Publications

Journal Articles


A. Yilmaz, M. Utz, Characterisation of oxygen permeation into a microfluidic device for cell culture by in situ NMR spectroscopy, Lab Chip. 16 (2016) 2079–2085

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R.K. Lim, J.W. Pro, M.R. Begley, M. Utz, L.R. Petzold, High-performance simulation of fracture in idealized “brick and mortar” composites using adaptive Monte Carlo minimization on the GPU, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications. 30 (2016) 186–199


G. Finch, A. Yilmaz, M. Utz, An optimised detector for in-situ high-resolution NMR in microfluidic devices, Journal of Magnetic Resonance 262 (2016) 73–80.

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J.W. Pro, R.K. Lim, L.R. Petzold, M. Utz, M.R. Begley, The impact of stochastic microstructures on the macroscopic fracture properties of brick and mortar composites, Extreme Mechanics Letters. 5 (2015) 1–9


J. William Pro, R. Kwei Lim, L.R. Petzold, M. Utz, M.R. Begley, GPU-based simulations of fracture in idealized brick and mortar composites, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 80 (2015) 68–85

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M. Utz, M.H. Levitt, N. Cooper, H. Ulbricht, Visualisation of quantum evolution in the Stern–Gerlach and Rabi experiments, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 17 (2015) 3867–3872

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H. Ryan, A. Smith, M. Utz, Structural shimming for high-resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy in lab-on-a-chip devices, Lab Chip. 14 (2014) 1678–1685

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Q. Huang, H. Oya, O.E. Flouty, C.G. Reddy, M.A. Howard III, G.T. Gillies, M. Utz, Comparison of spinal cord stimulation profiles from intra- and extradural electrode arrangements by finite element modelling, Med Biol Eng Comput. 52 (2014) 531–538

Rachel R Collino, Neil Reilly-Shapiro, Bryant Foresman, Kerui Xu, Marcel Utz, James P Landers, Matthew R Begley, Flow switching in microfluidic networks using passive features and frequency tuning, Lab Chip 13, 3668–3674 (2013)

Oliver Flouty, Hiroyuki Oya, Hiroto Kawasaki, Saul Wilson, Chandan G Reddy, Nicholas D Jeffery, Timothy J Brennan, Katherine N Gibson-Corley, Marcel Utz, George T Gillies, Matthew A Howard III, A new device concept for directly modulating spinal cord pathways: initial in vivo experimental results, Physiol. Measurement 33, 2003 (2013).

S.-H. Song, G.T. Gillies, M.A.I. Howard, B. Kuhnley, M. Utz, Power and signal transmission protocol for a contactless subdural spinal cord stimulation device, Biomedical Microdevices. 15 (2013) 27–36.

V. Badilita, R.C. Meier, N. Spengler, U. Wallrabe, M. Utz, J.G. Korvink, Microscale nuclear magnetic resonance: a tool for soft matter research, Soft Matter. 8 (2012) 10583–10597.

S.H. Song, G.T. Gillies, M.R. Begley, M. Utz, W.C. Broaddus, Inductively coupled microfluidic pressure meter for in vivo monitoring of cerebrospinal fluid shunt function, J Med Eng Technol. 36, 156–162 (2012).


Ryan, H., Song, S.H., Zass, A., Korvink, J.G., Utz, M., Contactless NMR on a Chip, Anal. Chem. 84, 3696–3702 (2012)

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M.R. Begley, N.R. Philips, B.G. Compton, D.V. Wilbrink, R.O. Ritchie, M. Utz, Micromechanical models to guide the development of synthetic “brick and mortar” composites, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 60 (2012) 1545–1560.


