, Ferreiro, V., Douglas, J. F., Amis, E. J., and Karim, A., Macromolecular Symposia 2001; 167: 73-88.
  140. Influence of Nanoparticles and Polymer Branching on the Dewetting of Polymer Films, Barnes, K. A., Douglas, J. F., Liu, D. W., and Karim, A., Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 2001; 94(1-3): 83-104.
  141. Combinatorial Study of Surface Pattern Formation in Thin Block Copolymer Films, A.P. Smith, J.C. Meredith, J.F. Douglas, E.J. Amis, and A. Karim, Physical Review Letters, 87, 015503-1 (2001).
  142. High-Throughput Characterization of Pattern Formation in Symmetric Diblock Copolymer Films, A.P. Smith, J.F. Douglas, J.C. Meredith, E.J. Amis, and A. Karim, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Part B, 39, 2141 (2001).
  143. Suppression of Lateral Phase Separation in Thin Polyolefin Blend Films, Akpalu, Y. A.; Karim, A.; Satija. S., Balsara, N., Macromolecules, 34, 1720 (2001).
  144. Imaging Phase-Separated Domains in Conducting Polymer Blend Films With Near-Field Scanning Optical Microscopy, Hwang, J., Goldner, L. S., Karim, A., and Gettinger, C. Applied Optics 2001; 40(22): 3737-3745.
  145. The Critical Pole of Solvent Evaporation on the Roughness of Spun Cast Polymer Films, Strawhecker, K. E.; Kumar, S. K.; Douglas, J. F.; Karim, A. Macromolecules; 2001, 34, 4669. [53]
  146. 2000

  147. High-Throughput Measurement of Polymer Blend Phase Behavior, J.C. Meredith, A. Karim, and E.J. Amis, Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 5760-5762. [80]
  148. Mapping Polymer Heterogeneity Using Atomic Force Microscopy Phase Imaging and Nanoscale Indentation, Raghavan, D.; Gu, X. Nguyen T.; VanLandingham, M., and Karim, A., Macromolecules, 33, 2573 (2000). [77]
  149. Modification of the Phase Stability of Polymer Blends by Fillers, Karim, A.; Liu, D. W.; Douglas, J. F.; Nakatani, A. I., and Amis, E. J. Polymer. 2000 Nov; 41(23):8455-8458.
  150. Shear Orientation of Viscoelastic Polymer-Clay Solutions Probed by Flow Birefringence and Sans, Schmidt, G.; Nakatani, A. I.; Butler, P. D.; Karim, A., and Han, C. C. Macromolecules. 2000; 33(20):7219-7222. [57]
  151. Combinatorial Materials Science for Polymer Thin Film Dewetting, J. C. Meredith, A.P. Smith, A. Karim, and E.J. Amis, Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 9747. [99]
  152. Influence of Generation Number on the Dewetting of Hypergraft Poly(2-Ethyl-2-Oxazoline) Films, Barnes, K. A.; Douglas, J. F.; Liu, D. W.; Bauer, B.; Amis, E. J., and Karim, A.. Polymer International. 2000, 49(5):463-468.
  153. Suppression of Dewetting in Nanoparticle-Filled Polymer Films, Barnes, K. A.; Karim, A.; Douglas, J. F.; Nakatani, A. I.; Gruell, H., and Amis, E. J.. Macromolecules, 2000, 33(11):4177-4185. [56]
  154. 1999

  155. Excitation of Surface Deformation Modes of a Phase Separating Polymer Blend on a Patterned Substrate, G. Nisato, B.D. Ermi, J.F. Douglas, A. Karim, Macromolecules, 32, 2356 (1999). [62]
  156. Transient Target Patterns in Phase Separating Filled Polymer Blends, Karim, A.; Douglas, J. F.; Nisato, G.; Liu, D. W., and Amis, E. J., Macromolecules, 32(18):5917-5924 (1999). [31]
  157. Frustrated Coalescence in a Chemically Reactive Polymer Blend Film, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, S.K. Satija, C.C. Han, R.J. Goyette, Macromolecules, 32, 1119 (1999).
  158. Excitation of Surface Deformation Modes of a Phase Separating Polymer Blend on a Patterned Substrate, G. Nisato, B.D. Ermi, J.F. Douglas, A. Karim, Macromolecules, 32, 2356 (1999). [62]
  159. 1998

