M. Lifson, M-W. Kim, J.R. Greer, & B-J. Kim
Enabling Simultaneous Extreme Ultra Low-k in Stiff, Resilient, and Thermally Stable Nano-Architected Materials
Nano Letters DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b03941 (2017)

A. Maggi, H. Li, & J.R. Greer
Three-dimensional nano-architected scaffolds with tunable stiffness for efficient bone tissue growth
Acta Biomaterialia 63, 294-305 (2017)

L.R. Meza, G. Phlipot, C.M. Portela, A. Maggi, L.C. Montemayor, A. Comella, D.M. Kochmann, & J.R. Greer
Reexamining the mechanical property space of three-dimensional lattice architectures
Acta Materialia 140, 424-432 (2017)

R. Liontas & J.R. Greer
3D nano-architected metallic glass: Size effect suppresses catastrophic failure
Acta Materialia 133, 393-407 (2017)

J.P. Sethna, M.K. Bierbaum, K.A. Dahmen, C.P. Goodrich, J.R. Greer, L.X. Hayden, J.P. Kent-Dobias, E.D. Lee, D.B. Liarte, X. Ni, K.N. Quinn, A. Raju, D.Z. Rocklin, A. Shekhawat, & S. Zapperi
Deformation of Crystals: Connections with Statistical Physics
Annual Review of Materials Research 47 (2017)

X. Ni, S. Papanikolaou, G. Vajente, R.X. Adhikari, & J.R. Greer
Probing Microplasticity in Small-Scale FCC Crystals via Dynamic Mechanical Analysis
Physical Review Letters 118, 15501 (2017)

A. Maggi, J. Allen, T. Desai, & J.R. Greer
Osteogenic cell functionality on 3-dimensional nano-scaffolds with varying stiffness
Extreme Mechanics Letters 13, 1-9 (2017)

D.W. Yee, M.D. Schulz, R.H. Grubbs, & J.R. Greer
Functionalized 3D Architected Materials via Thiol-Michael Addition and Two-Photon Lithography
Advanced Materials DOI: 10.1002/adma.201605293 (2017)

R.B. Figueiredo, S. Sabbaghianrad, A. Giwa, J.R. Greer, & T.G. Langdon
Evidence for exceptional low temperature ductility in polycrystalline magnesium processed by severe plastic deformation
Acta Materialia 122, 322-331 (2017)


C. Xu, Z. Ahmad, A. Aryanfar, V. Viswanathan, & J.R. Greer
Enhanced strength and temperature dependence of mechanical properties of Li at small scales and its implications for Li metal anodes
Proc Nat'l Acad Sciences of the USA 114 (1), 57-61 (2016)

D.Z. Chen, Q. An, W.A. Goddard III, & J.R. Greer
Ordering and dimensional crossovers in metallic glasses and liquids
Physical Review 95024103 (2016)

X. Ni, J.R. Greer, K. Bhattacharya, R.D. James, & X. Chen
Exceptional Resilience of Small-Scale Au30Cu25Zn45 under Cyclic Stress-Induced Phase Transformation
Nano Lett. 16 (12), 7621-7625 (2016)

A.M. Giwa, P.K. Liaw, K.A. Dahmen, & J.R. Greer
Microstructure and small-scale size effects in plasticity of individual phases of Al0.7CoCrFeNi High Entropy alloy
Extreme Mechanics Letters 8, 220-228 (2016)

R. Liontas, M. Jafary-Zadeh, Q. Zeng, Y. Zhang, W.L. Mao, & J.R. Greer
Substantial Tensile Ductility in Sputtered Zr-Ni-Al Nano-Sized Metallic Glass
Acta Materialia 118, 270-285 (2016)

X. Xia, C.V. Di Leo, X.W. Gu, & J.R. Greer
In Situ Lithiation-Delithiation of Mechanically Robust Cu-Si Core-Shell Nanolattices in a Scanning Electron Microscope
ACS Energy Lett. 1, 492-499 (2016)

O.A. Tertuliano & J.R. Greer
The nanocomposite nature of bone drives its strength and damage resistance
Nature Materials DOI: 10.1038/nmat4719 (2016)

