2014


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

Featured  in Discovery News
Overcoming the brittleness of glass through bio-inspiration and micro-architecture   M. MirkhalafA. K. Dastjerdi and F. Barthelat. Nature Communications 5:3166 (2014) PDF

Featured  in Nature, Phys.org, ScienceNewsScienceDaily, Materials Today, Scientific American, Wired, American Ceramic Society, Canadian Geographic, CNETSmartPlanet,  Hunffington Post Gizmag, Toronto Sun, LA times, Times of India, Radio Canada, Radio Canada International, DeutshlandRadio, Welt der Physik, The China Post, L'Usine Nouvelle, Science et Avenir, La Recherche



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)

2013

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
2012

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)
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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)

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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)


Conference Presentations


Interlaminar fracture toughness of nacre: a high performance biological composite
A. K. Dastjerdi and F. Barthelat
19th International Conference on Composite Materials July 28- August 2, 2013 (Montreal QC, Canada)

Bio-inspired nacre-like composites via simple, fast and versatile techniques such as doctor blading
M. Mirkhalaf and F. Barthelat
19th International Conference on Composite Materials July 28- August 2, 2013 (Montreal QC, Canada)

Damage accumulation in a fiber reinforced composite for space applications
J. Ajaja and F. Barthelat
19th International Conference on Composite Materials July 28- August 2, 2013 (Montreal QC, Canada)

Toughness Amplification in Natural Composites
R. Rabiei, M. Mirkhalaf and F. Barthelat
4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics July 23-26, 2013 (Montreal QC, Canada)

Overcoming brittleness though bio-inspiration and micro-architecture
M. Mirkhalaf, A. K. Dastjerdi, D. Zhu and F. Barthelat
4th Canadian Conference on Nonlinear Solid Mechanics July 23-26, 2013 (Montreal QC, Canada)

Bioinspiration from the sea: Structure, mechanics and performance of teleost fish scales
D. Zhu, L. Szewciw, F. Vernerey and F. Barthelat. 13th International Conference on Fracture (ICF13) June 16-21, 2013 (Beijing, China) Invited Keynote

A novel digital image correlation procedure for discontinuous displacement fields: Application to fracture
J. Poissant and F. Barthelat.
13th International Conference on Fracture (ICF13) June 16-21, 2013 (Beijing, China) Invited Keynote

Deformation and fracture mechanics in biological and biomimetic staggered composites
F. Barthelat

13th International Conference on Fracture (ICF13)
June 16-21, 2013 (Beijing, China) Invited Keynote


The Cohesive Law and Toughness of Engineering and Natural Adhesives
A. K. Dastjerdi, E. Tan and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference June 3-5, 2013 (Lombard IL, USA)

An improved failure criterion for biological and engineered staggered composites
F. Barthelat, A. K. Dastjerdi and R. Rabiei
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference June 3-5, 2013 (Lombard IL, USA)

Toughness Amplification in Natural Composites
R. Rabiei, A. K. Dastjerdi and F. Barthelat
Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting and Exhibition March 3-7, 2013 (San Antonio TX, USA)

The structure and mechanics of a high-performance armor: fish scales
 D. Zhu, L. Szewciw, F. Vernerey and F. Barthelat
Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting and Exhibition March 3-7, 2013 (San Antonio TX, USA)

Interfacial fracture toughness measurement of soft biological adhesives
A. K. Dastjerdi, M Pagano, M.T. Kaartinen, M. D. McKee and F. Barthelat.
Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting and Exhibition March 3-7, 2013 (San Antonio TX, USA)

The Multiscale Mechanics of Scaled Fish Skin
L. Szewciw, D. Zhu, F. Vernerey and F. Barthelat
Society of Engineering Science 49th Technical Meeting October 10-12, 2012 (Atlanta GA, USA)

A new method to measure the toughness of soft biological interfaces
A. K. Dastjerdi, M Pagano, M.T. Kaartinen, M. D. McKee and F. Barthelat.
Society of Engineering Science 49th Technical Meeting October 10-12, 2012 (Atlanta GA, USA)

