Joseph Najem

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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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Recent Publications

Short-Term Facilitation-Then-Depression Enables Adaptive Processing of Sensory Inputs by Ion Channels in Biomolecular Synapses

Maraj, J. J., Najem, J. S., Ringley, J. D., Weiss, R. J., Rose, G. S. & Sarles, S. A., Oct 26 2021, In: ACS Applied Electronic Materials. 3, 10, p. 4448-4458 11 p.

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Artificial water channels enable fast and selective water permeation through water-wire networks

Song, W., Joshi, H., Chowdhury, R., Najem, J. S., Shen, Y. X., Lang, C., Henderson, C. B., Tu, Y. M., Farell, M., Pitz, M. E., Maranas, C. D., Cremer, P. S., Hickey, R. J., Sarles, S. A., Hou, J. L., Aksimentiev, A. & Kumar, M., Jan 1 2020, In: Nature nanotechnology. 15, 1, p. 73-79 7 p.

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Author Correction: Artificial water channels enable fast and selective water permeation through water-wire networks (Nature Nanotechnology, (2020), 15, 1, (73-79), 10.1038/s41565-019-0586-8)

Song, W., Joshi, H., Chowdhury, R., Najem, J. S., Shen, Y. X., Lang, C., Henderson, C. B., Tu, Y. M., Farell, M., Pitz, M. E., Maranas, C. D., Cremer, P. S., Hickey, R. J., Sarles, S. A., Hou, J. L., Aksimentiev, A. & Kumar, M., Feb 1 2020, In: Nature nanotechnology. 15, 2, p. 162 1 p.

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Memristive plasticity in artificial electrical synapses: Via geometrically reconfigurable, gramicidin-doped biomembranes

Koner, S., Najem, J. S., Hasan, M. S. & Sarles, S. A., Oct 28 2019, In: Nanoscale. 11, 40, p. 18640-18652 13 p.

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Assembly and characterization of biomolecular memristors consisting of ion channel-doped lipid membranes

Najem, J. S., Taylor, G. J., Armendarez, N., Weiss, R. J., Hasan, M. S., Rose, G. S., Schuman, C. D., Belianinov, A., Sarles, S. A. & Collier, C. P., Mar 2019, In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2019, 145, e58998.

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Author Correction: Dynamical nonlinear memory capacitance in biomimetic membranes (Nature Communications, (2019), 10, 1, (3239), 10.1038/s41467-019-11223-8)

Najem, J. S., Hasan, M. S., Williams, R. S., Weiss, R. J., Rose, G. S., Taylor, G. J., Sarles, S. A. & Collier, C. P., Dec 1 2019, In: Nature communications. 10, 1, 3852.

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Dynamical nonlinear memory capacitance in biomimetic membranes

Najem, J. S., Hasan, M. S., Williams, R. S., Weiss, R. J., Rose, G. S., Taylor, G. J., Sarles, S. A. & Collier, C. P., Dec 1 2019, In: Nature communications. 10, 1, 3239.

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Encapsulating networks of droplet interface bilayers in a thermoreversible organogel

Challita, E. J., Najem, J. S., Monroe, R., Leo, D. J. & Freeman, E. C., Dec 1 2018, In: Scientific reports. 8, 1, 6494.

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Memristive Ion Channel-Doped Biomembranes as Synaptic Mimics

Najem, J. S., Taylor, G. J., Weiss, R. J., Hasan, M. S., Rose, G., Schuman, C. D., Belianinov, A., Collier, C. P. & Sarles, S. A., May 22 2018, In: ACS nano. 12, 5, p. 4702-4711 10 p.

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The voltage-dependence of MscL has dipolar and dielectric contributions and is governed by local intramembrane electric field

Najem, J. S., Rowe, I., Anishkin, A., Leo, D. J. & Sukharev, S., Dec 1 2018, In: Scientific reports. 8, 1, 13607.

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Ferrofluid-Based Droplet Interface Bilayer Networks

Makhoul-Mansour, M., Zhao, W., Gay, N., O'Connor, C., Najem, J. S., Mao, L. & Freeman, E. C., Nov 14 2017, In: Langmuir. 33, 45, p. 13000-13007 8 p.

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Mechanics of Droplet Interface Bilayer “Unzipping” Defines the Bandwidth for the Mechanotransduction Response of Reconstituted MscL

Najem, J. S., Freeman, E. C., Yasmann, A., Sukharev, S. & Leo, D. J., Feb 8 2017, In: Advanced Materials Interfaces. 4, 3, 1600805.

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The mechanoelectrical response of droplet interface bilayer membranes

Freeman, E. C., Najem, J. S., Sukharev, S., Philen, M. K. & Leo, D. J., Mar 28 2016, In: Soft matter. 12, 12, p. 3021-3031 11 p.

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Flow field sensing with bio-inspired artificial hair cell arrays

Sarlo, R., Najem, J. S. & Leo, D. J., Nov 29 2016, In: Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 236, p. 805-814 10 p.

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Activation of bacterial channel MscL in mechanically stimulated droplet interface bilayers

Najem, J. S., Dunlap, M. D., Rowe, I. D., Freeman, E. C., Grant, J. W., Sukharev, S. & Leo, D. J., Sep 8 2015, In: Scientific reports. 5, 13726.

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