G. Vajente, E.A. Quintero, X. Ni, K. Arai, E.K. Gustafson, N.A. Robertson, E.J. Sanchez, J.R. Greer, & R.X. Adhikari
An instrument to measure mechanical up-conversion phenomena in metals in the elastic regime
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 065107 (2016)

V. Giordani, D. Tozier, H. Tan, C.M. Burke, B.M. Gallant, J. Uddin, J.R. Greer, B.D. McCloskey, G.V. Chase, & D. Addison
A Molten Salt Lithium-Oxygen Battery
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 138 (8), 2656-2663 (2016)

L.C. Montemayor, W.H. Wong, Y.-W. Zhang & J.R. Greer
Insensitivity to Flaws Leads to Damage Tolerance in Brittle Architected Meta-Materials
Scientific Reports 6, 20570 (2016)

Z. Aitken, S. Luo, S.N. Reynolds, C. Thaulow, J.R. Greer
Microstructure provides insights into evolutionary design and resilience of Coscinodiscus sp. frustule
Proc Nat'l Acad Sciences of the USA 113 (8), 2017-2022 (2016)
Link to Caltech News Article

S. Luo, C. Eisler, T. Wong, H. Xiao, C. Lin, T. Wu, C. Shen, J. Shieh, C. Tsai, C. Liu, H.A. Atwater, W.A. Goddard III, J. Lee, J.R. Greer
Suppression of surface recombination in CuInSe2 (CIS) thin films via Trioctylphosphine Sulfide (TOP:S) surface passivation
Acta Materialia 106, 171-181 (2016)


J.R. Greer
Materials by design: Using architecture and nanomaterial size effects to attain unexplored properties
Bridge 45(4), 37-44 (2015)

L. Montemayor, V. Chernow, and J.R. Greer
Materials by Design: Using architecture in material design to reach new property spaces
MRS Bulletin (Special issue propelling Innovation) 40, 1122 (2015)

J.T. Uhl, S. Pathak, D. Schorlemmer, X. Liu, R. Swindeman, B.A.W. Brinkman, M. LeBlanc, G. Tsekenis, N. Friedman, R. Behringer, D. Densiov, P. Schall, X. Gu, W.J. Wright, T. Hufnagel, A. Jennings, J.R. Greer, P.K. Liaw, T. Becker, G. Dresen, K.A. Dahmen
Universal Quake Statistics: From Compressed Nanocrystals to Earthquakes
Sci. Rep. Scientific Reports 5, 16493 (2015)

D.Z. Chen, C.Y. Shi, Q. An, Q.S. Zeng, W.L. Mao, W.A. Goddard III, and J.R. Greer
Fractal atomic-level percolation in metallic glasses
Science 349, 1306 (2015)
Link to Caltech News Article

V.F. Chernow, H. Alaeian, J.A. Dionne, and J.R. Greer
Polymer lattices as mechanically tunable 3-dimensional photonic crystals operating in the infrared
Applied Physics Letters 107, 101905 (2015)

L.R. Meza, A.J. Zelhofer, N. Clarke, A.J. Mateos, D.M. Kochmann, and J.R. Greer
Resilient 3D hierarchical architected metamaterials
Proc Nat'l Acad Sciences of the USA 112(37), 11502 (2015)
Link to Caltech News Article

S. Adibi, P.S. Branicio, R. Liontas, D.Z. Chen, J.R. Greer, D.J. Srolovitz, S.P. Joshi
Surface roughness imparts tensile ductility to nanoscale metallic glasses
Extreme Mechanics Letters 5, 88-95 (2015)

S.W. Lee, M.J. Zadeh, D.Z. Chen, Y. Zhang, J.R. Greer
Size Effect Suppresses Brittle Failure in Hollow Cu60Zr40 Metallic Glass Nanolattices Deformed at Cryogenic Temperatures
Nano Letters 15(9), 5673-5681 (2015)

L.C. Montemayor and J.R. Greer
Mechanical Response of Hollow Metallic Nanolattices: Combining Structural and Material Size Effects
J. Appl. Mech. (Special Issue in honor of Alan Needleman’s 70th Birthday Symposium) 82 (2015)

C. Xu, B.M. Gallant, P.U. Wunderlich, T. Lohmann, and J.R. Greer
Three-Dimensional Au Microlattices as Positive Electrodes for Li–O2 Batteries
ACS Nano 9(6), 5876-5883 (2015)

