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JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (* indicates corresponding author)

  1. Rykaczewski, K.* and Phadnis, A. Could use of Soft Surfaces Augment Onset of Nucleate Boiling? Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering, (2018).
  2. Rykaczewski, K.* and Wang, R.Y. Probability of Conductive Bond Formation in a Percolating Network of Nanowires with Fusible Tips Applied Physics Letters, 112, 131904, (2018).
  3. Ralphs, M., Kemme, N., Vartak, P., Joseph, E., Tipnis, S., Turnage, S., Solanki, K.N., Wang, R.Y.*, and Rykaczewski, K.* In situ Alloying of Thermally Conductive Polymer Composites by Combining Liquid and Solid Metal Micro-additives ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10 (2), 2083–2092, (2018).


  1. Phadnis, A. and Rykaczewski, K.* Dropwise Condensation on Soft Hydrophobic Coatings Langmuir, (2017).
  2. Rykaczewski, K.* , Howell, A., and Wieczynska, M. Destructive Tomography of Red Cabbage and Swiss Cheese: FIB-SEM Themed Educational Outreach (Educational Article) Microscopy Today, 25, 46-51, (2017).
  3. Phadnis, A. and Rykaczewski, K.* The Effect of Marangoni Convection on Heat Transfer during Dropwise Condensation International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 115, 148-158, (2017).
  4. Chen, H., Nofen, E., Rykaczewski, K., and Dai, L.*Colloidal Lattices of Environmentally Responsive Microgel Particles at Ionic Liquid-Water Interfaces Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 504, 440-447, (2017).
  5. Damle, V.G. and Rykaczewski, K.,* Nano-striped Chemically Anisotropic Surfaces have Near Isotropic Wettability Applied Physics Letters, 110, 171603, (2017).
  6. Sun, X., Turnage, S., Iezzi, E.B., Yang, Y., Chang, B., Muthegowdba,N., Balijepalli,S., Dhuyvetter,N. Wang, L.P., Solanki, K.N.,* and Rykaczewski, K.,* Water Permeation and Corrosion Resistance of Single and Two Component Hydrophobic Polysiloxane Barrier Coatings Journal of Coating Technology and Research, 1-12, (2017).
  7. Sun, X. and Rykaczewski, K.,* Suppression of Frost Nucleation Achieved Using the Nanoengineered Integral Humidity Sink Effect ACS Nano, 11 (1), 906–917, (2017).


  1. Rykaczewski, K.,* , Jordan, J.,Linder, R., Woods, E.T., Sun, X., Kemme, N., Manning, K.C., Cherry, B.R., Yarger, J.L., and Majure, L. Microscale Mechanism of Age Dependent Wetting Properties of Prickly Pear Cacti (Opuntia) Langmuir, 32 (36), 9335–9341, (2016).
  2. Damle, V. G., Linder, R., Sun, X., Kemme, N., Majure, L., and, Rykaczewski, K.,* Why is it Difficult to Wash Aphids off from Superhydrophobic Kale? Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 11 (5), (2016).
  3. Damle, V. G., Uppal, A., Sun, X., Burgin, T.P., and Rykaczewski, K.,* On Rapid and Scalable Lubrication and Replenishment of Liquid Infused Materials Surface Innovations, 4, 102-108, (2016).
  4. Popp, T.M., Addison, B.T., Jordan, J., Damle, V.G., Rykaczewski, K., Chang, Ch., Stokes, G.Y., Edgerly, J.S., and Yarger, J.* Surface and Wetting Properties of Embiopteran (Webspinner) Nanofiber Silk Langmuir, 32, 4681-4687, (2016).
  5. Liu, S., Sun, X., Kemme N., Damle, V. G., Schott, C., Herrmann, M., and Rykaczewski, K.,* Can Liquid Metal Flow in Microchannels made of its Own Oxide Skin? Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 20, 3, (2016).
  6. Rykaczewski, K.,* , D. G. Mieritz, D.G., Liu, M., Ma, Y., Iezzi, E.B., Sun, , Wang, L. P., Solanki, K.N., Seo, D.-K., Wang, R.Y.Far-reaching Geometrical Artefacts due to Thermal Decomposition of Polymeric Coatings around Focused Ion Beam Milled Pigment Particles Journal of Microscopy, 262, 3, 316-325, (2016).


