Marc Miskin's



We're a team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania who build cell sized robots. For example, the background image is a real micrograph of one of our robots next to a paramecium.

Here we'll tell you more about what we're working on now and who we are.


PI: Marc Miskin, ESE, UPenn
T: 215-746-6850

Grad students:

Maya Lassiter 

David Gonzalez-Medrano 

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Electronically integrated mass manufactured microscopic robots
Marc Miskin, A. Cortese, K. Dorsey, E. Esposito, M. Reynolds, Q. Liu, D. Muller, P. McEuen, I. Cohen, Nature, 2020

Atomic layer deposition for membranes, metamaterials, and machines
K. J. Dorsey, T. G. Pearson, E. Esposito, S. Russell, B. Bircan, Y. Han, M. Z. Miskin, D. A. Muller, I. Cohen, P. L. McEuen, Advanced Materials, 2019.

Graphene-based bimorphs for the fabrication of micron-sized, autonomous origami machines.
MZ Miskin, K Dorsey, B Bircan, M Reynolds, P McEuen, I Cohen. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2018.

Measuring and Manipulating Surface Adhesion in Graphene
MZ Miskin, C Sun, I Cohen, W Dichtel, P McEuen. 
Nano Letters, 2017.

Turning statistical physics models into materials design engines.
MZ Miskin, G Khaira, JJ de Pablo, HM Jaeger. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2016.

“The Automated Design of Materials Far From Equilibrium”,
MZ Miskin, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-3-319-24619-2.

Direct observation of particle interactions and clustering in charged granular streams.
V Lee, SR Waitukaitis, MZ Miskin, HM Jaeger, Nature Physics, 2015.

Lattice Boltzmann simulations of particle-laden liquid bridges: Effects of volume fraction and wettability.
KW Connington, MZ Miskin, T Lee, HM Jaeger, JF Morris, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2015.

Optimizing a reconfigurable material via evolutionary computation.
S Wilken, MZ Miskin, HM Jaeger, Physical Review E, 2015.

Evolving Design Rules for the Inverse Granular Packing Problem.
MZ Miskin and HM Jaeger, Soft Matter, 2014.

Particle shape effects on the stress response of granular packings.
AG Athanassiadis, MZ Miskin, P Kaplan, N Rodenberg, SH Lee, J Merritt, E Brown, J Amend, H Lipson, HM Jaeger, Soft Matter, 2014.

Self-organization into quantized eigenstates of a classical wave-driven particle.
S Perrard, M Labousse, MZ Miskin, E Fort, Y Couder, Nature Communications, 2014.

Adapting granular materials through artificial evolution.
MZ Miskin and HM Jaeger, Nature Materials, 2013.

Evolutionary pattern design for copolymer directed self-assembly.
J Qin, GS Khaira, Y Su, GP Garner, MZ Miskin, HM Jaeger, J de Pablo, Soft Matter, 2013. 

From nanoscale cohesion to macroscale entanglement: Opportunities for designing granular aggregate behavior by tailoring grain shape and interactions.
HM Jaeger, MZ Miskin, SR Waitukaitis, Powders and Grains Proceedings, 2013.

Droplet formation and scaling in dense suspensions.
MZ Miskin and HM Jaeger, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, 2012.

Statistical characterization of the American sector subauroral polarization stream using incoherent scatter radar.
PJ Erickson, F Beroz, and MZ Miskin, Journal of Geophysical Research, 2012.

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