• Impact-resistant nacre-like transparent materials Z. Yin, F. Hannard and Barthelat. Science 364, 1260-1263 (2019) PDF with a Perspective piece by Kyriaki Corinna Datsiou PDF
  • Discrete element models of tooth enamel, a complex three-dimensional biological composite J.W. Pro and F. Barthelat. Acta Biomaterialia 94, 536-552 (2019) PDF
  • Strength and stability in architectured spine-like segmented structures A.Dalaq and F. Barthelat. International Journal of Solids and Structures 171, 146-157 (2019) PDF
  • The fracture mechanics of biological and bioinspired materials  J.W. Pro and F. Barthelat. MRS Bulletin 44 (1), 46-52 (2019) (invited) PDF
  • Fracture mechanics of nacre-like materials using discrete-element models: Effects of microstructure, interfaces and randomness  N.Abid, J.W. Pro and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 124, 350-365 (2019) PDF
  • Toughness by segmentation: fabrication, testing and micromechanics of architectured ceramic panels for impact applications  M.Mirkhalaf, A.l Sunesara, B. Ashrafi and F. Barthelat. International Journal of Solids and Structures 158, 52-65 (2019) PDF
  • Disordered Structures in Biology Can Provide Material Properties not Obtained with Precise Hierarchy  R.A. Metzler,  F. Barthelat  and J.J. Wilker. Advanced Functional Materials 1805734 (2018)  PDF
  • Simultaneous improvements of strength and toughness in topologically interlocked ceramics  M.Mirkhalaf, Tao Zhou and F. Barthelat. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(37), 9128-9133 (2018)  PDF
  • Bone toughness at the molecular scale: a model for fracture toughness using crosslinked osteopontin on synthetic and biogenic mineral substrates  S. Cavelier, A.K. Dastjerdi, M.D. McKee and F. Barthelat. Bone 110 (2018) 304–311 PDF
  • Tough and deformable glasses with bioinspired cross-ply architectures Z. Yin, A. Dastjerdi and F. Barthelat. Acta Biomaterialia 75 (2018) 439-450 PDF

  • Discrete-element modeling of nacre-like materials: effects of random microstructures on strain localization and mechanical performance  N. Abid, M. Mirkhalaf and F. Barthelat.Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 112, 385–402 (2018) PDF
  • Bioinspired sutured materials for strength and toughness: Pullout mechanisms and geometric enrichments  I.A. Malik and F. Barthelat. International Journal of Solids and Structures 138 (2018) 118-133 PDF
  • The nonlinear flexural response of a whole teleost fish: contribution of scales  L. Szewciw, D. Zhu and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 76 (2017) 97-103 PDF
  • A comparative study of bio-inspired protective scales using 3D printing and mechanical testing R. Martini, Y. Balit and F. Barthelat. Acta Biomaterialia 55  p360–372 (2017) PDF

  • Bio-inspired “Jigsaw”-like interlocking sutures: Modeling, optimization, 3D printing and testing I.A. Malik, M. Mirkhalaf and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 102, p 224-238 (2017) PDF
  • 3D printing and mechanics of bio-inspired articulated materials and flexible armor M.M. Porter, N. Ravikumar, F. Barthelat and R. Martini. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 73 p114–126 (2017) PDF
  • Mechanical properties of striped bass fish skin: Evidence of an exotendon function of the stratum compactum L. Szewciw and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials  73 p28–37  (2017) PDF
  • Design, 3D printing and testing of architectured materials with bistable interlocks M. Mirkhalaf and F. Barthelat  Extreme Mechanics Letters 11, p 1-7 (2017)  PDF
  • Stretch-and-release fabrication, testing and optimization of a flexible ceramic armor inspired from fish scales R. Martini and F. Barthelat, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 11 066001 (2016)  PDF   Editor's Highlight for 2016