R. Maaß, M. Wraith, J.T. Uhl, J.R. Greer, and K. A. Dahmen
Slip statistics of dislocation avalanches under different loading modes
Physical Review E 91 042403 (2015)

B.M. Gallant , X.W. Gu , D.Z. Chen , J.R. Greer , and N.S. Lewis
Tailoring of Interfacial Mechanical Shear Strength by Surface Chemical Modification of Silicon Microwires Embedded in Nafion Membranes
ACS Nano 9(5), 5143-5153 (2015)

X.W. Gu, and J.R. Greer
Ultra-Strong Architected Cu Meso-lattices
Extreme Mechanics Letters 2, 7-14 (2015)

D.Z. Chen, X.W. Gu, Q.An, W.A. Goddard III, and J.R. Greer
Ductility and work hardening in nano-sized metallic glasses
Applied Physics Letters 106, 061903 (2015)

Z.H. Aitken, H. Fan, J.A. El-Awady, and J.R. Greer
The effect of size, orientation and alloying on the deformation of AZ31 nanopillars
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 76, 208-223 (2015)


L.R. Meza, S. Das, and J.R. Greer
Strong, lightweight, and recoverable three-dimensional ceramic nanolattices
Science 345, 1322-1326 (2014)

X.W. Gu, M. Jafary-Zadeh, D.Z. Chen, Z. Wu,Y.-W. Zhang, D.J. Srolovitz, and J.R. Greer
Mechanisms of Failure in Nanoscale Metallic Glass
Nano Letters 14 5858–5864 (2014)

R. Maaß, P.M. Derlet and J.R. Greer
Independence of slip velocities on applied stress in small crystals
Small 11(3) 341–351 (2015)

R. Liontas, X.W. Gu, E. Fu, Y. Wang, N. Li, N.A. Mara, and J.R. Greer
Effects of helium implantation on the tensile properties and microstructure of Ni73P27 metallic glass nanostructures
Nano Letters 14(9) 5176–5183 (2014)

S. Luo, J.-H. Lee, C.-W. Liu, J.-M. Shieh, C.-H. Shen, T.-T. Wu, D. Jang, J.R. Greer
Strength, Stiffness, and Microstructure of Cu(InGa)Se2 Thin Films Deposited via Sputtering and Co-Evaporation
Applied Physics Letters 105 (2) (2014)

P. Landau, Q. Guo, P. Hosemann, Y. Wang, J.R. Greer
Deformation of as-fabricated and helium implanted 100 nm-diameter iron nano-pillars
Materials Science and Engineering: A 612, 316–325 (2014)

L. Montemayor, L. Meza, J.R. Greer
Design and Fabrication of Hollow Rigid Nanolattices Via Two-Photon Lithography
Advanced Engineering Materials 16 (2), 184-189 (2014)

Julia R. Greer
Perspective: Nanoframe Catalysts
Science 343 (6177), 1319-1320 (2014)

S.-W. Lee, Y. Cheng, I. Ryu and J.R. Greer
Cold-temperature deformation of nano-sized tungsten and niobium as revealed by in-situ nano-mechanical experiments
China Science Letters 57 (4), 652-662 (2014)

H. Ghassemi-Armaki, R. Maaß, S.P. Bhat, S. Sriram, J.R. Greer, K.S. Kumar
Deformation response of ferrite and martensite in a dual-phase steel
Acta Materialia 62 197-211 (2014)


L. Meza and J.R. Greer
Mechanical Characterization of Hollow Ceramic Nanolattices
Journal of Materials Science 49 (6), 2496-2508 (2013)

J. Rys, L. Valdevit, T.A. Schaedler, A.J. Jacobsen, W.B. Carter and J.R. Greer
Fabrication and Deformation of Hollow Metallic Glass Micro-Lattices
Advanced Engineering Materials (DOI: 10.1002/adem.201300454, 2013)

S. Pathak, N. Mohan, E. Decolvenaere, A. Needleman, M. Bedewy, A.J. Hart and J.R. Greer
Local Relative Density Modulates Failure and Strength in Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes
ACS Nano 7 (10), 8593-8604 (2013)

