Kota Research Group



  1. A. Tuteja, A. K. Kota, G. Kwon, “Devices and methods for electric field driven on-demand separation of liquid-liquid mixtures,” US patent 9,834,459 (2017).

  1. A. K. Kota, S. Jathar, S. Movafaghi, “Devices and methods for sorting droplets by surface tension,” US2016/062903 (2016).

  1. A. Tuteja, A. K. Kota, G. Kwon, J. M. Mabry, “Superhydrophilic and oleophobic porous materials and methods for making and using the same,” US patent 9,186,631 (2015).

Book Chapters

  1. A. K. Kota, A. Tuteja, “Superoleophobic Surfaces,” in Advances in Fluorine Containing Polymers, ACS Symposium Series (2012).

  1. A. K. Kota, K. I. Winey, “Polymer nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes: Tuning the properties,” in McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology 2009, Mc-Graw Hill Publications, New York, NY (2009).

Journal Publications

* implies corresponding author; # implies equal contribution

  1. S. Vallabhuneni, S. Movafaghi, W. Wang, A. K. Kota*, “Superhydrophobic Coatings for Improved Performance of Electrical Insulators,” Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, accepted (2018).

  1. Y. Liu, L. Ma, W. Wang, A. K. Kota, H. Hu*, “An experimental study on soft PDMS materials for aircraft icing mitigation,” Applied Surface Science, 447, p. 599 (2018).

  1. K. Bartlet, S. Movafaghi, L. P. Dasi, A. K. Kota, K. C. Popat*, “Antibacterial activity on superhydrophobic titania nanotube arrays,” Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 166, p. 179 (2018).

  1. H. Vahabi#, W. Wang#, S. Davies, J. M. Mabry, and A. K. Kota*, “Coalescence-induced self-Propulsion of droplets on superomniphobic surfaces,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9, p. 29328 (2017).

  1. A. Pendurthi#, S. Movafaghi#, W. Wang, S. Shadman, A. P. Yalin, and A. K. Kota*, “Fabrication of nanostructured omniphobic and superomniphobic surfaces with inexpensive CO2 laser engraver,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9. P. 25656 (2017).

  1. K. Bartlet, S. Movafaghi, A. K. Kota, K. C. Popat*, “Superhemophobic titania nanotube array surfaces for blood contacting medical devices,” RSC Advances, 7, p. 35466 (2017).

  1. H. Vahabi, W. Wang, K. C. Popat, G. Kwon, T. B. Holland, A. K. Kota*, “Metallic superhydrophobic surfaces via thermal sensitization,” Applied Physics Letters, 110, p. 251602 (2017).

  1. W. Wang, J. Salazar, H. Vahabi, A. Joshi-Imre, W. E. Voit*, A. K. Kota*, “Metamorphic superomniphobic surfaces,” Advanced Materials, 27, p. 1700295 (2017).

  1. F. Jiang, J. Zhao*, A. K. Kota, N. Xi, M. Mutka, L. Xiao, “A miniature water surface jumping robot,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2, p. 1272 (2017).

  1. D. Bark Jr, H. Vahabi, H. Bui, A. S. Movafaghi, B. Moore, A. K. Kota, K. Popat, L. P. Dasi*, “Hemodynamic Performance and Early Evaluation of Thrombogenic Properties of a Superhydrophobic mechanical heart valve,” 45, p. 452, Annals of Biomedical Engineering (2017).

  1. S. Movafaghi#, V. Leszczak#, W. Wang, J. A. Sorkin, L. P. Dasi, K. C. Popat*, A. K. Kota*, “Hemocompatibility of superhemophobic titania surfaces” 6, p. 1600717 , Advanced Healthcare Materials (2017). Highlighted on Forbes, Chemistry World, Materials Today, Chemical & Engineering News, Physorg News, Science Daily etc.

  1. D. Beemer#, W. Wang#, A. K. Kota*, “Durable gels with ultra-low adhesion to ice,” 4, p. 18253, Journal of Materials Chemistry A  (2016). Highlighted on Materials Today, PhysOrg, EurekAlert, ScienceDaily etc.

  1. H. Vahabi#, W. Wang#, S. Movafaghi, A. K. Kota*, “Free-standing, flexible superomniphobic films,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, p. 21962 (2016). Highlighted on New Atlas, ScienceDaily, PhysOrg, EurekAlert etc.

  1. K. Lockwood, W. Wang, L. Boyd, A. K. Kota*, “Superhydrophobic coatings with edible materials,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8, p. 18664 (2016). Highlighted on Physorg News, Science Daily, NewAtlas, EurekAlert etc.

  1. S. Movafaghi, W. Wang, A. Metzger, D. D. Williams, J. D. Williams, A. K. Kota*, “Tunable superomniphobic surfaces for sorting droplets by surface tension,” Lab on a Chip, 16, p. 3204 (2016). Highlighted on Wall Street Journal, Physorg News, Science Daily etc.

