Journal Articles


  1. MB Applegate, MA Brenckle, B Marelli, H Tao, DL Kaplan, FG Omenetto. Silk: A different kind of “fiber optics”. Optics and Photonics News, 25(6), 28-25.

  2. S Kim, B Marelli, MA Brenckle, AN Mitropoulos, ES Gil, K Tsioris, H Tao, DL Kaplan, FG Omenetto. All-water-based electron-beam lithography using silk as a resist. Nature Nanotechnology, 9, 306-310.


  1. J Jin, P Hassanzadeh, G Perrotto, W Sun, MA Brenckle, DL Kaplan, FG Omenetto, M Rolandi. A biomimetic composite from Sslution self-assemby of chitin nanofibers in a silk fibroin matrix. Advanced Materials, 25(32), 4482-4487.

  2.  Brenckle, M. A., Partlow, B., Tao, H., Kaplan, D. L., and Omenetto, F. G. (2013). Interface Control of Semicrystalline Biopolymer Films Through Thermal Reflow. Biomacromolecules 14(7) p 2189-2195.

  3. Brenckle, M. A., Tao, H., Kim, S., Paquette, M.,  Kaplan, D. L., and Omenetto, F. G. (2013). Protein-Protein Nanoimprinting of Silk Fibroin Films. Advanced Materials 25(17), 2409

  4. Li, R., Cheng, H., Su, Y.,  Hwang, S., Yin L.,Tao, H., Brenckle, M. A., Kim, D. H., Omenetto, F. G., Rogers, J. A., and Huang, Y. (2013). An Analytical Model of Reactive Diffusion for Transient Electronics. Advanced Functional Materials 23(24) p. 3106-3114


  1. Tao, H., Kainerstorfer, J. M., Siebert, S. M., Pritchard, E. M., Sassaroli, A., Panilaitis, B., Brenckle, M. A., Amsden, J. J., Levitt, J., Fantini, S., Kaplan, D. L., Omenetto, F., G. (2012). Implantable, multifunctional, bioresorbable optics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (48), 19584-19589

  2. Hwang, S., Tao, H., Kim, D.-H., Cheng, H., Song, J.-K., Rill, E., Brenckle, M. A, Panilaitis, B., Min Won, S., Kim, Y., Song, Y. M., Yu, K. J., Ameen, A., Li, R., Su, Y., Yang, M., Kaplan, D. L., Zakin, M. R., Slepain, M. J., Huang, Y., Omenetto, F. G., Rogers, J. A. (2012). A Physically Transient Form of Silicon Electronics. Science, 337, 1640.

  3. Kojic, N., Pritchard, E. M., Tao, H., Brenckle, M. A., Mondia, J. P., Panilaitis, B., Omenetto, F., Kaplan, D. L. (2012). Focal Infection Treatment using Laser-Mediated Heating of Injectable Silk Hydrogels with Gold Nanoparticles. Advanced Functional Materials, 22(18). 3793-98 
  4. Tao, H., Brenckle, M. A., Yang, M., Zhang, J., Liu, M., Siebert, S.M., Averitt, R. D., Mannoor, M. S., McAlpine, M. C., Rogers, J. A., Kaplan, D. L., and Omenetto, F. G. (2012). Silk-based conformal, adhesive, edible food sensors. Advanced Materials , 24(8), 1067–72.


  1. Tao, H., Chieffo, L. R., Brenckle, M. A., Siebert, S. M., Liu, M., Strikwerda, A. C., Fan, K., Kaplan, D. L., Zhang, X.,Averitt, R. D., and Omenetto, F. G. (2011). Metamaterials on paper as a sensing platform. Advanced Materials, 23(28), 3197–201.


  1. Tao, H., Siebert, S. M., Brenckle, M. A., Averitt, R. D., Cronin-Golomb, M., Kaplan, D. L., & Omenetto, F. G. (2010). Gold nanoparticle-doped biocompatible silk films as a path to implantable thermo-electrically wireless powering devices. Applied Physics Letters, 97(12).


Refereed Conference Papers and Talks

  1. Brenckle, M. A., Tao H., Kim S., Omenetto F. G. (2012). Protein-protein imprinting (PiP): high throughput nanoscale imprinting of silk fibroin films for photonics. Oral Presentation. CLEO 2012, San Jose, CA|
  2. H Tao, S Hwang, M Liu, B Panilaitis, MA Brenckle. Fully Implantable and Resorbable Metamaterials.  Oral Presentation. CLEO: Science and Innovations, 2012. San Jose, CA
  3. H Tao, S Siebert, E Pritchard, A Sassaroli, B Panilaitis, MA Brenckle, et al. Implantable Resorbable Micro-prism Arrays for Real-time Drug Release Monitoring. CLEO: Science and Innovations, 2012. San Jose, CA
  4. Brenckle, M. A., Tao H., Zhang Y., Yang M., Omenetto F. G. (2012). Rapid lamination of multilayer silk fibroin films with controlled protein crystallization. Poster Presentation. BMES 2012, Atlanta, GA
  5. Brenckle, M. A., Tao H., Kim S., Omenetto F. G. (2012). Protein-protein imprinting of silk fibroin films: high throughput nanoscale fabrication for photonic applications. Oral Presentation. MRS Fall Meeting 2012, Boston, MA


  1. Brenckle, M. A (2011). Towards a novel silk-based biosensing platformwith broad biomedical utility: a multifaceted approach. Senior Honors Thesis In Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University