X.W. Gu, Z. Wu, Y.-W. Zhang, D.J. Srolovitz, J.R. Greer
Microstructure versus Flaw: Mechanisms of Failure and Strength in Nanostructures
Nano Letters 13 (11), 5703-5709 (2013)

D. Jang, L.R. Meza, F. Greer, J.R. Greer
Fabrication and deformation of three-dimensional hollow ceramic nanosctructures
Nature Materials 12 (10), 893-898 (2013)

D.Z. Chen, D. Jang, K.M. Guan, Q. An, W.A. Goddard, III, J.R. Greer
Nano-Metallic Glasses: Size Reduction Brings Ductility, Surface State Drives its Extent
Nano Letters 13 (9), 4462-4468 (2013)

S.-W. Lee, L.R. Meza, J.R. Greer
Cryogenic nanoindendation size effect in [001]-oriented face-centered cubic and body-centered cubic single crystals
Applied Physics Letters 103, 101906 (2013)

J.R. Greer
Nanotwinned metals: It's all about imperfections
Nature Materials 12 (8), 689-690 (2013)

R. Maaß, P.M. Derlet, J.R. Greer
Small Scale Plasticity: Insights into Dislocation Avalanche Velocities
Scripta Materialia 69 (8), 586-589 (2013)

Z.H. Aitken, D. Jang, C.R. Weinberger, J.R. Greer
Grain boundary sliding in aluminum nano-bi-crystals deformed at room temperature
Small 10 (1), 100-108 (2014)

P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, S.B. Hutchens, J.R. Greer, B.A. Cola, S. Graham
Buckling-driven delamination of carbon nanotube forests
Applied Physics Letters 102 (22), 223103 (2013)

D. Jang, R. Maaß, G. Wang, P.K. Liaw, J.R. Greer
Fatigue Deformation of Micro-sized Metallic Glasses
Scripta Materialia 68 (10), 773-776 (2013)

Q. Guo, P. Landau, P. Hosemann, Y. Wang, J. R. Greer
Helium Implantation Effects on the Compressive Response of Cu Nano-Pillars
Small 9 (5), 691-696 (2013)

P. Landau, Q. Guo, K. Harrat, J.R. Greer
The Effect of He Implantation on the Tensile Properties and Microstructures of Cu/Fe Nano-Bicrystals
Advanced Functional Materials 23 (10), 1281-1288 (2013)

O. Kovalenko, J.R. Greer, and E. Rabkin
Grain boundary diffusion mechanism in solid start dewetting of thin iron films on sapphire substrates
Acta Materialia 61 (9), 3148-3156 (2013)

Z.X. Wu, Y.W. Zhang, M.H. Jhon, J.R. Greer, D.J. Srolovitz
Nanostructure and surface effects on yield in Cu nanowires
Acta Materialia 61 (6), 1831-1842 (2013)

A.T. Jennings, C.R. Weinberger, S.-W. Lee, Z.H. Aitken, L. Mez, J.R. Greer
Modeling Dislocation Nucleation Strengths in Pristine Metallic Nanowires under Experimental Conditions
Acta Materialia 61 (6), 2244-2259 (2013)

J. Lian, S.-W. Lee, L. Valdevit, M. I. Baskes, and J. R. Greer
Emergence of Film Thickness-Dependent Tensile Modulus in Nanocrystalline Ni Films
Scripta Materialia 68 (5), 261-264 (2013)

S.-W. Lee, A.T. Jennings, and J.R Greer
Emergence of enhanced strengths and Bauschinger effect in conformally passivated copper nanopillars as revealed by dislocation dynamics
Acta Materialia 61 (6), 1872-1885 (2013)


G.J. Tucker, Z.H. Aitken, J.R. Greer, C.R. Weinberger
The mechanical behavior and deformation of bicrystalline nanowires
Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 21 (1), 015004-015022 (2012)

S. Pathak, N. Mohan, P. Pour Shahid Saeed Abadia, S. Graham, B.A. Cola, J.R. Greer
Compressive response of vertically aligned carbon nanotube films gleaned from in situ flat-punch indentations
Journal of Materials Research 28 (7), 984-997 (2012)