  160. Coupling between Phase Separation and Surface Deformation Modes in Self-Organizing Polymer Blend Films, B.D. Ermi, G. Nisato, J.F. Douglas, J.A. Rogers, A. Karim, Phys. Rev. Lett., 81, 3900 (1998). [35]
  161. Phase Separation Induced Surface Patterns in Thin Polymer Blend Films, A. Karim, T.M. Slawecki, S.K. Kumar, J.F. Douglas, S.K. Satija, C.C. Han, T.P. Russell, Y. Liu, R. Overney, J. Sokolov, M.H. Rafailovich, Macromolecules, 31, 857 (1998). [98]
  162. Phase separation of Ultrathin Polymer Blend Films on Patterned Substrates, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, B. P. Lee, S. C. Glotzer, J.A. Rogers, R.J. Jackman, E.J. Amis, G.M. Whitesides, Phys. Rev. E, 57, R6273, (1998). [87]
  163. Formation and Dissolution of Phase-Separated Structures in Ultrathin Blend Films, B.D. Ermi, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, J. Polym. Sci., Polym. Phys. Ed., 36, 191 (1998).
  164. The Role of Copolymer Additives on Phase Behavior of a Polymer Blend, L.P. Sung, A.I. Nakatani, C.C. Han, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, S.K. Satija, Physica B, 241-243, 1013 (1998).
  165. Spinodal Dewetting of Thin Polymer Films, R. Xie, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, C.C. Han, R.A. Weiss, Phys. Rev. Lett., 81, 1251 (1998). [242]
  166. Control of Polystyrene Film Dewetting through Sulfonation and Metal Complexation, Y. Feng, A. Karim, R.A. Weiss, J.F. Douglas, C.C. Han, Macromolecules, 31, 484 (1998). [43]
  167. Neutron Reflection Study of a Chemically End-Grafted Polystyrene Brush in a Binary Solvent Mixture, S. K. Satija, P. D. Gallagher, A. Karim, L. J. Fetters, Physica B, 248, 204 (1998).
  168. Lamellar Orientation of Diblock Copolymer Solutions under Steady Shear Flow, S. Kitade, N. Ochiai, Y. Takahashi, I. Noda, Y. Matsushita, A. Karim, A.I. Nakatani, H. Kim, C.C. Han, Macromolecules, 31, 8083 (1998).
  169. 1997

  170. Neutron Reflection studies on Segment Distribution of Block Chains in Lamellar Microphase-Separated Structures, N. Torikai, I. Noda, A. Karim, S.K. Satija, C.C. Han, Y. Matsushita, T. Kawakatsu, Macromolecules 30, 2907, (1997).
  171. 1996

  172. Dimensional Crossover in the Phase Separation Kinetics of Thin Polymer Blend Films, L. Sung, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas and C.C. Han, Phys. Rev. Lett., 76, 4368 (1996). [123]
  173. Compatibilization of Polymer Blends by Complexation: 2. Kinetics of Interfacial Mixing, Y. Feng, R.A. Weiss, A. Karim, C.C. Han, J.F. Ankner, H. Kaiser, D.G.Peiffer, Macromolecules, 29, 3919 (1996).
  174. Neutron Reflection Studies of Phase Separation and Transesterification in Thin Film Polymer Blends, A.P.Y. Wong, A. Karim, C.C. Han, Physica B, 221, 301 (1996).
  175. Surface Composition of Amorphous and Crystallizable Polyethylene Blends as Measured by Static SIMS, P. Brant, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, F.S. Bates, Macromolecules, 29, 5628 (1996).
  176. Comparative Swelling of Gels and Polymer Brush Layers, A. Karim, J.F. Douglas, F. Horkay, L.J. Fetters, S.K. Satija, Physica B, 221, 331 (1996).
  177. 1995