Penetration resistance of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) fish skin
L. Szewciw, D. Zhu and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics 12th International Congress & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics June 11-14, 2012 (Costa Mesa CA, USA)

Biomimetic Tapered Fibers for Enhanced Composite Toughness
D. Zhu, H. Humburg and F, Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics 12th International Congress & Exposition on Experimental & Applied Mechanics June 11-14, 2012 (Costa Mesa CA, USA)

Mechanical performance of teleost fish skin L. Szewciw, D. Zhu, and F. Barthelat
51st annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists May 7-11, 2012 (Sackville NB, Canada)

Net shape manufacturing of a novel cermet using self-propagating high temperature synthesis
A. Nabavi, A.Cappozi, S. Goroshin, D. Frost and F. Barthelat. Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting and Exhibition March 11-15, 2012 (Orlando FL, USA)

The multiple toughness amplification of natural composites: The example of nacre
R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat
4th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials & Tissues December 11-15, 2011 (Waikola Beach Resort HI, USA)

Toughness amplification in natural material: structural and scale effects
F. Barthelat
Materials Research Society Fall Meeting Symposium on “Multiscale Mechanics of Hierarchical Materials" November 28 - December 2, 2011 (Boston MA, USA) Invited keynote

Multiscale Characterization of A High-performance Armor: Fish Scales
D. Zhu, L. Szewciw, J. Poissant, F. Vernerey and F. Barthelat
48th Annual Technical Conference, Society of Engineering Sciences October 12-14, 2011 (Evanston IL, USA)

Fabrication, Testing And Modeling Of A Structured Material Inspired From Nacre
D. Zhu and F. Barthelat
48th Annual Technical Conference, Society of Engineering Sciences October 12-14, 2011 (Evanston IL, USA)

Toughness Amplification in Natural Composites S. Bekah, R. Rabiei and F. Barthelat
48th Annual Technical Conference, Society of Engineering Sciences October 12-14, 2011 (Evanston IL, USA)

The Mechanical Performance of a Teleost Fish Scale
D. Zhu, F. Vernerey, and F. Barthelat
International Bionic Engineering Conference September 18, 2011 (Boston MA, USA)

A biomimetic composite duplicating the structure and micromechanics of nacre
F. Barthelat, R. Rabiei and D. Zhu
International Bionic Engineering Conference September 18, 2011 (Boston MA, USA)

Toughness Amplification in Natural Composites
R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat
American Society for Composites 26th Annual Technical Conference September 26-28, 2011 (Montreal QC, Canada)

A biomimetic composite duplicating the structure and micromechanics of nacre
D. Zhu and F. Barthelat
American Society for Composites 26th Annual Technical Conference September 26-28, 2011 (Montreal QC, Canada)

A macroscale biomimetic composite duplicating the deformation mechanisms of nacre
D. Zhu and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 13 - 16, 2011 (Uncasville CT, USA)

The Mechanical Performance of Teleost Fish Scales
D. Zhu, F. Vernerey, and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 13 - 16, 2011 (Uncasville CT, USA)
Winner of the Best Paper Award, Biological Systems and Materials Division

Optimum structures and length scale in biological and bio-inspired composites
S. Bekah, R. Rabiei and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 13 - 16, 2011 (Uncasville CT, USA).

Deformation and fracture mode transition in nacre and bone-like materials
R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat
Materials Research Society Fall Meeting,Symposium on Bioinspired and Biological Materials November 29-December 3, 2010 (Boston MA, USA).

A Macroscale Biomimetic Composite Duplicating the Deformation Mechanisms of Nacre
D. Zhu  and F. Barthelat
Materials Research Society Fall Meeting,Symposium on Bioinspired and Biological Materials November 29-December 3, 2010 (Boston MA, USA).