X. Wendy Gu, Colleen N. Loynachan, Zhaoxuan Wu, Yong-Wei Zhang, David J.Srolovitz, and Julia R. Greer
Size-Dependent Deformation of Nanocrystalline Pt Nanopillars
Nano Letters 12 (12), 6385-6392 (2012)

J.R. Greer, D. Jang, and X. Wendy Gu
Exploring Deformation Mechanisms in Nanostructured Materials
Journal of Materials 64 (10), 1241-1252 (2012)

A. Needleman, S.B. Hutchens, N. Mohan, J.R. Greer
Deformation of plastically compressible hardening-softening-hardening solids
Acta Mechanica Sinica 28 (4), 1115-1124 (2012)

N. Friedman, A. T. Jennings, G. Tsekenis, J.-Y. Kim, J. T. Uhl, J. R. Greer, and K. A. Dahmen
Statistics of dislocation slip-avalanches in nano-sized single crystals show tuned critical behavior predicted by a simple mean field model
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (9), 095507 (2012)

D. Jang, X. Li, H. Gao, and J.R. Greer
Deformation mechanisms in nanotwinned metal nanopillars
Nature Nanotechnology 7, 594-601 (2012)

C. J. Cho, L. E. O Leary, N.S. Lewis, J.R. Greer
In-situ nano-mechanical measurements of interfacial strength in membrane-embedded chemically functionalized Si microwires in flexible solar cells
Nano Letters. 12 (6), 3296-3301 (2012)

S.B. Hutchens, E. Decolvenaera, S. Pathak, J.R. Greer
Nanoshearing: Collective carbon nanotube micromechanics
Materials Today 15 (3), 127 (2012)

A.T. Jennings, C. Gross, F. Greer, Z.H. Aitken, S.-W. Lee, and J.R. Greer
Higher Compressive Strengths and Bauschinger Effect in Conformally-Passivated Copper Nanopillars
Acta Materialia 60 (8), 3444-3455 (2012)

S.B. Hutchens, A. Needleman, and J.R. Greer
A microstructurally motivated description of the deformation of vertically aligned carbon nanotube structures
Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (12), 121910 (2012)

R. Maaß, L. Meza, B. Gan, S. Tin, J.R. Greer
Ultra-high Strengths of Pristine Ni3Al Nano-Cubes
Small 8 (12), 1869-1875 (2012)

Pathak, S., Lim, E., Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, P., Graham, S., Cola, B., and Greer, J.R.
Higher Recovery and Better Energy Dissipation at Faster Strain Rates in Carbon Nanotube Bundles: an In-Situ Study
ACS Nano 6 (3), 2189-2197 (2012)

Ju-Young Kim, Xun Gu, Matt Wraith, Jonathan T. Uhl, Karin A. Dahmen, Julia R. Greer
Suppression of Catastrophic Failure in Metallic Glass-Polyisoprene Nanolaminate-Containing Nano-Pillars
Advanced Functional Materialsi 22 (9), 1972-1980 (2012)

C. R. Weinberger, A. T. Jennings, K. Kang, J. R. Greer
Atomistic simulations and continuum modeling of dislocation nucleation and strength in gold nanowires
J. Mech. Phys. of Solids 60 (1), 84-103 (2012)

A. Jerusalem, A. Fernandez, A. Kunz, and J.R. Greer
Continuum modeling of dislocation starvation and subsequent nucleation in nano-pillar compressions
Scripta Materialia 66 (2), 93-96 (2012)

A. S. Budiman, G. Lee, M. J. Burek, D. Jang, S. M. J. Han, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, J. R. Greer, T. Y. Tsui
Plasticity of indium nanostructures as revealed by synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction
Mat. Sci. and Eng. A 538, 89-97 (2012)


T. A. Schaedler, A. J. Jacobsen, A. Torrents, A. E. Sorensen, J. Lian, J. R. Greer, L. Valdevit, W. B. Carter
Ultralight Metallic Microlattices
Science 334 (6058), 962-965 (2011)

Q. Guo, J. R. Greer
Compressive properties of interface-containing Cu-Fe nano-pillars
Scripta Materialia 66 (5), 272-275 (2011)

A.T. Jennings and J.R. Greer
Heterogeneous Dislocation Nucleation from Surfaces and Interfaces As Governing Plasticity Mechanism in Nano Scale Metals
special issue of J. Mat. Res. (invited) 26 (22), 2803-2814 (2011)