  1. Sun, X., Damle, V.G., Uppal, A., Linder, R., Chandrashekar, S., Mohan, A.R., and Rykaczewski, K.,* Inhibition of Condensation Frosting by Arrays of Hygroscopic Antifreeze Drops Langmuir, 31, 13743–13752, (2015).
  2. Damle, V., Sun, X., and Rykaczewski, K.,* Can Metal Matrix-Hydrophobic Nanoparticle Composites Enhance Water Condensation by Promoting the Dropwise Mode? Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2, (2015).
  3. Jones, P., Hao, X.,Cruz-Chu, E., Rykaczewski, K., Nandy, K., Schutzius, T., Varanasi, K.K., Megaridis, C., Walther, J., Koumoutsakos, P., Espinosa H., and Patankar, N., Sustaining dry surfaces under water Scientific Reports, 12311, (2015).
  4. Narhe, R., Anand, S., Rykaczewski, K., Medici, M.G., Gonzalez-Vinas, W., Vararanasi, K.K., and Beysens D.,*Inverted Leidenfrost-like Effect during Condensation Langmuir, 31, 5353-5363, (2015).
  5. Doudrick, K.,* Chinn, J., Williams, J., Chawla, N., and Rykaczewski, K.,* Rapid Method for Testing Efficacy of Nano-Engineered Coatings for Mitigating Tin Whisker Growth , Microelectronics Reliability, 55, 832-837, (2015).
  6. Sun X., Damle, V.G., Liu, S., and Rykaczewski, K.,* Bioinspired Stimuli-Responsive and Antifreeze-Secreting Anti-Icing Coatings , Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2, (2015).
  7. Damle, V.G., Tummala, A., Chandrashekar, S., Kido, C., Roopesh, A., Sun, X., Doudrick, K., Chinn, J., Lee, J.R., Burgin, T.P., and Rykaczewski, K.,* ‘Insensitive’ to Touch: Fabric-supported Lubricant-swollen Polymeric Films for Omniphobic Personal Protection Gear, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 7, 4224-4232, (2015).
  8. Liu, S., Sun, X., Hildreth, O.J., and Rykaczewski, K.,* Design and Characterization of Single Channel Two-Liquid Capacitor and its Application to Hyperelastic Strain Sensing, Lab on a Chip, 5, 1376-1384, (2015).
  9. Anand, S.,* Rykaczewski, K., Subramanyam, S.B., Beysens, D., Varanasi, K.K., How Droplets Nucleate and Grow on Liquids and Liquid Impregnated Surfaces , Soft Matter, 11, 69-80, (2015).


  1. Holbrook, D.,* Rykaczewski, K.,* and Staymates, M. Dynamics of Silver Nanoparticle Release from Wound Dressings Revealed via in situ Nanoscale Imaging , Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, 25, 2481-2489, (2014).
  2. Doudrick, K., Liu, S., Mutunga, E., Klein, K., Damle, V., Varanasi, K.K., and Rykaczewski, K.,*Different Shades of Oxide: from Nanoscale Wetting to Contact Printing of Gallium based Liquid Metals , Langmuir, 30, 6867–6877(2014).
  3. Antoniou, N.,* Rykaczewski, K.,* Uchic, M.* In Situ FIB-SEM Characterization and Manipulation Methods. MRS Bulletin 39, 347, (2014).
  4. Rykaczewski, K.,* Paxson, A.T., Staymates, M., Walker, M.L., Sun, X., Anand, S., Srinivasan, S., McKinley, G.H., Chinn, J., Scott, J.H.J., and Varanasi, K.K.,* Dropwise Condensation of Low Surface Tension Fluids on Omniphobic Surfaces. Scientific Reports 4, 4158, (2014).


  1. Subramanyam Bengaluru S., Rykaczewski, K., Varanasi, K.K., Ice Adhesion on Lubricant-Impregnated Textured Surfaces. Langmuir 29 (44), 13414-13418 (2013)
  2. Pettibone, J.M., Osborn, W.A., Rykaczewski, K., Talin, A.A., Bonevich, J.E., Hudgens J.W., and Allendorf, M., Surface Mediated Assembly of Small, Metastable Gold Nanoclusters. Nanoscale 5(14):6558-66 (2013)
  3. Rykaczewski, K.,* Anand, S., Subramanyam Bengaluru, S., Varanasi, K.K.,* Mechanism of Frost Formation on Lubricant-Impregnated Surfaces. Langmuir , 29 (17), 5230-5238, (2013).
  4. Rykaczewski, K.,* Paxson, A., Anand, S., Chen, X., Wang, Z., Varanasi, K.K.,* Multimode Multidrop Serial Coalescence Effects during Condensation on Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces. Langmuir, 29 (3), 881-891, (2013).
  5. Hildreth, O.J., Rykaczewski, K., Fedorov, A.G., Wong, C.P., A DLVO Model for Catalyst Motion in Metal-assisted Chemical Etching Based upon Controlled Out-of-Plane Rotational Etching and Force-Displacement Measurements. Nanoscale, 5, 961-970, (2013).


