Selected Publications

  1. K. Jain, P. Kanchanawong, M. P. Sheetz, X. Zhou, H. Cai,* R. Changede*. Ligand functionalization of Titanium nanopattern enables the analysis of cell-ligand interactions by super-resolution microscopy. Nature Protocols, 2022. Cover Article.

  2. Y. Chang, M. Bao, J. Waitkus, H. Cai, K. Du. On-Demand Fully Enclosed Superhydrophobic–Optofluidic Devices Enabled by Microstereolithography. Langmuir, 2022, 38, 34, 10672.

  3. X. Zhang, L. Medina, H. Cai, V. Aksyuk, H. D. Espinosa, D. Lopez. Kirigami Engineering-Nanoscale Structures Exhibiting a Range of Controllable 3D Configurations. Advanced Materials, 2021, 33, 2005275. Cover Article

  4. H. Cai,* J. A. Dolan, G. S. D. Gordon, T. Chung, D. Lopez.* Polarization-Insensitive Medium-Switchable Holographic Metasurfaces. ACS Photonics, 2021, 8, 2581.

  5. J. A. Dolan, H. Cai, L. Delalande, X. Li, A. B. F. Martinson, J. J. de Pablo, D. Lopez, P. F. Nealey. Broadband liquid crystal tunable metasurfaces in the visible: liquid crystal inhomogeneities across the metasurface parameter space. ACS Photonics, 2021, 8, 567.

  6. Y. Li,  G. Li,  P. Zhang,  H. Zhang,  C. Ren,  X. Shi,  H. Cai,  Y. Zhang,  Y. Wang,  Z. Guo,  H. Li,  G. Ding,  H. Cai,  Z. Yang,  C. Zhang,  Z. L. Wang, Contribution of Ferromagnetic Medium to the Output of Triboelectric Nanogenerators Derived from Maxwell's Equations. Advanced Energy Materials, 2021, 11, 2003921. Back Cover 

  7. R. Li, Chao M., H. Cai, W. Chen. The CAR T-Cell Mechanoimmunology at a Glance. Advanced Science, 2020, 7, 2002628.

  8. H. Cai,* S. Srinivasan, D. Czaplewski, A. Martinson, D. Gosztola, L. Stan, T. Loeffler, S. Sankaranarayanan,* D. Lopez.* Inverse design of metasurfaces with non-local interactions. npj Computational Materials, 2020, 6, 116.

  9. J. Zhou, N. Moldovan, L. Stan, H. Cai, D. Czaplewski, D. Lopez. Approaching the strain-free limit in ultrathin nanomechanical resonators. Nano Letters, 2020, 20, 5693.

  10. [US patent] D. Czaplewski, H. Cai, D. Lopez. Ultrathin, polarization-independent, achromatic metalens for focusing visible light, 2020, US 10613254.

  11. R. Changede, H. Cai, S. J. Wind, M. P. Sheetz. Integrin nanoclusters bridge thin matrix fibers to form cell-matrix adhesions. Nature Materials, 2019, 18, 1366 (Co-first author). Commented in Nature MaterialsRead more

  12. H. Cai,* D. Czaplewski, K. Ogando, A. Martinson, D. Gosztola, L. Stan, D. Lopez.* Ultrathin transmissive metasurface for multiwavelength optics in the visible. Applied Physics Letters, 2019, 114, 071106.

  13. H. Cai, J. Muller, D. Depoil, V. Mayya, M. L. Dustin, M. P. Sheetz, S. J. Wind. Full control of ligand positioning reveals spatial thresholds for T cell receptor triggering. Nature Nanotechnology, 2018, 13, 610. Read more

  14. [Book chapter] H. Cai, D. Depoil, J. Muller, M. P. Sheetz, M. L. Dustin, S. J. Wind. Spatial control of biological ligands on surfaces applied to T cell activation. In The Immune Synapse. Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press: New York, NY, 1584, 307 (2017).

  15. H. Cai, H. Wolfenson, D. Depoil, M. L. Dustin, M. P. Sheetz, S. J. Wind. Molecular occupancy of nanodot arrays. ACS Nano, 2016, 10, 4173.

  16. H. Cai, S. J. Wind. Improved glass surface passivation for single-molecule nanoarrays. Langmuir, 2016, 32, 10034.

  17. E. Penzo, M. Palma, R. Wang, H. Cai, M. Zheng, S. J. Wind. Directed assembly of end-functionalized single wall carbon nanotube segments. Nano Letters, 2015, 15, 6547.

  18. H. Cai, D. Depoil, M. Palma, M. L. Dustin, M. P. Sheetz, S. J. Wind. Bifunctional nanoarrays for probing the immune response at the single-molecule level. Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 2013, 31, 6F902. Editor's pick

  19. Z. Yang, H. Cai, G. Ding, H. Wang, X. Zhao. Dynamic simulation of a contact-enhanced MEMS inertial switch in Simulink. Microsystem Technologies, 2011, 17, 1329.

  20. Z. Yang, G. Ding, H. Wang, H. Cai, X. Zhao. Modeling, simulation and characterization of a micromachined acceleration switch with anti-stiction raised strips on the substrate. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 2011, 1, 1195.

  21. Z. Yang, G. Ding, Z. Zhou, H. Cai, X. Zhao. Analytical model of squeeze film damping for microelectromechanical systems structures with anti-stiction raised strips. Micro & Nano Letters, 2010, 5, 258.

  22. H. Cai, Z. Yang, G. Ding, H. Wang. Development of a novel MEMS inertial switch with a compliant stationary electrode. IEEE Sensors Journal, 2009, 9, 801.

  23. Z. Yang, G. Ding, H. Cai, X. Xu, H. Wang, X. Zhao. Analysis and elimination of the ‘skip contact’ phenomenon in an inertial micro-switch for prolonging its contact time. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2009, 19, 045017.

  24. H. Cai, G. Ding, Z. Yang, Z. Su, J. Zhou, H. Wang. Design, simulation and fabrication of a novel contact-enhanced MEMS inertial switch with a movable contact point. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 2008, 18, 115033.

  25. H. Cai, Z. Yang, G. Ding, X. Zhao. Fabrication of a MEMS inertia switch on quartz substrate and evaluation of its threshold acceleration, Microelectronics Journal, 2008, 39, 1112.

  26. Z. Yang, G. Ding, H. Cai, X. Zhao. A MEMS inertia switch with bridge-type elastic fixed electrode for long duration contact”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 2008, 55, 2492.