J.-Y. Kim, D. Jang, and J.R. Greer
Strong and deformable nanolaminates utilizing size-induced homogeneous plasticity of metallic glasses
Adv. Funct. Mater. 21 (23), 4550-4554 (2011)

J. Lian, D. Jang, L. Valdevit, T. Schaedler, A. Jacobsen, W. Barvosa-Carter, J.R. Greer
Catastrophic vs. gradual collapse of thin-walled nanocrystalline Ni hollow cylinders as building blocks of micro-lattice structures
Nano Letters 11 (10), 4118-4125 (2011)

Q. Sun, Q. Guo, X. Yao, L. Xiao, and J.R. Greer
Size effects in strength and plasticity of single crystalline titanium micro-pillars with prismatic slip orientation
Scripta Materialia 65 (6), 473-476 (2011)

A.T. Jennings, J. Li, and J.R. Greer
Emergence of Strain Rate Sensitivity in Cu Nano-Pillars: Transition from Dislocation Multiplication to Dislocation Nucleation
Acta Materialia 59 (14) 5627-5637 (2011)

G. Lee, J.-Y. Kim, M. J. Burek, J. R. Greer, and T. Y. Tsui
Plastic deformation of indium nanostructures
Mat. Sci. and Eng. A 528 (19-20), 6112-6120 (2011)

S.B. Hutchens, A. Needleman, and J.R. Greer
Analysis of uniaxial compression of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 59 (10), 2227-2237 (2011)

A. Kunz, S. Pathak, and J.R. Greer
Compressive properties of bi-crystalline Al nano-pillars
Acta Materialia 59 (11), 4416-4424 (2011)

J.-Y. Kim, D. Jang, J. R. Greer
Crystallographic orientation and size dependence of tension-compression asymmetry in molybdenum nano-pillars
Int. J. Plasticity 28 (1), 46-52 (2011)

L. Valdevit, A. J. Jacobsen, J. R. Greer, W. B. Carter
Protocols for the Optimal Design of Multi-Functional Cellular Structures: From Hypersonics to Micro-Architected Materials.
J. Amer. Ceram. Soc. special issue in honor of Tony Evans, 94 (Supplement s1), s15-s34 (2011)

Jang, D., Cai, W., Greer, J.R.
Influence of Homogeneous Interfaces on the Strength of 500 nm Diameter Cu Nanopillars
Nano Lett. 11 (4), 1743-1746 (2011)

M. Huang, T.A. Pascal, H. Kim, W. A. Goddard, III, and J. R. Greer
Electronic-Mechanical Coupling in Graphene from in situ Nanoindentation Experiments and Multiscale Atomistic Simulations
Nano Lett. 11 (3), 1241-1246 (2011)

J.R. Greer and J. Th. M. De Hosson
Review: Plasticity in small-sized metallic systems: Intrinsic versus extrinsic size effect
Progress in Materials Science 56 (6), 654-724 (2011)

D. Jang and J. R. Greer
Size-induced weakening and grain boundary-assisted deformation in 60 nm grained Ni nanopillars
Scripta Materialia 64 (1), 77-80 (2011)


D. Jang, C. T. Gross, and J. R. Greer
Effects of size on the strength and deformation mechanism in Zr-based metallic glasses
Int. J. Plasticity 27 (6), 858-867 (2011)

A. T. Jennings and J. R. Greer
Tensile deformation of electroplated copper nanopillars
Philosophical Magazine 91 (7), 1108-1120 (2010)

A. Kaul, K. G. Megerian, A. T Jennings, and J. R. Greer
In situ characterization of vertically oriented carbon nanofibers for three-dimensional nano-electro-mechanical device applications
Nanotechnology 21 (31), 315501 (2010)

J. J. Lopez, F. Greer, and J. R. Greer
Enhanced resistance of single-layer graphene to ion bombardment
J. Appl. Phys. 107 (10), 104326 (2010)

S. B. Hutchens, L. J. Hall, and J. R. Greer
In situ Mechanical Testing Reveals Periodic Buckle Nucleation and Propagation in Carbon Nanotube Bundles
Adv. Funct. Mater., 20 (14), 2338-2346 (2010)
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A. T. Jennings, M. J. Burek, and J. R. Greer
Microstructure versus size: Mechanical properties of electroplated single crystalline Cu nanopillars
Physical Review Letters, 104 (13), 135503 (2010)

D. Jang, and J. R. Greer
Transition from a strong-yet-brittle to a stronger-and-ductile state by size reduction of metallic glasses
Nature Materials, 9, 215-219 (2010)
also featured in Nature Research Highlights; Nature 463, 712 (11 February 2010)
and in New Scientist, R&D Magazine, or read the Caltech press release!

