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Laura I. Clarke



Professor Clarke received her PhD in physics from the University of Oregon in December 1998. She had a brief postdoctoral position with Dartmouth College and then was a research assistant from 1999 to 2003 at the University of Colorado. She joined the NC State University physics department as an assistant professor in August of 2003.

Her work focuses on sensitive electrical and optical measurements of nanostructured materials. In particular, she is interested in observing low energy molecular motion within self assembled monolayers and polymers, including two-dimensional phase transitions within monolayer films. Another portion of her laboratory studies conductance through nanocomposite systems formed by mixing conducting and insulating materials.

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Enhanced crystallinity of polymer nanofibers without loss of nanofibrous morphology via heterogeneous photothermal annealing
Viswanath, V., Maity, S., Bochinski, J. R., Clarke, L. I., and Gorga, R. E.
Macromolecules   49 ,  9484 (2016)

Effect of constrained annealing on the mechanical properties of electrospun poly(ethylene oxide) webs containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes
Jiaxing Bao, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga
J. Polym. Sci. Part B: Polymer Physics   54 ,  787 (2015)

Unconfined, melt edge electrospinning from multiple, spontaneous, self-organized polymer jets
Q.-Q. Wang, C. K. Curtis, N. M. Thoppey, J. R. Bochinski, R. E. Gorga, and L. I. Clarke
Materials Research Express   1 ,  045304 (2014)

Spatial Temperature Mapping within Polymer Nanocomposites Undergoing Ultrafast Photothermal Heating via Gold Nanorods
S. Maity, W-C. Wu, C. Xu, J. B. Tracy, K. Gundogdu, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke
Nanoscale   6 ,  15236 (2014)

Control of the electric field-polymer solution interaction by utilizing ultra-conductive fluids
N. M. Thoppey, R. E. Gorga, L. I. Clarke, and J. R. Bochinski
Polymer   55 ,  6390 (2014)

Anisotropic Thermal Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites via the Photothermal Effect of Gold Nanorod
S. Maity, K. A. Kozek, W-C. Wu, J. B. Tracy, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke
Particle & Particle Systems Characterization   30 ,  193 (2013)

Maximizing spontaneous jet density and nanofiber quality in unconfined electrospinning: the role of inter-jet interactions
M. P. Roman, N. M. Thoppey, R. E. Gorga, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke
Macromolecules   46 ,  7352 (2013)

Metal nanoparticles acting as light-activated heating elements within composite materials
S. Maity, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke
Adv. Funct. Mater.   22 ,  5259 (2012)

Effect of solution parameters on spontaneous jet formation and throughput in edge electrospinning from a fluid-filled bowl
Nagarajan Thoppey Muthuraman, R. E. Gorga, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke
Macromolecules   45 ,  6527 (2012)

Edge electrospinning for high throughput production of quality nanofibers
N. M. Thoppey, J. R. Bochinski, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga
Nanotechnology   22,  3454303 (2011)

Finite-size effects in nanocomposite thin films and fibers
D. R. Stevens, E. W. Skau, L. N. Downen, M. P. Roman, and L. I. Clarke
Phys. Rev. E   84,  021126 (2011)

Embedded metal nanoparticles as localized heat sources: an alternative processing approach for complex polymeric materials
S. Maity, L. N. Downen, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke
Polymer   52,  1674 (2011)

Morphological, mechanical, and electrical properties as a function of thermal bonding in electrospun nanocomposites
S. Ramaswamy, L. I. Clarke, and R. E. Gorga
Polymer   52,  3183 (2011)