Deformation and fracture mode transition in nacre and bone-like materials
R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition Nov. 12-18,  2010 (Vancouver BC, Canada)

A Macroscale Biomimetic Composite Duplicating the Deformation Mechanisms of Nacre
F. Barthelat and D. Zhu 
ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition Nov. 12-18,  2010 (Vancouver BC, Canada)

Deformation and failure mode transition in hard biological composites R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting
June 4-7, 2010 (Indianapolis IN, USA)

Applications of the subset splitting digital image correlation (SSDIC) method in fracture mechanics
J. Poissant and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting June 4-7, 2010 (Indianapolis IN, USA) Invited

Micromechanics of fracture in nacre from mollusk shells
F. Barthelat and R. Rabiei
12th international conference on fracture (ICF12) July 12-17, 2009 (Ottawa ON, Canada)
Winner of the Best Paper Award by a young researcher

A Novel Digital Image Correlation Procedure for Discontinuous Displacement Fields
J. Poissant and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting June 1-3, 2009 (Albuquerque NM, USA)

Micromechanics of fracture in sheet and columnar nacre
R. Rabiei and F. Barthelat
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting June 1-3, 2009 (Albuquerque NM, USA)

Multiscale modeling and optimization of gastropod shells
M. Yourdkhani, F. Barthelat and D. Pasini
22nd Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM) 31 May-4 June, 2009 (Halifax NS, Canada)

Structure and Properties of Mineralized Tissues: The Deformation and Fracture of Nacre from Mollusc Shells
F. Barthelat
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Symposium "Biomaterials: Properties, Variation and Evolution" January 6th, 2009 (Boston MA, USA). Invited

Structure, deformation and fracture of different types of nacres
R. Rabiei, S. Bekah and F. Barthelat
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition October 31st - November 6th, 2008 (Boston MA, USA)

The Deformation and Fracture of Nacre-Mother of Pearl
F. Barthelat and R. Rabiei
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 4-6, 2008 (Orlando FL, USA).

The Deformation and Fracture of Nacre-mother of Pearl
F. Barthelat
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition November 11-17, 2007 (Seattle WA, USA) Invited

The Deformation and Fracture of Nacre-Mother of Pearl
F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 4-6, 2007 (Springfield MA, USA).

Mechanical Properties of Nacre Constituents: An Inverse Method Approach
F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa
Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Symposium on Mechanical Properties of Bioinspired and Biological Materials November 29-December 3, 2004 (Boston MA, USA)

Nanoscale Displacement and Strain Measurement
Y. Zhu, F. Barthelat, P.E. Labossiere, N. Moldovan, and H.D. Espinosa
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 2-4, 2003 (Charlotte NC, USA)

Strain Rate Effects in Metallic Cellular Materials S. Lee, F. Barthelat, and H.D. Espinosa
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 2-4, 2003 (Charlotte NC, USA)

Elastic Properties of Nacre Aragonite Tablets
F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 2-4, 2003 (Charlotte NC, USA).

Quasi-static and Dynamic Torsion Testing of Nano-Coatings Using Speckle and High-speed Photography
F. Barthelat, K. Malukhin, and H.D. Espinosa,
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 10-12, 2002 (Milwaukee WI, USA)

Tensile Testing of Abalone Nacre Miniature Specimens Using Microscopy and Speckle Correlation
F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa
Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics June 10-12, 2002 (Milwaukee WI, USA)

Investigation of deformation mechanisms in Abalone Shells from nano to microscales
F. Barthelat and H.D. Espinosa
American Society of Mechanical Engineers International annual congress and exposition, November 17-22, 2002 (New Orleans LA, USA)

High Velocity 3 Point Bending Test Using an Impact Tower
F. Barthelat and H. Lobo
Society of Plastics Engineers Annual Technical Conference May 7-11, 2000 (Orlando FL, USA)

Investigation of the poroelastic Behavior of the rabbit growth plate cartilage
F. Barthelat, D. Fonck and A. L. Lerner
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Bioengineering Conference June 16-20, 1999 (Big Sky MT, USA).








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