G. Lee, J.-Y. Kim, A. S. Budiman, N. Tamura, M. Kunz, K. Chen, M. J. Burek, J. R. Greer, and T.Y. Tsui
Fabrication, Structure, and Mechanical Properties of Indium Nanopillars
Acta Materialia, 58 (4), 1361-1368 (2010)
also featured as the Advanced Light Source Highlight

J.-Y. Kim, D. Jang, and J. R. Greer
Tensile and compressive behavior of tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, and niobium at the nanoscale
Acta Materialia 58 (7), 2355-2363 (2010)


M. J. Burek and J. R. Greer
Fabrication and Microstructure Control of Nanoscale Mechanical Testing Specimens via Electron Beam Lithography and Electroplating
Nano Letters, 10 (1), 69-76 (2009)
***also featured as an Editorial Pick in Science! ISSN 0036-8075 (print), 1095-9203 (online)

J. R. Greer, J.-Y. Kim, and M. J. Burek
In-situ mechanical testing of nano-scale single crystalline nano-pillars
Journal of Materials 61 (12) 19-25 (2009)

J. R. Greer, D. Jang, J.-Y. Kim, and M. J. Burek
Emergence of the mechanical functionality in materials via size reduction
Adv. Func. Materials 19 (18), 2880-6 (2009)

Featured as "Rising Star."
Read interview with Prof. Greer at

J.-Y. Kim and J. R. Greer
Tensile and compressive behavior of gold and molybdenum single crystals at nano-scale.
Acta Materialia 57 (17), 5245-5253 (2009)

S. Brinckmann, J.-Y. Kim, A. Jennings, and J. R. Greer
Effects of Sample Geometry on the Uniaxial Tensile Stress State at the Nanoscale
Int. J. Multiscale Comp. Eng., 7 (3) 187-94 (2009)

Kim, J-Y., Jang, D., Greer, J.R.
Insight into the deformation behavior of niobium single crystals under uniaxial compression and tension at the nanoscale
Scripta Materialia 61 (3), 300-303 (2009)

J. Lian, J.-Y. Kim, J. R. Greer, and J. Wang
Sample Boundary Effect in Nanoindentation of Nano and Microscale Surface Structures
J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 57 (5), 812-827 (2009)


J.-Y. Kim, J.R. Greer
Size-Dependent Mechanical Properties of Molybdenum Nanopillars
Applied Phys. Lett. 93 (10), 101916 (2008)

Brinckmann, S., Kim, J-Y, Greer, J.R.
Fundamental Differences in Mechanical Behavior Between Two Types of Crystals at Nano-scale
Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (15), 155502, (2008)
Also selected for the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology. Apr. 28, 2008

Misra, A., Greer, J.R., Daraio, C.,
Strain Rate Effects in the Mechanical Response of Polymer-Anchored Carbon Nanotube Foams
Advanced Materials, 21 (3), 334-338 (2008)

J.-Y. Kim, S.-K. Kang, J.R. Greer, D. Kwon
Evaluating Plastic Flow Properties by Characterizing Indentation Size Effects Using a Sharp Indenter
Acta Materialia 56 (14), 3338-3343 (2008)

Greer, J.R., Weinberger, C., and Cai, W.
Comparing Strengths of FCC and BCC Sub-micrometer Pillars: Compression Experiments and Dislocation Dynamics Simulations
Mat. Sci. and Eng. A 493 (1-2), 21-25 (2008)


Greer, J.R., George, S., and Herbert, E.
Effective Use of Focused Ion Beam in Investigating Fundamental Mechanical Properties of Metals at the Sub-Micron Scale
Proc. Mat. Res. Soc., 893E, 1, 2007