D.C. Leslie, J. Li, B.C. Strachan, M.R. Begley, D. Finkler, L.A.L. Bazydlo, Barker N., Utz, M. and Landers J., New Detection Modality for Label-Free Quantification of DNA in Biological Samples via Superparamagnetic Bead Aggregation, J Am Chem Soc. (2012) 120316164851000

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Utz, M. and Prudnikova, K, Electromechanical Equilibrium Properties of Poly(acrylic acid / acrylamide) Hydrogels, Macromolecules, 45, 1041–1045 (2012)

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Oya, H., Reddy, C. G., Dahdaleh, N. S., Wilson, S., Howard III, M. A., Jeffery, N. D., Utz, M., and Gillies, G. T., Applier Tool for Intradural Spinal Cord Implants, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 36, 169–173 (2012)

Song, S.-H., Gillies, G. T., Begley, M. R., Utz, M., and Broaddus, W. C., Inductively Coupled Microfluidic Pressure Meter for In-Vivo Monitoring of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Function, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 36, 156–162 (2012)

Wilson, S., Howard III, M. A., Rossen, J. D., Brennan, T. J., Dalm, B. D., Dahdaleh, N. S., Utz, M., and Gillies, G. T., Pulsatile Spinal Cord Surrogate for Intradural Neuromodulation Studies, Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 36, 22–25 (2011)

Suman A. Luthra, Marcel Utz, Eric M. Gorman, Michael J. Pikal, Eric J. Munson and Joseph W. Lubach, Carbon-deuterium rotational-echo double-resonance NMR spectroscopy of lyophilized aspartame formulations, J. Pharm. Sci., 101, 283–290 (2011)

M. A. Howard III, M. Utz, T. J. Brennan, B. D. Dalm, S Viljoen, J. K. Kanwal, and G. T. Gillies, Biophysical attributes of an in vitro spinal cord surrogate for use in developing an intradural neuromodulation system, J. Appl. Phys., 110, 074701 (2011)

M. A. Howard III, M. Utz, T. J. Brennan, B. D. Dalm, S Viljoen, N. D. Jeffrey, and G. T. Gillies, Intradural approach to selective stimulation in the spinal cord for treatment of intractable pain: design principles and wireless protocol, J. Appl. Phys., 110, 044702 (2011)

M. Utz, H. Haj-Hariri, and M. R. Begley, Microfluidic Waves, Lab on a Chip, 11, 3846–3854 (2011)

M. Utz and J. Landers, Magnetic Resonance and Microfluidics, Science 330, 1056-1058 (2010)

D. V. Wilbrink, M. Utz, R. O. Ritchie, and M. R. Begley, Scaling of strength and ductility in bio-inspired brick and mortar composites, Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 193701 (2010)

L. Huang, E. Seker, J. P. Landers, M. R. Begley, and M. Utz, Molecular Interactions in Surface-Assembled Monolayers of Short Double-Stranded DNA, Langmuir 26, 11574–11580 (2010)

A. Fiumefreddo and M. Utz, Bulk Streaming Potential in Poly(acrylic acid)/ Poly(acrylamide) Hydrogels, Macromolecules 43, 5814-5819 (2010)

K. Prudnikova and M. Utz, Electromechanical Characterization of Polyelectrolyte Gels by Indentation, Macromolecules 43, 511-517 (2010)

M.R. Begley, M. Utz, D. C. Leslie, H. Haj-Hariri, J. P. Landers, and H. Bart-Smith, Periodic Response of fluidic networks with passive deformable features, App. Phys. Lett., 95, 203501 (2009)

O. Scott, Hilary Bart-Smith, Matthew Begley, and Marcel Utz, Fracture of nanoscale copper films on elastomer substrates, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95 231914 (2009)

E. Seker, D. Leslie, H. Haj-Hariri, J. P. Landers, M. Utz, M. R. Begley, Nonlinear pressure-flow relationships for passive microfluidic valves, Lab on a Chip , 9, 2691-2697 (2009)

Sang-Yong Yu, Marcel Utz, and Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos, Enrichment Mechanism of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Surfactant Amines, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 131, 6775-6784 (2009)

Leslie, D.C., Easley, C.J., Seker, E., Karlinsey, J.M., Utz, M., Begley, M.R., Landers, J.P., Frequency-specific flow control in microfluidic circuits with passive elastomeric features, Nature Physics 5, 231-235 (2009)

M. Utz, R. Monazami, Nuclear magnetic resonance in microfluidic environments using inductively coupled radiofrequency resonators , J. Magn. Reson. 198, 132-136 (2009)

S. Luthra, M. J. Pikal, M. Utz, I. A. Hodge, Correlation of Annealing with Chemical Stability in Lyophilized Pharmaceutical Glasses , J. Pharm. Sci. 97, 5240-5251 (2008)