  1. S. P. R. Kobaku, G. Kwon, A. K. Kota, R. G. Karunakaran, P. Wong, D. H. Lee, A. Tuteja*, “Wettability engendered templated self-assembly (WETS) for fabricating multi-phasic particles,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, p. 4075 (2015). Highlighted on Washington Times, Physorg News, Detroit News, University of Michigan News etc.

  1. A. K. Kota, G. Kwon, A. Tuteja*, “The Design and Applications of Superomniphobic Surfaces,” NPG Asia Materials, 6, e109, p. 1 (2014)

  1. J. Yoon, A. K. Kota, S. Bhaskar, A. Tuteja, J. Lahann*, “Amphiphilic Colloidal Surfactants Based on Electrohydrodynamic Co-jetting,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5, p. 11281 (2013).

  1. A. K. Kota, W. Choi, A. Tuteja*, “Superomniphobic surfaces: Design and durability,” MRS Bulletin, 38, p. 383 (2013).

  1. A. K. Kota, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja*, “Superoleophobic surfaces: Design criteria and recent studies,” Surface Innovations, 1, p. 71 (2013). Awarded the Best Science Paper Award by the Institution of Civil Engineers.

  1. S. Pan#, A. K. Kota#, A. Tuteja*, “Superomniphobic surfaces for effective chemical shielding,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, p. 578 (2013). Highlighted on NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, Popular Science, Slashdot, NASA Tech Briefs etc.

  1. A. K. Kota, Y. Li, W. Choi, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja*, “Hierarchically structured superoleophobic surfaces with ultra-low contact angle hysteresis,” Advanced Materials, 24, p. 5838 (2012).

  1. S. P. R. Kobaku, A. K. Kota, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja*, “Patterned superomniphobic-superomniphilic surfaces: Templates for site-selective self-assembly,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51, p. 10109 (2012).

  1. A. K. Kota, G. Kwon, W. Choi, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja*, “Hygro-responsive membranes for effective oil-water separation,” Nature Communications, 3, 1025 (2012). Highlighted on Nature, Chemical & Engineering News, Nature Asia-Pacific Research Highlights, Science News, R&D Magazine, Yahoo News, Physorg News, The Michigan Daily etc.

  1. G. Kwon#, A. K. Kota#, Y. Li, A. Sohani, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja*, “On-demand Separation of Oil-Water Mixtures,” Advanced Materials, 24, p. 3666 (2012).

  1. J. H. Choi, A. Kota, K. I. Winey*, “Micellar morphology in sulfonated pentablock copolymer solutions,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 49, p. 12093 (2010).

  1. A. L. Gershon, D. P. Cole, A. K. Kota, H. A. Bruck*, “Nanomechanical characterization of dispersion and its effects in nano-enhanced polymers and polymer composites,” Journal of Materials Science, 45, p. 6353 (2010).

  1. A. K. Kota*, “Polymer/carbon-nanotube nanocomposites: from innovation to commercialization,” Journal of Nanophotonics, 3 (2009).

  1. A. L. Gershon, A. K. Kota, H. A. Bruck* “Characterization of quasi-static mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites using a new combinatorial approach,” Journal of Composite Materials, 43, p. 2587 (2009).

  1. B. H. Cipriano, A. K. Kota, A. L. Gershon, C. J. Laskowski, T. Kashiwagi, H. A. Bruck, S. R. Raghavan*, “Conductivity enhancement of carbon nanotube and nanofiber-based polymer nanocomposites by melt annealing,” Polymer, 49, p. 4846 (2008).

  1. A. K. Kota, L. Murphy, T. Strohmer, D. I. Bigio, H. A. Bruck*, D. Powell, “Combinatorial development of polymer nanocomposites using transient processing conditions in twin screw extrusion,” AIChE Journal, 54, p. 1895 (2008).

  1. A. K. Kota, R. Kerzner, D. I. Bigio, H. A. Bruck*, D. Powell, “Characterization of processing effects in HIPS-CNF composites using thermogravimetric analysis,” Polymer Engineering and Science, 48, p.1120 (2008).

  1. A. K. Kota, B. H. Cipriano, D. Powell, S. R. Raghavan, H. A. Bruck*, “Quantitative Characterization of the formation of an interpenetrating phase composite in Polystyrene from the percolation of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes,” Nanotechnology, 18, p.505705 (2007).

  1. A. K. Kota, B. H. Cipriano, M. K. Duesterberg, A. L. Gershon, D. Powell, S. R. Raghavan, H. A. Bruck*, “Electrical and rheological percolation in Polystyrene/MWCNT composites,” Macromolecules, 40, p.7400 (2007).

  1. A. K. Kota, G. Anand, S. Ramakrishnan, L. L. Regel, W. R. Wilcox*, “Influence of oxygen, hydrogen, helium, argon, vacuum on the surface behavior of molten InSb, other semiconductors, and metals on silica,” Journal of Crystal Growth, 290, p.319 (2006).

  1. F. M. Gallant, H. A. Bruck*, A. K. Kota, “Fabrication of particle-reinforced polymers with continuous gradient architectures using twin screw extrusion process,” Journal of Composite Materials, 38, p.1873 (2004).