  • Growing a synthetic mollusk shell F. Barthelat, Science 354 (6308), p 32-33 (2016) (Invited perpective) PDF
  • Toughening of thin ceramic plates using bioinspired surface patterns I.A. Malik and F. Barthelat. International Journal of Solids and Structures 97–98 p389–399 (2016) PDF
  • Manufacture and Mechanics of Topologically Interlocked Material Assemblies T. Siegmund, F.Barthelat, R. Cipra, E. Habtour and J. Riddick. Applied Mechanics Reviews 68, p 041401- 1-15  (2016) PDF
  • Stability of hard plates on soft substrates and application to the design of bioinspired segmented armor R. Martini and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 92, p 195-209 (2016) PDF
  • Carving 3D architectures within glass: exploring new strategies to transform the mechanics and performance of materials M. Mirkhalaf, J. Tanguay and F. Barthelat. Extreme Mechanics Letters 7, p 104-113 (2016)  PDF 
  • Structure and mechanics of interfaces in biological materials F. Barthelat, Z. Yin and M.J. Buehler. Nature Reviews Materials 1, 16007 (2016). (invited) PDF
  • Damage accumulation in a carbon fiber fabric reinforced cyanate ester composite subjected to mechanical loading and thermal cycling J. Ajaja and F.Barthelat Composites Part B: Engineering 90 p 523-529 (2016) PDF
  • Nacre-like materials using a simple doctor blading technique: fabrication, testing and modeling M. Mirkhalaf and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 56, p 23–33 (2016) PDF
  • Architectured materials in engineering and biology: fabrication, structure, mechanics and performance F. Barthelat. International Materials Reviews 60(8), p 413-430 (2015) (invited) PDF
  • Teleost fish scales amongst the toughest collagenous materials A.K. Dastjerdi and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 52, p 95-107 (2015) PDF
  • Bio-inspired fabrication and characterization of a synthetic fish skin for soft materials protection N. Funk, M. Vera, L. Szewciw, F. Barthelat, M. Stoykovich and  F. Vernerey. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7, p 5972-83 (2015) PDF Featured in Science
  • A laser engraved glass duplicating the structure, mechanics and performance of natural nacre M. Mirkhalaf and F. Barthelat. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 10 026005 (2015) PDF  Featured article, Editor's Highlight for 2015

  • Self-assembly of millions of microscopic tablets within polymer thin films: a possible pathway towards bio-inspired hybrid materials and coatings  M. Mirkhalaf, C. Barrett and F. Barthelat. RSC Advances  5, p 4780–4787 (2015) PDF 
  • Mechanical properties of chromium–chromium sulfide cermets fabricated by self-propagating high-temperature synthesis  A. Nabavi, S. Goroshin, D.L. Frost and F. Barthelat. Journal of Materials Science  50:3434–3446 (2015) PDF
  • Method for increasing toughness and resistance to impact of material, involves engineering predetermined property of material by introduction of weak interfaces into materials  F. Barthelat, M. MirkhalafA. K. Dastjerdi. Patent Number: CA2883427-A1 US2015274587-A1 (2015)
  • Strain rate hardening: a hidden but critical mechanism for biological composites? R.K. Chintapalli, S. Breton, A.K. Dastjerdi and F. Barthelat. Acta Biomaterialia 10(12) p 5064-73 (2014) PDF
  • Designing nacre-like materials for simultaneous stiffness, strength and toughness: optimum materials, composition, microstructure and size F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 73, p 22-37 (2014) PDF 
  • A novel method for net-shape manufacturing of metal–metal sulfide cermets A. Nabavi, A. Capozzi, S. Goroshin, D.L. Frost and F. Barthelat.Journal of Materials Research 49, p 8095-8106 (2014) PDF
  • Skin and scales of teleost fish: Simple structure but high performance and multiple functions  F. J. Vernerey and F. Barthelat Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 68, p 66-76 (2014) PDF 
  • Fabrication, testing and modeling of a new flexible armor inspired from natural fish scales and osteoderms  R. Chintapalli, M. MirkhalafA. K. Dastjerdi and F. Barthelat. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 9 (2014) 036005  PDF Featured Article, Editor's Highlight for 2014

    Featured  in Discovery News

  • Mechanics of Fish skin: A computational approach for bio-inspired flexible composites  F. Vernerey, K. Musiket and F. Barthelat. International Journal of Solids and Structures 51 (1), pp. 274-283 (2014)  PDF
  • The quest for stiff, strong and tough hybrid materials: an exhaustive exploration  F. Barthelat and M. Mirkhalaf. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10 p. 20130711 (2013) PDF

    Featured in Nature Materials

  • Ultrasonic Phosphate Bonding of Nanoparticles D.C. Bassett, G. Merle, B. Lennox, R. Rabiei, F. Barthelat, L.M. Grover, J.E. Barralet. Advanced Materials 25 (41) , pp. 5953-5958 (2013)
  • Indentation of poroviscoelastic vocal fold tissue using an atomic force microscope H.K. Heris, A.K. Miri, U. Tripathy, F. Barthelat, L. Mongeau".  Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 28 , pp. 383-392 (2013)
  • Insertion Profiles of 4 Headless Compression Screws A. Hart, E.J. Harvey, L.P. Lefebvre, F. Barthelat, R. Rabiei, P. Martineau, Journal of Hand Surgery  38 (9) , pp. 1728-1734 (2013)