S. Luthra, M. J. Pikal, M. Utz, Solid state (13)C NMR investigation of impact of annealing in lyophilized glasses. , J. Pharm. Sci. 97, 4336-4346 (2008)

E. Seker, M. Reed, M. Utz, M. Begley, Flexible and conductive bilayer membranes of nanoporous gold and silicone: Synthesis and characterization, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 15410 (2008)

E. Seker, M. Begley, M. Reed, M. Utz, Kinetics of capillary wetting in nanoporous films in the presence of surface evaporation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 013128 (2008)

Marcel Utz and Matthew R. Begley, Scaling Theory of Adsorption-Induced Stresses in Polymer Brushes Grafted onto Compliant Structures, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 56, 801-814 (2008)

Matthew R. Begley and Marcel Utz, Multiscale Modeling of Adsorbed Molecules On Freestanding Microfabricated Structures, J. Appl. Mech. 75, 021008 (2008)

Marcel Utz, M. Nandagopal, M. Mathai, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, Characterization of molecular disorder in vapor-deposited thin films of aluminum tris quinoline-8-olate by one-dimensional 27Al NMR under magic angle spinning, J. Chem. Phys. 124, 034705 (2006)

Magesh Nandagopal and Marcel Utz, Quantification of Global Orientational Order in Organic Solids by Magic Angle Spinning Deuterium NMR with Rotor Synchronization , J. Chem. Phys., 123, 244505 (2005)

Jianjun Miao, Guoqiang Xu, Lei Zhu, Tian Lu, Kathryn E. Uhrich, Carlos A. Aliva-Orta, Benjamin S. Hsiao, and Marcel Utz, Chain-Folding and Overall Molecular Conformation in a Novel Amphiphilic Starlike Macromolecule , Macromolecules, 38, 7074–7082 (2005)

Matthew R. Begley, Marcel Utz, and Uday Komaragiri, Chemo-Mechanical Interactions Between Adsorbed Molecules and Thin Elastic Films, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 53, 2119–2140 (2005)

M. Utz, Q. Peng, M. Nandagopal, Athermal Simulation of Plastic Deformation in Glassy Solids at Constant Pressure, J. Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 42, 2057–2065 (2004)

M. Utz, M. Nandagopal, M. Mathai, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, Characterization of Isomers in aluminum tris (quinoline-8-olate) by one-dimensional 27Al nuclear magnetic resonance under magic angle spinning, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4023 (2003)

J. Ho, L. Govaert, and M. Utz, Plastic Deformation of Glassy Polymers: Correlation between Shear Activation Volume and Entanglement Density, Macromolecules 36, 7398–7404 (2003)

M. Utz, C. Chen, M. Morton and F. Papadimitrakopoulos, Ligand Exchange Dyanmics in Alq3: A Solution State NMR Study, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 1371 (2003)

M. Nandagopal and M. Utz, Thermal versus deformation-induced relaxation in a glass-forming fluid, J. Chem. Phys. 118, 8373 (2003)

M. G. Rozman and M. Utz, Uniqueness of Reconstruction of Multiphase Morphologies from Two-Point Correlation Functions, Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, 135501 (2002)

M. Utz, F. H. Stillinger, and P. G. Debenedetti, Isotropic Tensile Strength of Molecular Glasses, J. Chem. Phys., 114, 10049 (2001)

M. G. Rozman and M. Utz, Efficient Reconstruction of Multiphase Morphologies from Correlation Functions, Phys. Rev. E 63, 066701 (2001)

M. Utz, P. Robyr, and U. W. Suter, Solid state NMR investigation of the structural consequences of plastic deformation in poly(carbonate). II. Local orientational order, Macromolecules 33, 6808–6814 (2000)

M. Utz, P. G. Debenedetti, and F. H. Stillinger, Atomistic Simulation of Aging and Rejuvenation in Glasses, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 1471–1474 (2000)

M. Utz, A. S. Atallah, P. Robyr, A. H. Widmann, R. R. Ernst, and U. W. Suter, Solid state NMR investigation of the structural consequences of plastic deformation in poly(carbonate). I. Global orientational order, Macromolecules 32, 6191–6205 (1999)