  1. Rykaczewski, K.*, Landin, T., Walker, M., Scott, J.H.J., and Varanasi, K.K.*, Direct Imaging of Complex Nanoscale Interfaces involving Solid, Liquid, and Gas Phases. ACS Nano, 6 (10) , 9326–9334, (2012). The article was featured by Nanowerk and MIT News.
  2. Kim, S.K., Kulkarni, D., Rykaczewski, K., Henry, M.R., Tsukruk, V. V., Fedorov, A.G., Fabrication of an ultra-low-resistance Ohmic contact to MWCNT-metal interconnect using graphitized carbon by Electron Beam Induced Deposition, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 99, 1, (2012). The article was featured in Georgia Tech Research News.
  3. Rykaczewski, K.,* Osborn, W.A., Chinn, J., Walker, M., Scott, J.H.J., Chinn, A.M., Jones W., Hao, C., Yao, S, and Wang, Z., How Nanorough is Rough Enough to Make a Surface Superhydrophobic During Condensation?, Soft Matter, (8), 8786-8794, (2012).
  4. Hildreth, O.J., Rykaczewski, K., and Wong, C.P., Participation of Focused Ion Beam Implanted Gallium in Metal-assisted Chemical Etching of Silicon, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 30 (4), 040603 (2012).
  5. Rykaczewski, K.,* Microdroplet Growth Mechanism during Water Condensation on Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Langmuir, 28 (20), 7720-7729 (2012).
  6. Kumar, A., Rajauria, S., Huo, H., Ozsun, O., Rykaczewski, K., Ekinci, K.L., and Kumar J., Surface area enhancement of microcantilevers by femto-second laser irradiation, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 141607 (2012).


  1. Rykaczewski, K.,* Chinn, J., Walker, M., Scott, J.H.J., Chinn, A.M. and Jones W., Dynamics of Nanoparticle Self Assembly into Superhydrophobic Liquid Marbles during Water Condensation, ACS Nano, 5 (12), 9746-9754 (2011).
  2. Rykaczewski, K.,* Scott, J.H.J., Rajauria, S., Chinn, J., Chinn, A.M. and Jones W., Three Dimensional Aspects of Droplet Coalescence During Condensation on Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Soft Matter, 7, 8749-8752 (2011).
  3. Rykaczewski, K.,* Scott, J.H.J., Methodology for Imaging of Nano-to-Microscale Water Condensation on Complex Nanostructures, ACS Nano, 5, (7), 5962-5968, (2011). (Interview with authors also featured in Episode 48 of ACS Nano Podcast).
  4. Henry, M.R., Kim, S.K., Rykaczewski, K., Fedorov, A.G., Inert Gas Jets for Growth Control in Electron Beam Induced Deposition, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 263109, (2011).
  5. Rykaczewski, K.,* Hildreth, O.J., Wong, C.P., Fedorov, A.G, Scott, J.H.J., Guided 3D Catalyst Folding during Metal assisted Chemical Etching of Silicon, Nano Letters, 11 (6), 2369–2374, (2011).
  6. Rykaczewski, K.,* Scott, J.H.J, Fedorov, A.G.  Electron Beam Heating Effects during Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy Imaging of Water Condensation on Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 093106, (2011).
  7. Kulkarni, D., Rykaczewski, K., Singamaneni, S., Kim, S. K., Fedorov, A.G., Tsukruk, V. V., Thermally-Induced Transformations of Amorphous Carbon Nanostructures Fabricated by Electron Beam Induced Deposition, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3, (3) 710-720, (2011).
  8. Rykaczewski, K.,* Hildreth, O.J., Wong, C.P., Fedorov, A.G, Scott, J.H.J., Directed 2D-to-3D Pattern Transfer Method for Controlled Fabrication of Topologically Complex Three-dimensional Nanostructures in Silicon, Advanced Materials, 23 (5), 659-663, (2011). (image from the paper was also submitted to Science as Art competition at spring 2011 MRS meeting and featured in the online newsletter Materials360, Volume 11, Issue 17 in September of 2011). 


  1. Dietz, C., Rykaczewski, K., Fedorov, A.G, Joshi, Y., Visualization of Droplet Departure on a Superhydrophobic Surface and Implications to Heat Transfer Enhancement during Dropwise Condensation. Applied Physics Letters, 97, 033104, (2010).
  2. Rykaczewski, K., Hildred O.J., Kulkarni, D., Henry, M.R., Kim, S.K., Wong, C.P., Tsukruk, V.V., Fedorov, A.G., Maskless and Resist-free Rapid Prototyping of Three-dimensional Structures through Electron Beam Induced Deposition (EBID) of Carbon in Combination with Metal-assisted Chemical Etching (MaCE) of Silicon.  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2 (4), 969-973, (2010).
  3. Rykaczewski, K., Kulkarni, D., Henry, M.R., Kim, S.K., Singamaneni, S., Tsukruk, V. V., Fedorov, A.G., Effect of Electron Beam Induced Deposited (EBID) Carbon Joint Geometry and Material Properties on Electrical Resistance of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube (MWNT)-to-Metal Contact Interface. Nanotechnology, 21, 035202, (2010).