  178. Neutron Reflectometry Study of Surface Segregation in an Isotopic Poly (ethylene- propylene) Blend: Deviation from Mean-Field Theory, L.J. Norton, E.J. Kramer, F.S. Bates, M.D. Ghelsen, R.A.L. Jones, A. Karim, G.P. Felcher, R. Kleb, Macromolecules, 28, 8621 (1995). [38]
  179. Self-Organization and Structure of Polymer Brush Layers in a Poor Solvent, A. Karim, V.V. Tsukruk, J.F. Douglas, S.K. Satija, L.J. Fetters. D.H. Reneker, M.D. Foster, J. Phys. II France 5, 1441 (1995). [56]
  180. Solvent Penetration into Ordered Thin Films of Diblock Copolymers, H. Lin, A. Steyerl, S.K. Satija, A. Karim, T.P. Russell Macromolecules, 28, 1470 (1995).
  181. 1994

  182. Neutron Reflectivity Study of the Density Profile of a Model End-grafted Polymer Brush: Influence of Solvent Quality, A. Karim, S.K. Satija, J.F. Douglas, J.F. Ankner, L.J. Fetters Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 3407 (1994). [97]
  183. Polymer Adsorption on Model Textured Surfaces, N. Singh, A. Karim, F. S. Bates, M. Tirrell, Macromolecules, 27, 2586 (1994).
  184. Ordering in Asymmetric Poly(ethylene-propylene) - Poly (ethyl ethylene) Diblock Copolymer Thin Films, A. Karim, N. Singh, M. Sikka, F.S. Bates, J. Chem. Phys., 100 (2), 1620 (1994). [64]
  185. Surface Segregation in Model Symmetric Polyolefin Diblock Copolymer Melts, M. Sikka, N. Singh, F.S. Bates, A. Karim, S.K. Satija, C.F. Majkrzak J. Phys. II (France) 4, 2231 (1994).
  186. Interdiffusion of Polymers at Short Times, A.Karim, G.P. Felcher, T.P. Russell Macromolecules 27, 6973 (1994). [40]
  187. 1993

  188. Entropy Driven Surface Segregation in Block Copolymer Melts, M. Sikka, N. Singh, A. Karim, F.S. Bates, S.K. Satija and C.F. Majkrzak, Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 307 (1993). [75]
  189. 1992

  190. Interfacial Segment Density Profiles of End-anchored Polymers in a Melt, R.A.L. Jones, E.J. Kramer, L.J. Norton, K. Shull, G.P. Felcher, A. Karim and L.J. Fetters, Macromolecules, 25, 2359 (1992). [74]
  191. 1991

  192. Interdiffusion at the Interface of Polymeric Bilayers: Evidence for reptation? G.P. Felcher, A. Karim and T.P. Russell, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 131-133, pp 703-708 (1991).
  193. An Automated Neutron Reflectometer (POSY II) at the Intense Pulsed Neutron Source, A. Karim, B.H. Arendt, R. Goyette, Y.Y. Huang, R. Kleb and G.P. Felcher, Physica B 173, pp17-24 (1991).
  194. Preparation and Characterization of Thin Polymer Bilayer Films by Neutron Reflection, A. Karim, B.H. Arendt and G.P. Felcher, Thin Solid Films, 202, pp 345-350 (1991).
  195. 1990

  196. The Form of the Enriched Surface Layer in Polymer Blends, R.A.L. Jones, L. Norton, E.J.Kramer, R.J. Composto, R.S. Stein, T.P. Russell, A. Mansour, A. Karim, G.P. Felcher, M.H. Rafailovich, J. Sokolov, X. Zhao, S.A. Schwarz, Europhys. Lett., 12 (1), pp. 41-46 (1990). [111]
  197. Short Time Relaxation at Polymeric Interfaces, A. Karim, A. Mansour, G.P. Felcher and T.P. Russell, Physical Review B, 42, No. 10, 6846 (1990). [45]
  198. 1989

  199. Surface Enrichment in Polymer Blends - A Neutron Reflection Test, R.J. Composto, R.S. Stein, E.J. Kramer, R.A.L. Jones, A. Mansour, A. Karim and G.P. Felcher, Physica B 156 & 157, 434 (1989).
  200. A Neutron Reflection Test of the 'Reptation time', A. Karim, A.Mansour, G.P. Felcher and T.P. Russell, Physica B 156 &157, 430 (1989). [38]
  201. 1987

  202. Specular Reflectivity of Neutrons by Thin Polymer Films, T.P. Russell, A. Karim, A.Mansour and G.P. Felcher, Macromolecules, 21, 1890 (1988). [87]