M. Utz, Measurement of structural distribution functions in disordered systems: a general approach for sensitivity estimation, J. Chem. Phys. 109, 6110–6124 (1998)

P. Robyr, M. Utz, Z. Gan, C. Scheurer, M. Tomaselli, U. W. Suter, and R. R. Ernst, Orientation of the chemical-shielding anisotropy tensor of the carbonate carbon in diphenyl carbonate and its consequences for NMR studies on poly(carbonate), Macromolecules 31, 5818–5822 (1998)

M. Utz, J. Eisenegger, U.W. Suter, and R. R. Ernst, Determination of Orientational Anisotropy in Glassy Solids by 2D Dipolar Spectra with Sample Flipping, J. Magn. Reson. 128, 217–227 (1997)

M. Utz, M. Tomaselli, R. R. Ernst, and U.W. Suter, Orientation of Molecular Segments by Plastic-Deformation of Glassy Polycarbonate, Macromolecules 29, 2909–2915 (1996)

H. Simka, M. Hierlemann, M. Utz, and K. F. Jensen, Computational Chemistry Predictions of Kinetics and Major Reaction Pathways for Germane Gas-Phase Reactions, J. Electrochem. Soc. 143, 2646–2654 (1996)

M. Hierlemann, H. Simka, K. F. Jensen, and M. Utz, Kinetic Modeling of the Gas-Phase Decomposition of Germane by Computational Chemistry Techniques, J. Phys. IV 5, 71–77 (1995)

Patents

Matthew HOWARD, Timothy BRENNAN, Brian DALM, Marcel UTZ, George GILLIES, Steven SCOTT, Randall S NELSON, Robert SHURIG, REMOTELY CONTROLLED AND/OR LATERALLY SUPPORTED DEVICES FOR DIRECT SPINAL CORD STIMULATION, WO Patent, WO/2012/065125 (2012)

Marcel UTZ, George GILLIES, Matthew BEGLEY, William BROADDUS, John JANE, METERS FOR IN-VIVO MONITORING, WO Patent 2,011,160,080, (2011)

Marcel Utz, George T Gillies, William Broaddus, John A Jane, Matthew R Begley, Meters for in-vivo monitoring, US Patent application 13/704,782 (2011)

Matthew R Begley, James P Landers, Jerome P Ferrance, Ling Huang, Michael H Jones, Marcel Utz, Scott Barker, Microdevices for chemical sensing and chemical actuation, WO Patent WO/2007/030240 (2007)

Matthew R Begley, James P Landers, Jerome P Ferrance, Ling Huang, Michael H Jones, Marcel Utz, Scott Barker, Microdevices for chemical sensing and chemical actuation, US Patent application 11989794 (2006)

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers

Rachael Greenhalgh, G. Finch, M. Utz, Towards High-Resolution NMR in Droplet Microfluidics, MicroTAS Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland (2016)

Graeme Finch, M. Utz, Protein NMR On A Chip, MicroTAS Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland (2016)

Marcel Utz, Ali Yilmaz, Microfluidic platform for NMR metabolomics of mammalian cells under hypoxic and normoxic conditions, MicroTAS Proceedings, Dublin, Ireland (2016)

Marcel Utz, G. Finch, C. Vallance, A. Yilmaz, NMR-compatible platform for culture of human cells under normoxic conditions, MicroTAS Proceedings, Gyenongju, Korea (2015)

Marcel Utz, G. Finch, C. Vallance, A. Smith, In-situ NMR metabolomics of microfluidic cell cultures, MicroTAS Proceedings, San Antonio, Texas, (2014)

Herbert Ryan, James P. Landers, Matthew R. Begley, and Marcel Utz, High-resolution NMR spectroscopy on a chip by structural compensation of magnetic susceptibility mismatch, MicroTAS Proceedings, Okinawa, Japan (2012)

Herbert Ryan, Suk-Heung Song, Kyle Lamson, Jonathan Elliot, Anja Zaß, Kailiang Wang, Jan Korvink, Michael Reed, James Landers, and Marcel Utz, Metabolic NMR on a chip by inductive coupling, MicroTAS Proceedings, Seattle, WA (2011)

M. Utz, K. Prudnikova, Spatially resolved pressure and flow metering in microfluidic systems using polyelectrolyte hydrogels, MicroTAS Proceedings, Groningen, The Netherlands (2010)

