• Augustine T. Zvinavashe, Julie Laurent, Manal Mhada, Hui Sun, Henri Manu Effa Fouda, Doyoon Kim, Salma Mouhib, Lamfeddal Kouisni, Benedetto Marelli, Programmable design of seed coating function induces water-stress tolerance in semi-arid regions, Nature Food, 2021,

  • Augustine T. Zvinavashe, Ilham Mardad, Manal Mhada, Lamfeddal Kouisni, and Benedetto Marelli, Engineering the Plant Microenvironment To Facilitate Plant-Growth-Promoting Microbe Association, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2021,

  • Heyu Yin, Yunteng Cao, Benedetto Marelli, Xiangqun Zeng, Andrew J. Mason, Changyong Cao, Soil Sensors and Plant Wearables for Smart and Precision Agriculture, Advanced Materials, 2021,


  • Guiyin Xu, Haibin Jiang, Myles Stapelberg, Jiawei Zhou, Mengyang Liu, Qing-Jie Li, Yunteng Cao, Rui Gao, Minggang Cai, Jinliang Qiao, Mitchell S Galanek, Weiwei Fan, Weijiang Xue, Benedetto Marelli, Meifang Zhu, and Ju Li, Self-Perpetuating Carbon Foam Microwave Plasma Conversion of Hydrocarbon Wastes into Useful Fuels and Chemicals, Environmental Science & Technology, 2021,

  • Giulia Guidetti, Hui Sun, Alesja Ivanova, Benedetto Marelli, Bruno Frka‐Petesic, Co‐Assembly of Cellulose Nanocrystals and Silk Fibroin into Photonic Cholesteric Films, Advanced Sustainable Systems (2021): 2000272,


  • Doyoon Kim, Yunteng Cao, Dhanushkodi Mariappan, Michael S. Bono Jr., A. John Hart,  Benedetto Marelli, A Microneedle Technology for Sampling and Sensing Bacteria in the Food Supply Chain, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, 2005370.

  • Elisabetta Ruggeri, Doyoon Kim, Yunteng Cao, Silvia Fare, Luigi De Nardo, Benedetto Marelli, A Multilayered Edible Coating to Extend Produce Shelf-life, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2020  ​​          

  • Yunteng Cao, Eugene Lim, Menglong Xu, Jing‐Ke Weng, and Benedetto Marelli, Precision Delivery of Multiscale Payloads to Tissues Specific Targets in Plants, Advanced Science, 2020, 1903551. (Open Access)

  • Zhao Qin, Lingfei Wu, Hui Sun, Siyu Huo, Tengfei Ma, Eugene Lim, Pin-Yu Chen, Benedetto Marelli, Markus J Buehler, Artificial intelligence method to design and fold alpha-helical structural proteins from the primary amino acid sequence, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2020, 36, 100652,

  • Maziar Shah Mohammadi, Ehsan  Rezabeigi, Jason Bertram, Benedetto Marelli, Richard Gendron, Showan N Nazhat, Martin N. Bureau, Poly(D.L-Lactic acid) composite foams containing phosphate glass particles produced via solid-state foaming using CO2 for bone tissue engineering applications, Polymers, 2020, 12: 231, (Open Access)




  •  Augustine T. Zvinavashe, Eugene Lim, Hui Sun, and Benedetto Marelli, A bioinspired approach to engineer seed microenvironment to boost germination and mitigate soil salinity, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2019, 116 (51) 25555-25561,  (Open access)

  • Mario Milazzo, Nicola Contessi Negrini, Stefania Scialla, Benedetto Marelli, Silvia Farè, Serena Danti, Markus J Buehler, Manufacturing Approaches for Hydroxyapatite‐Reinforced Composites, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, 2019, 39, (15) 1903055, 



  • Zhitao Zhou, Shaoqing Zhang, Yunteng Cao, Benedetto Marelli, Xiaoxia Xia, Tiger H Tao, Advanced Materials, 2018, 20 (33) 1706983,



  • Chiara E Ghezzi, Benedetto Marelli, Ilaria Donelli, Antonio Alessandrino, Giuliano Freddi, Showan N Nazhat, Multilayered dense collagen–silk fibroin hybrid: a platform for mesenchymal stem cell differentiation towards chondrogenic and osteogenic lineages, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 2017, 11 (7) 2046-2059,

  • Peter Tseng, Bradley Napier, Siwei Zhao, Alexander N Mitropoulos, Matthew B Applegate, Benedetto Marelli, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Directed assembly of bio-inspired hierarchical materials with controlled nanofibrillar architectures, Nature Nanotechnology, 2017, 12 474–480,

  • Benedetto Marelli, Nereus Patel, Thomas Duggan, Giovanni Perotto, Elijah Shirman, Chunmei Li, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Programming function into mechanical forms by directed assembly of silk bulk materials, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017, 114 (3) 451-456,

  • Chiara E Ghezzi, Benedetto Marelli, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, James L Funderburgh, David L Kaplan, 3D Functional Corneal Stromal Tissue Equivalent Based on Corneal Stromal Stem Cells and Multi-Layered Silk Film Architecture, PlosONE, 2017, e0169504


  • Nan Qin, Shaoqing Zhang, Jianjuan Jiang, Stephanie Gilbert Corder, Zhigang Qian, Zhitao Zhou, Woonsoo Lee, Keyin Liu, Xiaohan Wang, Xinxin Li, Zhifeng Shi, Ying Mao, Hans A Bechtel, Michael C Martin, Xiaoxia Xia, Benedetto Marelli, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Mengkun Liu, Tiger H Tao, Nanoscale probing of electron-regulated structural transitions in silk proteins by near-field IR imaging and nano-spectroscopy, Nature Communications, 2016, 7 13079,

  • Benedetto Marelli, MA Brenckle, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Silk Fibroin as Edible Coating for Perishable Food Preservation, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6 25263,   (Open access)

  • Matthew B Applegate, Benjamin P Partlow, Jeannine Coburn, Benedetto Marelli, Christopher Pirie, Roberto Pineda, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Photocrosslinking of Silk Fibroin Using Riboflavin for Ocular Prostheses, Advanced Materials, 2016, 28 (12) 2417-2420,

  • Alexander N Mitropoulos, Benedetto Marelli, Giovanni Perotto, Jason Amsden, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Towards the fabrication of biohybrid silk fibroin materials: entrapment and preservation of chloroplast organelles in silk fibroin films, RSC Advances, 2016, 6 (76) 72366-72370,

  • Asma Khalid, Alexander N Mitropoulos, Benedetto Marelli, Snjezana Tomljenovic-Hanic, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Doxorubicin loaded nanodiamond-silk spheres for fluorescence tracking and controlled drug release, Biomedical Optics Express, 2016, 7 (1) 132-147,

  • Mark A Brenckle, Benjamin Partlow, Hu Tao, Matthew B Applegate, Andrew Reeves, Mark Paquette, Benedetto Marelli, David L Kaplan, Fiorenzo G Omenetto, Methods and Applications of Multilayer Silk Fibroin Laminates Based on Spatially Controlled Welding in Protein Films, Advanced Functional Materials, 2016, 26 (1) 44-50,