2009 and before

  1. Rykaczewski, K., Henry, M.R., Fedorov, A.G., Electron Beam Induced Deposition (EBID) of Residual Hydrocarbons in the Presence of a Multiwall Carbon Nanotube.  Applied Physics Letters, 95, 113112 (2009). (Also selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology — Volume 20, Issue 13, September 28, 2009).
  2. Rykaczewski, K., Marshall, A., White, W.B., and Fedorov, A., Dynamic Growth of Carbon Nanopillars and Nanorings in Electron Beam Induced Dissociation of Residual Hydrocarbons on Semiconductor Substrate, Ultramicroscopy, 108 (9), (2008).
  3. Karny, M., Rykaczewski, K. P.,  Grzywacz, R. K.,  Batchelder, J. C., Bingham, C. R., Goodin, C., Gross, C. J.,  Hamilton, J. H., Korgul, A.,  Królas, W.,  Liddick, S. N.,  Li, K., Maier, K. H.,  Mazzocchi, C.,  Piechaczek, A.,  Rykaczewski, K.,  Schapira, D.,Simpson, D.,  Tantawy, M. N.,  Winger, J. A.,  Yu, C. H.,  Zganjar, E. F.,  Nikolov, N.,  Dobaczewski, J.,  Kruppa, A. T.,  Nazarewicz, W., Stoitsov, M. V., Shell Structure Beyond the Proton Drip Line Studied via Proton Emission from Deformed 141Ho, Physics Letters B, 664 (1-2), 52-56, (2008).
  4. Fedorov, A., Rykaczewski, K., and White, W., Transport Issues in Focused Electron Beam Chemical Vapor Deposition, Surface and Coatings Technology, 201(22-23), 8808-8812, (2007).
  5. Rykaczewski, K., White, W.B., and Fedorov, A.G., Analysis of Electron Beam Induced Deposition (EBID) of Residual Hydrocarbons in Electron Microscopy, Journal of Applied Physics A, 101 (5), 054307-054319 (2007).
  6. White, W.B., Rykaczewski, K., and Fedorov, A., What Controls Deposition Rate in Electron Beam Chemical Vapor Deposition?, Physical Review Letters, 97(8), 086101-4 (2006) (Also selected for publication in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology — Volume 14, Issue 10, September 4, 2006).
  7. Tantawy, M. N.,  Bingham, C. R.,  Rykaczewski, K. P.,  Batchelder, J. C.,  Królas, W., Danchev, M.,  Fong, D.,  Ginter, T. N.,  Gross, C. J., Grzywacz, R.,  Hagino,  K.,Hamilton, J. H.,  Hartley, D. J., Karny, M.,Li, K., Mazzocchi, C., Piechaczek, A.,Ramayya, A. V.,  Rykaczewski, K., Shapira, D., Stolz, A., Winger, J. A., Yu, C.-H., Zganjar, E. F.Systematics of Isomeric Configurations in N=77 odd-Z Isotones near the Proton Drip Line. Physical Review C, 73(2), (2006).
  8. Krolas, W., Grzywacz, R., Rykaczewski, K. P.,Batchelder, J. C., Bingham, C. R., Gross, C. J., Fong, D., Hamilton, J. H., Hartley, D. J., Hwang, J. K.,Larochelle, Y.,Lewis, T. A., Maier, K. H., McConnell, J. W.,  Piechaczek, A., Ramayya, A. V., Rykaczewski, K., Shapira, D.,  Tantawy, M. N., Winger, J. A., Yu, C.H., Zganjar, E. F., Kruppa,  A. T., Nazarewicz, W., Vertse, T. First Observation of Excited States in Dy-140. Acta Physica Polonica B, 34(4), 2315-2318, (2003).
  9. Krolas, W.,  Grzywacz, R.,  Rykaczewski, K. P., Batchelder, J. C., Bingham, C. R., Gross, C. J.,  Fong, D., Hamilton, J. H., Hartley, D. J., Hwang, J. K., Larochelle, Y., Lewis, T. A.,  Maier, K. H., McConnell, J. W.,  Piechaczek, A., Ramayya, A. V., Rykaczewski, K., Shapira, D., Tantawy, M. N.,  Winger, J. A.,  Yu, C.H., Zganjar, E. F., Kruppa, A. T.,  Nazarewicz, W., Vertse, T. First Observation of the Drip Line Nucleus 140Dy: Identification of a 7 μsK Isomer Populating the Ground State Band. Physical Review C, 65(3), (2002).