Anja Zaß, Kailiang Wang, Jan Korvink, Michael Reed, James Landers, and Marcel Utz, Metabolomic NMR on a chip using wireless inductive coupling, MicroTAS Proceedings, Groningen, The Netherlands (2010)

M. Utz, H. Haj-Hariri, A. Tabackman, M. R. Begley, Frequency-specific flow control through microfluidic waves, MicroTAS Proceedings, Jeju, Korea (2009)

M. Utz, K. Wang, Wireless NMR on a Chip, MicroTAS Proceedings, Jeju, Korea (2009)

Leslie, D.C., Seker, E., Easley, C.J., Landers, J.P., Utz, M., Begley, M.R., Channel switching and cross-T injection without externally activated valves, MicroTAS Proceedings 1:680, San Diego, CA, October 2008.

Seker, E., Huang, L., Begley, M.R., Bart-Smith, H., Kelly, R.G., Zangari, G., Reed, M.L., Utz, M., Compressive stress accumulation in composite nanoporous gold and silicone bilayer membranes: underlying mechanisms and remedies, MRS Proceedings 1052:DD3.20 (2008)

D.C. Leslie, C.J. Easley, J.P. Landers, M. Utz and M.R. Begley, The Mechanics of Frequency-Specific Microfluidic Networks, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Paris, France (2007).

D.C. Leslie, C.J. Easley, J.P. Landers, M. Utz and M.R. Begley, The Mechanics of Deformable Fluidic Diodes: Implications for Design and Performance, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Miniturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS), Paris, France (2007)

K. Prudnikova and M. Utz, Characterization of Electromechanical Transduction in Polyelectrolyte Gels for Mechanical Sensor Applications, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1006E R0.7 (2007)

M. Utz and M. Nandagopal, Characterization of Isomers in Solid Aluminum tris-(Quinoline-8-olate) by 27 Al NMR , Mat. Res. Symp. Proc. 771, L7.42 (2003)

Marcel Utz, Structure and Dynamics of Amorphous Solids Studied by NMR, Annual Technical National Meeting (ANTEC) of the Society of Plastics Engineers, San Francisco, CA, May 7-9, 2002

M. Nandagopal and M. Utz, Comparison between thermal and deformation-induced relaxation in atomic glasses, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 754 CC4.5.1 (2002)

J. Ho and M. Utz, Plastic Deformation of Glassy Polymers: Correlation between Shear Activation Volume and Entanglement Density, Mat. Res. Symp. Proc. 734 B3.3.1 (2002)

K. Maner, M. Begley, and M. Utz, Investigation of suspended and free-standing polymer films by Nanoindentation, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 778, U5.4 (2003)

Marcel Utz and Michael G. Rozman, Efficient Reconstruction of Multi-Phase Morphologies From Correlation Functions, ACS Fall Meeting, August 2001, Chicago IL

Book Chapters

M. Utz and A. Yilmaz, Waveguides for Micro-Magnetic Resonance; in Micro- and Nanoscale NMR; J. Korvink and J. Anders (eds), Wiley, in press (2017)

M. Utz and K. Prudnikova, Polyelectrolyte Hydrogels as Electromechanical Transducers; in Sensors and Sensing in Engineering and Biology; J. A. Humphrey, F. Barth (eds), Springer, (2010)

M. Utz and M. Nandagopal Determining Structural and Dynamic Distribution Functions from Inhomogeneously Broadened NMR Spectra: The Conjugate Orthogonal Functions Approach; in Modern Magnetic Resonance; G. Webb (ed), Springer (2006)

M. Nandagopal, M. Mathai, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, and M. Utz, Solid and Solution State NMR Spectroscopy of the Organic Semiconductor Aluminum Tris (qunionlin-8-olate); in Modern Magnetic Resonance; G. Webb (ed), Springer (2006)

M. Utz, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Basic Principles and Liquid State Spectroscopy, in Methods of Materials Research, D. Kaufmann et al. (eds.), Wiley Interscience (2004)

M. Utz, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Solid State Spectroscopy, in Methods of Materials Research, D. Kaufmann et al. (eds.), Wiley Interscience (2004)