  • Direct measurement of the cohesive law of adhesives using a rigid double cantilever beam technique A. K. Dastjerdi, E. Tan and F. Barthelat.  Experimental Mechanics 53(9), pp 1763-1772 (2013) PDF 
  • Puncture resistance of the scaled skin from striped bass: collective mechanisms and inspiration for new flexible armor designs D. Zhu, L. Szewciw, F. Vernerey, and F. Barthelat.Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 24 p. 30-34 (2013) PDF
  • Hierarchical structure, mechanical properties and fabrication of biomimetic biomaterials R Rabiei, A K Dastjerdi, M Mirkhalaf and F Barthelat in Biomimetic biomaterials: Structure and applications A J Ruys, Woodhead Publishing (2013)
  • Biomimetic Hard Materials M.Mirkhalaf, D. Zhu and F. Barthelat in Engineered Biomimicry A. Lakhtakia, R. J. Martin-Palma Eds. Elsevier (2013)
  • Intricate Multiscale Mechanical Behaviors of Natural Fish-Scale Composites D. Zhu, F. Barthelat and F. Vernerey in Handbook of Micromechanics and Nanomechanics S.Li, X. Gao Eds. Pan Stanford Publishing (2013)
  • An improved failure criterion for biological and engineered staggered composites F. Barthelat, A. K. Dastjerdi and R. Rabiei. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 10 p. 20120849 (2013) PDF
  • Science and engineering of natural materials: merging structure and materials F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 19 p. 1-2 (2013) PDF
  • The weak interfaces within tough natural composites: experiments on three types of nacre A. K. Dastjerdi, R. Rabiei and F. Barthelat. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 19 p. 50-60 (2013) PDF