Greer, J.R. and Street, R. A.
Mechanical Characterization of Solution-Derived Nanoparticle Silver Ink Thin Films
J. Appl. Phys., 101 (10), 103529 (2007)

Nix, W.D., Greer, J.R., Feng, G., Lilleodden, E. T.
Deformation at the Nanometer and Micrometer Length Scales: Effects of Strain Gradients and Dislocation Starvation
Thin Solid Films, 515 (6), 3152-3157 (2007)

Greer, J.R. and Street, R. A.
Thermal Cure Effects on Electrical Performance of Nanoparticle Silver Inks
Acta Materialia, 55 (18), 6345-6349 (2007)


Greer, J.R. and Nix, W.D.
Nanoscale Gold Pillars Strengthened through Dislocation Starvation
Phys. Rev. B, 73 (24), 245410 (2006)

Greer, J.R.
Bridging the Gap between Computational and Experimental Length Scales: a Review on Nano-Scale Plasticity
Rev. Adv. Mat. Sci, 13 (1), 59-70 (2006)

Wang, J., Lian, J., Greer, J.R., Nix, W.D., Kim, K.-S.
Size effect in contact compression of nano- and microscale pyramid structures
Acta Materialia, 54 (15), 3973-3982 (2006)


Greer, J.R., Oliver, W.C., and Nix, W.D.
Size Effects in Mechanical Properties of Gold at the Micron Scale in the Absence of Strain Gradients
Acta Materialia, 53 (6), 1821-1830 (2005)

Greer, J.R. and Nix, W.D.
Size Dependence of Mechanical Properties of Gold at the Sub-Micron Scale
Appl. Phys. A, 80 (8), 1625-1629 (2005)

Group News
Oct. 2017: Congratulations to the now Dr. Xiaoyue Ni, Dr. Eric Luo, Dr. Alessandro Maggi, and Dr. Victoria Chernow for successfully defending their theses.
Jun. 2017: Daryl was selected into the Biotechnology Leadership Predoctoral Program in Micro/Nanomedicine at Caltech that will provide him the opportunity to work at biotech companies via internships! Congratulations, Daryl!
Jun. 2017: Congratulations to Bryce for being the first of his class to pass his candidacy exam!
Jun. 2017: Ryan was recently awarded with a CCE Teaching Assistantship Award granted to the division's most exceptional teaching assistants. Congratulations!
Apr. 2017: The Greer troops present at the MRS Spring 2017 meeting! Adenike, Xiaoxing, and Xuan present talks, and Julia presents in Symposium X. Click here to see a video/write-up of her talk.
Dec. 2016: Chen's new paper in PNAS on properties of small-scale Li is featured on the front page of Caltech news today! See it here!
Dec. 2016: Congratulations to Diandra Almasco (and her mentor Carlos Portela) for winning first place for her SURF poster!
Sep. 2016: Congratulations to Amanda for passing her qualifying exams!
Sep. 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Rachel Liontas on completing her PhD!
Aug. 2016: Congratulations to our newest PhD - Dr. Chen Xu on a successful defense!
May 2016 : Congratulations to Ryan, Max, Mike, Arturo, Carlos, Daryl, Alessandro, and Adenike for passing their candidacy exams!
May 2016 : Congratulations to the now Dr. Lucas Meza and Dr. David Chen on successfully defending both of their dissertations!
Mar. 2016: Check out Julia's new video on CNN!
Mar. 2016: Julia was named as one of fifteen 2016 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellows by the DoD! See it here.
Feb. 2016: Zach and Eric's new PNAS paper is featured in a Caltech news article!
Jan. 2016: See the new NBC-NSF video featuring the Greer group that went live today!
Dec. 2015: Greer troops take MRS by storm, with presentations by David Chen, Viki Chernow, Lauren Montemayor (alum), Julia, and posters by Dylan and Adenike. Adenike also gave a talk at the African MRS after.
Dec. 2015: Special issue of MRS Bulletin with a focus on Innovation comes out, with a featured review article by Viki and Lauren!
Nov. 2015: Julia gives a talk at TEDxManhattanBeach. See the talk here.
Oct. 2015: Congratulations to Dylan for his wonderful talk at the 2015 ECS fall conference and to Xiaoxing for winning the best poster award!