overview

The research in our group is organized around three main projects: nanoscale materials and devices, biological surfaces and interfaces and nanotribology,

with the overarching goal of developing custom engineered surfaces and interfaces. This requires obtaining a fundamental (molecular level) understanding of the underlying chemistry and physics of the systems in question to afford rational approaches to test and develop new technologies. In much of our research we employ a range of scanned probe microscopies such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) to probe structure and to manipulate materials at the nanoscale.

selected publications
Academic Articles74
  • Negrito, M., Elinski, M. B., Hawthorne, N., Pedley, M. P., Han, M., Sheldon, M., Espinosa-Marzal, R. M., & Batteas, J. D (2021). Using Patterned Self-Assembled Monolayers to Tune Graphene–Substrate Interactions. Langmuir. 37(33), 9996-10005.
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  • Levine, A. M., He, G., Bu, G., Ramos, P., Wu, F., Soliman, A., ... Braunschweig, A. B (2021). Efficient Free Triplet Generation Follows Singlet Fission in Diketopyrrolopyrrole Polymorphs with Goldilocks Coupling. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 125(22), 12207-12213.
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  • Han, M., Kim, H., Leal, C., Negrito, M., Batteas, J. D., & Espinosa‐Marzal, R. M (2020). Insight into the Electrical Double Layer of Ionic Liquids Revealed through Its Temporal Evolution. Advanced Materials Interfaces. 7(24), 2001313-2001313.
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  • Wu, F., Liu, Z., Hawthorne, N., Chandross, M., Moore, Q., Argibay, N., Curry, J. F., & Batteas, J. D (2020). Formation of Coherent 1H-1T Heterostructures in Single-Layer MoS2 on Au(111).. ACS Nano. 14(12), 16939-16950.
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  • Douglas, L. D., O’Loughlin, T. E., Chalker, C. J., Cool, N., Gupta, S., Batteas, J. D., & Banerjee, S (2020). Three-Dimensional Inverse Opal TiO2 Coatings to Enable the Gliding of Viscous Oils. Energy & Fuels. 34(11), 13606-13613.
Chapters1
  • BATTEAS, J. D., & STARK, R. E (2005). Surface and interfacial studies of plant biopolymers. Molecular Interfacial Phenomena of Polymers and Biopolymers. 580-608. Elsevier.
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Conference Papers49
  • Skiles, S. L., Spear, J., Bergbreiter, D. E., & Batteas, J. D (2014). Environment dependent tunability of surface mechanics in PNIPAM/SiO2 composite films. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 247,
  • Frank, J., Ewers, B., Batteas, J. D., Wheeler, S., & Dunbar, K. R (2014). Extended superstructures developed from supramolecular anion-pi templated metallacycles. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 247,
  • Ewers, B. W., & Batteas, J. D (2014). Giving molecules the squeeze: Self-assembled monolayers as model boundary lubricants in nanoasperity contacts. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 247,
  • Diaz, A., Mosby, B., Mejia, A. F., Batteas, J. D., Cheng, Z., & Clearfield, A (2013). Self-assembled monolayers based upon a zirconium phosphate platform: Improving applicability from drug delivery to thin Janus nanoparticles. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 245,
  • Skiles, S. L., Spear, J., Bergbreiter, D. E., & Batteas, J. D (2013). Tuning the surface mechanics of PNIPAM/SiO2 composite films. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 245,
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
batteas@tamu.edu
First Name
James
Last Name
Batteas
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Chemistry Department; 3255 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3255
USA