  • The mechanical performance of a biomimetic nanointerface made of multilayered polyelectrolytes S. Cavelier, C. J. Barrett and F. Barthelat. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry (32) p 5380-5389 (2012) invited PDF
  • The micromechanics of biological and biomimetic staggered composites S. Bekah, R. Rabiei and F. Barthelat. Journal of Bionic Engineering 9 (4) p. 446-456 (2012) invited PDF
  • Cohesive behavior of soft biological adhesives: Experiments and modeling A. Khayer Dastjerdi, M. Pagano, M.T. Kaartinen, M.D. McKee and F. Barthelat. Acta Biomaterialia 8 (9) p. 3349-3359 (2012) PDF
  • In-situ mechanical testing of hydrated biological nanofibers using a nanoindenter transducer J. Poissant and F. Barthelat. Experimental Mechanics 52(9) p. 1287-1295 (2012) PDF
  • Effects of Dehydration on the Viscoelastic Properties of Vocal Folds in Large Deformations A.K. Miri, F. Barthelat and L. Mongeau. Journal of Voice 26(6) p. 688-697 (2012) PDF
  • Nacre from mollusk shells: Inspiration for high performance nanocomposites R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat in Natural Polymers, Volume II: Natural Polymer Nanocomposites M.J. John and S. Thomas Eds. Royal Society of Chemistry (2012)
  • Bio-inspired Tapered Fibers for Composites with Superior Toughness H. Humburg, D. Zhu, S. Beznia and F. Barthelat. Composites Science and Technology 72 (9) , p 1012-1019 (2012) PDF
  • Structure and mechanical performance of a “modern” fish scale D. Zhu, C.F. Ortega, R. Motamedi, L. Szewciw, F. Vernerey, and F. Barthelat. Advanced Biomaterials 14 (4) , p B185-B194(2012, Cover) PDF
  • Net shape manufacturing of a novel cermet using self-propagating high temperature synthesis A. Nabavi, A.Cappozi, S. Goroshin, D. and F. Barthelat. TMS Annual Meeting Proceedings (2012)
  • Multiscale Mechanics and Optimization of Gastropod Shells M. Yourdkhani, D. Pasini and F. Barthelat. Journal of Bionic Engineering 8(4) p 357-368 (2011) PDF
  • Structure, Scaling and Performance of Natural Micro- and Nanocomposites S. Bekah, R. Rabiei and F. Barthelat. BioNanoScience 1(1-2) p 53-61 (2011) PDF invited 
  • A Novel Biomimetic Material Duplicating the Structure and Mechanics of Natural Nacre F. Barthelat & D. Zhu. Journal of Materials Research 26(10) p 1203-1215 (2011) PDF
  • Toughness Amplification in Natural Composites F. Barthelat & R. Rabiei. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 59 (2011) p.829-840 PDF
  • Nacre from mollusk shells: a model for high-performance structural materials F. Barthelat. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, Special issue on the biomimetics of aquatic life: applications for engineering (invited paper) 5(3) p. 1-8 (2010) PDF invited, featured article
  • On the Mechanics of FishScale Structures F. Vernerey and F. Barthelat. International Journal of Solids and Structures 47(17): p. 2268-2275 (2010) PDF
  • Failure mode transition in nacre and bone-like materials R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat. Acta Biomaterialia 6 (2010) p. 4081–4089 PDF
  • A Novel Subset Splitting Procedure for Digital Image Correlation on Discontinuous Displacement Fields J. Poissant and F. Barthelat. Experimental Mechanics 50 (3): p. 353-364 (2010) PDF
  • Merger of structure and material in nacre and bone – Perspectives on de novo biomimetic materials H.D. Espinosa, J.E. Rim, F. Barthelat and M.J. Buehler. Progress in Materials Science 54 (8), p 1059-1100 (2009) PDF
  • Micromechanics of fracture in sheet and columnar nacre F. Barthelat and F., Rabiei. Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference (2009)
  • A novel digital image correlation procedure for discontinuous displacement fields J. Poissant and F, Barthelat. Proceedings of the SEM Annual Conference (2009)
2008 and before
  • A Review on the Structure and Mechanical Properties of Mollusk Shells - Perspectives on Synthetic Biomimetic Materials F. Barthelat, J. Rim, and H.D. Espinosa. in Applied Scanning Probe Methods XIII. B. Bhushan and H. Fuchs Eds. Springer, p 1059-1100 (2008) PDF
  • Biomimetics for next generation materials F. Barthelat. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 365, p 2907-2919 (2007) PDF
  • An Experimental Investigation of Deformation and Fracture of Nacre-Mother of Pearl F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa. Experimental Mechanics 47 (3), p 311-324 (2007) PDF
  • An Elasto-Viscoplastic Interface Model for Investigating the Constitutive Behavior of Nacre H. Tang, F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 55 (7), p 1410-1438 (2007). PDF
  • On the mechanics of mother-of-pearl: A key feature in the material hierarchical structure F. Barthelat, H. Tang, P.D. Zavattieri, C.-M. Li and H.D. Espinosa. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 55 (2), p 306-337 (2007). PDF JMPS Top-10 Cited
  • Mechanical Properties of Nacre Constituents and Their Impact on Mechanical Performance F. Barthelat, C.M. Li, C. Comi and H.D. Espinosa. Journal of Materials Research 21 (8), p 1977-1986 (2006). PDF
  • Dynamic Failure of Metallic Pyramidal Truss Core Materials - Experiment and Modeling S. Lee, F. Barthelat, J.W. Hutchinson and H.D. Espinosa. International Journal of Plasticity 22 (11), p 2118-2145 (2006). PDF
  • Deformation Rate Effects on Failure Modes of Open-Cell Al Foams and Textile Cellular Materials S. Lee, F. Barthelat, N. Moldovan, H.D. Espinosa and H.N.G. Wadley. International Journal of Solids and Structures 43 (1), p 53-73 (2006). PDF
  • Mechanics Considerations for Microporous Titanium as an orthopedic implant material S. Thelen, F. Barthelat and L. C. Brinson. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research 69A (4), p 601-610 (2004). PDF
  • Dynamic Torsion Testing of Nanocrystalline Coatings Using High-Speed Photography and Digital Image Correlation F. Barthelat, Z. Wu, B.C. Prorok and H.D. Espinosa. Experimental Mechanics 43 (3), p 331-340 (2003) PDF Hetényi Award
  • Quasi-Static and Dynamic Torsion Testing of Ceramic Micro and Nano-Structured Coating Using Speckle Photography F. Barthelat, K. Malukhin, and H.D. Espinosa in Recent Advances in Experimental Mechanics E.E. Gdoutos, I.M Daniel Eds. Springer (2002)

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